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 J. William 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.

 “My ability to earn this scholarship means I can take advantage of an experiential learning opportunity (in Panama) that aligns with my academic and professional goals.”

Olivia Caillouet
Fayetteville, AR
M.S. in Agricultural and Extension Education


 “(The scholarship) provides a relief from the financial burden of going back to school. It has been the most worthwhile experience. I highly recommend online programs.”

Molly Heath
Wynne, AR
RN to B.S. in Nursing

 “These kinds of scholarships matter a lot. The burden on our shoulders was reduced. … I’m so happy I can complete my courses.”

Sree Chintalapudi
Bentonville, AR
M.S. in Operations Management


 “Getting this scholarship is a huge financial relief in my last semester of the program. I’m super thankful to be getting this scholarship.”

Thomas Nance
Bella Vista, AR
RN to B.S. in Nursing