Jonesboro Student Receives One of Five Promise Scholarships in Arkansas

JONESBORO, AR - A Jonesboro woman is one of five young Arkansans that have been awarded $1,000 college scholarships for their hard work and their long-term plans to give back to the Mississippi River Delta region.

Somer Rae Allen and four other winners are each first-generation college students in their families.

The Next Generation Foundation in Memphis announced the Promise Scholarships for this year.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)