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Council receives NWOSU spring scholarship bill


Marione Martin

Dr. Janet Cunningham, NWOSU president, speaks to the Alva City Council May 15 about scholarships funded by city sales tax.

A $273,416.57 invoice for 2017 spring scholarships was presented to the Alva City Council Monday, May 15, by Allen (Skeeter) Bird of the NWOSU Foundation. He thanked the citizens and the Alva City Council for providing the scholarships through a half-percent sales tax.

Dr. Janet Cunningham, president of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, stepped to the podium and described the scholarships as "such a difference maker for us."

Cunningham said the university is waiting to hear what the state legislature will decide on the budget for the next fiscal year. This year the university faced a...

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