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Scholarship to Lend a Hand to History Lovers

A new scholarship will allow NEO A&M students who possess a love of history to immerse themselves in artifacts from local collectors. NEO A&M has formed an alliance with the Dobson Museum in Miami to award a $1,000 annual scholarship to a student.  Such an opportunity will allow the selected NEO student to study local history and develop an understanding of museum management and operations.

The Dobson Alliance Scholarship recipient will be required to work six hours each week at the Dobson Museum during the fall and spring semesters.  This stipulation will allow the student to be surrounded by a vast collection of artifacts that represent our local history and connection with Native American tribes, mining, Route 66 and the Royal Air Force British Flyers Training School that was stationed in Miami during World War II. The museum contains a Hall of Fame, which highlights Miami natives who are known nationally and internationally known for their contributions to arts, sports and business: *Charles Banks Wilson, Steve Owens, Mickey Mantle, Moscelyne Larkin, Tom Ferguson, and George L. Coleman. The Dobson Museum is also home to memorabilia from the Texaco Oil Company that was donated by Texaco retirees.

“Working in the Dobson Museum will connect a student with the history that took place right here in Ottawa County,” said David Loving, NEO history instructor. “The benefit of actually working in a museum is that you are in contact with artifacts that are 100 to 150 years-old. That is a physical aspect of history that you just can’t get in a classroom.”

The establishment of the alliance between the Dobson Museum and NEO A&M purposefully coincides with the celebration of Oklahoma’s statehood centennial.

The Dobson Alliance Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time NEO student with a minimum grade point average of 3.25. Applications are available at the NEO Development Foundation Office and are due back to the Foundation office by April 1 of each year. Those with questions or who wish to make a contribution to the scholarship fund may contact the NEO Development Office at (918) 540-6250.

Click on the picture above to view a one minute historical Texaco commercial which is some of the historical information at the Dobson Museum. The Texaco commercial is copyrighted by Chevron Corporation and used with permission.
History and perspective on Texaco, from retired CEO James W. Kinnear. Click on book to purchase at Amazon.
Former Texaco CEO James W. Kinnear's story of the historic preservation project he and his wife Mary undertook in their retirement. Click on book to purchase at Amazon.
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DVD Copies of Charles Banks Wilson are available for $24.95 each.
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