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National Park Community College

School Code:  012105





AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS (Use links below in left column to jump to a detailed description)

Scholarship Information / Deadlines
5. Deadline: April 1, 2014
6. Deadline: April 15, 2014
7. Deadline: April 4, 2014
8. Deadline: April 4, 2014
9. Deadline: April 1, 2014
10. Deadline: July 1, 2014

11. Deadline: April 15, 2014
12. Deadline: April 4, 2014
13. Deadline: March 1, 2014
14. Deadline: March 1, 2014
15. Deadline: March 1, 2014
19. Deadline: April 5, 2013

21. Deadline: April 11, 2014

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National Park Community College has a variety of scholarships available to students: institutional, foundation, and third party scholarships. Each division at NPCC offers a $500 scholarship to their students. You may see the division chairs to inquire about applying for these scholarships. All institutional scholarships are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis until funds are depleted.

NPCC’s Foundation also has a variety of scholarships to offer. Read more about foundation scholarships.  There are many off-campus scholarship benefactors as well.

The best way to find out about up and coming scholarships is to check your student email account. You may contact the Computer Resource Center for more information regarding your email account.

Priority Deadlines:  April 1st for Fall and November 1st for Spring

To apply for NPCC scholarships, print the NPCC Scholarship Application and attach items 1-5 on page 1 before submitting to Matthias Elder.

Available Scholarships are provided as a service of the Financial Aid Office. For more information, contact Matthias Elder in the Financial Aid Office, 2nd floor of the Fisher building, or call 501-760-4264 or email:

Arkansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA) 2014-2015 Scholarship

The AASFAA board will award at least two $500 dollar scholarships to Arkansas students planning to attend member institutions. These are non-renewable awards and will apply to the Fall 2014 semester. To apply, complete the following information attached to this e-mail and mail to the address listed on the application.

Students must be enrolled at least half-time in 2014-2015 in a program that leads to a college degree.

All applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2014. Any application after that date will not be considered. Limit one entry per person. Winners will be selected at a random drawing during the 2014 Spring AASFAA conference.

Download copy of the scholarship application

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AATYC Academic All Star Scholarship

Minimum Qualifications:

Selection Process:

When selecting an Academic All-Star and Alternate, the selection committee will consider:

Consideration may be given, at the committee's discretion, for rigorous coursework, heavy work load, challenging personal circumstances, or overcoming significant obstacles.

Please return the following to the Financial Aid office in the Fisher building:

  1. The attached copy of the application
  2. An essay describing your most meaningful educational experience while attending NPCC. See details under "Next steps" on application.
  3. Two letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Download copy of the scholarship application.

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AAUW Scholarship

American Association of University Women(AAUW) Hot Springs Branch scholarship:

The AAUW has specified that scholarships be awarded to women who are in need of financial assistance, serious students, are enrolled full time(12 hours) and have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 cumulative.

The application should include a personal letter(one page typed) and two letters of recommendation. A copy of GED scores or high school diploma and a copy of college transcripts is required as well. All documentation must be submitted to my office on the 2nd floor by the end of the day on April 4, 2014. Any applications submitted after this date will not be given consideration.

Download copy of the scholarship application

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  AAUW Transfer Scholarship

American Association of University Women(AAUW) Hot Springs Branch scholarship:

The AAUW has specified that scholarships be awarded to women who are in need of financial assistance, serious students, are enrolled full time(12 hours) and have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 cumulative.

This specific scholarship opportunity is for students who are transferring to a four year university for the Fall 2014 semester.

The application should include a personal letter(one page typed) and two letters of recommendation. A copy of GED scores or high school diploma and a copy of college transcripts is required as well. All documentation must be submitted to my office on the 2nd floor by the end of the day on April 4, 2014. Any applications submitted after this date will not be given consideration.

Download copy of the scholarship application

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Emblem Club Scholarship

This scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  It is open to high school and college students that plan to attend NPCC for the Fall 2014 semester. For the scholarship guidelines and application click here. Incomplete applications will not be considered for assistance.

