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Union County Community Foundation El Dorado, Arkansas

Union County Community Foundation Funds

Diane G. and Edwin B. Alderson Fund

An advised fund established in 1997 to provide support for programs that address Union County’s current needs, or enhance quality of life issues.

 

Lacy Kathryn Allen Memorial Fund

An advised fund established in 1998 to provide scholarships to EHS students, and to provide assistance to non-profit organizations that support the fields of interest of Lacy Allen.

 

Keith Andrews Electrical Apprenticeship Fund

A scholarship memorial fund established in 2009 to provide tuition for students interested in pursuing apprenticeship education programs.

 

Elizabeth Wilson Barry and Seth Barry Scholarship Fund

A scholarship established in 2000 and 2010 for  El Dorado High School soccer athletes who’ve demonstrated academic achievement in the classroom and excellence on the soccer field.

 

The Jack Barry III Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2012 to provide scholarships to worthy students with financial need, with an emphasis on helping students who, like Jack, play and enjoy the game of tennis.

 

Cole Logan Bechtelheimer Memorial Fund

Established in 2001 to provide scholarships for higher education to deserving graduates of El Dorado High School.

 

The Corrie Gross Bechtelheimer Memorial Fund

Established in 2014 to provide scholarships for higher education to students graduating from Parkers Chapel High School.

 

The Ruby Armer and Lovie Armer Brown Scholarship

Established in 2011 for scholarships for higher education to graduates of Junction City High School.

 

The Jeannette Kimes Burns Fund

Established in 2006 with a bequest from the late Mrs. Kimes to provide support to Felsenthal Baptist Church.

 

Gloria Flenniken Calhoun Fund

Established in 1998 as a fund to provide scholarships to worthy students graduating from Norphlet High School, or for grants to Union County non-profit organizations.

 

The Robert C. Compton Union County Bar Association Fund

A scholarship fund established in 2004 to honor his distinguished career as an attorney, and to provide law school tuition to students with high school degrees from Union County schools.

 

The Carol C. Daugherty Memorial Fund

A designated fund established in 2006 to support El Dorado public school Odyssey of the Mind teams that succeed in making it to the OM World Finals Competition.

 

John W. and Maurice D. Davis Fund

A scholarship fund endowed in 2002 for students pursuing studies in the School of Forestry at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

 

The Mickey Davis Memorial Fund

Established in 2013 to provide scholarships to musicians to help them enhance their musical careers and to provide to aid to symphonies and musical enhancement and development in South Arkansas and Mississippi.

 

Dayspring Mission Fund

An advised fund established in 2000 to support and enhance projects and programs advancing evangelical Christian mission work.

 

The El Dorado High School Athletic Fund

Established in  2010 to enhance the athletic opportunities for students of El Dorado High School.

 

El Dorado Pride Foundation Fund

Established in 2010 to assist the Provide Foundation in local economic development projects.

 

The Linda Rodman Hall and Louis Tesson Hall III Fund

Established in 2014 to support nonprofit organizations and religious institutions that provide services to those in need, and improve the quality of life for citizens of South Arkansas.

 

The Berneice Hiller Ellis Memorial Fund

A designated fund established in 2005 to provide grant awards for to the Carroll Medical Library of the Area Health Education Center – South Arkansas to promote and enhance nursing and nursing education. 

 

James B. and Stanley B. Ellison Scholarship Fund

An advised fund established in 2000 to provide educational opportunities to academically gifted African-American students of El Dorado High School.

 

Mary Lee and Ralph Evers Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund established in 2000 to provide scholarships to Union County students to attend the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

 

The Fifty For the Future Airport Fund

A short-term fund created in 2002 to enhance economic development in South Arkansas designated for the improvement of Goodwin Field Airport.

 

The George “Scooter” Finch & R.V. Henley Scholarship Fund

Established in 2004 by their friends and peers to honor their service as teaching professionals,  and to award annual scholarships to El Dorado High School graduating seniors in their memory.

 

The Judy Frazier Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2015 to provide scholarships to students of any race or creed who are graduates of  El Dorado High School; the scholarship is limited to only those schools designated as Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

 

Dr. Hilery E. Hanna Kiwanis Scholarship Fund

A memorial fund established in 1991 by the El Dorado Kiwanis Club to provide scholarships to worthy students of high schools in El Dorado.

