More scholarships are available to BRTC students through the BRTC Foundation for the 2014-2015 academic year thanks to generous donors of the Annual IBERIABANK/BRTC Foundation Golf Tournament, according to Dina Hufstedler, Director of Community Development and tournament chair.
“A new sponsorship level, which included a scholarship naming opportunity, was added to our last golf tournament,” Hufstedler explained. “This was the idea of Kelly Rose, BRTC Foundation Chair, and the response was great. Several donors increased their sponsorship to this level, and with the additional revenue we are able to offer even more scholarships through the Foundation than were already possible.”
The following scholarships are those named by tournament sponsors at the Four-Star, $1,000 level: CCECC Membership Scholarship, sponsored by Clay County Electric Coop. Corp.; L.D. Rose Family Scholarship, sponsored by Larry Rose and Pocahontas Aluminum; Nielsen Bainbridge Group Scholarship, sponsored by Pinnacle Frames and Accents, Inc.; VALIC Community Spirit Scholarship, sponsored by VALIC; and Sandhill Dentistry Scholarship, sponsored by Dr. Josh Tony.
Also, Rufus and Imogene McDaniel Construction Trades Scholarship, sponsored by Ramson’s Construction; Karla Baltz, DDS Scholarship, sponsored by Dr. Karla Baltz; SGA’s Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship, sponsored by BRTC’s Student Government Association; Northeast Arkansas Turf Care and Nursery Scholarship; Ruby Architects, Inc. and Allison Architects, Inc. Scholarship; and Monsanto Scholarship.
“Scholarships in addition to those listed are available,” Hufstedler noted, “but these are the ones who increased their level of giving and took the opportunity to name a scholarship. All Foundation Scholarships are made possible through fundraising efforts such as the tournament, the Annual Gala, and private donations.”
To qualify for a Foundation Scholarship, students must be a resident of Arkansas and a full time student at BRTC completing a minimum of 12 credit hours. Interested students must complete the scholarship application and submit with ACT or ASSET scores, high school transcript, and a 100-200 word, typed, self-descriptive essay.
Additional criteria may apply to some of the named scholarships, and the information requested should be noted on the application or in the essay.
The scholarships with specific criteria are: CCECC Membership Scholarship – CCECC member or immediate family member in household of CCECC member, or employee or immediate family member of employee of Clay County Electric; L.D. Rose Family Scholarship – Randolph County resident; VALIC Community Spirit Scholarship – community service activities and/or financial need.
Also, Sandhill Dentistry Scholarship – preference given to a student pursuing education in a science-related field; Rufus and Imogene McDaniel Construction Trades Scholarship – preference given to a student pursuing a construction trade education; SGA’s Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship – has held leadership role in a student organization, club, or activity.
Priority on these scholarships will be given to those who meet the specified criteria, if applicable. In the event no applicants meet the criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to another eligible applicant.
Applications for these and other Foundation Scholarships will be accepted through April 1, 2014, for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications may be downloaded from the Financial Aid link on the BRTC website at http://www.blackrivertech.org/financial-aid/scholarship-opportunties.
Contact the Financial Aid Department at 870-248-4000 or Hufstedler at 870-248-4187, for more information.