MONTICELLO, AR — A future endowment in the name of the late Allen Maxwell, Jr., has been created within the University of Arkansas at Monticello Foundation Fund to honor the former mayor and state legislator.
The Allen Wilson Maxwell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established recently by Mr. Maxwell’s daughter, Paige Chase, son-in-law Dr. Tim Chase, and Tommy Maxwell, brother of the deceased. Allen Maxwell was mayor of Monticello at the time of his death on March 10, 2014. He also served in the Arkansas General Assembly as a state representative from 2004 to 2010. A native of Warren, Mr. Maxwell was a human resource manager for Southwestern Bell and also served as chief of staff for former U.S. Representative Jay Dickey.
Mr. Maxwell attended UAM when it was known as Arkansas A&M College and was a life-long supporter of the institution’s mission and programs.
Recipients of the Maxwell Scholarship must be full-time students from Arkansas in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. First preference will be given to students in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources, second preference to natural sciences majors in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, and third preference to political science majors. Preference will also be given to members of the UAM football team who meet all other selection criteria. Mr. Maxwell lettered two years for the Boll Weevil football team in 1961 and 1962.
“Allen Maxwell meant so much to UAM and to all of southeast Arkansas, and it’s only fitting that he be honored this way,” said Linda Yeiser, vice chancellor for advancement and university relations. “He did much for the people of this region and he cared deeply about the university. This scholarship will be a lasting legacy to someone we all miss.”
Persons wishing to contribute to the Maxwell Scholarship may call the Office of Advancement at (870) 460-1028.
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