UA Rich Mountain offers a limited number of performance-based Incoming Freshman Scholarships to graduating high school seniors from the UA Rich Mountain service area based on academic, scholastic, community services, and leadership characteristics. The Board of Trustees Scholarship pays the cost of tuition for fifteen hours for up to four consecutive semesters, excluding summer terms, and a book allowance. The Chancellor's Scholarship pays tuition for up to fifteen hours; the Vice Chancellors' Scholarship pays $500 scholarship per semester and a book allowance. The student shall meet specified criteria listed below.
Application forms for the Board of Trustees, Chancellor's, and Vice Chancellors' Scholarships may be obtained online at the UA Rich Mountain scholarship application website. The completed application must be submitted November 15 priority deadline for high school students graduating in May or June.
Students applying for the Board of Trustees Scholarship must have at least a 3.75 GPA on high school work and ACT composite of 25 or SAT composite 1200 and up: Chancellor's Scholarship applicants must have at least a 3.50 GPA and ACT composite of 24 or SAT composite 1160-1190; and the Vice Chancellors' Scholarships must have at least a 3.0 GPA and ACT composite of 23 or SAT composite 1130-1150. In addition, each should also meet the following criteria:
In order to receive the Board of Trustees, Chancellor's, or Vice Chancellors' Scholarships for the succeeding semesters, the student must meet the following criteria:
The GED Scholarship may be awarded each year to a graduate of UA Rich Mountain Adult Education Center. To qualify, students must make a composite score of 540 or higher on the GED exam and have been a full-time student in the GED program at UA Rich Mountain. The student must complete an essay stating the reason they are requesting the scholarship. The deadline for essays is May 31 and must be turned in to the Adult Education Department. The GED scholarship pays a $500 per semester scholarship and book stipend. The scholarship is renewable for up to two consecutive semesters, excluding summer terms, provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA. The recipient must enroll on a full-time basis in order to be eligible.