The Dr. Debbie Blanke scholarship fund was established by the Oklahoma women in Higher Education Executive Board in November 2014 in honor of Dr. Blanke for her contributions toward advancing women leaders in higher education.  This scholarship aids students enrolled in a graduate-level higher education-related degree program.  Since 2014, the scholarship has been awarded to 17 students, helping to create and advance leaders in higher education.

Donate to the Scholarship Fund
Your donation will assist in endowing this scholarship to continue to support students into the future.

PLEASE NOTE:  We are only able to receive donations through PayPal or check at this time.  After entering your donation amount and contact information, when asked to select "Donate with PayPal" or "Donate with Debit or Credit Card", please select the "Donate with PayPal" option.  Using this option will still allow you enter debit card or credit card information without creating a PayPal account.  You may also send a check payable to Oklahoma Women in Higher Education.  Please note in the memo that the money is for the Dr. Debbie Blanke Scholarship.  Checks can be mailed to:

M. Suzanne Clinton
University of Central Oklahoma
100 North University Drive
Campus Box 115
Edmond, OK 73034 Thank you!

Donate to the Debbie Blanke Scholarship Fund

Apply for the Scholarship
Oklahoma Women in Higher Education is dedicated to increasing the number and effectiveness of women in Oklahoma higher education leadership. The organization is proud to announce the annual Dr. Debbie Blanke Scholarship. This scholarship is open to individuals enrolled as a graduate student (master’s or doctorate) in a higher education-related degree program at an educational institution based in Oklahoma.

  • Individuals also must have already attended at least one OKWHE conference.

Preference is given to applicants who have earned at least 12 credit hours toward a graduate degree, worked at least three years in a higher education institution, and intend to pursue a career in higher education.

The Dr. Debbie Blanke Scholarship recipient will attend the fall annual OKWHE conference (fee waived) and is encouraged to present at an OKWHE conference during the award year. The recipient may also attend the next scheduled career development workshop (fee waived).

Application Deadline: April 30
Application:  Oklahoma Women in Higher Education (

Recipient Notification: June 30


  • Can I be awarded the scholarship more than one time? Yes. As long as, you actively attend OKWHE Conferences. 

Need more information about the Debbie Blanke Scholarship?
Debbie Blanke, Ed.D., Scholarship Chair
Term: 2021-2024 (3rd term)
Phone: 405-760-4628 (leave a message)