ASBA is Seeking Scholarship Applications

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ASBA is Seeking Scholarship Applications

The ASBA Educational Foundation is currently seeking applications for the 2017 Scholarship Award Program. The Foundation has awarded college scholarships to children of Arkansas school board members since 1994. The awards are based on a student’s academic record and leadership potential.

The ASBA Freshman Scholarship is a $650 scholarship awarded to four high school seniors who will enter two-year or four-year Arkansas institutions of higher education. The recipients will represent each of the state’s four congressional districts.

The J.K. Williams Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of former ASBA Executive Director J.K. Williams, is a $650 scholarship that will be awarded to the son/daughter/legal ward of an ASBA-affiliated Arkansas school board member who is pursuing an advanced degree in the field of education at an Arkansas institution of higher education.

Recipients must be the sons/daughters/legal wards of publicly elected Arkansas school board members who have served on his/her local board at some time during the school year in which the scholarship is awarded. Grants are one-time scholarships.

Scholarships are based upon academic performance, demonstrated leadership, community involvement, extracurricular activities, special talents or unique endeavors, and future educational and career plans. Financial need may be a consideration.

The scholarship application deadline is April 1, 2017. Click here for an ASBA Freshman Scholarship application. For the J.K. Williams Memorial Scholarship application, click here.