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Farrell Selected to Represent SWOSU as Nigh Scholar

Jaelle FarrellSouthwestern Oklahoma State University student Jaelle Farrell of Kingfisher is the university’s representative at the 2021 George and Donna Nigh Leadership Academy.

Farrell is a freshman at SWOSU, majoring in elementary education. She will participate in an initial zoom meeting on February 5 along with other selected students representing two-year and four-year higher educational institutions in the state of Oklahoma.

Farrell will receive a $1,000 scholarship.  In 1999, the Oklahoma State Legislature established the George and Donna Nigh Public Service Scholarship, which are provided to each of the Nigh Scholars.

The academy is supported by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, which contracts with the Nigh Academy for implementation. During the history of the academy, more than 600 students have been awarded the title of Nigh Scholar. Past students have become members of the State Legislature, county commissioners, mayors, city councilman, lawyers, doctors, teachers, federal and state officials, businessmen and higher education administrators and professors.