The University of Central Arkansas has received a pledge of $102,000 to support student scholarships from the Baxley Foundation.

The Baxley Foundation Scholarship Fund will provide two full-ride scholarships and cover tuition, books, fees, housing and a meal plan for three years for a total of $34,000 per 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.

“The Baxley Foundation is delighted to support a university in which three of our family members attended,” said Paul Baxley, a 1998 UCA graduate, on behalf of the Baxley Foundation. “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.”

The scholarships will be available for award starting fall 2018 semester.

“I am thrilled that the Baxley Foundation has invested in UCA students’ lives,” said Executive Director of Development Joycelin Randle. “Their gift will make a huge difference to the deserving students who receive their scholarships.”

For more information about this gift and other gifts, visit uca.edu/giving/types-of-gifts/ or call Kale Gober, vice president of University Advancement, at 501-852-2746.