Folds of Honor supports the more than 1 million dependents adversely impacted by the military deployment of a family member. Nearly nine out of 10 do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. Folds of Honor seeks to bridge the gap by providing annual educational scholarships to the military families of those who have been killed or disabled while in active duty. These scholarships help support private education tuition, tutoring and educational summer camps for children K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and children. Since its founding in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 7,500 scholarships, including over 2,000 in 2014 alone.
Tall Oak Midstream is proud to support this important effort by sponsoring scholarships for two students from Oklahoma.
Brian A. Barton is the recipient of our first Folds of Honor scholarship. Brian grew up in Drumright, Oklahoma, and graduated from Cushing High School, where he participated in wrestling, FFA, 4-H and competitive speaking. He is currently a junior at Oklahoma State University majoring in ag business and pre-law. Brian is the son of retired Army Sergeant Allen Barton. Sergeant Barton served our country with distinction during the Vietnam War and was awarded a Purple Heart.
Katelyn Eden is from Edmond, Oklahoma, and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at the University of Central Oklahoma. Katy has been able to complete two major components of her MFA program: her work was published in the New Book Review, and she was a 2014 Page One Literary Art Gallery prize winner. This annual competition is held in association with the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Katelyn’s father, Air Force Technical Sergeant Gary Eden, honorably served his country and is now a disabled veteran.