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Brandi Mertens

High School Scholarship Chair


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Deborah Johnson

Primary Provider Scholarship Chair


The founding Members of Women of the South had a vision to provide higher educational opportunities for women who do not have sufficient resources to attend a college or university. That vision became a reality in 1995 when Women of the South (WOS) was founded. The two scholarship programs available are: an Associate Degree scholarship to Oklahoma City Community College for women who are the sole or primary providers of their household, and a scholarship for young women graduating from a south Oklahoma City area high school.


Primary Provider Scholarships


WOS Primary Provider scholarships are available to women who are the sole or primary providers of their household. Recipients of this scholarship will receive funding from Women of the South towards obtaining an associate degree from Oklahoma City Community College. The scholarship includes tuition, fees, and books paid directly to the college. A recipient must be a primary provider who possesses a high school diploma or equivalent, resides in the south Oklahoma City metropolitan area and falls within the financial income requirements.  Applications accepted at anytime. WOS has awarded numerous primary provider scholarships since its inception.


Applications are accepted March 1st through April 1st and October 1st through October 31st. Click the following link to apply.  OCCC Academicworks. 


High School Scholarships


WOS awards scholarships to young women graduating from high schools located in south Oklahoma City and Moore. Senior women students from the following high schools are eligible to apply for the scholarships: Capitol Hill High School, Southeast High School, U.S. Grant High School, Westmoore High School, Moore High School, South Moore High School, Western Heights High School, Santa Fe South, Crooked Oak High School and Mount St. Mary Catholic High School.


Recipients will receive a $2,000.00 annual scholarship, with $1,000.00 paid each semester. The recipient must be entering an Oklahoma college or university as a first-time freshman in the fall following their senior year in high school. A grade point average of 2.5 is required to apply for the scholarship. The award is determined on the basis of financial need, school and community honors, extracurricular activities and academic achievement.


The scholarship application and the accompanying documentation deadline is February 28th. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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