ARDMORE, Okla. — The application period for Sam Noble Scholarships in agriculture and technology will close on Tuesday, Feb. 18. All applications must be received by the Noble Foundation on or before the deadline to receive consideration.
Requests for applications may be submitted online at www.noble.org/philanthropy/scholarship or by calling 580.224.6247. Additional information may be obtained by visiting the scholarship website.
“We do not want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to complete an application that could provide significant support for a college education,” said Mary Kate Wilson, director of philanthropy, engagement and project management at the Noble Foundation. “We encourage all eligible students to apply before the deadline.”
Sam Noble Scholarships are available to eligible southern Oklahoma students in all stages of higher education – from incoming freshmen to those seeking graduate degrees.
Scholarships for students seeking undergraduate degrees in agriculture-related fields provide $2,500 of support per semester for up to nine semesters, while scholarships for graduate students offer $3,125 per semester for up to five semesters.
Applicants must pursue their education at a university awarding baccalaureate or higher degrees through a division or college of agriculture, such as Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Texas Tech University (Lubbock campus) or Texas A&M University (College Station campus).
Scholarships for those seeking degrees or certification in technology-related fields are for $3,750 per year for up to two years. Applicants must pursue this degree or certification at Oklahoma State University’s Oklahoma City or Okmulgee campus.
To be eligible to receive a scholarship, a student must plan to attend or be attending a qualifying university or technology training institution during the 2014-2015 academic year. The student must also be a resident of one of the following southern Oklahoma counties: Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Choctaw, Coal, Garvin, Jefferson, Johnston, Love, Marshall, McCurtain, Murray, Pontotoc, Pushmataha or Stephens.
The scholarship program is named in honor of the late Sam Noble, who created the program through a gift to the Noble Foundation. Sam Noble was a long-time member of the Noble Foundation Board of Trustees and son of Lloyd Noble, who founded the organization in 1945.