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Your Lottery Dollars

In the ten years since its inception, the lottery has raised more than $930 million to help provide more than 542,000 college scholarships for Arkansas students. The lottery has awarded more than $3 billion in prizes to players, more than $271 million in commissions to retailers and more than $131 million in state and federal tax revenue. More than 92 cents of every dollar of lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions, and other expenses in Arkansas. 

The Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship

The Arkansas Academic Challenge Program provides educational assistance to Arkansas residents in pursuit of a higher education. For information on requirements and to apply, please visit the Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s website,, or contact the Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s Financial Aid department: finai[email protected] | (800) 54-STUDY | (501) 371-2050 – Greater Little Rock

How To Apply

Visit the Department of Higher Education’s website,, and complete the Arkansas YOUniversal Scholarship Application or download the free YOUniversal app for your smart phone. The online YOUniversal application is your one-stop shop for state and lottery funded financial aid.

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We are proud of our scholarship recipients. More than 542,307 Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarships have been awarded to date, making a difference forever in Arkansas education.

2011 – 2019 Lottery Scholarships

Hover over each county to explore how many scholarships have been awarded in your county!

*Source: Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 2011-2019