New UAMS License Plate Supports Student Scholarships

By Jon Parham

Purchasing the UAMS plate includes a $25 tax-deductible contribution to scholarships for UAMS students in its five colleges and graduate school. The form to request the plate featuring the UAMS logo can be found at or at many state revenue offices.

Completed forms must be mailed or brought to a revenue office where the plates are available. The list of revenue offices where specialty license plates are available can be found in the Specialty License Plate section of

The plates can be personalized with up to four characters for an additional $25. The request form for a personalized license plate also is available at

Issuance of collegiate license plates is restricted to passenger cars, half-ton and three-quarter ton trucks and one-ton trucks used for private transportation. In addition to normal annual registration fees, which vary depending on the vehicle type, the annual fees for specialty plates include the $25 scholarship contribution and a $10 state administrative fee.

The plate can be purchased at any time, whether or not it is time to renew a license but the expiration date will remain the same. This means the applicant must pay the special fees again at the regular renewal date.

The license plate features a UAMS logo and an aerial image of the campus.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or