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In addition to the overall university scholarships, these privately funded scholarships are available to our students. Unless specified in the scholarship description, applying for the privately funded scholarship application will automatically make you a candidate for the scholarships in which you are eligible.


  • Dean's Office

    Arthur Monroe Shride Memorial Scholarship

    Amount and Term of Award:
    Amount of the award depends on earnings of the endowment. The number of recipients may be increased based on the balance.

    Qualifications for Receiving Scholarship:
    • Full-time incoming freshman from Randolph County.
    • First preference is a student majoring in the College of Education, preferably elementary education with an interest in teaching the value of nutrition & fitness.
    • Second preference may be a student majoring in physical education.
    • If there are no applicants from Randolph County, next preference is Sharp & Lawrence Counties, & then other counties may be considered.
    • If there are no applicants from Randolph, Sharp, or Lawrence Counties majoring in Education, or no applicants at all that qualify, preference is that ASU use its judgment in making awards.

    Qualifications for Maintaining the Scholarship:
    Award may be renewed through senior year if student continues to meet criteria & achieve academic progress.

    Selection Made By:
    Scholarship committee consisting of Associate Dean of College of Education, Chair of Department of Teacher Education, & Chair of Health, Physical Education & Sports Sciences.

    Other Comments:
    High school counselors should be informed of the availability of the scholarship in the specific geographic area.

    Application:
    Click here to download the Application >>

    Contact Person:
    Associate Dean of Education and Behavioral Science
    College of Education
    Arkansas State Universit
    P. O. Box 940
    State University, AR. 72467
    870-972-3057
    870-972-3828 - Fax

     

    Revised February 28, 2013

    Mamie Davis Endowed Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students

    Amount and Term of Award:

    Amount of award is based off earnings from the endowment provided funds are available.

    Qualifications for Receiving Scholarship:
    • Full time student.
    • 2.5 GPA
    • Must be a non-traditional student majoring in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

    Selection Made By:

    College of Education and Behavioral Science

    Application:
    Click here to download the Application >>

    Contact Person:
    Dean of Education and Behavioral Science
    College of Education
    Arkansas State University
    P. O. Box 940
    State University, AR. 72467
    870-972-3057
    870-972-3828 - Fax

    Tom and Shirley Manning Endowment

    Amount and Term of Award:

    Amount is based off earnings from the endowment provided funds are available.

    Qualifications for Receiving Scholarship:
    • Full time student.
    • Undergraduate student of any level majoring in the College of Education pursuing a teaching career.
    • Minimum College GPA of 2.5.
    • First choice is a student athlete football player. Second choice is a student athlete in any organized sport sponsored by A-State.

    Qualifications for Receiving Scholarship:
    Student may be renewed for multiple years at the approval of the committee.

    Selection Made By:

    College of Education Scholarship Committee

    Application:
    Click here to download the Application >>

    Contact Person:
    Dean of Education and Behavioral Science
    College of Education
    Arkansas State Universit
    P. O. Box 940
    State University, AR. 72467
    870-972-3057
    870-972-3828 - Fax

  • Educational Leadership, Curriculum, and Special Education

    Don and Myra Wright Elementary Education/Educational Leadership Scholarship

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:
     
    Amount of award depends on earnings from the endowment. Award will be evenly split between an Educational Leadership Doctoral candidate AND a student majoring in Elementary Education.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    • Full time student at ASU-J.
    • Recipient of the Educational Leadership doctoral award must be a student born in Arkansas or educated in Arkansas public schools.
    • Recipient of the Elementary Education Major award must be a student born in Arkansas or educated in Arkansas Public Schools. First preference is a graduate of Trumann High School in Trumann, AR.
    • Financial need shall be a consideration in making the award.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    Scholarship is not renewable, student must re-apply every year.
     
    APPLICATION:

    SELECTION MADE BY:
     
    Dr. Joe Nichols
     
    CONTACT PERSON:
    Dr. Joe Nichols
    ELCSE
    Arkansas State University
    P.O. Box 1450
    State University, AR 72467
    870-972-3062
    870-910-8044 (FAX)

    Dr. Carl R. Reng Memorial Scholarship

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:
     
    Annual award up to $500, payable at $250 per semester.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    • Recipients shall have been admitted to the Graduate School & be pursuing a degree in Educational Administration. Student must be enrolled in at least six (6) graduate hours during the semester in which the award is received.
    • Student entering the program must have a 3.0 GPA & a student already in the program must havea 3.25 GPA in their graduate studies. Recipient must demonstrate promise & show commitment to a career in Educational Administration. All other things being equal, consideration should be given to need.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    Recipient selected for fall award may be renewed for spring term if they continue to meet criteria.
     
