Advancement - Scholarship, Loan and Endowment Funds

The information contained herein is presented in grateful appreciation of those who have given generously to provide funds to students at Harding.

Note: Not all scholarships listed have funds available, and you CANNOT apply directly for these scholarships. Rather, students applying for admission are automatically considered for most scholarships for which funds are still available. A limited amount of funds are available based on restricted criteria, such as awards to benefit students from certain regions of the country. Should an applicant match the restricted criteria established by a donor, the applicant will be contacted and invited to apply for funding. Information about new scholarships, scholarships requiring a separate application, and other sources of scholarship funds is available on the Office of Financial Aid Services' website, located at www.harding.edu/finaid, or by contacting the office at 501-279-4257.

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Scholarship Funds

Trustee Scholar Awards

Trustee Scholar Awards are awarded on a competition basis to applicants who meet the qualification requirement as determined by the University.

JOE AND ANN HIGHTOWER TRUSTEE SCHOLAR AWARD: Established by Joe and Ann Hightower of Houston, Texas, to provide a Trustee Scholar Award. Preference shall be given to students who express intent to select a major in the College of Sciences.

JIMMY AND LISA KEE TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Established through the estates of Jimmy and Lisa Kee to provide a Trustee Scholar Award. Dr. Kee (66) was a benevolent Christian physician, and Mrs. Kee was a nationally recognized English teacher. They both served Jackson Christian School in Jackson, Tenn., for many years (Dr. Kee as Board member and Mrs. Kee as English teacher).

 

Not all scholarships listed have funds available, and you CANNOT apply directly for these scholarships. Rather, students applying for admission are automatically considered for most scholarships for which funds are still available. Information about new scholarships, scholarships requiring a separate application, and other sources of scholarship funds is available on the Office of Financial Aid Services' Web site, located at www.harding.edu/finaid, or by contacting the office at 501-279-4257. 

President's Endowed Scholarships

President's Endowed Scholarships

President's Endowed Scholarships are established for the specific purpose to complement the Harding Grant program for students after their freshman year and to provide scholarships for students in the college specified in the particular fund.

KRISTIN ALTMAN PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by the Altman family in memory of Kristin Altman, this endowed scholarship provides funds for students in the College of Business Administration majoring in professional sales.

DONNA BECK PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:  Established by Gerry Taylor and Donna Taylor of Allen, Texas, to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Education.

BREAZEAL FAMILY PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:  Established by George E. Breazeal and Nancy B. Smith of El Dorado, Arkansas, to honor the Breazeal Family which has a long and rich relationship with Harding. Preference shall be given to applicants who are pursuing a degree in Accounting in the College of Business Administration.

CHARLES T. CLAY JR. PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by Marie Yingling of Searcy, Arkansas, and Thomas Kay, a dear friend, of Chesapeake, Ohio, to honor Charles Clay, Jr., of South Pointe, Ohio, to assist students with financial needs.

LELA DAVIS MEMORIAL PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Yvonne James of Bentonville, Ark., to honor her mother, Lela Davis. Lela created a charitable remainder trust in 1996 providing for a gift to Harding at her passing. This scholarship is funded through her charitable remainder trust.

J.L., GERTRUDE, LATINA AND NORMAN DYKES PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established through the estate of Latina Dykes of Searcy, Ark., to honor the Dykes family. Latina worked for Harding from 1963 to 2008, the year she died. Latina loved Harding and wanted to assist students with financial need.

CARROL LEE FLETCHER PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established by anonymous donors to honor and in grateful recognition of Mr. Carrol Lee Fletcher.

BILLY E. AND CLARA GILLETT PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was set up in grateful recognition of Bille E. and Clara Gillett by an anonymous donor to provide funds for any full-time student in good standing.

W.O. GLOFF AND MARGARET GLOFF PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: This scholarship was set up by the estate of the Gloffs and will provide funds for students in the College of Bible and Religion who have expressed interest in and/or are studying to become ministers of the gospel.

AL AND NELL HARTSFIELD PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by Paul and Jennifer Pruett in honor of Paul's grandparents.

