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|
|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.
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 email@example.com for more information or to schedule a classroom session.
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.