The University of Central Oklahoma recently awarded the Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Scholarship to Charles Page High School graduate Erynn Coppedge in recognition of her demonstrated talent and distinguished achievement in leadership, citizenship, service and communication.

Coppedge, an incoming freshman at Central, is among 44 students chosen for the scholarship from the 130 finalists who were interviewed by Central faculty and staff leaders for the university’s leadership scholarship programs.

Coppedge will receive a tuition waiver for nine hours of classes each semester, a $1,250 yearly stipend for room and board, and a one-time $1,000 global and service stipend.

The global and service stipend can be used to offset the cost of studying abroad or participating in one of UCO’s global and service leadership tours. The stipend furthers UCO’s deep commitment to global and cultural competencies for its students.

“UCO’s leadership scholarship programs include top students from across the state of Oklahoma. Our recipients were chosen from over 1,500 applicants, and we are excited to support their continued leadership and professional development at UCO,” said Jarrett Jobe, Ph.D., assistant vice president of Public Affairs and Leadership at Central.

“These students will impact each academic college, numerous student organizations and the metro community through innovative and intentional programs.”

LOT members must be enrolled as full-time students, complete volunteer service each semester through Central’s Volunteer and Service Learning Center, be a member of at least one campus student organization and write a response paper each semester. Members also attend monthly council meetings to discuss individual projects, volunteer opportunities, and to plan and organize campus activities.

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