Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College sophomore Goldie Snow was selected as one of five semifinalists from Oklahoma for the national Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, the largest private scholarship in the United States available exclusively for students and graduates from two-year colleges.
If selected, Snow will receive up to $55,000 per year to further her education. To qualify, an applicant must be a recent graduate from a two-year college or a current sophomore with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or higher, demonstrate financial need, and plan to transfer to a four-year university by the fall of 2023.
Snow recently accepted an offer to attend the University of Oklahoma to study theatrical design and production, with an emphasis on scenic design and properties.
“At NEO, no dream is too big or person too small. Every ambition is met with respect and resources,” said Snow. “Faculty, staff, and administration met my enthusiasm for learning and education with their own passion and dedication. NEO helped me find myself and realize my potential. I am now more creative, well-rounded, and courageously prepared for whatever the world holds for me.”
Snow is a vocal performance major from Miami, Oklahoma. She holds the highest student position in the NEO Theatre Experience program, where she leads fellow students to improve the Fine Arts Center and produce live theatre. She volunteers with the LEAD Agency and in local elementary schools, collects food and clothing for Peggy’s Closet, has been involved in several campus-wide clean-ups, and tutors other students in various academic courses.
Snow serves as president for both Masquers Theatre United and Choir, and she is the Student Body Government secretary. She was the choreographer for Miami High School Wardog Color Guard and is an active member of the Honors Program and Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.
Snow said, “NEO made college affordable without sacrificing a vibrant student life, co-curricular or the quality of education. They provided me with exceptional instruction and, more importantly, a family. I feel loved and supported enough to explore new possibilities and experiment without bounds. From day one, no idea was too far out of reach. Anything is possible on this campus.”