All applications should be returned to the address printed on the application form by April 1.

Garland/ Hot Spring/ Saline County Single Parent Scholarship

Deadlines: Fall July 1       Spring December 1

Garland County Single Parent scholarship application will now be an online application instead of the paper application. You may find the application at After you login to the site, look to the left on the home page and select apply now. Select Garland County, and then "login" to create a user account. Fill out the application completely. Also, you now have the option to upload the three required documents(personal essay, letter of recommendation, college transcript) to your application so they are submitted electronically as well. The application and the required documentation must be submitted on or before the above deadlines in order for consideration to be guaranteed.

Eligibility criteria for this scholarship is as follows:

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Greater Hot Springs Village Kiwanis Club Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2014

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Hot Springs Village is offering a scholarship for students at NPCC and seniors at Fountain Lake High School. The Scholarship is for the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 semesters.

Download copy of the scholarship application.

*It must be mailed to the address listed on the application by April 15, 2014 in order to receive consideration.

Great Lakes STEM Scholarship

To be eligible, a student must:

Be enrolled full-time at a public or private two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.Have a field of study identified in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics department of the college, university, or vocational-technical school they are attending.Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.Demonstrate financial need.

Scholarship applications will be accepted through April 5, 2013, or until 20,000 applications have been received. Finalists will be notified by June 17, 2013.

To apply go to this website.

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WCASHRM Scholarship

Deadline: April 4, 2014

The West Central Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management (WCASHRM) includes more than 85 human resource professionals.  At minimum, WCASHRM sponsors one (1) $500 scholarship to an undergraduate (junior or senior status) or graduate student annually.

The 2014-2015 scholarship is open to any student who meets the following requirements:

The WCASHRM scholarship is awarded to one individual and is based on a variety of factors, including academic performance, demonstrated leadership, human resource related experience and/or extracurricular activities, career goals and overall presentation capabilities. The WCASHRM Scholarship Committee will determine the scholarship recipient based primarily on the above criteria, and will award the scholarship for the student's use toward college costs.

To apply for the scholarship, you must complete the application in full.  If more space is needed than allotted on the application, please feel free to attach additional pages.

In order to be considered, you must submit:

WCASHRM recommends the scholarship be paid directly to the college/university, but can be presented directly to the recipient, if requested.

Mail or e-mail completed applications by April 4, 2014 to:

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Oaklawn Foundation Scholarship

The Oaklawn Foundation Scholarship Committee will award a select number of scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year.  This scholarship is open to Garland County residents only.  The application and grading criteria are attached.  The eligibility requirements are listed below. All parts must be completed fully and sent to the Oaklawn Foundation by March 1st in order to be given consideration.

Scholarship Eligibility:  Any Garland County Resident that is or will be enrolled at any two-year community or technical college or four-year public or private college or university.  The recipient must list their permanent home address as in Garland County for the duration of funding.  Home-schooled students shall only be considered for the scholarship once they are accepted by an accredited college or university.  Priority will be given to students who are seeking higher education in Arkansas over those planning to attend out-of-state schools.

Scholarship Criteria:  Financial need, Community service or school participation, and ability to succeed are the primary factors considered, although none are a determining factor.  Students in adult education or vocational education programs are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Download copy of the scholarship application.  You may also come by my officein the Gerald Fisher Building or visit our website at to receive a copy. 

Please note that the scholarship application must be sent to the address listed on the application and postmarked by March 1, 2014!

