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Arkansas Tech to Supplement Scholarships for Freshmen
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Arkansas Tech to Supplement Scholarships for Freshmen

Arkansas Tech University has announced a plan to offer scholarship supplements worth as much as $1,000 per eligible first-time freshman during the 2013-14 academic year.

The scholarship supplements are designed to help individuals begin their studies at Arkansas Tech despite the recent announcement that Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarships for freshmen will be reduced beginning in fall 2013.

The move will make what is already the most affordable tuition and fees structure among the five largest universities in Arkansas an even better value for incoming Arkansas Tech freshmen.

“Any time that we can remove financial barriers to higher education for the people of Arkansas, it is the morally correct thing to do,” said Arkansas Tech President Dr. Robert C. Brown. “Our state has set a goal of increasing the percentage of our adult population that holds a baccalaureate degree. In order to help our state attain that goal, Arkansas Tech is committed to providing students with the resources they need to achieve their academic objectives even though other anticipated sources of scholarship funding have fallen short of the need.

“Arkansas Tech is proud of its heritage as a place of opportunity,” continued Brown. “By providing these scholarship supplements to members of the Arkansas Tech freshman class of 2013, we carry that legacy forward and extend it to the newest members of the Tech family.”

Freshmen enrolled at Arkansas Tech for the fall 2013 semester that are receiving the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship and are also eligible for the Pell Grant will be awarded a $500 scholarship supplement for the fall semester. Those same Arkansas Tech freshmen will be awarded an additional $500 scholarship supplement for the spring 2014 semester if they remain eligible for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship.

To apply for undergraduate admission to Arkansas Tech, call (479) 968-0343 or (800) 582-6953 or visit www.atu.edu/admissions.

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