The Oklahoma City Community Foundation recently announced Barnsdall High School graduate Michael McGill is a recipient of the Dr. Eugene S. Briggs Memorial Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. He is attending Oklahoma State University pursuing a degree in animal sciences and husbandry.


The Lions Clubs of Oklahoma established the Dr. Eugene S. Briggs Memorial Scholarship at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in honor of fellow Oklahoma Lion and past president of Lions Club International, Dr. Briggs. Oklahoma high school graduating seniors who have received an endorsement from a local Lions Club are eligible to apply for the $1,000 award.


In total, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation awarded more than $1.9 million in scholarships to 640 students throughout the state for the 2017-18 academic year. The scholarships were established by a variety of donors to help students further their education beyond high school.


Graduating seniors from all 77 Oklahoma counties may be eligible to apply for scholarships for the upcoming year. Online applications open Oct. 1, 2017. To learn more about the scholarships available through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, visit occf.academicworks.com.


About the Oklahoma City Community Foundation


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.