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.

Award Details:

$250 payable to the trade or tech school, community college or university in the fall of the student’s first semester.

 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Female student in good standing, qualifying for graduation from a high school in Oklahoma
  • Unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Planning to attend a trade or tech school, community college or university
  • Pursuing a degree or certificate of study in the 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, and cultural studies, etc.

Required Addendums:

  • One 500-1000 word essay answering the following question:
    • 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?
  • Two letters of recommendation from unrelated individuals
    • One letter must be from a teacher, coach, mentor, or other adult of similar involvement in the student’s artistic pursuits.
  • Official high school transcript


This application is now closed.