The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma awards 12 Oklahoma students with the President’s Leadership scholarship.

Twelve recognized as leaders with four-year scholarship at USAO

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Twelve students from across Oklahoma have been awarded the President’s Leadership Scholarship at the University of Science and Arts where they plan to attend this fall.


The scholarship recipients include Emily Albrecht of Beggs, Kassandra Carr of Tulsa, Mason Clagg of Maysville, Taylor Duclos of Moore, Trevor Deuel of Mustang, Rachel Farriester of Oklahoma City, Emily Felts of Yukon, Macy Garcia of Oklahoma City, David Gregg of Lindsay, Madison Russell of Hennessey, Bailey Vinsant of Morris and Logan Webb of Altus.


The scholarship is awarded based on a combination of academic excellence and high ACT score plus a history of active civic engagement. Renewable up to four years, the scholarship covers $3,000 of tuition annually and room costs.


Applicants also must submit an essay and participate in a personal interview before final selection.


Recipients become members of the President’s Leadership Council (PLC) during their time at USAO. PLC members have numerous responsibilities that go well beyond academic excellence. They are expected to attend leadership conferences and workshops as well as volunteer to improve both campus and community.


Scholarship recipients also are expected to regularly attend PLC meetings and, as they progress through school, assume leadership roles. They also must participate in two sanctioned university clubs per year.


Roland Nuñez, USAO’s director of student development, noted that, “the students that are selected for PLC are coming to us already established as leaders in their high school.  At USAO, the President’s Leadership Council is designed to provide opportunities for these students to further develop their leadership skills.”


“We’ve found that PLC students use these skills as they excel both academically and socially at USAO. PLC students are regularly recognized as leaders in honor societies, campus organizations, and volunteer efforts on campus and in the community.”