The Edmond Sun

June 14, 2013

UCO awards leadership scholarships to local students


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma recently awarded the President’s Leadership Scholarship and the Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Scholarship to multiple Edmond residents recognizing their demonstrated talent and distinguished achievement in leadership, citizenship, service and communication.           

President’s Leadership Scholarship recipients include Bishop McGuinness High School graduate Sheyla Rabei and Edmond Memorial High School graduate Lexi Banister.           

Recipients of the President’s Leadership Scholarship receive a $3,500 tuition waiver and half the cost of on-campus housing and meal plans for four years, and will also serve on the President’s Leadership Council.           

The recipients of the LOT Scholarship are Edmond Memorial High School graduate Christen Hickey and Edmond North High School Rebekah Murphy.

LOT Scholarship recipients receive a $2,000 tuition waiver and a $500 book fee waiver for four years.           

“These students were chosen from over 1,400 applicants and are some of the top student leaders in the state. We are very proud to have them here at Central,” said Jarrett Jobe, executive director of Student Leadership Programs at Central.           

 Interviewed personally by Central faculty and staff leaders from the university’s leadership scholarship programs, 21 incoming freshmen were awarded the LOT Scholarship, and 26 incoming freshmen were awarded the President’s Leadership Scholarship.

New PLC and LOT members enroll in Central’s annual fall leadership class “Lessons in Leadership,” where students hear from state and national leaders who share their unique experiences and offer insights about leadership and work in teams to complete service projects.

PLC and LOT members also attend their respective council’s monthly meetings to discuss individual projects including volunteer opportunities and work together with their council to help plan and organize prominent campus activities.

PLC members are asked to be actively involved in at least two student organizations, and LOT members are asked to be involved in at least one student organizations. Members of both scholarships are also required to complete 12 service hours a semester.