Scholarship Winners

2018 R. Preston Woodruff, Jr. Scholarship Recipients

Renewal Scholarship Recipient
Katelyn Lyons – Fort Smith, Arkansas

 
2018 Scholarship Winner - Katelyn

Katelyn is a graduate of Greenwood High School where she participated in Spanish club for five years. She is a member of the National Honors Society and won first-runner up in the "It Can Wait" essay contest sponsored by AT&T and The Southwest Times Record. Katelyn is majoring in English at the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith and hopes to one day become a librarian.

$1,000 Scholarship Winners
Recipient Hometown
Katelyn Lyons Fort Smith
Alyssa Talkington Hector
Brianna Horton Marion
Ryan Womack Benton
Samantha Stanfield Sheridan
Christopher Hamilton North Little Rock
Jacob Hall Rison
Jillian Waterman Beebe
Foster Rash Jacksonville

Previous Scholarship Winners

2017 R. Preston Woodruff, Jr. Scholarship Recipients

Renewal Scholarship Recipient
Paige Seidenschwarz – Stuttgart, Arkansas

 
2017 Scholarship Winner - Paige

Paige is a graduate of Stuttgart High School. In high school, she was a Stuttgart High School cheerleader and tennis player. Paige was also the senior reporter for the high school student council and won an All-American High School film competition in New York. Paige is majoring in journalism at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

$1,000 Scholarship Winners
Recipient Hometown
Paige Seidenschwarz Stuttgart
Sydney Calvert Cabot
Jessica Davis Prairie Grove
Macy Davis Batesville
Kayli Lawrence Wynne
Emilee Perry Jacksonville
Ashlie Sims Crossett
Shelby Tucker Hamburg
Chase Underwood Beebe
Breanna Woodson Conway
Kristen Wright Bryant

2016 R. Preston Woodruff, Jr. Scholarship Recipients

Renewable Scholarship Recipient
Marcy Nelson - Conway, Arkansas

Marcy Nelson

Marcy Nelson is a graduate of Conway High School. In high school, she was a member of the Wampus Cat Marching Band and was active in the youth and music programs at Woodland Heights Baptist Church, where she went on mission trips to Harrison and Monticello AR, Arlington TX, Knoxville TN, Glorieta NM, Honolulu HI, and Managua, Nicaragua. She will be attending Ouachita Baptist University, majoring in Music Education (Choral). After graduation, Marcy hopes to teach music in an elementary school setting, and she plans to explore mission opportunities in Hawaii.

Congratulations, Marcy!

$1,000 Scholarship Winners
Recipient Hometown
Marcy Nelson Conway
Kelsy Knox Barling
Abby Crouch Bauxite
Nicholas Oxford Austin
Reannae Perry Osceola
Lindsey Southworth Malvern
Kemmian Johnson North Little Rock
Turkessa Sanford Little Rock
Autumn Sharp Jonesboro
Hannah Bridge McRae
Zackary Walker Perryville

2015 R. Preston Woodruff, Jr. Scholarship Recipients

Renewable Scholarship Recipient
Marissa Barrett - Russellville, Arkansas

Marissa Barrett

Marissa Barrett graduated from Harrison High School with distinguished highest honors. She will be attending Lyon College in Batesville with plans are to earn a degree in both Molecular Biology and Chemistry. After graduation, Marissa intends to prepare for challenging work ahead in the medical professional field. She is dedicated and passionate about giving back and helping people in need, especially in medically underserved communities.

Congratulations, Marissa!

$1,000 Scholarship Winners
Recipient Hometown
Rachel Garrett Traskwood
Jerry Ewing Green forest
Paisley Pratt Pleasant Plains
Marissa Barrett Russellville
Brent Autrey Sheridan
Katy Parker Little Rock
Moriah Fultz Perryville
Jared Williams Bella Vista
Dayla Decker Yellville

2014 R. Preston Woodruff, Jr. Scholarship Recipients

Renewable Scholarship Recipient
Kenneth Avery, Jr. - Stuttgart, Arkansas

Kenneth Avery, Jr. ~ 2014 Winner

Kenneth Avery, Jr. graduated from Stuttgart High School and will be attending Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia this fall. Kenneth is planning to major in biology and chemistry to become a dentist. Kenneth plans to give back to his community that he grew up in. His goal is to help Stuttgart and the Arkansas Delta by helping people with dental issues.

$1,000 Scholarship Winners
Recipient Hometown
Morgan Nalley Benton
Christopher Hegwood Hot Springs
Taylor Fischer Vilonia
Karli Lipinski Benton
Haley McKinney Mountain Home
Robert Fernandez Horatio
Kiaria Scott Osceola
Taylor Watt Searcy

2013 R. Preston Woodruff, Jr. Scholarship Recipients

Renewable Scholarship Recipient
Caroline Horita - Morrilton, Arkansas

Caroline Horita will be attending the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville this fall. While attending Morrilton High School, she initiated the "Spread the Word" literacy program which collects and delivers books to women's shelters in the local area. She intends to continue participating in the program throughout college. Caroline is planning to major in architecture. Additionally, she is looking forward to becoming involved with campus activities such as the Full Circle Food Pantry. After graduation, Caroline would like to utilize her degree designing museums and art galleries.

$1,000 Scholarship Winners
Recipient Hometown
Tanner Attwood White Hall
Lauren Bane Greenbrier
Labecca Brasel Jasper
Nakiya Douglas Little Rock
Logan Faulk Malvern
Morgan Gilbert Little Rock
Elester Gill Bradley
Cierra Gregory Yellville
Alexandria Johnson Cave City
Jacequelyn McBride Little Rock
Badria Mryyan Jonesboro
Amber Purdy DeWitt
Jesse Roberts Ward
Cierra Shutes Little Rock

2012 R. Preston Woodruff, Jr. Scholarship Recipients

Renewable Scholarship Recipient
Kathy Tran - Fort Smith, Arkansas

In response to the essay topic "How higher education will assist me in making a positive impact on my family or community", Kathy reflected on the positive impact higher education will have on her family. Her parents and grandparents emigrated from Vietnam. She is the first person in her family to pursue a college degree. By accomplishing her higher education goals, she will be a good example for her younger siblings, cousins and future generations as well as honor her family and commmunity who have provided her support.

$1,000 Scholarship Winners
Recipient Hometown
Brock Acebo Jonesboro
Michala Bazyk London
Travis Blankenship Eureka Springs
Clayton Briggler Hattieville
Logan Britt Okolona
Laken Curtis Harrison
Kory Gann Bella Vista
Sarah Kinder Benton
Landon Lee Benton
Shanadrian Madden McGehee
Jordon Murphy Hot Springs
Rahmon Taylor Springdale
Emily Tucker Marion
Erica Witt Fayetteville