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Category: scholarship

Lyon alumni fund scholarship in honor of Gray’s 100th birthday

Lyon College alumni gave Dr. Dorothy Landis Gray, professor emerita of music, a special gift for her 100th birthday on April 23. Over 70 alumni and friends contributed funding to permanently endow the Dr. Dorothy Landis Gray Endowed Music Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a music student recommended by full-time music faculty. Executive Director of Alumni Engagement Cindy Barber said the campaign in honor of Gray’s 100th birthday raised $18,500 to fully endow th... Read More
at Thursday, April 21, 2022

Perkins receives selective Goldwater Scholarship

Lyon College junior Nikkolette Perkins, of Jonesboro, has received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship gives financial support to college sophomores and juniors who show “exceptional promise of becoming this nation’s next generation of natural sciences, mathematics and engineering research leaders,”, according to goldwater.scholarsapply.org. It is limited to students who intend to enter Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D programs, and the funds are applied to students&rs... Read More
at Thursday, March 31, 2022

Lyon junior receives Steve Wilson Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Sam Cooke presents the Steve Wilson Memorial Scholarship to junior Sarah Kemp.   Lyon College junior Sarah Kemp has received the Steve Wilson Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers, Inc. The Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers Scholarship benefits a full-time student pursuing a major or minor in biology, with preference given to students whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 3.0 or higher and who participate in the Arkansas G... Read More
at Monday, January 24, 2022

Anonymous donor honors accounting professors with two new scholarships

An anonymous donor has established two new endowed scholarships at Lyon College in the memory of former professors Cassie Creighton and Dr. Khursheed Omer. Creighton and Omer were two longtime accounting professors at Lyon whose dedicated service positively impacted many students. The $120,000 anonymous gift will help Lyon revitalize its accounting program through the two new scholarships, which will prioritize first-generation college students as potential recipients. “Bringing back... Read More
at Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Two Lyon students receive Alpha Chi scholarships

Two Lyon College students have received competitive scholarships from the Alpha Chi National College Scholarship Honor Society. Ellie Embry, ’20, of Hindsville, received Region II’s Joseph E. Pryor Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is presented to a graduating senior who plans to pursue full-time academic work in graduate or professional school the following year. Senior John Pruden, of Allen, Texas, received Region II’s Edward W. Gaston Scholarship. This $1,000 scholar... Read More
at Thursday, July 2, 2020