A number of scholarships and tuition waivers are provided to recognize academically gifted students, students with special abilities, and students who meet specific criteria as designated by the ANC Board of Trustees or the Arkansas State Legislature. Students interested in these awards should complete the required application forms available in the Financial Aid Office or online.
Deadline: March 15
PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP - The College will award a maximum of 15 equivalent fee waivers for students gifted in the performing arts. The recipients of these awards will be recommended by the Division of Communications and Humanities. The major area of study is not limited to music. Scholarship recipients, based on musical performance, will perform in various choral groups for the service district. Interested students should contact the Dean for Arts and Sciences for an audition.
GEORGE MOORE TRIMUE AND NANCY MCCAULEY TRIMUE/BOARD OF TRUSTEES ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP - The Board of Trustees Academic Scholarship is awarded to students in recognition of outstanding high school performance. Students must be graduates of a public high school in Arkansas or a graduate of a public high school in Pemiscot, Dunklin, or New Madrid counties in Missouri and rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating class or have a composite score of 24 or above on the ACT. The scholarship pays current in-county tuition and mandatory fees for a total of 64 semester hours or completion of the required credits in any program having a total hour requirement greater than 64. The scholarship will be continued for a maximum period of three (3) years, providing the recipient makes satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, remains continuously enrolled and maintains a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0. If the student transfers to another institution prior to completing degree work at ANC, the scholarship will not be offered during future enrollment periods. The scholarship must be initiated during the immediate summer, fall, or spring term following high school graduation. Board of Trustees Academic Scholarships are extended to GED high school equivalency certificate/diploma adults who have high scores and are recommended by the staff of Adult Education.
GEORGE MOORE TRIMUE AND NANCY MCCAULEY TRIMUE/BOARD OF TRUSTEES
TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP - The Board of Trustees Technical Scholarship is given to students in recognition of performance in a technical or vocational field while in high school. The scholarship pays in-county tuition and mandatory fees for a total of 35 credit hours or completion of the required credits in an certificate program. Eligible students must be graduates of an accredited public high school in Arkansas or in Dunklin, Pemiscot, or New Madrid Counties in Missouri. Students must score 39 or above on every section of the ASSET Test (or the equivalent) and be recommended for the scholarship by a high school counselor or a high school vocational/occupational instructor. Eligibility will be for one academic year or continued for the period of time required to complete the chosen certificate program, providing the recipient remains continuously enrolled, makes satisfactory progress toward the certificate, and maintains a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. each term. The scholarship must be activated during the immediate summer or fall semester following graduation from a public high school. The award of the Technical Scholarship does not mean automatic admission into special programs. Scholarship students interested in one of the College’s special admissions programs should contact an advisor in the occupational field.
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS FEE WAIVER - ANC is authorized to waive in-county cost of tuition and mandatory fees for certified full-time teaching personnel of the Mississippi County Public School Districts, the Buffalo Island Central School District and the public school districts in Pemiscot, Dunklin, and New Madrid Counties in Missouri. The waiver of fees is not to exceed a total of four credit hours for each regular semester and may not be used for physical education activity courses. Waivers may be used for credit classes only. Summer applicants must have a signed contract for the subsequent academic year to be an eligible recipient. The Financial Aid Office administers the waiver through the superintendents of the designated school districts.
FAMILIES OF FULL-TIME ANC EMPLOYEES - Fee waivers may be granted to the employee’s immediate family for registration in all college credit classes. Immediate family is defined as spouse and dependent children. Dependency is defined as “meeting the definition of dependency according to IRS regulations.” A maximum of 62 semester hours will be waived. The waiver is administered by the Financial Aid Office.
SCHOLARSHIP WAIVER FOR POLICE & CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS - The College is authorized to scholarship the tuition for certain full-time Mississippi County law enforcement employees enrolling in the College’s Criminal Justice degree program. Such scholarship is available to full-time personnel of Mississippi County, any of the County’s municipalities, Arkansas Department of Community Correction employees, or Troop C of the Arkansas State Police. The applicable scholarship is limited to the total credit hour requirement (as published by the College) necessary for the completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree in criminal justice. This scholarship is limited to a maximum enrollment of six credit hours during each major semester (fall and spring) annually and three credit hours during each summer term. The scholarship is for tuition at the applicable in-county rate only and does not include fees. The scholarship shall be continued providing the student makes satisfactory progress toward a degree and maintains a satisfactory level of academic achievement.
