Leadership Spotlight: Hudiburg Scholars


Chelsea Ratterman, Assistant Editor

The Hudiburg Scholarship is another Leadership scholarship available to students. There are currently eight members that make up the group. Formerly known as Reconnections, this scholarship has been re-named in honor of the Hudiburg Family, which has been a staple of the Midwest City business community since the 1950s.

The Hudiburg Scholarship is available to all students who meet the requirements for admission, and are able to complete the scholarship requirements throughout the year. The Hudiburg group still serves similar functions as the Reconnections, and provides help and resources to the community and campus. The group works out of the Student

Before heading out on a scholarship event, the Hudiburg Scholars get a picture with Dr. Britton and members of the Foundation. Dropped: Steven Hipkins, Danielle Rogers and Joshua Wolfe. Not pictured: Darrin Bridges Photo by Ken Beachler

Success Center and their advisors are Melissa Aguigui and Carla Robison.

Through the Success Center, the scholars provide peer mentoring to students as well as other services to help students make it through college coursework and responsibilities. They provide a number of workshops to students to help guide them through the finer points of college life. This spring, they will be doing a 60 minute workshop about “Tips and Tricks for College,” from a student’s standpoint. This is similar to the Student Success Legacy cluster, which covered networking, critical thinking, and a workshop about “The College Puzzle – How to fit it all together.”

The Scholars are the representatives of their scholarship to the community. They do a number of workshops and projects for the community, and provide community anchors with the resources they need to reach out and help citizens in need. Project Noel was a large project the scholars did for churches in the area. It helped them gather gifts and necessities to be handed out to community members in need during the holiday season. During the Fall 2011 semester, the group went to Dove Science Academy in Oklahoma City and spoke to a group of students on the importance of college and the resources available to them to continue their education.
For the spring semester, the Scholars will be helping to build a home for a family in need, in association with Habitat for Humanity. They will also be having their annual celebration at the Atkinson house, where family members are encouraged to come meet with the scholars and learn about the scholarship program.

Scholarships are an important resource during college. All Leadership scholarships provide a tuition waiver as well as money toward books and fees. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is March 5. Applications are online at rose.edu, or pick up the Admissions Application and Leadership Scholarship Packet in the Student Welcome Center.

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