Scholarship deadline April 1

Arkansas students can apply for more than 200 private scholarships through the Arkansas Community Foundation. Monday, April 1, is the deadline to apply for most opportunities. Students can begin their application by visiting

“Post-secondary education is a key to financial stability and opportunity,” said Heather Larkin, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “When Arkansans earn college degrees or professional certificates, they benefit as individuals and we all benefit as a state. The Community Foundation is honored to help connect students with the resources they need to keep learning.”

Each scholarship has its own eligibility criteria; in general, the Community Foundation’s scholarships are for Arkansas students pursuing higher education at two- or four-year colleges or universities, vocational schools or technical training programs. Some scholarships are designated for graduates of a particular high school or those who plan to attend a particular college. Others are based on extracurricular activities or intended college majors. 

In Faulkner County, students are eligible to apply for the: 

Anne Pressly Scholarship 

Toad Suck Daze Challenge Scholarship (March 15 deadline)

Students in the Vilonia School District can apply for these additional scholarships:

Charles and Linda Weaver Scholarship

Phillip Weaver Scholarship

“Funding for these scholarships comes from families, businesses and individuals who want to support higher education and invest in Arkansas students,” said Shelley Mehl, executive director for the Faulkner County affiliate. “These donors determine the size and eligibility criteria for the scholarships they create, and we manage the scholarship process on their behalf.” 

More information is available at