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Wise Distinguished Graduate Fellowship

When T. Boone Pickens made his inspiring announcement to provide a testamentary matching gift of $100 million for University scholarships, Library supporters quickly stepped up to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Dr. James and Elizabeth Wise of Oklahoma City pledged $50,000 to endow a scholarship for students working at the OSU Libraries. Their gift qualifies for the Pickens Legacy Scholarship Match, resulting in a total endowment of $100,000.

Dr. Wise served as a Library student assistant during his undergraduate career at OSU. For the last 20 years, his Wise Outstanding Student Assistant Award has encouraged outstanding performance by Library student workers while providing assistance to students supporting themselves through school.

Endowed scholarships, such as the one created by the Wises, leave a lasting impact at Oklahoma State because spending is made from earned interest only, leaving the fund's principal intact.

Criteria

  • Must be an OSU graduate student working in a library student position (no restrictions on discipline)

Past Recipients include

2023-2024

  • Lauren Ezell
  • Amelia Tippit

2022-2023

  • Amani Kolli

2021-2022

  • Abigail Cates

2020-2021

  • Savannah Leforce

2019-2020

  • Jordan Laesch

2018-2019

  • Shae Lebeda
  • Chabreal McDaniel
  • Shreya Nerli

2017-2018

  • Emily Goodwin
  • Jacob Lujan
  • Nikhil Merala
  • Chelsea McQuigg
  • Jay Pokala

2016-2017

  • Bishnu Acharya
  • Kelsey Cottom
  • Kendall Golden

2015-2016

  • Justine Celoni
  • Vamsi Chakravathy

2014-2015

  • Lindsey Fluhman
  • Janel Lamar

2013-2014

  • Jessica Long

2012-2013

  • Josh Coulson

2011-2012

  • Darron Lamkin