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UACCB Scholarships

UACCB Foundation awards a limited number of scholarships for the fall and spring semester, as well as the summer semesters if funding is available. Applications are available below and in the Advancement Office (Independence Hall, Suite 101).

Foundation scholarship recipients are selected based upon specific criteria for each scholarship from a pool of individuals who have completed the UACCB Foundation scholarship application and have met the requirements outlined within each scholarship.

Students receiving foundation scholarships are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress, GPA of 2.0 or higher (unless otherwise noted) for the semester in which the scholarship is awarded and complete 75 percent of their coursework.

Unless specifically stated below, the scholarship application deadlines are:

July 1 for all scholarships beginning in the fall semester;
December 1 for specific nursing scholarships and other available scholarships in the spring semester;
April 1 for a limited number of summer semester scholarships.

Scholarship Applications
Foundation Scholarship Application
Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Royce and Rita Kay Wilson Endowed Scholarship

Foundation Scholarships

PEGGY MOORE BELLER SINGLE PARENT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded to a single parent enrolled full-time in courses at UACCB. This scholarship is provided by gifts from the friends and family of Peggy Moore Beller.

BANK OF AMERICA NON-TRADITIONAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually with preference given to a non-traditional student. The scholarship committee will choose the recipient. This scholarship is provided by a donation from Bank of America.

DOYLE AND DARLENE BERCKEFELDT ENDOWED AWARD awarded annually to a non-traditional student enrolled in the LPN to RN program at UACCB with one year or more of field nursing experience. Preference is given to applicants over age 30. This award is provided by a donation from Doyle and Darlene Berckefeldt. (Deadline – December 1)

HERBY AND BILLIE JO BRANSCUM NON-TRADITIONAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually to a non-traditional student. This award is provided by donations from business and industry in Independence County.

KIMBERLY L. McLENDON MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded to a student who demonstrates a strong academic background by maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to a student enrolled in a practical or registered nursing program. This scholarship is provided in honor of Kimberly who was a member of the UACCB staff.

HELPING HANDS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP Once endowed, this will be awarded to a student who demonstrates a strong academic background by maintaining a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship was established by Mr. Gayle Cooper in the spirit of giving in honor of two long time employees of UACCB, Ms. Jenneal Runsick and Ms. Alexa Smith; who serve on the selection committee for the recipient.

CITIZENS BANK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually to a student seeking an Associate Degree in Business to a student from counties where Citizens Bank is located: Independence, Stone, Sharp, and Lawrence. Three candidates will be chosen by the scholarship committee and Citizens Bank will make the final selection. This award is provided by the Officers, Directors and Staff of Citizens Bank.

DESHA VFW POST 10472 SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually with preference given to a relative of Veterans of Foreign Wars. The scholarship was established to honor veterans of foreign wars and may be awarded for a maximum of four semesters.

HALIDE DUSAY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded to an onsite RN student who maintains a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship is awarded for one year. (Deadline – December 1)

FIRST COMMUNITY BANK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually to a student enrolled at UACCB who maintain a 2.5 GPA. This endowment was established to recognize First Community Bank's commitment to UACCB through its lead sponsorship of the annual foundation golf tournament.

GDX AUTOMOTIVE NON-TRADITIONAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually to a non-traditional student. The recipient must be an Independence County resident for a minimum of one year. This scholarship is provided by a donation from GDX Automotive.

ROBERT AND KATHLEEN GLINES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually to a non-traditional student for one year. This scholarship is funded by proceeds from the estate of Robert and Kathleen Glines.

GOLF TOURNAMENT NON-TRADITIONAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually to a non-traditional student. This scholarship is funded by proceeds from the UACCB Foundation Golf Tournament.

PAUL AND VIRGINIA HENRY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded for one year to a student who demonstrates a "B" average and financial need. The scholarship is provided by a donation from Paul and Virginia Henry.

ROY ROW, SR., AND IMOGENE ROW JOHNS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually to UACCB students who demonstrate financial need and “B” averages. The scholarship is provided by a gift from Imogene Row Johns. 

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP (The Initial Step Scholarship) awarded each year to a full time student who: 

  • Has received a high school diploma or GED.

  • Is a resident of Independence County.

  • Is seeking an Associate Degree or Technical Certificate from UACCB.

  • Has demonstrated financial need.

In order to be considered for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, applicants must submit the following documentation to the UACCB financial aid office no later than July 15 of each academic year.

  • A completed UACCB Scholarship Application form.

