B.L.E.S.S. Awards $14,000.00

Post date: Aug 16, 2018 9:16:44 PM

From left to right: Sujatha Krishnan, Bill Beierschmitt, Keith Osborn, Emily Carley, Ashely Seals, Connor Lydon, K. Vasudevan, Neil Howe and Kumar Krishnan. Not pictured: Blake Buoy, Clara Gomez-Moran, Kally Jones, Lena Stephenson, Samantha Potts

The Bartlesville Lincoln Elementary School Scholarship – B.L.E.S.S. conducted their 25th award ceremony on July 20th, 2018 at the Lincoln School building. The school building was constructed in 1914 and was acquired and remodeled by Bartlesville’s own Service & Technology Corporation in 1986. The Corporation proudly occupies the old school as their headquarters.

Mr. Neil Howe, President of B.L.E.S.S. Fund, welcomed the scholarship recipients & families to the awards ceremony, and recognized the B.L.E.S.S. trustees, officers, and scholarship committee. To set the awards in-motion, Mr. Howe conveyed to the recipients that the intention of B.L.E.S.S. is to help each one of them to achieve higher education. We wish them all the best in the classroom, and outside of the classroom, always.

K. Vasudevan, Chairman and Founder of B.L.E.S.S., continued the ceremony by urging the young people to complete their higher education, pursue careers, keep in touch with each other, and be more people-oriented in this age of electronics and automation. He also expressed how great this country is, and how blessed he has been to be a citizen of this great nation. He closed with a motto he holds dear, “We do not compete, we set the pace”, and urged the scholarship recipients to consider making it their motto too.

Sujatha Krishnan, long-term Secretary of B.L.E.S.S. presented a brief history of the scholarship, and presented the attendees with an impressive bio and warm welcome to the keynote speaker, Mr. Bill Beierschmitt. Mr. Beierschmitt blessed the recipients with a ten point list of traits & actions that make good students, people and leaders. Beyond the financial help, B.L.E.S.S. Fund is here to advise, mentor and propel these students along their educational journey, Bill added.

B.L.E.S.S. awarded 8 total scholarships this year, to three new recipients and five renewals. New recipients were Connor Lydon, Lena Stephenson & Blake Buoy. Renewal recipients were Clara Gomez-Moran, Samantha Potts, Ashley Seals, Emily Carley and Kally Jones. In-total, B.L.E.S.S. has awarded 99 scholarships (students) total since 1992, totaling $382,500 that went to help young people seek careers in Engineering, Technology, Science, Business, Education, Medicine, Nursing and Fine Arts. Students have attended various universities, and admirably have a 100% payback record on their loans.