ACT 678 SCHOLARSHIP - Any person aged 60 or older who is admitted and enrolled is entitled to free tuition and mandatory fees while attending the College. Any person qualified for this scholarship should notify the Financial Aid Office. This scholarship does not cover specific fees associated with a particular course or tuition for courses taken as audit.
ACT 188 SCHOLARSHIP - Act 188 provides tuition and mandatory fees for any student whose parent was an Arkansas resident and was either killed in active duty, missing in action, or was a P.O.W.
Students who receive more than one institutional scholarship will not be eligible for a total scholarship amount which exceeds the cost of tuition and mandatory fees.
ARKANSAS NORTHEASTERN COLLEGE FOUNDATION
The ANC Foundation (a private, 501 C-3 tax exempt, non-profit corporation) provides scholarships to students attending ANC. The College’s Foundation, created in 1977, is one of the most successful two-year college foundations in the state. The foundation’s assets include endowments for scholarships, farmland, facilities such as the Moore Center, the Harry L. Crisp Center, and are directed by a Board of Governors. Gifts may be made at any time by contacting the Development Office. Memorials and gifts are acknowledged to both the donor and the person or family being honored.
HOW TO APPLY FOR ANC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS:
1) Complete FAFSA Application
2) Complete ANC Foundation Scholarship Application
3) Submit application, typed essay and two (2) letters of recommendation to address on the application.
Because many students have financial issues, the Foundation works closely with the Financial Aid Office and the Admissions Office to help students remedy these problems. Awards of various amounts are made to students who have demonstrated high academic performance and/or financial need by the college’s scholarship committee. Scholarships are constantly being sought and one-time opportunities occur on a regular basis.
ANC Foundation Scholarships
DR. CHARLES C. & CAROLYN BROCK SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is endowed by a gift from Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Brock, Jr. Interest from the endowment provides financial assistance for tuition and books for one student enrolled in the Practical Nursing Department. The recipient will be selected based upon his/her need for the scholarship and his/her desire and ability to become a licensed practical nurse. Residents of Mississippi County will be given preferential consideration.
DRS. TOMMY AND MABELEE CARNEY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was given as both a Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gift to the Carney’s by their children: Joe, Rick, Randy, Susan, and Alan. The Carney family intends to fund this scholarship annually. The Carneys, both of whom taught at Arkansas Northeastern College, are strong supporters of education. Because the Carney’s understand the struggles of managing a family while attending college, the scholarship will be available to ANC students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average who are married or have been married and have children, and who exhibit financial need.
GEORGE MOORE TRIMUE AND NANCY MCCAULEY TRIMUE SCHOLARSHIP
It is with great honor that Arkansas Northeastern College recognizes the late George Moore and Nancy McCauley Trimue for the lasting contribution that they have left to our College and its students. The Trimue’s purchased a 1,500 acre farm near Frenchmans Bayou in the early sixties, not long before Mr. Trimue’s death on October 26, 1964. His wife, Nancy, stayed on their plantation in Frenchmans Bayou for several years managing the farm before returning to her childhood hometown of Blytheville and closer to her dear friend Helen Armstrong Miller. Ms. Trimue succumbed to the complications of a stroke and passed away on March 1, 2001, at the age of 82. It was her desire to help people long after her death; therefore, she bequeathed her farm to Arkansas Northeastern College with the request that the College establish a scholarship in her family’s name that could benefit many students throughout the future of Arkansas Northeastern College.
JEANNETTA BRIGGS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Dale Briggs established this scholarship in memory of his wife Jeannetta. Mrs. Briggs was born in Kansas and moved to Blytheville when she was six years old where she lived until her death at the age of 70. Mrs. Briggs had a love of music and studied the fine arts in college having majored in organ and minored in piano. This is an endowed scholarship awarded on an annual basis. It is available to any Arkansas Northeastern College student with preference being given to music majors.
SHARON WINGO CHURCHILL SCHOLARSHIP
The Sharon Wingo Churchill Scholarship was established through the estate of Joe Churchill. This endowed scholarship was created in memory of Mr. Churchill’s wife who preceded him in death. Mr. Churchill was a longtime friend of the College and had been active in many fund raising events for the Foundation. In his final months of life, he initiated this scholarship which will honor Sharon Wingo Churchill and serve future students. Special consideration is given to students enrolled in the R.N. nursing program. This scholarship is awarded from interest received from an endowed fund.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cohen, formerly of Blytheville, endowed a scholarship in memory of his parents, S. J. (Jimmie) and Luba T. Cohen, in 1991. Interest from this fund is used to provide scholarships to Mississippi County residents. This scholarship is open to both full-time and part-time students. This scholarship is awarded from interest received from an endowed fund.
