Scholarships for Education Majors
J.L. Adkins and Cora E. Adkins Scholarship
Established at the bequest of J.L. and Cora E. Adkins, annual scholarship awards are made to students pursuing a degree in Education or Fine Arts. While preference will be given to Arkansas Tech students from the Missouri counties of Dunklin, Stoddard or New Madrid, any Education or Fine Arts major is eligible to apply. Awards will be made each year that funds are sufficient.
Arthur P. and Daisy W. Callaway Scholarship
This scholarship, established by Dr. Rebecca Callaway in honor of her parents, Arthur P. and Daisy W. Callaway, is to benefit a traditional undergraduate student who graduated from an Arkansas high school. Preference will be given to a first generation college student. The recipient must be a senior classification student seeking teacher certification in middle or secondary education and is completing his/her internship during the semester of the award. Recipient must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, and submit two letters of recommendation from professionals within the student’s major content area.
J. Louis and Florence C. Cooper Scholarship
This scholarship was established by educators J. Louis and Florence C. Cooper for needy and deserving individuals with priority being given to students in teacher education. To be eligible for this award, the student must have reached the junior or senior level, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, demonstrated financial need and enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester.
Denton-Wainright Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Cheryl Denton in memory of Dr. John Wainright and Joan Wainright in recognition of the difference they made in the lives of Tech students through their support and guidance. Joan Wainright was on the music faculty from 1955 to 1982. Dr. John Wainright, at Tech from 1952-1981, was on the faculty in music and education. He was named Dean of Education in 1970 and served in that capacity until 1981. Scholarships and awards will be granted each fall that funds are sufficient in accordance with the following criteria: The recipient must be a junior or senior majoring in music education with the intent to teach elementary music or education: preference order (1) music education keyboard instrumental (2) music education-keyboard vocal (3) music education-vocal (4) English education or (5) education. In addition the recipient must maintain full-time student status, and have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship may be renewed for the spring semester provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and funds are sufficient. Scholarship recipients from one year will be eligible to reapply for subsequent years.
Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Education Scholarship
An award will be made each year that funds are available to an Arkansas Tech student majoring in Education and have junior or senior status. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need. Applications will be available for pick-up in the Office of Development, Administration Building room 209, the middle of February. A separate application must be completed for each scholarship for which you would like to be considered. Only the Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Scholarship Application will be considered. The application must be submitted to the address on the application.
Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Marge Crabaugh
An award will be granted each year that funds are available to a student majoring in a field pertaining to "Child Welfare." Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be a Russellville or Pope County resident with junior or senior status. Applications will be available for pick-up in the Office of Development, Administration Building room 209, the middle of February. A separate application must be completed for each scholarship for which you would like to be considered. Only the Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Scholarship Application will be considered. The application must be submitted to the address on the application.
John Paul Leonard Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded each fall that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to a student who is from Russellville, Arkansas, has reached junior or senior status in his/her undergraduate career, has demonstrated financial need, has declared a major in and is planning to pursue a career in teaching children with special educational needs, maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, enrolls in and successfully completes a full-time academic class load. In addition, this scholarship is renewable for the spring if the recipient continues to meet the stated criteria.