UAPB announced $300k in grant money for internship project

By Deseray McKinzy

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) announced Thursday, that there are nine students that major in business management, political science, accounting, and computer science who will participate in internship projects supported by the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation (WCSF). 

The press release explained how those projects will be in areas of investing, philanthropy, and information technology supported by a total of $308,052 grant and each student will receive a $6,000 stipend for support as well.  

Chancellor Laurence B. Alexander was also mentioned stating, “We’re extremely pleased for our students to be a part of this program to showcase the type of cutting-edge career opportunities the investing and finance industry offers,” he added, “Students will gain hands-on experiences working with the foundation and acquire a competitive edge for future job opportunities.”  

 UAPB’s Office of Career Services will manage and support the students during the 10-week special projects internship program. Also mentioned, each of the interns will work at various locations across the U.S. with key cooperator partners of the foundation based in offices in Bentonville, AR, Denver, CO, and Washington, D.C.  

Those UAPB students that have been awarded the 2021 Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation Special Projects internship include:  

Tyler Reynolds, Franklyn Stanislaus, Jada Simmons, Jacolbi Knowlton, Me’Auna Bailey, Alexus Phillips, Brianna Barney-Carter, Jvon Allen, and Ranetra Hamilton. 

Becca Hazlewood, senior program officer of the WCSF project teams was featured stating, “The grant will continue the foundation’s mission for supporting higher education for public and private colleges and universities in the state of Arkansas.”