During Scholarship night at the Van Buren High School, the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce Education Committee awarded $1000 scholarships to Elijah Moad and Haden Roark. These scholarships are awarded each year and are funded by the sponsors of the Arkansas Scholars Program which is led by the Education Committee. Those sponsors include Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, Baptist Health, University of Arkansas Fort Smith, Strategic Realty, Citizens Bank & Trust Company, Generations Bank, and My HR Professionals.
The recipients are selected based on academic performance, school and community involvement, and college and career goals.
Elijah is the son of Stephen and Ashley Moad. He plans to attend the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to major in biology/pre-med on his path to become a doctor.
Haden is the son of Justin and Amanda Roark. He plans to attend Arkansas Tech University and major in biology/pre-med, followed by dental school to become a dentist and orthodontist.
Congratulations to Elijah and Haden!!