Arkansas Academic Challenge
The Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program is a college scholarship plan to promote academic achievement and encourage academically prepared Arkansas high school graduates to enroll in the state's colleges and universities. Award is made based on the applicant's meeting minimum standards with regard to the ACT composite score, grade point average (GPA) in the pre-collegiate core curriculum defined by the State Board of Higher Education, and financial need. See a high school counselor or the Financial Aid Office for more information. Click on the following link for more information on the requirements for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship (requirements). The student can apply online by completing the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship form.
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Rich Mountain Community College cooperates with the Arkansas Rehabilitation Services offices in placing students in approved training programs. Area rehabilitation counselors determine the benefits that students receive from this program. Contact the Arkansas Rehabilitation Counselor (479) 394-3100.
American Indian Center
Rich Mountain Community College cooperates with the American Indian Center offices in placing students in approved degree programs. American Indian Center counselors determine the benefits that students receive from this program. Contact the AIC Office 1-800-441-4513.
Higher Educational Opportunity Grant
The Higher Educational Opportunity Grant is a state funded grant that assist traditional student with their educational expenses. Students that qualify may be awarded up to $2000 annually based on full-time enrollment. The student must be a high school graduate or GED graduate after December 31, 2006. Students apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and completing the Higher Educational Opportunity Grant application on the ADHE website. Students may be enrolled part time to receive funds.
Workforce Improvement Grant
The Workforce Improvement Grant is a state funded grant that assist non-traditional students with their educational expenses. Students that qualify may be granted awards up to $1000 annually. Students must be at least 24 years old. Awards are based on financial need. Students apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Awards are made by the institutions. Students may be enrolled part time. Complete the RMCC Workforce Improvement Grant application and return to the RMCC Financial Aid Office.
Workforce Investment Act
Rich Mountain Community College cooperates with the Workforce Investment Act offices in placing students in approved training programs. Workforce Investment Act determines the eligibility requirements. For more information, contact your local WIA counselor or Educational Opportunity Center.
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Visit the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) website for a complete list of scholarships and grants offered to Arkansas students who plan on attending Arkansas colleges and universities.