Each year, graduates of a Faulkner County high school or homeschool who plan to attend the University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, Central Baptist College, or the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton are eligible to apply for a Toad Suck Daze Community Service Scholarship.
The purpose of the Toad Suck Daze Community Service Scholarship is to encourage community service among Faulkner County youth and to provide an opportunity for educational and community growth. For this reason, all scholarships require a minimum of 20 hours of active community service with a nonprofit organization in Faulkner County. Applicants also must complete 12 volunteer hours at the Toad Suck Daze festival.
Since the Toad Suck Daze Community Service Scholarship Program began, it has awarded more than $1.5 million in the form of direct scholarships, endowments and a pre-K initiative. More than 300 Faulkner County students have received financial assistance through direct scholarships and endowments at CBC, Hendrix College, UCA and the Arkansas Community Foundation of Faulkner County.
In 2016, the committee awarded scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to nine Faulkner County high school seniors:
Greenbrier High School
Stephanie Battles, Central Baptist College
Ben Benton, Hendrix College
Mackenzie Crocker, Central Baptist College
Treslyn Fletcher, University of Central Arkansas
Justin Woodrome, University of Central Arkansas
Vilonia High School
Jessica Borden, Central Baptist College
Faith Burroughs, University of Central Arkansas
Alexandria Hillman, Central Baptist College
Conway High School
Carissa Ansel, University of Central Arkansas