Private Scholarships


Scholarship/Honor Opportunities

Check out the information below for scholarship opportunities. 

These will be listed by the due date and be removed as they expire.   


$50,000 (10 Awards)

Burger King Scholarship Program

Deadline: December 15, 2017


The AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner's school.    Deadline: December 15, 2017

To learn more or to apply:  Click Here      


Wanting to pursue Education (Teaching) as a career option and have plans to attend the University of Arkansas?

Click Here  for information about a new scholarship!

This is a specialized scholarship program to increase the number of highly qualified math and science teachers available to Independence County. 

Razorback Cheer/Pom/Spirit Squads offer scholarships up to $3200 per year if you apply and make the squad.  

Follow Razorback Pom and Cheer on Facebook for tryout and clinic dates.

The American Legion

National High School Oratorical Scholarship Program

" A Constitutional Speech Contest"


$1000 – $18,000      Deadline Dec. 31, 2017     

For more information or to apply, Click Here         

ACT Student Champion 

The ACT College and Career Readiness Student Champion is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place.

  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented or first-generation college students.

Students will fill out their own applications.
*Applicants must be members of the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT. 

For Application, Click HERE     

National Wild Turkey Federation

Are you a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation?  If so, you may qualify for local and national scholarships ranging from $500-10,000!   

For More Information or to Apply:  See Mrs. Hurst

Application must be postmarked by January 1, 2017

Earl Collins Logo


The Earl Collins Foundation Scholarship

The 2017 – 2018 scholarship is $1000.00.  The Earl Collins Foundation of Missouri-Arkansas district will award 26 scholarships this year.  Key Club membership is NOT required.

For more information and application:  Click here     

Deadline:  In Counselor's office by 8:00 a.m., January 15, 2018



Batesville Rotary Club

 $500 (varies) One scholarship per school

Deadline:  RECEIVED by February 15, 2017

(Allow enough time for mailing)

For more information and to apply, click here    

Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts
Conservation Scholarship 

Dave Ferguson Scholarship Contest

 This contest will give a young person in Independence County the opportunity to win up to $500 towards college expenses when they choose a conservation-related course of study at an accredited Arkansas college or university. The winner will also be eligible to compete for scholarship funds at the area and state level contests.


Deadline:  February 20, 2017

For more information and to apply:  Click Here     .



The American Legion  Coudret  Trust  and Garner Trust  Scholarships

(Up to $2,500)  Deadline:  Must be RECEIVED by March 12, 2018

Must be a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of an American Legionnaire

For more information and to apply:   Click Here     


 Batesville Optimist Club      

 $250    (2 Awards)    

Deadline:  Check Back Later  

Allow time for mailing!!!!

For application:  Click Here    


Heather Wilf Memorial Scholarship Application


Eligibility for the Heather Wilf Memorial Scholarship will be exclusive to a Midland High School graduating senior meeting the following criteria:

  1. Be an agriculture completer through the Midland Ag Program
  2. Attend Arkansas State University (ASU), the University of Arkansas (UA) or Southern Arkansas University (SAU) as your post-secondary school.  The community colleges included in these University systems also qualify.
  3. Graduate high school with a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4 point grading scale.

For Application:  Click Here           Deadline:  Check back later Counselor’s office


Glynn Sharp Scholarship

The Glynn Sharp Scholarship will award a scholarship for $250 to a Midland High School graduating senior who goes on to higher education.  A personal interview may be required as part of the application process.  Deadline:  Check back later in counselor’s office.

For application:  Click Here    

Pleasant Plains Exxon Scholarship 


Deadline:  Check back later    

For any Midland High School Senior who plans to major in a science or mathmatics field (examples include teaching, nursing, engineering, etc.).  This is a SECOND semester scholarship.

In order to apply for this scholarship, prepare a resume with the following categories:  

  • Clubs/Activities/Awards/Offices Held - descriptions with dates
  • Academic Plans and Career Goals - write a paragraph that describes your academic plans and goals
  • Community Volunteer Services - descriptions of volunteer works performed with dates
  • Official Transcript - attached to the back of the resume

Turn in your resume with transcript to the Counselor or the High School office no later than 3:00 p.m. on May 5, 2017.

Please see the counselor if you need an example of a resume.

UACCB Institutional Scholarships

Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Click the link below to see if you qualify!

UCA Institutional Scholarships

Going to UCA?  There are numerous UCA scholarships available!  You must have been accepted to UCA and have a “B” number (found on your admissions letter) to apply.

Deadline:  March 11, 2018                          Amount:  Varies



ASU Jonesboro Institutional Scholarships

Deadline: Various - December 1, 2017 -  February 15, 2018

Click the link below.....there are several that will require additional clicks.    

Scholarship Search Tool:  Here   or Here    or Here