Two Rogers County students have been selected as the 2017 Rogers County Cherokee Association scholarship awardees.
Logan Dunn and Morgan McSpadden, both Rogers State University students, will be receiving $500 scholarships for tuition, fees and books for the spring semester. Eligibility for this award is based on Cherokee Tribal citizenship, county residency and enrollment at RSU.
Dunn, son of Mary Ann Dunn, is a psychology freshman from Catoosa High School. He said he selected RSU because of its affordable tuition and close location.
“It is an honor to receive the RCCA scholarship, and will most certainly help me further my education,” Dunn said.
Morgan McSpadden, the daughter of Ken and Anna Marie McSpadden, is a medical/molecular biology freshman from Chelsea.
“I chose RSU because I had heard of their tremendous science programs. I feel very blessed and honored to have been chosen for the RCCA Scholarship Endowment,” McSpadden said.
Current RCCA President and past Cherokee Council member Cara Cowan Watts, who remains an active proponent of expanding and supporting educational opportunities for Cherokee students, said, “It is a privilege for our Rogers County Cherokee Association (RCCA) to assist our local Cherokee students in furthering their education. Partnering with the RSU Foundation has been a pleasure. RCCA has traditionally supported the RSU Native American Student Association (NASA), so the endowed annual scholarships are a natural extension of our work with local students.”
RCCA was established in 2003 to serve the greater Rogers County Cherokee community. The RCCA Scholarship Endowment was established at the Rogers State University Foundation in 2009 under the leadership of then RCCA President and Cherokee Councilor Lee Keener. Earnings from the endowment provide annual scholarship funding. For more information on how to apply for the scholarship, email [email protected].