Record Contingent Of El Dorado Students To Attend UAM

MONTICELLO, AR — The 2016 graduating class at El Dorado High School will be well represented at the University of Arkansas at Monticello this fall.

            A record-setting contingent of 20 students have accepted El Dorado Promise Scholarships to attend UAM, according to Chancellor Karla Hughes.  “This is wonderful news and we are excited that such a large group of students from one high school have chosen to come to UAM,” said Hughes. “The El Dorado Promise Scholarship Program is providing a lasting legacy for that community and we are pleased to share in the results.”

            The 20 El Dorado Promise Scholars who will attend UAM this fall are Halvin Boone, Krysten Charles, Sierra Creer, Donna Eads, Ciarra Fetterly, Yasmine Finley, Jesse Fite, Olivia Fricks, Imperial Gill, Ismael Gonzalez, Caderius Moore, Sakaia Noble, Henley Perry, Macy Reames, Vashantae Sapp, Davione Shutes, Kuvacya Steward, Kayla Vickery and Erik Washington.

            The El Dorado Promise Scholarship Program was created in 2007 by a $50 million gift from the Murphy Oil Corporation to allow graduates of El Dorado Public Schools to earn college degrees tuition-free. Since its inception, 1,588 students have received Promise scholarship funding.

            The amount of the scholarships is based on the highest amount charged at an Arkansas public college or university per semester for 15 hours, or per quarter for eight hours. Students must attempt a minimum of 12 hours each semester and complete 24 credit hours each academic year with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to remain eligible.

            For more information, contact Jim Brewer, director of media services, at (870) 460-1274.

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