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Scholarships for Continuing Students Only

Scholarships for continuing students enrolled in any CHP program:

Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association Scholarship

  • The Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association scholarship is awarded each year by the Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association to one outstanding student in the last year of his or her degree program in the College of Health Professions. The scholarship recipient is selected based on high academic achievement, professionalism, and financial need.

James O. Wear, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship

  • This scholarship was established in 2011 to honor of Dr. James Wear chairman of the former Biomedical Instrumentation Technology program. The purpose of the scholarship is to award a student who demonstrates high academic achievement and financial need.

Jerry Michael Tuley Endowed Scholarship

  • The Jerry Michael Tuley Endowed Scholarship for the College of Health Professions was established in 2016 by Janice M. Heflin, in loving memory of her brother Jerry Michael Tuley.  Ms. Heflin’s positive experience with health professions during her brother’s illness and her interest in education inspired this gift.  It will be awarded annually to a College of Health Professions’ student who is entering their final year of matriculation.

Neil and Clara Spain Endowed Scholarship

  • The Neil and Clara Spain Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007 through a generous bequest from Neal and Clara Spain.  Donor wishes state this scholarship is to be used to support students in need who are enrolled in any of the colleges on the UAMS campus.

Ronald H. Winters, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship

  • The Ronald H. Winters, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of Dean Emeritus Ronald H. Winters, at his retirement in 2011.  Dr. Winters is the second longest serving dean of an allied health school in the United States.  He served as dean of the College of Health Professions for almost 29 years. The purpose of this scholarship is to reward an Arkansas resident who is enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher-level program in the college and who demonstrates high academic achievement, strong leadership skills, and financial need.

Walter S. Nunnelly Scholarship

  • The Walter S. Nunnelly Scholarship was established in 2014 through a generous donation from Walter S. Nunnelly to benefit students in the College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Scholarships for continuing students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program:

Alice Marie Kelly Kuntz Endowed Scholarship

  • This scholarship was established in 2007 by the estate of Mrs. Alice Marie Kelly Kuntz, a former dental hygienist who passed away in 2007.  Mrs. Kuntz is survived by her sister, Mrs. Irene Mason, who was also a dental hygienist. The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding dental hygiene student who demonstrates high academic achievement, financial need, and strong leadership abilities.

Ann Bowers Hurst Scholarship

  • The Ann Bowers Hurst Scholarship was established in 2012 through the Hot Springs Village Community Foundation by the estate of Mrs. Edith Bowers, in memory of Mrs. Bowers’ daughter, Mrs. Ann Bowers Hurst.  A 1973 graduate of the dental hygiene program, Mrs. Hurst served as a dental hygienist in Little Rock for 34 years. She remained dedicated to the dental hygiene profession until her death in 2008.

Arkansas State Dental Hygienists’ Association Scholarship

  • The Arkansas State Dental Hygienists’ Association scholarship was established in 2000.  The purpose of this scholarship is to award an exemplary upper-level student in the dental hygiene program.

Delta Dental Plan of Arkansas Endowed Scholarship

  • The Delta Dental Plan of Arkansas Endowed Scholarship was established in 2004 by the Delta Dental Plan of Arkansas, Incorporated.  The purpose of the scholarship is to award an exceptional upper-level dental hygiene student. The scholarship recipient must demonstrate high academic achievement, financial need, and the qualities indicative of a dedicated healthcare provider.

Virginia Goral Endowed Scholarship

  • This scholarship was established in 2008 to honor Dr. Virginia Goral, former chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene, at her retirement. The scholarship was established with support from Dr. Goral’s colleagues and former students in recognition of Dr. Goral’s many contributions to the department during her 15 years of service to UAMS and 34 years in dental hygiene education.

Scholarships for continuing students enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program:

Terry J. Dubose Endowed Scholarship

  • This scholarship was established in 2010 in honor of Mr. Terry J. DuBose, a retired faculty member and Associate Professor Emeritus, and his long-time service to the College of Health Professions. Mr. DuBose developed the first educational program in Arkansas for Diagnostic Medical Sonography in 1996.  He was the founding director of the Division of Diagnostic Medical Sonography in the Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences until his retirement in 2010.  Mr. DuBose is recognized nationally and internationally for his contributions to the field of sonography, especially on obstetrical sonography.  The scholarship is awarded annually to one outstanding student in the Division of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Scholarships for continuing students enrolled in the Radiologic Imaging Sciences program:

Joseph R. Bittengle Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • This scholarship was established in 2011 to honor the memory of a man who believed strongly that caring for others was paramount, who valued education and life-long learning, and who serves as a professional mentor to many faculty members and students during his fifteen years at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  Joseph Bittengle embodied professionalism, promotion of academic excellence, and service to others.

