TSD/EDUCATION

TSD/EDUCATION

In 2019, Toad Suck Daze Committee contributed $102,750 to scholarship and education related projects.  The organizations included: Arkansas Preschool Plus, Donations to Education Nonprofits (organization include Arkansas Shakespeare Theater and Conway Symphony Orchestra school programs), Direct Scholarships, Non-Traditional Scholarships at University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, and Museum of Discovery/Discovery Network Programming.

In 2020, Toad Suck Daze was postponed and the festival provided a few socially distant activities and online educational family activities.  Even with this unique year, Toad Suck Daze was still able to contribute $62,250 to education including direct scholarships and STEM programming in the elementary school.  These contributions were possible because of partnerships with sponsors, the Museum of Discovery, Arkansas Community Foundation.

TSD/COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

The Toad Suck Daze Community Service Scholarship was established to foster an opportunity for civic responsibility, education, outreach and community growth among Faulkner County youth.

Applicant Criteria:

  1. Applicant must be a graduate of a Faulkner County high school, homeschooled and living within a Faulkner County school district, or currently enrolled at CBC, Hendrix, UCA, Pulaski Tech, or UACCM having had graduated from a Faulkner County high school.

  2. Applicant must attend CBC, Hendrix, UCA, Pulaski Tech, or UACCM during the upcoming Fall Term.

  3. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, based on a 4.0 scale.

  4. Applicant must show proof of completing at least 20 hours of volunteer service while in high school.

  5. Applicant must submit a one-page essay describing the volunteer service contributed to the community, how and why it benefited the community, and what was learned.

  6. Applicant must include three letters of recommendation: one from a supervisor where applicant provided volunteer service, one from a teacher or other education professional, and one of the applicant’s choosing.

  7. Applicant should demonstrate financial need.

  8. Scholarship recipients must complete 12 hours of volunteer service at the Toad Suck Daze festival this year.

The Toad Suck Daze scholarship application is an online application.  It can be found on the Arkansas Community Foundation’s scholarship website.  The deadline to apply is APRIL 1. Once on the scholarship website, take the eligibility quiz to generate a list of scholarships for which you qualify.  The Toad Suck Daze GetSmart Challenge Scholarship will show as eligible for students from Faulkner County that are planning to attend CBC, Hendrix, UCA, or UACCM.  You will need to create an account to fill out the application. 

For additional questions or assistance, contact either Jane Jones at 501-372-1116 or Mary Margaret Satterfield at Mary@ConwayArkansas.org or 501-932-5412.

#TOADSUCK / MAY 1-3, 2020 / DOWNTOWN CONWAY

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