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April 14, 2011


Cowley student receives MAEOPP Board of Directors Scholarship

brittanyBrittany Robinson, a sophomore in the Student Support Services TRiO Program at Cowley College, has overcome obstacles and achieved great things as a student at Cowley. Through her hard work and perseverance, Robinson was recently named the recipient of a $500 MAEOPP Board of Directors Scholarship.

Robinson, who will graduate from Cowley College in May, is majoring in Elementary Education. She has a 3.86 grade point average at Cowley and plans to transfer to Oklahoma State University.

At Cowley she is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honors Society and recently received the Who’s Who of Colleges and Universities award. She leads by example and is a model TRiO student.
“She is probably the most deserving student of anybody I have come in contact with over the last year or two,” Jason O’Toole, director of Student Support Services Grant/IMPACT, said. “She has done some great things this semester and will go on to do great things at Oklahoma State.”

Robinson is a dedicated volunteer at the Sterling House in Winfield, Arkansas City High School, and Adam’s Elementary. On top of her volunteer work, she helps care for her six younger siblings and teaches Sunday school at St. James God and Christ Church.

As a young child Robinson was involved in a car accident, the result of which caused her to have seizures and make it hard to focus on school work. Robinson has worked extremely hard to be successful in school and life.

She credits Cowley College, and in particular, the Student Support Services TRiO Program (IMPACT program), in helping her blossom academically.

“I do not think I would be this far without the IMPACT program,” Robinson said. “I love everyone here at Cowley; the IMPACT program has helped me not only in school but also in my personal life. They are like a family to me and I am going to have a hard time leaving.”

There were more than 70 applicants for the MAEOPP Board of Directors Scholarship, so Robinson was ecstatic when finding out she was one of only two individuals selected as recipients of the scholarship.
“There were a lot of deserving students, so it means a lot that they chose me,” Robinson said.
This once shy, quiet student has become an outgoing confident young woman that wants to make a difference in the lives of other people.

“It has been a pleasure to watch Brittany grow and blossom with confidence as she proves to herself that she can do it,” O’Toole said. “She has put hours into her studying and it has showed.”