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Bell Tower Magazine | Alumni | BT-CurrentOctober 20, 2022

Legacy Scholarship Students Receive Awards


The Alumni Legacy Scholarship Endowment was established in 2015 to encourage the children or other immediate family members of alumni of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith to attend the university.

“We are so happy to be able to help these legacy students,” said Jasmine Smith, Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. “We are energized to raise funds for them because we know every dollar counts to UAFS students. And we host the best cornhole tournament around.”

Each June, the Roarin’ on the River Low Country Shrimp Boil is a hot, happy holiday when alumni gather for a feast and outdoor games. The food is traditional: shrimp, corn, potatoes. The annual cornhole tournament is a popular part of the day.

Scholarship students who successfully complete a year are encouraged to apply for the award again.

The award is for $1,000 per academic year.


The following students renewed their awards:

Jillian Cochran, Biology, Poteau

Hannah Green, Nursing, Magazine

Raquel Spencer, Biochemistry, Fort Smith


These students are receiving the award for the first time:

Jacob Martin, Dental Hygiene, Fort Smith

Nathan Gibson, Mechanical Engineering, Alma

Noah Dieter, Mechanical Engineering, Van Buren

Joanna Dubois, Biology with Teacher Licensure, Shady Point

Taylor Horn, Psychology, Waldron


For the first time this year, two legacy students are receiving scholarships from the Mike and Sharon Daniels Alumni Legacy Scholarship.

Mike, ‘77, and Sharon, ‘78, Daniels have provided other gererous gifts and are now stepping down from the Alumni Advisory Council. 


These students are receiving the Mike and Sharon Daniels Alumni Legacy Scholarship:

Joshua Moore, Bachelor of Music Education, Mulberry

Paige Henson, Biology, Alma