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Bumpers College Tops $1 Million in Scholarship Funding for First Time




Abby Taylor

Over the last five years, 70 percent of students who apply and complete the application process have been offered at least one scholarship.

The Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences has reached a milestone by offering more than $1 million in scholarships for the first time.

According to Project Director for Scholarships, Development and External Relations Heather Parks, the college and its nine units made $1,035,000 million in scholarship funding available to students for 2021-22.

A total of 576 scholarships were offered to 368 different students. On the college level, the Dean’s

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Ohio Autism Scholarship funding upped to help families pay for school

Mikey Heine wasn’t going to be able to keep attending Bridgeway Academy, a school that has helped him grow and develop his own sense of self.

“We were looking at withdrawing Mikey from school because I didn’t make enough (money),” his mom Melissa Peppercorn said. 

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Mikey, 8, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, and the following year he started attending Bridgeway, a nonprofit school on the East Side that serves students with the disorder and other special needs. In addition to schooling, Bridgeway offers life skills training and

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