NOC Tonkawa awards leadership scholarships

Northern Oklahoma College has awarded Presidential Leadership Scholarships to eight high school seniors that will attend NOC Tonkawa this fall.

Planning to attend NOC Tonkawa in Fall 2020 are Dailyn Emery, Blackwell; Taylor Phillips, Ponca City; Gavin Riddle, Pond Creek-Hunter; Kassidy Williamson, Tonkawa; and Ty Scherman, Frontier.

Each student’s scholarship in the amount of $28,000 for two years will be applied toward tuition, fees, books, on-campus resident housing and meal plan. Applicants must maintain at least a 3.25 grade-point average per semester and enroll in 12 credit hours each semester in an associate degree program.

Ashton Linton, Tonkawa; Madison Kincaid, Blackwell; and Rachael Chatterji, Enid, have been selected as a State Regents Academic Scholar, the highest honor given by Northern to students who have demonstrated academic leadership in their high school.

The State Regents Academic Scholarship, established by the state legislature and governor in 1988 and operated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, offers a full tuition waiver plus $1100 a semester to cover all major expenses for four years or eight semesters as long as the student attends an Oklahoma institution participating in the program.

“These are extremely valuable and prestigious scholarships that provide funding for two years of college at Northern. It is a very competitive process to be selected,” Dr. Cheryl Evans, NOC president, said. “In addition to having an outstanding academic record, the students must be active leaders in their schools and communities, and they must shine in a formal interview with the selection committee.”

“I always look forward to working with the members of the President’s Leadership Council as these amazing young people represent our institution at many public functions and also provide me with student perspectives on important issues. I’m very proud of all these students for being chosen as PLC members,” Evans said.

To complete a scholarship application for the 2021-22 academic year, visit www.noc.edu/scholarships or contact Kerri Gray, institutional scholarship coordinator, at 580.628.6760.