Foundation Scholarships

Several students were recently awarded privately funded foundation scholarships to attend Arkansas State University-Beebe, with campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online.

At a reception on October 26, student recipients and scholarship donors were honored.

November 6, 2018

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2018 ASU-Beebe Foundation Scholarship recipients show thanks to the scholarship donors at the reception held on October 26, 2018. Pictured, left to right, front row: Kristopher Johnson, Braylin Powers, Wynston Smith, Kaylynn McKenna Lett, Wanda Rudd, and Jesse Nicholas Arnold; middle row: Krista Holland, Sydney Cartwright, Lindsey Adkins, Kaitlyn Winn, Lauren Lea, Gena Cartwright, Jamiha Charles, and Nadia Watson; back row: Matthew Mattox, Julius Cooperwood, Dilynn Boyd, Michaela Shott, Nate Dew, Larra Goff, and Catherine Crawford.

Lindsey Adkins of Bald Knob has been awarded the Marvin and Geraldine Speight Educational Scholarship. Adkins is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Business. The scholarship awards $1,196 for the academic year.  The Marvin and Geraldine Speight Educational Scholarship was established in 2016 by Arkansas Community Foundation in honor of long-time ASU-Beebe basketball coach and education professor Marvin Speight.  

Jesse Nicholas Arnold of Rose Bud has been awarded the Billy F. Powell Scholarship. Arnold is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences. The scholarship awards $530 for the academic year. The scholarship was established by Mary Powell in 2011 in memory of her husband Billy Powell, an instructor of psychology at ASU-Beebe at the time of his death.   

Brooks Benton of Drasco has been awarded the Charles and Regina Stuart Endowment Scholarship. Benton is a freshman pursuing a Technical Certificate in Welding Technology. The scholarship awards $450 for the Fall 2018 semester. Charles and Regina Stuart are longtime supporters of Cleburne County and the historical society. 

Alexis Bottoms of Searcy has been awarded the ASU-Beebe Development Council Endowment Scholarship. Bottoms is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Health Sciences. The scholarship awards $2,400 for the academic year. The ASU-Beebe Development Council is a group of community leaders and friends of the university, who combine efforts to secure private funding and increase endowments to benefit students choosing to attend ASU-Beebe.

Dilynn Boyd of Conway has been awarded the Denver and Ruby Nettles Scholarship. Boyd is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Agriculture. The scholarship awards $950 for the academic year. The Denver and Ruby Nettles scholarship was established in memory of both Ruby and Denver E. Nettles, a former assistant professor and division chair of the agriculture department at ASU-Beebe.

Gena Cartwright of Romance has been awarded the Dr. Ruth Couch Endowment Scholarship.  Cartwright is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences. The scholarship awards $2,400 for the academic year. The scholarship was established by the late Dr. Ruth L. Couch, emeritus professor of English and former vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Sydney Cartwright of Romance has been awarded the E. H. “Doc” and Ruth Abington Scholarship.  Cartwright is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences. The scholarship awards $520 for the academic year and is available to sophomores.  The E.H. “Doc” and Ruth Abington Scholarship was established in 1999 to further the education of students in the community.

Jamiha Charles of Little Rock has been awarded the Dr. Ruth Couch Endowment Scholarship.  Charles is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Health Sciences. The scholarship awards $2,400 for the academic year. The scholarship was established by the late Dr. Ruth L. Couch, emeritus professor of English and former vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Julius Cooperwood of Searcy has been awarded the Eoff Family Endowment Scholarship. Cooperwood is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science degree in Education. The scholarship awards $2,400 for the academic year. The Eoff Family Scholarship was endowed in 2006 by Cathy Eoff, owner of Eoff & Associates Realty in Beebe, as a tribute to her family for their dedication to education.  

Johan Cornelissen of Quitman has been awarded the Dr. Judy McKay Scholarship. Cornelissen is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. The scholarship awards $2,400 for the academic year. The scholarship was given in memory of Dr. Judy McKay, retired associate professor of English.  

Catherine Crawford of Beebe has been awarded the ASU-Beebe Development Council Endowment Scholarship. Crawford is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Health Sciences. The scholarship awards $2,348 for the academic year. The ASU-Beebe Development Council is a group of community leaders and friends of the university, who combine efforts to secure private funding and increase endowments to benefit students choosing to attend ASU-Beebe.  

