The Anita Hairston scholarship was established to honor the legacy of the founding member of the Tulsa Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She founded Alpha Xi Sigma Chapter on November 12, 1944. She was the first African American female to receive a Masters Degree from the University of Tulsa in 1952.
Since 1996, over 75 students have received over $150,000 from the Anita Hairston Scholarship, Sigma Gamma Rho Senior Stipends, Anna B. House Scholarship, and the Philo Affiliate Scholarship.
Meet the 2022 Recipients...
Shiloh Hannah Sells, the daughter of Denyveaus and Dana Sells, is a graduate of Owasso High School. She plans to attend the University of Oklahoma in August to major in Computer Science and Pre-Medicine. Her ultimate goal is to become a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon. Shiloh is a member of the Rhoer Club.
Fatima Velasquez, the daughter of Jose de Jesus and Sonia Velazquez, is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. In August, the International Baccalaureate graduate plans to attend the University of Oklahoma to major in Business and Management. She aspires to work in accounting or marketing in a corporate setting.
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