2016 Scholarship Recipients

Dr. Vance Simelton Scholarship--Karen Quijada
Karen Quijada participated in the Upward Bound Math/Science program at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith beginning in the 9th grade and graduated with high honors from Van Buren High School in May 2016.  She currently attends Evangel University and is interested in the fields of Elementary Education and Missions. According to Karen’s UBMS Director Shanna Turney, Karen “has been an excellent participant, keeping up with assignments over the years and doing her best to help those in her community, school, and UB program.”

Walter O. Mason Scholarship--Michael Harris
Michael Harris is a current participant in Student Support Services at Arkansas Tech University.  After he completes his undergraduate degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations in December 2016, Michael plans to attend graduate school and aspires for a career as a student affairs professional.  According to Michael’s SSS Director Lori Wineland, Michael “impresses me with managing his coursework and involvement on campus.  Not only is he involved with our SSS program, but he has been involved and served in an array of roles on campus in a variety of organizations.  The focus and drive that I have observed during his undergraduate years will prove very beneficial in the future.”

Robbie L. Lyle Scholarship--Esther White
Esther White has participated in the Student Support Services program at Arkansas Tech University since June 2015.  She is Creative Writing Education major and plans to complete graduate school in the field of library science.  According to Esther’s Student Support Services Advisor Lindsey Riedmueller, “Since she joined SSS, Esther has been highly involved with the different programs we offer and is making the most of our resources.  Driven students like Esther make my job as an advisor more enjoyable. I am proud to count her among our SSS participants.”

Karen Quijada  

Karen Quijada

 

MICHAEL HARRIS  

MICHAEL HARRIS

 

ESTHER WHITE

ESTHER WHITE