For DonorsFor Applicants

Otis Watkins Memorial Scholarship

1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Apr 19, 2022
Winners Announced
May 15, 2022
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate student
Major of Interest:

Otis Watkins was a prominent local musician in Oklahoma who was born with a gift for music. 

Otis taught himself how to play instruments and went on to win numerous awards for his guitar skills. Otis was a local legend and member of the Otis Watkins Band, a blues band that served as an inspiration to many young musicians.

Otis believed in a strong community, and instilled value for others not only through his music but his personal relationships as well. Otis's daughter went on to carry on this legacy of giving back by attending nursing school and becoming a registered nurse.

This scholarship aims to help aspiring nurses in Oklahoma so they can afford the cost of tuition and pursue their dreams.

Any high school senior or undergraduate pursuing a degree in nursing in Oklahoma may apply for this scholarship opportunity.

To apply, please tell us how you believe music can help a person heal, and why giving back to your community through nursing is important to you.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published March 3, 2022
Essay Topic

Please tell us how you believe music can help a person heal, and why giving back to your community through nursing is important to you.

0–600 words

Winning Application

Deannah Seji
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma CityOklahoma City, OK
Music is such a powerful healing element across many cultures. Everyone has music that reminds them of a nostalgic times that brought them great happiness. Listening to a favorite song or album can help promote relaxation and happiness, which in turn reduces stress on the human body. Nursing is an excellent way to give back to the community through the healing acts that nurses perform for the community members. It’s important because there has been quite a shortage of nurses, which does not positively influence the care that the community receives especially as we are still experiencing a pandemic. I want to be apart of the solution that promotes health in the community.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 19, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 15, 2022.

This scholarship has been awarded, but we have hundreds more!
Find a perfect scholarship now