Ronald H. Winters, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship

Eligible: Continuing Students Only

Background and Purpose

The Ronald H. Winters, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of Dean Emeritus Ronald H. Winters, at his retirement in 2011. Dr. Winters is the second longest serving dean of an allied health school in the United States. He served as dean of the College of Health Professions for almost 29 years. The purpose of this scholarship is to reward an Arkansas resident who is enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher-level program in the college and who demonstrates high academic achievement, strong leadership skills, and financial need.

Award Amount and Timing

Subject to the availability of funds the total annual award is $2,500 to the selected student(s).  Scholarship award is as follows: $1,250 per semester, fall and spring semester enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applicant must meet UAMS requirements for designation as a resident of the State of Arkansas.
  2. Applicant must be enrolled in a bachelor, master, or doctoral program in the UAMS College of Health Professions.
  3. Minimum cumulative grade point average (cGPA) of 3.50 for all courses completed since the time of admission into CHP.
  4. Demonstrated leadership experience and a since desire to become a leader in the allied health professions.
  5. Documented Financial Need.  All students applying for scholarships must also apply for financial aid if they have not done so already.  Students are not required to accept the awarded loans, but a completed FAFSA is required to generate the aid report that officially documents the financial need of applicants.  Please see the Student Financial Services website for more information.


  1. Letter of recommendation is required from a current College of Health Professions faculty member who is knowledgeable of and can address the applicant’s leadership traits/characteristics.

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