The University of Central Arkansas recently announced that 1,035 students will receive academic scholarships starting fall 2013. UCA awards five different academic scholarships to first-time entering freshmen based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores.

The following scholarships are awarded for up to eight consecutive semesters excluding summer semesters: UCA Distinguished Scholarship awards $4,250 per semester or $8,500 per year UCA Excellence Scholarship awards $3,250 per semester or $6,500 per year UCA Achievement Scholarship awards $2,500 per semester or $5,000 per year UCA University Scholarship awards $1,500 per semester or $3,000 per year UCA Leadership Scholarship awards $750 per semester or $1,500 per year

Achievement Scholarships: Alicia Brautigan of Greenwood ($20K), Paige Evans of Greenwood ($20K), Austin Harris of Greenwood ($20K), Micah Rice of Greenwood ($20K), Kendra Tracy of Greenwood ($20K), Alex Moody of Hackett ($20K)

Distinguished Scholarships: Angela Lamb of Greenwood ($34K), Alexander Richards of Greenwood ($34K)

Excellence Scholarships: Austin Keith of Greenwood ($26K), Bethany Skaggs of Greenwood ($26K)

University Scholarships: Wyatt Bedell of Greenwood ($12K), Brittany Berry of Greenwood ($12K), Sydney Chronister of Greenwood ($12K), Jessica Gray of Greenwood ($12K), Hope Hesslen of Greenwood ($12K), Brooke Kiene of Greenwood ($12K), Jordan Mahan of Greenwood ($12K), Victoria Muncrief of Greenwood ($12K), Braden Johnson of Hackett ($12K), Allie Barnes of Hartford ($12K)