EACC announced Zoe Mathes of Forrest City, as the winner of the 2023 Academic All-Star Scholarship award. Mathes was recognized at the recent Arkansas Community Colleges annual conference in Hot Springs, along with 21 other student scholarship winners from the other community colleges around the state.
The Academic All-Star Scholarship is designed to award excellence in academics and leadership at the community college level. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 and possess a minimum of 12 credit hours in pursuit of an associate degree. Each of the twenty-two community colleges in Arkansas grants one All-Star Scholarship to one student per year.
Mathes is a dedicated, disciplined, and driven student. She demonstrates flexibility and understanding in front of life's challenges. Naturally curious with a keen sense of analytical observation, she excels in research, discussion, and any adversity presented before her. Mathes achieved the President's List, is a member of EACC's Honors program and Phi Theta Kappa, graduated as valedictorian in high school, and was a member of the National Honor Society.
In addition to her academic success, Mathes has completed many hours of service at nursing homes, schools, and church, and participated in the Keep Arkansas Beautiful campaign at an area state park and wildlife refuge. After graduating from EACC, she plans to continue her education to pursue a bachelor's degree.
As EACC's Academic All-Star scholarship award recipient, Mathes received a $500 All-Star scholarship award. In addition, a second full-tuition scholarship was offered to All-Star scholarship winners by Arkansas four-year universities to aid the recipients in completing their bachelor's degree.