Local 'One App' Scholarships

Available Feb 1st - April 1st


Deadline: April 1 - Applications and ALL requested attachments must be submitted ELECTRONICALLY by 4:00 pm.


  • Each scholarship is reviewed by their own committee, therefore, you will submit an electronic submission form for EACH one of the local scholarships you are applying for.

  • SCROLL down the page to read the Guideline Pages. Click on the title of each scholarship, read the details, and decide which one(s) you will apply for. You will submit all documents digitally through the SPS Local Scholarship Submission form.

  • You MUST read and follow all directions on each scholarship. Do not turn these in to the counseling center. You will do it all electronically through the SPS Local Scholarship Submission form.


  1. LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION is typeable. DOWNLOAD & SAVE BEFORE typing in your information!!! You will complete this form ONE time, then save it to your computer AS A PDF named "Your Name, Local Scholarship Application".

    *Chromebook users: in order to save your completed application, hit the print button and change settings to "save as PDF".

  2. Type a PERSONAL COVER LETTER. This should be 1/2-1 page introducing yourself, explaining your future goals and highlight some of your experiences or skills, etc. Save it AS A PDF.

  3. Save your TRANSCRIPT as a PDF. You can print your transcript from HAC, email your counselor or request a digital copy from the Counseling Center.

  4. Save a screenshot of your ACT SCORES from your www.act.org account as a PDF.

  5. Check the GUIDELINES PAGE for the scholarship(s) you are applying to and save any supplemental essays or documents as a PDF. Read carefully what each scholarship requires. You will not upload this page in your submission.


  1. Fill out the SPS LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP SUBMISSION form for each scholarship and attach your PDF documents within this form. You will fill out this form and attach your documents for EACH scholarship you are applying to. MAKE SURE TO OPEN YOUR DOCUMENTS TO MAKE SURE THEY UPLOADED CORRECTLY.

Deadline for all submissions is April 1 at 4:00 P.M.


Guidelines Pages- Please read this section before continuing!

  1. Click on each title.

  2. Read the eligibility requirements.

  3. See what attachments are required for each scholarship.

  4. Submit the SPS Local Scholarship Submission form and PDF attachments for each scholarship you apply for.

  5. Do not to submit these Guideline pages as part of your application.

  6. Do NOT turn applications in to the counseling center. Submit all documents electronically in STEP THREE above.

Bernice Young Elementary Scholarship--$500 scholarship. Must have attended Bernice Young Elementary. Attach an essay about the importance of early learning in elementary school. The essay could include a special memory or learning experience that occurred while a student at Bernice Young Elementary School.

Carroll Electric Cooperative Corporation Scholarship--$500 scholarship. Selection based on financial need, scholastic rank and participation in extra-curricular activities. Preference will be given to those whose parents or legal guardians receive service from Carroll Electric. Notate "Carroll Electric Member" at the top of your application if your family's electricity service is through Carroll Electric

Central Junior High PTO Scholarship- $500 1. Use the district common application and 2. attach a typed essay of approximately 500 words (DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE PAGE.) Answer the following: *Write about an experience you had while attending Central Jr. High School and explain how it has influenced you.

Elmdale Elementary Scholarship- $500 scholarship- Applicants must include a current transcript and an essay on: Why do you think you deserve this scholarship?" The criteria may include demonstrated leadership, community involvement, and character. Applicants may be interviewed. Applicants must be on track for graduation from HBHS and enrollment in a 4-year or 2-year college. NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2024

George Elementary School Spencer Colvin Memorial Scholarship- $500 scholarship. Must have attended George Elementary. Must attach required two- short answer questions: 1. Why do you deserve this scholarship? 2. Is there a teacher or staff member at George who had a positive impact on you? If so, who and how did they impact your life?

Harp Elementary School Linda Childers Knapp Scholarship--$1000 --Must graduate from SHS or HBHS and plan to pursue a college or vocational school. Must have attended Harp Elementary their entire 5th grade year. Attach an essay: In a typed paragraph, pick an experience from your life and briefly explain how it has influenced your development.

Helen Tyson Middle School Graduate Scholarship- $250 scholarship. Must be a graduate of Helen Tyson Middle School. Attach essay of 500 words describing how time at HTMS and / or a teacher at HTMS impacted your academic career and choice to further your education.

Hellstern Middle School Graduate Scholarship- $500 scholarship awarded to support a graduate of SHS or HBHS to pursue a degree at a university or vocational school. Must be a graduate of Hellstern Middle School. Attach Essay of at least 500 words describing how time at HMS and / or a teacher at HMS impacted your academic career and choice to further your education.

JB Hunt Elementary School Scholarship-$1000 scholarship. Requirements: Must have attended JB Hunt Elementary School, have a minimum 3.0 GPA & plan to enroll in post-secondary education. The application requires two teacher recommendations, one of them a teacher at Hunt by March 31. (see the Scholarship Rater form- attached). Include your personal essay with your application.

Jones Elementary Scholarship- $500 provides financial support to a student who attended Jones Elementary for at least one year and who is a graduate of an accredited High School in Springdale.

Robert Boatright/SSNA (Springdale Schools Nutrition Assoc.) Scholarship- $500 scholarship to help a deserving student continue their education. Qualified applicants must be graduating seniors at a high school in Springdale and plan on enrolling at a university / college / or vocational school. Criteria may include academic performance, financial need, unusual circumstances, volunteering, work experience, or extracurricular activities.

Shaw Elementary Patti Brigman Memorial Scholarship- $1000. Must be an alumni of Shaw Elementary and HBHS grad enrolling in an Arkansas college. Attach a 300-500 word essay on how you have been, are, and will continue to be "A Shining Star" in our world.

Springdale Benevolent Foundation Scholarship- $1000 year / renewable. Must pursue a degree in Agriculture, required 2 letters of rec and a 250 word essay on why you want to pursue an Agri related career.

Springdale Education Association Scholarship--$350 scholarship. Must be pursuing post-secondary education in Education or Education related field at a university or vocational school in Arkansas.

T.G. Smith PTA Alumni Scholarship--$500 scholarship. Must have attended T.G. Smith for a minimum of 4 years. Must enroll at a university, college, or vocational school. Selection criteria may include academic performance, financial need, unusual circumstances, volunteer work, or extracurricular activities.

John Tyson Elementary "Tyson Tiger" Scholarship--$250 scholarship. Awarded to a former John Tyson Elementary student to further their education at a university or vocational school. Attach a cover letter about yourself including information regarding the number of years you attended John Tyson.

Walker Elementary - Fratzke/Mabry Scholarship-- Either (1) $1000 scholarship or a $500 scholarship to each of 2 students. Must have attended Walker Elementary. Attach a short essay with information about your years attending Walker and information regarding your parent's involvement.

Separate application process to submit separately below- due by April 1 to the HBHS Counseling Center.

Har-Ber PTSO - $500, non-renewable- awarded to a Har-Ber graduate to be used for post-secondary education at a 2 or 4 year college, vocational school or trade related apprenticeship. This has a separate application and you WILL submit this one to the Counseling Center.

NWA AAPI Scholarship- *scholarship is open to all students regardless of heritage or ethnicity. Need-based scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Applicant must be: a senior with a 3.5 or higher GPA. Must write a paragraph on 500 words or less describing his or her community service and leadership skills. Must include (up to 3) letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or school official documenting community service and leadership skills. Must include an official transcript and proof of annual income. (Sponsored by the NWA American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, but scholarship is open to all student regardless of heritage.) Deadline April 1 to the HBHS Counseling Center.