Four Bartlesville High School seniors who have been accepted into the Lowe Family Young Scholars Program have chosen to attend Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Bailey Stillwell, Jessica Hernden, Gabriella Aranda and Ashley LeCoq (pictured above) all displayed characteristics reflective of the growing scholarship program which exists to aide academically promising, yet economically disadvantaged students in the Bartlesville Public School system. Along with financial assistance, the program also pairs each program scholar with a mentor to help them along the way.
The scholars will begin their collegiate journeys at Oklahoma Wesleyan in the Fall. OKWU is a liberal arts university that offers an extensive variety of majors, taught from a Christian perspective.
OKWU is continually recognized for its academic excellence. Over the past decade the university has been recognized as one of nation’s top institutions, landing a spot on Forbes’ list of National Best Colleges for four consecutive years. In addition, the university has spent over ten years on the U.S. News and World Report’s Top Tier Regional Best list.
The Lowe Family Young Scholars Program was developed by Barry and Karen Lowe in February 2006 and originally featured only Oklahoma State University. Later that year Oklahoma Wesleyan joined the program, followed by Rogers State University. The program was created to honor Barry’s parents who encouraged him to better his life through education. The community can get involved in a variety of ways including fundraisers, mentorship program and donations. To learn more about the program visit www.loweyoungscholar.org.