Scholarships Available for Cleburne County Students
Heber Springs, AR
02/08/2017 12:00 PM

Heber Springs, Ark. (Feb. 1, 2017) – Beginning February 1, Arkansas students can apply for more than 200 private scholarships through Arkansas Community Foundation. April 1, 2017 is the deadline to apply for most opportunities. Students can begin their application by visiting


“Post-secondary education is a key to financial stability and opportunity,” said Heather Larkin, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “When Arkansans earn college degrees or professional certificates, they benefit as individuals and we all benefit as a state. The Community Foundation is honored to help connect students with the resources they need to keep learning.” 


Each scholarship has its own eligibility criteria; in general, the Community Foundation’s scholarships are for Arkansas students pursuing higher education at two- or four-year colleges or universities, vocational schools or technical training programs. Some scholarships are designated for graduates of a particular high school or those who plan to attend a particular college. Others are based on extracurricular activities or intended college majors. 


Locally, students from Cleburne County are eligible to apply the Jim and Jean Stanford Christian Health Center Scholarship, for new or returning students studying in health-related fields.


“Funding for these scholarships come from families, businesses and individuals who want to support higher education and invest in Arkansas students,” said Kathy Phillips, executive director the Cleburne County Community Foundation, Arkansas Community Foundation’s affiliate in Heber Springs. “These donors determine the size and eligibility criteria for the scholarships they create, and we manage the scholarship process on their behalf.” 


More information and application guidelines for the Stanford scholarship can be found online at

Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that fosters smart giving to improve communities. The Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives that address the gaps.  Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $156 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. Contributions to the Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 27 affiliates are fully tax deductible.


Kathy Phillips
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