COL. J.M. CRANE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Col. J.M. Crane Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Col. Crane in recognition of his commitment to higher education and his longtime support of Arkansas Northeastern College. Col. Crane was dedicated to his military career and served for 31 years in the Air force. He held both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree and was committed to providing educational opportunities in this area through his work as a longtime member of the ANC Foundation Board of Governors. This scholarship pays $1,000 a semester toward tuition, books and fees and is open to ANC students who maintain a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A..
BONNIE WHEELER DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Bonnie Wheeler Davis Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Ms. Davis after her death in October, 2003. It is an endowed scholarship available to students who exemplify need and a desire to earn a college education. Ms. Davis was a supporter of education, and funds from this scholarship can be used toward tuition, fees or books. Recipients can be either full-time or part-time and must maintain a minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SCHOLARSHIP - This is an annually funded scholarship in the amount of $500. Eligible applicants must be female students who are planning to enter the teaching field and maintain a minimum 2.0 G.P.A.
EDDIE WARD FORD, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is funded annually by the family of Eddie Ford, Jr. Mr. Ford was a strong supporter of the College, and during the time of the College’s involvement in athletics, he served as President of the Booster Club. Mr. Ford’s dedication to the College is continued through this scholarship in his memory. It is a $250 per semester scholarship open to students who are active members of the First Baptist Church in Blytheville with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5.
ELECTRICAL AND INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is funded annually by Ronny Goff, Gary Burris, and Mike Pate. The scholarship was established in memory of their fathers: Preston Goff, Max Burris, and Carl Pate. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible for this scholarship, to the limit of available funds.
BRANDON J. ELLIOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - This scholarship was established by family and friends of Brandon J. Elliott who passed away in 2009 while still a student at Arkansas Northeastern College. Brandon, son of Pastor Jerome & Cassandra Elliott, was active in the community and the College where he is remembered as a caring, giving, and respectful young man. This scholarship is annually funded through fund-drives and gifts to the ANC Foundation. The goal is to offer two $500 scholarships each semester when funds are available. Priority will be given to students who are single parents and students with disabilities. Preference will also be given to students interested in sociology, psychology, nursing and auto mechanics.
SHARON FULLING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by the family of Sharon Fulling following her death in 2005. At the time of her death, Ms. Fulling served ANC as the Dean for Allied Health, Physical Education/Recreation. She was a longtime employee of the College having overseen the registered nursing program for many years. This scholarship will be available to students in the nursing program. Scholarship amounts will vary depending upon funds available.
GEORGE GERALD GUIDRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is endowed by Nucor-Yamato Steel as a memorial to George Gerald Guidry. The scholarship annually provides financial assistance for tuition and books for one student enrolled in Computer Repair and Networking Technology. The recipient will be selected based upon his/her need for the scholarship and his/her desire and ability to become an electronic technician. This scholarship is awarded from interest received from an endowed fund.
HEATH-HEATH AMERICAN LEGION POST 33 SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by the local Post 33 American Legion in 2005 as a way for its members to give back to the community. This scholarship is for $250 a semester (fall & spring) and can be used for books, fees and/or tuition. The recipient must be a veteran and can be a full-time or part-time student with Mississippi County residents given preference. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 G.P.A..
THE HOSPITAL GIFT SHOP AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP - The Hospital Gift Shop Auxiliary Scholarship was established in July of 2008 by the Great River Medical Center Gift Shop volunteers. This scholarship is an annual gift made possible through proceeds made in the hospital gift shop. The scholarship amount is $1,500 a semester for both fall and spring and may be awarded in full to one recipient or in part to several recipients. It is the intent of the hospital gift shop volunteers to assist in the education of nurses for this area. The scholarship is available to second-year, associate degree nursing students who have a minimum 2.5 grade point average and who are residents of Mississippi County. This scholarship will be funded annually.
DOROTHY BORSCHEL JENNINGS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by the family of Ms. Jennings after her death in June, 2003. Because of Ms. Jennings’s love of music and her commitment to education, students entering the field of music are given primary consideration for this award. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible for this scholarship which varies in amount.
