One McLoud, Oklahoma, residents were recently awarded academic scholarships by Oklahoma Baptist University for the 2019-20 academic year. They include Aerin Kilby.

Kilby received President’s Academic Scholarships. Presented in recognition of academic achievement, the President’s Academic Scholarship is an annual $9,000 scholarship which can be renewed for three additional years, making the honor worth a potential of $36,000.

A senior at Bethel High School, Kilby currently plans to pursue a college degree in management. Kilby is a member of Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church.

Dr. Will Smallwood, OBU senior vice president for advancement and university relations, presented a certificate of recognition to each 2019 academic scholarship recipient during a recent ceremony on OBU’s campus in Shawnee.

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