George Nigh Scholarship

The George Nigh Scholarship was established in 1999 to commemorate fifty continuous years of service to Oklahoma Girls State by Governor George Nigh. This scholarship is presented to the Girls State citizen who prepared the best legislation for the Oklahoma Girls State program.

To participate in the opportunity please prepare legislation, created solely by you, that involves a state issue you find important.  Please place a cover page on this legislation with your name, hometown, and the title of your legislation.  The legislation will be judged for content, research, and relevancy of topic.

For an example of legislation filed in the state of Oklahoma, click here.

To apply for this scholarship, please email a copy of your legislation to Laura Gutsche at

Samsung Scholarship

The Samsung Scholarship was established to show appreciation for United States veterans who came to Korea’s aid during the struggle against communist forces in the Korean War. The winner of this scholarship must be a Girls State participant who is a direct descendant of a wartime veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.

For those interested in applying for this scholarship please click here for further information and the online application.

Due Date

Both scholarships are due by Friday May 27th.


For questions regarding the scholarships, please contact Jennifer Shaw:

Jennifer Shaw


Pictured above: Governor Nigh at the 2016 session.

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