Two Gunter High School seniors have been selected as McKnight Leader Scholars, a program at Oklahoma State University.
Emily Bruner, daughter of Darrin and Cynthia Bruner, and Natalie Newman, daughter of Terry and Marla Newman, each will receive a four-year waiver of out-of-state tuition fees, $10,000 in scholarships over the next two years and opportunities to develop leadership skills through exclusive courses and seminars.
Bruner plans to study design, housing and merchandising at Oklahoma State University. Newman will major in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Oklahoma State University alumni Ross and Billie McKnight, of Throckmorton, established the McKnight Leader Scholars Program in 2010. It rewards rural students based on leadership and extracurricular activities such as community service, job experience, 4-H, FFA and high-school student government.
Nominations for incoming freshmen must be submitted by a high school administrator, non- parent OSU alumnus, former McKnight Scholar, 4-H or FFA leader, or other community group leader for which the student has been involved and served in a leadership position.
For more information, visit www.OSUgiving.com/McKnight.
Bruner and Newman are among 62 Gunter High School students set to graduate in May. Last year, Gunter seniors received nearly $600,000 in scholarships.
For more information on the Gunter Independent School District, visit www.gunterisd.org or contact the Gunter ISD Office of the Superintendent at (903) 433-4750.