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Presidential Scholarship

  • Up to $9,300 in tuition and fees waived!*
  • Renewable for up to 4 consecutive semesters.
  • Easy to qualify!

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Award

The Presidential Scholarship is a waiver of tuition and fees. It is estimated to provide up to $9,300* in tuition and fees over four semesters. The award does not pay for special course fees (e.g., aviation, culinary, occupational therapy, etc.) or books and supplies. Enrollment in summer courses is optional and there are no required minimum credit hours for summer courses to maintain the Presidential Scholarship. All awards are contingent upon available funds.

Eligibility

To qualify for the award, you must:
  • Graduate from an accredited Arkansas high school in the Pulaski Technical College service area of Pulaski, Faulkner, Lonoke or Saline counties. You must enroll at PTC the fall semester immediately after you graduate high school. For example, if you graduate high school in May 2016, you must enroll at PTC for the fall 2016 semester. Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. (Please note that the Presidential Scholarship cannot be applied toward the first summer semester upon graduation from high school.)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Meet the following test score requirements based on your ACT or COMPASS scores:
ACT COMPASS ACCUPLACER
English: 19 Writing: 80 Sentence Skills: 83
Reading: 19 Reading: 83 Reading Comprehension: 78
Math: 21 Algebra: 50 Elementary Algebra: 100

If you have taken the ACT or COMPASS more than once, Pulaski Technical College will accept the highest scores for each section from any of your tests.

Renewal

The Presidential Scholarship is renewable for up to four semesters (Fall/Spring/Summer/Fall/Spring). To renew the Presidential Scholarship each semester, you must:
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Complete 12 or more credit hours each semester
  • Enroll at Pulaski Technical College for consecutive fall and spring semesters (Note: Although students have the option to complete summer courses and receive the President Scholarship, it is not required.)

If you fail to meet the above criteria each semester, you will no longer receive the Presidential Scholarship.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to Pulaski Technical College.
  2. Submit your qualifying test scores as part of the admissions process. If you have taken the ACT or COMPASS more than once, Pulaski Technical College will accept the highest scores for each section from any of your tests.
  3. Complete the online Presidential Scholarship Application.

Deadline

The application deadline is July 1. For recognition at high school graduation, awards ceremonies and other events, apply by May 1.

Summer Courses

The Presidential Scholarship can be applied toward summer courses, once you have completed fall and spring semester. Enrollment in summer courses is optional and there are no required minimum credit hours for summer courses to maintain the Presidential Scholarship.

The Presidential Scholarship cannot be applied toward summer courses following graduation.

Contact

If you have further questions about the Presidential Scholarship, email admissions@pulaskitech.edu.

* Estimated amount of tuition and fees warded is calculated based on current tuition and fees over the courses of 60 credit hours. Exact scholarship award amount will vary by semester. Scholarship will be renewed for up to four semester as long as the student maintains full-time (12 credit hours) enrollment and a 3.0 GPA. While some programs incur additional course fees, these are not covered by the Presidential Scholarship. For information about special course fees, please contact the program division for more information about special course fees.

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