The Rees Scholarship Foundation has announced OSU Institute of Technology student Anna Woodell is the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship award to assist with books and tuition fees for the 2015-2016 school year.
The purpose of the Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation is to assist with the recruitment and competency of future Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Water Heating technicians by awarding scholarships to qualified students who are enrolled, or plan to enroll, in an institutionally accredited school.
Woodell, an Okmulgee resident said she is grateful not only for the foundation award but also deeply thankful to the faculty and staff of the OSUIT School of Construction Technologies for providing her the resources to continue to education.
“I think the fact that the school provides alternate resources including flyers announcing scholarships and by also providing letters of recommendations from the faculty was truly helpful, “said Woodell.
Woodell said she received her GED later in adulthood and then quickly moved onto acquiring an associate degree from OSUIT in Pre-Secondary Education in April 2007.
“Even though my academic history isn’t sparkly, the fact they were willing to help is tremendous,” said Woodell.
Woodell will graduate with an Associate in Science in Construction Technology in May 2017. She said her long-term goals are to her own business in the Okmulgee County Area and eventually branch out regionally.