What’s Happening @OCCF

Second Quarter Investment Results

The investment performance for the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s pooled investments for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2016, was 1.0 percent. For detailed investment results and our 2016 Investment Report, please click here.

$81,038 Awarded to 24 Rural Oklahoma Public Schools

The Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation recently awarded $81,038 in grants to 24 public schools in rural Oklahoma through the Classroom Enhancement Grant program. The grants will enhance learning opportunities for students in the areas of science, literacy and arts and humanities.

“We are pleased to award these grants to provide opportunities to rural Oklahoma students,” said Nancy B. Anthony, president of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, which administers the grant program. “Carolyn Watson was a longtime resident of Coalgate and through this program, she wanted to help broaden the horizons for students living in rural Oklahoma.”

The Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation was established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in 1995 by the late Carolyn Watson, longtime CEO and chairman of Shamrock Bank, N.A. Since its inception, more than $980,000 in grants have been awarded through two grant programs to improve the quality of life in designated rural Oklahoma communities. In addition, a scholarship program offers awards of up to $10,000 per academic year for high school seniors graduating from rural Oklahoma schools. For more information visit occf.org/ruraloklahoma.

Oklahoma City Community Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Open Online

occfawWe are pleased to announce that scholarship applications for the 2017-18 academic year are now being accepted online at occf.academicworks.com. Home to more than 110 online scholarships, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation provides more than $1.5 million in scholarships annually to students across Oklahoma through the largest independent scholarship program in the state.

Scholarships are available statewide for graduating high school seniors, enrolled college or career tech students, students serving in the military and more. Students in all 77 Oklahoma counties may be eligible to apply for scholarships. Applications opened October 1 and deadlines vary, with most closing January-April 2017.

Apply today at occf.academicworks.com.