COB Tops $90,000 in Scholarships for the Year

The UCA College of Business awarded $94,950 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year, a new record total for the college.

The nearly $95,000 was awarded to 60 students across 30 scholarships, marking significant growth from 2015 when $34,000 was awarded.

“No matter the dollar amount, the significance of a scholarship is boundless for our students. For some, it alleviates the headache of books and supplies, and for others, it pays for an additional course,” said Michael Hargis, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business.

“It’s validation for a high-achieving student, relief for a student fighting to pay for college from semester to semester, and it’s a sense of pride for a first-generation college student on the way to a degree,” he said. “Because of our wonderful donors, more and more of our students are realizing this impact.”

To honor those donors and recognize the students their scholarships benefit, the College of Business hosted a scholarship reception Oct. 18. It allowed for donors and recipients to meet, share stories and get to know one another.

Speaking to the audience, Dean Hargis thanked everyone for their attendance and announced the college’s plans to reach $120,000 in scholarships by 2020.

“We want to continue to see tremendous growth in our scholarships,” he said. “This seems like a lofty goal, but we know it’s achievable because of the loyalty and commitment of our donors.”

For those interested in giving, contact J.D. Gray, senior director of development in the College of Business, at for more information.