For nearly 50 years, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame has been making higher education possible for Oklahoma students! Each spring, students in grades 9-12 test their knowledge of Oklahoma's history through the Oklahoma Scholarship Competition to earn cash scholarships or tuition grants. At least 10 scholarships are available in each of Oklahoma's 77 counties.
The $6,000 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship is awarded to one high school senior annually each fall. The recipient is selected by Members of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame based on the student’s academic achievement, civic involvement, volunteerism, and extracurricular activities.
Created by friends and colleagues of Lee Allan Smith, this namesake award honors an individual who has demonstrated volunteer and civic efforts that grow pride in their community; are well known for engaging the community in their efforts; and have created a legacy of pride for future generations. The award is given annually each spring.