HOMER R. AND BLANCHE R. HORSMAN PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by Homer and Blanche Horsman because of their love and appreciation for Harding. They and their children are all graduates and desire to help other students have the Harding experience.

MARIAN L. HUGHES PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established through the estate of Marian L. Hughes of Sun City, Ariz., in memory of Marian Hughes. Preference shall be given to qualified students who are enrolled in the College of Education and who are preparing to teach.

NEAL AND MELANIE HUNTER PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by Neal and Melanie Hunter of Garland, Texas. Preference shall be given to students with leadership capability.

NATHAN AND LINDY INGRAM PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established to provide scholarships for any full-time student in good standing pursuing a degree from Harding University.

JEFF AND SARA KERNODLE PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established for students who are from a home school program or students who are in foster care.

JAMES M. AND LOUISE D. MCLEOD PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:  Established by Rowan and Cecelia McLeod in honor of Rowan's parents, James M. and Louise D. McLeod. Recipients shall be selected following the criteria established for the President's Endowed Scholarship.

CARL AND FRANKIE MITCHELL PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: In grateful recognition of Carl and Frankie Mitchell, this scholarship fund was established by Dan and Leigh Gillett.

YETRA MOCK--ANN GUFFEY PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Christopher and Monteen Pillay, Saint Johns, Florida, to honor Yetra Mock, Christopher's mother, and Ann Guffey, who was Assistant Director of Student Financial Services while Christopher was a student. Preference shall be given to applicants who are pursuing a degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or any College of Business Administration discipline.

HURCEL REID AND EMMA CECIL PERDUE PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:  Established by Rowan and Cecelia McLeod in honor of Cecelia's parents, Hercel Reid and Emma Cecil Perdue. Recipients shall be selected following the criteria established for the President's Endowed Scholarship.

DON AND MARIAN STARKS PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Marian Starks, Paul and Suzanne Starks, John and Patricia Eastland, and Walter and Valerie Starks in honor of Don and Marian Starks for the benefit of worthy and deserving male students who are majoring in Bible at Harding University. 

HANK AND SUE TANKERSLEY PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by Edwin R. DeYoung and Paula DeYoung to honor her parents.

BILL AND MARILYN WEBB PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Kent and Teresa Webb of Bentonville, Arkansas, to honor Kent's parents.

ELIZABETH AND MARK WILLIAMS PRESIDENT'S ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by Elizabeth and Mark Williams in honor of Gloria and Ralph Williams to provide scholarships for any full-time student in good standing pursuing a degree in the College of Sciences, Engineering and Physics Department, and meeting criteria of President's Scholarship based on need.

 

Not all scholarships listed have funds available, and you CANNOT apply directly for these scholarships. Rather, students applying for admission are automatically considered for most scholarships for which funds are still available. Information about new scholarships, scholarships requiring a separate application, and other sources of scholarship funds is available on the Office of Financial Aid Services' Web site, located at www.harding.edu/finaid, or by contacting the office at 501-279-4257. 

Loan Funds

Loan Funds are established for the specific purpose of providing financial aid to qualified students. Recipients are determined by administrative personnel. Loans are awarded to junior or senior undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and who show need. These loans carry an interest rate of 8 percent and repayment terms of six years.

SAMUEL ARRINGTON LOAN FUND: Established by Gervis J. Arrington of Stephens in memory of his grandfather.

DR. GEORGE S. BENSON STUDENT LOAN FUND: Established by the faculty in honor of Dr. Benson's election as Arkansan of 1953.

MALCOLM AND SYLVIA DEAL BOWEN ENDOWED STUDENT LOAN FUND: Established by the children of Malcolm and Sylvia Deal Bowen to honor them and to provide emergency loan funding to qualified applicants. Recipients will be asked to repay the loan amount within one year of disbursement.

CHARLES BRADLEY MEMORIAL LOAN FUND: Established in memory of C.L. Bradley of Searcy.

PHYLLIS COOKE MEMORIAL LOAN FUND: Established by James R. Cooke in memory of his wife.

CHUCK DEAN MEMORIAL LOAN FUND: Established by the family of Mr. Dean.

