ASEA Awards $7,000 in Academic Scholarships for 2015-2016

The Arkansas State Employees Association (ASEA) is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 recipients of the John F. Motes Scholarship. The $1,000 annual scholarship is designed to offset the rising cost of tuition for ASEA members. This year ASEA awarded $7,000 in scholarships.

The 2015-2016 John F. Motes Scholarship recipients are State of Arkansas employees KaShayla Bridges, Little Rock, Pulaski Tech; Sara Ellen Brown, Hot Springs, University of Central Arkansas; and Bertha Freeman, Hot Springs, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Recipients who are dependents of state employees are Takida Phillips, Little Rock, Arkansas State University; Montrell Plummer, North Little Rock, University of Arkansas; Charles Scott, Booneville, Arkansas State University; and Ashlyn Stracner, Hattieville, University of Central Arkansas.

“As an organization we are very proud to assist our members and their families in pursuing a higher education degree. Further we are proud that all of our recipients will be attending higher education institutions within the great State of Arkansas,” ASEA Assistant Executive Director, John Bridges said. “We had a record number of applications this year and our selection committee had the momentous task of selecting this year’s winners.  This year through generous convention sponsors we were able to award an extra two scholarships,” Bridges said.

The John F. Motes Scholarship is awarded in honor of the impact that ASEA Field Representative, John Motes had on the lives of state employees and for his dedication to the State of Arkansas. The scholarship is funded by the ASEA Walk of Fame and a portion of ASEA’s annual convention sponsorships.

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