The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education recently awarded eight students from Meridian Technology Center the Otha Grimes Memorial Scholarship.
Adult students receiving this honor are Nicole Aase, Blackwell; Jonna Davenport, Perry; Amanda Harrell, Glencoe; Brittany White, Morrison; Samantha Fletcher, Ripley; and Stillwater students Katie Lyon, Candice Norris and Jayden Steele.
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 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.