The Junior Service League of Midwest City Awarded $55,000 in Grants and $5,000 in Scholarships

Junior Service League of Midwest City announces their 2019 grant and scholarship recipients for non-profits and graduating high school seniors in eastern Oklahoma County.

 
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The Junior Service League of Midwest City has a long history of providing support to Eastern Oklahoma County, both financially and with service hours volunteered by its members. JSL uses the funds raised from the Ways & Means Gala to provide grants to local non-profit organizations and scholarships to graduating high school seniors in eastern Oklahoma County.

For the 2019 grant period, there were 32 applications for funding. JSL is pleased to announce that grants totaling $55,000 have been awarded, in varying amounts, to support the following noteworthy projects:

  • Barnes Elementary

    • The grant will cover 11 iPads, 11 protective cases, 11 AppleCare licenses and a cart with lock.

  • Carl Albert Orchestra

    • The grant will go toward the purchase of instruments for those students not able to purchase them.

  • MWC Bomber Band Booster Club

    • The funds for the booster club are through fundraisers and football, basketball and wrestling concession stands.  The current concession stand equipment is broken or in disrepair. The grant will cover 2 Gas Grills, 3 Popcorn machines, 3 Uline carts big wheel hand mover.

  • Choctaw Elementary

    • The grant will fund 24 Chromebook and licenses.

  • Choctaw Nicoma Park S.E.A.R.C.H.

    • The grant money will be used to purchase 6 Dell Laptops, VEX IQ Robotics Competition field and a VEX IQ Field and Game Element Kit.

  • The Eden Clinic

    • The grant will go toward the purchase of medical supplies and resources needed at the clinic (Pregnancy Testing, OB Ultrasound, STD Testing and Treatment, Well women check ups, cancer screening, 1st trimester prenatal exams.

  • EOC Resource Center

    • The funds will be used to provide socks, underwear, blankets and toiletries such as: tooth brushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, body wash and razors.

  • Hope Retreat Ranch

    • The grant will be used toward the purchase of materials needed to finish the elevation of the pavilion, to include: siding, rock and lighting.

  • Indian Meridian Elementary

    • The grant will fund 5 iPads, 1 Dell Laptop, 1 3D printer, 1 wonder workshop coding robot, Activity robot bundle, Creativity robot bundle, Wonder Pack Robot, Wonder Dot Creativity Robot, and 1 Sphero Bolt.

  • Leah’s Hope

    • The grant will cover the costs of the living and dining furniture necessary to furnish four apartments for their beneficiaries and resident manager.

  • Mid-Del Food Pantry

    • The funds will be used to purchase a Chromebook and supplies to be used to offer clients by assisting them with food stamp applications, volunteer and donor recognition, promotional supplies to increase visibility and a new sign that is more visible to clients.

  • Mid-Del Group Home

    • The funds will be used to replace flooring in one of the group homes.

  • Mid Del Swim Booster Club

    • The funds will be used to purchase a wireless timing system that will be used for all 3 Mid-Del High Schools (Carl Albert Swim, Midwest City Swim and Del City Swim).  Of all the teams they compete against Mid-Del is the only team lacking digital technology.

  • OKC Ballet for Crutcho Creek Elementary

    • The grant will cover the purchase of 72 pairs of ballet shoes.

For the 2019 scholarship period, there were 12 exceptional scholarship applicants. JSL is pleased to announce that scholarships totaling $5,000 have been awarded, $1,000 each, to contribute to college tuition for the following high school seniors:

  • Mallory Pursell

    • Carl Albert High School

  • Zac Worth

    • Carl Albert High School

  • Jake Flaggert

    • Choctaw High School

  • Taryn Mclaughlin

    • Carl Albert High School

  • Paytton White

    • Midwest City High School

 
The grants and scholarships given out to our community are a direct result from the hard work of the JSL Gala Committee and members but also the outpouring of donations from local businesses and community members. I am so thankful to be a part of such a giving community
— Amanda Wiens, JSL President and Ways & Means Committee Member.
 

The women of Junior Service League would like to note that these grants and scholarship would not be possible without the support of our amazing community.

Each year, the Junior Service League accepts applications for membership. If you have a heart for service and are interested in joining a group of outstanding women that work to make our community a better place, please consider applying for JSL. Applications can be found on our website (jslmwc.org) and are due June 20th.