Scholarships

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Foundation Scholarships

UACCB Foundation awards a limited number of scholarships for the fall and spring semester, as well as the summer semesters if funding is available. Applications are available below and in the Advancement Office (Independence Hall, Suite 101).


Foundation scholarship recipients are selected based upon specific criteria for each scholarship from a pool of individuals who have completed the UACCB Foundation scholarship application and have met the requirements outlined within each scholarship. Students receiving foundation scholarships are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress, GPA of 2.0 or higher (unless otherwise noted) for the semester in which the scholarship is awarded and complete 75 percent of their coursework. Unless specifically stated below, the scholarship application deadlines are:


  • July 1 for all scholarships beginning in the fall semester

  • December 1 for specific nursing scholarships and other available scholarships in the spring semester

  • April 1 for a limited number of summer semester scholarships.


Click here for online Scholarship Applications:

Foundation Scholarship Application
Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Royce and Rita Kay Wilson Endowed Scholarship

Available Scholarships

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The Bank of America Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually with preference given to a non-traditional student. The scholarship committee will choose the recipient. This scholarship is provided by a donation from Bank of America.
The Peggy Moore Beller Single Parent Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a single parent enrolled full-time in courses at UACCB. This scholarship is provided by gifts from the friends and family of Peggy Moore Beller.
The Doyle and Darlene Berckefeldt Endowed RN Scholarship is awarded annually to a non-traditional student enrolled in the LPN to RN program at UACCB with one year or more of field nursing experience. Preference is given to applicants over age 30. This scholarship is provided by a donation from Doyle and Darlene Berckefeldt.

The Herby and Billie Jo Branscum Non-Traditional Endowed Scholarship is given annually to a non-traditional student. The scholarship committee will choose the recipient. This award is provided by donations from business and industry in Independence County.

The Woody Castleberry Memorial Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a UACCB student who maintains a 2.5 GPA. Preference is given to a student who has demonstrated financial need and will transfer to the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville.

The Citizens Bank Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a UACCB student seeking an Associate Degree in Business to a student from counties where Citizens Bank is located: Independence, Stone, Sharp, and Lawrence. Three candidates will be chosen by the scholarship committee and Citizens Bank will make the final selection. This award is provided by the Officers, Directors and Staff of Citizens Bank.

The Desha VFW Post 10472 Scholarship was established to honor veterans of foreign wars with a strong academic background with a GPA of 3.0 of better. The scholarship is awarded annually with preference given to a relative of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The Halide Dusay Endowed Scholarship is available to an onsite RN student from Independence County, who maintains a 2.5 GPA. The scholarship is awarded for one year.

The First Community Bank Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled at UACCB who maintain a 2.5 GPA. This endowment was established to recognize First Community Bank's commitment to UACCB through its lead sponsorship of the annual foundation golf tournament.

The GDX Non-Traditional Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a non-traditional student. The recipient must be an Independence County resident for a minimum of one year. The scholarship committee will choose the recipient. This scholarship is provided by a donation from GDX Automotive.

The Robert and Kathleen Glines Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually, with preference to a non-traditional student. The scholarship committee will select the recipient. This scholarship is funded by proceeds from the estate of Robert and Kathleen Glines.
The Golf Tournament Non-Traditional Scholarship is awarded annually to a non-traditional student. The scholarship committee will select the recipient. This scholarship is funded by proceeds from the UACCB Foundation Golf Tournament.
The Tenacious Tamara Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Tamara Griffin is awarded to a non-traditional student enrolled in a business, technology, or public service program at UACCB with a GPA of 2.5 or better.

Once endowed, the Helping Hands Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates a strong academic background by maintaining a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship was established by Mr. Gayle Cooper in the spirit of giving in honor of two long time employees of UACCB, Ms. Jenneal Runsick and Ms. Alexa Smith; who will also serve on the selection committee for the recipient.

