UACCB Foundation accepting scholarship applications; video essay now accepted
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for summer 2017 and fall 2017/spring 2018 semesters.
Summer scholarships pay tuition for one class. Fall/spring scholarship amounts vary depending on grade point average and number of hours enrolled. Applications available at http://www.uaccb.edu/foundation/scholarships. The deadline to apply is April 1 for summer scholarships and July 1 for fall/spring scholarships. In addition to completing an application form, students must submit a 500-word essay or a video essay. The video essay should be between 2 and 2 ½ minutes and in an mp4 or MOV format. This is the first year for the foundation to accept video essays.
“Scholarship opportunities have always been a main goal of the UACCB Foundation,” said Tina Paul, director of development. “Being able to provide summer scholarships when other scholarship opportunities or Pell grants are not available was a huge benefit for students. Now for those student that are not comfortable writing an essay, the foundation will accept video essays. It’s just another way the foundation can support UACCB students as they pursue their educational goals.”
The UACCB Foundation have provided over $45,000 in scholarships the last two academic years and is on pace to award even more during fiscal year 2018. For more information regarding the UACCB Foundation or scholarship opportunities, contact Tina Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-612-2017. Hannah Keller
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has released the 2016 fall chancellor’s and dean’s lists. Students who made the chancellor’s list achieved a 4.0 GPA during the spring term. Students who made the dean’s list achieved a 3.5 GPA during the spring semester.
United Way of North Central Arkansas and its partners are launching the Tackle Hunger Food Drive to help stock the pantries of local organizations providing meals and food items to individuals in the community. The food drive, which will run through the Friday before the Super Bowl, will benefit the local school backpack programs, which puts food in backpacks of needy children to ensure they have food each weekend, local food pantries, and groups providing hot meals to those in need.
In an effort to encourage community support and maximize donations, United Way has turned this food drive into a competition and is calling it The Super Bowl of Caring. The contest began Monday, January 16th and ends Friday, February 3rd (Friday before the Super Bowl).
“We are excited to run a contest to help local groups that are feeding those in need,” Allison Phelps, Executive Director of United Way said. “Local businesses participating as drop-off locations will compete against one another to score the most points, at the end of the contest the business with the most points will win the Super Bowl of Caring Trophy, which is a Lombardi replica, and bragging rights.” The drive is requesting a multitude of items, some worth more points than others, so there is something to fit everyone’s budget.
United Way’s most needed items include: Ramen noodles, Vienna sausages, Easy Mac, canned vegetables (Veg-All; Carrots; Greens), canned pasta, gummy snacks, coffee filters, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, animal crackers, napkins, Pop-Tarts, instant oatmeal, apple juice, cranberry juice, coffee creamer, plastic spoons, fruit cups, Peanut butter, individual boxes of cereal, coffee, or monetary donations to purchase food.
The donations will be picked up and points tallied weekly by a representative of United Way. The winner will be announced on Monday, February 6th via press release and the United Way of North Central Arkansas’ Facebook page.
Current drop-off locations (and competitors) are:
Centennial Bank, location at 1895 Harrison Street – Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Citizens Bank, located at 200 S 3rd Street – Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
First Community Bank, located at 1325 Harrison Street – Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Merchants & Planters Bank, located at 555 E Main Street – Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Southern Bank, located at 1583 S St. Louis Street – Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
White River Medical Center, located at 1710 Harrison Street.
If you would like more information about the Tackle Hunger Food Drive or would like to compete for the Super Bowl of Caring Trophy, contact the United Way office for more details at 870-793-5991 or email@example.com. Kim Tucker