Nate Dew of Heber Springs has been awarded the Steve Storm Memorial Scholarship. Dew is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Health Sciences. The scholarship awards $500 for the Fall 2018 semester. The Steve Storm Scholarship was established in 2011 in memory of Storm, who was the first instructor of math and science at ASU-Beebe Heber Springs. 

Kelsey Drees of Cabot has been awarded the Dr. Ruth Couch Endowment Scholarship.  Drees is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Health Sciences. The scholarship awards $2,400 for the academic year. The scholarship was established by the late Dr. Ruth L. Couch, emeritus professor of English and former vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Jodi Fisher of Beebe has been awarded the R.V. Powell Agriculture Scholarship. Fisher is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Agriculture. The scholarship awards $840 for the academic year. The R.V. Powell Scholarship was established in memory of R.V. Powell, a longtime local businessman and friend of ASU-Beebe. 

Mitchell Flint of Pangburn has been awarded the Darrell and Dr. Diane Tiner Logan Endowment Scholarship. Flint is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Education. The scholarship awards $500 for the academic year. The Darrell and Dr. Diane Tiner Logan Endowment Scholarship is given to an education major, and was established in honor of Dr. Tiner Logan, the former vice chancellor of the ASU-Beebe Heber Springs campus.

Larra Goff of Quitman has been awarded the Larry Sims Agriculture Scholarship. Goff is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Agriculture. The scholarship awards $1,000 for the academic year. The scholarship was established by Marchia Sims, retired ASU-Beebe employee, in memory of her husband Larry Sims, who was a long-time employee of the Arkansas Plant Board.

Emmalee Hefner of Romance has been awarded the Cleburne Memorial Chapter 1757 UDC Scholarship. Hefner is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Business. The scholarship awards $250 for the Fall 2018 semester. The scholarship was established to further higher education pursuits of the recipients.

Krista Holland of Cabot has been awarded the England Challenge Scholarship. Holland is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Education.  The scholarship awards $1,180 for the academic year. The scholarship was endowed in 1996 by the late Walter England, emeritus associate professor of education and former ASU-Beebe Dean, to benefit students pursuing a career in teaching.

Nicholas Ryan Howard of Beebe has been awarded the Dr. Ruth Couch Endowment Scholarship.  Howard is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in General Studies. The scholarship awards $2,400 for the academic year. The scholarship was established by the late Dr. Ruth L. Couch, emeritus professor of English and former vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Kristopher Johnson of North Little Rock has been awarded the Dr. Ruth Couch Endowment Scholarship.  Johnson is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences. The scholarship awards $2,400 for the academic year. The scholarship was established by the late Dr. Ruth L. Couch, emeritus professor of English and former vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Lauren Lea of Carlisle has been awarded the Dr. Ruth Couch Endowment Scholarship. Lea is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences. The scholarship awards $2,400 for the academic year. The scholarship was established by the late Dr. Ruth L. Couch, emeritus professor of English and former vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Uriel Leal of Heber Springs has been awarded the Business and Professional Women of Heber Springs Scholarship. Leal is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology. The scholarship awards $500 for the academic year. The Business and Professional Women of Heber Springs established the scholarship to be given to a resident of Cleburne County who attends ASU-Beebe Heber Springs and maintains a 3.0 grade point average or higher.

Kalynn McKenna Lett of Beebe has been awarded the Veterinary Technology Program Scholarship. Lett is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. The scholarship awards $500 for the Fall 2018 semester. The Veterinary Technology program prepares students to assist licensed veterinarians in providing healthcare services.

Matthew Mattox of Ash Flat has been awarded the James and Wilma Beard Scholarship. Mattox is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Agriculture. The scholarship awards $680 for the 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.  

George McDonough of Austin has been awarded the Jack Raber ROTC Memorial Scholarship. McDonough is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Business. The scholarship awards $250 for the Fall 2018 semester. The scholarship was established in memory of Jack Raber, a student advisor and assistant professor of business administration at the time of his death in 2012.

Nicholas Osier of McCrory has been awarded the R.V. Powell Agriculture Scholarship. Osier is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Agriculture. The scholarship awards $840 for the academic year. The R.V. Powell Scholarship was established in memory of R.V. Powell, a longtime local businessman and friend of ASU-Beebe.  

