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Willie Louis Pegues Science Scholarship

1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Sep 7, 2024
Winners Announced
Oct 7, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate student
Field of Study:
Financial need
3.0 or higher

Willie Louis Pegues was a beloved physical science teacher, serving students in Forrest City, Arkansas, for thirty-eight years.

Mr. Pegues was not only dedicated to educating his students but was also a devoted husband to an English teacher and the loving father of three children. He served his country as a soldier in the Army and served his faith as a respected Deacon at Salem Baptist Church.

This scholarship seeks to honor the legacy of Willie Louis Pegues by supporting students who share his commitment to education, family, and service.

Any undergraduate student with financial need and at least a 3.0 GPA majoring in science (biology, physics, engineering, data science, etc.) may apply for this scholarship. Qualified applicants with leadership experience and community service experience are preferred.

To apply, please share some information about yourself, your interest in the sciences and what sparked it, your career aspirations, and how this scholarship would influence your educational journey.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Need
Published June 13, 2024
Essay Topic

Write an essay or personal statement telling us about yourself and sharing when (or why) you became interested in the sciences, your career goals, and how receiving this scholarship would influence your educational journey towards becoming a scientist.

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Sep 7, 2024. Winners will be announced on Oct 7, 2024.