Oklahomans for Independent Living accepts an application for the Kent Wilkins IL Scholarship beginning the 1st of February.  The educational scholarship is in memory of late Board Member, Kent Wilkins.

The Scholarship is available to any High School Senior, with or without a disability, pursuing a Secondary Education or College. The Scholarship is available to a student who identifies the need for assistance with Assistive Technology, Durable Medical Equipment, Technology or Software, Misc. School Supplies, or Misc. Housing or Transportation Needs. An application is required as well as an Educational Plan and Employment Plan.  Both plans must have a focus on the Independent Living Movement.  Please provide your one-page plan in Calibri Font, size 10 and double spaced. The Scholarship is a one-time payment of $500.

The deadline for submittal is the 3rd Friday of March.  The Scholarship Award Recipient will be notified in April of the scholarship award.

Oklahomans for Independent Living is also accepting donations to the Annual Kent Wilkins Scholarship.  Donations can be made to the Kent Wilkins IL Scholarship and mailed to:  Oklahomans for Independent Living, 201 E. Cherokee Avenue, McAlester, OK 74501.