You don't have to go at it alone. There are plenty of scholarship opportunities.

Crowley’s Ridge College offers financial assistance to qualifying students through federal, state, private, and institutionally-funded programs. The office of Student Financial Services will make every effort to assist each student in meeting the cost of education through grants, scholarships, employment, and loans. CRC awards financial assistance on the basis of verified financial need or merit and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, disability, or prior military service.

CRC uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for determining  financial need. The FAFSA can be found at the link below. Applications received late may not receive as much assistance as earlier applications due to depleted resources. Completed applications will be reviewed and an award letter will be sent to the student.

Academic Scholarships

ACT scholarships are available to entering Freshmen only and will be available to students for four consecutive years.  An ACT scholarship recipient must be a full time student and maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester.  If a student falls below the required 2.5 GPA, they will be given one semester of warning before the scholarship is lost.

(Transfers): Any student who would have been eligible for an ACT scholarship as an entering Freshman, but chose to attend another school, may be eligible for this scholarship if they have been a full-time student and maintained a 2.5 GPA from the other institution.

"B" Average Scholarship

$1,500 per year awarded to incoming freshman who scored less than a 19 on the ACT but graduated high school with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Academic Year:

Academic Year
ACT 19
ACT 20-23
ACT 24-27

*CRC accepts SAT and CLT equivalencies*

Transfer Scholarship

$5,000 per year, $2,500 per semester (renewable for three consecutive years).  

Crowley’s Ridge College offers a transfer scholarship to students who meet the following requirements:
● The student must be transferring from another institution, having earned an associate’s degree prior to transferring.
● The scholarship is renewable for up to six semesters with satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in which the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.0 after each semester.
● The scholarship cannot be stacked with ACT scholarships.
● Full-time enrollment is required.

Trustee Scholarships

Bible – Up to a One-Half or 50% Tuition Scholarship for Bible majors may be provided. This scholarship is made possible through funds contributed through the Churches of Christ. Students applying for this scholarship must be a member of and currently attending a congregation that identifies as a Church of Christ. Prospective students must complete an application with the Bible department, provide references and maintain GPA requirements as outlined in the application. The Bible scholarship does stack with other scholarships but their combined total cannot exceed 75% of the current total price of tuition.

Christian School Graduate – $2,000 per year. Students graduating from a school or academy supported primarily by members and/or congregations of Churches of Christ. Students must be a full-time student maintain a 2.5 GPA. 

Heritage Scholarship – $2,500 per year. Students are eligible for this scholarship if they are active members of the Church of Christ. Students must be full-time and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Christian Service – $3,000 per year. Students are eligible for Christian Service Scholarships if their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are:
   ● Full-time Church of Christ minister.
   ● Traveling minister for Churches of Christ and preaches at least 40 weeks a year.
   ● Employed full-time at a children’s home supported primarily by members and/or congregations of the Churches of Christ.
   ● Employed full-time at a college, school, or academy affiliated with the Churches of Christ.

Helping Hand
   ● $2,000 per year for residential students
   ● $1,000 per year for commuter students 

This scholarship is awarded to residents of children’s homes supported primarily by members and/or congregations of the Churches of Christ.

Specialized Scholarships

Early Bird – $500 per year (freshman year only): 

This scholarship is awarded to any student accepted for admission to CRC by May 31st of their junior year in high school.

Concurrent Enrollment Scholarship- $5000 per year: 

This scholarship is awarded to any student who completes and passes 5 concurrent courses (equivalent of 15 credit hours) with Crowley’s Ridge College.  Students must be enrolled full-time with CRC and maintain a 2.5 GPA.  

*Developmental courses do not apply towards the 15 credit hours.

Yearbook – $250 per semester for up to four students.

Scholarships for Future Teachers – $1,000 for Education Majors.  Apply here.

Early Childhood Education Scholarship – $1,000.  All K-6 Education Majors eligible to apply.  Apply here.

Student Loan Guarantee Foundation of Arkansas (SLGFA) Scholarship

Max $5,000 per semester

This scholarship is awarded to students who have not been enrolled in postsecondary education for at least one year immediately prior to the scholarship being awarded, are within 30 hours of their degree completion, have at least a 2.5 GPA, are an Arkansas resident, and are enrolled full time.  For more information, click here.

Apply here.

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic – Scholarships and their amounts are awarded at the discretion of the coach. 

Still Have Questions?

Contact a Member of Our Financial Aid Team

Our team is trained and ready to assist you with financial aid questions. For questions we cannot answer, we will research the query and follow up with you and explain our findings. 

Weekday Open Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shelly Beasley

Financial Aid Director