Scholarship Recipients 2022


Congratulations to all our 2022 scholarship recipients!


The Golconda Award

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Abby Billman (pictured above) is from Stillwater, OK. She is majoring in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Spanish. After she graduates, she plans to teach Spanish at a middle school or high school in Oklahoma. She spent the past semester in Valencia, Spain and plans to go to Costa Rica this summer to improve her Spanish even more.

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Grace Cowherd (pictured above) is from Heber Springs, AR. She is a Professional Pilot major with a minor in Chinese. She hopes to fly internationally one day, and her goal is to fly to Asia.

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Jackie Harsha (pictured above) will be graduating in May 2023 with degrees in both GSIS and Spanish. She is from Edmond, Oklahoma but considers Stillwater her home. She is spending Spring 2022 studying abroad in Granada, Spain taking classes on Spanish culture, Islamic culture, and Spanish Language. She is also an AFROTC cadet and will commission into the United States Air Force or Space Force upon graduation.

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Kennerly Holloway (pictured above) is from Tulsa, OK, studying biosystems and agricultural engineering with a Spanish minor. After graduation in Spring 2023, she hopes to work in the engineering field while using her Spanish skills to better communicate with clients and associates.

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John Mark Mulder (pictured above) is from Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a senior civil engineering major with a minor in Spanish. He has been to Peru and will travel to Guatemala for Engineers Without Borders. His professional interest is water treatment, and his passion is global water sustainability. He hopes to connect with communities and make an impact through Spanish, soccer, and civil engineering.

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Carly Noone (pictured above) is from Allen, Texas. She is a civil engineering major in the environmental option, and a Spanish minor. She hopes to learn Spanish so that she can communicate with more workers and customers once she is working as an employee in the future, and this scholarship will help her travel abroad to Guatemala with Engineers Without Borders over the summer!

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Hannah Slape (pictured above) is from Edmond, OK. She is majoring in Psychology and Pre-Nursing, with a minor in Spanish.

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Zion Stidham (pictured above) is majoring in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. She is looking forward to graduating and getting into the field of mental health work. She plans on getting a master's degree and becoming a licensed mental health therapist.

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Rachel Thomlinson (pictured above) is from Houston, Texas. She is a double major in Management Information Systems and American Sign Language.

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Katie Tidwell (pictured above) is from Boise, Idaho and is double majoring in International Business and Spanish. She plans to attend law school after she graduates.


The John Sadler Award

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Mary Erdmann (pictured above) is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and is majoring in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics with minors in Spanish and Biochemistry. Mary will study abroad in Spain during the summer of 2022 and plans on attending medical school after graduating.

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Laura Gosz (pictured above) is from Stillwater, Oklahoma. She is getting her B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies with minors in Linguistics, Classical Studies (focusing in ancient Greek), English, and Global Studies, and she is about to complete certification in TESOL. She plans to pursue an M.A. in Applied Linguistics for the purpose of participating in cross-cultural translation work and documentation of minority language groups.


The William J. Ray Memorial Scholarship


Rachel Black (pictured above) is from Grove, OK. She is studying Secondary Education, Spanish. She hopes to get a master's in Spanish after graduating from OSU.


The Susan Waid Childs Endowed Scholarship

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Madison Young (pictured above) is from Arlington, Texas. She is double majoring in Spanish and Communication Sciences and Disorders. She plans to study abroad in the Spring of 2023 in Madrid, Spain.


The Frances Lee and Charles Dutreau Scholarship

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Samantha Sanchez (pictured above) is majoring in International Business with a minor in Management. She plans to study abroad at the International University of Cannes, France.

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Madison Young (pictured above) is from Arlington, Texas. She is double majoring in Spanish and Communication Sciences and Disorders. She plans to study abroad in the Spring of 2023 in Madrid, Spain.


The Buck & C.A. Aldrich Endowed Scholarship in Foreign Language

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Maria Risley (pictured above) is a junior at Oklahoma State double majoring in Secondary Education: English and Spanish. She is interested in TESOL research, cultural and linguistic representation in young adult literature, and loves teaching. She plans to study abroad in Granada, Spain Fall 2022 and someday hopes to teach abroad.


The Hilde Wohlert Memorial Award

Trevor Allee (not pictured) is the Outstanding Senior for the Department of Languages and Literatures. He is majoring in Spanish and Philosophy. He has studied abroad in Oaxaca and Granada.


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