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Purpose of the Program
The scholarship programs below have been established to assist deserving young people, who reside in Arkansas, in their pursuit of higher education at an accredited college or university. These include various scholarships from the ASGA which will be awarded by the Board of Directors of the ASGA. It also includes the Arnold Palmer Scholarships (APS) which are funded by the Arnold and Winnie Palmer Foundation along with five members of The Alotian Club.
Recipients for the APS will be chosen by the ASGA and The First Tee of Central Arkansas.
A scholarship recipient must be:
- Accepted/Enrolled in an accredited college or university for ASGA and APS scholarships.
- For Arnold Palmer and ASGA Scholars-A senior student attending high school in Arkansas or who is a full-time Arkansas resident with a 3.0 GPA or higher, or
- For ASGA Scholars- High school seniors or students currently attending an accredited institution of higher education who has not graduated from a college or university and is not 25 years of age or older.
Responsibility and Criteria for Selection
The committees of the ASGA and The First Tee will select The Arnold Palmer Scholarship award recipients on the basis of character, personality, leadership qualities, scholastic achievement, ability, financial need, and other criteria they deem necessary, including an in-person interview.
Additional ASGA scholarships will be granted in amounts determined by the ASGA and decided on a similar basis, but will not require an in-person interview.
Amount and Payment of Scholarship Awards
Two males and two females will be awarded a one-year Arnold Palmer scholarship of $5,000 each with a $2,500 payment made each semester of the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.
ASGA scholarships are a minimum of $500 and are paid to the student’s educational institution. Awards may be drafted by the student for payment of tuition and fees, on-campus housing and meals, or books and materials purchased through an on-campus bookstore.
Rules for Scholarship Recipients
Scholarship recipients will conduct all negotiations regarding admission to their chosen institution of higher learning. They must be accepted and enrolled during the semester for which the award is granted.
Any delay or acceleration in a student’s normal academic program must be approved by the committee on the basis of a written request from the student.
All requests for transfer must be submitted in writing for approval by the committee.
Scholars are required to furnish, and authorize their institutions to furnish any information the committee deems necessary in the management of this program.
The Arnold Palmer Scholarship is for one year and not renewable, but some of the ASGA scholarships are renewable based on the student maintaining a cumulative 2.75 GPA. Students are required to furnish, and authorize their institution to furnish any information the committee deems necessary in the management of these scholarships.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the online application by May 17, 2024. If unable to do so, applications can be submitted via USPS or express mail. Finalists for the Arnold Palmer Scholarship will undergo an in-person, videotaped interview prior to the announcement of winners.
Typed applications are preferred, though handwritten submissions are allowed.
Prospective applicants are urged to begin working on completing the application requirements as soon as possible.
Students are required to submit all the information required as set forth on the cover page of this application.