Who Can Apply:
- Must be residents of rural Oklahoma counties (excludes 16 metropolitan counties in the Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Lawton Metropolitan Statistical Area as defined by the U.S. Census. The following counties are excluded: Comanche, Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma, Creek, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner.).
- Graduating seniors of Oklahoma high schools (students who complete graduation requirements through home schooling are eligible) and demonstrate high academic capacity as evidenced by a GPA ≥ 3.25.
- Exceptional ability and excels beyond the local high school environment in one of the following areas must be demonstrated by the nominee: (1) arts and humanities, (2) science and engineering or (3) community leadership.
Submission: Please write about one of the following topics. Please limit to 500 words: (1) Describe a character from a book or play that you would trade places with, and explain why? (2) If you were a scientist today, what would you hope to discover and why? (3) Some people believe that students aren’t learning enough in high school. Should school standards be higher? Explain your answer using specific reasons and examples.
Deadline: March 1, 2022