Four Area Students Receive Scholarships from Cleburne County Community Foundation
Heber Springs, AR
05/08/2017 01:46 PM

Four area students were selected as the 2017 recipients of the Jim and Jean Stanford Christian Health Center Scholarship from the Cleburne County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation. Hannah Elizabeth Thomas, Blake Eddington, and Bailey Thomas Pearce, all of Heber Springs, and Jacklyn Renea Massey of Rosebud, were chosen to receive $1000 scholarships. The Stanford scholarships are awarded annually to students who are studying in healthcare-related fields from Cleburne County.


Hannah Thomas will be studying nursing, while Blake Eddington will begin a pre-med program and Bailey Pearce will be studying occupational therapy this fall at the University of Central AR in Conway. Jacklyn Massey will be studying at ASU Heber Springs in Health Sciences, with plans to finish her education at ASU Jonesboro where she will study Sonography.


“This scholarship, funded by the generosity of Jim and Jean Stanford, was established to continue the impact of the Christian Health Center in Cleburne County, by encouraging study in health-related fields,” said Kathy Phillips, Community Foundation Executive Director. “The selection committee had a difficult task to choose from many worthwhile candidates, but the applicants selected not only demonstrate excellence in their personal and academic pursuits, but will represent our community well in their professions once they complete their studies. We are glad to be able to help them on their journey.”


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, Executive Director
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