Hot Springs World Class High School seniors who earn a 3.3 GPA and complete one of three academic programs can now earn a Trojan Reddie Scholarship from Henderson State University. The award will cover the gap between their financial aid and scholarship awards and Henderson State’s tuition and fees.
No minimum ACT score is required for the scholarship, though students will be required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
“The Trojan Reddie Scholarship program is designed to focus on students who have the determination to finish a rigorous academic program,” said Dr. Steve Adkison, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Henderson State. “This scholarship does not require a minimum ACT score, as we firmly believe a student’s ACT score is not the sole indicator of college readiness.
“The students who receive the scholarship are the very students we want to see at Henderson State; we don’t have any doubt that they are ready to succeed.”
Hot Springs High School Principal Taryn Echols said the scholarship is a “wonderful opportunity that will provide our students with the possibility of completing college debt-free.”
She cited research showing that Generation Z has learned from millennial mistakes of taking out loans to earn degrees in college.