Employee Scholarship Established in Honor of Wallace and Jama Fowler

JONESBORO, Ark.— Employees at NEA Baptist now have an opportunity to receive additional financial aid while furthering their education.

The Wallace and Jama Fowler Memorial Scholarship is created through a $100,000 donation from Chris and Kim Fowler to honor the legacy of Mr. and Mrs. Fowler. The scholarship will provide full-time employees $2,500 for the year with a lifetime cap of $5,000. Applications are now open with a deadline to apply being August 5, 2022.

            Wallace and Jama Fowler carried the reputation of going out of their way to help others succeed. Countless lives have been touched by their generosity and philanthropy through their business, and personally. “We were truly touched by the support and compassionate care my family received from the entire staff at NEA Baptist.  They went above and beyond to treat my mom and dad like family, and Kim and I want to provide this scholarship as a way to give back and honor the legacy of my parents”, said Chris Fowler on the decision to provide the gift.

            Recipients of The Wallace and Jama Fowler Memorial Scholarship must be full-time employees of NEA Baptist for at least 6 months prior to the beginning of the semester, and plan to remain a full-time employee for the duration of the scholarship.

NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization that is committed to enhancing the lives of those it serves in Northeast Arkansas through the six programs it supports. The Foundation, through generous gifts from our community, touches every member and every corner of our region. The Foundation currently supports six programs: the Center for Good Grief, Center for Healthy Children, Medicine Assistance program, HopeCircle, Wellness Works and ShareHope. For more information about the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, visit NEABaptistFoundation.org

NEA Baptist Health System comprises NEA Baptist Clinic, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital and NEA Baptist Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care. The 228-bed hospital offers cancer care, heart care through the Heart Center, labor and delivery services through the hospital’s Women’s Center, as well as a number of inpatient and outpatient services, emergency care, and surgical services including weight loss surgery, neurology, respiratory care, and pulmonary rehabilitation. NEA Baptist Clinic’s over 110 physicians practice in more than 35 specialties and offer a wealth of services, from pediatrics to orthopedic services. For more information about NEA Baptist, please call 870-936-1000 or visit http://www.neabaptist.com.

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