The Martha Shackleford Scholarship is presented to a junior or senior in the field of biological sciences. Criteria considered includes grades, attitude and originality.
Dr. Shackleford served on the faculty of the Oklahoma College for Women and the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts from 1927-1971. She served as a professor of biology and chairman of the Science Department.
The Mary Russell Scholarship was established by home economics students, teachers and friends and was originally awarded to a home economics student. Since there is no longer a home economics program, the scholarship is award to a USAO student on the basis of need.
The Lauraleene Baxter Price Scholarship was established by Lauraleene for students who struggle financially to attend college. Eligible students include anyone who can demonstrate financial need, while preference is given to science majors.
Oliver Bennett Powers graduated from the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts in 1974 with a degree in music performance. The bass was his musical instrument. This scholarship honors Powers and is award to music education majors needing financial assistance.
The Marguerite Martin Pinkston Scholarship was established by her daughter JoAnn Pinkston Gedosh to continue her mother’s desire to help people get a start towards a better life. The scholarship is given to a second year student.