Charlee Howard of Ward and Katherine Brewer of Beebe were recently awarded the Denver and Ruby Nettles Scholarship to attend Arkansas State University-Beebe.

Howard is a freshman seeking an Associate of Arts degree, and Brewer is also a freshman, who is seeking a liberal arts degree with an emphasis in agriculture. Both students attend ASU-Beebe. Each student received the $350 scholarship for the 2012 fall semester.

"ASU-Beebe is very proud of our scholarship recipients," said Dr. Keith Pinchback, vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement. "We are also grateful to the foundation scholarship donors for making educational opportunities available to ASU-Beebe students."

The Denver and Ruby Nettles scholarship is a memorial scholarship, established in memory of Denver E. Nettles, a former assistant professor and division chair of the agriculture department at ASU-Beebe.

The scholarship is available to a freshman or sophomore agriculture major, with an emphasis on academic achievement, and may be applied toward tuition, book purchases, or residence hall fees.