OACC awards one scholarship per Oklahoma Community College each year and is a $500 per semester tuition waiver (totaling $1,000 for the year). The scholarship was awarded to 14 high school seniors with a requirement that students must have a 3.5 GPA and plan to attend an Oklahoma Community College in the 2012-2013 as full time students.
Curnutt is a Wister High School senior and the daughter of Sheriff Bruce Curnutt and Francine Curnutt, and will be attend CASC in the fall.
Melana Matlock, the Poteau ETS Coordinator, explained that she highly encouraged all the seniors participating in ETS to apply for the OACC scholarship.
“Callie took the time to apply and was rewarded for her efforts,” said Matlock. “She is a deserving student, and we are pleased she got this scholarship.”
Dr. Brandon Webb, CASC President, stated he is always excited to know quality students have made the decision to become part of Carl Albert State College.
“We look forward to Callie becoming a full time CASC student, and we extend our congratulations to her on receiving the OACC award,” he said.
The ETS program at Carl Albert State College is housed at both the Poteau and Sallisaw campuses. The Poteau campus grant is for $306,752 and the Sallisaw grant is $230,000 annually for five years.
TRiO programs are 100 percent federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and ETS currently serves 650 students through the Poteau program and 600 through the Sallisaw program.