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Lottery Scholarship Paves Way for Attorney 
Daveante | SAU Scholarship, Attorney in Little Rock

"To be able to get this scholarship meant everything to me and also my parents," said Daveante, an Ashdown native who attended Southern Arkansas University (SAU) Honors College on a Lottery-funded Arkansas Academic Challenge scholarship. 

Receiving the scholarship meant Daveante could focus more on pursuing his dreams and less on the burden of student loans. It also prevented his parents from having to get second jobs to help pay for his education. 

After graduating SAU with a Bachelor's Degree in political science, Daveante attended the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctorate degree, graduating cum laude in 2016. 

Today, Daveante practices law at a prominent Little Rock law firm where he specializes in labor and employment. And it all started with a Lottery scholarship. #ThisIsWinning

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