May 7, 2019
The Panhandle State Foundation announced a new endowed scholarship made possible through Three Corners Connector. The endowment of $24,000 aims to award approximately a $1,000 scholarship to one student each academic year. This scholarship is targeted to students in the Texas and Cimarron counties of Oklahoma and will be available to students in the 2025-2026 academic year.
Being a recipient of the 2023 Community Investment Program (CIP) grant helps establish scholarships offered to local graduates and gain access to higher education. This new scholarship aims to support students and encourage them to pursue their educational dreams at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
Chyanna Black, the Executive Director of the Panhandle State Foundation, said, “This scholarship shows our commitment to supporting students from this area. It’s not just about money; it’s about helping future leaders. We are grateful to Three Corners Connector and everyone who has made this happen for supporting our scholarship program.”
The CIP was established at Cherokee Strip Community Foundation as a way to support communities in Cimarron and Texas Counties, where Grid United is developing Three Corners Connector, a transmission line connecting the U.S. eastern and western electric grids in Oklahoma and Colorado. Because Grid United is dedicated to partnering with the communities in which Three Corners Connector is being developed, the CIP funds support projects that enhance quality of life while strengthening communities in this corner of Northwest Oklahoma.
Dr. Julie Dinger, University President, stated, “The community members who served on the selection committee showed tremendous support for our university with this generous scholarship.”
President of the Panhandle State Foundation Board of Directors Jim Quimby added, “We want to bring communities together through this scholarship. It’s about helping deserving students achieve their goals.”
Panhandle State Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization with the sole mission of supporting Panhandle State and its students. All donations are tax-deductible.
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