ENID, OK – In April, the Cherokee Strip Group Basis (CSCF) introduced the Work in Enid Award to draw expertise to Enid to fill the greater than 400 jobs accessible. With an unemployment fee of two.7%, Enid has extra job openings than job seekers. The Work in Enid award is designed to recruit new workers to the neighborhood by providing to repay as much as $10,000 in scholar mortgage debt for brand spanking new residents who take a place at Enid. The choice committee has named the primary two winners of the Prize. Elizabeth Bullard and Holly Romero will every obtain $10,000 in scholar mortgage aid over the following two years.
Elizabeth Bullard is a brand new dental hygienist at Wholesome Smiles in Enid. Elizabeth comes from a navy household that moved to Enid within the seventh grade. After finishing her bachelor’s diploma at Northwestern Oklahoma State College, she accomplished the dental hygienist program on the College of Oklahoma. After graduating, Elizabeth needed to resolve between taking a place at Bartlesville or returning to Enid. “As a single mom, transferring again to Enid was a straightforward resolution, Bullard mentioned. My mother and father and associates reside in Enid and coming again was ultimate for my son and me.” Bullard discovered of the award throughout her job interview. “I wasn’t positive I might get the award, however I am very grateful,” Bullard mentioned. Being a single mom and having the expense of attending dental hygiene college, this award takes a weight off my shoulders. I can use the funds I might have allotted for the mortgage fee to assist present extra alternatives for my son, who’s beginning pre-Okay.”
Holly Romero moved to Enid and started her new position as a speech-language pathologist at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Middle in June. Initially from Northern California, Romero accomplished her grasp’s diploma on the College of Central Oklahoma. After finishing her diploma, Holly
he moved to California, however was at all times on the lookout for a possibility to return to Oklahoma. “After finishing my grasp’s diploma, I moved again to California to stick with my mother and father and begin engaged on paying off my scholar loans. I selected to attend UCO as a result of they’ve probably the greatest packages within the nation for my diploma. Since I used to be from California , I paid for out-of-state tuition, rising the coed loans I took on. My place at St. Mary’s permits me to do what I’ve at all times needed to do, work within the medical subject.” Holly has been pleasantly shocked with what she has present in Enid. “Regardless that Enid is smaller than my hometown, it fits me. I like to discover and take part. I’m regularly discovering new issues to see and do.” The award can be placing Holly forward of the sport financially. “One of the crucial necessary issues this award will do is assist me turn into a house owner. Not having to fret about scholar loans and mortgage funds will likely be useful and relieve stress.”
The members of the choice committee had been impressed with these two candidates and felt that their conditions embodied the spirit of the award. Holly moved right here from California to work at St Mary’s and Elizabeth determined to return to Enid after incomes her dental hygienist certification. They’re additionally very lively locally and targeted on giving again. We’re completely satisfied that Enid has been chosen to reside and work with and are enthusiastic about her future as part of our neighborhood.
The CSCF continues to simply accept and assessment functions as they’re submitted. Extra details about the award and the applying could be discovered at www.LiveinEnid.com. Any particular person or enterprise involved in contributing to the Work in Enid award fund might contact the Cherokee Strip Group Basis at 580.234.3988.