STILLWATER, Okla. – The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education recently awarded nine students from Meridian Technology Center the Otha Grimes Memorial Scholarship.
Adult students receiving this honor are Nikkita Bagwell, Guthrie; Jayme Hilligoss, Cushing; Heather Murphy, Ponca City and Stillwater students Rory Perkins, Brandi Arreola, Tyler Williams, Josie Lathrop, Miranda Rich and Morgan Pingleton.
The scholarship’s namesake, Otha Grimes, was actively involved in agriculture, oil and gas production, and civic programs throughout the state. Grimes served as a member of the board of directors for the CareerTech Foundation.
The Otha Grimes Memorial Scholarship is reserved for adult students who may not qualify for other scholarship opportunities or student assistance programs. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of commitment exhibited by the recipient. Awards range from $300 to $600 and are unrestricted with respect to the occupational area. Funds can be used to assist winners with tuition, books and other direct expenses incurred for training.
Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, Business and Industry services and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts.