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Governor's Distinguished Scholarship

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

These scholarships are for graduating high school seniors in Arkansas who will enroll full-time as undergraduate students at an eligible public or private college or university in Arkansas in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. To qualify, applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA or an ACT composite score of 32, or a combined SAT score of 1220 (1820 three-score equivalent). Applicants or at least one of their parents must be a bona fide resident of the State of Arkansas for at least the six consecutive months immediately prior to the application deadline. Applicants must demonstrate leadership capabilities and be US citizens or permanent resident aliens.

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Deadline March 1, 2022
Number of Awards Granted1

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Eligibility Requirements

Enrollment Levels
Old SAT2000
New SAT1410
Accredited University Required