State stu­dents can regis­ter for his­tory schol­ar­ship com­pe­ti­tion

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Ok­la­homa high school stu­dents who want to take part in the 2019 Ok­la­homa Schol­ar­ship Com­pe­ti­tion must regis­ter by Feb. 15. Stu­dents will be tested on their knowl­edge of Ok­la­homa his­tory, geog­ra­phy and peo­ple.

Each year, the Ok­la­homa Hall of Fame of­fers cash schol­ar­ships and tu­ition grants for col­lege to stu­dents statewide based on the test.

At least eight schol­ar­ships are avail­able in each county.

The test will be given March 2 at lo­ca­tions statewide, in­clud­ing Ok­la­homa City, Fairview, Still­wa­ter, Tulsa, Bartlesville, Ed­mond, Al­tus, Ada, Ard­more, McAlester, Du­rant, Law­ton and Enid. Stu­dents in grades 9-12 are el­i­gi­ble to sit for the exam.

"This pro­gram is de­signed to re­ward Ok­la­homa stu­dents who have taken an in­ter­est in the rich his­tory of our great state," said Shan­non Rich, Ok­la­homa Hall of Fame and Gay­lord-Pick­ens Mu­seum pres­i­dent and CEO. "We hope that it also en­cour­ages our stu­dents to stay in state to at­tend col­lege and re­main here to live and work after re­ceiv­ing their de­grees."

In­di­vid­ual donors and Ok­la­homa col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties pro­vide the cash schol­ar­ships and tu­ition grants.

To see a list of schol­ar­ships avail­able in each county, to regis­ter for the test and to down­load a study guide go to ok­la­hom­a­hof.com/schol­ar­ships.

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