Stillwater Chamber News

Mar 13, 2018

Meridian Technology Center Students Receive Memorial Scholarships

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education recently awarded 10 students from Meridian Technology Center the Otha Grimes Memorial Scholarship.


Adult students receiving this honor are Ireya Calderon, Blackwell; Jayme Hilligoss, Cushing; Brenna Jones, Perkins; Heather Murphy, Ponca City; Sarah Trezise, Glencoe; and Stillwater students Taylor McEntire, Rory Perkins, Morgan Pingleton, Morgan Burch and Dona Sue Wells.


The scholarship’s namesake, Otha Grimes, was actively involved in agriculture, oil and gas production, and civic programs throughout the state. Grimes served as a member of the board of directors for the CareerTech Foundation.


The Otha Grimes Memorial Scholarship is reserved for adult students who may not qualify for other scholarship opportunities or student assistance programs. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of commitment exhibited by the recipient. Awards are unrestricted with respect to the occupational area. Funds can be used to assist winners with tuition, books and other direct expenses incurred for training.


Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, Business and Industry services and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts.


For more information or to enroll visit or contact a career counselor by phone at (405) 377-3333 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.


Students from Meridian Technology Center recently received the Otha Grimes Memorial Scholarship from the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. Bottom row from left to right are Rory Perkins, Sarah Trezise and Dona Sue Wells. Middle row from left to right are Heather Murphy, Jayme Hilligoss and Morgan Pingleton. Back row from left to right are Brenna Jones, Morgan Burch and Ireya Calderon.