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WOSC FOUNDATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIPS

WESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC.
Scholarship Endowments

Even though an education at Western has been rated as one of the best bargains in the state, a large number of Western's students still demonstrate a need for financial assistance. This contribution directly impacts students. If you are interested in setting up a scholarship endowment, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

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Altus High Alumni Scholarship The Altus Alumni Association has established a scholarship for a deserving Altus High School graduate with a 2.50 GPA or better, enrolling in their first year of studies at Western Oklahoma State College.   General Donate Online
Evelyn Cathryn (Ewing) Fichessen Altus Alumni In memory of Evelyn Cathryn Ewing Fickessen, the Altus Alumni Association has established a scholarship for a deserving Altus High School graduate with a 3.00 GPA and attending or planning to attend Western Oklahoma State College.   General Donate Online
Altus Garden Council The Altus Garden Council established a scholarship endowment to provide educational opportunities for a student majoring in biological science and an interest in botanical studies.   Science Donate Online
ARKLA, Inc. A scholarship endowment has been established in memory of R.W. "Dick" Moore, a long-time employee of ARKLA, Inc. This scholarship is available for a deserving student with a 2.5 or better grade point average.   General Donate Online
AWESOME Ed Drury Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is awarded through the WOSC Rodeo Program therefore, scholarship applications are not necessary.   Rodeo Donate Online
Beth Bevan Memorial Scholarship The Beth Bevan Memorial Scholarship Endowment was initiated in memory of Beth Bevan by her husband, Paul, friends and family members in March 2013. The endowment is a perpetual reminder of Beth Bevan's charity of heart and kindess of spirit. To be considered for selection applicants must be a full time student enrolled or planning to enroll at Western Oklahoma State College pursing a degree in nursing, allied health or any academic field. Priority will be given to applicants pursing a degree in allied health professions. The applicant must have a 2.5 GPA base upon a 4.0 grading scale.   Business Donate Online
B.P.W. Rhoda Belle George The Altus Business and Professional Women's Club and friends have established in memory of Rhoda Belle George a scholarship for a female with a 2.50 or better GPA, majoring in any academic field of study.   General Donate Online
BPOE (The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks) lodge #1226, Altus, OK Lodge The Altus BPOE Lodge #1226 Scholarship Endowment was established in March 2010 to assist a student or students pursuing a degree program in any academic discipline at Western Oklahoma State College. The BPOE Lodge #1226 has been an integral part of this area in poviding benevolence support of the youth of our community as well as vertean services and other benevolent activities.   Business Donate Online
Dee and Iverna Butchee Friends and family of Dee Butchee and Iverna Butchee have established an endowed scholarship in their memory. Dee was a former Regent of Western and he and Iverna were well known in the agriculture communities of southwest Oklahoma. Applicants must pursuing a degree program in the academic area of agriculture or a general education degree program with an emphasis in an agricultural related curriculum.   Agriculture Donate Online
Betty Caswell Memorial Scholarship Roger and Sherry Teigen established a perpetual scholarship in memory of Sherry's mother, Margie Betty Davis Caswell, to assist a student pursuing a degree program in his/her chosen field. The scholarship is to be awarded to a student from Jackson County and will be awarded during the freshman and sophomore years.   General Donate Online
Cecil R. Chesser The Cecil R. Chesser Scholarship Endowment was established in 1996 to honor Cecil R. Chesser, Dean Emeritus of Western Oklahoma State College, for a deserving student with a 3.5 or better GPA, majoring in the academic area of history, journalism or a general education degree with an emphasis in history or journalism.   Business Donate Online
Sue Cooley The Delta Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Eta Chapter established the Sue Cooley Scholarship Endowment in honor of Sue Cooley and her dedication to the Altus Public Schools. To be eligible, a student must be an elementary education major and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.   Education Donate Online
Sam Craig Family and friends of Sam Craig have established an endowed scholarship in his memory for a deserving senior band member from Altus High School. The recipient must hold a minimum GPA of 2.75, enroll in the band program, and maintain the GPA in order to retain the scholarship for the second semester. Contact the Altus High School band director for more information.   Music Donate Online
Velma Robison Memorial Scholarship     Business Donate Online
Beverly and Weaver Creed Endowment To be eligible for the Beverly and Weaver Creed Scholarship a student must be full time and pursuing a degree program in the field of business or other academic fields of study. Business is the first preference and the student must have at least a 2.5 GPA.   Business Donate Online
Barry Davis Scholarship Endowment The Barry and Jo Davis Scholarship was established in memory of Barry Davis, long time rodeo coach at Western Oklahoma State College and Mary Josephine "Jo" Butchee Davis. Jo was an avid supporter of Barry, his rodeo career and the rodeo activities at Western Oklahoma State College. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist a student involved in the collegiate rodeo program.   Rodeo Donate Online
