ARDMORE, Okla. — The application period for Sam Noble Scholarship Program in agriculture and technology will close on Thursday, Feb. 15. All applications must be submitted online on or before the deadline to receive consideration.
Sam Noble Scholarships are available to eligible southern Oklahoma students in all stages of higher education – from incoming freshmen to those seeking graduate degrees. Further information and access to the online application may be found at noblefoundation.org/scholarships. Questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We do not want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to complete an application that could provide significant support for a college education," said Alexis Carter-Black, Noble Foundation director of philanthropy. "As the application requires input from multiple individuals, we encourage all eligible students to apply well in advance of the deadline."
Scholarships for students seeking undergraduate degrees in agriculture-related fields provide $2,500 of support per semester for up to nine semesters, while scholarships for graduate students offer $3,125 per semester for up to five semesters.
Applicants must pursue their education at a university awarding baccalaureate or higher degrees through a division or college of agriculture, such as Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Texas Tech University (Lubbock campus) or Texas A&M University (College Station campus).
Scholarships for those seeking degrees or certification in technology-related fields are for $3,750 per year for up to two years. Applicants must pursue this degree or certification at Oklahoma State University's Oklahoma City or Okmulgee campuses.
To be eligible to receive a scholarship, a student must plan to attend or be attending a qualifying university or technology training institution during the 2018-2019 academic year. The student must also be a resident of one of the following southern Oklahoma counties: Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Choctaw, Coal, Garvin, Jefferson, Johnston, Love, Marshall, McCurtain, Murray, Pontotoc, Pushmataha or Stephens.
The scholarship program is named in honor of the late Sam Noble, who created the program through a gift to the Noble Foundation. Sam Noble was a long-time member of the Noble Foundation Board of Trustees and son of Lloyd Noble, who founded the Noble Research Institute in 1945.
"Sam Noble believed a quality education was one of the keys to leading a successful life," said Bill Buckner, president and CEO of the Noble Research Institute "He once said, 'An excellent education is something that no one can ever take away from you; you can use it for the rest of your life.'"
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Inc. (noblefoundation.org), headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, is a private foundation dedicated to continuing the philanthropic legacy of Lloyd Noble by funding agricultural research and making charitable grants that cultivate good health, support education and build stronger communities.