G.M. Sutton Avian Research Center Presents Sutton Award Scholarships

Tulsa, – George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center is pleased to announce the thirteenth annual Sutton Award Scholarships. This provides opportunities for Oklahoma high school students to receive funding for their continuing education or for other aspects of their future.

Today’s students have few opportunities to interact directly with nature. As a result, television, movies, and photography have become important links that connect students to the natural world. In that regard, the Sutton Avian Research Center, an internationally renowned ornithological research and conservation organization based near Bartlesville, OK, offers an annual scholarship competition for the Sutton Award. This award recognizes those students who demonstrate the ability to communicate current conservation topics in compelling ways.

Entries are judged by a panel made up of both Sutton Center and NatureWorks board members, and art supporters. A reception for public display of all entries will be held at the Willowbrush Studio + Gallery, 8545 E. 41st Street, Tulsa, OK on February 4, 1-3pm. This is a great opportunity for the public to view the outstanding talents of Oklahoma students.

The Sutton Center is again proud to partner with NatureWorks, Inc., a Tulsa non-profit organization assisting in the development and conservation of wildlife preserves, wildlife habitats, and educational opportunities for adults and children regarding the values of sharing our homeland with wildlife. NatureWorks holds an annual Wildlife Art Show and Sale featuring many of the nation’s finest wildlife painters, sculptors, and carvers. With the generosity and financial support of NatureWorks and other contributors, the Sutton Award scholarship program is able to offer financial recognition to Oklahoma’s 10th, 11th, and 12th graders as well as their teachers. The top twenty awarded scholarship entries will be featured at the NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show and Sale on February 25 & 26 at the Tulsa Renaissance Convention Center, 71st and US-169. (www.natureworks.org).