Shawnee area resident Reagan King was recently awarded an academic scholarship by the Shawnee Panhellenic Women.

A Shawnee area native, King completed her first semester at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, in December 2016 and has declared general business as her major.

She is the daughter of longtime Shawnee residents Troyce and Dana King and was a graduate of Bethel High School in 2016.

The Shawnee Panhellenic Women is an association of local college and university women with Greek affiliation that was formed many years ago with the primary purpose of encouraging young women to seek advanced education, and to encourage consideration of participation in Greek life on college campuses.

King received the scholarship from Sue Winterringer, president of the association and a retired educator, and Kim Freeman, treasurer, a former hospital administrator who continues to be active in healthcare management in Oklahoma, Texas and Oregon.

In order to be eligible for the Panhellenic scholarship, applicants must be enrolled full-time in college and be a member of a sorority. They must also achieve a 4.0 grade point average. Information regarding the scholarship program is distributed to area schools every spring.