Kayleigh Abbott of Forrest City has been named as the recipient of the East Arkansas Community College Foundation Community Leader Scholarship for fall semester 2015.
This award was 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.
Abbott graduated from Lee Academy High School in the spring of this year. She is currently enrolled at EACC and plans to pursue a career in Nursing. Throughout her school years, Abbott was involved in numerous community service and leadership groups. She served as vice-president of her class during her sophomore and junior years in high school, and class president during her senior year. As a member of Delta Beta Sigma national high school sorority, Abbott served as Vice-President, Philanthropy Chair, and held many other offices. She helped organize philanthropy activities including fundraisers for national charities, as well as participated in local community service projects including Toys for Tots, Angel Tree, Operation Christmas Child, the Forrest City Area Humane Society, Downtown Festival, and many more.
“I am honored to receive a scholarship that represents leadership and community service, and I am thankful to the EACC Foundation for selecting me to receive this award,” said Abbott.