Mr. William Colston of Blytheville presented the ANC Foundation with a $25,000 check yesterday (June 17, 2019) for the establishment of a scholarship in honor of his late wife. It will be available for award this fall semester.
THE PRENTICE JOY COLSTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - The Prentice Joy Colston Memorial Scholarship was established in the summer of 2019 by Mrs. Colston's family. Mrs. Prentice Joy Colston was born in Blytheville, Arkansas, to Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Coleman on October 24, 1937. Joy was raised in Blytheville and attended Blytheville Public Schools . She married her high school sweetheart William E. Colston, both graduates of Blytheville High School, class of 1955. They moved several times over the years but moved back to Blytheville because it was always home. She was a loving Christian, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Joy died April 16,2019, after a lengthy battle of Alzheimer’s. It is the desire of Mrs. Colston's family to pay tribute to her memory through an annual scholarship award of $500 each semester (Fall & Spring) to a student(s) in one of ANC's nursing programs. Qualified students must be accepted in either the Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Program or the Practical Nursing (LPN) Program and must maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average. Funds may be used toward tuition, fees, and/or books, up to $1,000 a year, and are available to both full-time and part-time students. Applicants must follow the general application process.