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Jack Mildren Memorial Scholarship

The Jack Mildren Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by the Cooper High School Class of 1968 in memory of Jack Mildren (1949–2008).

Jack was genuinely kind and impartially friendly to all he met and a dramatic high school football quarterback who instilled Cougar Pride in his hometown as he led the Cooper team to the Class 4A state championship game in 1967. 

After high school, Mildren became famous as the “Godfather of the Wishbone” while quarterbacking at the University of Oklahoma. (1969-71). 

After his collegiate days, Mildren joined the ranks of the pros for three seasons, playing defensive back for the Baltimore Colts and the New England Patriots. Mildren became Oklahoma’s 22nd Lieutenant Governor in 1990, a post he held until 1995. 

Mildren also served as the Vice Chairman for the Arvest Bank Group, and as a sports commentator at Jox 930 WKY. 

Jack Mildren embodied the important attributes for a successful life – academic achievement, leadership, and citizenship.


  • Graduating senior from Cooper High who is in the top 25 in their graduating class. 
  • Must have attended Cooper High their junior and senior years.