About Carol

Carol Jean (Upton) Lewallen never had the opportunity to attend college, but she lived an amazing life.  Carol loved traveling, playing and listening to music, watching old movies, dancing, laughing and painting. She visited many beautiful places. A self-taught musician, she played the guitar and piano. At the age of 60, Carol decided to take violin lessons and was proud to be in the 2nd string violin section of the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra just two years later. She entertained many groups as part of a small string ensemble and performed regularly at her church. Her love of music and art heavily influenced the lives of all who knew her, especially her children and grandchildren.  This scholarship seeks to support women like Carol who are interested in the arts and willing to create their own unique path.

 

2023 Award Details

  • $250 awarded in the fall of the students first semester

 

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Female students in good standing, qualifying for graduation from a high school in Oklahoma
  • Planning to attend a trade or tech school, community college or university of the student’s choosing
  • Pursuing a degree or certificate of study in the arts. Arts including but not limited to dance, drama, vocal music, theater, performing arts, instrumental music, visual arts, language arts, liberal arts, recording arts, art history, museum studies, cultural studies, etc.
  • Students should have a GPA of 3.0-4.0 (unweighted)

 

Students will be required to complete the BCF general application. Attachments to this application will include:

 

  • One 500-1000 essays to answer the following questions:
  • What about your music/art interest fulfills you, adds to the quality of life in your community, and how do you plan to apply this talent/skill/interest in the future?
  • FAFSA
  • Two letters of recommendation from un-related individuals
    • One letter must be from a teacher, coach, mentor, or other adult of similar involvement in the student’s artistic pursuits.
  • An official high school transcript