Colliers Arkansas has provided $25,000 that will benefit a University of Arkansas at Little Rock scholarship established in honor of L. Dickson Flake.
With this gift, the L. Dickson Flake Endowed Scholarship totals more than $230,000. Through this scholarship, UA Little Rock students pursuing finance and real estate studies can receive scholarships.
Flake was a co-founder of Collier Arkansas. The scholarship was established with a donation of $100,000 by Flake’s daughter Leslye Shellam.
“Dickson Flake was truly a legend in the Arkansas business community. I was fortunate to be hired by him in 1993 as I was finishing graduate school at UA Little Rock,” Colliers Arkansas CEO and chairman Kevin Huchingson said in a statement. “He was my mentor and close friend throughout the rest of his life. Dickson established our firm’s foundation and principles, the core values that have guided our firm for 50 years. He valued education and loved to hire students from UA Little Rock and within the state. Dickson believed that knowledge and integrity were essential to advising our clients. This endowed scholarship will ensure that his teachings and values live on through even more generations of real estate professionals in our state.”
UA Little Rock officials expect to provide $10,000 annually to scholarships through the endowment. The scholarship funds can be used for educational expenses, such as tuition, books, fees, and room and board.