Scholarships Available forCleburne County Students 

Beginning February 1, Arkansas students can apply for scholarships administered by Arkansas Community Foundation. April 1 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 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 named high school or for students who plan to attend a specific college. Other scholarships are based on extracurricular activities or intended college majors.  

Locally, students from Cleburne County are eligible to apply for these scholarships, established for students in the area:  

  • Jim and Jean Stanford Christian Health Scholarship 

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

More information is available online at  

Arkansas Community Foundation, a statewide nonprofit organization, provides resources, insight and inspiration to build stronger Arkansas communities – communities where our kids will want to raise their kids. The Community Foundation is the largest grantmaker in the state in the number of grants made each year. Since 1976, the Foundation has provided more than $460 million in grants to nonprofits. The Foundation staff works directly with donors, professional advisors and nonprofits to help strengthen Arkansas communities through strategic philanthropy and focusing on local needs. Its assets rank among the top 60 out of more than 900 community foundations in the United States. Serving statewide and local initiatives, the Community Foundation helps connect those who want to give to the causes they care about. Contributions to Arkansas Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 29 affiliates are fully tax deductible.