(LITTLE ROCK) – Since 2011, the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus (ADBC) has awarded deserving college students attending historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in Arkansas a $500 scholarship.  This year two students will be presented at the 15th Annual King Kennedy Awards scheduled this Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Metroplex Event Center, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock at 6:00 p.m.

This year’s recipients include Leah C. Freene, a junior at Philander Smith College majoring in sociology Arlauna Sanders, a senior attending the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff majoring in Biology.

“College tuition is constantly increasing and remains a hardship for several Arkansas students. We want to continue to help students to strive for excellence by furthering their education and be a force to assist in alleviating a piece of the economic hardship that student’s may face,” said ADBC President, Debrah Mitchell. “We are excited to offer this scholarship two deserving young college students.”

The ADBC established the scholarship to increase the number of qualified, yet underrepresented, minority college students, preferably to those majoring in the field of public service.  The scholarship is designed to assist with educational expenses currently enrolled at Arkansas Baptist College, Philander Smith College, Shorter College and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. 

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