Paula Peacock Endowed Scholarship
Eligible: Continuing Medical Laboratory Sciences Students Only
Background and Purpose
In 1998, this scholarship was established by Mrs. Paula Peacock’s family and friends to recognize her 40 years of service to the college, her students, the medical laboratory sciences profession, and the UAMS community. The former manager of the UAMS Clinical Laboratory, Mrs. Peacock was a role model and friend to many until she passed away in 2012. The scholarship is awarded annually to an upper-level student who displays academic excellence and laboratory skills.
Award Amount and Timing
Subject to the availability of funds the total annual award is $1,000 to the selected student. Scholarship award is as follows: $500 per semester, fall and spring semester enrollment.
- The applicant must be an officially enrolled student who has completed at least one internship course in the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program in the Department of Laboratory Sciences. A student who receives this award in ineligible to apply subsequently.
- A minimum of a 2.5 program grade point average (GPA).
- Documented Financial Need. All students applying for scholarships must also apply for financial aid if they have not done so already. Students are not required to accept the awarded loans, but a completed FAFSA is required to generate the aid report that officially documents the financial need of applicants. Please see the Student Financial Services website for more information.
- Three references are required – two from clinical preceptor members at your rotation site and one personal reference who is not associated with the MLS program and is not related to the applicant.