OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma high school students statewide earned extra money for college through the Oklahoma Hall of Fame’s annual Oklahoma Scholarship Competition. In total, $21,000 in cash scholarships, $142,000 in tuition grants, and one 30-hour tuition grant have been awarded to 113 students in 41 counties.

On March 2, 348 registered students took an exam on Oklahoma history, geography and people in the hope that their high scores would earn them a cash scholarship or tuition grant. This year the organization made available more than $600,000 in scholarships to students statewide.

“This program is designed to reward Oklahoma students who have taken an interest in the rich history of our great state,” said Shannon L. Rich, president and CEO of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum. “It also encourages Oklahoma students to stay in state to attend college and be inspired to remain here to live and work after receiving their degrees.”

The students were recognized during a scholarship awards ceremony at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum on April 17, in Oklahoma City. A complete list of winners by county is available at OklahomaHoF.com/scholarships.

Individual Oklahoma Hall of Fame donors, along with Oklahoma colleges and universities, provided the tuition grants and cash scholarships in the counties of their choice. In addition to schools statewide offering tuition grants to students in various counties, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma Christian University, Bacone College, Southern Nazarene University, Rose State College, Tulsa Community College, the University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma made tuition grants available in all 77 counties.

The other 2019 scholarship opportunity is the $6,000 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship. Oklahoma high school seniors that enter grade 12 in the fall of 2019 are eligible for this scholarship. Nominations open for this scholarship on June 14 and closes Sept. 7. 

Information: Gini Moore Campbell, (405) 523-3202 at gmc@oklahomahof.com or visit OklahomaHoF.com.

2019 Oklahoma Scholarship donors and recipients by county

MUSKOGEE

$1,000 cash scholarship

Funded by Fred E. Brown, Lake Placid, NY

Ara’Seli Salas

Muskogee High School, 10th

$1,000 tuition grant

Northeastern State University, Tahlequah

Alexis Dansby

Muskogee High School, ninth

$8,000 tuition grant

Langston University, Langston

Mecca Fisher

Muskogee High School, ninth

$1,000 tuition grant

Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City

Annebelle Czaruk

Muskogee High School, ninth

$1,000 tuition grant

Connors State College, Warner

Alexis Myers

Muskogee High School, ninth

$7,000 tuition grant

Bacone College, Muskogee

Ethan Meinershagen

Muskogee High School, 10th

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