- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The University of the Ozarks has received $10 million from the Walton Family Foundation to fund scholarships for students.

The gift announced Monday will create an endowment for the Frontier Scholarship Program, which will benefit students from low- and middle-income families. School leaders say the program will ensure that a college education is attainable for students of all income levels.

The Walton Family Foundation is run by the heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. Walton’s late wife, Helen Walton, was a former chairwoman of the board of trustees for the University of the Ozarks, which is located in Clarksville.

The university says its fall enrollment is 686 students, up 5.4 percent from a year ago.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide