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Scholarships

One of the goals of the Foundation is to help PCC students and potential students pay for tuition, books and other college related expenses.  Donations are welcomed for students in all academic programs.

In an effort to honor a member of your family, employee or friend, you may choose to establish a scholarship in their name.  Currently a gift of $35,000 is necessary to establish an endowed scholarship.  The donor has an opportunity to establish specific criteria for the scholarship.

Foundation/Community Scholarships, including memorial scholarships, are made available to students by community based organizations or groups. Criteria for these awards may differ from those required for college scholarships. Contact the administrative offices for additional information unless indicated otherwise.

Scholarship Application

Foundation Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships, including memorial scholarships, are made available to students by community based organizations or groups. Criteria for these awards may differ from those required for college scholarships. Contact the scholarship offices for additional information unless indicated otherwise.

Alan Fortune Sponsored by the Duff Nolan Family, this award gives preference to a graduate of Grand Prairie Christian School or Stuttgart High School. The applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA. The award pays $250 each fall and spring.

Alter Family This scholarship provides $300 each fall and spring for a student on the DeWitt campus. Student must be a DeWitt High School graduate and must have a 2.5 GPA in order to receive and maintain the scholarship.

Ann Bulmer Hestir Memorial This scholarship provides $250 each fall and spring for a student on the DeWitt campus that is a preferred dental or pre-med student. Student must have a 3.0 GPA to qualify and maintain scholarship.

Arkansas County Bank of DeWitt This scholarship is for students on the DeWitt campus and will pay $300 each fall and spring semester. To be eligible for selection, students must have a 3.0 GPA or a minimum 21 ACT composite score and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

BancorpSouth This scholarship provides $250 each fall and spring to a graduating senior from Stuttgart, Carlisle, Hazen or Brinkley. Applicant must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Stuttgart Campus student.

Barney Lewis Business Established in 2010 in loving memory of devoted husband and father, the late Barney Lewis. This scholarship is for a student majoring in business with a 2.5 GPA. The award is $1,250 a semester and students must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA to renew the scholarship for two consecutive years. Awarded to a Helena Campus student.

Bauer Family Applicant must be a Gillett High School graduate or resident of the former Gillett School District with at least a 2.0 GPA. The applicant must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Award pays $250 each fall & spring, renewable for two (2) years. Must be a DeWitt Campus student.

Betty Howe This scholarship provides $250 each fall and spring to a student enrolled in the Practical Nursing program. It was established in 2004 in memory of Mrs. Betty Howe.

Bill and Sharon Arnold This scholarship pays $500 each fall and spring semester fro two years. Maintain a 2.5 GPA. To be eligible, students must reside in Prairie County and must have a 2.0 GPA or 19 on the ACT.

Bill Coolidge This scholarship provides two sophomore students (a Fine Arts and a Humanities major) with a full tuition scholarship each fall and spring. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA to receive and maintain this scholarship.

Bookstore This scholarship pays $500 each fall & spring; recipient must maintain a 2.75 GPA. Award is for two semesters only.

C. J. & John Ella Jackson Foundation This scholarship fund was founded by Mrs. Hiawatha Jackson Woolford, Mrs. Thelma Jackson Kelley, and Mrs. Blanche Jackson Ingram in memory of their parents. A scholarship is awarded to a freshman nursing student with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The scholarship pays $150 fall and spring.

Charleen Hickey Memorial This scholarship provides $500 for the fall and spring semesters to a deserving student who has a 2.5 cumulative GPA. The recipient must be a Central High School graduate, an Education major and full time student.

Charles Harlen and Sandra Miller Memorial This scholarship provides $300 each fall & spring. Must be a DeWitt High School graduate attending PCCUA as a full time student. Must maintain a 2.75 GPA.

Cormier Rice Mill This scholarship pays two students $300 each fall & spring on the DeWitt Campus. Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

DeWitt Community Service Scholarship This scholarship pays up to four qualifying students $250 per semester on the DeWitt Campus. Students must have 30 hours of documented and approved community service hours in one semester (please see Diana Graves for the form); must have and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Renewable each fall and spring semester.  

Dr. John M. Hestir Memorial This scholarship provides $250 each fall and spring is for a student on the DeWitt campus majoring in nursing. Student must have a 3.0 GPA to qualify and maintain.

Dr. & Mrs. Pat Bell, Sr. This scholarship provides $500 each fall and spring to a student enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program. It was established in 2004 in honor of Dr. & Mrs. Pat Bell, Sr.

Ed Denman Memorial This scholarship pays $250 each fall and spring to a DeWitt High School graduate attending the DeWitt Campus. Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA to quality and maintain this scholarship. 

