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.

“Having an online program is very helpful for people who have families and full-time jobs. You can work at your own schedule.”

Jorge Camero
Farmington, AR
B.S.E. in Human Resource and Workforce Development


“I wanted a degree from the University of Arkansas. I wanted my degree to look like anyone else’s. I wanted a student ID, and I got to go to the movies with a student discount. I needed that full, but online, student experience. It means the world to me to be part of that tradition.”

Sharon Williamson
Corinth, TX
B.S.E. in Human Resource and Workforce Development


“By Chapter 2 of the very first course, I was bringing my textbook into the office and applying the data analytics concepts.”

Bradley Dotson
Millington, TN
M.S. in Operations Management

“The one thing I like most about the format of the online program at the University of Arkansas is that I can still see my professor.  I can interact, I can raise my hand, I can be involved in discussions, [and] I can see and learn from the other people who are in my class.”

Dawn Childress
Fort Smith, AR
Ed.S. in Educational Leadership


“I wanted to earn a Master of Science in Food Safety because I knew it would catapult my career, but I didn’t want to go the traditional route, because that would mean interrupting my career.”

Amanda Yotty
Muscatine, IA
M.S. in Food Safety