Scholarships

Recent recipients of the Lever Tuition Fellowship (left group), Weber and Ferrell endowed athletic training scholarships (middle), and other MAT Program Scholarships (right).Recent recipients of the Lever Tuition Fellowship (left group), Weber and Ferrell endowed athletic training scholarships (middle), and other MAT Program Scholarships (right).

The University of Arkansas Graduate School and MAT Program have the following potential funding sources.

Chancellor’s Graduate Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship

New out-of-state students will be eligible for an approximately 80% reduction of non-resident graduate career tuition. There is no additional application for this scholarship. As long as you meet the eligibility requirements and have been admitted to our program, it will be applied to your account.

Benjamin Franklin Lever Tuition Fellowship

The Benjamin Franklin Lever Tuition Fellowship is designed to increase diversity within graduate degree programs by providing financial assistance to graduate students from underrepresented groups. Students of underrepresented populations are eligible to apply for the Benjamin Franklin Lever Minority Graduate Student Fellowship. This fellowship pays for all tuition during the graduate study. 

University of Arkansas Athletics Scholarship

All students are typically awarded a $4,400 scholarship during the two-year academic program.  In addition, travel and lodging expenses are typically covered for the Arkansas State Athletic Training Meeting.  Scholarship and travel support are reviewed on an annual basis and are contingent on approval by our university benefactors.  We anticipate that the scholarship and travel support will be renewed and have a long history of this support, but we cannot provide guarantees.

MAT Program Scholarships

The Master of Athletic Training Program provides scholarships to admitted students on an equal basis. Notification of the scholarship awarded to the student will be determined following the review of all application materials by the Athletic Training Program Selection Committee. 

Students are encouraged to apply for second-year scholarships providing further financial assistance:

  • Bill Ferrell Endowed Athletic Training Scholarship: Financial assistance given to five second-year athletic training students based on application scores.
  • Dean Weber Endowed Athletic Training Scholarship: Financial assistance given to one second year selected athletic training student based on application scores.
  • Al Gordon Athletic Training Scholarship: Financial assistance given to one second year selected athletic training student based on application scores.

Additional Funding Opportunities

Academic Common Market

The Academic Common Market is an interstate agreement among Southern states for sharing uncommon academic programs. Participating states are able to make arrangements for their residents who qualify for admission to enroll as in-state students for fee purposes.

The Common Market concept recognizes that it is impractical for every state to attempt development of programs in every field of knowledge. Each Southern state has programs which are not offered in some of the other states and which can accommodate additional students. Through the sharing of such programs, the market assists in eliminating unnecessary duplication and in increasing access to programs which meet the educational needs of the citizens of the South.

To enroll as an Academic Common Market student, you must:

  1. Be accepted for admission into a program to which your state has obtained access for its residents through the Academic Common Market. Applications for admission should be made directly to the institution offering the program.
  2. Obtain certification of residency from the Common Market coordinator for certification information.

Resident Reclassification for Fee Purposes — Native American Exception

Board Policy 520.1 (Revised Jan. 29, 1989) — Native American people in other states belonging to tribes that formerly lived in Arkansas before relocation, and whose names are on the rolls in tribal headquarters, shall be classified as in-state students of Arkansas for tuition and fee purposes on all campuses of the University of Arkansas. Tribes so identified include the Caddo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Delaware, Kickapoo, Osage, Peoria, Quapaw, Shawnee, and Tunica.

Bowie County Exception

Board Policy 520.10 (Adopted November 16, 1984) — In accordance with the reciprocity agreement described in H.C.R. 32, signed by the Governor of Arkansas on February 12, 1965, residents of Texarkana, Texas, and Bowie County, Texas, will be classified as in-state students for university fee purposes at the University of Arkansas.

Applications and appropriate documentation must be received by the Office of the Registrar no later than the fifth-class day of the term for which in-state fee assessment is requested. Applications received after the deadline will be considered for the next term.

Please refer to the Quick Guide to Reclassification of Residency.

Download the petition for Reclassification as an Arkansas Resident for Tuition and Fee Purposes (PDF).