Elmer & Gladys Ferguson Nursing This scholarship was established by Elmer & Gladys Ferguson of DeWitt. This scholarship will endow one $300 nursing scholarship for full-tim student on the DeWitt campusin the fall semester. Student must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA to receive the scholarship.

Evelyn Hurst This scholarship was established in 1996 in memory of Evelyn Hurst. It is given to students who have completed the GED, wish to continue their college education, and cannot qualify for other federal aid to do so. Recipients must be entering PCCUA for the first time as a full-time (15 hours) student. The scholarship recipient must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA. A full scholarship is equal to full tuition each fall and spring. A partial Hurst scholarship is equal to half tuition each fall and spring.

Farm Bureau This scholarship provides a $500 book scholarship per semester for a Phillips County resident. To qualify, students must have a 2.5 GPA and the student must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA in order to keep the award for two years.

Farmers & Merchants Bank of DeWitt & Stuttgart This scholarship provides $500 per semester for students on the DeWitt and Stuttgart campus of Phillips College. To qualify, students must have a 3.0 GPA or a minimum ACT score of 21. To keep the award for two consecutive years, recipients must maintain a 2.50 GPA. Recipients must be a Prairie, Desha or Arkansas County resident.

Hackney Memorial This scholarship is given to a DeWitt Campus student and pays $250 each fall & spring. Must maintain 2.0 GPA.

Helen G. Bonner The Helen G. Bonner Sophomore Scholarship Fund, established by Mr. Ben Bonner in memory of Mrs. Helen G. Bonner, provides 2 full-time & 4 partial scholarships to sophomore students who have completed 21 or more hours at Phillips Community College with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50. Preference will be given to working, adult students who are not eligible for sufficient levels of other financial assistance to meet educational needs. Full scholarships pay $550 fall and spring and $250 summer. Partial scholarships pay $275 fall and spring.

Helena Industries Applicants for this award must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.50 and enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester.  Recipient must be entering PCCUA for their first time majoring in Agriculture, Biology, Business, Math or Science.  The award pays $500 each fall and spring and is renewable providing the recipient maintains a 2.50 cumulative GPA. 

Helena National Bank This Helena campus scholarship provides $500 for the fall and spring semesters to a deserving student who has a 3.0 cumulative GPA or a 21 composite on the ACT. Preference is given to a full-time (15 hours) student. The recipient must be a Phillips County resident.

Helena Regional Medical Center This Helena campus scholarship, established in 2003, is awarded to a nursing student on the basis of academic potential and financial need. Applicants must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA to receive the scholarship. The scholarship is full tuition each fall and spring and is renewable providing the recipient maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Helena Regional Medical Center Auxiliary This scholarship is awarded to a nursing student who is a Phillips County resident. Student must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Hendrix Business This scholarship, made possible by Dick D. and Bettye W. Hendrix, was established in 2001. It is awarded to a Phillips County resident majoring in business. Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 21 ACT composite to receive the scholarship. The scholarship is $500 each fall and spring. This scholarship is renewable providing the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Jake Hartz, Jr. Memorial Non-Traditional This scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student on the Stuttgart Campus who must reside in Arkansas County. Student must have a 2.0 GPA and maintain a 2.0 GPA to continue scholarship. It is awarded each fall and spring semester for four consecutive semesters if recipient meets and maintains criteria. This scholarship pays $200 per semester if funds are available.

J. C. Carter Memorial This scholarship is sponsored by the J. C. Carter family and pays $500 each fall & spring. Student must attend DeWitt Campus and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Jimmy & Karen Owens Memorial Scholarship for Caregivers This scholarship provides $250 each fall and spring semester for two years. It will be awarded to a nursing student entering the ADN program on the Stuttgart campus. Student must complete all required developmental education courses prior to making application for the nursing program. Student must maintain criteria required by the nursing program. 

Julie Simpson This scholarship provides $300 each fall & spring to a student on the DeWitt Campus. The student must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Kiwanis Non-Traditional Student This scholarship is awarded to a single parent and/or non-traditional student. It pays $250 fall & spring; student must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA. One scholarship awarded each year.

Lee Ann Jones Memorial This scholarship pays $200 each fall and spring semester. It is awarded to a DeWitt High School graduate who is attending the DeWitt campus. Must have a 2.5 GPA to qualify and maintain. 

Lennox This is a full-tuition scholarship for the fall and spring semesters serving traditional and non-traditional students on the Stuttgart campus. Applicants must be an AR county resident with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. This scholarship is renewable providing the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Louis Chandler, Jr. Memorial This scholarship pays $500 to a student who has a 2.5 cumulative GPA or a 21 ACT composite. Applicants must be residents of Phillips County. The scholarship is for two years.

