Tommy Ragland

Growing up in Southeastern Oklahoma, Tommy Ragland struggled as a student and found very few opportunities for decent employment. He is convinced that graduating from Oklahoma State University with a degree in engineering changed his life and prepared him for his now successful career. His parents’ incredible support helped him succeed and has inspired him to form his own education assistance program through the Ragland Family Education Foundation Inc. The foundation offers scholarships to Oklahoma high school graduates interested in science, technology, engineering or math so they can attend college and help realize their own potential. In 2018, 6 winners were granted awards from the foundation, with more to come in future years.

The Ragland Family Education Foundation Inc.


Nominated by R. J. Kelly