    SELECTION MADE BY:
     
    A committee consisting of the Dean of the College of Education, the Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership, Curriculum, & Special Education, & at least two (2) faculty members from the department.
     
    OTHER COMMENTS:
     
    Publicity shall be coordinated through University Communications.

     
    CONTACT PERSON:
     
    Dr. Joe Nichols
    Department of Educational Leadership, Curriculum, & Special Education
    Arkansas State University
    P.O. Box 1450
    State University, AR. 72467
    870-972-3062

    Dr. Eugene W. Smith Research Fellowship

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:
     
    Amount based off earnings from the endowment.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    • Student who is pursuing their Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership.
    • Student must have submitted their dissertation proposal to the selection committee.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    N/A
     
    SELECTION MADE BY:
     
    The Center for Excellence in Education

     
    CONTACT PERSON:
     
    Dr. Steve Bounds
    College of Education and Behavioral Science
    Center for Excellence in Education
    Arkansas State University
    P.O. Box 1270
    State University, AR 72467
    870-972-3943
    870-680-8130 - Fax

    Dr's. Randy and Carol Ham Memorial Scholarship

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:
     
    In-state graduate tuition for one semester provided sufficient funds are available.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    • Student must be full-time or part-time graduate student working toward the master’s degree in secondary principalship.
    • Recipient should demonstrate outstanding academic work, dedication to a career as a secondary principal, need for financial assistance, and commitment to improving education opportunities in the Delta region.
    • Preference will be given to minority students with a demonstrated financial need who plan to remain and teach in the Arkansas Delta area.
     
    SELECTION MADE BY:
     
    Scholarship committee consisting of the chair of the Department of Educational Administration and at least two (2) additional faculty members. Members of the Ham family will be notified of selected recipient prior to offering the award to a recipient.
     
    OTHER COMMENTS:
     
    Publicity will be coordinated through University Communications.

     
    CONTACT PERSON:
     
    Chair
    Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Special Education
    P.O. Box 2781
    State University, AR 72467
    870-972-3062
    870-972-3945 FAX

    Eoff Family Scholarship

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:
     
    Amount awarded based off earnings from the endowment provided funds are available.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    • Must be an Arkansas resident.
    • Must be a full-time student at the ASU-J campus.
    • Recipient must have completed at least 12 credit hours of college course work (classification of second semester freshman or higher) and be in good academic standing.
    • Available to students in all teaching majors.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    N/A
     
    SELECTION MADE BY:
     
    School of Teacher Education and Leadership Scholarship Committee

     
    CONTACT PERSON:
     
    Steve Bounds
    P.O. Box 2350
    State University, AR 72467
    870-972-3062
    coe@astate.edu

  • Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences

    Dr. Hank Jordan Scholarship

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:
     
    Amount of award based on income earned from the endowment.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    • Full-time undergraduate student majoring in Athletic Training with the highest GPA in major.
    • Student must have completed 75 credit hours and be receiving the award as a graduating senior.
    • In the event of a tie in the selection process, the selected recipient should have the greatest amount of credit hours.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTAINING SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    Recipient may reapply for renewal if they continue to meet criteria.
     
    SELECTION MADE BY:
     
    Department of Health, Physical Education, and Sports Sciences Honor Committee

     

    CONTACT PERSON:
     
    Department Chair
    HPESS Honors Committee
    Arkansas State University
    P. O. Box 240
    State University, AR. 72467
    870-972-3066

    Dr. Jake Darby Scholarship

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:
     
    Amount of the award depends on earnings from the endowment.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    • Full-time undergraduate student with grade point average of 2.5 or above.
    • Acceptance into the Teacher Education program as a Physical Education Major.
    • Intention to carry at least 12 hours while holding the scholarship.
    • Minimum of two letters of recommendation, one being from a HPESS Faculty.
    • Current transcript from ASU.
    SELECTION MADE BY:
     
