Cowan awarded Tom Smith memorial scholarship

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Ashton Cowan of Melbourne has been awarded the Tom Smith Memorial Scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year at Ozarka College. The scholarship will be awarded in two increments: $250 for the fall semester and $250 for the spring semester.

The family of Tom W. Smith partnered with Ozarka College to offer this memorial scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a recent high school graduate (Calico Rock, ICC or Melbourne) who is attending Ozarka College. Tom graduated from Melbourne High School in 1980 and from Arkansas State University in 1984. He was a true entrepreneur; a homebuilder, real estate developer and a pilot. Tom loved to travel and took his first solo flight on Aug. 9, 2012.

For more information about this or other scholarships, please contact Suellen Davidson, Ozarka College director of development, at 870-368-2059 or email:

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