Scholarships applications available online for Carroll County students

Friday, February 8, 2019

Arkansas students can apply for more than 200 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 high school, college and post graduate students pursuing higher education at two- or four-year colleges or universities, vocational schools or technical training programs.

This year, the Community Foundation’s new “Eligibility Quiz” will help students find scholarships for which they quality based on the city or county where they reside, specific high school, college or university they hope to attend, intended major, extra-curricular activities, community service, parent/guardian’s place of employment and many more. Qualifying scholarships are just a click away by using this new “Eligibility Quiz.”

Locally, students from Carroll County are encouraged to apply for these scholarships:

• Supercow Endowment for Academic Excellence in Agriculture (agri-focused studies)

• Ashley Lodge No. 66 Scholarship Endowment (Berryville-area students only)

• William and Rosanna Sumner Education Opportunity Endowment (Alpena- and Green Forest-area students only)

• Dr. Austin C. Smith Memorial Scholarship – (medical field studies)

• Poultry Federation Scholarship (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 are thankful for donors who have created scholarship endowments that support our local students’ future dreams and goals. We want to encourage all students to go to www.arcf.org/scholarships and apply.”

Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that fosters smart giving to improve communities. The Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives that address the gaps.  Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $156 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. Contributions to the Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 28 affiliates are fully tax deductible.

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