September 9, 2020
By News Director Jared Atha
A Southwestern Oklahoma State University student with western Oklahoma ties was awarded a scholarship recently.
Kenedie Walker, a Hammon graduate, is one of four SWOSU students that was named one of the 2020-21 academic year Madge Lenz Jordan Scholars by the SWOSU Foundation, Inc., in Weatherford.
The Madge Lenz Jordan Scholarship Fund was established at the SWOSU Foundation in 2015 to benefit SWOSU students studying in the Departments of Education, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics, and Social Sciences. The fund was established by Marilyn Doty of Auburn, Washington to honor her mother, the late Madge Lenz Jordan.
Walker is studying in the SWOSU Department of Education. She is active in the Sigma Sigma Chi sorority, and currently roams the sidelines as a reporter for Paragon Communications.
The Madge Lenz Jordan Scholarship is a substantial tuition and fees scholarship that also provides recipients with reimbursements for textbooks. Each SWOSU department that benefits from the fund was invited to submit a student nominee for consideration.
The Madge Lenz Jordan Scholarship Fund is stewarded by the SWOSU Foundation, Inc., which was established in 1977 to promote philanthropy and distribute funds to support the activities and programs of SWOSU. Located on the Weatherford campus in the historic Burton House, the Foundation currently stewards over $26 million in assets for the benefit of SWOSU.