Locals receive scholarships

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation recently awarded scholarships to three Alfalfa County high school graduates through the state’s largest independent scholarship program. Jade Hatch and Thomas Stanley Jr. from Cherokee High School and Zeb McCollum from Timberlake High School received a total of $6,000 in scholarships for 2020-21.

Hatch is a recipient of the Oklahoma Youth With Promise Scholarship, a $3,000 award offered to students who were in foster care at the time of high school graduation. Hatch plans to attend the University of Central Oklahoma this fall.

Stanley is a recipient of the Garner-Stocker Foundation Scholarship, a $1,000 award offered to Taco Mayo employees and vendors as well as their dependents. He plans to attend Northern Oklahoma College this fall.

Timberlake High School graduate Zeb McCollum received the Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors: Professionally Engineering the Future Scholarship, an award up to $6,000 offered to third-, fourth- and fifth-year students pursuing degrees in engineering or engineering technology from a university in Oklahoma. McCollum will pursue undergraduate studies at Oklahoma State University.

Graduating seniors from all 77 Oklahoma counties may be eligible to apply for scholarships for the upcoming year. Online applications open Oct. 1, 2020. To learn more about the scholarships available through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, visit occf.org/scholarships. Founded in 1969, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that works with donors throughout the state to create charitable funds that will benefit our community both now and in the future. To learn more about the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, visit www.occf.org.

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