Lois Kay Skillings Depuy Scholarship Established

Alva, Oklahoma – Lois Depuy established the Lois Kay Skillings Depuy Scholarship in Education to provide an opportunity for others to receive an education they may otherwise not be able to access. Depuy believes Northwestern Oklahoma State University provided her with an excellent education and she wants others to have the same opportunity.

Depuy is the eldest of seven girls, and one of four who received degrees from Northwestern. She knows the lack of income can prevent individuals from attending college and wants to ensure others can reach their goals.

Depuy was a teacher in her hometown of Hooker, Okla., for more than 30 years, teaching fourth and fifth grade classes.

“When you look at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, producing teachers was the foundation of our start,” said Dr. Bo Hannaford, Northwestern president. “I thank Lois Depuy for this generous gift to help meet the needs of our students in the field of education. This scholarship will make a difference for many students here at Northwestern.”

Applicants must be full-time students and education majors/minors. Preference will be a resident from Hooker, Okla.; Texas County; or the Oklahoma Panhandle. If there are no applicants from these areas, it may be awarded to an education major or minor.

For more information on the Lois Kay Skillings Depuy Scholarship in Education or about investing in Northwestern students, contact Skeeter Bird at 580-327-8593 or email at [email protected]


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