The winner of the twelfth annual Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship is Madisyn E. Myers from Omega, Okla.
“Ms. Myers is a high-achieving, go-the-distance type of individual who, even as a teenager, has made a positive, lasting difference in her West Oklahoma community,” said Gini Moore Campbell, Oklahoma Hall of Fame vice president.
The $6,000 scholarship, awarded over a four-year period, is based on the student’s leadership roles, civic/community involvement, academic achievement and knowledge and pride of our great state. Myers has a 4.0, takes college-level courses at Redlands Community College, and has been class president three out of four years at Lomega High School where she also runs cross country. She is active with the FFA, the Lomega Food Bank and founded Beef for the Bank, a nonprofit that has donated more than 1,000 pounds of ground beef to local food banks. In her application, Myers wrote:
“In the second year of my nonprofit, the cost of feeding cattle jumped by more than 40 percent. I had no money to pay for the extra costs… I hatched a plan to make up the difference. I made and sold 150 jars of jam and apple butter. I sold out in a matter of days thanks to the support of my community.”
Myers is planning on attending Oklahoma State University and majoring in nutritional sciences with a minor in Spanish. She then plans to earn her medical degree at the University of Oklahoma and become a pediatrician serving families in Blaine County.
“I would love the opportunity to give back to the state that has given so much to me,” said Ms. Myers.
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame awards the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship to one Oklahoma high school senior each year.
To be considered, students must:
- Be a current high school senior who attends an Oklahoma public, private, charter, or homeschool.
- Commit to attending an Oklahoma college or university.
- Be nominated by teachers, administrators, or any other adult not related to the student.
The scholarship fund was created predominantly by the personal donations of Oklahoma Hall of Fame Members who seek to encourage and inspire the next generation of Oklahoma leaders. Scholarship applications are due Friday, October 7, 2022. Please visit OklahomaHOF.com/Scholarships for more information and to access the scholarship application.
For more information about the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship and other scholarships offered by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, contact Gini Moore Campbell, vice president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame preserves Oklahoma’s history by telling Oklahoma’s story through its people. Founded in 1927, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame was created to honor Oklahomans who had given outstanding service to the state during their lifetime and to provide educational programming for students of all ages. Being inducted to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in Oklahoma’s Highest Honor. Through exhibits and experiences at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame stands to preserve Oklahoma’s unique history while promoting pride in our great state. For more information about the Oklahoma Hall of Fame or Gaylord-Pickens Museum, visit www.oklahomahof.com or call 405.235.4458.