LAWTON – The Lawton Community Foundation awarded Esmeralda Velazquez a $1,500 scholarship at the Foundation’s annual scholarship breakfast April 26 at Cameron University. The Foundation awarded a total of $25,000 in scholarships to recipients from Altus, Cache, Chattanooga, Duncan, Elgin, Frederick and Lawton school districts.
Velazquez, a student at Altus High School, earned a scholarship from the Lawton Community Foundation Scholars Award program. Recipients are selected by the Lawton Community Foundation’s scholarship committee with assistance from high school guidance counselors and a committee at each high school.
In total, 11 students received a $1,500, one-time award from the Lawton Community Foundation Scholars Award program. In addition, one scholarship from the Frank Curran Memorial/Lawton Noon Lions Club for $1,500 per year for four years was awarded, the Lamont N. Wilson ROTC Scholarship Award, a $1,000 one-time award, was presented and the Lawton Health Care Scholarship, a $1,500 one-time award, was presented.
If you would like to learn more about the Lawton Community Foundation scholarship application process, or would like to establish a scholarship endowment, please call 580-353-4747 or visit www.lawtoncf.org.
An affiliate of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, the Lawton Community Foundation was established in 1999 to support the charitable interests of Lawton and the surrounding area. Since its inception, the Lawton Community Foundation has reinvested more than $3.6 million back into the community through scholarships, community grants and annual distributions to charitable organizations. For more information on the Lawton Community Foundation, please visit www.lawtoncf.org.