KAGOME CREATIVE FOODS, INC SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established through an endowment given by Kagome Creative Foods, Inc. in 2007. Students working toward a technical, industrial, or manufacturing education, who maintain a minimum 2.5 G.P.A., are eligible for this scholarship. Special emphasis will be given to students interested in industrial maintenance, technical support or employment in the food industry. This scholarship is for $750 per semester with part-time students receiving a prorated amount.
LINDSEY OHLENDORF FAIRLEY SCHOLARSHIP
The Lindsey Ohlendorf Fairley Scholarship is an endowed fund which was established in 1991 following Mr. Fairley’s death. Mr. Fairley’s memory is honored through this scholarship opportunity. Eligible students may be full-time or part-time students and must maintain a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. Scholarship amounts vary and can be utilized toward tuition, books, fees, and travel. This scholarship is awarded from interest received from an endowed fund.
L.D. AND REEDIE HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP
Upon his retirement from Arkansas Northeastern College as Director of Special Projects in 1993, Mr. L.D. Harris announced the establishment of the endowed L.D. and Reedie Harris Scholarship. Both Mr. and Mrs. Harris have had a lifelong interest in education and wanted to continue to be involved by having a part in helping somebody get an education who otherwise would not have the opportunity. This scholarship is available to any student who needs financial assistance. This scholarship is awarded from interest received from an endowed fund.
CECIL H. HOLIFIELD SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by friends of Cecil H. Holifield in honor of his many years of service and dedication to Arkansas Northeastern College. This scholarship is available to any full-time or part-time student.
This scholarship was established by Ms. Mildred Whitener of Cooter and her family through the donation of 40 acres of farmland. The proceeds from this farm will be used to fund at least one scholarship each semester in the amount of $500 to any Cooter High School graduate. The recipients must maintain a 2.5 G.P.A..
RUTH AND ACTON HOLMES SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is established in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Acton Holmes by their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bush. This is an endowed fund which will provide funding on an annual basis and can be utilized by either part-time or full-time students. It is primarily intended for part-time students with strong educational drive and financial need. Special consideration is given to single parents.
PAUL C. HUGHES SCHOLARSHIP
The Paul C. Hughes Scholarship is an endowed fund which will provide interest each year to fund a scholarship annually. The initial contribution to this fund was a gift from the Mid-South Grain Growers Association in appreciation of his 40 years of service as Secretary-Treasurer of that organization. Additional donations have been received, and following Mr. Hughes’ death in 1999, an annually funded scholarship established by the children of Paul and Corina Hughes in their parents’ honor was merged with the Paul C. Hughes Scholarship. The late Mr. Hughes was an outstanding community leader and served on the College’s Board of Trustees for many years.
JOHNSTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship fund was established in 1976 as a memorial to Robert K. and Blanche Johnston, former Blytheville Water Company owners, by their son, Robert C. Johnston. This fund has helped many individuals. It is an endowed fund which earns interest used to provide funds for students in the Blytheville area and was the first privately funded scholarship at this institution.
KATIE JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Ronnie and Sandra Kennett in memory of Mrs. Kennett’s grandmother. This fund is intended as a sponsored scholarship, and by special permission is currently being utilized for emergency short-term loans. This provides flexibility for decisions agreed upon by the Student Financial Aid Office and the Vice President for Student Services. Signed promissory notes are utilized with the loan program.
DAVID MANN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Ms. LaVelle Mann established the David Mann Memorial Scholarship in memory of her son. Ms. Mann, a retired teacher, wishes to honor the memory of David, who lost his life in a tragic accident in 1995 at the age of 32, by offering scholarship assistance to single fathers looking to better their lives through education for men who are enrolled part-time, with 30 or more hours already completed, and who have a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Students majoring in education will be given special consideration.
TOM AND JANE MILLER SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. and Mrs. Miller had strong interests in horticulture and the arts, devoting much of their lives to both disciplines. Their endowed gift is used for scholarships with emphasis on the horticulture and music programs. Tom and Jane believed in the opportunities offered by the College. The College is appreciative to be the recipient of a gift which fulfills the Millers’ wishes of richer lives for students and the community.
CHARLES PAYNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - The family of Charles Henry Payne has established an honorary humanitarian scholarship fund in Rev. Payne's honor. He was a minister, veteran and retired educator. The list of accolades for his work in his home and community is impressive. Rev. Payne loved music and was an avid supporter of higher education. This scholarship is available to full-time and part-time economically challenged students. Scholarship amounts vary depending upon funds available.
