April 1 is the application deadline for approximately 200 private scholarships managed by Arkansas Community Foundation. Students in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County can go to www.arcf.org/scholarships starting Saturday to apply.

April 1 is the application deadline for approximately 200 private scholarships managed by Arkansas Community Foundation. Students in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County can go to www.arcf.org/scholarships starting Saturday to apply.


Each scholarship has its own eligibility criteria; in general, the Community Foundation’s scholarships are for Arkansas students pursuing higher education at two- or four-year colleges or universities, vocational schools or technical training programs. Some scholarships are designated for graduates of a particular high school or those who plan to attend a particular college. Others are based on extracurricular activities or intended college majors.


Locally, students in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County are eligible to apply for these scholarships, established for students in the area: The Abbott Scholarship, The Bridge Fund Scholarship, The Dorothy Ezell DuPree Scholarship and many more.


"Funding for these scholarships comes from families, businesses and individuals who want to support higher education and invest Arkansas students," said Kelli Kennedy, executive director of The Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation, the Community Foundation’s affiliate in the area. "These donors determine the size and eligibility criteria for the scholarships they create, and we manage the scholarship process on their behalf."


More information is available online at www.arcf.org/scholarships.