The Anthony, Gathen, Rainey and Tolbert Scholarships, named for retired area superintendents, are available. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 15, according to a news release.


The scholarships were created by former school district superintendents Frank Anthony – Pine Bluff School District, Thomas Gathen – Dollarway School District, David Rainey — Dumas School District, and Andrew Tolbert — Warren School District.


The $1,000 scholarship, to be given at each school district, was developed to assist students from low-income families in going to college.


To be eligible for the award, the student must be a graduating senior from a school district’s Class of 2019, have a minimum grade point average of 2.50, and provide a letter detailing what makes them deserve this honor and their career education choice.


Anthony — served as superintendent of the Pine Bluff School District for 12 and a half years. Gathen was superintendent at Dollarway for 10 years. Rainey was superintendent at Dumas for three years, and Tolbert served for 13 years as superintendent at Warren.


“With their combined contributions of $4,000, it is their hope that a deserving student in each school district will have an opportunity to attend college,” according to the release.


Monday, April 15, is the deadline to apply. Applications are available by contacting the high school counselors of each school district.