WEOKIE Foundation

WEOKIE Foundation Awards $50,000 in College Scholarships


Oklahoma City, OK – On Saturday, March 16, the WEOKIE Foundation will award 25 graduating high school seniors a combined $50,000 in college scholarships. Each of the 25 recipients will receive a $2,000 scholarship for their continued college education. The winners were selected from more than 550 applications received.

     
Luke Schwartz Bishop McGuinness High School
Brandon Trachtenberg Casady School
Alyx Parrott Cashion High School
Ashtyn Ball Choctaw High School
Dylan Russell Deer Creek High School
Jacqueline Hui Deer Creek High School
Madison Lupu Deer Creek High School
Paige Ifland Deer Creek High School
Aubyn Hatchett Dibble High School
Grace Fox Edmond Memorial High School
Anne Entz Edmond Memorial High School
Arden Hearne Edmond Santa Fe High School
Akash Guruswamy Edmond Santa Fe High School
Emilia Kelly Edmond Santa Fe High School
Aakansha Dalal Edmond Santa Fe High School
Jordyn McDonald Jones High School
Chloe Morrison Moore High School
Joel Adkins Norman North High School
Ashlyn Walck Norman North High School 
Howard Zhong Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
Kevin Wiafe Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
Yadin Joseph Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
Ashlyn Varghese Putnam City North 
Jantzen Griswold Southwest Covenant Schools
Rose Nguyen Western Heights High School


The scholarship winners were selected through an essay writing contest. Each student had to submit an essay answering the following: Identify an opportunity to improve things in your community and describe solutions that you believe will address the problem. What specific changes would you make and what do you believe the impact will be? Please explain. Applications were open to all graduating seniors in Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma, and Pottawatomie counties.

The WEOKIE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. The Foundation provides a formal avenue of charitable giving for WEOKIE Credit Union and offers financial education and scholarship opportunities to Oklahoma City and surrounding communities. The Foundation is governed by an appointed volunteer Board of Directors.

The goal of the Foundation is to promote WEOKIE’s commitment to social responsibility and to educate credit union members and the community so they are able to make better financial choices.

 

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Money Talks Financial Education

The WEOKIE Foundation has developed a no-cost Money Talks Financial Education program designed to teach youth how to manage money wisely. The financial literacy program focuses on classroom lessons, presentations and seminars in grades 2-12 to help students understand financial responsibilities and encourage them to make smart decisions as they become more financially accountable.

Contact our Education Department at education@weokie.org for more information or to schedule a classroom session.

 

Golf Tournament

The Foundation golf tournament raises money for scholarships for graduating high school seniors and to promote financial literacy in the Oklahoma City metro area. In addition, The Foundation also donates to numerous local and national charities.