Volume I  Issue # 9   
Monday, February 1, 1999

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Scholarship Corner

  The following is a list of scholarships available for the 1999-2000 school year. Anyone interested in more information should contact the Financial Aid Office at 979- 1221 or 979-1219.

Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Foreign Affairs Fellowship is offered to sophomores and graduating seniors who have a 3.2 or better GPA and are pursuing international affairs careers by becoming Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Recipients receive funding for tuition, room and board, mandatory fees, books and one trip travel during the junior and senior year of college. Application deadline is February 8.

American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society Scholars Program is sponsoring scholarships for qualified applicants who are pursuing the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or toxicology. The programs encourage African-Americans, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian students to pursue undergrad degrees in the chemical sciences and technology. Deadline is February 15.

Weyerhaeuser Foundation
The Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation has established a $4,000 per year scholarship program to assist students who are residents of Weyerhaeuser operating communities. Arkansas counties in which Weyerhaeuser has a significant presence are: Columbia, Garland, Hempstead, Hot Springs, Howard, Little River, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Sevier, and Yell. Graduating high school seniors, current freshmen and sophomores are eligible. Recipients must enroll in a four-year AR college or university and major in one of the following: Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Forestry, Accounting, or Pulp and Paper Science. (Preference will be given to minority students, African-Americans and females.) Application Deadline is March 1st.

Single Parent Scholarship
The Johnson County Single Parent Scholarship Fund provides assistance up to $500 per semester to those single parents who are pursuing a course of instruction which will improve their income-earning potential. Scholarships may be issued for tuition, books, utility bills, child care, etc. Parents selected must be a resident of Johnson County, a single parent with custody of children under 18 years, an undergraduate student either part-time or full-time, low income, and a recipient of the Pell Grant. Application deadline is March 1st.

Women's Service Scholarship
The Women's Overseas Service League Scholarships range from $500 to $1,000 annually. The scholarships are awarded to women who are committed to advancement in the military or other public service careers, demonstate such committment through life experiences, and complete a minimum of 12 semester hours with at least a 2.5 GPA. Deadline is March 1st.

Accounting Scholarship
The National Society of Public Accountants is now accepting applications for 30 scholarships of approximately $500 to $1,000 each for the 1999-2000 academic year. The scholarship foundation is providing scholarships to deserving undergraduate students majoring in accounting who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are U. S. citizens. Scholarship dealine is March 10.

Public Health Scholarship
The Arkansas Public Health Association is offering scholarships worth $500 and $1,000 to be awarded to Arkansas students in the public health field. Applicants must be an Arkansas resident enrolled in a field of public health, classified as a sophomore ($1000) or freshmen ($500), have a GPA of 2.5 or better, and demonstrate financial need. Deadline is March 16.

Samuel Robinson Award
Competition for the $1000 Samuel Robinson Scholarship Award is open to full-time juniors and seniors at Presbyterian-related universities. The competition includes two parts: 1) memorizing and reciting the answers to the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and 2) writing a 2,000 word essay on an assigned topic which is designed to increase the writer's knowledge and understanding of the Westminster Shorter Catechism and A Brief Statement of Faith. Deadline is April 1.

John Gyles Education Fund
The John Gyles Education Fund provides financial assistance to Canadian and American full-time students both male and female in all area of post-secondary education. A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required. Selected students will receive up to $3,000. The first filing date for application is April 1.

County Employees Scholarship
The Association of Arkansas Counties will be accepting applications for a 1999-2000 scholarship through May 1. General qualifications include being a child, grandchild, adopted child, or stepchild of a current or retired county employee of Arkansas majoring in government or related courses, a graduate of an Arkansas high school, and showing financial need.

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