 

Dr. Carl F. Hartmann Engineering Scholarship Fund

A memorial fund established in 1990 to provide scholarships to local students showing interest and promise in the field of engineering.

 

Joseph Hickey Honorary Fund

Established with a gift by the Board of Directors of UCCF in 1999 to provide scholarships to law school for local Union County students seeking law careers.

 

Proctor Hill Memorial Educational Fund

A designated fund established in 1993 to provide renewable scholarships to students of EHS to attend The University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee.

 

Proctor Hill Memorial Fund for South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society

A designated fund established in 1993 to provide support for SAHF projects and programs.

 

Proctor Hill Memorial Fund for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

A designated fund established in 1993 to provide support for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

 

The Miles C. Hogan Fund

Established in 2013 to provide scholarships to worthy students with need.

 

The Dennis James Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts
This fund was established in 2016 by the South Arkansas Arts Center from gifts made to the Center in memory of Dennis who participated in and supported the creative arts in our community for most of his life. The fund will provide scholarships to individuals and distributions to the SAAC for projects associated with the creative arts.

 

The Allie Johnson Persistence of the Spirit Fund

A designated fund established in 2004 to honor the memory of Allie Johnson and to provide an annual cash award to the winner of the El Dorado Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year.

 

The Dr. William “Bill” Landers Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2015 by his family to provide tuition for worthy graduates of El Dorado High School for higher education.

 

The Helen and Rodney Landes Sr. Fund

An advised fund established in 2007 in memory of the late Mr. Landes, to provide grant awards to religious and non-profit organizations that are special to the Landes family.

 

Jodie Mahony Honorary Fund

A scholarship fund established by a gift from the Oilbelt/SAU El Dorado Branch merger committee; the Fund was enhanced years later after his death later enhanced with a grant from the SHARE Foundation,  and dedicated to the Single Parent Scholarship Fund.

 

Madelyne M. and Edward C. McCarty Fund

An advised fund established in 1999 to support local education and community enhancement organizations and projects.

 

Thomas F. Meeks Jr. Scholarship Fund

A memorial fund established in 1998 to provide tuition assistance to Union County high school graduates, primarily those seeking a post-graduate law degree.

 

The Milam Construction Charitable Fund

An advised fund established in 2008 to aid and assist local nonprofit and community organizations in carrying out their missions to enhance the quality of life in South Arkansas.

 

The Miss Rodeo Arkansas Scholarship Fund

A designated fund established in 2006 to provide tuition assistance awards for higher education to the annual winner of the Miss Rodeo Arkansas title.  

 

Mt. Union Twisters General Scholarship Fund

Established in 2009 to provide scholarships to Junction City High School seniors who have attended at least six years of school in the JC school district.

 

The Ruth E. Nodini Career & Technical Education Scholarship Fund

Established in 2004 to honor her retirement after fifty two years in the teaching profession, and to provide scholarships to students seeking a post-secondary education in the Career and Technical Field.

 

Sarah A. Norris Memorial Fund for Barton Library

Established in 2010 to provide annual grants to the Barton Library.

 

Sarah A. Norris Memorial Fund for the Union County Public Trust Fund

Established in 2010 to support the UCPT.

 

Sarah A. Norris Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 2010 to provide scholarships to local students.  The Fund is currently being used for dental school scholarships.

 

Anthony Joseph Olivier Scholarship Fund

An advised memorial fund established in 1999 to provide scholarships to worthy EHS students showing promise and interest in any science-related field of study.

 

Mark W. Pinckard Renaissance Scholarship Fund

A memorial scholarship established in 2002 to provide educational awards for graduates of El Dorado High School who have achieved high academic standards.

 

The Henley Post Memorial Fund

Established in 2012 by Henley Post’s family to provide scholarships for higher education for students who attended and graduated from Barton Junior High School.

 

The Wanda B. Anthony Ragsdale Charitable Fund

A  designated fund established in 2007 to support the missions of the local Salvation Army and First Presbyterian Church of  El Dorado.

 

The John G. and Jesse G. Ralston Scholarship Fund

An honorary fund established in 2003 for graduates of El Dorado High School to provide tuition assistance for higher education.