  • Verification of acceptance or enrollment at UACCB

  • Three letters of reference.

  • Financial statement for past twelve months or income tax return from previous year.

  • Projected income for twelve months after completion of training.

  • A paragraph or more stating the applicant’s educational goals and plans.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Committee will review applications. UACCB’s Advancement Office will notify applicants of award status.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship will be awarded for one year and will be renewable at the end of the semester if the student maintains a 2.0 grade point average and is in good standing at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The Scholarship will be funded on a per semester basis and may be renewed.

The Scholarship may be renewable the following year if the student is seeking a two-year degree or certificate and scholarship funds are available.

Scholarship recipients who do not meet the minimum standards will have the scholarship revoked. Once a scholarship is revoked, it will not be reinstated.

LACROIX OPTICAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually by the scholarship committee and pays partial tuition for two semesters. This scholarship is provided by a donation from LaCroix Optical.

JACK AND JUDY LASSITER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually with preference given to a non-traditional student for one year. This scholarship is provided by donations from family, friends and businesses honoring Jack and Judy Lassiters’ accomplishments at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.

SARA ELIZABETH LOW MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually. The scholarship committee will choose the recipient. This scholarship is provided by gifts from the Sara Low Charitable Trust.

DALE W. RUNSICK MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually by the scholarship committee for one year. This scholarship is provided by donations of the family and friends of Dale W. Runsick.

MELISSA “SUSIE” SMART MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually to a student enrolled in the nursing program with preference to a student in the traditional, on-campus LPN to RN track with a minimum 2.5 GPA. This scholarship is provided by a gift from the Smart family, Bryant’s Pharmacy, and Caring Hands Hospice. 

RACHEL KAY STEVENS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
awarded annually by the scholarship committee for one year to a student who maintain a 2.5 GPA. Preference is given to a student who is majoring in psychology and/or interested in the field of occupational therapy. This scholarship is provided by a gift from the Stevens family, the annual golf tournament, and donations from family and friends.

JEFFREY DAVID TAYLOR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP awarded to student with demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is provided by donations from family and friends of Jeffrey David Taylor.

GERALDINE THOMAS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually to a non-traditional student. Students receiving this award must maintain a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is provided by donations from friends, family and former students of Geraldine Thomas.

ROYCE AND RITA KAY WILSON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually to a graduate of Bald Knob High School. There are no minimum grade or age requirements. Applications are available through the UACCB office of Financial Aid and the Bald Knob High School Counselor. This scholarship is provided by a gift from Royce and Rita Kay Wilson. (Deadline – April 1)

F.Q. WYATT ENDOWED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually to a student in the LPN to RN program option and to a student in the PN Program. Recipients are chosen by the scholarship committee and based on outstanding academic nursing GPA. This scholarship is provided by donations from friends and relatives of Dr. F.Q. Wyatt. (Deadline – December 1)

LYNNE DAVIS WYATT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP awarded annually to a non-traditional student. Students receiving this award must maintain a 3.0 GPA, with preference given to a student from Stone County. This scholarship is provided by a donation in honor of Ms. Wyatt.

UACCB Foundation Awards

TERRELL JAMESON MEMORIAL ENDOWED AWARD awarded annually by the scholarship committee to pay partial tuition for one year. This award is provided by donations from friends and family of Terrell Jameson.

BATESVILLE ROTARY CLUB ENDOWED AWARD awarded annually by the scholarship committee to pay partial tuition for one year. This award is provided by donations from the Batesville Rotary Club. 

Other Scholarships

FUTUREFUEL SCHOLARSHIP awarded to a student who maintains a 3.0 GPA and is pursuing a math or science related degree. This scholarship is provided by a gift from FutureFuel Corporation and is available to one applicant in the fall and spring semesters.

INDUSTRIAL TECH SCHOLARSHIP awarded to a student enrolled in an Industrial Technology program at UACCB. This scholarship is provided by RISA (Regional Industrial Safety Alliance), a local organization of industrial technology professionals.  

There are other scholarships and funding sources available to students interested in furthering their education provided by private individuals and/or entities. Some are facilitated through University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville or the UACCB Foundation. UACCB recognizes and accepts private scholarships from a variety of sources. More information may be available through the Advancement office or the Financial Aid office.

About The Foundation

The UACCB Foundation is a subsidiary organization of The University of Arkansas Foundation, Inc., a non-profit corporation, and is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The UACCB Foundation is separate from the University of Arkansas System and is not supported by state funds.

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