The University of Central Arkansas Foundation hosted its annual scholarship reception Oct. 12 at the McCastlain Ballroom on campus.

The annual event allows scholarship recipients the opportunity to thank donors and share stories of how their generosity has affected their lives.

"Our Scholarship Reception is a unique event that allows donors to be reminded of the continuous impact that is made by their generosity and to see the lives that they have touched," UCA President Houston Davis said. "Likewise, it gives students the opportunity to express their gratitude to someone that is now a major stakeholder in their success."

Last year, the UCA Foundation awarded more than $995,000 in scholarships to 557 deserving students.

The scholarship reception was also a celebration of the UCA Foundation surpassing the $10 million threshold in total scholarship dollars awarded.