Twelve Muskogee area high school graduates received scholarships from the City of Muskogee Foundation, according to a news release.

The foundation awards Legacy Scholarships, worth up to $6,000 a year for four years to students who had a grade point average of at least 2.75 and ACT composite of 19 or higher in high school. Preference is given students who took concurrent or Advanced Placement courses.

Legacy Scholarship recipients, their colleges of choice and intended majors are:

• Muskogee High School: Avi Patel, Oklahoma State University, business/pharmacy; Brooklyn Lakey, University of Central Oklahoma, public/community health.

• Hilldale High School: Emily Porras, University of Oklahoma, nursing; Leslie Garza, OSU, natural sciences; Chandler Engelbrecht, OU, communications/journalism; Kristin Grandstaff, Oklahoma Baptist University, computer science.

Excellence Scholarship recipients receive up to $8,000 a year for three years, beginning their sophomore year in college. They must have earned a GPA of at least 3 points, an ACT of at least 22 and participated in concurrent college enrollment or Advanced Placement.

Excellence Scholarship recipients, chosen colleges and intended majors are:

• Muskogee High: Meagan Henningsen, University of Tulsa, sociology/international relations; Madison Eckerson, UCO, fine arts, drama/theater.

• Hilldale: Ana Paige, UCO, biology; Macy Smith, UCO, nutrition; James Harper, OU, engineering; Raelynn Smith, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, pharmacy.

 

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