Henderson State University is offering the 2013 Henderson Challenge Plus award which will provide up to $1,000 to first-time freshmen for one year.
“Due to the significant cut to the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship for four-year college freshmen, we thought it necessary to provide some type of supplement to ease the financial burdens on students and their families,” said Dr. Lewis Shepherd, vice president for student and external affairs at Henderson. “Additionally, it serves as a reward for those students who did well in high school.”
To be considered for the award, an applicant must be a first-time freshman admitted to Henderson and enrolled in 15 hours per semester. It is also mandatory that the applicant be an Arkansas Academic Challenge recipient.
The non-refundable award can apply to any charge on a HSU student account, including books. It is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as long as institutional scholarship funds are available. Shepherd said the Henderson Challenge Plus is provided through the reallocation of existing funds within the scholarship budget. The award is not available to recipients of HSU Distinguished Freshman or Presidential Excellence scholarships.
Applicants must submit a completed application with official documentation of the accepted Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship award to Henderson’s Office of University Relations/Admissions, 1100 Henderson St., Box 7560, Arkadelphia, AR, 71999-0001.
The application is available online at: www.hsu.edu/HSUChallengePlus.