April 1, 2016 is the deadline for more than 100 private scholarships managed by Arkansas Community Foundation.

April 1, 2016 is the deadline for more than 100 private scholarships managed by Arkansas Community Foundation.  Cleburne County students can go to www.arcf.org/scholarships  to apply.

“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.”

Locally, students from Cleburne County are eligible to apply for the Jim and Jean Stanford Christian Health Center Scholarship. Four scholarships of $1000 each will be available to both new and returning students from Cleburne county who are studying in healthcare related fields at any college or university.

“Funding for this scholarship was established by former Christian Health Center which closed in 2014. The endowment they founded both continues the heart and mission of the Christian Health Center, and supports higher education by investing in Cleburne County’s students. We are pleased to support them in this effort,” said Kathy Phillips, executive director of the Cleburne County Community Foundation, Arkansas Community Foundation’s affiliate in the area.

More information is available online at www.arcf.org/scholarships.