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.

The following are local students who received awards:

Caleb Allen of Sherwood received a $12,000 University Scholarship.

Mary Ashley of North Little Rock received a $20,000 Achievement Scholarship.

Melissa Beltran of Maumelle received a $6,000 Leadership Scholarship.

Anthony Brickman of Maumelle received a $12,000 Achievement Scholarship.

Kayla Byrd of North Little Rock received a $6,000 Leadership Scholarship.

Anna Clark of North Little Rock received a $12,000 University Scholarship.

Rachel Columbus of Sherwood received a $12,000 University Scholarship.

Caleb Conaway of North Little Rock received a $20,000 Achievement Scholarship.

Aaron Dempsey of Sherwood received a $12,000 University Scholarship.

Desiree Doyle of Sherwood received a $6,000 Leadership Scholarship.

Madison Ellis of North Little Rock received a $26,000 Excellence Scholarship.

Ryan Faulkner of North Little Rock received a $12,000 University Scholarship.

Ashlyn Felgate of Sherwood received a $6,000 Leadership Scholarship.

Ahleizah Franks of North Little Rock received a $12,000 University Scholarship.

Austin Gentry of Sherwood received a $12,000 University Scholarship.

John Gilbreath of Jacksonville received a $34,000 Distinguished Scholarship.

Elaine Gorgas of North Little Rock received a $12,000 University Scholarship.

Nicholas Graves of North Little Rock received a $26,000 Excellence Scholarship.

Elizabeth Hall of North Little Rock received a $34,000 Distinguished Scholarship.