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.
Hammonds Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Hammons and their son Dr. Edward P. Hammons the scholarship provides assistance to freshman and sophomore students from eastern Arkansas and western Tennessee. Preference is given to active members of a Southern Baptist Church. The student must provide ¼ of the tuition cost personally and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Information is available online at www.abf.org. The application deadline is February 1st.
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 establishing the Giny Blankenship Memorial 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.
Dr. John W. Alderson III Business Scholarship: The purpose of the Dr. John W. Alderson, III Business 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.
Jimmy and Patsy Burns Memorial Scholarship: The Jimmy and Patsy Burns Memorial Scholarship is for an incoming freshman who is a graduate of Palestine-Wheatley High School. The student must have a 2.0 GPA. Awarded in the fall for the academic year, $750 per semester.
Dr. Coy Grace Scholarship: The Coy Grace School to Work Scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed a program of study in the Eastark Secondary Career Center (ESCC) and/or to a student seeking a certificate or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The award is $250 per semester or term based on availability of funds.
Community Leader Scholarship: The Community Leader Scholarship was created to assist students who have demonstrated leadership skills in the community. The scholarship is for entering freshmen at EACC with no more than 18 hours of college credit. In addition, the student must have achieved and maintained a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA. The student must be a current volunteer in projects or organizations that focus on community service and volunteerism. The award is $250 per semester based on availability of funds.