    College of Education Scholarship Committee
    CONTACT PERSON:
    Chair
    Department of Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences Honors Committee
    Arkansas State University
    P. O. Box 940
    State University, AR. 72467
    870-972-3057
    870-972-3828 FAX

    Dr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Adams II Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Exercise Science

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:
     
    Annual award of $250 for fall semester
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    • Full-time undergraduate student majoring in Exercise Science with the highest overall GPA.
    • Student must have completed 75 credit hours with a minimum of 15 in the Exercise Science degree tract.
    • In the event of a tie in the selection process, the selected recipient should have the greatest amount of credit hours.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    Recipient may re-apply for renewal if they continue to meet criteria.
     
    SELECTION MADE BY:
     
    Department of Health, Physical Education, & Sports Sciences Honors Committee.

     

    CONTACT PERSON:

    Chair
    Department of Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences Honors Committee
    Arkansas State University
    P. O. Box 240
    State University, AR. 72467
    870-972-3066

    Dr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Adams II Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Health Promotion

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:
     
    Annual award is $250 for fall semester.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    • Full-time undergraduate student majoring in Health Promotion with the highest overall GPA.
    • Student must have completed 75 credit hours with a minimum of 15 in the Health Promotion degree tract.
    • Student cannot receive the award the last semester of their degree program.
    • In the event of a tie in the selection process, the selected recipient should have the greatest amount of credit hours.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    Recipient may re-apply for renewal if they continue to meet criteria.
     
    SELECTION MADE BY:
     
    Department of Health, Physical Education, & Sports Sciences Honors Committee.

    CONTACT PERSON:
     
    Chair
    Department of Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences Honors Committee
    Arkansas State University
    P. O. Box 240
    State University, AR. 72467
    870-972-3066

    Dr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Adams II Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Sports Administration

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:
     
    Annual award of $250 for fall semester.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    • Full-time undergraduate student majoring in Health Promotion with the highest overall GPA.
    • Student must have completed 75 credit hours with a minimum of 15 in the Sports Administration degree tract.
    • Student cannot receive the award the last semester of their degree program.
    • In the event of a tie in the selection process, the selected recipient should have the greatest amount of credit hours.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    Recipient may re-apply for renewal if they continue to meet criteria.
     
    SELECTION MADE BY:
     
    Department of Health, Physical Education, & Sports Sciences Honors Committee.

     

    CONTACT PERSON:
     
    Chair
    Department of Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences Honors Committee
    Arkansas State University
    P. O. Box 240
    State University, AR. 72467
    870-972-3066

    Gladys McPike Hudgins

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:
     
    $500 for the fall semester, provided funds are available.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    • Full-time student.
    • A minimum of 60 hours of credit with at least two semesters at ASU.
    • A 3.0 GPA or above.
    • Acceptance into the teacher education program as a physical education major.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    N/A
     
    SELECTION MADE BY:
     
    Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department Scholarship Committee.
     
    OTHER COMMENTS:
     
    The recipient will be announced at the HPER Spring Honors Banquet during Convocation of Scholars Week in April. The department will arrange publicity for the award.

    CONTACT PERSON:
     
    Paul Finnicum, Department Chair
    Health, Physical Education & Sport Sciences Department
    Arkansas State Universit
    P. O. Box 240
    State University, AR. 72467
    870-972-3066

    HPESS Chairman Scholarship

  • Psychology and Counseling

    Alice Horn Bryant Psychology Scholarship

    Award

    Two (2) $7,500.00 scholarships per year

    Criteria
    • Must be a psychology major
    • Must be a full time student (carrying at least 12 semester hours)
    • Must be at least a rising junior (earned a minimum of 60 hours at the end of the spring semester in which they apply)
    • Must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
    • Must have earned at least 9 credit hours in the psychology program at A-State at the end of the spring semester in which they apply 
    • Must have a 3.25 psychology GPA
    • Scholarships are non-renewable and are for one academic year.
    • Must submit, with application, a statement of professional goals
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:

    Scholarships are non-renewable and are for one academic year

    SELECTION MADE BY:

    Psychology and Counseling Scholarship Committee

    APPLICATION:

    Click here to download the application>>

    CONTACT PERSON:
    Psychology and Counseling Department
    Arkansas State University
    PO Box 1560
    State University, AR 72467
    870-972-3064
    870-910-3962 (FAX)

    Dr. & Mrs. James F. Golden Memorial Scholarship Endowment

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:

    The amount of the award shall be based on the earnings of the endowment.

