NOC Foundation Establishes Heilmann Legacy Scholarship Fund

Ponca City Now - June 28, 2024 6:14 am

The NOC Foundation has established the Dineo Heilmann Legacy Scholarship Fund for graduating NOC students planning to enter the entertainment field as a musician or technician. Pictured (L-R): Sheri Snyder, Vice President for Development and Community Relations; Diana Watkins, NOC President; Dineo Heilmann, former Roustabout Director; Dr. Rick Edgington, Roustabout Alum; Candy Oller, Director of Development and Donor Relations. Not Pictured: Jackie Conrady, Roustabout Alum. (photo by Shiloh Martin/Northern Oklahoma College).

The Northern Oklahoma College Foundation, Inc. acknowledges the establishment of the Dineo Heilmann Legacy Scholarship Fund.

This scholarship was created by former Roustabouts and friends of Dineo Heilmann to not only provide financial assistance to deserving NOC students, but also to honor Dineo for his dedicated leadership of the NOC Roustabouts. His wish is to provide financial assistance to graduating students who excel in music performance and theater tech and who, following graduation, will continue their endeavor to become a professional musician or technician in the entertainment field.

The recipient(s) must be a graduating student at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa who has participated in Roustabouts as a vocalist, instrumentalist or technician.

Annual earnings and monies donated above the endowment amount will be used to fund the scholarship(s) annually and if more than one recipient is selected, divided equally between the recipients to provide a cash award up to $500.00 each to a selected vocalist, instrumentalist, and technician as funds allow.

Those wishing to make a gift to this NOC Foundation fund or others can contact the Foundation office at 580.628.6292  or online at  Give to NOC | Northern Oklahoma College or  .

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.

NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater.  Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.

For more information about Northern Oklahoma College or giving to the NOC Foundation, please contact the development office at (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at


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