SAVANNAH PAIGE POLLOCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - The Savannah Paige Pollock Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and family of "Paige" following her death in 1995 and will be a part of the ANC Foundation's scholarship opportunities beginning fall 2009. Paige had ambitions of becoming a nurse and had been accepted into a nursing program prior to her death. The Savannah Paige Pollock Memorial Scholarship pays tribute to her life and is open to second-year nursing students at Arkansas Northeastern College. Scholarship amounts will not exceed $500 a semester, and applicants must follow the general application process.
TEMPLE ISRAEL SCHOLARSHIP
Following the closing of the Temple Israel Synagogue in Blytheville, the trustees donated $120,000 to the ANC Foundation to be endowed for scholarships. Interest from the endowment is used to fund $300 scholarships to two graduating high school students from each of the represented Temple Israel communities: Blytheville, Osceola, Hayti, Kennett, and Caruthersville. Students must maintain a 2.5 G.P.A.
NELSON NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
The Nelson Nursing Scholarship sponsored by the late R. A. and Mary Blanche Nelson assists individuals as they pursue the nursing profession. The development of the College for this area and a quality nursing program inspired the Nelsons to establish this award. Either part-time or full-time students are eligible. The number of scholarships awarded will vary and depend upon the course load of the recipients and the number of students qualifying. Recipients must be accepted for enrollment, or currently enrolled, in the R.N. nursing program.
NEWCOMB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Blan Newcomb was the son of Guy and Evelyn Jean Newcomb. He died in a tragic fire in 1979, at the age of 21. After the death of Guy Newcomb in 1985, the scholarship fund was changed to the Newcomb Scholarship to commemorate both Blan and Guy. Guy Newcomb served on the College’s Board of Trustees for seven years. In 1982, he accepted an active role as a member of the Board of Governors of the College’s Foundation. This scholarship can be used toward tuition, books, and required fees and may include an expense allowance. Children of employees of Mississippi County school districts are eligible. (Students from Osceola and Rivercrest will be given preferential consideration.)
DR. KING NUNN, III, MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The King Nunn Memorial Scholarship is a tribute to a man who was ahead of his time, and recipients of this award should set goals to reach, stretch, and lead as he did throughout his life. Dr. Nunn was a charter member of the College’s Board of Trustees. Gifts to the King Nunn Scholarship Fund have enabled the institution to establish an annual award of approximately $500 for the recipient. Funds will be paid to the institution for tuition.
JOHNNY W. NUTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Johnny W. Nutt Memorial Scholarship was established in 1999 by the Chickasawba Masonic Lodge #134 in memory of one of their late member, Johnny Nutt. The scholarship provides $250 a semester, while funding continues, to a full-time or part-time student with at least a 2.5 G.P.A. and selected by the College’s Scholarship Committee.
JUDGE GRAHAM PARTLOW HONORARY SCHOLARSHIP
The Judge Graham Partlow Honorary Scholarship was established in 2002 by friends of Judge Partlow. Approximately $15,000 was raised and endowed for this scholarship through a fund-raiser in Judge Partlow’s honor and other community support. Interest from this fund is used to provide scholarships to full-time and/or part-time students who maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Scholarship amounts vary depending on funds available.
RE/MAX GREAT RIVER REALTY SCHOLARSHIP
Great River Realty of Blytheville established the RE/MAX Great River Realty Scholarship as an annually funded scholarship for ANC students. The scholarship is for $500 each fall and spring and is available to students who exemplify need and a desire to earn a college education. Recipients can be either fulltime or part-time and must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Special consideration will be given to students from the Blytheville area.
LORETTA SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - This scholarship was established in 2008 by the Blytheville ESA Chapter in memory of Loretta Smith. Smith was a member of the ESA Sorority and a nursing student at ANC at the time of her death. This scholarship is designated for second year nursing students who are female and over the age of 30. Scholarship amounts will not exceed $500 a semester.
SIMS FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The family of James M. Sims and Anna Lois Sims has established this scholarship in their memory. James “Marcus” Sims was the youngest of Mrs. Sims’ three children. he was an outstanding scholar throughout his academic career. He briefly attended medical school. He died prematurely in 1994 at the age of 40. Mrs. Sims was born into a family of 10, with her father serving as a rural school teacher, farmer and postman. She was an avid supporter of higher education throughout her life. These scholarships will may be used for students entering the field of business.
