Cameron University students Tanesha Wilson and William Smalls, both of Lawton, have received scholarships from The Wyatt F. and Mattie M. Jeltz Scholarship Foundation, located in Oklahoma City. Foundation trustee Kenneth W. Arinwine presented the scholarships to Wilson and Smalls during a visit to the CU campus. Wilson is a junior majoring in communications; Smalls is a sophomore pursuing a baccalaureate degree in computer information systems.
Wyatt F. and Mattie M. 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 were vitally interested in assisting young people who display strong academic ability to acquire an education and a better life.
The Foundation provides scholarships for minority students to pay college related expenses such as tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, loan repayment, etc. To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full-time in an Oklahoma accredited college and have earned 30 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8. Financial need and good character are also criteria to be considered.
CU students seeking information about scholarship opportunities and other types of financial assistance can contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 580-581-2293.
February 24, 2009