Eligiblity: Graduates of Pine Bluff High School in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, with a preference for students interested in pursuing journalism. Students must reapply each year for renewal.
The John A. Cloud Memorial Scholarship honors the life of John Cloud who was born and grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He attended Harvard University where he graduated magna cum laude and was amember of Phi Beta Kappa. As a Rhodes Scholar, he studied in Oxford, England for two years. He began his career as a journalist with the Washington City Paper, worked for Time Magazine and wrote countless articles as a freelance writer.