The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has selected 160 Central Oklahoma high school graduating seniors to receive $480,000 in scholarships through the Community Foundation Scholars program. This is the largest amount awarded to Community Foundation Scholars since the program’s inception.
“We are excited to help so many talented young people take this step forward in their lives,” said Trisha Finnegan, president and CEO of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. “Our trustees, donors and community partners know this group we honor today will be the leaders of tomorrow, and we are proud to offer our support in their higher education journey.”
This program is available to students attending 54 metro-area high schools participating in the Community Foundation’s Central Oklahoma High School Counselor Network.
“Scholarships like these help our students, who have mostly been dreaming about going to college, to see a bigger reality for their educational future,” said Lindsay Williams, Edmond North High School Counselor. “The Community Foundation Scholars program not only helps students financially but also provides some of the life skills they will need as they head to college.”
The Community Foundation Scholars program is just one of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation scholarship opportunities that benefit more than 800 students with a total of $3.4 million yearly. This particular award goes to students who are active in their communities and who may be the first in their families to attend college. Community Foundation Scholars will receive $3,000 each for the 2023-2024 academic year.