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Foundation awards Giny Blankenship Memorial Scholarship

Katie Jo Lindsey of McCrory has been awarded the East Arkansas Community College Foundation's Giny Blankenship Memorial Scholarship for the fall 2022 semester.

The Giny Blankenship Memorial Scholarship was established to assist students seeking an Associate of Applied Science degree in the EACC Nursing Program.  The scholarship is presented to a full-time nursing student who is 25 years or older.  The student must possess a GPA of 2.8 on all coursework (minimum of 30 college credit hours).

Katie Jo Lindsey is currently enrolled in EACC's Associate of Science in Nursing program.  After completing the Registered Nursing program at EACC, she plans to further her education to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and eventually a Master of Science in Nursing degree.  Her future career plans include working at Forrest City Medical Center in the labor and delivery area. 

"I am honored to have been chosen as a scholarship recipient," said Lindsey.  "I will forever be grateful for the generous donors who are aiding in my journey to provide care for our community," she added.       

The family of Giny Blankenship created the memorial scholarship to help insure others the opportunity to realize their dream of serving others through nursing.  Giny Blankenship, a successful cosmetologist, decided to enroll in EACC's Nursing Program at the age of 35.  Through hard work and determination, despite working full-time and raising her children, she successfully completed the program.

The EACC Foundation's mission is to generate support and advocacy for East Arkansas Community College in the communities it serves.

Blankenship scholarship presentation

Katie Jo Lindsey, scholarship recipient with Kelly Blankenship Lewis

East Arkansas Community College

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