OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — On March 16, 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 (OYE). Scholarship winners include Katelyn Fleming of Tecumseh, Kayla Poling of Silo, Abigail Burton of Stillwater, and Brody Shelby of Hollis.
Throughout the past decade, BCBSOK has partnered with the OYE to provide scholarships to seniors who desire to attend an Oklahoma Higher Education Institution in pursuit of a medical degree, with the intention of focusing on health in rural Oklahoma. An area typically underserved in our rural communities. Scholarship selection is also based on academic excellence and community involvement.
“These scholarships are an investment in the future of health care in rural Oklahoma,” said BCBSOK Chief Medical Officer Todd Hoffman, M.D., C.P.E. “College graduates with health-related degrees are an invaluable asset to the health of our state. We are proud to have partnered with OYE the last 10 years and support these rising stars with the resources and assistance they need to thrive as successful health care professionals in our rural communities.”
BCBSOK has given more than $200,000 in scholarship funding to 40 Oklahoma students studying a health-related discipline. Learn more about the partnership and impact here.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma for 83 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 800,000 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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