15 May 2020.


United States.

(Partially Funded)


International Student Merit Scholarship

The Merit Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis using the following criteria: GPA, SAT/ACT score, TOEFL/IELTS score, Essay, and Letter of Recommendation.  Please see below for a full list of the eligibility requirements and the application process.

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First-time entering freshman and transfer students are welcome to apply.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Arts & communication
  • Health & Behavioral sciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • Natural sciences & Mathematics

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Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

1 year.

The International Student Merit Scholarship is an award for the first year of undergraduate study at the University of Central Arkansas.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Students must have submitted all the documents required for admission and scholarship consideration by the scholarship deadline of May 15th
  • Students must be applying for an undergraduate program of study
  • 3.0 GPA, as calculated by UCA
  • A minimum composite score of 1160 on the SAT or 24 on the ACT. The ACT/SAT test must have been taken within the last five (5) years. UCA school code for the SAT is 6012; UCA school code for the ACT is 0118.
  • Students must meet the English Proficiency minimum scores found here
  • Students must enroll in a minimum of 12 UCA undergraduate credit hours.
The following students are not eligible:
    • Students who are currently or have previously been enrolled at the University of Central Arkansas
    • Students applying for admission into the Intensive English Program
    • Students applying as a Visiting student
    • Students receiving a scholarship award from another UCA department
    • Students applying for a Graduate program

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • The International Student Merit Scholarship is an award of $7,000 for the first year of undergraduate study at the University of Central Arkansas.  The scholarship award is $3,500 for the Fall semester and, pending renewal, $3,500 in the Spring semester

How to Apply

First Step: complete the application here, and upload the required documents to the application.

Documents required for the scholarship (to be uploaded to application):

An essay (250 word maximum) should be written in the English language and should describe the career goals you hope to achieve as a result of your studying at the University of Central Arkansas. DO NOT SUBMIT AN ADMISSION ESSAY AS YOUR SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY.

Letter of Recommendation
One Letter of Recommendation is required from a teacher who knew you well and can speak to your academic performance. The letter should be signed by the teacher and if possible on letterhead.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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