ARDMORE — The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation has awarded Sam Noble Scholarships to nine southern Oklahoma students.
The scholarships are for undergraduate and graduate students studying agriculture or technology. This year's scholarships add up to about $130,000.
“This scholarship is highly competitive, and the students worked hard throughout their academic career to earn them,” said Mary Kate Wilson, director of granting for the Noble Foundation, in a news release. “We look forward to watching the students excel in their future endeavors and create a positive impact.”
Agricultural undergraduate scholarships are $2,500 per semester for as many as nine semesters and graduate awards are for $3,125 per semester for up to five semesters, according to the release. Technology students receive scholarships of up to $3,750 per year for two years or less.
Sam Noble bequeathed the money to fund the scholarships in 1992, the release states. The first scholarships were awarded in 1999. To date, the Foundation has given more than $2,098,000 to 157 students.