College-bound Oxford High School (OHS) students are being offered a new scholarship which could help lighten the financial load of pursuing a higher education.
The $500 Lone Ranger Scholarship will be awarded to an OHS graduating senior who is a resident of the Oxford Community Schools district.
The recipient will be selected based on actions and activities which are consistent with the values of the historic Lone Ranger Character, as outlined by the Lone Ranger Creed.
The Lone Ranger Creed is as follows:
“I believe that to have a friend, a man must be one. That all men are created equal and that everyone has within himself the power to make this a better world. That God put the firewood there but that every man must gather and light it himself. In being prepared physically, mentally, and morally to fight when necessary for that which is right. That a man should make the most of what equipment he has.
“That ‘This government, of the people, by the people and for the people’ shall live always. That men should live by the rule of what is best for the greatest number. That sooner or later… somewhere…somehow… we must settle with the world and make payment for what we have taken. That all things change but truth, and that truth alone, lives on forever. In my Creator, my country, my fellow man.”
Lone Ranger Posse member Rod Charles said the Lone Ranger Posse, which organizes Oxford’s annual Lone Ranger Parade, said this is the first year this scholarship has been offered.
“We’re trying to emphasize the values of the Lone Ranger character. Not just the actor that played him on the radio, Brace Beemer. When it comes to the Lone Ranger Creed, the vernacular may be a little old but the values are timeless,” said Charles.
Scholarship applications are available in the Oxford High School counseling office.
Applications and supporting materials must be returned by Tuesday, April 17.