Nell Franklin Scholarship

Please note: If you have submitted the General Application and meet the requirements below, then you will be automatically considered for this scholarship.


  • Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from one of the three Lawton high schools.
  • Applicants must be a female.
  • Unweighted GPA greater than or equal to 2.5.
  • Applicants must plan to attend Cameron University or Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton, OK.

The Nell Franklin Scholarship is a one-time award; previous recipients may reapply for up to four years. Funds may be used for tuition, fees and book expenses. Payments are made directly to the school. No more than six credit hours may be completed online each semester.

The Nell Franklin Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 as an endowed fund at the Lawton Community Foundation. Longtime Lawton resident and Lawton Business Women’s Club (LBW) member, Nell Franklin established the Nell Franklin Scholarship through a planned gift to the LBW. The Nell Franklin Scholarship fund was managed by the Lawton Business Women’s Past Presidents club prior to the fund moving to the Lawton Community Foundation. This scholarship encourages graduating high school females from any Lawton high schools to pursue an undergraduate degree at Cameron University or Great Plains Technology Center (Lawton Campus).