Stanley and Arminta Berry Music and Arts Scholarship

Applications close March 1, 2024

The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist deserving students who are majoring in music or the arts. The successful recipient will receive a $1,500.00 scholarship that may be renewable for three additional years based upon continuing requirements. It will be applied to tuition only and sent directly to the recipient’s college or university.


Nearly 20 years ago, Mrs. Arminta Berry made generous contributions to the Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church Foundation (PHUMC) to establish the Stanley and Arminta Berry Music and Arts Scholarship. The music and arts ministry of this church was extremely important to both Mr. and Mrs. Berry.  Since then, more than $73,000 in scholarships have been awarded to more than 20 students as they pursue their studies in art and music.  The vision and foresight of the Berry family has and will continue to help others in the PHUMC church family for many years as talented young people are given the opportunity to further their education in one of the arts.


The applicant must be an Arkansas resident and a graduating high school senior or college undergraduate enrolled in a four-year accredited college or university and majoring in music or the arts.  Preference will be given to a student who is a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. Applications are now open and will close on March 1, 2024.

Berry Scholarship Committee – Virginia Porta
Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church 4823 Woodlawn Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205

If you have questions or need more information, please email Virginia Porta at or Dr. Frode Gundersen at