We are fortunate to live in a community that knows the value of receiving excellent career and technical training.  Below are some of the scholarships that are available to students who attend NWTI. All scholarships are subject to change; please see the Student Handbook and Catalog or contact the Director of Student Services for the most recent information.  

The Arkansas Futures Grant

Award Information:

  • Covers Tuition and Fees for Associate and Certificate Programs in STEM & Regional High Demand Focus.
  • Will be awarded to both Traditional and Non-Traditional Students, allows for part time students too.
  • Combines with other Financial Aid to cover Tuition and Fees.  However this grant is “Last Dollar” and will pay only for tuition and fees not already covered by a student’s other scholarships and grants.


  • Must have graduated from a Arkansas High School, Home School or have a GED (or) must have a high school diploma and lived in Arkansas for the last three years.
  • Must be enrolled in a STEM or Regional High Demand Credential Program.
  • Must Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at https://fafsa.ed.gov/
  • Must not already hold an Associated Degree.

Application Process:
Students will Apply through the YOUuniversal System, will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.  Students apply at http://scholarships.adhe.edu/

How to Maintain the Grant
Students must:

  • Receive Monthly Mentoring
  • Complete 15 Hours of Community Services per Semester
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

Grant Ends after Five Semesters of Upon Completion of Associates Degree. Grant becomes a loan if student does not meet the following requirements after completion:

  1. Live in Arkansas for three years (and)
  2. Work for three years
NWTI Tuition Waiver Scholarship

Students are encouraged to apply for the NWTI Tuition Wavier Scholarship online through the NWTI Student Services website.  The Northwest Technical Institute Tuition Waiver Scholarship is awarded to selected full time diploma seeking students who are currently attending NWTI or will be attending NWTI for the current school year.  Students are selected for the NWTI Tuition Waiver by the NWTI Scholarship Committee and are awarded for the fall and spring semesters.  Students must meet the scholarship requirements listed below and complete this application by the scholarship deadlines.  This scholarship is awarded for one semester, but can be renewed if the student maintains a 2.5 grade point average and passes all classes in which he or she was enrolled in.  

Student must be enrolled or will be enrolled full time at NWTI in one of the diploma programs. Student must have completed all admissions paperwork prior to submitting application. Students must complete all sections of the application.

Applications Deadlines:
Fall Semester – July 1st
Spring Semester – December 1st

Notification of Award:
Students who are selected to receive the NWTI Tuition Waiver Scholarship will be notified by letter within three weeks after the application deadline.

The link will be provided to this scholarship on the Financial Aid & Student Services main page once the application process is underway.

NWTI Instructor’s Tuition Scholarship

Each diploma program is eligible to select one NWTI student to receive the NWTI Instructor’s Tuition Scholarship each semester.  The scholarship can be renewed at the discretion of the Department Chair.     

NWTI National (FFA) Tuition Scholarship

Each year Northwest Technical Institute awards the winner of the Ag Mechanics and Ag Electricity contest with the NWTI National (FFA) Tuition Scholarship.  The scholarship is good for the entire length of the diploma program that the student chooses, based on the student maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress. 

Every high school that participates in the National (FFA) contest that is held at NWTI will receive a one-semester NWTI National (FFA) Tuition Scholarship.  This scholarship cannot be renewed.  

NWTI Skills Tuition Scholarship

Each year Northwest Technical Institute students attend the Skills USA Competition in Hot Springs, AR.  The top three winners for each division will receive a one-semester NWTI Skills Tuition Scholarship.  (Note: There must be at least six participants in each division in order to receive the scholarship.)   

NWTI Family Tuition Scholarship

Immediate family members of full-time employees at Northwest Technical Institute who are interested in enrolling in any NWTI diploma program classes are eligible to receive the NWTI Family Tuition Scholarship.  Immediate family members are defined as spouse, child, stepchild, and/or adopted child.  This scholarship will be renewed each semester and waives the cost of tuition for NWTI diploma programs.

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

This state agency provides funding to students with documented disabilities.  For further information, contact the Department of Rehabilitation Services at 479-582-1286.

Home For Dinner

Recipients must be a veteran of the U.S. Military, or currently active duty, or member of the National Guard; have a minimum 2.0 GPA; be an Arkansas residents and willing to attend a Home for Dinner event. Scholarship are available for the fall and spring semesters.  Contact the Student Services Advisor within the Student Services Office (479) 751-8824 ex 240.  

  • Application Deadlines: September 1st for Fall; February 1st for Spring.
  • Number of Awards: varies
  • Amount: $250
Nursing Student Loan Program

The Arkansas State Board of Nursing offers a loan program to Arkansas students who are enrolled full-time in an approved nursing education program.  The loans may be changed into scholarship grants by working full-time as an LPN or RN in qualified employment in the State of Arkansas.  Information and application forms are available at http://www.arsbn.org/ or by contacting the Arkansas State Board of Nursing at 501-686-2701.

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

This privately funded program provides financial support to single parents who live in Arkansas.  Only Arkansas residents are eligible to apply.  Application information is available in the NWTI Financial Aid Office and at http://www.aspsf.org/scholarships/how-to-apply/

Veterans Affairs Educational Assistance Program

Monetary benefits are available to qualifying veterans and their dependents.  To start the application process, contact the NWTI veteran’s advisor at 479-751-8824, ext. 244 or visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/

Workforce Investment Act

This state program assists individuals who meet low income guidelines or who have lost employment due to a plant closing or reduction in work force.  Contact an Arkansas Workforce Center for further information. Contact the Fayetteville office at (479) 587-3062, the Rogers office at (479) 878-6520, or the Siloam Springs office at (479) 524-5181.