Ozarks names scholarship for Rhodes

Release Date: 8/23/1999

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. ---The University of the Ozarks has announced the establishment of the Brandy Rhodes Outstanding Achievement Scholarship, named in honor of the 1999 graduate who was crowned Miss Arkansas in June.

The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually and is based on significant achievement and academic excellence in high school, combined with well-above average college entrance test scores.

"This named scholarship is our way of honoring Brandy and her exceptional accomplishments," said Ozarks President Dr. Rick Niece. "While a student at Ozarks, Brandy served as an outstanding role model, displayed exemplary campus leadership, and maintained the highest academic standards. We are proud of her character and determination, and we will use this scholarship to challenge other students to emulate her success."

The scholarship was announced at a reception for Rhodes earlier this month in Little Rock.

"It's a tremendous honor; one that I certainly didn't expect," Rhodes said. "The University of the Ozarks will always hold a special place in my heart, and it is a great feeling to know that other students will get financial help to have that same type of wonderful education."
Rhodes, a Hot Springs Village native, graduated with a degree in radio/television/film from U of O in May. She will represent Arkansas next month in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.