Sharing the Love

The Advance Arkansas scholarship initiative at the University of Arkansas catalyzes the potential of the state’s rising leaders by giving them resources to succeed academically at a nationally competitive institution, in turn providing a mutual flow of local talent between the university and the state.

Here's why Eva, Alaina and Justin – three of the inaugural 10 recipients of Advance Arkansas scholarships – love being at the U of A.

Eva PugaEva
Biology major
DeQueen, Arkansas

 “I love how much of a ‘big small town’ the University of Arkansas is. As big as it is, it’s very friendly. You see people you know…it’s just a nice community.”




Alaina TubervilleAlaina
Music Education major
Mountain Home, Arkansas

“I love the university because it offers something for every student. You can make your college experience whatever you want it to be. The university is so open and so diverse and there are so many amazing opportunities.”



Justin MilesJustin
Biology/Pre-Med major
Gilmore, Arkansas

“The people at the university have been the best part of my experience here. The diversity of the student body is incredible, as are the opportunities to get involved.”




 Share the love and give back to support students like Eva, Alaina and Justin! Here’s how you can be a part of Advance Arkansas:

  • Give online at and choose “Advance Arkansas Scholarship” as your designation. Gifts of all sizes are accepted and count toward Campaign Arkansas, the university’s $1 billion capital campaign.
  • Give online during the university’s third annual giving day – All In for Arkansas – by visiting on April 4-5 and choosing “Advance Arkansas Scholarship” as your designation. Gifts of all sizes will be accepted and will count toward the giving day goal, as well as Campaign Arkansas.
  • Create and name your own Advance Arkansas scholarship endowment by contacting Ben Carter, senior director of development, at (479) 575-4663 or The minimum endowment required for Advance Arkansas scholarships is $50,000.