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Dr. Karen M. Clark Scholarship


The Oklahoma City Chapter of Chums, Inc. established a scholarship program in 2009 to help minority youth who pursue post high school education or training. Annually, two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to high school graduates who attend a college or vocational school full time for the first time. Graduating seniors from the Oklahoma City, Edmond, Putnam City, Millwood or Mid-Del School districts are eligible to apply.  Scholarship applications are accepted in February and scholarships awarded in May.


In 2012, the Chapter officially named the scholarship after Dr. Karen M. Clark, organizer and first president, in honor of her achievements and commitment to education.   The annual “I’m Every Woman” luncheon helps fund the scholarships.

2023 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE : Wednesday - May 10, 2023  (postmarked or emailed)


2023 Scholarship Letter

2023 Scholarship Application

Past Scholarship Recipients

2023                            Christabel Sam

                                     Jaidyn Broiles

                                     Kaysen Gibson


2022                            DeAndrea Samuel

                                     Terrance Gilliam

2021                            Layla Molina

                                     Karen Santillan

                                     Erin Williams

2020                            Mackenzie Chandler

                                     J'lientia McNeal

2019                            Moun'tae J. Edmundon Jr.

                                     Zamya Darthard

2018                            Mallory Hudson

                                     Avani Smith


2017                            Cheryl Daniel

                                     De’Ashia Cogdell


2016                            Janna Carter


2015                            Rickel Boyd

                                    Hanna Ahmad-Coleman


2014                            Alise Lanae Bundage

                                     Aire-ana Robinson


2013                            Sky Deer

                                     MacKenzie Renfro


2012                            Karla Y. Villalobos


2011                            Siah Sicarr



Dr. Karen Marie Clark

For more than 20 years Dr. Karen M. Clark, organizer and first president of the Oklahoma City Chapter of Chums, Inc., served in education as a professor, department chair and administrator at the State Department of Education, St. Gregory College and Langston University.


Karen Marie Scott Clark, born in Chicago, IL, received a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Illinois State University, an M.Ed from Central State University and an Ed.D from Oklahoma State University. She also held local, regional and national leadership in Jack & Jill of America; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Links, Inc. and Chums Inc. She died on October 26, 2011.  

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