A local nursing home enterprise has endowed a scholarship at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope that will expand the health professions academic aid at UACCH.
“This endowed scholarship was established through a generous contribution from the shareholders of Hempstead Homes, Inc., formerly known as Pinehope Nursing Home of Hope, Arkansas,” a UACCH announcement issued Friday states.
The original shareholders included in the endowment are Dr.George and Clara Wright, Mrs. Margaret Harris and the late Dr. Lynn Harris, Dr. Jon and Martha Leim, Dr. Billy and Betty Capps, the late Bill and Maxine Powell, Sr., and Mrs. Deanna Haynie and the late Doug Haynie, who were represented by Steve Harris, president of Hempstead Homes, in the establishment of the endowment.
The $10,000 endowment will provide the financial basis for the awarding of a scholarship in health professions studies. Scholarships will be awarded from funds managed by the UACCH Foundation and its board of directors.
“The Pinehope Health Professions Endowed Scholarship will provide financial assistance to a student pursuing a certificate or degree in the field of health professions,” the announcement stated.
Eligibility is based upon a grade point average of 2.5, according to the announcement.
“The establishment of this scholarship just continues to exemplify the care these individuals have for the well-being of this community,” UACCH Chancellor Chris Thomason said. “As I look at the shareholders and the families represented, I am grateful for the contribution they made to Hope. As students obtain this scholarship to pursue a higher education, the legacy of caring for and helping others, which these donors have left with us, will continue for many more years.”