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Presidential Scholarship

  • Up to $7,865 in tuition and fees waived!*
  • Renewable for up to 4 consecutive semesters.
  • Easy to qualify!

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The Presidential Scholarship is a waiver of tuition and fees. It is estimated to provide up to $7,865* 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. Any other scholarships that you receive can be used on special fees, books, supplies, and other expenses. Presidential Scholarships are awarded to qualified students until funds are exhausted.


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 or spring semester immediately after you graduate high school. For example, if you graduate high school in May 2015, you must enroll at PTC the for the fall 2015 semester. Or, if you graduate in December 2015, you must enroll at PTC for the spring 2016 semester.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Meet the following test score requirements based on your ACT or COMPASS scores:
English: 19 Writing: 80
Reading: 19 Reading: 83
Math: 21 Algebra: 50

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.


The Presidential Scholarship is renewable for up to four semesters. 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

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.


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

Summer Courses

Students who receive the Presidential Scholarship can apply their scholarship toward summer courses after their freshman year. Enrollment in summer courses is optional and there are no required minimum credit hours for summer courses to maintain the Presidential Scholarship.

To apply your scholarship to the summer term, email sfigueroa@pulaskitech.edu with “SUMMER ENROLLMENT—SCHOLARSHIP” in the subject line and include your full name and PTC Student ID number. Summer notification emails must be received by May 15.


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

* Maximum amount of tuition awarded is calculated based on fall 2014 tuition and fees over the course of 60 credit hours. Students must qualify for the award each semester. Some programs require additional course fees. These additional course fees may not be covered by the Presidential Scholarship. For information regarding course fees for these programs, please contact the program division. For information about a particular scholarship, please contact the Financial Aid office.

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