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Your Lottery Dollars

In the ten years since its inception, the lottery has raised more than $1 billion to help provide more than 600,000 college scholarships for Arkansas students. The lottery has also awarded more than $3.4 billion in prizes to players, more than $295 million in retailer commissions and provided more than $139 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: [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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The Arkansas Workforce Challenge Scholarship 

The Arkansas Workforce Challenge Award provides financial assistance to Arkansas residents applying for certificate programs for occupations in high demand. A list of these occupations can be found here. Students must apply at least 30 days prior to enrollment in an eligible program. Award amount may not exceed $800 for a single program of study. Students who already receive the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship are not eligible to apply. To learn more, contact the Arkansas Department of Higher Education at (501) 371-2000 or apply today at

The Arkansas Concurrent Challenge Scholarship 

The Arkansas Concurrent Challenge Award provides financial incentives to eligible Arkansas high school students who want to get an early start on college courses. The scholarship pays $125 per credit for up to two concurrent credit courses per semester.

2011 – 2019 Lottery Scholarships

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.

Hover over each county to explore how many Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarships have been awarded in your county!

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