Chickasha business owners Harold and Kay Jackson established this scholarship to give back to their community. The scholarship preference is for students majoring in education.
The scholarship was established in 2008. "It is important to give back to the college in the community we call home," Harold Jackson said.
Jackson owns five restaurants in Chickasha, Duncan and Lindsay. He is a graduate of Marlow High School and received degrees from Cameron University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma. Jackson taught public school in Lawton and Midwest City and taught special education at Southwestern University.
He served on the Chickasha City Council for two years and as mayor of Chickasha for six years. He serves on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Operator's Self Insurance Fund and as a regent for the Regional University System in Oklahoma. In 1981, he received the Oklahoma Federation Council for Exceptional Children Special Education Service award. His hobbies include motorcycling and antique cars.
Kay Boyd Jackson graduated from Marlow High School. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in psychometrics from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Kay taught school in Yukon, Lawton and Midwest City. After obtaining her master’s degree, she worked as a public school psychometrist for the Elk City and Anadarko Regional Education Service Center.
Kay was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She fought the disease for 26 years with grace and poise, never angry and never allowing it to affect her family. She passed away in 2010.
The Jacksons were married for 44 years and are the parents of four children. Back to Scholarship Page