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:
    • Student shall have completed 18 hours toward a Masters or Specialist degree in Counseling & be committed to a career in counseling.
    • Financial need shall be considered in the selection process.
     QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP:

    N/A

    SELECTION MADE BY:

    Department of Psychology & Counseling Graduate Faculty Council.

    OTHER COMMENTS:

    Publicity shall be coordinated through University Communications.

    APPLICATION:

    Click here to download the application>>

    CONTACT PERSON:
    Department of Psychology & Counseling Chair
    Arkansas State University
    P. O. Box 1560
    State University, AR. 72467
    870-972-3064
    870-972-3962 - Fax

  • Teacher Education

    Dr. Mildred B Vance Scholarship

    Criteria
    • Students must be an early childhood major or mid-level education major on the Jonesboro campus & enrolled in ECH 4003 Field Experiences III or MLED 4034 Field Experiences II.
    • Student must have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher & demonstrate excellence in the area of education.
    • A new recipient will be selected each semester.
    Selection

    Mildred B Vance Scholarship Selection Committee who have been appointed by chair of the Teacher Education Department

    Application:

    Click here to download the application>>

    Contact

    Teacher Education Committee Chair
    Arkansas State University
    Department of Teacher Education
    PO Box 2350
    State University, AR 72467-2350
    870- 680-8560
    870-972-3344 (FAX)

    Eunitha Steel Hout Commitment to Education Award

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:

    Minimum award of $500, payable at $250 per academic semester beginning with the fall 2000 semester.

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:

    • Incoming ASU freshman, who has graduated from Buffalo Island Central High School & plans to pursue a field of study in elementary or secondary education.
    • First preference will be given to students from Monette or Leachville, Arkansas. If there are no qualified students from those areas, the scholarship may then be awarded to a student from Craighead County who otherwise qualifies for the award.
    • In the event that Buffalo Island Central High School either merges with another institution or ceases to operate, the scholarship may be awarded to students from Monette or Leachville who otherwise qualify for the award.
    • Financial need & a determination of strong moral character.
    • Applicant must provide a written essay to Scholarship Committee.

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP:

    Recipients are eligible to reapply for consideration provided that they have continued in the course of study in elementary or secondary education & have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent.

    SELECTION MADE BY:

    Scholarship Committee comprised of the guidance counselor, senior class sponsor, & media specialist from Buffalo Island Central High School; a representative from the ASU Office of Financial Aid; & Steve Watkins, or his designee, who will serve informally & in an advisory capacity. Determination will be based upon the Committee’s evaluation of a writer essay & subsequent personal interview.

    APPLICATION:

    Click here to download the application>>

    CONTACT PERSON:
    Chair, Department of Teacher Education
    Arkansas State University
    P. O. Box 2350
    State University, AR. 72467
    870-680-8097

    The Pope Family Scholarship for Early Childhood Education

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:

    $1,000 for the fall semester and $1,000 for the spring semester provided funds are available.

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:

    • Student must be full-time student majoring in Early Childhood Education.
    • Applicant must be an Arkansas resident.
    • First-year applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale
    • Applicant who is a current ASU-J student must have a GPA of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale.

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP:

    Recipients must submit end-of-semester reports to donor reflecting academic progress and, once major is determined, the degree which is being sought.

    Report should also include highlights of collegial experience both academic and personal (i.e. – activities, work, etc.)

    OTHER COMMENTS:

    Preference will be given to students currently holding the award when determining recipients.

    SELECTION MADE BY:

    Department of Teacher Education Scholarship Committee.

    Privately funded scholarship coordinator will consult with donors or their designee once possible recipients have been identified but prior to announcing the award.

    APPLICATION:

    Click here to download the application>>

    CONTACT PERSON:

    Department Chair, Department of Teacher Education
    Arkansas State University
    PO Box 2350, State University, AR 72467
    O: 870-680-8430;
    F: 870-972-3344
    grymesj@astate.edu

    Ruth Steinsiek Excellence in Education Scholarship Endowment

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:

    Annual award amount is based on interest earned from the endowment.

