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2017 MTC Students Receive Memorial Scholarships
November 17, 2017

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.

For more information or to enroll visit or contact a career counselor by phone at (405) 377-3333 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.

Photo caption: Students from Meridian Technology Center recently received the Otha Grimes Memorial Scholarship from the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. Bottom row from left to right are Tyler Williams, Rory Perkins, Brandi Arreola and Heather Murphy. Top row from left to right are Josie Lathrop, Jayme Hilligoss and Morgan Pingleton.

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