ABOUT THE EVENT
The Tommy Goldsby Memorial Wild Game Dinner & Auction benefits the
Thomas B. Goldsby, Jr. Scholarship for Concurrently Enrolled Students.
Created in 2001, the scholarship allows area 11th and 12th grade high school students to receive, tuition free, both high school and college credit in classes offered at Arkansas State University Mid-South. While everyone expected the scholarship initiative to be successful, no one anticipated the overwhelming response. Demand for the Scholarship has grown tremendously since 2001. The Wild Game Dinner was created to make sure no qualified student is turned away from the program.
“The Key to the future of the Delta is clearly education.”
–Thomas B. Goldsby, Jr.
“I started this program my junior year of high school, taking my basic classes to have a head start on my higher education. I have been able to take all kinds of classes, from English to history to chemistry. I am now a senior and I am planning on majoring in animal and dairy science with the hopes of attending veterinary school and becoming an equine veterinarian. With this scholarship, I feel so much more prepared and ready to take on the next chapter of my life!”
— Alexandria (Alex) Speak, Academies of West Memphis, Class of 2020
“The Goldsby scholarship is fantastic! If you have the chance to take concurrent classes while in high school, you need to do it. After I graduated high school, I nearly had my freshman year of college completed.If you have good grades but low test scores like me, you might not get offered very much scholarship money. That is where the Goldsby comes in as a lifesaver. The Goldsby scholarship funds the classes as long as you maintain the required GPA. I got a free year of college, and that was a huge relief knowing that I only have to pay for three years instead of four.”
— Lane Leslie, Marion High School, Class of 2019
“Thank you so very much for this amazing opportunity that you charitably give to many students that meet the requirements. Often many students who are intelligent or excel in school still struggle to come up with sums of money to fund their education. This opportunity allows students to further their education and potentially their career. I just want to say thank you once again!”
–Emma Wolfe, West Memphis Christian School, Class of 2021
Celebrating One Man’s Vision for His Community
Tommy Goldsby, a visionary local businessman, believed that improving access to higher education would lead to a better Crittenden County.
Since 2001, More Than 1,775 Degrees and Certificates Have Been Earned Including:
The ripple effect of Tommy Goldsby’s vision and generosity are still positively affecting the lives of the young people in our community almost 20 years later.
*Includes Juris Doctorate, Doctors of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, etc.
You Make Our Community Better
Thanks to the generosity of our incredible sponsors, we continue to be able to provide the opportunity for Crittenden County students to get a valuable head start on their higher education goals.