Lawton couple establishes scholarship

Lawton_Press Release_Wayne Johnson, an orthopedic surgeon in Lawton, and his wife Cassandra Lawson Johnson have established the Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Johnson Scholarship in Math and Science at Cameron University, CU President Cindy Ross announced today.

"We are deeply grateful to Dr. and Mrs. Johnson," said Ross.  "Their commitment to Cameron University, as President's Partners and now with this scholarship, is greatly appreciated. This contribution enables us to continue our goal of changing lives one student at a time."

"Dr. Johnson and I are committed to supporting our community, and Cameron University is an integral part of the Lawton/Ft. Sill community," said Cassandra Lawson Johnson. "Education is the key to success, and we want young people to achieve their dreams and goals. By promoting the sciences, we are helping tomorrow's leaders as they build the foundation for achievement."

Four scholarships, designed to assist first-time freshman students enrolled at Cameron in a degree program focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, will be awarded, one each to an outstanding graduate from Lawton's public high schools as well as Lawton Christian School. Students must have achieved a high school grade point average of at least 3.5 and be enrolled full-time with the intent to receive an Associate of Applied Science or Bachelor of Science degree. Preference will be given to students from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Dr. and Mrs. Johnson operate Premier Orthopaedics of Lawton. Dr. Johnson is a member of the Cameron University Foundation Board of Directors and also serves as a team physician for the CU Sports Medicine Team.

More than $11.6 million has been contributed to the Centennial Changing Lives Campaign, which will conclude this summer.