Oct. 25, 2012
Media Contact: Courtney Bass, University Relations Staff Writer, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-2121, firstname.lastname@example.org
UCO STUDENT RECEIVES JELTZ FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
University of Central Oklahoma sophomore Brittany Williams, a native of Edmond, received a $900 scholarship from the Wyatt F. and Mattie M. Jeltz Scholarship Foundation.
Dr. James Mosley, the Jeltz Foundation chairman, presented Williams the scholarship during a recent visit to the Central campus in front of an audience that consisted of the UCO African American Faculty and Staff Association President Jeanetta Sims, Ph.D., along with other association members.
Williams is a graduate of Edmond Santa Fe and is one of eight recipients of the Jeltz Scholarship statewide for the fall semester of 2012.
The scholarship will go toward Williams’ tuition fees for her studies in exercise/fitness management.
Scholarship founders, Mr. and Mrs. Jeltz, were African American Oklahomans who devoted their lives to education, employment opportunities and community service until their deaths in 1975 and 1977, respectively.
They had a strong interest in helping young people, specifically African Americans exhibiting a high academic ability, to succeed in higher education.
To qualify for the Jeltz Scholarship, a student must be enrolled full-time in a state-supported accredited college at a sophomore or above and have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.8.
Financial need and a strong sense of character are also considered in application review.
For more information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, including third party scholarships from places like the Jeltz Foundation, contact the UCO Student Financial Services office at 405-974-3334 or visit www.uco.edu/em/your-central-investment.
Editor’s Note: Download art to accompany this release at www.uco.edu/photo/JeltzScholarship10.12.
Cutline: University of Central Oklahoma sophomore Brittany Williams received a $900 scholarship from the Wyatt F. and Mattie M. Jeltz Scholarship Foundation. Dr. James Mosley, the Jeltz Foundation chairman, presented the scholarship during a recent visit to the Central campus.