DURRINGTON LOAN FUND: Established by Victor Durrington; with preference to students who plan to work as church education directors.

MR. AND MRS. JIM G. FERGUSON STUDENT LOAN FUND: Established by Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson of Evanston, Ill.

JAMES FERNANDEZ LOAN FUND: Established by Mr. Fernandez; with preference to those majoring in Bible, biblical languages or missions.

MRS. MILDRED J. FERRELL LOAN FUND: Established by family and friends to provide assistance to worthy students.

W.C. FRANCE STUDENT LOAN FUND: Established by Mrs. W.C. France to help needy students attend Harding.

C.L. GANUS LOAN FUND: Established by C.L. Ganus, Sr., of New Orleans, La., for deserving students who could not otherwise attend college.

CHARLES KENNETH AND MARIE SCHELL HAMMON LOAN FUND: Established by Mrs. Charles Kenneth Hammon for juniors and seniors.

BOYCE AND JEWELL HAWKINS STUDENT LOAN FUND: Established to help needy students attend Harding.

LAWRENCE G. HAYS LOAN FUND: Established with preference to Bible or missions majors.

DEWEY BELLA HEBBARD MEMORIAL LOAN FUND: Established by Mrs. Charles Kenneth Hammon in memory of Mr. Hebbard.

ARTHUR E. HILLMAN BUSINESS STUDENT LOAN FUND: Established by Arthur E. Hillman of Honolulu, Hawaii; with preference to business students.

MARY B. JACK PREACHER'S LOAN FUND: Es­tab­lished with preference to young men preparing to preach the gospel.

H.R. KENDALL LOAN FUND: Provided by H.R. Kendall of Chicago.

HOWARD NOLAN LEMMONS MEMORIAL LOAN FUND: Established in 1969 in memory of Howard Lemmons.

MRS. CECILE B. LEWIS MEMORIAL LOAN FUND: Established by H.E. Johnmeyer as a memorial to Mrs. Lewis.

W.P. AND BULAH LUSE OPPORTUNITY TRUST FUND: Established by Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Luse of Dallas; with preference to preengineering students.

MONTGOMERY-SUMMIT MEMORIAL FUND: Established by colleagues of the Education Department and other friends of Dr. Clyde R. Montgomery and Dr. W.K. Summit.

NEW LEAD BELT LOAN FUND: Established by Christians at Viburnum, Mo.

DELLA NICHOLAS LOAN FUND: Established by the will of Della Nicholas of Huntington, W.Va.

HAROLD D. PORTER STUDENT LOAN FUND: Established by Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Porter as a memorial to their son; with preference to students who were raised in Christian children's homes.

VERNON C. AND NORA T. PORTER LOAN FUND: Established by their children to assist needy juniors and seniors; with preference given to married students.

HELEN GRAYSON REEVES LOAN FUND: Established by Kathryn Reeves Jean for loans to students who show need; with preference to students majoring in business.

CATHERINE W. RIGGS STUDENT LOAN FUND: Established by Catherine W. Riggs for students who show need.

SIDNEY RUBY MEMORIAL LOAN FUND: Established by his wife and children.

LIZZA HALL SCHELL MEMORIAL LOAN FUND: Established in 1972 by Mrs. Marie Schell Hammon and Mrs. Oleva Schell Hebbard in memory of their mother.

MR. AND MRS. JESSE P. SEWELL LOAN FUND: Established with preference to ministry students.

CARL AND CECIL SHORES MEMORIAL STUDENT LOAN FUND: Established by the family of Carl and Cecil Shores of Cave Springs, Ark.

WILLIAM WAYNE SMITH, MARJORIE HARDEN, AND HERMAN K. SMITH MEMORIAL LOAN FUND FOR NURSING: Provides loans for students; with preference to nursing students planning careers in research.

WITT STEPHENS MEMORIAL STUDENT LOAN FUND: Established with preference to students from Arkansas who show need.

MR. AND MRS. LEE C. UNDERWOOD LOAN FUND: Established by Dr. and Mrs. John Gill Underwood to assist deserving students; with preference to those from northwest Louisiana.

ANITA WELLS LOAN FUND: Established by Anita Wells of California to provide assistance to deserving students.

