Arkansas State Employees Association Awards $6000 in Academic Scholarships

The Arkansas State Employees Association is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 recipients of the John F. Motes Scholarship. The annual scholarships are designed to assist ASEA members and their families to offset the rising cost of tuition. By supporting our members’ and their families’ college education, we are nurturing a talented, skilled and educated workforce for the State of Arkansas.

This year more than 60 applications were received from around the state. The applications were narrowed to six finalists by the scholarship committee.

“Originally we were to award only three scholarships. The committee was blown away and unable to narrow down the six finalists to three,” said Assistant Executive Director, John Bridges. “After much consideration all six were awarded the $1000 scholarship. It was a tough decision; each student demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, involvement in student activities and community service.”

The John F. Motes Scholarship is awarded in honor of the impact that John Motes had on the lives of others and for his dedication to the State of Arkansas. The scholarship is funded by the ASEA Walk of Fame and a percentage of annual convention sponsorships.

Meet the 2014-2015 John F. Motes Scholarship recipients.

Sheridan High School graduate, Kayelyn Bibb is the daughter of ASEA member, Jonathan Bibb of the Arkansas Department of Career Education. Bibb will attend Henderson State University.

Warren High School graduate, Chynna Davis is the daughter of ASEA member, Marcella Davis of the Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care. Davis will attend the University of Central Arkansas.

Mena High School graduate, Renee Fergason is the daughter of ASEA member Shari Dominguez of the Department of Work Force Services. Fergason will attend Rich Mountain Community College.

Benton High School graduate, Perry William Mills is the son of ASEA member Richard William Mills of the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics. Mills will attend the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Henderson State University junior, Clayton Sorrells is the son of ASEA member Celeste Spiers-Sorrells of the Department of Human Services. Sorrells is a nursing student with plans to enroll into medical school.

Mount Ida High School senior, Landon Woodfield is the son of ASEA member Joel Woodfield of the Arkansas Department of Health. Woodfield will attend the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

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