Memphis student receives scholarship


Gabrielle Pierce of Memphis was recently awarded a Chancellor’s Full-Ride Scholarship from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

She will major in rehabilitation at UAPB with future plans on becoming a successful athletic trainer. Pierce was the salutatorian of her graduating class at Fairly High School.

She is the daughter of Comilynn Gate Pinkney and James Pierce.

In high school, Pierce was a member of the Bulldog’s Pride Community Service Organization, yearbook staff, TRiO and Bridge Builders.

To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must have a minimum ACT score of 21 or higher, be the valedictorian or salutatorian, and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.