Five Oklahoma students each receive a $10,000 Carolyn Watson Opportunities Scholarship
We are pleased to announce that the Carolyn Watson Opportunities Scholarship has recently been awarded to five Oklahoma high school seniors. The scholarship was established in 2009 by Mrs. Watson, chairman and CEO of Shamrock Bancshares Inc. which operates branches in seven rural Oklahoma communities. Each scholarship is worth up to $10,000 each.
Interested applicants were required to live and attend high school in communities that did not fall within the state’s three Metropolitan Statistical Areas (Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Lawton). Applicants had to have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate an exceptional ability in one of the following areas: arts and humanities, science and engineering or community leadership. In addition, the students had to be nominated by a teacher or professional who could document the student’s ability or commitment to excellence.
The scholarships will be applied to the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies as well as room and board. The scholarships are renewable up to four, full-time academic years based upon the student’s academic performance.
The five students selected as the 2012 recipients of the Carolyn Watson Opportunities Scholarship are:
Michaela Metts (Durant High School) will attend Oklahoma Baptist University and major in chemistry
Quynh-Anh Pham (Duncan High School) will attend University of Oklahoma and major in biology/pre-med
Mary Temple-Lee (Pauls Valley High School) will attend Oklahoma State University and major in pre-med
Katelyn Williams (Muldrow High School) will attend University of Oklahoma and major in biology/pre-med
Tancy Williams (Sentinel High School) will attend Oklahoma State University and major in pre-med
In addition to the scholarship endowment, Mrs. Watson established the Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation in 1995 that has funded more than $650,000 in grants to schools, teachers and communities in rural Oklahoma. The Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation fund and scholarship endowment are both administered by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. For more information please Nancy Anthony at 405/606-2900 or email@example.com.
Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation Grants Program
The Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation is actively working to improve the quality of life in selected rural Oklahoma communities. The Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation has three grant programs that promote education, community appearance, economic development and art and the humanities. Our programs target the Oklahoma communities of Coalgate, Caddo, Clayton, Mountain View, Apache, Durant and Altus. Since its inception in 1995, the Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation has awarded more than $650,000 in grants to improve the quality of life in rural Oklahoma.
Through its Community Grants program, the Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation supports activities and projects that benefit the lives of residents in selected rural Oklahoma communities.
Community Grants Deadlines for Applications:
Classroom Enhancement Grants Program
The Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation strives to improve the quality of education in selected rural Oklahoma communities through its Classroom Ehancement Grants Program.
Classroom Ehancement Grants Deadline:
May 1 for projects beginning the following academic year.
Scholarships for Teachers Program
The Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation encourages the enhanced education of classroom teachers in selected rural Oklahoma communities through its Scholarships for Teachers Program.
Scholarships for Teachers Deadline for Application:
To Be Determined