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.

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: This endowed scholarship will provide 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 disicipline.

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.

WILLIAM AND DORIS FULKS DISTINGUISHED CHAIR OF THE COLLEGE OF BIBLE AND RELIGION: Established by William and Doris Fulks of Apopka, Fla., to enhance the level of teaching and learning from the biblical perspective of world religions and cults in both the College of Bible & Religion and the University.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Advancement Dept.

501-279-4312

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Harding University
Advancement Office
Box 12238
Searcy, AR 72149-5615