ENDOWED CHAIRS ROBERT ROY AND CALLIE MAE COONS CHAIR OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE: Established by Irma Coons Terpenning in honor of her parents, former professors and department heads at Harding. The chair provides the salary and expenses for one faculty member in the allied health sciences area, making funds available for personal library acquisitions, research, professional development and teaching aids.

Endowment Funds

Endowment Funds are those for which donors have stipulated that the principal of the fund is to remain inviolate in perpetuity and is to be invested for the purpose of producing income. The income may be expended only for the purpose specified by the donor.

CLAUDETTE ALEXANDER ENDOWED FUND FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: Established in memory and honor of Claudette Alexander for the development of a high quality repository of children's literature, music, CDs, tapes, etc. A second purpose for the funds will be to secure noted speakers, programs or equipment that will enhance the education and training of students in elementary education.

AMERICAN FOUNDERS ENDOWMENT: Established by the founders of the American Founders Insurance Company. Income is used for the general operation of the University.

KENNETH PAUL ARD MEMORIAL FUND: Established by the family of Kenneth Paul Ard. Provides grants to Chorus members for participation in summer campaigns.

J.N. AND WOODSON HARDING ARMSTRONG MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND: Established by Gertrude Paine Deese, niece of the Armstrongs, in their memory and honor. Income is used for the general operation of the University.

LESTER AND LAURA BALCOM MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Vicky Davis of Texas and Sherry Clifton of Tennessee in memory of Lester and Laura Balcom. Preference shall be given to applicants who are seeking a degree in ministry during the semester or year of receipt of the scholarship from the College of Bible & Ministry.

JONATHAN EDWARD BEDWELL MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND: Established by family and friends of Jonathan Edward Bedwell, a student at Harding at the time of his death. Income is used for the general operation of the University.

CLARK DAVID BELDEN ENDOWMENT FUND: Established by Lomanco, Inc. of Jacksonville, Ark., in memory of its founder, Clark David Belden. Income endows the Center for Private Enterprise Education.

MURRAY AND FLOY BILLINGSLEY ENDOWMENT FUND: Established by Murray Billingsley to fund disbursements for Bible faculty to travel and study in the Holy Lands.

RANDALL H. AND MARY BALES BRANNON ENDOWMENT FUND: Established by the family in memory of Randall H. Brannon and in honor of Mary Bales Brannon. Income is used for the general operation of the University.

HOMER R. AND INA ILAINE BRADFORD ENDOWMENT FUND: Established through their charitable remainder unitrust for general operations of the University.

CHRIS BROADAWAY MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND: Established in memory of Chris Broadaway for the purchase of Christian literature for the library and to assist library student assistants in mission endeavors.

TREY CARLOCK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established in memory of R Byron Carlock III (Trey) to aid academic excellence for Honors students in support of meeting their needs to attend conferences, participate in competitions, enhance their academic standing for post-graduate work and achieve Scholar status. This scholarship was designed by Trey before he died in August 2019 from a degenerative mental illness. He wanted students to have access to funds to grow the depth of their own studies while at Harding to add credentials that might be helpful for further study. Preference is given to participants of the Honors College at Harding University.

PAT AND SHIRLEY CASEY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP (HST): Established for male students attending Harding School of Theology who are preparing to be pulpit ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

EDDIE AND SUSAN CLOER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established in honor of the work and ministry of Eddie and Susan Cloer. Their heart for world missions and preaching led to the establishment of Truth for Today, a non-profit ministry formed in 1989 to provide preachers and teachers Bible study materials in English and other languages. They believe in world evangelism and they have given their lives to inspiring and equipping others toward this mission. Preference is given to students within the College of Bible and Ministry majoring in preaching, ministry and/or missions at Harding University. 

DALE AND JOAN COLEMAN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES ENDOWMENT FUNDS: Established by Dale and Joan Coleman through their estate plan. The Coleman's provided endowment funds for three areas in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. First area is to enhance the department by providing visiting professors, library enrichment, faculty development, and enrich the teaching and learning environment. Second area is to fund the Distinguished Lecture Series, bring nationally recognized eminent thinkers and leaders in the profession to enrich the educational opportunities of students , faculty and the community. Third area is to provide support for faculty pursuing a doctorial degree in family and consumer sciences.