Joseph B. Devenport III Scholarship Endowment The endowment is designed to provide scholarship assistance for single parents attending or planning to attend Western. The scholarship is a perpetual reminder of Mr. Devenport's awareness of the financial hardships for single parents and his appreciation for higher education. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA.   General Donate Online
FCA Scholarship Endowment FCA student organization established this endowment to provide an on-going scholarship program to benefit an outstanding or deserving student participant. The intent is to provide an opportunity for future FCA campus groups to provide additional funding to increase the endowment dollars for an annual scholarship.   General Donate Online
Emory Speer Crow The family of Emory Speer Crow, former Western Regent, established an endowed scholarship in his memory for a deserving student from Harmon County carrying a 3.0 GPA.   General Donate Online
John and Mollie R. Daniel As a bequest from Mollie R. Daniel, the Daniel Scholarship Endowment was established to benefit students attending Western Oklahoma State College. The endowment is a lasting tribute to their devotion to providing scholarship opportunities for deserving students.   General Donate Online
Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Dixon Alyce Dixon Kirchoff and Russell Kirchoff have established an endowed scholarship, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Dixon, for a deserving student employed with Dixon-Kirchoff, Inc. of Hollis, OK. or a dependent of a current employee. The scholarship is also designed for a Harmon county student with a 2.5 or better GPA.   General Donate Online
Lee and Angie Ewing The Lee and Angie Ewing Scholarship Endowment was established through a bequest from the Ewings' Estate in fulfillment of their desire to provide scholarship funding as an expression of further service to their community and the college Lee had attended. The recipient(s) must be a full time student enrolled or planning to enroll at Western in any academic field of study. The student must have and maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average. The scholarship is primarily intended for students in Western's geographic area of service. Another factor will be financial need, although students from outside the geographic area or without financial need may apply.   General Donate Online
Loreta Vaughan Walker and William "Bill" Walker Scholarship Endowment This scholarship was intiated by the children and spouses of their children to honor the Walkers. The recipient(s) must demonstrate strong work ethics, good character, positive attitude and be enrolled or enrolling at Western in any academic field of study. The student(s) must have a 2.5 GPA and have a desire to acheive a four year dgegree program.   General Donate Online
Lucille O. Brewer Memorial Scholarship The scholarship was established through a bequest from the Lucille O. Brewer Estate. The scholarship was established in response to her request and desire to benefit students attending Western Oklahoma State College.   Genral Donate Online
Marsha Carson Memorial Scholarship The scholarship was established in memory of Marsha Carson to provide funding for a student involved in the vocal music program at Western Oklahoma State College.   Music Donate Online
Gamma Mothers Club The Gamma Mothers Club Scholarship was established in 1993 to enhance the education of women with children. This scholarship provides funds for a Western student showing evidence of financial need and enrolled in a degree program in the health care profession. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA.   Medical Donate Online
Eunice Griffin Memorial Scholarship The Eunice Griffin Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established through funding provided to Western Oklahoma State College by the Eunice Griffin Estate Bequest in December of 2009. These funds were given in response to Eunice Griffin's request and desire to establish a scholarship to benefit students attending Western and studying business. To be considered for selection applicants must be a full a time student enrolled or planning to enroll at Western Oklahoma State College pursuing a degree in business. The applicant must have a 2.5 GPA based upon a 4.0 grading scale.   Business Donate Online
Frank A. Haferland Scholarship Endowment To be considered for selection, the student must be enrolled in the aviation program at Southwest Technology Center with an emphasis in Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics. Upon completion of this program at Southwest Technology Center, the scholarship is transferable to Western Oklahoma State College. This scholarship was provided as a perpetual reminder of Mr. Haferland's dedication to aviation and the students.   Aviation Donate Online
Dr. and Mrs. Harold M. Haines Scholarship Endowment A 3.0 GPA is required to receive the Haines Scholarship which was given in their memory by their children. The student should be pursuing a degree in the academic area of Agriculture with an emphasis in Animal Science Pre-Veterinary Medicine.   Agriculture Donate Online
Jennifer Harkins This scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Jennifer Harkins. The recipient must be a graduate from Altus High School, have at least a 3.0 GPA and have exhibited throughout high school an interest in vocational agriculture or art. Special consideration will be given to a candidate who has encountered hardships or challenges in life, and, ideally, has faced life's challenges in the spirit of Jennifer Harkins.  