The Paul and Virginia Henry Endowed Scholarship is awarded for one year to a student who demonstrates a "B" average and financial need. The scholarship committee will select the recipient. The scholarship is provided by a donation from Paul and Virginia Henry.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded each year to a full time student who:
1. Has received a high school diploma or GED.2. Is a resident of Independence County.3. Is seeking an Associate Degree or Technical Certificate from UACCB.4. Has demonstrated financial need.
In order to be considered for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, applicants must submit the following documentation no later than July 15 of each academic year.1. A completed UACCB Scholarship Application form.2. Verification of acceptance or enrollment at UACCB3. Three letters of reference.4. Financial statement for past twelve months or income tax return from previous year.5. Projected income for twelve months after completion of training.6. A paragraph or more stating the applicant’s educational goals and plans.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Committee will review applications. UACCB’s Advancement Office will notify applicants of award status.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship will be awarded for one year and will be renewable at the end of the semester if the student maintains a 2.0 grade point average and is in good standing at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The Scholarship will be funded on a per semester basis and may be renewed.
The Scholarship may be renewable the following year if the student is seeking a two-year degree or certificate and scholarship funds are available.
Scholarship recipients who do not meet the minimum standards will have the scholarship revoked. Once a scholarship is revoked, it will not be reinstated.
The LaCroix Optical Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually by the scholarship committee. This scholarship is provided by a donation from LaCroix Optical.

The Jack and Judy Lassiter Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually with preference given to a non-traditional student for one year. This scholarship is provided by donations from family, friends and businesses honoring Jack and Judy Lassiters’ accomplishments at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.

The Sara Elizabeth Low Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually. The scholarship committee will choose the recipient. This scholarship is provided by gifts from the Sara Low Charitable Trust.

The Kimberly L. McLendon Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a strong academic background by maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to a student enrolled in a practical or registered nursing program.  This scholarship is provided in honor of Kimberly who was a member of the UACCB staff.

The Roy Row, Sr., and Imogene Row Johns Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to UACCB students who demonstrate financial need and “B” averages. The scholarship is provided by a gift from Imogene Row Johns.

The Dale W. Runsick Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually by the scholarship committee. This scholarship is provided by donations of the family and friends of Dale W. Runsick.

The Melissa “Susie” Smart Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the nursing program with preference to a student in the traditional, on-campus LPN to RN track with a minimum 2.5 GPA. This scholarship is provided by a gift from the Smart family, Bryant’s Pharmacy, and Caring Hands Hospice.

The Rachel Kay Stevens Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually by the scholarship committee to a student who maintain a 2.5 GPA. Preference is given to a student who is majoring in psychology and/or interested in the field of occupational therapy. This scholarship is provided by a gift from the Stevens family, the annual golf tournament, and donations from family and friends.

The Jeffrey David Taylor Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded to student with demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is provided by donations from family and friends of Jeffrey David Taylor.

The Geraldine Thomas Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a non-traditional student. Students receiving this award must maintain a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is provided by donations from friends, family and former students of Geraldine Thomas.

The Royce and Rita Kay Wilson Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of Bald Knob High School. There are no minimum grade or age requirements.  Applications are available through UACCB and the Bald Knob High School Counselor. This scholarship is provided by a gift from Royce and Rita Kay Wilson.

The Dr. F.Q. Wyatt Endowed Nursing Scholarship is awarded annually to a student in the LPN to RN program option and to a student in the PN Program. Recipients are chosen by the scholarship committee and based on outstanding academic nursing GPA. This scholarship is provided by donations from friends and relatives of Dr. F.Q. Wyatt.

The Lynne Davis Wyatt Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a non-traditional student; with preference given to students maintaining a 3.0 GPA from Stone County. This scholarship is provided by a donation in honor of Ms. Wyatt.

Contact Info

Kim Whitten

Director of Advancement
Office: IH 101 C
870-612-2017

P.O. Box 3350

Batesville, AR 72503


The UACCB Foundation is a subsidiary organization of The University of Arkansas Foundation, Inc., a non-profit corporation, and is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The UACCB Foundation is separate from the University of Arkansas System and is not supported by state funds.


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