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Making a Difference in Lawton since 1999

Quanah Parker Dam, Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge near Lawton. Photo by Dennis Spielman

The Lawton Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, works to improve the quality of life in the Lawton area through its Community Grants program and a Matching Grant program for nonprofit organizations that have charitable organization endowment funds or intend to establish such a fund with the Lawton Community Foundation.

Annual Report

The economic uncertainty that rippled across the country this past year was certainly felt throughout our own community as well. It’s not the first time we’ve experienced trying times, and once again, we all witnessed people coming together to help lift each other up. I can honestly say that the Oklahoma Standard was on full display throughout the year, and it’s so humbling to see neighbors reaching out to help those who were perhaps struggling a little bit more than themselves…

Hossein Moini, Lawton Community Foundation President

Community Grants

The Lawton Community Foundation community grants program supports programs and projects in these designated communities that will improve the quality of life and provide opportunities for citizens to improve themselves and their communities. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualified nonprofit organizations or entities of state and local government for appropriate projects that have the following characteristics:

The project should be new or a significant expansion of a current effort which will provide positive additional impact to the community.

The project should benefit a broad range of individuals in the community and not be limited to a small group.

The project should have matching support from other resources in the community.

Goals

The program is designed to enhance the quality of life and provide opportunities for Lawton area citizens to improve themselves and the community.

Community Grant Guidelines

Matching Grants

Matching grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualified nonprofit organizations that have charitable organization endowment funds with the Lawton Community Foundation or would like to start a charitable organization endowment fund with the Lawton Community Foundation.

Matching Grants Guidelines

Application

If you would like to apply for a Community Grant, please email us. Briefly explain the project for which your organization is seeking funding. You will then be provided a link to the grant application. If you would like to apply for a Matching Grant, please email Jennifer Stewart with your request and how you plan to raise the required $2,500 of the $5,000 from individuals. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer and Keaton Van Sickle at the email above.

Scholarships

Donors and organizations have established the scholarship and award funds listed below for the benefit of Lawton area students. If you are interested in establishing a scholarship endowment, please contact Jennifer Stewart at 580/353-4747. You may also want to review our Scholarship & Award Fund Policy Statement.

Scholarships with online application process

The following  scholarships have an online application process provided through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s scholarship program. The Lawton Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. To learn more about the online application process and to apply for one or more of the scholarships, please visit scholarships.occf.org.

 

  • Cleo and Lucille Craig Scholarship 2024

  • CYA Franklin Scholarship 2024

  • Lawton Community Foundation Scholars

  • Lawton Business Women Scholarship

  • Lawton Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship

  • Nell Franklin Scholarship

  • Lawton Noon Lions Club Scholarship

  • McMahon Legacy Scholarship

  • Lamont N. Wilson ROTC Scholarship Fund 

» All Lawton-area scholarships close on February 15, 2024

Great Plains Technology Center

The following scholarship is administered by the center. For more information, please contact Karen Bailey at [email protected].

Great Plains – Jim Nisbett Scholarship Fund - hidden
Address 4500 SW Lee Blvd., Lawton, OK 73505-8304
Contact Karen Bailey
Phone 580/250-5603
Email [email protected]
Description Mission Statement of the Great Plains-Jim Nisbett Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Great Plains Technology Center bound students. Our ultimate goal is to inspire more individuals to continue their education after high school, learn marketable skills, complete their career education at Great Plains Tech Center and successfully enter the workforce.
Region Southwest Oklahoma

Make an online credit card donation to this permanent endowment fund through the secure online giving service provided by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

Great Plains – Jim Nisbett Scholarship Fund
Address 4500 SW Lee Blvd., Lawton, OK 73505-8304
Contact Karen Bailey
Phone 580/250-5603
Email [email protected]
Description Mission Statement of the Great Plains-Jim Nisbett Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Great Plains Technology Center bound students. Our ultimate goal is to inspire more individuals to continue their education after high school, learn marketable skills, complete their career education at Great Plains Tech Center and successfully enter the workforce.
Region Southwest Oklahoma

Make an online credit card donation to this permanent endowment fund through the secure online giving service provided by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

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United States Field Artillery Association Foundation

The following scholarships are available through the organization.  Apply directly here:  fieldartillery.org/usfaa-scholarships.

All-Star Scholarship Fund - hidden
Contact Amy Ewing-Holmstrom
Phone 580/355-4677
Email [email protected]
Description Consideration for this scholarship is based on academic potential for higher education, personal character and responsibility, and the benefit of financial support to meet his or her educational goals.

Make an online credit card donation to this permanent endowment fund through the secure online giving service provided by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

All-Star Scholarship Fund
Contact Amy Ewing-Holmstrom
Phone 580/355-4677
Email [email protected]
Description Consideration for this scholarship is based on academic potential for higher education, personal character and responsibility, and the benefit of financial support to meet his or her educational goals.

Make an online credit card donation to this permanent endowment fund through the secure online giving service provided by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

General Donald R. Keith Memorial Scholarship Fund
Contact Amy Ewing-Holmstrom
Phone 580/355-4677
Email [email protected]
Description Consideration for this scholarship is based on academic potential for higher education, personal character and responsibility, and the benefit of financial support to meet his or her educational goals.

Make an online credit card donation to this permanent endowment fund through the secure online giving service provided by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

General Jack N. Merritt Scholarship Fund
Contact Amy Ewing-Holmstrom
Phone 580/355-4677
Email [email protected]
Description Consideration for this scholarship is based on academic potential for higher education, personal character and responsibility, and the benefit of financial support to meet his or her educational goals.

Make an online credit card donation to this permanent endowment fund through the secure online giving service provided by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

General J.H. Binford Peay III Scholarship Fund
Contact Amy Ewing-Holmstrom
Phone 580/355-4677
Email [email protected]
Description Consideration for this scholarship is based on academic potential for higher education, personal character and responsibility, and the benefit of financial support to meet his or her educational goals.

Make an online credit card donation to this permanent endowment fund through the secure online giving service provided by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

Dennis J. Reimer Scholarship Fund
Contact Amy Ewing-Holmstrom
Phone 580/355-4677
Email [email protected]
Description Consideration for this scholarship is based on academic potential for higher education, personal character and responsibility, and the benefit of financial support to meet his or her educational goals.

Make an online credit card donation to this permanent endowment fund through the secure online giving service provided by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

U.S. Field Artillery Association Eagle Scholarship Fund
Contact Amy Ewing-Holmstrom
Phone 580/355-4677
Email [email protected]
Description Consideration for this scholarship is based on academic potential for higher education, personal character and responsibility, and the benefit of financial support to meet his or her educational goals.

Make an online credit card donation to this permanent endowment fund through the secure online giving service provided by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

General Carl E. Vuono Scholarship Fund
Contact Amy Ewing-Holmstrom
Phone 580/355-4677
Email [email protected]
Description Consideration for this scholarship is based on academic potential for higher education, personal character and responsibility, and the benefit of financial support to meet his or her educational goals.

Make an online credit card donation to this permanent endowment fund through the secure online giving service provided by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

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Jennifer Stewart, CAP®


Director, Donor Services

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Keaton Van Sickle


Programs Associate