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Enid Higher Ed scholarships still available for fall 2022 semester

The Enid Higher Education Council (EHEC) is seeking applications for the Enid Higher Education Council Scholarship. Qualified students attending NOC Enid or NWOSU Enid could receive a $1500 award if enrolled full-time or a $750 award if enrolled part-time this fall semester.

The scholarship is established through the generous support of the Enid Higher Education Council, Inc. along with numerous businesses and individuals in the Enid area.  The establishment of this fund provides students an opportunity to pursue their higher education goals in Enid.

The purpose of this restricted endowment fund is to assist students with financial support as they begin their college careers at NOC Enid and continue their seamless education with Northwestern Oklahoma State University Enid.

Candidates must attend NOC Enid and plan to transfer to Northwestern Oklahoma State University Enid.  The recipient must reside within a 50-mile radius of Enid, be a full or part-time student with a declared degree program offered at NOC Enid and have a 2.50 GPA or higher.  Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need, scholarship aptitude, and achievement.

So far during the 2021-2024 scholarship campaign drive, the Enid Higher Education Council exceeded its goal of $250,000 under the direction of Dr. Jim W. Strate, EHEC Scholarship Committee Chair.  EHEC has received donations and pledge commitments totaling over $350,00.00 for the current four-year campaign. “We are so blessed to have over 20 new businesses and community leaders support our EHEC scholarship campaign,” said Dr. Jim Strate. “Thanks to everyone believing in our mission and supporting higher education in the Enid community, we have surpassed our goal as of June 1.”

For nearly 20 years, NOC, NWOSU, and community leaders in Enid have enjoyed a partnership centered on higher education as well as community and economic development.

Since 2003, EHEC has undergone numerous scholarship campaign drives and received over $908,000 in contributions.

EHEC has expensed a total of $190,479 in direct scholarship awards to both NOC Enid and NWOSU Enid.  Additionally, since 2011, the council has disbursed a total of $660,000 directly to these two higher education institutional foundations to establish both a temporary and permanent endowment funds.

Scholarship recipients are selected by the scholarship committees at both campuses with input from the Enid Higher Education Council. Candidates must complete the online application through the scholarship office at NOC –  or at NWOSU – Scholarships | Northwestern Oklahoma State University (

To learn more about this program, contact Mr. Jeremy Hise, vice president at NOC Enid, at (580) 548-2393 or; or Dr. Wayne McMillin, Dean at NWOSU – Enid Campus, at (580) 213-311 or