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.
Rachel R. Holt
M.Ed. in Adult and Lifelong Learning
“Volunteering is a large part of my life. It has been about giving the time I have and growing from my experiences with volunteering. I feel I reflect some of the values (Manning) had.”
Fletcher T. Ryan
Colorado Springs, CO
M.S. in Engineering
“I've been an ER nurse for about three years. Within a year, I knew I wanted to go back to school to get a DNP. (The scholarship) will help me so I do not have to work so much, so that I can focus more on my studies.”
Little Rock, AR
Doctor of Nursing
“I would love to be a principal down the road. I have some visions for public schools beyond the current curriculum. The scholarship is helping to relieve the financial burden I would have had otherwise.”
John M. Seidel
Bella Vista, AR
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
“As a nurse, I took an oath to ensure the safety of my patients and to make sure that they receive the best care possible. This is why I want to continue my education by getting my B.S.N. from the University of Arkansas. (The scholarship) really means a lot. It's helping me work a full-time job and go back to school sooner than expected.”
Pine Bluff, AR
RN to B.S. in Nursing