5/21/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK — The family of Nicky Hargrove has established a scholarship fund to honor his years of service to Arkansas Farm Bureau and all of Arkansas agriculture. The scholarship recipient will be a nursing or pharmacy student, the family’s way to recognize medical professionals who helped Hargrove during a long illness.
Hargrove was a rice, soybean and wheat farmer from Stuttgart (Arkansas County). He served as president of Arkansas Farm Bureau from 1976-1986 and was inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1999.
Hargrove passed away last year at the age of 79 and his family wanted to find a way to honor the people who cared for him throughout his years of illness while also ensuring his name is never forgotten.
“Over the years of fighting lung cancer, heart problems, diabetes and lymphoma, some of the most important people to Nicky and his family were the registered nurses and pharmacists who participated in his care,” said Lori Dabbs, daughter of Hargrove. “In honor of these special people and in memory of Nicky, a scholarship has been established though the Stuttgart Memorial Hospital Foundation.”
Applicants must be an accepted or current student in a registered nursing (RN) program or a doctor of pharmacy program. They or their parents must be a member of Arkansas Farm Bureau. Other criteria to be considered by the selection committee are the applicant’s community involvement and their leadership abilities.
The recipient will receive $1,000 and may reapply for another year. The recipient will be notified July 10.
Applications can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications along with a resume are due by June 25 and should be mailed to 1501 Granvue Dr., Stuttgart, AR, 72160.
Donations in Hargrove’s memory can be made to Stuttgart Memorial Hospital Foundation. Mail checks to P.O. Box 1905, Stuttgart, AR, 72160 and write Hargrove scholarship in the memo line.
Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of more than 210,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.
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