EUGENE CONNER ENDOWED FUND in support of HISTORICALLY UNDER-REPRESENTED POPULATIONS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS PROGRAMS: Established in memory of Eugene Conner, an African-American from Memphis, Tennessee who graduated from Harding's College of Business with a BS in Accounting in 1979. Eugene was an excellent student and a leader on campus. He went on to a distinguished career that was tragically cut short in 2014 by cancer. This fund is set up to help facilitate Harding's efforts to recruit students and support programs for historically under-represented populations in the College of Business.

DR. ROBERT ROY AND DR. CALLIE MAE COONS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE COLLEGE OF NURSING: Established in honor and memory of Dr. Robert Roy Coons and Dr. Callie Mae Coons by their daughter, Irma Terpenning. Dr. Robert Roy Coons served as chairman of the Chemistry and Physics Departments at Harding University during 1924-26 and1933-37. Dr. Callie Mae Coons served as chairperson of the Home Economics Department during 1924-26. Preference is given to full-time students enrolled in the College of Nursing at Harding University.

DR. ROBERT ROY AND DR. CALLIE MAE COONS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCES: Established in honor and memory of Dr. Robert Roy Coons and Dr. Callie Mae Coons by their daughter, Irma Terpenning. Dr. Robert Roy Coons served as chairman of the Chemistry and Physics Departments at Harding University during 1924-26 and1933-37. Dr. Callie Mae Coons served as chairperson of the Home Economics Department during 1924-26. Preference is given to full-time students enrolled in the College of Sciences at Harding University

MATTHEW AND MARY BROWN CREGGER ENDOWMENT - TRACK/CROSS COUNTRY: Established for students participating in intercollegiate track and field or cross country.

TINA BEAVERS DANIEL LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP: Established in honor of Tina Beavers Daniel by the Arkansas Real Estate Foundation. After obtaining her Arkansas Real Estate Broker License in 1980, Tina started her own real estate firm in Searcy, Arkansas named American Real Estate Services. Among other accomplishments she was the founder and director of the Arkansas School of Real Estate. She became a Certified Residential Specialist and taught CRS courses in all 50 states. She served on the Board of Governors Council of Residential Specialists and was appointed to the Arkansas Real Estate Commission by Governor Mike Beebe. Tina passed away suddenly in 2013. Tina was known as a "giver"! She gave to her students, her industry, her profession, her community and her family. Preference for this scholarship is given to Junior or Senior Business or Finance majors who are legal residents of the state of Arkansas. If, at some time in the future, Harding offers a Real Estate Degree or if there is an emphasis in Real Estate, preference will be given to students who are pursuing that course of study.

KENNETH DAVIS JR. ENDOWMENT FUND: Established by friends of the long-time director of the A Cappella Chorus and chairman of the department of music. Income is used for special needs of the Department of Music.

RUDOLPH AND BERNIECE DIXON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established in honor and memory of Rudolph Dixon and Berniece Stroud Dixon for students to attend Harding University. Preference is given to 1) descendants of Rudolph and Berniece Dixon or 2) members of Chi Sigma Alpha Men's Social Club at Harding. This endowment will also pay for the venue rental for the Chi Sigma Alpha Annual Sponsors Spiritual Retreat.

GENE DUGGER ENDFOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR MATH & SCIENCES: Established by Fran Dugger of Searcy, AR, in memory of her husband Gene Dugger. Preference shall be given to applicants who are pursuing a degree in the College of Science. One-half (1/2) of the amount available for disbursement for scholarships shall be awarded to a student pursuing a major in math and one-half (1/2) of the amount available for disbursement for scholarships shall be awarded to a student with a declared interest in medical post-graduate studies.

FACULTY SALARY ENDOWMENT FUND: Established by gifts from the Reader's Digest. Income is applied to faculty salaries.

DR. LEWIS "TONY" AND BETTYE FINLEY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR EDUCATION: Established by Dr. Lewis "Tony" Finley and Bettye Finley, Searcy, Arkansas, to benefit the education field in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) area by assisting students at any level in the College of Education who plan to certify to teach in the STEM area. Preference shall be given to undergraduate students who are enrolled in the College of Education during the semester or year of receipt of the scholarship, are accepted into the Teacher Preparation Program, and are planning to certify to teach in any one of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) areas.

JASON AND TRACY FITZGERALD ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by Tony and Tracy Fitzgerald of Mayfield, KY, to provide scholarships to men and women to attend Harding. Preference shall be given to applicants in the following order: 1) members of the Church of Christ from Graves County, Kentucky, 2) from adjacent counties of Graves County, Kentucky, or 3) from the region known as Western Kentucky.

FORD FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT: Established by the Ford Foundation in 1956. Income is used for the general operation of the University.

FRENCH FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Jason French in honor and memory of his parents, George and Jeannie French. Harding University provided Jason with a Christian education, athletic opportunities, lasting friendships, and many cherished memories, all of which would not have been possible without the support and sacrifices of his parents. Residents of the state of Arkansas with financial need who have average to above average academic achievements and participation in school related extracurricular activities are given preference.

FRIENDS OF HARDING HISTORY HOUSE ENDOWMENT FUND: Established to assist with the maintenance of the Galloway College gates and the AWH Harding History House.

JULIA BELUE GAMMILL MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND: Established by family and friends in memory of Julia Belue Gammill. Income is used for the general operation of the University.

CLIFTON L. GANUS JR. AND LOUIS GANUS FAMILY FOUNDATION FUND: A donor-advised fund established to honor the Ganus family to help fund various ministries of Harding University.

KAY GOWEN ABUNDANT LIVING MINISTRY ENDOWMENT: Established in honor of Kay Gowen, a longtime friend, alumnae and employee of Harding University. In 2006, Kay was tasked with developing a ministry to reach out to retired Christians. She named this program Abundant Living and established a ministry to and with senior adults. This endowment will ensure that the mission of Abundant Living to "inspire and equip Christian senior adults to grow in their faith and service to the Kingdom throughout their retirement years" will continue.

HOLLOWAY RALEY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Charles and Harriet Holloway "out of gratitude to Harding University because of the impact it has had on our lives, our faith, our family, and upon the Lord's Kingdom". Preference is given to students majoring is Engineering, Science or History who are also minoring in Bible or getting a Leadership in Ministry alongside of their degree.

T.A. ISAACS MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND: Established in memory of T.A. Isaacs by family for students for mission campaigns.

BOTHAM JEAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by Bertrum and Allison Jean of St. Lucia, in memory of their son Botham Jean. Preference shall be given to students who now, or at any time in the past, lived in the Caribbean.

BOTHAM JEAN - PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP HISTORICALLY UNDER-REPRESENTED POPULATIONS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established by PwC to honor the life and memory of Botham Shem Jean, a 26-year old Risk Assurance Associate of PwC, Harding University Graduate and faithful member of the Church of Christ. College of Business Administration will give preference to student(s) who have identified themselves as members of a historically under-represented population, as defined by Federal guidelines, who demonstrate financial need based on the Federal Pell Grant guidelines and who are enrolled as full-time accounting majors at Harding University.

JU GO JU ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Ju Go Ju is the oldest club for females at Harding and has made a significant impact on the lives of numerous generations of Harding students. It has developed faith, served the community, and built lifelong relationships. This fund seeks to honor the rich legacy of Ju Go Ju and to aid in building an even greater future of the club. Preference is given to full-time students who are in good standing with the Ju Go Ju social club during the semester or year of receipt of the scholarship.

HARRY R. KENDALL FUND: Established by Harry R. Kendall in 1958 through a gift of stock. Income is divided between the American Studies Institute and faculty salaries.

DENNIS AND SAIDE LEGGETT ENDOWED FUND FOR THE AMERICAN STUDIES INSTITUTE: Established by Dennis and Saide Leggett of Batesville, Ark., to support the ongoing purpose of the American Studies Institute by helping to bring speakers to campus to discuss issues relevant to the United States business political system.

