AICU has established its first endowed scholarshipin the name of ARcare/Steven F. Collier, MD to assist students with tuition who will be attending college at any of our private colleges or universities who are active members of AICU.
Dr. Horne, president of AICU, has overseen the creation of this fund in response to a grant challenge received from the Council of Independent Colleges. This endowed scholarship was created thanks to a generous donation by ARcare and its CEO Dr. Steven F. Collier as well as other donors and matching funds.
Dr. Collier and AICU are working to establish the guidelines and application process to receive the scholarships. The eleven private colleges and universities will work with ARcare to select applicants and administer the fund throughout the State of Arkansas to students who reside in any of the 13 Counties that ARcare serves. The scholarship availability announcement will be made at each high school and available on each participating college scholarship website starting in Spring 2018.
About ARcare and Dr. Steven F. Collier
Dr. Collier is a lifelong learner and his passion is to provide a pathway for students from the communities that ARcare serves. “This endowment scholarship program has been a dream of mine and am excited that that AICU is a part in its reality,” stated Dr. Collier. Dr. Horne expressed, “Deepest gratitude to Dr. Collier and ARcare for their generous gift and intent to grow this scholarship.”
ARcare is a private not for profit organization established in 1986 to provide Comprehensive Health Care under the Federally Qualified Health Center Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA}. During these 30 years ARcare has grown to 41 locations across Arkansas and Kentucky. Counties served by ARcare include: Cleburne, Craighead, Cross, Faulkner, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, Pulaski, White and Woodruff. In addition, ARcare has established several education programs in our communities including an Early Learning Center in Augusta, ARcare Academic Challenge, After school programs, and School Based Health Centers.