Former second-grade teacher June H. Williams has endowed a scholarship at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to support the next generation of elementary education teachers.

The June H. Williams Elementary Education Scholarship has been endowed in the School of Education in honor and memory of Helon Brown Williams. The first awards will be given to students in spring 2017.

Williams’ career in teaching began in south Florida before she moved back to Little Rock and taught second grade at Meadowcliff Elementary.

“When teaching at Meadowcliff, I had many student-teachers from UA Little Rock,” Williams said. “Those dedicated students inspired me to create this scholarship.”

This is the fourth endowed scholarship the Williams family created to support UA Little Rock students. It joins scholarships created by Williams’ brother Alfred Williams, sister-in-law Elaine Eubank, and father, Grainger Williams.

“Her desire to create this scholarship is another shining example of the generosity and philanthropic heart of the members of the Williams family,” said UA Little Rock Associate Vice Chancellor of Alumni and Development Andrea Angel.

For more information on UA Little Rock philanthropy opportunities, contact the Office of Alumni and Development at 501.569.8429.

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