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Guidance Counselors

Evette Johnson: A-G

Elfreda Boyd: H-O

Sheila Brown: P-Z

Guidance Secretary: Tracy Pugh


Unified Christian Alliance, Inc., $1,000 Baccalaureate Scholarship Award application is available in the Guidance Office. Essay Required. (300 words or less)  Deadline: April 7, 2015.

Applicant must attend UAPB and to be eligible for the scholarship YOUR PRESENCE IS REQUESTED at Breath of Life Church, 1313 Pine Street, Pine Bluff on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.


PBHS Class of 2002 scholarship application is available in the Guidance Office. 

  • Scholarship amount: 2 - $750 awards will be given (1 male and 1 female senior will be chosen)
  • GPA: Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Student must submit a typed essay.
  • Application must be completed in full.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • April 3, 2015 is the deadline for all applications.


The Alpha Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. scholarship is available in the Guidance Office.  The scholarship will pay $1000.00 for one school term at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.  Deadline: March 31, 2015


  • Student must be a graduating senior from an area high school in the city of Pine Bluff, AR.
  • Student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • Student must attend the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
  • Student must have a minimum of 19 composite score on the ACT.

The scholarship must be taken in the first year following the student’s graduation from high school.  The scholarship will be paid directly to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff following verification of the student’s enrollment at the school. ($500.00 first semester, $500.00 second semester)

Arkansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA) will award at least two $500 scholarships to Arkansas students planning to attend member institutions.  These are non-renewable awards.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2015.


UA Fayetteville is looking for students who may be interested in becoming a student athletic trainer at the University of Arkansas.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Application deadline is April 11, 2015.


Philander Smith College will be having their college Preview Day on Saturday, April 11th for more information contact Dr. Adalene Carter (501)-370-5221.


KIWANIS Club of Pine Bluff scholarship application is available in the Guidance Office.  Applicant must be accepted for entrance to SEARK for the Technical Certificate in Health Sciences.  This scholarship is limited to Jefferson County residents.  Award: $1,000 split between 2 semesters.  Applicant must meet college’s academic success requirements upon completing the 1st semester to receive the second award.  Financial need is calculated into determining the award. Deadline is April 15, 2015.


2015 Buster Bynum Education Scholarship is named in honor of R. A. “Buster” Bynum, retired Director of the Virginia Department of Education’s pupil transportation office and former SESPTC treasurer, this one-time $2,500 education scholarship is made available to one deserving public school student in each of the fourteen-member southeastern states and Arkansas is one of those states.  Scholarship application with guidelines and requirements are available in the Guidance Office.  Application must be postmarked by April 30, 2015.

DuBocage Chapter – American Business Women’s Association has a scholarship for $750 per semester for a senior enrolling in an accredited college or university in Arkansas.  Applications are in the Guidance Office.  All completed applications and letters are to be postmarked by March 16, 2015.

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is the nation’s foremost youth leadership development organization.  HOBY programs provide youth with unique leadership training to empower, lead and excel to make a better world. Sophomores, if you are interested in developing leadership skills see your counselor about HOBY’S State Leadership Seminar.  www.HOBY.org


Bezos Scholars Program at the Aspen Institute is accepting applications from public high juniors and educators.  Application deadline is today. To learn more, please go online to www.BezosFamilyFoundation.org/Scholars or contact Olita Terry at olita@bezosfamilyfoundation.org or (206) 275-2048.


The American Legion, Department of Arkansas, is offering eight (8) scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2015.  Four of the scholarships are from the Coudret Trust Foundation in the amount of $1,000.00 each and four are from the Garner Trust Foundation in the amount of $2,500.00.  Applicant must be a family member of an American Legion member.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: March 14, 2015.


Arkansas Community Foundation www.arcf.org/scholarships

Funding for these scholarships comes from families, businesses and individuals who want to support higher education and invest in our students. These donors determine the size and eligibility criteria for the scholarships they create, and Arkansas Community Foundation manages the scholarship process on their behalf. We accept applications for many of these scholarships each year.  High school seniors from Pine Bluff and Jefferson County are eligible to apply for these scholarships, established for students in the general areas of but not limited to Sports, History, Library Sciences, English, Education, Healthcare and/or Hospital Administration.  The Pine Bluff Community Foundation awards approximately 15 scholarships in our area.  The local Scholarship Committee will review applications in March.  If you need assistance, contact Lawrence Fikes, Executive Director at 870-850-7934 or pinebluffarea@arcf.org

The deadline for students in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County is March 15, 2015.


Red Ribbon Run Scholarship applications are available in the Guidance Office. The completed application should be returned by April 1, 2015.

Red Ribbon Run Scholarship Recipient Guidelines:

  • Must attend an accredited college or university in the State of Arkansas.
  • Must be a citizen of the USA.
  • Must carry 12 hours or more per semester.
  • Must have a 2.00 GPA to be eligible for a scholarship from the Department of Correction Red Ribbon Run committee.
  • Scholarship application must be completed in full before the committee will accept.


The Arkansas Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has two $2,000 college scholarships available for graduating high school seniors. Preference will be given to students who have previously attended/completed one of the SAME Engineering Camps.  Scholarship applications are available in the Guidance Office. The application package must be received by March 27, 2015.


SEARK College scholarship deadline is April 30, 2015.


ASBA Educational Foundation has the J.K. Williams Memorial Scholarship and the Freshman Scholarship Award applications available in the Guidance Office.  Application Deadline: April 1.

Criteria for Consideration:

  • Recipients must be the sons/daughters of publicly elected Arkansas school board members.  School board member-parent must be serving on his/her local board on Sept. 1 of the school year in which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Grants will be one-time scholarships to entering freshman at Arkansas two-year or four-year institutions of higher education.
  • Scholarship amounts will be at least $600 each.
  • Scholarships will be awarded based upon academic performance, demonstrated leadership, community involvement, extracurricular activities, special talents or unique endeavors and future educational and career plans.  Financial need may be a consideration.


SunTrust OffTo College Scholarship Sweepstakes are offering $500 Scholarships for students:

  • Thirty (30) $500 scholarships will be awarded for education expenses at a college or university
  • Free to enter and eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need
  • Fifteen chances to win with two winners randomly chosen every two weeks from October 13, 2014 to May 15, 2015
  • Enter online at suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes
  • High school seniors and current undergraduate college students can enter for a chance to win a $500 scholarship for their education expenses at a college or university. 


2015 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.  The program includes:

  • One $4,000 scholarship
  • Two $1,000 scholarships
  • Ten $500 scholarships

It’s quick and easy to apply:

  • No minimum SAT/ACT score or grade point average
  • No essay required
  • No lengthy application form
  • No application fees

Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.


The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications.  The scholarship winner will be announced in May, 2015. Don’t wait. The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2015.For more information contact Student Insights at 724-903-0439 or contact@studentinsights.com.


Arkansas High-Tech Scholarship is for Arkansas residents who are US citizens that plan to enroll full-time in an approved technical program, demonstrate leadership capabilities, and meet certain academic criteria are eligible to apply.  Preference will be given to applicants who are graduating high school seniors.  Applicants will be considered if they possess a minimum grade point average of 2.5 based on seven semesters and a minimum ACT composite score of 19. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline is July 1, 2015.


PBHS has Mr. Carl Whimper, UAPB Recruiter on campus to assist any students planning to attend UAPB, if you would like to see him.  Mr. Whimper is on campus Monday & Friday mornings from 8:45 – 11:00.



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