DONOR DOLLARS AT WORK: Lainey Seaman, Agriculture
By Jana Garvie Lindley
Northwestern student Lainey Seaman, Waynoka, Okla., knows that Donor Dollars can set up a student for success.
Seaman will graduate in 2026 with an agriculture major and a business minor. Growing up on a 5th generation farming and ranching operation led Seaman to her agriculture major.
"I have always known that I would do something that involved agriculture but have recently decided that the business part of it is where I want to be," said Seaman. "I would like to have my own farming and ranching operation or carry on my family's operation and hope to be an ag lender in Northwest Oklahoma."
"My scholarship has helped me to continue my education without the worry of student loans or putting that financial burden on my parents," Seaman reflected.
"Enrolling at Northwestern turned out to be one of the best decisions I could have made," explained Seman. "I am comfortable here, and the atmosphere is exactly what I hoped for in my college experience."
Seaman received the Jesse V. Sharp Scholarship.
The Jesse V. Sharp Scholarship was established in 1986 and revised in 2007 by M.L. (Mel) Sharp in honor of his late father, Jesse V. Sharp. Jesse was a cattleman/farmer who lived his entire life in Woods County. He was married to Irene Gately, a Northwestern Normal School graduate, and was the father of three children, two of whom were Northwestern graduates. The purpose of the Jesse V. Sharp scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an academically worthy candidate from Waynoka High School who elects to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University.