Arvest Foundation Gift to Provide Nursing Scholarships at Baptist Health

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arvest Foundation donated a $5,000 grant to the Baptist Health Foundation in support of nursing scholarships.  The gift will enhance scholarships for continuing nursing education and will help fund scholarships for qualified nursing student applicants.

“The need for well-trained health care professionals has probably never been greater than it is right now,” said Lena Moore, chief development officer for the Baptist Health Foundation. “When we can alleviate some of the financial burdens that prevent individuals from pursuing this career path, or strengthening their knowledge and skills, our patients and our communities benefit from that. We very much appreciate the generosity of the Arvest Foundation.”

“It takes an incredibly dedicated, skilled, resilient and caring individual to be a nurse and they are critical to every area of our health care system,” said Jim Cargill, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in Central, Northeast and Southwest Arkansas. “We are delighted to support our existing and future health care professionals in this way, as we extend our gratitude for all they do.”

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About the Arvest Foundation

The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include: K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. For more information, go to