ABA Memorial Scholarship Fund

The scholarship, which began in 2001, was initially named after the late Roger R. Maynard. Roger, who was the first president of the Arkansas Bowhunters Association, which was formed in 1959. He was an active lifelong member, a firm believer in education and committed to promoting the growth of the ABA. 
Since 2002, we have held a scholarship archery shoot each Memorial Day to help raise money for the fund. All proceeds from the archery shoot are used to fund college scholarships, which will be given to ABA members or their immediate family members.

The ABA Memorial Scholarship program has been able to provide over $30,000 to over 48 recipients. This program is a 529 education savings plan. The 529 plan is named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code which created these types of savings plans in 1996.
If you would like to apply for a 2018 scholarship download the form, fill it out, and mail it in. The scholarship committee will review the applicants and select as many applicants and provide as much money as they can. On some years we provide more scholarships than others. So keep sending in your applications. 
If you would like to help sponsor this scholarship fund, you can make donations or just come and shoot in the ABA Memorial Scholarship shoot on Memorial day (May 28, 2018). The ABA Memorial Scholarship Fund is now a 501(c)3, so all donations are tax deductible.

Download the Application by clicking on the following: Scholarship Application

The application is an Adobe PDF. You will need the Adobe reader to view the form.

***Transcripts must be Emailed or Mailed to the ABA Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.***

Here's some important information the applicants need:

Must be Postmarked BY: February 1, 2018
The applicant must be a ABA member or immediate family member of a ABA member. Prior applicants and recipients are welcome to reapply. There will be three scholarships awarded for 2018 in the amounts of $75000, $50000, and $25000
The applications should be mailed to:
ABA Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.
PO Box 1057
Vilonia, AR 72173 
Or e-mailed to 

Scholarship recipient(s) will be announced at the Spring Banquet held March 17, 2018. Recipients will also be notified by mail on or before June 1, 2018. The Scholarships will be for the fall semester of 2018.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact members of our scholarship committee.

Lance Rochelle, Director (501) 605-4382

Don Gulledge, Secretary (501) 730-8855 

Brenda Maynard, President & Travis Maynard, Director  (501) 888-7112 
Jim Myers, Vice-President (870) 374-0134
Brian Emmons, Treasurer (501) 796-8900

A common question we are asked is "What is an eligible educational institution?"

An eligible educational institution is generally any college, university, vocational school, or other post secondary educational institution eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U.S. Department of Education.
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