MINNIE VINES SCHOLARSHIP
The Minnie Vines Scholarship was established in December of 1991 following her death. This lady loved life and people, and funds will be used to help make life more rewarding for the selected students. Funds for tuition, books, or transportation will be awarded to the limit of availability. Mrs. Vines’ daughter, Mrs. Myrna Adams, is very committed to education and educational opportunities for citizens of Mississippi County.
WAYNE TAYLOR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The late Wayne Taylor, who served on the ANC Foundation Board of Governors, was instrumental in the creation of the Annual Big Lake Scholarship Golf Tournament. He served on the tournament planning committee from the beginning and worked at all of the tournaments as well as personally contributing by sponsoring a tee-box each year. Mr. Taylor passed away in August of 2004, and the ANC Foundation changed the name of this scholarship to honor his memory and to recognize his dedication and contributions to Arkansas Northeastern College. This scholarship is funded through proceeds raised from an annual golf tournament held at the Manila Big Lake Country Club. Students eligible for this scholarship must be from the Buffalo Island area or the Bootheel of Missouri and may be full-time or part-time students and must maintain a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. each semester. This scholarship is awarded by the College’s Scholarship Committee with the number of recipients dependent upon available funds.
ALENA WILEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - This scholarship will be available in the Fall 2009 semester. Because the Blytheville Social Arts Club works to promote education and because Ms. Wiley was a dedicated supporter of education, applicants for this scholarship must be education majors.
This scholarship is funded through an annual gift from Yamato-Kogyo Ltd. and proceeds raised from an annual golf tournament. Funds raised annually total approximately $15,000 and are awarded by the College’s Scholarship Committee. Approximately 20-40 students receive assistance from this fund each semester.
Other individuals provide funding on an annual basis for scholarships which are not endowed.
Transfer scholarships are available at many four-year colleges and universities. The criteria for the scholarships vary by institution and are contingent upon funding. Students who plan to apply for a transfer scholarship should contact the financial aid office at the institution to which they plan to transfer.
ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP
Qualified applicants are eligible to apply for the ASU Transfer Scholarship. ASU offers these scholarships annually, contingent upon funding. The deadline for applications is August15 for the fall semester and January 15 for the spring semester. The criteria for the scholarship are:
· Must be a U.S. citizen who is an Arkansas resident transferring from an Arkansas public two-year institution.
· Must have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours at an Arkansas public two-year institution(s).
· Must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.25.
· Must submit a scholarship application with a final transcript by the August 15 or January 15 deadline.
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is available to students transferring from a community college to the University. Students must be accepted to the University and meet the following criteria: Achieve a minimum 3.50 cumulative G.P.A., and complete 24 transferable credit hours. The scholarship pays $2,500 per academic year. This scholarship is renewable each year up to a maximum of two years if the recipient maintains a 3.5 cumulative G.P.A. and completes a minimum of 30 Southeast credit hours during the academic year. Scholarship awards are for the fall and spring semesters. Scholarship application must be completed and postmarked by June 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK SHELBY BREEDLOVE
ENTERING JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP
The Shelby Breedlove Entering Junior Scholarship Program is designed to provide tuition assistance to graduates of eligible Arkansas two-year public junior/community colleges in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree. UALR grants three full-tuition scholarships for the academic year to Arkansas Northeastern students. Eligibility requirements are as follows: (1) graduate of Arkansas Northeastern, (2) minimum 3.25 cumulative G.P.A., and (3) be an Arkansas resident. The application deadline is February 1.
HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP
A scholarship will be available to the President of each Arkansas public community college to award to a selected student to attend Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The scholarship is renewable for two years. Other Arkansas colleges and universities offering transfer scholarships to community college students are as follows: Arkansas Tech University, Southern Arkansas University, Lyon College, Central Baptist, Harding University, Williams Baptist College, University of the Ozarks, and University of Central Arkansas. Each college has specific criteria and deadlines.
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS FEE WAIVER
ANC is authorized to waive in-county cost of tuition and mandatory fees for certified full-time teaching personnel of the Mississippi County Public School Districts, the Buffalo Island Central School District and the public school districts in Pemiscot, Dunklin, and New Madrid Counties in Missouri. The waiver of fees is not to exceed a total of four credit hours for each regular semester and may not be used for physical education activity courses. Waivers may be used for credit classes only. Summer applicants must have a signed contract for the subsequent academic year to be an eligible recipient. The Financial Aid Office administers the waiver through the superintendents of the designated school districts.