PEARL G. AND ANNA LEWIS MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND: Established in memory of W.C. and Anna Lewis. Income is used for the Harding Graduate School of Religion Library.

RAY AND ZELMA LAWYER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR MISSIONARY STUDENTS: Established by Charles E. Graham of Southmayd, TX, in honor of Ray and Zelma Lawyer to provide scholarships to men and women to attend Harding. Preference shall be given to full-time students who are pursuing a major in Bible and missions during the semester or year of receipt of the scholarship. 

PAUL, MARCIE AND BEVERLY MARTIN ELEMENTARY MUSIC ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Beverly Martin is establishing this fund to perpetuate the wishes and honor the memory of her father, Paul Martin, and mother, Marcella "Marcie" Martin. The committee-selected recipients preferably will have a Music Education major with an academic classification of junior or above who intend to teach music in an elementary school.

E.M. AND KATHRYN MCKINNEY ENDOWEMENT FUND: Established from their estate for the American Studies Institute National Leadership Forum and the general operation of the University.

MCLARTY FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR PREACHING: Established by Durley and Sue McLarty, Cookeville, TN, to provide scholarships to men to attend Harding. Preference shall be given to applicants who are undergraduates studying to be preachers during the semester or year of receipt of the scholarship.

F.D. AND MATTIE McNUTT ENDOWED FUND: Established by the family to honor their memory. Income is used to purchase equipment for the department of physical science.

CARL AND FRANKIE MITCHELL ENDOWED MISSIONS SCHOLARSHIP: Established in memory of Dr. Carl and Frankie Mitchell who dedicated their lives to ministry, Christian higher education and international missions. Preference is given to students who are pursuing majors through the Mitchell Center for Leadership and Ministry, as long as such students are committed to missions.

ERLE T. AND MONA MOORE CHAIR OF VOCAL INSTRUCTION: One of the purposes of this fund is for financial aid for graduate students working with the chair holder.

MURPHEY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP (HST): Established by The Murray C and Jo P Murphey Foundation in honor of Murray and Jo Murphey who, while traveling abroad, noticed the need of native ministers and leaders of the church to gain theological education to share through the language and culture of their own country. This endowment will provide scholarships for full-time students of Harding School of Theology who are preparing to return to their home country (not the United States) to minister to their fellow countrymen.

MARY K. MURPHY ENDOWMENT FUND FOR THE SEARCY SUMMER DINNER THEATRE AT HARDING UNIVERSITY: Established by Charles A. Murphy in honor of his mother, Mary K. Murphy, and for the support of the Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre.

MARGARET PLUMMER RESEARCH ENDOWMENT FUND: Established by friends and family of Margaret Plummer and faculty in the Biology Department to provide funding for student research projects in biology.

DR. JOE PRYOR ENDOWMENT FUND FOR THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCES: Established by Irma Terpenning to honor "Dr. Joe" for his inspiring spiritual and academic influence on many young lives. His example in speech, life, love, faith and purity will continue through the many who have been privileged to know Dr. Joe. This fund is to enhance the level of teaching and learning in the College of Sciences by providing funds for scholarships, laboratories and faculty development.

TREVA TERRELL AND DR. NEALE T. PRYOR WOMEN FOR HARDING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Treva Terrell Pryor, Searcy, AR, in memory of her husband Neale and to provide scholarships through Women for Harding to men and women to attend Harding.

DR. RICHARD ROBERT AND BERTHA RUSSELL ENDOWMENT FUND: Established Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Russell and Jwill H. and Elizabeth Russell Sims for the premedical program to assist in the preparation and training of young people to enter the health services field.

MARTHA RUTH SIMMONS FUND FOR NURSING: This fund was established by the family of Martha Ruth Simmons in her honor. This fund is to augment, enhance and strengthen the College of Nursing and to furnish and maintain the Martha Ruth Simmons Nursing Laboratory; and if available, to be allocated to faculty development activities and other expenses incurred by the College of Nursing.

NICHOLAS SMITH MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by Richard, Amy, and Alexis Smith of Burford, GA, in memory of Nicholas Smith who died as a result of an automobile accident. 

