Established in 2006, the Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund is a volunteer organization with members representing companies working in the Fayetteville Shale play. The group’s mission is to encourage and enable individuals to pursue educational opportunities that will prepare them for or advance them in jobs in the Arkansas oil and gas industry and other local industries by:
- Providing financial support through scholarships;
- Raising awareness for careers in the oil and gas industry and other local industries;
- Creating goodwill for the industry and its contributions to local communities and the state.
The Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund has donated over $850,000 to date to assist students enrolled in the UACCM Petroleum Technology program and provides funding toward the Capital Campaign for the new Learning Center. The UACCM scholarship committee then awards scholarships based on financial need and grade point average. Scholarship money is provided by an annual Fishing Tournament and Golf Tournament. The Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund, along with UACCM faculty and staff members have adjusted their mission by supporting those who have been dismembered from the Arkansas oil and gas industry by providing scholarship funding for alternative career paths with technical training such as; welding, electrical, HVAC and others Please help us support a student by your participation.