Scholarship in Honor of Milburn and Patricia Barnette

Eligible: Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences Students Only

Background and Purpose

This scholarship is dedicated to the lives of Milburn and Patricia Barnette of Augusta Arkansas, who were married for more than 50 years before their passing. They were well known amongst their friends and loved ones in the community. Both of whom had a strong work ethic and loyalty to their profession; Patricia working for the Arkansas Department of Human Services and Milburn working for John Deere. Together they raised three daughters and four grandchildren. Out of the four grandchildren, the oldest, Payton Jones graduated from UAMS with a Bachelors Degree in Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences in 2021. Milburn and Patricia supported, inspired, and encouraged Payton go after a career that would prove fulfilling and rewarding; because of that Payton is now a fully certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist at UT Health East Texas; Patricia at the age 77 passed away from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in August of 2020; Milburn at the age of 84 passed away from ongoing Dementia and other health factors in February of 2024. May the person receiving this scholarship be inspired as well to do what they love by helping others.

Award Amount and Timing

Subject to the availability of funds, the total annual award is $1,000 to selected student.  Scholarship award is as follows: $500 per semester, fall and spring semester enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students enrolled in the NMIS program for August 2024.
  • Students previously enrolled in the UAMS Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences program are not eligible.    
  • Students who have already received a UAMS employee discount or other scholarship are not eligible.
  • At least a 500 word essay needs to be submitted emphasizing your reason for going into Nuclear Medicine; why is it the career for you; and how do you see yourself making an impact in the future for Nuclear Medicine. This will need to be uploaded to the scholarship application as a PDF or Microsoft Word file.