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Student receives Gov. Mike and Ginger Beebe
Scholarship for single parents
October 1, 2009 --
Snider, a full-time student at Arkansas State University, is the
first-ever recipient of the Governor Mike and Ginger Beebe Single Parent
Scholarship, which was recently awarded. Snider, a life-long resident of
Craighead County and a native of Jonesboro, is part of the
Communications Disorders program at ASU’s College of Nursing and Health
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe presents ASU student
Robin Snider (left) with the Gov. Mike and Ginger Beebe Single Parent
Scholarship certificate. Barbara Doyle (right) is the Board Chair of the
Craighead County Single Parent Scholarship Fund.
Snider, a freshman, will receive the scholarship for the fall semester.
She has three children—daughter Hailie, 23, a sophomore psychology major
at ASU; 19-year-old Chase, a sophomore at ASU majoring in Exercise
Science; and 16-year-old Alex, a junior at Valley View High School.
Snider also works full-time at the Arkansas Parent Training and
Information Center in Jonesboro, a federally funded program through the
state department of education.
The $1,000 scholarship donation was issued by the Arkansas Single Parent
Scholarship Fund to the Craighead County Single Parent Scholarship Fund
in honor of the Governor and Mrs. Beebe. Gov. Beebe is a graduate of
Arkansas State. The money is split into two scholarships, one to be
awarded in the fall and the second in the spring semester. The spring
award will go through another application review.
The scholarship’s purpose is to provide supplemental financial
assistance to those single parents with a 2.5 or better grade point
pursue a course of instruction
that will improve income earning potential.
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