The Bank of England has made a $100,000 donation to create a new scholarship for business students graduating from Lonoke or Pulaski high schools.
Bank of England reduces financial barriers to graduation with a $100,000 gift to the U of A. Their contribution will create the Bank of England Scholarship at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.
“These types of scholarships provide so many opportunities to our students and our state,” said Matthew Waller, dean of Walton College and the Sam Walton Leadership Chair. “It is an investment in an excellent student who has already shown an aptitude and interest in business. I am grateful that Bank of England has the foresight to see the connection between these students and the business community in Arkansas.”
New, returning and transfer students enrolled at Walton College are eligible for the Bank of England Scholarship. These students must be graduates of high schools in Lonoke or Pulaski counties and demonstrate demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students who have completed a pre-college program administered by the U of A, including but not limited to the Fleischer Spirit Scholars, Business Leadership Academy, Accounting Career Awareness Program, or Technology Awareness Program. The aim is to support four students each year.
“It is an absolute honor to help Arkansas business students to get a higher education, and what better school can do that than the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, the alma mater for many Bank of England employees,” says Brad Canada, executive vice president, Bank of England Mortgage.
Bank of England is a local bank in England, Arkansas, serving its community since 1898. Its mortgage division headquarters are in Little Rock with 145 locations nationwide and more than 1,200 employees. Bank of England offers Arkansan’s local expertise, dedication and trust. They are passionate about supporting Arkansas students and their growing future.
About the University of Arkansas: As a flagship institution in Arkansas, the U of A offers internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research, and creative activity, while it also provides training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A in the top 3% of U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. US News & World Report ranks the U of A among the best public universities in the country. See how the U of A is working to make the world a better place on Arkansas Research News.