Damerows Gift $1M to UA Little Rock for Science Scholarships

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Jerry and Sherri Damerow have made a planned gift of $1 million which will fund the Jerry and Sherri Damerow Endowed Science Scholarship program for science majors at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Students majoring in astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and earth science will qualify for the scholarship, which will help cover education-related expenses including tuition, fees, books and room and board.

Jerry Damerow is a former managing partner for Ernst & Young. Sherri Damerow is a retired kindergarten teacher and artist.

The Damerows received the eighth annual Fribourgh Award in 2017, which recognizes individuals who have made considerable contributions to the state through the disciplines of mathematics and science.

Jerry Damerow is also a past president and current board member of the Dean’s Science Council and the Centennial Campaign Cabinet at UA Little Rock. Previously, he served as a member and director of the Rotary Club of Little Rock, as board chair of the EAST Initiative, as chair of CareLink’s board of directors, as UA Little Rock’s Business Advisory Council member, and as chair of UA Little Rock’s College of Science and Mathematics Advisory Council.

Sherri Damerow has taught computer skills to seniors at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and volunteered with Literacy Action of Central Arkansas and the Humane Society of Pulaski County.