Aspiring college students at Mountain Home (Ark.) High School will have more scholarship opportunities thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

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The grant was made to the Mountain Home Education Foundation and supports its Project Promise program. Project Promise is a scholarship program for Mountain Home High School graduates attending Arkansas State University – Mountain Home. The program funds the tuition gap after the application of all other grants and scholarships.

“This generous donation from the Arvest Foundation truly reflects its commitment to our students and community,” said Jennifer Seaman, executive director of the Mountain Home Education Foundation. “Project Promise is an initiative to increase our local workforce by removing barriers for post-secondary education and support for this project is a long-term investment in our local community.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation and to support the work done by the Mountain Home Education Foundation,” said Mike Willard, a Mountain Home High School graduate and president for Arvest in North Central Arkansas. “Education is critical to building a strong community and we are grateful for the work the Mountain Home Education Foundation does to ensure local students receive a quality education.

“This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area and we trust it reflects the foundation’s ongoing commitment to education and to the young people in our community.”