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Monday, May 15, 2017

New Scholarship Available Through UACCM

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will now offer the A.M. “Bub” McKennon and Mary Dana McKennon Memorial Scholarship, a $500 tuition waver given each semester to a student graduating from a Conway County high school and pursuing a secondary degree at UACCM.

L-R: UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis, Scott McKennon, Karen McKennon

The scholarship was established by Scott and Karen McKennon of Morrilton in memory of Scott’s parents. While neither of his parents attended college, Scott said they always emphasized the importance of education to their children. He and all three of his sisters went on to graduate from college.

Both Scott and Karen work in the banking industry. Scott is the vice president of the Morrilton, Mena, and Pocahontas branches of First Financial Bank, and Karen is a loan officer at River Town Bank in Dardanelle. Scott was appointed to the UACCM Foundation Board in 2014 and was elected as board chair earlier this year. He also serves on the UACCM Foundation Board Finance Committee and represents UACCM on the University of Arkansas Foundation Board of Directors.

The UACCM Foundation was established to provide broader opportunities and services to UACCM’s students, alumni, and the residents of the college’s service area by supporting the advancement of the institution through private funds and resources. The Foundation Board currently manages 13 annual and endowed scholarships with assets totaling more than $160,000 and more than $12,000 student awards annually.

For more information on this award or how to establish a private scholarship program through the UACCM Foundation, contact Morgan Zimmerman at (501) 977-2085, or at zimmerman@uaccm.edu. Students may apply for this scholarship and others by contacting Belinda Rallens in the UACCM Financial Aid office at (501) 208-5300.

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