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:

    • The scholarship will provide an annual award to Arkansas High School graduates who are pursuing a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education at Arkansas State University.

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP:

    • Full-time students who maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher shall be eligible for scholarship renewal.

    SELECTION MADE BY:

    The Chair of the Department of Teacher Education & two (2) faculty members appointed by the Chair shall determine the scholarship recipient.

    APPLICATION:

    Click here to download the application>>

    CONTACT PERSON:

    Chair, Department of Teacher Education
    College of Education and Behavioral Science
    Arkansas State University
    P. O. Box 2350
    State University, AR. 72467
    870-972-3059

    Nancy Eubanks Bacot Scholarship

    Amount and Term of Award:

    Amount of award is based off earnings from the endowment provided funds are available.

    Qualifications for Receiving Scholarship:
    1. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has been admitted to the Teacher Education Program in Elementary Education.
    2. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
      1. Academic Excellence as demonstrated by a GPA of 3.5 or better;
      2. Service commitment demonstrated by involvement in student organizations, community groups, programs, or agencies;
      3. Experience and Involvement with children and youth demonstrated by summer work, part-time jobs, work in child care centers, camp counselor positions, church programs, etc.
    3. Applicants must complete the application found on the A-State, College of Education and Behavioral Science website including a statement of beliefs about teaching in the K – 6 classroom and working with students and families of this age span.

    Selection Made By:

    College of Education and Behavioral Science

    Application:
    Click here to download the Application >>

    Contact Person:
    Chair, Department of Teacher Education
    Arkansas State University
    P. O. Box 2350
    State University, AR. 72467
    870-972-3059
    870-972-8045 – Fax

  • Professional Education Programs

    Lillian Barton Scholarship

    The Lillian Barton Scholarship is named in honor of a special educator. Miss Barton rendered service to the teaching profession for more than 50 years. She was a public school teacher, school administrator, and teacher educator. She has been characterized as a dedicated professional and a gracious lady. Miss Barton provided active and inspirational leadership to Eta Delta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi for many years; therefore, it seems only fitting that this chapter assume responsibility for the administration of the Lillian Barton Memorial Scholarship Fund. To finance the scholarships, an endowment was established by donations from relatives of Miss Barton, friends, and organizations. The interest from the endowment provides scholarships for deserving teacher education majors. The recipients are selected on the bases of GPA and evidence of professional promise. The scholarship is awarded in the fall and spring semesters. Those submitting an application packet (application form, up-to-date unofficial transcript, statement of future professional goals, one letter of personal reference, two rating scale forms from professors in your academic major, one rating scale form from a professor outside your academic major) must meet following criteria.

    Criteria

    Students must be officially admitted into the Teacher Education Program
    Must be pursuing the B.S.E. or M.S.E. degree
    Must have an overall GPA of 3.00 or above

    Contact

    Director of Professional Education Programs
    Arkansas State University
    PO Box 940
    State University, AR 72467
    870-972-2099
    870-910-8044 (FAX)

    Lloyd L. and June S. Goff Scholarship

    Mr. Goff served as a teacher, coach, and administrator in the Wynne and Brinkley school districts, then became a principal and later superintendent in the Jonesboro Public Schools. After his retirement from Jonesboro in 1960, Mr. Goff was appointed assistant professor of education and psychology at Arkansas State, where he served for nine years.

    Mrs. Goff completed her education degree at Arkansas State in 1957 and then taught elementary students for several years at East Elementary School in Jonesboro. She was also very involved in church and community activities while she lived in Jonesboro.

    The children of the late Lloyd L. and June S. Goff knew that their parents placed special emphasis on education throughout their life's work. The Lloyd L. and June S. Goff Scholarship was endowed following their parents' death in 1990. It is the desire of the donors to assist in improving math and science education in the state by providing educational opportunities to outstanding recipients who plan to remain and teach in Arkansas upon graduation.

    The Lloyd L. and June S. Goff Scholarship is awarded in the fall semester to a full-time junior or senior student with a 3.0 overall G.P.A. and an interest in pursuing a career in teaching at the secondary level. Preference will be given to Arkansas residents majoring in science or math education.

