The Pam Biesiot Memorial Scholarship honors the life and work of Pam Biesiot who dedicated her life to assisting individuals with disabilities. Pam was one of the “founding mothers” of Arkansas Support Network, and without her hard work and dedication, we would not be here today. Our goal is to find others who believe passionately that no one should live in an institution.
We will award at least one annual scholarship to assist with any eligible educational endeavor, whether it is college tuition and fees or a one-day conference. The funds may be used for any and all costs, including travel, meals, or related expenses associated with training or educational activities which will further Pam’s vision of an inclusive world.
“Sometimes I ask myself, ‘What do I want to leave here when I go?’ Well, I want to prove beyond a doubt that no one needs to be in an institution and that all kids can survive in a family. I want to show that we can help anyone who wants to live in the community. I want to leave a legacy that can’t be successfully challenged by anyone that says: ‘people can live in the community.’”
Eligible applicants include all employees of Arkansas Support Network, Inc and their immediate families and all individuals served by Arkansas Support Network, Inc. and their immediate families.
Applications will be accepted year-round and will be awarded at Arkansas Support Network’s Honors Luncheon each July. For further information or questions about the scholarship please contact CEO Keith Vire.
Applications must be received by May 29th to be considered for current year funding. Please fill out this online application to apply.
Pam Biesiot Memorial Scholarship