W.E. Manning Memorial Scholarship Fund

Transforming lives through education

A University of Arkansas education transforms lives. But time, distance and life demands can derail a person’s goals. By reaching students on their terms, online education helps them overcome those barriers. Make your gift to the W.E. Manning Memorial Scholarship fund to help lift another barrier – cost.


The W.E. Manning Scholarship fund began with small gifts from many people who passionately believe in the transformative power of education. Your gift will boost that fund, fueling more scholarships for online students seeking degrees from the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences; the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences; the Sam M. Walton College of Business; the College of Education and Health Professions; or the College of Engineering.

Online students tell their personal stories about what it means to have an online option to study at the U of A. Many students work full-time and want to earn a degree to advance in their careers, some are in the military, others are homebound, caring for sick relatives, and some studied on the Fayetteville campus but were pulled away by life before they reached their goals.

 

Current Recipients

Ashley Acord portrait“I was really excited to receive the award. Paying for my college education on my own now that I’ve left the university is a big undertaking, so any kind of financial relief that I could get from that cost is a huge help. It is going to allow me to actually be able to graduate in December of this year.”

Ashley Acord
Springdale, AR
M.S. in Operations Management

Krishna Priya Arni portrait"I just gave it a shot. So, when I was selected, yeah, it was a lot of encouragement. It made me think, OK, I am eligible for something after I took this long gap and I'm back now. It is financial help, and more than that it is boost to my confidence levels. It's like all my dreams are coming true."

Krishna Priya Arni
Bentonville, AR
M.S. in Operations Management

Trinity Barnes portrait"I think that it's great that there's a scholarship specifically for online students because, especially now with COVID, it's really given online students a spotlight and shows that online education is of no lesser value than traditional face-to-face teaching.”

Trinity Barnes
Newark, AR
B.A. in Communication

Crystal Brown portrait“I'm grateful to have won the scholarship, not only willing to share my experience, because my experiences have only been good with the university.”

Crystal Brown
Bridgeton, NJ
B.S. in Nursing

Nathanael Martin-Nelson portrait"With this scholarship, it will help me avoid going into any debt for school and increases my flexibility when it comes to what I want to do next, whether that be accepting a job or going on to pursue a Ph.D.”

Nathanael Martin-Nelson
Ada, OH
M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Julia Moura portrait"As a first-generation college student, whose parents came to the U.S. as immigrants, she says “my parents instilled in us that we need to do something, not necessarily college, but something, and for me it was college.”

Julia Moura
Hot Springs, AR
B.S.B.A. in General Business

Felicia Nazarali portrait“I was very excited to receive this scholarship. It will allow me to upgrade my computer system at home because it's very outdated and very slow. I can now do all my online work very efficiently.”

Felicia Nazarali
Crosses, AR
B.S.B.A in Supply Chain Management

Alexander Tibbetts portrait"I was very honored and humbled to get the scholarship. This is tremendous for me to achieve my goals. Any financial aid goes a long way for me to pay tuition and buy books. It works wonders."

Alexander Tibbetts
Skiatook, OK
B.S.B.A in Supply Chain Management

 

4Janet Bean
Maben, MS
B.S. in Nursing
6Carla Deisher
Salem, VA
B.S. in Nursing
7John Emett
Saratoga Springs, UT
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
8Berenice Garcia
Gravette, AR
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies
9Tressyn Gehl
Campbellsburg, IN
B.S. in Nursing
10Sarah Grenier
Mena, AR
B.S.B.A. in General Business
11Cedric Haulcy
Bentonville, AR
Executive Master of Business Administration
12Ashley Henson
Bracey, VA.
B.S. in Nursing
13Colton Hinrichs
Harrison, AR
Professional Master of Applied Business Analytics
14Emily Hoisington
Fayetteville, AR
B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences
15Rebecca Jones
Dumas, AR
B.S. in Nursing
16Mary Le
Pearl City, HI
B.S. in Nursing

 

17Rebecca Marshall
Sheridan, AR
Executive Master of Business Administration
19Karen Martinez
Riverside, CA
B.S.B.A. in Marketing
22Emma Raines
Newport, TN
B.S.B.A in Supply Chain Management
23Brandon Salvo
Harleysville, PA
M.Ed. in Physical Education
24Will Smith
Little Rock, AR
Executive Master of Business Administration
26William Welch
Harrison, AR
Executive Master of Business Administration
27Laura Wenger
Hot Springs, AR
B.S. in Nursing
28Keema Williams
Houston, TX
B.S. in Nursing
29Joseph Wiltshire
Oxford, MS
B.S. in Nursing


Previous Recipients

2021

Sarah Grace Brown
Fayetteville, AR
M.Ed. in Human Resource and Workforce Development
Haley Burden
Decatur, AR
M.S. in Agricultural and Extension Education
Travean Caldwell
Crossett, AR
M.Ed. in Physical Education
William Chambers
Alexandria, VA
M.S. in Operations Management
Carla Deisher
Salem, VA
LPN to B.S. in Nursing
Ericka Eggleston
Olive Branch, MS
Ed.D. in Adult and Lifelong Learning
Andrea Embrey
Beebe, AR
M.Ed. in Special Education
Cindi Garcia
Fort Smith, AR
B.S.B.A. in Accounting
Tressyn Gehl
Orleans, IN
LPN to B.S. in Nursing
Amy Hopper
Little Rock, AR
Executive Master of Business Administration
Khaleelah Jacks
Lee’s Summit, MO
LPN to B.S. in Nursing
Kelly Johnson
Fort Worth, TX
LPN to B.S. in Nursing




Lisa Johnson
Broken Arrow, OK
Ed.D. in Adult and Lifelong Learning
Caitlin Laney
Fayetteville, AR
Professional Master of Applied Business Analytics
Brett Littlejohn
Bentonville, AR
Executive Master of Business Administration
Madeline McCulloch
Little Rock, AR
B.A. in Communication
Kirstyn Salehi
Jonesboro, AR
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Brandon Salvo
Harleysville, PA
M.Ed. in Physical Education
Stormy Speaks
Nashville, TN
Ed.D. in Human Resource and Workforce Development
Jennifer Terry
Bentonville, AR
M.Ed. in Special Education
Charlee Tubbs
Wimauma, FL
Ed.D. in Human Resource and Workforce Development
Laura Wenger
Hot Springs, AR
LPN to B.S. in Nursing