SUZANNE F. SPURRIER LIBRARY SPECIAL PROJECTS ENDOWMENT FUND: Established by the estate of Suzanne Spurrier to fund special projects, especially those unforeseen in the budgeting process, for Brackett Library.

STEPHENS CENTER FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ENDOWMENT FUND: Established by Jack Stephens in conjunction with the American Studies Institute to fund a college scholarship program for students from the 17 delta counties of Arkansas.

MARK STORY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by Rayanne Story, Searcy, AR, in memory of her husband Mark Story. Preference shall be given to applicants who are full-time third- or fourth-year pharmacy students who are also completing a dual Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Harding University. The student will have successfully completed 18 hours or more toward the MBA while simultaneously pursing any area of pharmacy with an emphasis or interest in management.

TEACHER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ENDOWMENT FUND: Established to fund teacher achievement awards based on classroom instruction, application of professional skills for community advancement, and moral and spiritual behavior over a meaningful period of time.

LORNA MCKINNEY THOMPSON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Lorna McKinney Thompson, 1972 Graduate of Harding College. Lorna was fortunate to have Christian parents, grandparents, and great grandparents who raised her to love the LORD, His church and His commission. Preference will be given to students majoring in Bible, Ministry, or Missions.

TURNAGAIN CHURCH OF CHRIST LEGACY ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP: Established by the members of the TurnAgain Church of Christ to support students who are current residents of the state of Alaska who have demonstrated financial need.

MARY JOY UEBELEIN SCHOLARSHIP: Established by John Sykes and Linda Sykes of Columbia, Illinois, in memory of Mary Joy Uebelein, who died as a result of a car accident. This is an award with preference to applicants who are in the last semester of the Nursing program and are expected to graduate at the end of such semester. Awards shall be made only to those students who have made plans to go into domestic or foreign vocational mission work after graduation from the College of Nursing, just as Mary Joy had planned to do.

LAMBERT WALLACE ENDOWMENT FUND: Established in memory of Lambert Wallace. Income is used for the general operation of the University.

NINA GRAYSON WARNOCK ENDOWMENT FUND: Established by her daughter and three granddaughters in memory of Nina Grayson Warnock, a former member of the Harding University Board of Trustees. Income is used for the general operation of the University.

W.B. WEST JR., LECTURE ENDOWMENT FUND: Established in honor of W.B. West, Jr. Income is used to endow the annual Harding Graduate School of Religion Lectureship program.

WHARTON ENDOWMENT FOR CREATIVE WRITING: This fund shall be used for promoting department publications or programs having to do with creative writing, including the Jo Cleveland Creative Writing Contest, providing honoraria for guest lecturers and funding creative writing contests or similar awards.

DR. THOMAS C. WHITFIELD SR. AND KATHLEEN WHITFIELD MEMORIAL FUND: Established by Dr. Thomas C. Whitfield Jr. and Dr. Jeff David Whitfield to provide operating funds for the College of Education.

CARLA J WILLMON MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Roy and Jean Willmon in memory of Carla Janette Willmon who tragically died at the age of 20 years old on April 18, 1995. Two men were convicted and serve life sentences without parole for taking Carla's live, but through the forgiveness extended by her parents and the redemptive blood of Jesus, they now honor God and teach the gospel to fellow inmates. Carla's memory continues today through this scholarship, which blesses Harding students pursuing her passion for education and teaching. Preference is given to qualified "teacher preparation students" who are pursuing a degree from the College of Education at Harding University.

HELEN H. WILSON ENDOWMENT FUND: Established by Helen H. Wilson of Searcy. Income is used for the general operation of the University

CLARENCE AND LYNN WOLFE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by Clarence and Lynn Wolfe, Searcy, AR. Preference shall be given to applicants who are first-year students with good high school records, U.S. citizens, and are eligible for financial aid at Harding. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to continue to qualify for the scholarship.

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Advancement Dept.

501-279-4312

advancement@harding.edu

Giving: 800-477-4312

Mail checks to:
Harding University
Advancement Office
Box 12238
Searcy, AR 72149-5615