 

Sara M. and Sam M. Richardson Fund

An advised fund established in 2002 to provide distributions to non-profit organizations for charitable or religious purposes.

 

The Jack Ridinger Memorial Fund

Established in 2012 by Loutre  Land and Timber and the friends and family of Jack Ridinger for scholarships for higher education.

 

Gladys and Homer T. Rogers Memorial Fund

A designated fund established in 2008 to support the work of the Union County Public Trust Fund of UCCF.

 

Hazel C. and Lester C. Ross Scholarship Fund

Established in 2000 to provide education awards to deserving African-American graduates of El Dorado High School with financial need.

 

William Thomas Lyell Rumph Scholarship Fund

Established in 2002 to provide scholarships for higher education to graduates of El Dorado High School, with preference given to students attending UALR.

 

The Serenity Prayer Fund

An advised fund established in 2002 to provide grants to specific religious and medical institutions.

 

The Gary Sewell Fund

Established in 2003 to provide scholarships to students from Union County high schools who are from families that belong to the Union County Farm Bureau.

 

Rickey Sewell Memorial Fund

An advised fund established in 1995 to provide scholarships, support educational programs, assist charitable organizations, or to provide relief of human suffering.

 

The Mary Carol Sheppard Memorial Fund

A scholarship fund created in 2005 to provide scholarships for students who wish to pursue a career in nursing, or for other higher education awards.

 

Ella L. Sims Scholarship Fund

Established in 2000 to provide educational opportunities to African-American students of Union County seeking a post-secondary education.

 

The Sandra J. Sinclair Youth Athletics Fund

A designated memorial fund established in 2008 for scholarships for higher education to El Dorado High School graduates who excel in golf, and to support the EHS girls basketball program.

 

Smackover High School Education Fund

A designated fund established in 1997 to promote and further educational opportunities, including scholarships, for Smackover High School students and teachers. 

 

The Ruth and Ben Smith Family Fund

An advised fund established in 2007 aid and assist local nonprofit organizations in their work to enhance the South Arkansas Community.

 

The South Arkansas Heritage Fund

A short-term fund established in 2005 to provide grant awards for the creation of projects and works associated with promoting awareness and understanding of South Arkansas’ oil boom history.

 

The Amelia A. and Gary D. Taylor Charitable Fund

Established in 2014 to provide grants to not for profit organizations that provide services to help individuals with need and society in general.

 

Terri Fite Tennyson Education Fund

An advised fund established in 2001 to provide educational opportunities to Union County students, or to support Union County educational institutions.

 

Kathryn R. Thomas Scholarship Fund

An advised fund established in 2000 to provide scholarships to South Arkansas Community College for deserving women students pursuing a business degree.

 

The Kelly Elizabeth Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund

An educational fund created in 2003 to provide scholarships to graduates of El Dorado High School who participated in the El Dorado Camp Fire program.

 

The Zachary Bruce Thomey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 2008 to provide tuition assistance for higher education to graduates of Junction City High School who have participated in school sports programs.

           

Timberland Resources Scholarship & Youth Activities Fund

Established in 1999 to provide scholarships to deserving Union County students and grant awards to worthy nonprofits.

 

Union County Bar Association Scholarship Fund

Established in 2001 to provide tuition assistance to Union County students to attend accredited Law Schools in the USA.

 

Union County Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund

An education fund established in 1993 to provide scholarships to students of families who are members of Union County Farm Bureau.

 

Union County Public Trust Fund

The Foundation’s unrestricted fund established in 1991 to benefit the community at large.  Grants are awarded annually to organizations that meet Union County’s most pressing needs, or offer promising opportunities for community enhancement.

 

Dr. Hartford Harding Watson Memorial Fund

Established in 2009 to provide tuition assistance for higher education to students graduating from El Dorado High School.

 

Sebastian T. Webb Memorial Fund

A fund established in 2005 and designated to provide grants for work associated with neonatal critical care in Union County.

 

The Hollis Whitten Memorial Fund

Established in 2011 to provide annual support to the Union County Public Trust Fund.

 

Kimberly Wood Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

An education fund established in 1991 to assist local students with tuition assistance to the South Arkansas Community College Nursing Program.

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Maryan Whitlow Teacher's Scholarship Fund

Established in 2018 to provide scholarships to deserving students pursuing an education in teaching.