OKLAHOMA CITY — High school seniors in the OG&E service area have an opportunity to apply for a scholarship that will pay for their college degree. The OGE Energy Corp. Foundation is offering three, four-year Positive Energy Scholarships for up to $15,000 each to students planning to attend college in Oklahoma or Arkansas.

“Over four years, the scholarship will pay up to $60,000 of the recipient’s college degree,” said OGE Director of Corporate Affairs Brian Alford. “It’s an excellent opportunity for students who live in our service area.” 

The scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books and/or on-campus room and board. Based on the recipient’s performance, the scholarship will renew annually to provide up to four consecutive years of education. 

“OG&E understands the importance of education in keeping our communities strong and building a workforce for the future,” said OGE Energy Chairman, President and CEO Sean Trauschke. “These scholarships are part of a long-term commitment to help students in our service area to pursue a college degree.”

Applications are open for the three $15,000 scholarships through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF). To apply for this scholarship, students should complete a general application and a high school student senior application.

To be eligible for a Positive Energy Scholarship, students must:

• Be a graduating high school senior from the OG&E service area in Oklahoma and western Arkansas;

• Attend a college in the states of Oklahoma or Arkansas;

• Have an unweighted cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.25;

• Receive an ACT score of greater than or equal to 25 and/or SAT score greater than or equal to 1200.

The scholarship places preference on students pursuing a career in an energy-related field. Students in need of financial aid will also be given preference.

Eligible students can apply online through the OCCF website until Feb. 1. Students will be required to provide a copy of their home’s utility bill. To apply or get additional information about the OGE Energy Corp. Foundation’s new scholarship, visit https://occf.academicworks.com/opportunities/2733.

The OGE Energy Corp. Foundation Inc. provides grants to 501(c)(3) charities to support programs, organizations and institutions that enhance quality of life and economic well-being in the communities where OGE operates. 

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