Family and friends of the late Scott Sullivan presented a $1,500 scholarship to Texarkana College automotive technology student Shawn Bradshaw at a presentation recently at Texarkana College. Bradshaw is currently completing his first semester at Texarkana College.

Bradshaw expressed his sincere gratitude to the friends and family present. Ronda Dozier, TC Dean of Workforce and Continuing Education, thanked the group on behalf of the program.

“There aren’t many scholarship opportunities for workforce students, but these young men and women’s dreams are so important to our community,” Dozier said.

A Texarkana resident, Scott passed away at the age of 31. Scott’s sister, Lindsey Sullivan, began the scholarship in his memory. Lindsey attended the scholarship presentation, along with family friends Jerod Smith, Michael Cannon and Kasey Cannon.

“Anyone who knew my brother knew he loved cars and loved helping people,” Lindsey said. “There are stories of him tirelessly tracking down parts so he could fix a friend’s car. I can think of no better way to honor my brother’s memory than to help another person succeed in what Scott loved to do.”

Also, Red River Lumber has given $4,000 for Texarkana College Scholarships.

Red River Lumber owner Mike Craven, along with the Texarkana College Foundation, presented the Red River Lumber Construction Technology Scholarship recently in the Design Center at Red River Lumber. Red River Lumber is a locally owned business that provides quality building materials and services in the construction industry.

The first recipient, Cullen Smith, is a graduate of Options Academic Alternative High School, where he completed with a 4.0 GPA.  Craven surprised the crowd by announcing that a second scholarship would be awarded to student Kevin Shepard, who is from Atlanta, Texas.  The students will receive $2,000 over two semesters and will also be eligible to apply for an internship with Red River Lumber.

“Both Cullen and Kevin have such promising futures in the field of construction technology,” Craven said. “We were so impressed with both of them that we decided to award two scholarships this first year. We look forward to seeing how these young men contribute to the construction field.”

Casey Boyette, TC construction technology instructor, said Red River Lumber’s support will have a major impact on the two recipients’ lives.

“Both of these students have proven themselves to be hard workers and very deserving of the scholarship,” Boyette said.

For additional information or to make a donation, please contact Katie Andrus at (903) 823-3125 or katie.andrus@texarkanacollege.edu.