AVAILABLE FUNDS TO GIVE TO
Whether you would like to make a one-time gift, set up an annual gift or leave a lasting legacy, our Development officer is here to help. You may choose to designate your annual gift to any fund supporting students, schools, departments or programs. Hundreds of donors contribute each year, with their generosity touching virtually every area on campus. These gifts are essential for fulfilling our mission of "Transforming Lives"
If you are interested in starting a fund of your own or designating a gift to a fund that is not listed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 501-882-8855
Below is a list of funds ASU-Beebe is currently focusing on to designate your gift to:
1. VANGUARD FUND
These funds are given to ASU-Beebe with no restrictions and the funds go where they are needed most.
2. GYM RESTORATION PROJECT- JEANNIE LINDSEY BASKETBALL COURT NAMING
Help ASU-Beebe create a lasting legacy by naming the "Jeannie Myers Lindsey Basketball Court”! The campaign will focus on 100 donations of $1,000 each to reach the $100,000 goal needed to name the court.
This gift can be made as a one-time gift, payroll deduct for ASUB employees and can be paid over a 2-year period.
Ms. Jeannie Myers Lindsey, a retired faculty member, who served ASU-Beebe for 37 years is credited with creating and expanding the curriculum for both men’s and women’s physical education programs as well as re-establishing the AAU Women’s basketball team at ASU-Beebe. The team reigned as state champions for two years before she helped create the two-year women’s athletic conference in Arkansas. Click here to learn more.
4. STUDENT EMERGENCY HOPE FUND
The ASU-Beebe Student Emergency Hope Fund was created by the Student Government Association to provide financial support to students in immediate need of assistance due to an unexpected, unforeseen and unavoidable emergency expense that directly hinders their academic success.
All ASU-Beebe students at the Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy or the Little Rock Air Force Base campuses are eligible to request assistance from the fund. This fund can make access to college resources, class attendance, access to food or shelter possible, and alleviate threats to students’ direct health and safety. Click here to learn more.
5. VANGUARD MINI GRANTS
The purpose of the mini-grant program is to provide faculty and staff financial support to engage in scholarly activities or projects designed to improve teaching, programmatic offerings, and/or student success initiatives. Initial funding has been provided through a generous gift to the college and the availability of funding is based on what is available. Requests will be evaluated throughout the year and will be awarded as such. Proposals are available to any faculty or staff member at any of the four ASU-Beebe campus locations. To make a mini grant request, click here.
6. LEGACY SCHOLARSHIPS
Donations can be made toward any scholarship listed by ASU-Beebe. These are the scholarships that have growth opportunities. Click to view complete listing.
E.H. “Doc” & Ruth Abington Scholarship
The E.H. “Doc” & Ruth Abington Scholarship was established in 1999 to further the education of students in the community and to carry on the legacy of the name. The “Abington” name is a legacy that has been associated with this college since the beginning. The college library is also named Abington Library in their honor. This scholarship is available to a student that has completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at ASU-Beebe and has 3.0 at the time of the award.
Jeannie Myers Lindsey Scholarship
Established to honor the career of Jeannie Lindsey a retired faculty member who served at ASU-Beebe for 37 years. During her many years of service, Lindsey is credited with creating and expanding the curriculum for both men’s and women’s physical education programs as well as founding the AAU Women’s basketball team at ASU-Beebe. The team reigned as state champions for two years before she helped create the two-year women’s athletic conference in Arkansas. She rose through the ranks and in 1970 was appointed as chair of the Division of Education and Social Sciences at ASU-Beebe. Lindsey continued to coach at ASU-Beebe until 1980 and pioneered the Ozark Women’s Jr. College Athletic Association, established a women’s track team that competed against 4-year universities, a championship women’s archery team, a gymnastics team and an aerobics program that is still part of ASU-Beebe’s physical education curriculum. In addition to her numerous state championships and titles as a coach, Jeannie Lindsey also earned ASU-Beebe’s Distinguished Faculty Award. This scholarship is available to a full-time student with preference given to graduates of Des Arc High School and recipients of the Cap-Myers Award.
