Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholarship Program
The Chancellor’s Scholars Program was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in 1990 with privately raised funds. Most of the fund was raised on the occasion of Dr. Hans Brisch’s 50th birthday and his 2003 retirement. Chancellor Brisch died in February 2006, at which time the State Regents renamed the program the Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholarship Program as a living legacy to his dedication to the students of Oklahoma.
Chancellor Glen D. Johnson continues the traditions of the program, which honors not only Chancellor Brisch but the office of Chancellor and all individuals who hold that office. Chancellors, staff and colleagues have contributed professional honoraria to the program corpus.
Recipients are academically talented high school seniors with outstanding leadership ability and a commitment to the enhancement of their communities. Community commitment is demonstrated through the students’ involvement in high school and/or community programs or projects that have resulted in an improvement of the learning environment of the school or the social betterment of the community.
The first Chancellor’s Scholars were recognized in 1992. To date, 88 outstanding young persons have been honored with the prestigious award. This year, four outstanding students will be named Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholars, and they will bring a vibrant, energetic presence to Oklahoma higher education, adding to the intellectual environment that fosters student success.
The 2013 award winners are:
- Julia Benbrook, Woodward High School
- Garrett Dollins, Perkins-Tryon High School
- Taylor Kennedy, Lawton MacArthur High School
- Micah Workman, Tushka High School
To the Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholars:
On behalf of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, congratulations to each of you. As you know, the Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholarship Program consists of an elite group of young Oklahoma leaders who have distinguished themselves both academically and through service to their home communities. You are joining an impressive group of scholar leaders who are making a difference in the lives of others by consistently giving back to their communities.
I congratulate you, honor you, and wish you the best as you begin your postsecondary academic experience. We look forward to following your progress as you achieve your personal goals. We are proud to honor you as the 2013 Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholars.
Glen D. Johnson, Chancellor