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 ABA Memorial Scholarship Fund

The scholarship program began in 2001 and was initially named after the late Roger R. Maynard. Roger 
was the first president of the Arkansas Bowhunters Association 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. Proceeds from the archery shoot fund college scholarships,  awarded to ABA members or their immediate family members.

The ABA Memorial Scholarship program has been able to provide over $30,000 to over 50 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.
To apply for a 2018 scholarship, download the form and mail or email the completed form to the address below. The scholarship board will review the applications, selecting as many recipients as possible. Each year the number of recipients and scholarship amounts will differ depending on the funds raised.  It is important to keep applying because the number of scholarships awarded varies from year to year.
If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, you can make a donation, sponsor  or participate 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.***

Important information:
  • Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2018
  • Applicants must be a ABA member or immediate family member of a ABA member. 
  • Prior applicants and recipients are welcome to reapply. 
  • Three scholarships awarded for 2018 in the amounts of $75000, $50000, and $25000
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. Recipient(s) will recieve written notification 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 board.

Brenda Maynard, President & Travis Maynard, Director  (501) 888-7112 
Jim Myers, Vice-President (870) 374-0134 
Don Gulledge, Secretary (501) 730-8855  
Brian Emmons, Treasurer (501) 796-8900 
Lance Rochelle, Director (501) 605-4382 

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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