The University of Central Arkansas in Conway has received a pledge of $102,000 from the Baxley Foundation of Plano, Texas, to support student two full-ride student scholarships.
The Baxley Foundation Scholarship Fund will provide those students with three-year scholarships that cover tuition, books, fees, housing and a meal plan, according to UCA.
The scholarships will be awarded starting next fall for the 2018-19 school year. Funds will be awarded to two rising sophomores from any major. The scholarships will be funded through the students’ senior year as long as the recipients remain in good academic standing, according to the school.
“The Baxley Foundation is delighted to support a university in which three of our family members attended,” Paul Baxley, director of the foundation and a 1998 UCA graduate, said in a press release from UCA. “Our intent is to alleviate the financial burden of students, allowing the students to focus on their studies and make positive contributions to society post-graduation.”
UCA executive director of development Joycelin Randle said the funding is poised to make maximum impact to those chosen.
“I am thrilled that the Baxley Foundation has invested in UCA students’ lives,” Randle said in the release. “Their gift will make a huge difference to the deserving students who receive their scholarships.”