Ryburn Scholarship recipients named

The 2013 recipients of the Ryburn Scholarship are Kerry Battles of Pine Bluff, Cady Hinkle of Woodlawn and Ashlee Delosreyes of White Hall.

Delosreyes and Hinkle will be studying nursing, and Battles plans on pursuing a degree in psychology.

The scholarship, worth a total of between $3,000 and $3,500, is named for James Ryburn, one of the first instructors at what was then Pines Vocational-Technical School, and his wife, Maude Ryburn, who was an elementary school teacher at Gabe Meyer Elementary School in Pine Bluff for more than 40 years. Southeast Arkansas College will be granting the James and Maude Ryburn Scholarship again in 2014.

To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be attending SEARK College and have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The deadline for the scholarship applications will be mid-April to allow students to apply the money to their summer school tuition. Details are available in the SEARK Financial Aid Office or by calling Donna Cox at (870) 543-5909.