EACC SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
April 1st 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.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS MAY 15th and DEC. 1st DEADLINES
Nimocks Oil Company Concurrent Enrollment Scholarship: Mallory Nimocks, and his wife, Carla in conjunction with Nimocks Oil Company, are offering high school students from Forrest City High School, Lee Senior High School, Brinkley High school, Wynne High School, Cross County High School, Palestine/Wheatley High School and Lee Academy an opportunity to earn credit towards their high school graduation while earning college credit as well. Both Mallory and Carla see East Arkansas Community College as a leader in providing educational opportunities of both an academic and cultural nature which positively enhances the quality of life in the region. This scholarship award will pay for tuition and required building and technology fees for a 3 credit hour course. Awarded fall and spring semesters as funding permits.
Jarratt Family Scholarship: The Jarratt Family Scholarship Endowment Fund has been established to provide scholarships for the educational expenses for students attending East Arkansas Community College. To be eligible for the scholarship students must have earned 24 college credit hours; be enrolled for and continue to pursue a degree as a full-time student, and have achieved and maintain a GPA of 2.00 or higher. Special consideration may be given to first generation college students or students who have had an interruption in their education. Applicants must be a resident of a county where a branch or office of First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas is located. Award is up to $1,000 for an academic year. Applications must be submitted by April 15th.
First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas Scholarship: Established as an endowment fund to honor former members of the board, the First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas scholarship will be awarded to one or more fulltime sophomore students (completed 30 hours toward a degree) with GPAs of at least 3.0 Applicants must reside in a county served by an office or branch of the bank. Applications must be submitted by April 15th.
The Walter N. Moorehead Sr. Scholarship: First-time entering students who are planning to receive
a transfer degree from EACC then transfer to the
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The $500.00 scholarship will primarily assist with tuition, fees and textbooks for a
maximum of $250.00 per semester. The recipient must maintain a 2.50 grade point average. Applications must be submitted by April 15th.
EACC Academic Achievers Scholarship: The East Arkansas Community College Academic Achievement Waiver will cover the recipient’s full tuition for the fall semester and is renewable at EACC for subsequent semesters provided the recipient continues to meet qualifications. The waiver will remain in effect until a student has completed his or her degree (for a maximum of 64 hours or the total hours required for the specific major). Waiver recipients must enter East Arkansas Community College by the fall semester following high school graduation. An ACT score report is required to apply and applications are due in the Financial Aid Office by April 15th. The waiver amount is allocated for tuition only
Academic Achiever Waivers
Students who graduate from high schools within the EACC service area may be eligible for an Academic Achievement Waiver. The following guidelines will apply for eligibility for the academic achievement waiver:
1. The student must enroll at EACC by the fall semester following graduation from high school. To continue receiving the waiver enrollment must be continuous during each long semester until graduation. The Academic Achievement Waiver may apply to summer semesters.
2. An ACT composite score of 23 or greater and a score of 19 or greater on two of the individual tests will result in a 100% tuition waiver.
3. An ACT composite score of 19 or greater and a score of 19 or greater on two of the individual tests will result in a 50% tuition waiver.
There will be only one tuition waiver or scholarship from College funds awarded per student, but the student may select the option that provides the greatest financial assistance. Application deadline is April 15.