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Citizens of Vision for Higher Education of Harmon County A group of citizens of Harmon County has joined together to provide scholarship opportunities for an immediate Hollis High School graduate. A one year scholarship is provided for the college of the recipient's choice or two years if the recipient enrolls at Western Oklahoma State College.   General Donate Online
Sue Bryce Hartsell and Henry F. Hartsell, Sr. Memorial Scholarship (Scholarship Information Pending)   Business Donate Online
Roger L. Heath The Western PionAir Flying Club established the Heath Memorial Scholarship to provide scholarship opportunities for students who have completed the Western Private Pilot Ground School, passed the FAA written test, and accepted as a private or commercial flying lab student. Contact the head of the aviation department for details.   Aviation Donate Online
Earl Herron This scholarship was established by family and friends as a tribute to the memory of Earl Herron for his dedication to and support of the Altus High School athletic program. A student must have been involved in a recognized high school athletic track activity, distinguished for that participation and have at least a 2.5 GPA. Contact an Altus High School counselor for more information.   General Donate Online
Jim Holland The WOSC Foundation, Inc. established a scholarship endowment in memory of Jim Holland, longtime college faculty member and southwest Oklahoma educator. To be considered for selection, a student must be pursuing a degree program in the field of teacher education.   Education Donate Online
Jackson County Athletic Hall of Fame Endowment The Jackson County Athletic Hall of Fame established a scholarship to support an outstanding athlete from Jackson County. The student is to attend Western Oklahoma State College.   Atheltics Donate Online
Helon LaGree Western History Scholarship Endowment The endowment was established by the Western Trail Historical Society in recognition of Helon LaGree for her dedication to the Museum of the Western Prairie and the Western Trail Historical Society. The recipient must have a special interest in history, journalism, literature or visual arts. The recipient will work directly with the Museum of the Western Prairie and the history department of Western Oklahoma State College in developing a research project and in addition to the scholarship, the recipient will receive one hour of credit for the research.   Business Donate Online
Zola Long As a bequest from Zola Long, former educator and native of Hobart, Oklahoma, the Zola Long Memorial Scholarship was established through her desire to strengthen education in southwestern Oklahoma. Scholarships will be awarded annually to worthy students attending Western Oklahoma State College.   General Donate Online
Emma Fewell Madden The Emma Fewell Madden Scholarship Endowment was established to honor the memory of Emma Madden, English instructor emeritus at Western Oklahoma State College. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to a non-traditional female student, twenty-five years of age or older, who is returning to college pursuing a degree in English.   Education Donate Online
Richard and Dorothy Maffry Scholarship The Maffrys, professors emeriti of Western, established the scholarship to benefit aviation students attending Western. The intent of the scholarship is to provide supplemental funding to offset the per hour flying cost for aviation students attaining private pilot status and/or advanced status in commercial or instrument rating.   Aviation Donate Online
Waldo T. and Lily Clark Oden Family and friends of Waldo T. and Lily Clark Oden have established an endowed scholarship for a deserving student pursuing a degree in music, fine arts or any other academic area. The student must have at least a 3.5 GPA.  

