Two Norman residents were recently awarded academic scholarships by Oklahoma Baptist University for the 2020-21 academic year: Jachin McDonald and Bradleigh Linn.
McDonald received the Founders' Academic Scholarship. Presented in recognition of academic achievement, it's an annual $14,000 scholarship, which can be renewed for three additional years, making the honor worth a potential of $56,000.
Linn received the Academic Grant. Presented in recognition of academic achievement, it's an annual $7,000 or $9,000 grant that can be renewed for three additional years, making the honor worth a potential of $28,000 or $36,000.
A senior at Norman North High School, McDonald is a member of the National Honor Soicety and captian of the varsity football team. He also is involved in his high school's SPUD committee and Christians on Campus. He currently plans to pursue a college degree in global marketplace engagement. McDonald is a member of Redeemer Church Norman.
A senior at Norman High School, Linn is a member of the varsity cheer team. She is also involved in Indian Education. She is a member of Community of Christ.
Dr. Heath Thomas, OBU president, presented a certificate of recognition to each 2020 academic scholarship recipient during a recent ceremony on OBU's campus in Shawnee.
For more information, visit okbu.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants.
OBU offers 10 bachelor's degrees with 88 fields of study and five master's degree programs. The Christian liberal arts university has an overall enrollment of 1,868, with students from 35 states and 34 other countries. OBU has been rated as one of the top 10 regional colleges in the West by U.S. News and World Report for 28 consecutive years and Oklahoma's highest rated regional college in the U.S. News rankings for 25 consecutive years. OBU is one of three universities in Oklahoma and the only private Oklahoma university listed on Great Value College's rankings of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest.