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Mildred L. Bell Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship

Faculty, friends, and family members established this scholarship as a tribute to Dr. Mildred L. Bell, Chairman of the Harding University Home Economics Department from 1959-1984.

To be eligible for the award the applicant must:

  • be a junior or senior majoring in family and consumer sciences.
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  • be a member and active participant of AAFCS.
  • show evidence of high moral and ethical standards.
  • show evidence of leadership.

Selection is made by the current faculty members of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Harding University. The scholarship is awarded for a one year period. Recipients are eligible to re-apply for the scholarship on an annual basis.

The scholarship funds will be applied toward the university tuition fees for the year in which the scholarship is awarded.

Each applicant must submit three letters of recommendation. Each letter of recommendation should include information concerning moral and ethical standards, personality, appearance, and academic ability of the applicant. Persons from whom recommendations would be helpful include teachers, administrators, counselors, ministers, or elders. Ask each person to send the letter of recommendation directly to:

Dr. Beth Wilson, Professor and Chairman
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Harding University
Box 12233, 915 Market Ave.
Searcy, AR 72149-2233

Deadline for receiving all application materials will be set by the department each year.

Reba F. Sloan Dietetics Scholarship

An annual scholarship of $500 is available to students majoring in dietetics at Harding University.

To be eligible for the scholarship the applicant must:

  • have completed at least one semester at Harding prior to applying.
  • be actively pursuing acceptance into an ADA Approved Dietetic Internship.
  • be a junior or senior majoring in dietetics.
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.50.
  • show evidence of high moral and ethical standards.

Selection is made by the current faculty members of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Harding University. The scholarship funds may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

Application forms must be completed and returned to:

Dr. Beth Wilson, Professor and Chairman
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Harding University
Box 12233, 915 Market Ave.
Searcy, AR 72149-2233

Deadline for receiving all application materials will be set by the department each year.

Dale and Joan Coleman Endowed Scholarship Fund for Family and Consumer Sciences

Dale and Joan Coleman established this fund to provide scholarships for students majoring in family and consumer sciences at Harding University.

To be eligible for the award the applicant must:

  • Be a full-time student.
  • Be pursuing a degree in an area of family and consumer sciences.
  • Maintain a satisfactory GPA.
  • Be a member and active participant of the Student Member Section of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).
  • Show evidence of high moral and ethical standards.
  • Show evidence of leadership.
  • Have a good reputation among faculty and staff at Harding University.

Selection is made by the current full-time faculty members of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Harding University.  The scholarship is awarded for a one year period.  Recipients are eligible to re-apply for the scholarship on an annual basis.  Preference is to be given to need-based students and first generation college students.

The scholarship funds will be applied toward university tuition fees, textbooks, and supplies for the year in which the scholarship is awarded.

Each applicant must submit three letters of recommendation.  Each letter of recommendation should include information concerning moral and ethical standards, leadership potential, need for the scholarship to complete degree at Harding, and academic ability of the applicant. 

Applications must be submitted by March 5, 2010 to:

Dr. Beth Wilson, Professor and Chair
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Harding University
Box 12233, 915 Market Avenue
Searcy, AR  72149-2233

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501-279-4472
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