2021 Eleanor Wight Scholarship Recipient


The Ada Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2021 Eleanor Wight Scholarship winner, Khiala Brown (IG: @khialabrowntoo). Brown is a graduate of Ada High School who plans to attend the University of Oklahoma in the Fall and major in Political Science with a minor in Studio Art.


Brown, is an active member of her community through participating in various exhibits and fundraisers including; the ECU Black Alumni Association Scholarship Fundraiser, November District Shirt Show, ECU Scholastic Show (2nd Place), Tabachi Show (2nd Palce), and Business Professionals of Ada Graphic Design Competition (State Finalist). Her teachers describe her as having a natural talent and “a passion for art” while being “committed to developing her artist and leadership skills” as President of the Ada Art Club. Brown’s hard work and overall dedication to her creative process make her an excellent choice for the Wight Scholarship.


The Eleanor Wight Scholarship was founded to honor the late Eleanor Wight, who was a wife, mother, artist and local French teacher. She was a very active member and officer of the Ada Arts Council and a strong supporter and advocate for the arts through the 1970’s and early 1980’s. In honor of Mrs. Wight, the Ada Arts Council established the Eleanor Wight Scholarship, which later on was enhanced by another advocate for the arts, Betty Woods. The estate of the late Betty Woods provided the funds to fully endow the Wight Scholarship. Ensuring funding will be available for years to come to provide college assistance for students of the arts.


For more information about the Ada Arts Council, please visit us at adaartsok.org

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