Scholarships available for Carroll County students
Arkansas students can apply for more than 100 private scholarships through Arkansas Community Foundation. April 1 is the deadline to apply for most opportunities. Students can begin their online application by visiting www.arcf.org/scholarships.
“Post-secondary education is a key to financial stability and opportunity,” said Heather Larkin, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “When Arkansans earn college degrees or professional certificates, they benefit as individuals and we all benefit as a state. The Community Foundation is honored to help connect students with the resources they need to keep learning.”
Each scholarship has its own eligibility criteria; in general, the Community Foundation’s scholarships are for Arkansas students pursuing higher education at two- or four-year colleges or universities, vocational schools or technical training programs. Some scholarships are designated for graduates of a particular high school or those who plan to attend a particular college. Others are based on extracurricular activities or intended college majors. There are even some scholarships for college students, graduate students and students pursuing medical degrees.
Locally, students from Alpena, Berryville, Eureka Springs, and Green Forest are eligible to apply for these scholarships, established for students in the area:
• Supercow Endowment for Academic Excellence in Agriculture: This scholarship supports students that are pursuing an agriculturally-focused degree.
•Ashley Lodge No. 66 Scholarship Endowment: This scholarship is specifically for students from the Berryville area.
• William and Rosanna Sumner Education Opportunity Endowment: This scholarship accepts applications from students in the Alpena and Green Forest area.
• Dr. Austin C. Smith Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is for students going into a health-related field.
• Poultry Federation Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students whose families are affiliated with poultry production.
“Funding for these scholarships comes from families, businesses and individuals who want to support higher education and invest in Arkansas students,” said Janell Robertson, executive director of Carroll County Community Foundation, Arkansas Community Foundation’s affiliate in the area. “We encourage local students to go online and search through the available scholarships by region, interest area, and level of study – there may be a scholarship available through the Foundation that fits their needs.”
More information is available online at www.arcf.org/scholarships.