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Jan
2012
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Applications Available for Toad Suck Daze Scholarships

For 30 years, the Toad Suck Daze Committee of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has held a fun, family-oriented festival on the streets of downtown Conway. In addition to the festivities, the committee has developed a scholarship program to promote higher education in Faulkner County.

Since the Toad Suck Daze Community Service Scholarship Program began 30 years ago, it has contributed more than $1.2 million to scholarships and scholarship endowments. This year the committee will award $73,500 to deserving students in Faulkner County:
• Three scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each will be awarded to students who plan to attend Central Baptist College, Hendrix College, and the University of Central Arkansas.
• Two scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each will be awarded to students who plan to attend the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton.
• The Faulkner County Single Parent Scholarship Fund will receive $1,500.
• The Toad Suck Daze Get Smart Challenge Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Faulkner County will award five $3,000 scholarships to students who plan to attend UCA, Hendrix, or CBC.
• An additional $27,000 will be added to the Toad Suck Daze Get Smart Challenge Scholarship Fund.
Graduates of a Faulkner County high school who plan to attend UCA, Hendrix College, CBC, or UACCM in the fall 2012 term are eligible to apply. Applications are available at these four colleges, all Faulkner County high schools and the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.
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 10 volunteer hours with Toad Suck Daze during the 2012 festival.
Toad Suck Daze 2012 will take place May 4-6 in downtown Conway. The festival’s primary goal is to raise money for higher education in Faulkner County. It raises funds through festival proceeds and sales of Toad Suck Daze T-shirts and merchandise.
To date, the Toad Suck Daze Community Service Scholarship Program money has helped more than 200 people attend area institutes of higher learning.