Grace L. Wessels Scholarship Established

Alva, Oklahoma – Grace Wessels established the Grace L. Wessels Scholarship in Early Childhood Education because of her love for education and helping students. Wessels’ support of Northwestern Oklahoma State University and its students stems from her fellowship with the staff and students, which makes this scholarship important to her on a personal level.

Building community and relationships strengthens rural northwest Oklahoma. Wessels’ goal is to help students alleviate the need for student loans, allowing them to leave with a degree while remaining debt free. Wessels also hopes to retain graduates in northwest Oklahoma to retain its strength and increase growth.

Grace Wessels recently finished serving two three-year terms on our Foundation & Alumni Association Board of Trustees,” said Skeeter Bird, CEO, Northwestern Foundation & Alumni AssociationAs soon as she stepped off, we missed her. Grace is extremely passionate about helping young people reach their potential. She and her husband, Darrell, have spent much of their time and financial resources supporting this passion. This scholarship has a double impact because it will first help young educators reach their potential of college graduation. The new teachers will then be trained to positively impact young minds in early childhood classrooms.

Applicants must be continuing full-time students, have a major or minor area of study in early childhood education and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

For more information on the Grace L. Wessels Scholarship in Early Childhood Education or about investing in Northwestern students, contact Skeeter Bird at 580-327-8593 or email at [email protected].


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