Scholarships Available for Students

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Education

LITTLE ROCK, ARK – Arkansas Community Foundation announces the availability of scholarship awards for Arkansas students whose parents have died in service to their nation, state or community. The awards are funded by income from the Arkansas Service Memorial Fund, an endowment fund created in the mid-1980s largely through the fundraising efforts of Sheffield Nelson.  Since 1984, income from the fund has provided 128 scholarships totaling over $157,500.  Visit arcf.org to download the application form or contact Lisa Duckworth at 501-372-1116 or by email lduckworth@arcf.org to receive a copy.  Applications received by May 1, 2012, will be given priority.

Arkansas Community Foundation makes grants to improve the quality of life in our state and collaborates with individuals, families and organizations to build local communities through philanthropy. At the close of the 2011 fiscal year, ARCF had more than $150 million in assets and has provided more than $90 million in grants since it began operation in 1976. Contributions to ARCF, its funds and any of its 27 local affiliate offices are fully tax deductible