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Hot Springs National Park Rotary Club Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2014

The Hot Springs National Park Rotary Club is offering a scholarship to high school seniors and NPCC students for the Fall 2014 semester. Applicants will be judged by the Rotary Scholarship Committee. A personal interview with the committee may be requested. Download a copy of the application is and forward to address below. Scholarship Criteria: Submit two letter of reference with the attached application. One from your high school or college counselor, principal or educator. The second letter from a responsible adult (other than an educator or relative) who knows your character, maturity, and financial need(example: employer, minister, friend of the family). Lastly, submit a copy of your college or high school transcript(high school seniors) along with the two letters of reference. Completed application, letters of reference and transcript should be returned by mail to the Rotarian Committee Member no later than March 1, 2014 at the following address:

Ira Kleinman
P.O. Box 1329-223 Third Street
Hot Springs, AR 71902

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Junior Auxiliary Academic Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2014

The Junior Auxiliary of Hot Springs will be awarding scholarships for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. High school seniors and students attending National Park Community College may apply for this scholarship. The instructions to complete the application are very detail-specific. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the committee.All decisions made by the committee are final.

*Download the application which is a PDF format document.

All applications must be submitted via e-mail to auxiliary member Amanda Bryant at or postmarked by mail to the address listed on the application by March 1st.

If you have specific questions regarding the application please contact Mandy Golleher at or call her at 501-620-2705.

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Rotary Foundation Offers Scholarship Opportunities

The Rotary Foundation offers several scholarship opportunities for individuals wanting to study in another country. These awards include one or two year scholarships for college/university study. Scholarships for either three or six months are offered for those interested in intensive language study. Candidates must have completed at least two years of university or college course work at the time the scholarship period begins or have a secondary school education with employment in a recognized vocation for at least two years. Rotary also offers grants for University Teachers who want to travel abroad to teach at colleges and universities in developing countries. Candidates for these scholarships must be non-Rotarians. For more information, visit or contact Nancy Baxter, The Rotary Foundation Projects Committee/National Park Rotary (501) 620-6615.

Rotary Grants for University Teachers

Rotary Grants for University Teachers provide funds to higher education faculty to travel abroad to teach at colleges and universities in developing countries. The program is intended to build international understanding and foster development while strengthening higher education in low-income countries. The program also aims to establish ties between higher education institutions, leading to the exchange of ideas and information across the globe. The subjects taught by grant recipients must be relevant to the needs of the local population and contribute to the area's socio-economic development . Applications must be made through a local Rotary club. Find club contact information through the Club Locator. Club candidates go on to compete at the district level.

Grant availability depends on local Rotarian contributions to The Rotary Foundation, as well as the programs the district chooses to support. Some districts may not offer Rotary Grants for University Teachers every year. Application deadlines vary, so prospective applicants should contact their local club for this information. Club deadlines for awards will generally be set between 1 March and 15 July.

Suggested timeline See the Application Process for Applicants page in the Ambassadorial Scholarships section for a sample timeline that can also be applied to Rotary Grants for University Teachers.

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must have held a full-time college or university appointment for at least three years but don’t need to have held a specific rank.•
  • The subjects taught must be of practical use to the host country.
  • Applicants’ home and host countries must contain at least one Rotary club.
  • The proposed host institution must be located in a low-income or developing country, as defined by the World Bank.
  • Applicants must be proficient in the language of their prospective host country.
  • Applicants may be Rotarians or non-Rotarians.
  • Awards are not restricted by gender, age, or marital status.

Low-income countries and geographical areas

Recipients of Rotary Grants for University Teachers may use their awards in low-income countries in these regions:

  • East Asia and the Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • South Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

Low-income is defined by the World Bank as gross national income per capita of US$905 or less (as of July 2007).

 For more information, go to

Sallie Mae Scholarship Information

You can find a lot of useful information on their website including financial aid tips and tools Several scholarships will be available in August and in January. Please check online to see if you could qualify!

Women's Chamber of Commerce of Hot Springs Scholarship

The Women's Chamber of Commerce of Hot Springs will be awarding a scholarship to a NPCC student who plans to continue his or her education for at least one additional semester at NPCC.  This scholarship is for $1,000.00.  A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required for all applicants. 

Upon completion, please return to NPCC Financial Aid Office office by April 11, 2014.  It is located in the Gerald Fisher Campus center on the 2nd floor in the Financial Aid Department. 

Download the Scholarship Guidelines and Application.

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