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White Hall students receives Academic Scholarships to attend UAPB


Tavia Washington and Toni Alexis Richardson of White Hall have been awarded Academic Scholarships from the Office of Recruitment at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

Washington is the daughter of Wanda and Walter Washington. She is a 2013 honor graduate from White Hall High School.

Washington’s high school activities included JROTC, Choir and Mu Alpha Theta Math Club. She has a strong academic preparation maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. She will major in criminal justice at UAPB with plans on becoming a crime scene investigator.

“I selected UAPB because it is close to home and I can get a quality education,” Washington said. “The scholarship is a big help to my family and I. I won’t have to worry about money and can focus on my studies.”

Richardson is the daughter of Anthony and Linda Richardson. She is a 2013 graduate from White Hall High School.

Richardson’s high school activities included Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), cheerleading and track. She has a strong academic preparation maintaining a 3.5 grade point average. She will major in biology at UAPB with plans on becoming a dentist.

“I have a lot of history at UAPB. Several of my family members graduated from UAPB and I want to follow in their footsteps,” Richardson said. “I was extremely happy to receive the scholarship. My parents won’t have to pay too much money for me to attend college. It will also push me harder to do well in school to keep my scholarship.”

To be eligible for the Academic Scholarship, a student must have a minimum ACT score of 21 and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The Academic Scholarship pays full tuition. For more information about scholarships UAPB has to offer or to set up a campus visit, contact the Office of Recruitment at 870-575-8961 or visit the website at www.uapb.edu.