    Criteria
    • Students must be officially admitted into the Teacher Education Program
    • Must be pursuing a secondary education degree with preference to those in math and science areas
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00
    • Must be a junior or senior by classification
    Contact

    Director of Professional Education Programs
    Arkansas State University
    PO Box 940
    State University, AR 72467
    870-972-2099
    870-910-8044 (FAX)

    Mary L. Swan Memorial Scholarship

    Mrs. Swan was a native of Randolph County, Arkansas. She attended Pocahontas Elementary School and Pocahontas High School. Pocahontas High School was her favorite high school, but she was unable to graduate from there because her parents moved to Walnut Ridge. She, consequently, graduated from Walnut Ridge High School.

    Mrs. Swan attended Ft. Smith Junior College for two years prior to attending and graduating from Arkansas State College. She obtained her Remedial Reading Certificate by attending the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University.

    Mrs. Swan began her teaching career as a sixth grade teacher at the Alma Spikes Elementary School in Pocahontas, AR. In that district, she, by choice, taught only sixth graders for eight years. In the St. Charles Missouri School district, Mrs. Swan taught fourth grade for one year and then became the remedial reading teacher for 20 years. Mrs. Swan taught a total of 29 years in the Pocahontas School and St. Charles School Districts.

    Mr. and Mrs. Swan planned together to set-up a scholarship to help students pursue an elementary education degree. This scholarship is in her honor because she enjoyed working with students so much and knew that all students could be successful if motivated to do his/her very best.

    Criteria
    • First preference is that award be made to an incoming freshman having graduated from Walnut Ridge (AR) High School, Pocahontas (AR) High School, Hoxie (AR) High School or any other high school located in Lawrence County, Randolph County, and Greene County in Northeast Arkansas, or from the Highland School District in Sharp County, Arkansas. Transfer students are eligible to apply only if he/she has attended an A-State branch, and graduated from one of the above mentioned schools.
    • Second preference is that award be to a student currently enrolled.
    • Must be a full-time student pursing an elementary or secondary education degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Financial need must be documented.
    • Demonstrate the abilities, personal qualities and scholarship conducive to become an outstanding teacher
    Renewal

    Award is renewable through completion of the undergraduate degree of six (6) additional semesters, whichever occurs firs, provided the recipient continues to meet all award criteria.

    Contact

    Director of Professional Education Programs
    Arkansas State University
    PO Box 940
    State University, AR 72467
    870-972-2099
    870-910-8044 (FAX)

    Shannon Wright & Lynette Thetford Scholarship Westside Graduate

    AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:
     
    Annual award of $1,000 payable at $500 per semester, provided funds are available.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    • Senior from Westside High School planning to attend Arkansas State University in the fall following graduation.
    • Recipient should demonstrate a commitment to the education profession exhibited by Shannon Wright & Lynette Thetford.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP:
     
    N/A
     
    SELECTION MADE BY:
     
    Professional Education Programs Scholarship Committee
     
    OTHER COMMENTS:
     
    • Recipient of the scholarship will be announced at the Westside High School graduation ceremony before student enters Arkansas State University the following fall.
    • Publicity will be coordinated through University Communications.
     
    CONTACT PERSON:
     
    Director
    Professional Education Programs
    Arkansas State University
    P. O. Box 940
    State University, AR. 72467
    870-972-2099
    870-910-8044 - Fax

    Sibylla and Kenneth Peters Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship

    Alpha Delta Kappa is an International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators. As such, one of its purposes is to promote high standards of education. One way the Northeast Arkansas chapters have chosen to do this is through the presentation of a jointly-sponsored cash award each year to an outstanding undergraduate and graduate education major.

    These awards are called the Sibylla and Kenneth Peters Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Awards in honor of Sibylla Peters' contributions and service in behalf of Alpha Delta Kappa on the local, state, and national levels and her husband, Kenneth's, financial support of this scholarship.

    Applications are due into the Professional Education Programs office twice a year. Students doing an internship in a spring semester must return an application in October. Students doing an internship in a fall semester must return an application in March.

    Criteria
    • Recipient will receive the award in his/her teaching internship semester
    • Must have and over all GPA of 3.00 or above
    • Must demonstrate the abilities, personal qualities and scholarship conducive to become an outstanding teacher
    Contact

    Director of Professional Education Programs
    Arkansas State University
    PO Box 940
    State University, AR 72467
    870-972-2099
    870-910-8044 (FAX)