Southeast Arkansas College recently announced the fall 2019 Foundation Scholarship Recipients, according to a news release.


These include: GENERAL STUDIES — Daitrila Fells, Kenyunna Isby; NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH — Lapresheanna Holmes, Sydney Weatherford; TECHNICAL STUDIES — Bailey Anderson, Dylan Plumlee; JOYCE RAGLAND VANCE SCHOLARSHIP — Aaron Threlkeld; WILLIAM STRONG SR. SCHOLARSHIP — Andrew York; EDNA BLAIR SCHOLARSHIP — Desiree Holloway; PRESIDENT’S AWARD — Brandon Meridith; SEARK OUTSTANDING ACADEMICS SCHOLARSHIP — Haley Henderson, Susan Jacoby; BLOOMBERG FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP — Jade’ Atkinson.


Scholarships presenters were Steven Bloomberg, president of Southeast Arkansas College; the referring professor and a representative from the scholarship.


Attendeeds included SEARK Foundation members, Daryl Scott, chair; Janice Acosta, vice chair; Jerlene Washington, secretary; Rosalind Mouser, Tim DeJarnette, Roy Ferrell, Rachel Miller, Bruce Mitchell, Floretta Scott, Tavonte Calhoun and Craig Attwood. Barbara Dunn, director of college development, welcomed participants.


SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS:


SEARK College Foundation Scholarship — Six scholarships were established for students in each academic department: 2-Nursing and Allied Health, 2-Technical Studies and General Studies (1-English and 1- Math/Science). These scholarships will be available each fall and spring semester. The scholarship requires a recommendation from a SEARK College instructor and a completed application by the student. Students must have 1) completed 12 credit hours at SEARK, 2) a cumulative 2.0 grade point average, and 3) enroll in at least 6 credit hours. For more information, please contact the Office of College Development in the Welcome Center, room 845.


Joyce Ragland-Vance Scholarship -– A scholarship is available for students enrolled in the RN (Generic Option) Program at SEARK College. Recipients must 1) enroll as a full-time student, 2) be at least 25 years old at the beginning of the fall semester, 3) and reside in the SEARK College service area (Jefferson, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant and Lincoln counties.)


William A. Strong Sr. Scholarship -– An academic scholarship is available for students enrolled in SEARK’s Technical Studies program (Drafting and Computer Aided Design Technology; Electrical and Electronics Technology; Industrial and Mechanical Technology; Welding Technology.) Recipients must 1) enroll as a full-time student 2) completed at least one semester at SEARK with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above, 3) be 18 years of older, 4) and reside in the SEARK College service area.


Edna Blair Practical Nursing Scholarship -– “Edna Blair was a loyal and dedicated nurse at Jefferson Regional Medical Center/Davis Life for 33 years and a graduate of the Pines Vocational-Technical College (also known as Southeast Arkansas College) Practical Nursing Program,” according to the news release. The mother of five worked full-time and completed her degree at the college. The scholarship is intended to be used to assist a current student who would find it difficult to attend SEARK and obtain a college certificate or degree without financial assistance.


SEARK Outstanding Academic Scholarship -– The scholarship is intended to be used to assist two academically outstanding students: one new, first-term associate’s degree student with the top GPA and one second-year student, who has completed 30 hours towards an associate’s degree with the top GPA.


President’s Scholarship –- The scholarship is intended to be used to assist SEARK students who are in need of funds for tuition, fees and/or books. The recipient must reside in Jefferson County.


Bloomberg Family Scholarship -– The scholarship is intended to be used to assist returning SEARK students who reside in the SEARK six county service area, completed 15 hours toward an associate or technical degree, GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale), must enroll in 12 credit hours.


The application deadline for several SEARK scholarships is May 30 for the fall term and Nov. 30 for the spring term. Details: SEARK Office of College Development in the Welcome Center, room 845, or call 870-543-5900.