Bennett receives scholarship

DeShawn Bennett of Pine Bluff was recently awarded a Transfer Student Scholarship from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, which pays full tuition for four semesters.

Bennett transferred from Southeast Arkansas College where he earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice and became a member of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. He is a graduate of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy and currently serves as a constable and Wabbaseka Chief of Police.

Bennett will major in criminal justice at UAPB with future plans of continuing his career in law enforcement.

To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must transfer with no less than 60 semester hours and no more than 85 hours and have a 3.25 grade point average or better.