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Cowboy Museum Announces Student Scholarships Available
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The Oakdale Cowboy Museum is presenting scholarships to deserving high school seniors in the Central Valley region.

According to museum manager Karen Serpa, one of the awarded scholarships will go to a graduating senior whose family is a member of the Oakdale Cowboy Museum.

The Lowell C. “Doc” Dorius memorial scholarship was established through the Oakdale Cowboy Museum by friends and family after Dorius’ passing in July 2010. Since then former Oakdale mayor Pat Kuhn has given out $5,000 in scholarships in “Doc’s” honor.

Scholarships are to be used at a two- or four-year college or university. The applicant must be actively involved in rodeo, livestock or animal production. The scholarship is not based on financial need, but on the student’s merit. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Serpa said the museum’s first scholarships were given back in 2005 and since then they have given more than $50,000 in scholarship money.

Ag Scholarship applications must be received by Feb. 27. The Doc Dorius Scholarship Applications will also be due on Feb. 27.

Scholarship applications are available through school counseling offices, on the museum’s website: or can be picked up in person at the museum at 355 E. F St., Oakdale.