Bob Jones Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Arletta Jones

Type: Endowed

Donor: Arletta Jones

Established: 2015

This scholarship was established by Arletta Jones to honor her late husband, Bob Jones. Bob graduated from John Brown University in 1964 and later went on to earn a master’s degree in administration from Drury University. Bob taught history to high school students while also coaching basketball, baseball, softball and golf. After taking several teams to state championships, he retired from coaching. Bob spent the rest of his career owning and operating a car dealership. During his time at JBU, Bob played basketball for the Golden Eagles and benefitted from an athletic scholarship. He developed strong friendships with teammates that lasted long after his playing days at JBU. Throughout his life, Bob encouraged others to live for God, be gentle and compassionate and to always be grateful.