Matthew Russell Memorial This scholarship provides $300 each fall & spring to a student on the DeWitt Campus. Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. The scholarship is sponsored by Julie Simpson.

Melisa Cupples Memorial This scholarship pays $750 each fall & spring; maintain a 2.5 GPA; DeWitt Campus; sponsored by Hornbeck Agri Group. Two scholarships are awarded.

Michael Gilmore Memorial This scholarship pays $250 per semester and is awarded to a graduate of Central High School who has a 2.5 GPA. Applicants must be residents of Phillips County. Scholarship is renewable if funds are available and the student maintains a 2.5 GPA.

Non-traditional Student Student must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) hours and must be of independent status. These scholarships are awarded on each of the DeWitt and Stuttgart campuses. Applicant must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA in order to maintain the scholarship. The scholarship awards are $250 each semester.

Ora Belle Howard Memorial Student must be enrolled in 12 hours and majoring in the medical field. This scholarship pays $250 each fall & spring. Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA in order to maintain the scholarship. Applicant must also be committed to stay and work in DeWitt.

Pat McKewen Memorial This scholarship pays $500 each fall & spring; maintain a 2.5 GPA; DeWitt Campus student.

Paul and Mary Ann Hahn This scholarship provides $125 one time per year with preference to a history or nursing major or veteran. Student must have 12 college credit hours and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

PCCUA Cookbook Helena Campus established a $250 scholarship for 2 semesters; must maintain 2.5 GPA per semester. DeWitt and Stuttgart Campuses have established a $100 book stipend per semester; must maintain 2.5 GPA; one per campus.

Reach! Nursing Students must have a 2.5 GPA to qualify and must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA in order to maintain the scholarship. These scholarships include: Scott Frazier Memorial, Dottie Grauman Memorial, Helena Health Foundation, Hendrix, Bob Hornor Memorial, John King, Wright, Foster Family, Will Carter and Campbell-Gordon.

Roller Citizens Funeral Home The recipient of this scholarship made possible by Roller Citizens Funeral Home must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or a 21 ACT composite and be a Phillips County resident. The scholarship pays full tuition fall and spring.

Rotary Club of Stuttgart The Stuttgart Rotary Club provides a scholarship for one year which pays $500 each fall and spring semester. A student who has received the scholarship is eligible to apply for a second year, but must go through the application process.

Sherry Criswell This scholarship will be awarded to a single parent enrolled in 6 or more hours. Pays $250 per semester and recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

SIDC in Memory of Harry Dupree This scholarship will be awarded to a student attending Stuttgart Campus graduating senior majoring in a Science related field and enrolled in 6 hours minimum; Pays $250 each fall and spring and recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

South Arkansas County Health Foundation This scholarship pays $250 each fall and spring to a student pursuing a degree in healthcare on the DeWitt Campus. Student must have a 2.5 GPA and maintain a 2.0 GPA. 

Southern Bancorp Sarah Beth Taylor This scholarship will be awarded to a freshman nursing student who is not eligible for other financial aid. Applicants must have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average to receive and maintain the scholarship. This full tuition scholarship plus books is available each fall, spring and summer for two consecutive years. Recipient will be chosen by the Allied Health Division. Failure to graduate will result in reimbursement to Southern Bancorp. Helena Campus only.

Southern Bancorp Southern Bancorp provides a scholarship to a deserving student who has a 3.0 cumulative GPA or a 21 ACT composite. Applicants must be residents of Phillips County. The scholarship is for $500 in the fall and spring.

Steiner This scholarship in memory of Rev. Traugott of Marvell is awarded to a deserving Marvell High School graduate on the basis of scholarship and academic potential. The award is $250 each fall and spring.

Stuttgart Hospital Auxiliary This scholarship is for a non-traditional nursing student that is in the nursing program on the Stuttgart Campus. It pays $250 each fall and spring semester. Must meet or exceed requirements of the nursing program in order to maintain scholarship.

Tom Kinnebrew Memorial (sponsored by Rotary Club of Helena-West Helena) This scholarship is for a Phillips County resident majoring in nursing. The scholarship awards $500 each fall and spring. Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or a 21 ACT composite.

W. T. Harris Memorial The W. T. Harris Memorial Fund will provide a qualified student with a scholarship on the basis of both academic potential and financial need. The scholarship is available to full-time sophomore nursing students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. The scholarship pays $250 fall and spring.

Yoder Ruritan This scholarship pays $250 each fall and spring semester for two years and will be awarded to a Stuttgart campus student. Must maintain a 2.5 GPA per semester.

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