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It’s time to apply for the Dr. John Montgomery Scholarship 2019 Featured

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Dr. John Montgomery with his daughter and  grandson at the first Dr. John Montgomery Scholarship Banquet held in 2011 Dr. John Montgomery with his daughter and grandson at the first Dr. John Montgomery Scholarship Banquet held in 2011

 

The scholarship was established in honor of Dr. John Montgomery, retired LeFlore County veterinarian who helped organize the local NAACP and was very instrumental in ending segregation and bridging racial gaps that existed in the mid 1900's. Dr. John Montgomery's voice is still ringing loud and clear in our communities.

 

Scholarships Criteria
Minimum 2.5 GPA
Full-time Student
(Proof of College Enrollment 12 hours or more)
(Official H. S. Transcript - 7 semesters)
ACT Score 20
3 Letters of References

Essay
700 words with the subject of “Importance of Serving Mankind”

30 Hours Volunteering

Please include a resume listing your extracurricular, community, and other significant activities.

Please use full organization names and list any positions held, responsibilities, and accomplishments.
Please include a resume listing extracurricular, community and other significant activities.

Please use full organization names and list any positions held, responsibilities and accomplishments.

 

The Scholarships will be awarded at the annual NAACP Banquet on August 24, 2019.

 

About Dr. John Montgomery

 

Dr. John Montgomery helped organize the LeFlore County Branch of the NAACP.

Montgomery was born Aug. 11, 1917, on the outskirts of Henderson, Texas.

When he finished the eighth grade, he moved 40 miles away to Marshall, Texas, to attend the nearest high school for African-American students. Upon his graduation, he attended Prairie View A&M University, where he met his wife, Doris, to whom he was married for 54 years before her passing.

 

After graduation, he joined the Army, serving as sergeant 1st class in World War II. Using money, he'd saved from his G.I. bill, he then attended Tuskegee University, where he earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine. He then worked for a year in Mexico City before he and Doris Montgomery moved to Poteau in 1951, where he practiced veterinary medicine in LeFlore County for 35 years and served as a mentor for to other young veterinarians.

 

Montgomery was instrumental in desegregation in the Poteau area. In 1955, he petitioned the Poteau public school board to initiate the integration of the school system.

 

The agreement to do so made Poteau the first city in Oklahoma to allow African-American students to attend school with white students.

 

His actions also resulted in the desegregation of several area restaurants, public swimming pools and local businesses..

 

He died on December 5, 2014 at the age of 97.

 

Dr. John W. Montgomery

Scholarship Application

2019

 

Legal Name ____________________________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address __________________________________________________________________________________

Home/ Cell Phone Number ____________________ Date of Birth (Month/Date/Year) ___________________________

 

School of Choice _____________________________________________________ GPA _______________________

(Trade/Technical School, Community College, University)

Scholarships Criteria

            Full-time Student

            (Proof of College Enrollment 12 hours or more)

            Minimum GPA 2.5

            (Official H. S. Transcript - 7 semesters)

            ACT Score 20

           

            3 Letters of References

            Essay

            700 words with the subject of “Importance of Serving Mankind”

            30 Hours Volunteering

            Please include a resume listing your extracurricular, community, and other significant activities. Please use full

            Organization names and list any positions held, responsibilities, and accomplishments.

I certify that the above statements are made in good faith and are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. The Scholarship awarding process is highly competitive. I understand that even though I may meet the minimum qualifications for a scholarship, I may not receive one. Scholarships will be awarded at the Annual Banquet on

August 24, 2019.

Applicant’s Signature ____________________________________ Date ______________________________________

 

 

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications postmarked after June 30, 2019 will not be accepted.

Return application to: LeFlore County NAACP, P. O. Box 282, Pocola, OK 74902

Scholarship Application Deadline – June 30, 2019

 

 

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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