The Rick and Rita Bozwell Agriculture Scholarship has been established through the BRTC Foundation.

The Knights of Columbus Council 2443 is offering a $1000 scholarship yearly in honor of Rick and Rita Bozwell. The scholarship will be awarded to a first-time entering freshman majoring in agriculture; the student selected will receive $500 each semester.

Rick and Rita were faithful members of St Paul Catholic Church and big supporters of youth and anything Agri related. They were growers of huge gardens and loved to share fresh produce. They also were caretakers of livestock and members of the local antique tractor club. Their love of kids, land, and nature were very present in the daily lives of this wonderful and humble couple. 

We, as Knights of Columbus members, “pray and hope that this scholarship is helpful in advancing the love and devotion of agriculture in the recipient.”

For more information about creating or supporting a scholarship, contact Karen Liebhaber at (870) 248-4185 or email her at

Black River Technical College is a 2-year community college in Pocahontas and Paragould which offers associates degrees and certificates in general education and technical and career education.  The College houses one of the state’s law enforcement training academies and fire science academies.  BRTC has 2,500 full- and part-time students.