Howard Clay and Faye Clay Phillips Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed

Donor: Estate of Faye Phillips

Established: 2008

Faye Phillips was born March 6, 1911 and died February 10, 2008.  She was 96 years old, or perhaps in her opinion, it is more accurate to say she was 96 years young.  Faye was born in Quay County, New Mexico before it became a state.  Her family homesteaded 500 acres.  Her parents, John and Dolly Estes McKown had 8 children.  Life was hard in New Mexico at that time, and only 6 of their children lived past their younger years.  Faye was the oldest of her siblings, and was the last one to pass away.  The family moved to Maude, OK, where Faye attended high school.  She lived in Georgia and then settled for many years in Elaine, AR.  In 1981, she moved to Springdale.  Faye was a homemaker and businesswoman and worked in banking when she was younger.  She was very supportive of JBU, its mission, and appreciated the values of the students and that they were receiving a Christian college education.