Andrea Webster and Latosha Wilkes would like to thank the Black Alumni Society for awarding them scholarships for the 2011-2012 school year. Webster received the BAS Endowed Scholarship and Wilkes received the BAS Challenge Scholarship.


Dear Black Alumni Society members,

I would like to thank all of the Black Alumni Society members for the generous Black Alumni Society Endowed Scholarship of $2,600 awarded annually for four years. This scholarship has already lifted a huge financial burden off of my shoulders. Because of this scholarship, I am motivated to work even harder to keep my grades up, in hopes of showing you all my dearest appreciation.

I am a young lady from a small town in Southern Arkansas called Parkdale. I attended and graduated from Hamburg High School and decided to attend the University of Arkansas because it is one of the best schools in the state.

As a freshman, I am already looking at different organizations to see what fits me and will be best in allowing me to focus on my studies. The computer science program here is amazing, and I hope to major in that field. I hope that I can accomplish all of my expectations and more at this university.

Once again I want to thank the Black Alumni Society members for this wonderful scholarship. It has made my life a lot easier and, I am less stressed. I cannot thank you enough for your generosity. This scholarship has taken my focus off of financial needs and redirected it to the reason that I am here—to become successful in my academic pursuits!


Andrea Briann Webster
2011-2012 Endowed
BAS Freshman Scholar


Dear BAS Challenge Scholarship Committee,

Greetings! My name is Latosha Wilkes and I am extremely honored to be one of the 2010-2011 Black Alumni Society Challenge Scholarship recipients. I am humbled that I was chosen for such an honor. This scholarship was indeed a blessing to me. The scholarship has helped offset my book and living expenses this semester, which has already alleviated financial stress and I am truly grateful!

I do not take it for granted that anyone could have been chosen to receive the allotted funds for this scholarship; therefore, I want to give my sincerest and warmest appreciation. Throughout my time at the University of Arkansas School of Law, I have been careful to demonstrate excellence in leadership and my academics daily. This award provides not only financial support, but also encourages me to continue striving and reminds me that my efforts are not in vain. It gives me great pleasure to report that I completed this fall semester by making the Dean’s list; however, I am even more proud of the fact that both of my mentees made the Dean’s list during their first semester of law school and rank in the top half of their class!

Someday I pray that I am able to help bless other deserving students as you have done for me. Again, thank you and I hope that the Black Alumni Society continues to prosper and do well in all that you do.


Latosha A. Wilkes
University of Arkansas School of Law 2012