Shawnee student receives $2,500 scholarship

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Ella Swantek for the 2021-22 academic year through the state’s largest independent scholarship program.

A graduate of Shawnee High School, Swantek is a recipient of the Karen Sue Freeman Memorial Scholarship, a $2,500 award offered to female varsity athletes graduating from Shawnee High School. Swantek plans to study marine biology at Coastal Carolina University.

“The rising cost of higher education is a major barrier for many college hopefuls,” said Nancy Anthony, president of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. “But, thanks to our generous donors who recognize the importance of education and the role it can play in shaping these students’ futures, we offer more than 160 scholarship opportunities and support more than 800 college-bound students each year.”