Trevor Hughes of Morrison Okla. got quite the surprise this past Wednesday when he found out he would be receiving a $60,000 scholarship from electric utility company OGE Energy Corp. Morrison school superintendent Brent Haken helped organize a celebratory parade of friends and Oklahoma Natural Gas and Electric (OG&E) representatives to drive past Hughes’ house with congratulatory messages when he found out Hughes was receiving the scholarship.
“It was one of the most pleasant surprises that I have ever experienced,” Hughes said. “It has been an absolute blessing to be able to live in a community that supports their school and their students.”
Hughes said that the scholarship was life changing.
“Words cannot describe what this means to me,” Hughes exclaimed.
The OGE Positive Energy Scholarship awards $15,000 per year for up to four years as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship was established to encourage worthy students from OG&E service areas in Oklahoma and western Arkansas to pursue a degree in higher education. Preference is given to individuals pursing a degree in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math.
Hughes plans to attend Oklahoma State University and major in mechanical engineering.
“My father is a graduate from Oklahoma State and received his mechanical engineering degree in 1994,” Hughes explained. “I am excited to follow in his footsteps and attend OSU.”
Hughes said that he is prepared to put in the work to obtain his goals.
“I will forever be grateful to OG&E for this scholarship and will strive to continue to work hard in my future endeavors,” Hughes said.
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