ASU-Beebe: Several Students Receive Foundation Scholarships

Sep 12th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Education

Several students were recently awarded foundation scholarships to attend Arkansas State University-Beebe. ASU-Beebe has campuses at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base.

Area students who received scholarships were:

Donna Ezell of El Paso has been awarded the James and Wilma Beard Scholarship. Ezell is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Applied Science degree in criminal justice at ASU-Beebe. The scholarship pays $500 per semester for the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarship was given by the late Wilma Beard in memory of her husband, James Beard. Wilma Beard was a long-time chair of the English and Fine Arts Division.  The scholarship is available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

Gary Joe Sims, Jr. of Beebe has been awarded the R.V. Powell Agricultural Scholarship. Sims is a freshman seeking an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in agriculture at ASU-Beebe. The scholarship pays $500 per semester for the 2013-2014 academic year. The R.V. Powell Agricultural Scholarship was established in memory of R.V. Powell, a longtime local businessman and friend of ASU-Beebe. The scholarship is available to freshmen agriculture majors, with an emphasis on academic achievement and agriculture related participation while in high school. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

Samantha K. Strader of Beebe has been awarded the James and Wilma Beard Scholarship. Strader is a sophomore seeking an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree specializing in math and science for grades 4-8 at ASU-Beebe. The scholarship pays $500 per semester for the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarship was given by the late Wilma Beard, long-time chair of the English and Fine Arts Division, in memory of her husband, James Beard. The scholarship is available to a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

Julie Nicole White of Beebe has been awarded the Denver and Ruby Nettles Scholarship. White is a freshman, seeking an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in agriculture at ASU-Beebe. The scholarship pays $500 per semester for the 2013-2014 academic year. The Denver and Ruby Nettles scholarship is a memorial scholarship, established in memory of Denver E. Nettles, a former assistant professor and division chair of the agriculture department at ASU-Beebe. The scholarship is available to a freshman or sophomore agriculture major, with an emphasis on academic achievement, and may be applied toward tuition, book purchases, or residence hall fees. The student must achieve a satisfactory grade point average during the fall semester to be considered for renewal of the scholarship for the spring semester.

Additionally, Julie White of Beebe has been awarded the Spradlin Family Scholarship. White is a freshman seeking an Associate of Arts degree at ASU-Beebe. The scholarship pays $1,000 for the 2013 fall semester. The Spradlin Family Scholarship is available to a Beebe High School graduating senior, who is preparing to attend ASU-Beebe. Consideration for the scholarship is given to math and science majors, who have earned a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

“ASU-Beebe is very proud of our scholarship recipients,” said Dr. Keith Pinchback, vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement. “We are also grateful to the foundation scholarship donors for making educational opportunities available to ASU-Beebe students.”

To establish or contribute to an ASU-Beebe scholarship, contact the ASU-Beebe Office of Institutional Advancement at (501) 882-8855, or visit the website at www.asub.edu.