Meet Our Students

Foundation

At the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain, our students Join the Tradition to engage in a life-changing experience. Through the generosity and support of our donors, students are able to be successful in their college experience.

Want to know about how UA Rich Mountain Foundation scholarships help students achieve their goals and dreams? Hear it from our students…

 

Yanel Rios
Yanell AAS in Business '18

My name is (Nereida) Yanel Rios and I am a graduate from Wickes High School. I am a first generation college student and I am currently attending the University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain to receive my Associates in Business Administration. UARM is a great place to study. The faculty focuses exclusively on teaching and providing personal attention to students while offering a wide variety of support services. I love the College’s small class sizes, which provide an atmosphere in which you can easily ask questions and talk to your instructors and classmates. The smaller class sizes help students to better grasp concepts and build relationships.

Why did you choose your major?

I chose Business Administration because it covers a wide variety of disciplines such as finance, economics, accounting, marketing and operations. Business seemed like a logical choice since you could apply it to numerous industries.

What will you take from your experience at UA Rich Mountain into your career?

The pleasure of meeting great individuals that truly care for students’ education and career goals.

How did your scholarship impact your college experience?

The scholarship facilitated my educational goals and allowed me to continue working towards my Associate of Applied Science degree. By removing financial barriers, the scholarship helped to make my education and career goals easier to obtain.


Jerusha Tedder
Jerusha AA '17

Why did you choose your major?

I chose my major because I have always loved kids and I believe the impact a teacher has on a student can seriously change the course of a child's life for the better..

What will you take from your experience at UA Rich Mountain into your career?

The help and encouragement from everyone at UARM has built up my self-confidence and has given me an amazing foundation for my future career.

How did your scholarship impact your college experience?

Without the Foundation scholarships, the cost of my education would have been a burden on my family. Now I can graduate with my associate degree and not have a student loan hanging over my head!