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Bill and Elois Muncy Memorial Scholarship Established at SWOSU Foundation

Foundation LogoIt is scholarships season at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation, and amongst the newest scholarships established at the SWOSU Foundation is the Bill and Elois Muncy Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will benefit SWOSU students from the Geary area.

The Bill and Elois Muncy Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 by their children—Mike Muncy (SWOSU Class of 1977 and current SWOSU Foundation, Inc. trustee) of Oklahoma City and Jayne Muncy Hackworth of Centennial, Colorado.

SWOSU students from the Geary, Watonga, Calumet, and Greenfield areas are particularly encouraged to apply for the scholarship, according to Garrett King, executive director of the SWOSU Foundation.

Contributions can be made to the fund by visiting www.GivetoSWOSU.com and designating gifts to the “Bill and Elois Muncy Memorial Scholarship,” or via mail at SWOSU Foundation, 100 Campus Drive, Weatherford, OK 73096 (please make check payable to “SWOSU Foundation” and designate “Bill and Elois Muncy Memorial Scholarship” in the memo line).

Bill and Elois Muncy were educated in Hinton.  Bill was one year ahead of Elois in school, and together the two took every math class offered them.  Bill wanted to go to college but could not afford it, so after graduation he went to work at his uncle’s farm at Geary. They understood the value of education and were always reading and learning. They always said, “Once you learn it, it’s yours for life.”

The Muncys were proud to sponsor National Honor Society students at Geary High School, believing sincerely that induction into the National Honor Society was as important as making the football team. For many years the Muncys delighted in regularly treating the Honor Society students to a steak dinner and a night of bowling in Weatherford. The Muncys were quiet benefactors of several students from the Geary area who could not have otherwise afforded college expenses.

The SWOSU Foundation was established in 1977 to promote philanthropy and distribute funds to support the activities and programs of SWOSU. Located on the Weatherford campus in the historic Burton House, the Foundation currently stewards over $20 million in assets for the benefit of SWOSU. For more information contact SWOSU Foundation Scholarships & Grants Coordinator Robbin Jennings at 580-774-3267.