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Foundation Scholarships

SEARK College Foundation Scholarship Requirements

SEARK Foundation Scholarship ~ $300 per semester (Fall and Spring)

  • Each academic department: 2 – Nursing & Allied Health; 2 – Technical Studies; 2 – General Studies 

  • Current student

  • Completed 12 hours at SEARK

  •  2.0 grade point average

Edna Blair Scholarship ~ $500 per semester (Fall and Spring)

  • Current student enrolled in Practical Nursing Program

  • Enrolled at least half time

  • Reside in SEARK College service area (Jefferson, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant & Lincoln)

  • Intend to seek employment in the SEARK College service area

  • Submit a short essay (at least 200 words) explaining your need for the scholarship

Linda E. Lewis Eubank Scholarship ~ $500 per semester (Fall and Spring)

  • Non-traditional student seeking technical certificate or degree

  • At least 25 years old at the start of beginning of the academic year in which the scholarship is to be awarded

  • Plans to continue classes in a Technical Studies certificate or degree program at SEARK College

  • Intends to register and does register as a Technical Studies part time student for a minimum of six (6) student semester credit hours each semester for the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded

  • Demonstrates satisfactory academic progress as evidenced by completion of a minimum of six (6) student semester credit hours and a minimum 2.5/4.0 grade point average at the end of the first semester of the academic year of the Scholarship to be eligible for funds for the second semester

  • Intends to seek employment within the SEARK College six-county service area following program completion (graduation) from the student’s Technical Studies major or a related field

  • Reside in SEARK College service area (Jefferson, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant & Lincoln)

Joyce Ragland-Vance Scholarship ~ $350 per semester (Fall and Spring)

  • Students enrolled in the RN (Generic Option) Program at SEARK College

  • Full time student

  • At least 25 years of age at the beginning of fall semester

William A. Strong, Sr. Scholarship ~ $500 per semester (Fall and Spring)

  • Students enrolled in the Technical Studies Program (Industrial Maintenance Technology; Electrical & Electronics Technology; Industrial and Mechanical Technology; Welding Technology) at SEARK College

  • Be a full-time student

  • Completed at least 1 semester at SEARK with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Reside in SEARK College service area (Jefferson, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant & Lincoln)

President’s Award ~ $500 per semester (Fall, Spring and/or Summer)

  • Reside in Jefferson County

  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need. 

SEARK Outstanding Academics Scholarship ~ $150 per semester (Fall and Spring)

  • 2 students will receive $150 each per semester

  • A new, first term student enrolled in an Associate Degree Program with a top GPA on high school coursework

  • A continuing, second-year student, who has completed 30 hours towards an Associate Degree and has top GPA in college credit coursework

  • Plans to continue classes in a degree program at SEARK College

  • Intends to & does register as a student for a minimum of 6 student semester credit hours each semester for academic year in which the Scholarship is awarded


Bloomberg Family Scholarship ~ $500 per semester (Fall and Spring)

  • Must be a returning student of SEARK College with a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Reside in SEARK College service area (Jefferson, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant & Lincoln) 

  • Completed 15 hours towards an Associate or Technical Degree

  • Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours

Kevin and Tanja Bonnette SEARK Scholarship ~ $500 per semester (Fall)

  • 1 student will receive $500 (Fall)

  • A new non-traditional, first term student enrolled in Practical Nursing Program

  • A continuing non-traditional, second-year student seeking an Associate or Technical Degree

  • Resident of Jefferson County

  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0)

  • Must Enroll in at least 12 credit hours

Kevin and Tanja Bonnette Technical Studies SEARK Scholarship ~ $500 per semester (Spring)

  • 1 student will receive $500 (Spring)

  • A continuing non-traditional, second-year student seeking a Technical Degree;

  • Intends to register and does register as a Technical Studies part time student for a minimum of six (6) student semester credit hours each semester for the academic year in which the Scholarship is awarded;

  • Resides within SEARK College’s six county service area of Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties.

  • A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 (out of 4.0); 

W.E. & Diane Ayres Scholarship ~ $2,000 (Spring) 

  • Recipients must attend SEARK College as an enrolled full-time or part-time student in the fall semester. 

  • Minimum G.P.A. of 2.5

  • Must submit high school transcript (and current college transcript of applicable)

  • Two letters of recommendation, in separate sealed envelopes. One should be from a teacher or school official, the other from an unrelated source that addresses the scholarship criteria. 

  • Financial need, community leadership and potential to succeed are the primary factors considered, although none shall be the determining factor. 

  • Advertising, selection and awarding of this scholarship will be performed by the Southeast Arkansas College Scholarship Committee appointed by Southeast Arkansas College.

  • The scholarship will be for customary college expenses, including room – on campus only, board, tuition, fees and books. 

Pinchback Taylor Scholarship ~ $621 per semester (*Fall and Spring)

  • Recipients must attend SEARK College as an enrolled full-time or part-time student in the fall semester. High school seniors may apply but preference should be given to nontraditional students.

  • Financial need and potential to succeed in college are the primary factors considered. Students must provide all information requested in the application. 

  • Scholarship recipients will be selected by Southeast Arkansas College Scholarship Committee appointed by Southeast Arkansas College.

  • Scholarships will be applied to the recipients cost of attendance. 

  • *Renewable annually if a 2.5 grade point average is maintained. 

Abbott Scholarship ~ $1,000 (Fall)

  • Must be a resident of Pine Bluff, AR enrolled at Southeast Arkansas College. 

  • No minimum G.P.A.; Student must show good character and need.

  • Advertising, selection and awarding of this scholarship will be performed by the Southeast Arkansas College Scholarship Committee appointed by Southeast Arkansas College.

  • The scholarship will be used for tuition and other school related expenses. 

Dejarnette Family Scholarship ~ $500 (Fall and Spring)

  • Resides within SEARK College’s six county service area of Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties; 

  • Seeking an Associate or Technical Degree

  • Full or Part-Time Student

Deadline to apply:  The end of the semester prior to the semester in which the scholarship is to be awarded.

 

Archie Sanders State Farm A2B Scholarship ~ $500 per semester (Fall)

  • First time college student who is seeking concurrent degrees at both SEARK and UAPB
     
  • A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 (out of 4.0)
     
  • Must enroll in 9 credit hours at SEARK and 3 credit hours at UAPB
     
  • Provide a short (at least 200 words) essay explaining your need for the scholarship

Application Link

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