The University of Arkansas Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Like Sciences has collected approximately $22,500 at the 17th Annual Delta Scholarship Golf Classic.
The money raised at the event will go toward scholarships.
The golf tournament is put on by department alumni and friends on an annual basis. This year, the tournament took place at The Ridges at Village Creek in Wynne on July 15. More than $400,000 has been raised to fund 151 scholarships since the event began in 2000 while building a sizeable endowment for the future.
“It’s hard to believe the 2016 Delta Scholarship Golf Classic marked our 17th year,” DuPont Crop Protection field development technical consultant Darrin Malone, the director of the tournament, said. “From our early beginning at Helena Country Club to our new venue at The Ridges at Village Creek, it’s been an honor to be involved with U of A’s Department of Crop, Soil, and Environment Sciences and its alumni in hosting this tournament. It has given us the opportunity to help students financially majoring in crop and environmental sciences as they begin their career at the University of Arkansas.”