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Circle N Markets High School Grant Recipients Announced

East Arkansas Community College recently held the first Concurrent Credit Scholars Convocation.  During the event, area high school concurrent students were recognized and celebrated for their accomplishments.  Recipients of the Circle N Markets High School Concurrent Enrollment Grants were also announced during the event.

The Circle N Markets High School Concurrent Enrollment grant was established to provide assistance for high school students who wish to earn college credit at EACC prior to graduation, and provides funding directly to area high schools where Circle N Markets are located in eastern Arkansas- St. Francis, Cross, Lee, Poinsett, and Monroe counties.

“If a student has applied for the EACC Concurrent Enrollment Program through their high school and has been accepted, they may benefit from the Circle N Grant funds. The grant assists area high schools by helping to offset a portion of costs, such as books used for the concurrent classes,” said Niki Jones, EACC Director of Development. “This year, EACC’s concurrent program has served over 200 students throughout the College’s service region.”

The Circle N Market Grant program has been funded by Mallory and Carla Nimocks, who believe in the value of higher education. A prior scholarship program was in effect through Nimocks Oil Company, also providing scholarships to concurrently enrolled students. “This is the eleventh year Nimocks Oil Company has been able to provide additional funding for concurrent students, contributing $50,000 dollars through the years towards helping high school students in our region achieve academic success,” said Carla Nimocks.  “Given the academic high school challenges of today, especially in the Delta, we see this grant as a great opportunity for youth in our area.” The Nimocks family looks forward to continuing to assist and support EACC’s educational programming as the college outreaches to high school students in the communities served by Circle N Markets. 

“We appreciate the continued generosity and support by the Nimocks family and Circle N Markets,” said Niki Jones. “EACC is a leader in providing educational opportunities for high school students in eastern Arkansas through the College’s concurrent enrollment program.  The Circle N Markets have assisted in providing a great way for students to enhance their learning experience during high school while working toward a college degree, and this grant enhances EACC’s ability to fulfill its mission to area students.”

For more information about the Circle N Market High School Concurrent Enrollment Grant, call 870-633-4480 ext. 352.

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