Two Oklahoma students have been named Toyota Community Scholars — Jourdan Godwin of Fort Gibson and Austin Scott of Norman.
The two join 98 others as the 11th class of recipients of $1.12 million overall in scholarships from the automaker. Recipients were chosen from more than 8,000 students nationwide who were active in the classroom and in their communities.
“Based on the countless service projects conducted by the 2007 class, it is clear these 100 students view community service not as an obligation, but as a way of life,” the automaker said in a press release.
Projects included raising $25,000 to fight muscular dystrophy to promoting hydrogen fuel cells as an alternative to combustion engines.
“What these 100 high school seniors have accomplished in regard to community service and academics at such a young age is truly amazing,” Michael Rouse, Toyota manager of philanthropy and community affairs, said in the release.
Scholarships are worth either $10,000 or $20,000, over four years, for study at four-year colleges and universities.
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