Social work student earns scholarship in honor of Woodward woman

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Social work student earns scholarship in honor of Woodward woman

June 1, 2010

 Northwestern Oklahoma State University social work student Clarissa Fifield received a $500 scholarship in honor of Alberta Stout.  The scholarship is for a social work student, with children, who demonstrates passion for the profession and a desire to work in the region after graduation.
Clarissa Fifield and Alberta Stout

 

Clarissa Fifield, Woodward sophomore and social work major at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has received a $500 scholarship named after a Woodward woman, Alberta Stout.

Stout, 83, raised nine children and was a waitress and cook before retiring.

The scholarship's stipulations include a preference for a social work major, with children, who demonstrates passion for the profession and a desire to work in the region after graduation.

Current Northwestern social work students were asked to write an essay detailing each individual qualification under the guidelines. Fifield was chosen as the applicant who most closely met the "spirit of the scholarship.”

“The Department of Social Work at Northwestern is grateful for this donation,” said Kylene Rehder, department of social work chair. “Ms. Stout and Clarissa are excellent examples of area women who make a difference in our community."

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