The El Reno Public Schools Foundation, under their guidance of the Gardner Scholarship Committee; Chairman Dana Bland Gibson, Cindy Spain Ward former employee and philanthropist of El Reno Public Schools, Dr. Lacey Carder-Holden DC ERPSF Vice-President, Chad Neathery ERPSF President; Gary Bates, EHS Graduate and Local Business Entrepreneur; Suzanne Tully Thompson OFE Board Member, has awarded 2016-2017 recipients. Nathan Benge $3,000 SWOSU; Hailey Robinson OU $2,000; Claire Emory OU $2,000; Donald Cantrell, U.S. Navy, OU School of Law $2,000.




“The El Reno Public Schools Foundation has given me an opportunity to pursue my dreams in college. I plan to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University and major in marketing. Kids are easily influenced by what they see in their youth and I want them to see the heros on the big screen and strive to be them. The El Reno Public Schools Foundation showed me that hard work will pay eventually and they have inspired me to keep working towards a better tomorrow.”  ~ Nathan Benge






“Through the generosity of the El Reno Public Schools Foundation, I will be continuing my education at Oklahoma State University with the goal of gaining admittance to the OU Health Science Radiology and Sonography program next spring. I am extremely fortunate that members of our community have provided financial support to this scholarship program which will allow me to be one step closer to my goals. I hope one day to be able to help other students achieve their goals just as you’ve helped me.”  ~ Hailey Robinson






I am so excited and blessed to have received the Gardner Scholarship from the El Reno Public School Foundation. I cannot wait to put this money towards my college education at the University of Oklahoma. My goal is to major in Engineering and pursue my dreams of helping others overseas. The Gardner Scholarship has encouraged me to strive for the best, which I plan to continue doing in my future endeavors.”  ~ Claire Emory





Donald Cantrell

Donald Cantrell