Braylin Powers of Cabot has been awarded the Sharae Elizabeth Jones Memorial Scholarship. Powers is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences. The scholarship awards $2,400 for the academic year. The Sharae Elizabeth Jones Memorial Scholarship, formerly known as Jones Family Trust, is given in memory of Sharae Jones, to a full-time student, who is not a recipient of a federally funded grant. 

Wanda Rudd of Austin has been awarded the Doris Sue Whittaker Endowment Scholarship. Rudd is a sophomore pursuing a Technology Certificate in Practical Nursing. The scholarship awards $720 for the academic year. The Doris Sue Waddle-Whittaker Scholarship was endowed in 2004 by the family as a memorial to the former student and nurse, and is awarded to a nursing student.

Madison Schumacher of Cabot has been awarded the Leon and Virginia Shanack Scholarship. Schumacher is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Education. The scholarship awards $490 for the academic year. The Leon and Virginia Shanack Scholarship was established by a former ASU-Beebe employee in honor of her parents.

Raven Shadwick of Augusta has been awarded the Dr. Ruth Couch Endowment Scholarship. Shadwick is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in General Studies. The scholarship awards $2,400 for the academic year. The scholarship was established by the late Dr. Ruth L. Couch, emeritus professor of English and former vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Michaela Shott of Heber Springs has been awarded the Colonel Vernon and Mary Wold Endowment Scholarship. Shott is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences. The scholarship awards $2,200 for the academic year. The Colonel Vernon and Mary Wold Scholarship provides for students attending ASU-Beebe Heber Springs campus who maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average each semester. 

Haley Smith of Jacksonville has been awarded the Brenda Shurley Scholarship. Smith is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Education. The scholarship awards $1,650 for the academic year. The scholarship was endowed in 2005, and is made available by Brenda Shurley of Cabot, owner of the Shurley Method.

Wynston Smith of Little Rock has been awarded the James and Wilma Beard Scholarship. Smith is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems. The scholarship awards $2,400 for the 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.

Taylor Stauffer of Cabot has been awarded the Dr. Ruth Couch Endowment Scholarship. Stauffer is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences. The scholarship awards $1,100 for the academic year. The scholarship was established by the late Dr. Ruth L. Couch, emeritus professor of English and former vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Logan Stigler of Beebe has been awarded the Spradlin Family Scholarship. Stigler is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems. The scholarship awards $1,000 for the academic year. The Spradlin Family Scholarship is available to a Beebe High School graduating senior, who plans to attend ASU-Beebe and major in math and science related courses. 

McKenzie Thomas of Concord has been awarded the Brinkley Foundation Scholarship. Thomas is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences. The scholarship awards $1,600 for the Fall 2018 semester.  The Brinkley Scholarship is presented to an incoming freshman who has a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Erica Villalobos of Cabot has been awarded the Dr. Ruth Couch Endowment Scholarship.  Villalobos is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Health Sciences. The scholarship awards $2,400 for the academic year. The scholarship was established by the late Dr. Ruth L. Couch, emeritus professor of English and former vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Nadia Watson of Heber Springs has been awarded the Lillian and Mark Barnett Endowment Scholarship. Watson is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Health Sciences. The scholarship awards $3,000 for the academic year. This scholarship was established by the children of Lillian and Mark Barnett as a memorial to their parents and is available to a Heber Springs graduate.

Julia Welsh of Cabot has been awarded the W. H. Owen Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Welsh is a sophomore pursuing an Associate of Science in Education. The scholarship awards $1,440 for the academic year. The scholarship was established in memory of former ASU-Beebe chancellor W. H. Owen Jr.

Kaitlyn Winn of Vilonia has been awarded the Denver and Ruby Nettles Scholarship. Winn is a freshman pursuing an Associate of Science in Agriculture. The scholarship awards $950 for the academic year. The Denver and Ruby Nettles scholarship was established in memory of both Ruby and Denver E. Nettles, a former assistant professor and division chair of the agriculture department at ASU-Beebe.   

"We congratulate these high achieving scholarship recipients," said Rose Mary Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement. "We are also grateful for the generosity of the donors for making 41 scholarships possible."

For more information about ASU-Beebe Foundation Scholarships available, view the webpage link at http://www.asub.edu/institutional-advancement/foundation-scholarships.aspx

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