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

Alyson Ballew portrait“This scholarship means that I don’t have to pay out of pocket, and as a single parent, saving as much as I can is a huge help.”

Alyson Ballew
Fayetteville, AR
Ed.D. in Human Resource and Workforce Development

Carlin Beiler portrait“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to receive this scholarship. It is a big financial lift towards helping me graduate and focus on my school instead of work.”

Carlin Beiler
Harrison, AR
B.S.B.A. in Accounting

William Chambers portrait“I’m very thankful to be a recipient, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. It is definitely going to help me accomplish my goals because it covers about two classes.”

William Chambers
Alexandria, VA
M.S. in Operations Management

Lisa Johnson portrait“When I applied for the scholarship, it was one of my really bad days. When I learned that I’d received it, this success reminded me that you just have to keep fighting, keep pushing forward.”

Lisa Johnson
Broken Arrow, OK
Ed.D. in Adult and Lifelong Learning

Madeline McCulloch portrait“This scholarship really helped put things into perspective. It makes the last run I have to graduation a lot easier and smoother and relieves some stress so I can focus on studying.”

Madeline McCulloch
Little Rock, AR
B.A. in Communication

 

Sarah 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
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 Hooper
Little Rock, AR
Executive Master of Business Administration
Khaleelah Jacks
Lee’s Summit, MO
LPN to B.S. in Nursing

 

Kelly Johnson
Forest Hill, TX
LPN to B.S. in Nursing
Caitlin Laney
Fayetteville, AR
Professional Master of Applied Business Analytics
Brett Littlejohn
Bentonville, AR
Executive Master of Business Administration
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


Previous Recipients

2020

Alesha Anderson
Compton, AR
RN to B.S. in Nursing
Kaylee Armendariz
Fayetteville, AR
Doctor of Nursing
Alyson Ballew
Fayetteville, AR
Ed.D in Human Resource and Workforce Development
Bárbara Barroso-Pérez
Springdale, AR
B.A. in Communication
Ashley Hill
Forrest City, AR
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies
Ryan Jenkins
Fayetteville, AR
M.Ed. in Physical Education
Crystal Johnson
Fayetteville, AR
LPN to B.S. in Nursing
Linda Juve
Plentywood, MT
LPN to B.S. in Nursing




Adam LaVigne
Rohnert Park, CA
M.Ed. in Physical Education
Keith Lewis
Sigonella, Sicily, Italy
M.Ed. in Adult and Lifelong Learning
Rebecca Marshall
Sheridan, AR
B.S.B.A. in General Business
Cassandra Montgomery
Dallas, TX
M.Ed. in Adult and Lifelong Learning
Jessica Robinson
Fayetteville, AR
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies
Jason Rose
Fort Smith, AR
M.S. in Engineering Management
Jennifer Sackett
Dublin, OH
M.Ed. in Special Education
Bushra Salamah
Zionsville, IN
Doctor of Nursing




Lisa Schrag
Bentonville, AR
B.A. in Communication
Amanda Seidenzahl
Van Buren, AR
Ed.D. in Human Resource and Workforce Development
Kelley Sells
Copan, OK
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Rebecca Sterner
Mena, AR
M.S. in Agricultural & Extension Education
Jay Weatherford
Marion, AR
M.Ed. in Physical Education
Daniel Wooten
Kennewick, WA
M.S. in Operations Management