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Julia Osterhout and Elizabeth Shirley Memorial Scholarship This daughter and mother were dedicated to the education of young women. The young woman from Altus receiving the Julia Osterhout and Elizabeth Shirley Memorial Scholarship must be a full time student planning to attend Western Oklahoma State College. The scholarship will provide funding for the freshman and sophomore years.   General Donate Online
Pioneer Aggie Advisory Club The Pioneer Aggie Advisory Club established a scholarship endowment for second year students at Western who have earned 24 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA and have declared a major in agriculture.   Agriculture Donate Online
President's Partners of Western Oklahoma State College The President's Partners Scholarship Endowment will serve as a permanent endowment to provide scholarship funding to enhance the Western Oklahoma State College Foundation, Inc. annual scholarship program. Applications are not accepted for this enhanced funding resource.   General Donate Online
Red River Federal Credit Union This endowment was established by the Red River Credit Union in 1992 to provide scholarship opportunities at Western for credit union members or their dependents. The student must have at least a 2.5 GPA.   General Donate Online
James Robert (Jim Bob) Redelsperger The James Robert (Jim Bob) Redelsperger Scholarship Endowment was established by family and friends to honor the memory of Jim Bob Redelsperger, a student attending Western. Redelsperger was killed at the age of 20 in an automobile accident. The scholarships will provide financial assistance for students in an agriculture-related field of study. The recipient(s) must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA.   Agriculture Donate Online
Jessie Howard Reynolds Jessie Howard Reynolds, a 1939 alumnus of Altus Junior College, established the scholarship endowment. To be eligible for the scholarship, the recipient must be from this five county area with a major in teacher education and have a 3.0 GPA.   Education Donate Online
Velma Robison Memorial Scholarship      

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Hoyt Shadid The Hoyt Shadid Scholarship was established in memory of the former Altus mayor and member of the Western Board of Regents. To be considered for selection, a student must have at least a 3.0 GPA.   General Donate Online
William N. (Bill) Shafer Scholarship Endowment This endowment was provided by Mr. Shafer through a bequest out of respect for his tenure at Western Oklahoma State College and the students he served. The recipient should be pursuing an associate in applied science degree with an emphasis in engineering and maintain a 2.5 GPA.   Engineering Donate Online
Emily B. Smith The Emily B. Smith Scholarship Endowment was established to honor the memory of Emily Blanton Smith who served as the first Dean of Altus Junior College. The scholarship award is to be presented to a freshman college student planning to attend Western during their sophomore year. The student must be a social science major with an outstanding GPA.   Social Science Donate Online
Roger and Sherry Teigen Scholarship Endowment Having a love for entrepreneurship, Roger and Sherry Teigen established this scholarship to recognize and assist student(s) attending Western who demonstrate interest in or exemplify examples of entrepreneurship. The full time student should pursue a degree program in business and specifically demonstrate an interest in entrepreneurship.   Business Donate Online
Roger and Sherry Teigen Altus High School Scholarship Endowment The scholarship is to be awarded annually to a student graduating from Altus High School and will be for the freshman year only. Roger and Sherry Teigen established this scholarship out of their own special interest for Altus High School and the desire to provide the initial incentive for a deserving student to move forward with independent commitment in higher education at Western Oklahoma State College.   Business Donate Online
Sherry Teigen Business Scholarship The scholarship was established in memory of Sherry Teigen who lived an example of outstanding leadership in business and was a role model for all she worked with. The scholarship(s) will be awarded to an exceptional female student(s) that demonstrate an interest in business and especially entrepreneurship.   Business Donate Online
Miss Jess and Miss Ola Thaggard Jack and Clifford Thaggard established an endowment as a reminder of two great women who served their family and community in the pioneer spirit. The student must be pursuing a degree in the academic area of business and carrying a 2.5 GPA.   Business Donate Online
E.F. and L.V. Walker The E.F. and L.V. Walker scholarship Endowment was established is memory of E.F. Walker and in honor of L.V. Walker who had a total of 90 years of combined teaching experience. The scholarship will be awarded to one male student and one female student carrying a 2.5 GPA.   Business Donate Online
Jack and Jewell Walker Scholarship Endowment To be considered for selection, the student must be a full time student enrolled or planning to enroll at Western pursuing a degree in the area of aviation or a general education degree program. The scholarship was established through a bequest by the Jack and Jewell Walker estate for their appreciation of Western Oklahoma State College.   Business Donate Online
Mr. and Mrs. C.W. West Scholarship Endowment Ruth Tigert established the scholarship in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. West. The scholarship is designed to provide scholarship funding in music for students at Western. First preference is for vocal music; second preference is for instrumental music and availability for general education purposes.  

