Oklahoma Hall of Fame offers scholarships

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Scholarship Competition provides an opportunity for Oklahoma high school students to earn cash scholarships and tuition grants for college. With more than $4 million available to students statewide, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame offers at least eight $1,000 awards in each county to students who earn high scores on an Oklahoma history and geography examination.

“This program is designed to reward Oklahoma students who have taken an interest in the rich history of our great state,” said Shannon L. Rich, Oklahoma Hall of Fame & Gaylord-Pickens Museum president and CEO. “We hope that it also encourages our students to stay in state to attend college and remain here to live and work after receiving their degrees.”

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, Southern Nazarene University, Rose State College, Tulsa Community College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma have made tuition waivers available in all 77 counties. Bacone College is offering a four-year, full tuition waiver for every county in Oklahoma.

The test will be given March 12 at 13 locations across the state. Students in grades nine through 12 are eligible to take the exam, and all students must pre-register by Feb. 26. A study guide is available online to help students prepare for the exam at oklahomahof.com.