On January 23, 2016, two Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton County (SPSFBC) recipients received the Tyson Scholarship courtesy of Tyson Foods and Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund. C.S. Carrington and Dayanera Ward were each awarded scholarships towards their spring 2016 semester. To be chosen for this scholarship, students must major in a field of study related to agriculture, environmental studies, ESL, food safety and technology fields, such as computer science, computer programming and business.
C.S. joined the SPSFBC family in the spring 2013 semester. He is majoring in Computer Engineering at the University of Arkansas and will graduate this semester. C.S. has already secured a job with Dillards in Little Rock working in the IT Department. SPSFBC couldn’t be more proud of his accomplishments, and we look forward to hearing about his many successes during his career.
“SPSFBC is more than just a scholarship…it’s a support system…a family; one that I’m happy to be a part of and I have every intention of completing the cycle of ‘Learn, Earn and Return’ in order to help others the way they have helped me.” – C.S. Carrington
Dayanera Ward joined the SPSFBC family in the fall 2015 semester. She is starting her junior year at University of Arkansas and is majoring in Environmental, Soil and Water Science with a minor in Animal Science. SPSFBC is very proud of Dayanera’s accomplishments and wish her luck during her junior semester.
“I can not put into words how grateful I am to get this scholarship and how much it means to me. Being a single parent is a tough job…with this scholarship, I have one less item I have to worry about.” – Dayanera Ward
Congratulations again, C.S. and Dayanera. Also, thank you to Richard Williams from Tyson Foods for presenting the scholarships to these two students.