FAMILIES OF FULL-TIME ANC EMPLOYEES
Fee waivers may be granted to the employee’s immediate family for registration in all college credit classes. Immediate family is defined as spouse and dependent children. Dependency is defined as “meeting the definition of dependency according to IRS regulations.” A maximum of 62 semester hours will be waived. The waiver is administered by the Financial Aid Office.
SCHOLARSHIP WAIVER FOR POLICE & CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
The College is authorized to scholarship the tuition for certain full-time Mississippi County law enforcement employees enrolling in the College’s Criminal Justice degree program. Such scholarship is available to full-time personnel of Mississippi County, any of the County’s municipalities, Arkansas Department of Community Correction employees, or Troop C of the Arkansas State Police. The applicable scholarship is limited to the total credit hour requirement (as published by the College) necessary for the completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree in criminal justice. This scholarship is limited to a maximum enrollment of six credit hours during each major semester (fall and spring) annually and three credit hours during each summer term. The scholarship is for the tuition at the applicable in-county rate only and does not include fees. The scholarship shall be continued providing the student makes satisfactory progress toward a degree and maintains a satisfactory level of academic achievement.
ACT 678 SCHOLARSHIPS
Any person aged 60 or older who is admitted and enrolled is entitled to free tuition and mandatory fees while attending the College. Any person qualified for this scholarship should notify the Financial Aid Office. This scholarship does not cover specific fees associated with a particular course or tuition for courses taken as audit.
ACT 188 SCHOLARSHIPS
Act 188 provides tuition and mandatory fees for any student whose parent was an Arkansas resident and was either killed in active duty, missing in action, or was a P.O.W.
FEDERAL STAFFORD LOAN PROGRAM
This program enables a student to borrow from a bank or other lending institution and the federal government guarantees the loan to the lender. The federal government pays the interest on the loan while the student is in school on Subsidized Stafford Loans. (The student is responsible for the interest while in school on Unsubsidized Stafford Loans.) Repayment begins six months after the student graduates, leaves school, or drops below half-time enrollment. To apply, the student must complete the FAFSA.
FEDERAL WORK STUDY
Work-study jobs are available at the College. While most positions are on campus, some jobs may be available in local community service agencies.
Students can work part-time while enrolled in school. If awarded FWS, students are interviewed for employment. The number of hours a student works per week depends upon: (1) financial need, (2) class schedule, and (3) job requirements. To apply, the student must complete the FAFSA .
ARKANSAS CAREER PATHWAYS
Arkansas Career Pathways provides financial support and counseling to students with dependent children under the age of 19 who also meet financial eligibility requirements. Services provided include: paid tuition, books and fees, and childcare assistance, transportation assistance, career counseling, resume assistance and job placement.
ARKANSAS VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
The Vocational Rehabilitation Program in Arkansas offers assistance for tuition and books to students who are vocationally handicapped. Information may be obtained from the local Vocational Rehabilitation Office or from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, State Department of Education, Little Rock,
MISSOURI VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
The Vocational Rehabilitation Program in Missouri offers assistance for tuition to students who are vocationally handicapped. Information may be obtained from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, State Department of Education, Jefferson City, Missouri, or the local Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation Officer.
Arkansas Northeastern College is approved by the State Approving Agency for Veterans as a college whereby veterans and dependents or spouses of deceased or 100% disabled veterans may obtain subsistence while working toward a degree. Eligible students should contact the Veteran’s representative in the Financial Aid Office to obtain information regarding school attendance. Monthly educational allowances, paid to veterans for training during a fall or spring semester, are computed in the following way: 12 or more semester hours, full-time; 9-11 semester hours, 3/4 time; 6-8 semester hours, 1/ 2 time; 4-5 semester hours, less than 1/2 time; and 1-3 hours, 1/4 time. Monthly educational allowances paid to veterans for training during a Summer I or Summer II session are based upon the number of weeks a course meets. See the Financial Aid Office for more information.
Note: Official transcripts from previous colleges attended should be received by the Registrar’s Office prior to certification for VA benefits.
VA students must be pursuing an approved degree or certificate program and should follow the curriculum outline since only required courses may be certified for VA benefits.
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Financial Aid Office
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