W.H. Owen, Jr Memorial Scholarship
Chancellor William H. Owen, Jr. (1981-1994) brought to the college a strong commitment from the Beebe community. He was a native of Beebe, a graduate of ASU-Beebe, a history teacher for ASU-Beebe, and worked as the University’s Registrar/Dean of Students. He then became Chancellor in 1981. Chancellor Owen ushered into ASU-Beebe not only the technology programs of ASTI but also the University’s first additional campus (located at Newport) now known as ASU-Newport. Sadly, Chancellor Owen passed suddenly in 1994. In honor of his contributions to ASU-Beebe, the University Center was re-named the Owen Center. Also, the William H. Owen, Jr. Scholarship was established in 1994 for a sophomore majoring in any degree program at ASU-Beebe.
Billy F. Powell Scholarship
Friends and family endowed a scholarship in memory of Billy Powell, a former assistant professor at Arkansas State University – Beebe, in 2011 to help future students achieve their potential for many years to come. Mr. Powell was born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas in February 1935. Mr. Powell lead a very distinguished career of owning a grocery store in Cotton Plant, serving in the Army, earning his education and served as Methodist minister for many years. This career path eventually led him to his second calling to teach. He began his career at ASU-Beebe in 1990 as an adjunct instructor and eventually become a full-time instructor in 1995 teaching classes such as introduction to psychology, sensation and perception, anthropology and comparative religion. In 2000 - 2001, Mr. Powell received the Positive Teacher Award, which is a student-elected recognition for outstanding teaching. He also received the ASU - Beebe Outstanding Faculty award at the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges Conference in 2002. The Billy F. Powell Scholarship is available to a student graduating from high school in White County, Lonoke County or Pulaski County planning to major in psychology or education that demonstrates financial need.
Jack Raber ROTC Memorial Scholarship
The Jack Raber ROTC Memorial Scholarship was named in memory of the late Jack Raber, who was a business instructor at ASU-Beebe at the time of his death. This scholarship is for an ASU-Beebe ROTC student entering their sophomore year with a 3.0 GPA enrolled in mandated Military Science Leadership courses.
Linda Jo Welch Scholarship
The Linda Jo Welch Scholarship was named in memory of the late Linda Jo Welch, who was a business instructor at ASU-Beebe at the time of her death. This scholarship is to benefit an ASU-Beebe student majoring in business.
Don Harlan Scholarship-Searcy campus
The Don Harlan Scholarship was named in honor of the first Vice Chancellor of the ASU-Beebe Searcy Campus. This scholarship is to benefit an ASU-Beebe student attending the Searcy campus.
Resident Student Scholarship
This scholarship was established to help a student living on campus in the residence halls. The student must have completed 24 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA. This student must show financial need and must be involved in campus activities. Preference to a student majoring in agriculture or the John Deere program if award decision is close. The application must include a recommendation from a student services professional.
7. GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Beebe General Scholarship
This scholarship was established by ASU-Beebe. To qualify for this scholarship a student must be enrolled full time at ASU-Beebe campus and have at least a 2.5 GPA. It can be awarded to either a traditional student or non-traditional student.
Heber Springs General Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the ASU-Beebe Heber Springs Development Council. To qualify for this scholarship a student must be enrolled full time at the Heber Springs campus and have at least a 2.5 GPA. It can be awarded to either a traditional student or non-traditional student.
Searcy General Scholarship
This scholarship was established by ASU-Beebe Searcy. To qualify for this scholarship a student must be enrolled full time at the Searcy campus and have at least a 2.5 GPA. It can be awarded to either a traditional student or non-traditional student.
8. VANGUARD DISCOVERY CAMP
Student Scholarships – $100/per student
Available for Beebe, Heber Springs, or Searcy
Vanguard Discovery Camp is a series of S.T.E.A.M. -related courses designed for students of various ages. Session topics include exploration of medical professions, Lego Robotics, developing a smartphone application, art class and drone piloting class. It costs on average $100 per student to attend a camp for the week. ASU-Beebe has over 250 students that attend throughout the summer. Individual student’s scholarships are available for corporate or individual donations. CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT VANGUARD DISCOVERY CAMP
9. FACULTY LED FIELD TRIPS - CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
El Salvador Trip Student Scholarships – $950/student
Taiwan Trip Student Scholarships - $1500/student
10. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
When you lose an employee who you love and respect, you will likely do your best to honor that person in any way possible. A touching way to pay tribute to an ASU-Beebe faculty or staff member you love who has passed is to make a donation to ASU-Beebe in their memory. When you give to this Memorial Scholarship fund in a loved one’s memory, you’re touching the lives of hopeful students and honoring future generations. Each year the scholarship is given to deserving students. The families of the faculty or staff members are honored at the annual scholarship receptions.