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Breeden Scholarship

ONF Breeden Scholarship

The Bob and Marion Breeden University of Oklahoma Journalism Student Aid Fund Scholarship was created in 2006 by a memorial donation from the Breeden family to the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation. Each year the foundation awards one $1,000 scholarship to an upper-class student enrolled at The University of Oklahoma. Applicants should be enrolled full-time during the next school year in a journalism or equivalent degree program with plans to pursue a newspaper career upon graduation. Application form is below.



Robert H. Breeden received his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 1929. He was editor and co-publisher of The Cleveland American, a weekly newspaper in Cleveland, Okla., from 1931 to 1962. He served on the Oklahoma Press Association’s board of directors, including a term as the association’s vice president in 1961. He also owned several newspapers in Arkansas. Breeden was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate in 1956 and served as the Senate’s minority leader for two terms. He also led Henry Bellmon’s successful campaign to become Oklahoma’s first Republican governor. Breeden died on March 25, 2006, in Russellville, Ark.

Additional OPA scholarships are available to Oklahoma State University students working at the O'Colly newspaper. Students should apply through the college.



NOTE: Please have your resume' ready to attach before submitting this form. Please do not apply if you are not a journalism student at The University of Oklahoma.

CONTACT for Questions: OPA Member Services Director Lisa Sutliff,, 405-499-0026; Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation, 3601 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK  73105