The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is proud to announce the establishment of the new Hempstead Guarantee Scholarship. Through the Hempstead Guarantee Scholarship, UAHT will provide graduates from high schools in Hempstead County with a scholarship to attend UAHT completely free for their first year, beginning with the class of 2024. The scholarship will provide funds to pay tuition, fees, and book rental costs beyond the financial aid for which students qualify in their first year after high school graduation.

“We are elated to offer an opportunity of this magnitude to Hempstead County residents,” Dr. Christine Holt, UAHT Chancellor, said. “The hardworking people of Hempstead County have long supported UAHT with their hard-earned tax dollars, and the creation of this scholarship is one way we can say, ‘thank you,’ and give back. This scholarship will be a game-changer for many students in Hempstead County who have previously been unable to afford higher education. It will save students over $9,400 in tuition and fee costs compared to the average yearly cost of public 4-year universities in Arkansas.”

As part of the partnership between UAHT and high schools in Hempstead County, the college has agreed to offer concurrent credit courses to high school students, with the high schools partnering to pay the remaining 50% of students’ UAHT tuition and fees after any Arkansas Concurrent Challenge Scholarships are applied. “The fact that our Hempstead County schools are willing to develop creative partnerships such as this to eliminate barriers to education for our students is a testament to how much our schools care about the long-term success of students in Hempstead County,” Holt said. “With programs like this, every student in Hempstead County now has the opportunity to better their future by earning a technical certificate to get a good job fast or an associate degree to transfer to a 4-year university. Whatever their aim, UAHT can put them miles ahead in achieving that goal. Everyone at UAHT is excited to have your high school graduates enroll at the college this fall for free!”

For complete scholarship details, please visit To speak with a UAHT representative, call 870-722-8524.

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Pictured left to right: Stephanie Dixon, Blevins Superintendent; Dr. Jonathan Crossley, Hope Superintendent; Jeffrey Steed, Spring Hill Superintendent; Christi Zumwalt, Garrett Memorial Christian School Administrator; Dr. Christine Holt, UAHT Chancellor
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