Three Northwestern seniors awarded Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship

April 4, 2019

Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship Winners

Dr. James Bell (far left) and Karen Koehn (far right) recently awarded three students with the Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship. The recipients are (left to right) Karlton Riffel, Caitlin Evans and Haleigh Brown, all senior education students at Northwestern.

Three Northwestern Oklahoma State University seniors were awarded the Guthrie Scottish Rite Scholarship given by the Guthrie Scottish Rite Charitable and Educational Foundation.

Those awarded this semester are Haleigh Brown of Yukon, elementary education; Caitlin Evans of Enid, English education; and Karlton Riffel of Tampa, Kansas, agriculture education.

Each semester the scholarships are awarded to teacher candidates who are completing their professional semester.

Dr. James Bell, associate vice president for academics and dean of faculty, and Karen Koehn, Division of Education advisory board member, presented the students their scholarships.

The Guthrie Scottish Rite Charitable and Educational Foundation works primarily with children with language and/or reading disorders. Recipients are chosen by members of the Teacher Education faculty who have reviewed all applications and voted for the candidate they felt was the best choice.

For more information on the Guthrie Scottish Rite scholarship or the Division of Education contact Dr. Christee Jenlink, associate dean of education and professor of education, at (580) 327-8450 or email


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