The Edmond Sun

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March 2, 2011

$500,000 in scholarships available to Oklahoma students

EDMOND — The Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Museum’s Scholarship Competition provides an opportunity for Oklahoma high school students to earn cash scholarships and tuition grants for college. With more than $500,000 available to students statewide, the association offers $1,000 in cash or grants to students in each county who earn high scores on an Oklahoma history and geography examination.  

Individual donors and Oklahoma colleges and universities provide the cash scholarships and tuition grants in the counties of their choice. In addition to schools statewide offering tuition grants to students in various counties, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma Christian University, Bacone College and the University of Science and Arts have made tuition waivers available in all 77 counties.

The test will be given April 2 at 16 locations across the state. Students in grades nine through 12 are eligible to take the exam, and all students must pre-register by March 23. A study guide is available to help students prepare for the exam.

In addition to the Oklahoma Heritage Scholarship Competition, the Oklahoma Heritage Association offers the four-year, $10,000 John W. and Mary D. Nichols Scholarship. The Nichols scholarship is given to a high school senior who has not only demonstrated that he or she has paid attention in Oklahoma history classes, but also excelled in academics, citizenship and leadership. The student also must commit to attend college in Oklahoma. Students must be nominated for the scholarship by an adult, and the deadline is Friday.

To see a list of scholarships available in each county, to register for the test, to download a study guide or to download the Nichols Scholarship nomination form, visit www.oklahomaheritage.com or call 235-4458. For information about becoming a scholarship donor, call Gini Moore Campbell, director of publications and education, at 523-3202.

 

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