The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association announced Magdalene Quintero, a graduate of Jones High School, received the John Marley Scholarship.
Quintero majors in biology/pre-medicine at the University of Arts and Sciences of Oklahoma.
The 2015 John Marley Scholarship is a $2,000 award to the children of casino industry employees in Oklahoma given on a competitive basis of high scholarship. The award can be applied to any part of their college costs and students at any point in their college education, not just freshmen, are eligible.
To be considered, applicants had to submit their transcripts, a copy of their acceptance letter, two letters of recommendation, their fall class schedule, a completed application, and a 1,000-word essay on the topic, “If you could have dinner with anyone- past or present- who would it be?”
“We received many outstanding applications this year and the selection committee had a hard time choosing recipients,” said Brian Foster, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association chairman. “Our finalists really stood out from the rest and demonstrate the spirit of the Marley Scholarship, which was a dream of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association for years. It is our honor to present this year’s scholarships to these outstanding Oklahoma students.”
Founded in 2008, The John Marley Scholarship Foundation seeks to provide education opportunities for OIGA member employees and their family. John Marley was an instrumental member of OIGA, who preached the importance of education and sharing knowledge.