EACC has announced Destiny Grady of Wynne as the winner of the 2017 Academic All-Star Scholarship award. Grady was recognized at the recent Arkansas Community Colleges annual conference in Little Rock, 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 not less than 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.
Grady has been an exceptional, highly motivated, and dedicated student while attending EACC. She has served as an EACC student ambassador, organized and led study groups for her Psychology class, tutored College Algebra students, participated in intramural activities, and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She has consistently exhibited leadership through her encouragement to her teammates and her desire to get others involved in campus activities. After graduating from EACC, Grady plans to continue her study of Psychology and obtain a doctorate degree.
“Destiny is one of the most dedicated students I have ever had the honor of teaching,” said Dr. Harold Souheaver. “She always gives her best effort and goes beyond what is expected. Not only is she an excellent student, but she appears to be a quality person as well, with wonderful leadership abilities,” he added.
Governor Asa Hutchinson presented the keynote address during the annual Academic All-Star Brunch at the conference. In addition to the $500 award the All-Stars received, a second full-tuition scholarship was offered by several Arkansas four-year universities to aid the recipients in completing their bachelor’s degree.