The United Way of Lamar County announced today that Jaxson Higgins is the recipient of the first annual $500 scholarship.
Jaxson Higgins is the grandson of Bill and Patricia Higgins and a 2018 graduate of Prairiland High School. He will be pursuing a nursing degree in Durant, Oklahoma.
The United Way of Lamar County’s annual $500 scholarship is open to all graduating Lamar County high school seniors. Applications are available in the spring. Eligible graduating seniors must also have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, have two letters of recommendation, and write a 500-word essay explaining how they benefited from one of the United Way of Lamar County’s Partner Agencies.