The Zona B. McCracken Memorial Scholarship fund was created by Miss McCracken’s nephew, John M. Arnold, to honor the 45 years that Miss McCracken taught first grade in the Nowata Public School System. The scholarship is intended to help the children of the Nowata community, and recipients will be chosen based on their scholastic achievement, leadership and character, school activities, and community service. In view of the Indian heritage of the McCracken family, Mr. Arnold’s wish was to also consider American Indian blood as a favorable factor in conjunction with the other selection criteria.

Award Details:

Up to $5,000 payable as $1,000 per semester for the first two semesters and $1,000 per school year for the next three years as long as 2.5 or higher grade point average is maintained.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nowata High School graduating senior
  • 3.0 or higher GPA on the four-point scale
  • Service to school will be defined as involvement in school activities, such as clubs, service organizations, school government, pep squad, etc.
  • Attending university, college, junior college, trade school, or vocational school

Required Addendum:

  • Personal essay of 200 words or less, addressing why you feel you deserve this award.

Link to application