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May T. Henry

Scholarship Fund

A TRUST ESTABLISHED TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO DESERVING STUDENTS WHO ATTEND ANY OF THE COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS SUPPORTED BY THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

Ardmore Higher Education Program
Cameron University
Carl Albert State College
Conners State College
East Central University
Eastern Oklahoma State College
Langston University
McCurtain County Higher Education Program
Murray State College
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
Northeastern State University
Northern Oklahoma College
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Oklahoma State University
Redlands Community College
Rogers State University
Rose State College
Seminole State College
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Tulsa Community College
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma
University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma
Western Oklahoma State College

MAY T. HENRY

May T. Henry was one of the most popular English teachers in the
Oklahoma secondary school system. At the time of her retirement in 1957,
she had taught for over 50 years in Tulsa and the surrounding area, primarily
at Clinton and Daniel Webster High Schools.

She was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and held both B. S. and M. S. degrees in Education.
Her active role as a founding member of several PTAs helped nurture
many of today’s concepts in public education. In fact, a quotation of hers
some 40 years later is still a profound comment on education today: “If
parents are truly interested in what their children are doing, how they are
coming along in class, and what kind of grades they’re making, then students
will also be interested in these things.”

Before her death at the age of 93 on August 17, 1985, she established
this trust to provide scholarships to the Oklahoma students she loved so
much.

THE SCHOLARSHIPS

May T. Henry was a pioneer Oklahoma educator who believed no
student should be deprived of quality education due to the lack of finances.
For this reason, May established the scholarship fund which now bears her
name.

Each scholarship of $1,000 is granted directly to the student upon evidence
of enrollment in an eligible institution. The scholarship may be renewed
annually (for a maximum of four years) while the student remains in good
academic standing.

ELIGIBILITY

Any student entering any field of study is eligible for the May T.
Henry Scholarship. The student must meet these requirements:  

  • The student plans to attend a college, university or technical school supported by the State of Oklahoma.
  • The student has graduated from an accredited high school or equivalent institution.
  • The student is not related to any member of the selection committee.

CRITERIA

May T. Henry believed those students who are deserving and show a willingness to work hard should be the prime candidates for her scholarships. For these reasons, the selection committee tries to be flexible in its review of scholarship candidates. It not only considers need and scholastic performance, but also looks for those traits which May held in such high regard.

HOW TO APPLY

Fill out the application and return it along with the other required material by April 1. Recipients will be contacted no later than the end of May of each year.

Return to:

Trust Department
Central National Bank
P.O. Box 3448
Enid, Oklahoma 73702-3448