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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

Scholarship Deadlines Approaching for Lawton Area High School Seniors

Lawton Community Foundation scholarship application deadlines are quickly approaching for more than $25,000 available to graduating seniors from Lawton and the surrounding area. To apply for any of the following scholarships designated for Lawton area students, visit occf.academicworks.com.

Lawton Community Foundation Scholar Award
Application Deadline: Feb. 7, 2018
One-year, $2,000 scholarship for graduating seniors in each of the following high schools: Cache, Elgin, Frederick, Geronimo, Lawton, Lawton Eisenhower and Lawton MacArthur.

Nell Franklin Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
One-year, $2,000 scholarship for female graduating high school seniors from Lawton High School, Lawton Eisenhower or Lawton MacArthur who plan to attend Cameron University or Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton.

Lamont N. Wilson ROTC Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
One-year, $1,000 scholarship for graduating seniors participating in ROTC at Lawton Eisenhower High School.

Lawton Healthcare Scholarship
Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
One-year, $2,000 scholarship for high school graduates attending or planning to attend Great Plains Technology Center (Lawton campus) to pursue study in a healthcare or medical program.

Frank Curran Memorial/Lawton Noon Lions Club Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
Four-year, $1,500 per year scholarship for graduating seniors planning to attend Cameron University in Lawton.

In addition, more than 120 online scholarships are available for students statewide through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. In 2017, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation awarded more than $1.9 million in scholarships to students throughout Oklahoma. Application deadlines vary, with most closing January-April 2018. Visit occf.academicworks.com to apply.