Scholarship

Two degree programs offered at UACCM (University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton) are unique to the state of Arkansas. The Associate of Applied Science degrees in both surveying and petroleum technology were designed with the current need for educational training in Arkansas as well as the high demand for educated workers in such career fields in mind. Recently, the industry has restructured it’s capital budget for the Fayetteville Shale Division causing dismemberment of workforce for hundreds of employees. The Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund committee, along with UACCM faculty and staff members have adjusted their mission by supporting those who have been dismembered from the Arkansas oil and gas industry by providing scholarship funding for alternative career paths with technical training options such as; welding, electrical, HVAC and others.

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) is a two-year, state-supported higher education institution offering university-transfer and career-specific training programs, adult education, workforce education, and community outreach programs. The college is located along Interstate 40 approximately 50 miles west of Little Rock.

UACCM serves nearly 2500 credit students per semester, with an enrollment increase of more than 660 percent since becoming a two-year college in 1991 and a 107 percent increase since merging with the University of Arkansas System in 2001.

More information on UACCM can be found on the college web site at www.uaccm.edu, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UACCM, or on the college blog at www.thecampuslink.blogspot.com. The college Admissions Office can be reached by calling (501) 977-2000 or 1-800-264-1094.

Fun Facts (2016):

1) To date, 640 scholarships have been awarded to deserving students in the Petroleum Technologies program at UACCM.

2) The FSSF Scholarship awards to students has avaraged approximately $47K per year over the past 9 years and we have secured funds for scholarships for several years to come.

3) The first students graduated the Petroleum Technologies program in the Fall of 2007.  Since then, certificates and degrees have been awarded to 600 individual students.

4) As of 2016, The Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund committee, along with UACCM faculty and staff members have adjusted their mission by supporting those who have been dismembered from the Arkansas oil and gas industry by providing scholarship funding for alternative career paths with technical training options such as; welding, electrical, HVAC and others