Amber Key of Searcy and Linsey Holland of Austin were recently awarded the R.V. Powell Scholarship to attend Arkansas State University-Beebe.

Key and Holland are both freshmen, seeking associate degrees in agriculture. Both students attend classes at 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 R.V. Powell scholarship is a memorial scholarship, established in memory of R.V. Powell, a longtime local businessman and friend of ASU-Beebe.

The scholarship is available to freshmen agriculture majors, with an emphasis on academic achievement and agriculture related participation while in high school.