Oklahoma City Community Foundation Awards $368,000 in Scholarships to 184 Metro Area High School Students

Students at the OCCF office.
Community Foundation Scholars from Westmoore High School and their guidance counselor Carol Carter were one of 54 high schools to attend the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s annual scholarship luncheons April 2-5.

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation recently awarded $368,000 in scholarships to 184 graduating seniors from 54 central Oklahoma high schools. Awarded through the Community Foundation Scholars program, the scholarships are a portion of more than $2 million that the Oklahoma City Community Foundation will award to students throughout Oklahoma this year.

“It is thanks to our generous donors and their continued support for education that the Community Foundation remains the state’s largest independent scholarship provider,” said Nancy B. Anthony, Oklahoma City Community Foundation President. “In our 50th anniversary year, we’re especially thrilled to celebrate our New Opportunities Scholars class of 2019, which is made up of 89 students who will be the first in their family to attend college.””

Through the Community Foundation Scholars program, graduating seniors from 54 central Oklahoma high schools may apply for scholarships. Recipients include students who may not be eligible for the most competitive academic scholarships, but are good students and actively serve their communities, as well as students who will be the first in their family to attend college. Each recipient will receive a $2,000 award for the 2019-2020 academic year.

To ensure students are eligible for the awards, each school’s guidance counselor must participate in the Central Oklahoma Guidance Counselor Network, a free program that provides training opportunities on college admissions and financial aid practices.

Following are the Community Foundation Scholar recipients for the 2019-20 academic year: (View photos at Facebook.com/OCCFScholarships)

ASTEC Charter School: Manuel Arredondo, Edith Contreras, Brandon Lopez, Hector Ramirez, Jessica Rodriguez, Angie Santizo, Sandy Trinh, Evelyn Vega
Bethany High School: Jayden Burchette, Jose Ramos
Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School: Corie Naifeh
Capitol Hill High School: Diana De Lara, Josselyn Espinoza, Paea Fifita, Fernando Garcia-Avila, Yasmin Martinez, Javier Perez, Carmen Rivera, Evelyn Venzor
Carl Albert High School: Donovan England, Jasmine Jackson, Christian Lanham
Casady School: Peyton Walter
Choctaw High School: Jeffrey Herzog, Briza Interiano, Heath Limke
Christian Heritage Academy: Clancy Bruce
Classen School of Advanced Studies: Valeria Aguilar, Alexis Cisneros, Aliana Head, Ericka Herrera, Sadaf Iranpour, Don Nguyen, Ethan Noble, Nguyet Phan, Gerardo Ramirez-Perez
Community Christian School: Elijah Green
Crooked Oak High School: Arat Calderon, Carina Gonzales, Kevin Minjarez, Alicia Reyes
Crossings Christian School: Kailey Stockton
Deer Creek High School: Inez Henson, Taylor Spencer, Alex Szallar
Del City High School: Angela Ha, Amara Martin, Jordan Snell
Douglass High School: Dominic Knight
Dove Science Academy OKC: Kenneth Halstied
Edmond Memorial High School: Cara Feuerborn, Andrea Martinez, Kynnedy Moore, Seth Osborne, Emily Sheehan
Edmond North High School: Sajin Poos, Lauren Ross, Emma White
Edmond Santa Fe High School: Emily Gresh, Vivian Guan, Omar Hassan, Taylor Hendrix, Yasmeen Hernandez, Thu Nguyen, Molly Williams
El Reno High School: Jadie Hokett, Mariana Moreno, Dallas Vandiver
Emerson Alternative: Quin Rogan
Guthrie High School: Bailey Cornwell, Amaari Daniels, Karrah Dean
Harding Charter Preparatory School: Cody Cummins, Osmara Diaz, Brenda Rodarte, Duy Vo
Harding Fine Arts Academy: Gideon Morris, Lexie Sapp
Harrah High School: Kyle Knoch
Heritage Hall: Emily Pearson
John Marshall High School: Christiana Bakare
Jones High School: Kason Cathey, Dakota Doupe, Sara Padilla
Luther High School: Sage Crosby
Midwest City High School: Abigail Hafezi, Tania McArthur
Millwood High School: Kayla Denson
Moore High School: Sarah Equigua, Makensie Goggin, Emily Mitchell, Christina Weatherford, Maribel Yanez, Olivia Ziebro
Mount St. Mary High School: Donovan Heard, Yareli Mendoza-Lopez, Mayra Quiroz, Stephanie Rojas
Mustang High School: Sydni McCorvey, Madison Mullins, Lindsey Neff, Mary Robertson Norman High School: Samantha Cooper, Nathaniel Holladay, Duyen Nguyen, Alizah Raymond, Claire Weiser
Norman North High School: Ronnie Nuqui, Ellyn Rex, Aarushi Shankar
Northeast Academy for Health Sciences & Engineering: Raven Richard, Driana Wallace
Northwest Classen High School: Yadira Briones, Anthony Deleon, Bianca Deleon, Yosilin Hernandez, Glory Kong, Uyen Le, Hillary Quach, Ashley Sapien, Margaret Tudor
Oklahoma Centennial High School: Noelia Arenas, Marcos Gutierrez
Oklahoma Christian Academy: Jillian Bonewitz
Oklahoma Christian School: Sydney Schmedt
Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics: Caleb Yu
Piedmont High School: Mackenzie Cooper, Makenzie Lowe, Brooke Robbins, Ana Velasco
Putnam City High School: Nissi Benni, Hajar ElAatifi, Jovani Escalera, Kamryn McCall, Chau Nguyen, Zoie Penwell
Putnam City North High School: Gage Stinson, Shane Wilson, Christina Wingfield
Putnam City West High School: Henry Ho, Desiree McManus, Edgar Montoya, Mohammad Raja, Aniyah Robinson
Santa Fe South High School: Leslie Cisneros, Georgina Concha-Paredes, Dunia Dominguez, Erika Franco, Aylin Mendez, Nayeli Murillo, Lizette Ortega, Marissa Tovar
Southeast High School: Jaquelin Cabrera, Wesley Lara, Angelo Marquez-Nieto, Jonathan Marquez-Nieto, Saul Ortiz, Brynna Tillman
Southmoore High School: Preslee Azbell, Briann Buck, Carizzma Carrion, Kameron Harding
Star Spencer High School: Christina Williams
U.S. Grant High School: Anthony Gallegos, Enrique Meza Soto, Alexis Moncayo, Laura Perales, Lino Tovar
Western Heights High School: Adali Esquivel, Rhylee Jaye, Rose Nguyen, Yaritza Romero
Westmoore High School: Evelyn Pintor, Kaitlynn Davison, Jennifer Ha, Amaya Hamilton, Andy Le, Yen Le, Michael McGruder, Shamiah Naff, Katie Nguyen, David Perez
Yukon High School: Emily Smith, Chesney Swinford