Dr. and Mrs. W. R. Brooksher, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

  • In 1958, the Arkansas Medical Society Alliance established this scholarship in honor of Dr. and Mrs. W.R. Brooksher, Jr. to aid students training as medical technologist, x-ray technicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and medical social workers.  Dr. Brooksher was a pioneer in the use of x-ray technology in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Endowed by the Arkansas Medical Society Alliance in 2009, the scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student in Radiologic Imaging Sciences.

Kenneth C. Pederson Memorial Scholarship

  • Kenneth C. Pederson was a faculty member in the radiologic technology program when an unfortunate accident took his life in 1971. This scholarship was established shortly after Mr. Pederson’s untimely death in memory of his dedication, compassion, and excellence to his profession and his students. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates high personal and academic achievement, as well as financial need.

Scholarships for continuing students enrolled in the NW Arkansas Radiologic Imaging Sciences program:

Jeremy L. Overstreet Memorial Scholarship

  • This scholarship was established in loving memory of Mr. Jeremy L. Overstreet by the Overstreet family in 2011. A dedicated student with unwavering personal strength, Overstreet graduated in 2005 with high honors from the Radiologic Imaging Sciences program at the UAMS Area Health Education Center in Fayetteville. After graduation, he worked at Mercy Health Systems in Rogers until he passed away of cancer in 2011.

Scholarships for continuing students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Sciences program:

Bobby Morgan Medical Technology Endowed Scholarship

  • Established in 1994, this scholarship honors Mrs. Bobby K. Morgan, former UAMS Blood Bank Technical Director and Associate Professor in the medical laboratory sciences program. Mrs. Morgan was a valued faculty member in the college for 30 years. The scholarship was established by Mrs. Morgan’s husband, Dr. Paul Morgan, and Mrs. Morgan’s colleagues. The scholarship is awarded annually to an upper level student for his or her outstanding academic record, professionalism, and community involvement.

Carolyn and Howard Quittner, M.D. and Kelly R. Stewart, M.D. Endowed Scholarship

  • This scholarship was established in 2015 by Dr. Howard K. Quittner in loving memory of his son, Kelly R. Stewart, M.D. and in honor of his wife, Carolyn Quittner, a graduate of the college’s Medical Laboratory Sciences program.  The purpose of this gift is to support students of Laboratory Sciences in the College of Health Professions.

Jerry Brummet Endowed Scholarship

  • This scholarship was established in 2005 in honor of Mr. Jerry Brummet, former Chief Technologist and educator in the UAMS Blood Bank. Established by his wife, Mrs. Jan Brummet, and Mr. Brummet’s friends and colleagues, the scholarship honors his 40 years of service to UAMS, patients at the UAMS Medical Center, and students in the medical laboratory sciences program. The scholarship is awarded annually to an upper-level student who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need.

M. Gene Hall Endowed Scholarship

  • This scholarship was established in 1989 in honor of Ms. M. Gene Hall, Emeritus Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Sciences. Ms. Hall was a beloved faculty member in the medical laboratory sciences program for 32 years. The scholarship was established by Ms. Hall’s family, friends, colleagues, and former students. The scholarship is awarded to three students each year on the basis of academic excellence, citizenship, and professionalism.

Kathleen M. Mugan Endowed Scholarship

  • This scholarship was established in 2007 in honor of Mrs. Kathleen M. Mugan, former director of the medical laboratory sciences program, at her retirement. Mrs. Mugan was greatly respected and admired by her students and colleagues alike. The scholarship was established at her retirement by her students and colleagues, with generous support from Mrs. Mugan’s husband, Mr. Douglas Murray.

Paula Peacock Endowed Scholarship

  • 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.

Scholarships for continuing students enrolled in the Ophthalmic Medical Technology program:

John Shock, M.D. Endowed Scholarship

  • This scholarship was endowed in 2011 in honor of Dr. John Shock, founding director of the UAMS Jones Eye Institute and the inaugural recipient was selected in 2012. The scholarship recipient is an exemplary upper-level student in the ophthalmic medical technologies program who demonstrates high academic achievement, financial need, and demonstrated professionalism/leadership qualities to support this career field.

Scholarships for continuing students enrolled in the Physician Assistant program:

Ruth M. Allen, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship

  • This scholarship honors Dr. Ruth Allen, former associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Health Professions. Dr. Allen retired from UAMS in 2002 after serving in various academic leadership roles.