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Alva High School Scholarships

Alva State Bank and Trust Company Scholarship
This endowment was established in 2006 by Alva State Bank and Trust Company in an effort to benefit the economic standing of northwest Oklahoma by investing in a top quality student from Alva High School to attend college at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Applicants must be an entering freshman with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Roger Hackler Memorial Scholarship
Roger Hackler was a member of the junior class at Northwestern when he died in a tragic industrial accident. He was above average in scholastic achievement, but his most notable attribute was his ready wit and engaging personality. His senior year at Alva High School he was voted by his peers as the “Friendliest Boy”. This scholarship honors an Alva High School senior who best exemplifies the characteristics of Roger Hackler. The recipient must have a 2.5 GPA and be active in high school activities.

Norville D. and Georgia Ann Johnson Scholarship
The Norville D. and Georgia Anne Johnson Scholarship was endowed in 1997 in honor of the couple. Georgia was a ’52 alumna of Northwestern. She and her husband were lifelong leaders of the Alva business community. The scholarship gives back to the community the Johnsons loved. It is awarded to selected graduating seniors from Alva High School who have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Fred Neuman Scholarship
The Alva Boys’ Choir, a volunteer vocal group for young male singers, has been conducted by Fred Neuman, Alva music store operator, for 36 years. The organization is recognized both within the city and well beyond for the wholesome experiences it provides for its members and for its positive representation of the community. Parents of members and former singers with the group established a scholarship fund to honor Neuman. The fund has grown through subsequent contributions and interest. The award is intended for a music major from Alva High School who has at least a 2.5 GPA.

Knox Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Knox were career teachers who led students of Woods County and Alva in particular by both their instruction and their example. This scholarship was established by family and friends at the time of their fatal accident. This scholarship is awarded to a senior at Alva High School who will major in Science or Elementary Education, alternating each year. When the Knox’s passed away in a fatal accident, their family and friends established this scholarship.

Deidra Palmer Scholarship
Deidra Palmer was a graduating senior of Alva High School when she was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Because her dream of obtaining a college education was ended, her parents established this scholarship in her honor. This scholarship is awarded to an Alva High School graduating senior who will major in Mass Communications, Journalism, or English.

C.W. and Grace Wisdom Scholarship
This endowment was established in 2006 by C.W. and Grace Wisdom. C.W. and Grace Wisdom, owners of Alva State Bank since 1957, moved to Alva from Okeene where they owned and continue to own the First National Bank. Grace took over operation of the bank after the death of C.W. in 1993. The Wisdoms have been very supportive of Northwestern in many facets and believe this scholarship will make a positive difference in the lives of many students. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an Alva High School student desiring to enter the health care professional field at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

 

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