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2022 Scholarship Recipients

Shivam Raja, Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania

I began to think about my parents who immigrated to America to provide a better life for me and my sister and their struggle to live in a country that was half way around the world. I began to reflect on how so many people have contributed their time and energy for my life, and I decided that it is my obligation to share it with others.

Conner Stacy, University of Central Arkansas

I consider my mission in life to be helping others and being a guiding light through my leadership. I believe becoming an RNA (registered nurse anesthetist) will give me the chance to help others, heal strangers, and lead everyone I can in times of adversity.

Rebekah McIntosh, University of Kentucky

I have worked with special needs students starting when I was in the 6th grade. I decided I wanted to go into neuroscience to do research on disabilities and how to better the lives of the individuals.

Blaine Chambers, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

The main thing I want to contribute greatly to is bringing back the economy we used to have in the 60’s and 70’s to The Arkansas River Valley. I want to make the Alma area a better place.

Samantha Baker, Arkansas Tech University

My mission in life is to love people and carry out the Gospel to help others form a relationship with God. In my career area, my mission is to be a successful veterinarian. My clinic will focus on the health and care of animals rather than on money and riches.

Ryan Morris, Arkansas Tech University

I believe that for society to succeed everyone must cooperate with each other and use their skills to benefit their communities. I wish to help create a society in which we as a people can come together to express our humanity.

Benjamin Bugaj, University of Central Arkansas

I believe that if you have the ability or opportunity to impact someone else’s life in a positive way then you have an obligation to do so. For me, practicing physical therapy will allow me to make a difference in people’s lives by helping them physically achieve their goals or regain abilities they once had.

Lucas Hayes, University of Central Arkansas

I plan to not only continue to serve my community but also work to involve my family and teach them the importance and fulfilment of giving back. Having a supportive family and serving my community has shaped me into the man I am today and I want to pay it forward to my future family.

Jillian Mills, University of Arkansas

I strive to do everything to the best of my ability, whether it’s something I’m passionate about or have never tried before.

Madelyn Adair, University of Arkansas

I believe my calling is to pursue a degree in criminology/criminal justice in order to help make our country and our world a safer place for future generations.