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Four High School Seniors Receive Scholarships at Oklahoma Youth Expo

OKLAHOMA CITY — On March 18, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) awarded four $5,000 health and wellness scholarships to a selection of high school seniors who participated in the Oklahoma Youth Expo. Scholarship winners include Caitlyn Mack of Enid, Jenna Coakley and Keelyn Schaefer of Stillwater, and Blakley Howard of Elgin.

Scholarship selection is based on academic excellence, community involvement and the desire to attend an Oklahoma Higher Education Institution in pursuit of a medical degree, with the intention of focusing on health in rural Oklahoma upon graduation. 

“These scholarships are an investment in the future of health care in rural Oklahoma,” said BCBSOK President Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D. “College graduates with health-related degrees are an invaluable asset to the health of our state. We are proud to support these rising stars with the resources and assistance they need to thrive as successful health care professionals.”  

BCBSOK has partnered with OYE since 2014, and has given more than $100,000 in scholarship funding to Oklahoma students studying a health-related discipline. 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma’s Health and Wellness scholarship recipients (from left) Keelyn Schaefer and Jenna Coakley of Stillwater, Blakley Howard of Elgin, and Caitlyn Mack of Enid at the Oklahoma Youth Expo

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About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
For more than 80 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma has been committed to meeting the health care financing needs of Oklahomans. As the state's oldest and largest private health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma provides health care benefit plans for more than 830,000 Oklahomans. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is a division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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Jenefar de Leon
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Jenefar_Deleon@bcbsok.com



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