LAWTON – The Lawton Community Foundation awarded Elgin High School seniors Jadance Black and Garrett Cooper a total of $8,000 to pursue their educational goals beyond high school.
Black and Cooper are two of 16 Lawton-area seniors receiving a total of $35,500 in scholarships through the Lawton Community Foundation this spring. Black will receive the Lawton Noon Lions Club Scholarship, a $1,500 scholarship awarded annually for four years to students attending Cameron University. “I’ve always wanted to make a difference in my community,” said Black. “When I learned about all the great work the Lawton Noon Lions Club does, I was very impressed. It is an honor to be selected by them as this year’s scholarship recipient. I hope to one day serve my patients like they serve the community.”
Cooper was selected as a Lawton Community Foundation Scholarship recipient for the 2020-2021 academic year and will receive a one-year award of $2,000 to use at any academically accredited educational institution in the United States. Community Foundation Scholars are selected by the applicant’s commitment to education and community.
“We are immensely proud of the academic achievements and community involvement of these young people,” said David Towe, president of the Lawton Community Foundation Board of Trustees. “We are especially thankful for our donors whose generosity allowed us to increase our scholarship funds to exceed $35,000 this year. It is with their support that we are able to continue to grow our scholarship program and support these students on their educational journey.”
Find a complete list of 2020-21 Law- ton Community Foundation scholarship recipients at lawtoncf.org. If you would like to learn more about the Lawton Community Foundation, or you would like to establish a scholarship endowment fund, please call (580) 353-4747.
An affiliate of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, the Lawton Community Foundation was established in 1999 to support the charitable interests of Lawton and the surrounding area. Since its inception, the Lawton Community Foundation has reinvested more than $6.2 million back into the community through scholarships, community grants and annual distributions to charitable organizations. For more information on the Lawton Community Foundation, please visit www.lawtoncf.org