FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

EACC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

May 2nd and August 1st DEADLINE

Community Leader Scholarship: Created in 2006 to assist EACC students who have demonstrated leadership skills in their community, the scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale and involvement in projects or groups that focus on community service and volunteerism. Awarded in the fall for the academic year, $500 per semester.

August 1st DEADLINE

General Education Scholarship: For full-time sophomores who plan to transfer to a 4-year institution after graduation. Student must possess a 3.0 GPA on all coursework with a minimum of 30 hours completed. Awarded in the fall for the academic year, $250 per semester.

Technical Education Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time sophomore in an Associate of Applied Science degree program. . Student must possess a 3.0 GPA on all coursework with a minimum of 30 hours completed. Awarded in the fall for the academic year, $250 per semester.

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship: Presented to a full-time sophomore who is 25 years of age or older. Student must possess a 3.0 GPA on all coursework (minimum of 24 hours). Awarded in the fall for the academic year, $250 per semester.

Eleanor B. and Harry E. Beasley Scholarship: Established in honor of Eleanor B. Beasley, longtime Board of Trustees member at EACC and her husband Harry E. Beasley. Recipients of the scholarship must be graduates of a high school in St. Francis County and must be a sophomore with a grade point average of 3.00 or higher. The scholarship will be awarded to students in the Fall and Spring terms at EACC. Awarded in the fall for the academic year, $250 per semester.

George P. and Alice H. Walker Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 2004 through the estate of Mildred Sikes, daughter of George and Alice Walker and dedicated to the support of students at EACC pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in an Allied Health field. It is expected that these students will become practicing health care professionals and provide care for many others over their lifetime. Awarded to a full-time sophomore student with a minimum 3.00 GPA. Awarded in the fall for the academic year, $500 per semester.

Jessie Smith Swindle Scholarship: The family of Jessie Smith Swindle has established this scholarship in 2009 to honor her memory and to show support for nursing education which was such an important part of her life. At age 50, Jessie began her training to become an LPN. Once completed, she had a nursing career that spanned 22 years in Cross County, Arkansas. The Jessie Smith Swindle Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of her son, Mr. Ronald K. Swindle and his wife, Minette Clarke-Swindle. The Jessie Smith Swindle Nursing Scholarship is dedicated to assisting an EACC nursing student from Cross County with financial need who plans to attend as a full-time nursing student. The award is $1000 per academic year, based on availability of funds to cover expenses of tuition, fees, books and supplies.

The Burt-Davis Nursing Scholarship: The Burt-Davis Scholarship is established through the East Arkansas Community College Foundation to benefit a student who is accepted in the college’s nursing program. This scholarship was established by Ms. Marguerite L. Burt of Wynne in memory of her mother, Mrs. Bertha Davis Burt and grandmother, Mrs. Sally Stephens Davis. The award is $500 per semester, based on availability of funds to cover expenses of tuition, fees, books and supplies.

Giny Blankenship Memorial Nursing Scholarship: The family of Giny Blankenship has chosen to honor her memory by es-tablishing the Giny Blankenship Me-morial Scholarship. This scholar-ship was created to help insure others the opportunity to realize their dream of serving others through nursing. Giny Blankenship was a successful cosmetologist and caring for people was second nature to her. This award is $250 per semester, based on availability of funds, to cover expenses of tuition, fees, and books.

John W. Alderson, III Business/Technology Scholarship: The purpose of the Dr. John W. Alderson, III Business/Technology Scholarship is to assist a full-time sophomore student pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in a Business/Technology field. Awarded in the fall for the academic year, $500 per semester.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Circle N Market Concurrent Enrollment Grant: The Circle N Market Grant Program has been funded by Mallory Nimocks, a 1977 graduate of Forrest City High School, and Carla Morehead Nimocks, a 1979 graduate of Grosse Pointe North High School, Michigan. A prior scholarship program was in effect through the Nimocks Oil Company, also providing scholarships to concurrently enrolled students. The program provides funding directly to area high schools where Circle N Markets are located in eastern Arkansas- St. Francis, Cross, Poinsett and Monroe counties. The grant enables students in high school who wish to earn college credit from EACC prior to graduation. The grant is used to offset the cost of tuition, fees and books. For application forms or more information about the Circle N Market High School Concurrent Enrollment Grant, call 870-633-4480 ext. 352.

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