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Western Ambassador (President's Leadership) Scholarship

Western Ambassadors are a select group of student representatives chosen by a panel composed of Western students, faculty, staff, and administrative personnel. The Western Ambassadors participate in public appearances, tours, and media events. Leadership and public speaking training and opportunities are provided. For complete qualifying information about the Western Ambassadors, contact the office of development and or the public information office.

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Western Artist Association The Western Artist Association of Altus, Oklahoma, established an endowment in 1991. Additional funds were contributed in memory of Louis Given to establish the scholarship for regularly enrolled students of the art department at Western.   General Donate Online
The Misty Michelle Wallace Family and friends of Misty Michelle Wallace established an endowed scholarship as a memorial to Misty. This scholarship is designed to provide funds each year for a deserving senior athlete from Blair High School. Contact the Blair High School counselor for more information.   General Donate Online
Zella O. Brunk Wilson The Zella O. Brunk Wilson estate established this scholarship endowment to enable generations of young people to have the opportunity to achieve their desired goals in higher education. Special consideration will be given students pursuing a degree program in the field of elementary education.   Education Donate Online
Georgia M. Winton As a bequest from Miss Winton's estate, the Georgia M. Winton endowment was established to provide scholarship opportunities for a student participating in a general field of music study.   Fine Arts Donate Online
WOSC Nursing Club The WOSC Nursing Club Scholarship Endowment was established to benefit nursing students and provide a vehicle in which future nursing club members, nursing faculty, alumni and friends of the WOSC nursing program could contribute additional funds to the ongoing growth of the endowment. Contact the head of the nursing department for details.   Medical Donate Online
WOSC Agriculture Scholarship The WOSC Agriculture Scholarship Endowment was established in February 2008 by the WOSC Foundation, Inc. from proceeds of the sale of the foundation owned rodeo arena property and undesignated foundation funds. The scholarship was created by the foundation in support of the Western Oklahoma State College Agriculture program and designated for students enrolled in an agriculture related field of study.   Agriculture Donate Online
WOSC Rodeo Scholarship The WOSC Rodeo Scholarship Endowment was established in February 2008 by the WOSC Foundation, Inc. from proceeds of the sale of the foundation owned rodeo arena property and undesignated foundation funds. The scholaship was created by the foundation in support of the Western Oklahoma State College Rodeo program.   Rodeo Donate Online
WOSC Alumni Association Hall of Fame Alumni Association Website
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