Cannon-Clary College of Education


We are delighted that you are considering Harding's College of Education but we realize that a good education does not come cheap and figuring out how to pay for college can be a stressful endeavor. The good news is that there are numerous scholarships and grants available to help you get the degree you want! We invite you to explore the following options for financial assistance.

Welcome to the Cannon-Clary College of Education! We are committed to preparing and supporting professionals in the field of education. Our graduates serve students and clients literally all over the world and we are pleased that our vision of equipping students with a Christ-centered view of their chosen profession will reach so many.

Our faculty is comprised of experienced professionals who hold credentials in their respective areas; providing top quality instruction and support to our students. We provide degrees and programs which lead to professional licensure, as well as some other special courses and programs. Our professional centers in Arkansas (North Little Rock and Bentonville) and Tennessee (Memphis) expand our programs beyond Searcy. Online and hybrid courses, as well as other course locations provide access to many others seeking degrees and licensure.

We are eager to serve you in whatever way we can and we invite you to contact us to find out more about our degrees and programs!


Dr. Lewis "Tony" Finley
Dean, Cannon-Clary College of Education

Diversity in Education Scholarship

The qualifications for the Diversity in Education scholarship are as follows:

  • The College of Education shall give consideration to applicants who have self-identified themselves as a member of an underrepresented population as defined by Federal guidelines and demonstrate full financial need based on the Federal Pell Grant guidelines.
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student at Harding University
  • Must be accepted to the Teacher Education Program
  • Must demonstrate scholarship, reputation for honesty and hard work, good character, life goals, diligence, demonstrated capability and financial need
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants who aspire to work with underrepresented populations

Diversity Scholarship Application

For more information about the Diversity in Education scholarship please contact Dr. Carroll Douglass,

Other Scholarships Available

The following scholarships are available to undergraduate Education majors. Applications for these scholarships begin early in the Spring semester and can be picked up in the Teacher Education Office (Thornton Education Center 130). Please call 501-279-4050 or stop by the office if you have any questions.

  • AICU Critical Needs Teacher Education Scholarship
  • Basil F. Burks Endowed Scholarship
  • Mary Ann Harris Scholarship
  • Owens Endowed Scholarship
  • Pauline Crumpler Foundation Scholarship
  • Summitt Family Endowed Scholarship
  • Valda Montgomery Endowed Scholarship

We also recommend contacting Harding's Financial Aid Office for information about other avenues of financial assistance (FAFSA, etc).

Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4051

Mailing address:
Harding University
College of Education
Box 12254
Searcy, AR  72149-5615