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Grants Available for Lawton Area Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations from Lawton and the surrounding area are invited to apply for two grant opportunities from the Lawton Community Foundation.

Community Grants of up to $5,000 each are available for projects designed to improve the quality of life and provide opportunities for a broad range of Lawton area citizens. Qualified nonprofit organizations, as well as state and local government entities, are eligible to apply. Please review the grant guidelines for more information.

Matching Grants will also be awarded to charitable organizations with endowment funds at the Lawton Community Foundation, or those interested in establishing an endowment fund. Eligible organizations must provide programs primarily benefiting southwest Oklahoma. Applying organizations are required to raise $5,000 to receive a matching grant of $2,500-$5,000. Please review the grant guidelines for more information.

All grant applications must be submitted online by June 25, 2018.

Lawton Community Foundation Awards $24,500 in Scholarships to 13 High School Seniors

Lawton scholars at award ceremony
Front row, left to right: Mitchell Sadler, Colleen Parker, Aaliyah Nunoo, Paul Bellofatto, Mattie Wilcox, Chloe Fraley. Back row, left to right: William Jones, Madison Marshall, Camry Cotton, Trevor Pool, Hayden Hitt, Amira Rachid

The Lawton Community Foundation awarded $24,500 in scholarships to 13 high school seniors from Lawton and the surrounding area at the Foundation’s annual scholarship breakfast April 25 at Lawton’s Hilton Garden Inn. Through the Lawton Community Foundation Scholarship Program, scholarships were presented to recipients from each of the three Lawton public high schools, as well as Cache, Elgin, Frederick and Geronimo high schools.

Recipients include students who may not be eligible for the most competitive academic scholarships, but are good students and are active in their community, as well as students who participate in ROTC, plan to pursue a degree in health care or plan to attend Cameron University or Great Plains Technology Center.

“The Lawton Community Foundation is honored to award scholarships to hard-working students from this community each year,” said George Bridges, president of the Lawton Community Foundation Board of Trustees. “The generous donors who support our scholarship program allow us to brighten the path for students who have excelled both in and out of the classroom. These students are our future, and we are privileged to help them achieve great things.”

Scholarship recipients for the 2018-19 academic year are as follows:

Lawton Community Foundation Scholars ($2,000 awards)
Eisenhower High School – Paul Bellofatto, Mitchell Sadler, William Jones
MacArthur High School – Aaliyah Nunoo, Trevor Pool
Cache High School – Camry Cotton
Elgin High School – Hayden Hitt, Nicolas Fowler
Frederick High School – Chloe Fraley
Geronimo High School – Mattie Wilcox

Frank Curran Memorial/Lawton Noon Lions Club Scholarship (four-year, $1,500 award)
Cache High School – Madison Marshall

Lawton Business Women Nell Franklin Scholarship ($2,000 award)
MacArthur High School – Colleen Parker

Lamont N. Wilson ROTC Scholarship ($1,000 award)
Eisenhower High School – Amira Rachid