Brayden Beshears, 20, of Greenwood, is among 18 pediatric cancer survivors selected this year to receive Dennis Jungmeyer Scholarships valued at $3,500 each and awarded by the CARTI Foundation in Little Rock.


Presented annually to current or former CARTI pediatric cancer patients, the scholarships are named in honor of Dennis Jungmeyer, of North Little Rock. Jungmeyer is a CARTI Foundation Board Member and prostate cancer survivor.


Recipients of the 20th annual CARTI Kids Dennis Jungmeyer Scholarship Awards were honored at a special presentation ceremony held May 31 at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. First Lady Susan Hutchinson assisted Jungmeyer in presenting scholars with their awards.


Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 12, Beshears is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith where he is majoring in radiography. He is the son of Tiffany and Kevin Beshears of Greenwood.


Beshears also received recognition as the recipient of the AbbVie Fellowship Award. Presented for study in a medical or health-related field, the award is sponsored by AbbVie Pharmaceutical, Inc.


In addition to Beshears, other 2017 Jungmeyer Scholarship recipients include: Heidi Abston, of Searcy; Elijah Barnes, of Mena; Lucas Cauthren, of Subiaco; Creed Chapman, of Norfork; Shelby Clinton, of North Little Rock; Spencer Ewing, of Little Rock; Haley Goodwin, of Conway; Ty Granberry, of New Boston, TX; Keori Guinn, of Hot Springs; Cheryl Harp, of Bentonville; Caleb Loe, of Prescott; Patrik Rollefson; Breanna Stoufer, of Fort Smith; CheyAnn Trantham, of Conway; Tasha Turner, of Pocahontas; Chase Wellenberger, of England; and Kirsten Worley, of Benton.


Mark V. Williamson and John Youngblood were named as recipients of the 2017 Z. Lynn Zeno Award in recognition of outstanding philanthropic leadership and volunteerism on behalf of CARTI Kids.


CARTI is a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary cancer care provider offering medical and surgical oncology, diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology at locations throughout the state to provide convenient access for cancer patients. Chemotherapy is offered in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, Conway, El Dorado, Heber Springs, Monticello, Russellville and Stuttgart. Radiation therapy is offered in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Mountain Home and Searcy.


The CARTI Foundation was incorporated in 1983 as a non-profit organization to assist CARTI in meeting the current and future needs of Arkansas cancer patients and their families.