Arkansas Academic Challenge

If you wish to read about the various aid programs Arkansas offers, you will find the information on the state website under “Find Money for College”. If you have questions regarding your application process, please feel free to call ADHE (1-800-54-STUDY) or send an email to Please explore as many financial aid and scholarship opportunities as you can.

If you did not apply for the Arkansas Academic Challenge scholarship in time for this year, the application for next year should be available beginning in January and will remain available until the deadline of June 1.  Below are instructions on how to apply for the state of Arkansas scholarships.

How to Apply for scholarships sponsored by the state of Arkansas (available January through June 1st)

To apply you need to complete both the FAFSA and the YOUniversal application. To complete the state application, log on to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website, On the left side of the ADHE main page you find the one (and only) Arkansas sponsored YOUniversal application link. This single online application will be reviewed by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education for all Arkansas scholarships programs, such as the Academic Challenge (Lottery) Scholarship, the Governor’s Scholars Program, and the Go! Grant and more. Make sure to follow all the directions and provide the required documents. Arkansas scholarships also require the completion of the FAFSA. You can complete the FAFSA online at Please have your tax documents available to speed completion.

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Click on the link above to apply now.