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Oklahoma City Community Foundation Scholarships  2020-2021

Statewide Scholarships • 95th Division Scholarship 

• Hal Almen/West OKC Rotary Scholarship 

• Custom Dental Cares Scholarship (Custom Dental Employees/Dependents) • Dr. Eugene S. Briggs Memorial Scholarship 

• Garner-Stocker Foundation Scholarship (Taco Mayo Employees/Dependents) • Ironworkers Local 584 Harvey A. Swift Scholarship (Union members dependents) • James Anderson Logan Jr. and Betty McFarland Logan Scholarship (Single parents) • Learning with Love's Scholarship (Love's Travel Stops Employees/Dependents) • Michael Joel Weiss Scholarship Fund (Othello's/Carts and Parts Employees/Dependents) • OGE Positive Energy Scholarship (OG&E Customers) 

• OK Goodwill Industries Abilities Scholarship (Disabled Students) 

• Oklahoma Youth with Promise (Foster care students) 

• Orner-Cook Scholarship 

• Pete and Lela Stavros Scholarship (Oklahoma State Firefighters Association Dependents) • Robyn's Way Scholarship (Single parents/Students impacted by cancer) • The Bennett Family Scholarship (Children of single parents) 

• Valerie Koelsch Memorial Scholarship (Union member dependents) 

• Western Oklahoma Building Trades Scholarship (Union member dependents) 

College-Specific Scholarships 

• Catherine Connolly Champlin Buchwald Education Scholarship (OU/UCO Education/ESL) • Darin McBride Memorial Scholarship (OU/Football) 

• Donna and Harry Kornbaum Scholarship (OU/Foster care students) 

• Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship (OCU/Arts and Sciences majors) • Guy & Ginger Zimmerman Scholarship (OU) 

• Patel Engineering Scholarship (OU, OSU, Tulsa) 

• Patel Math and Science Scholarship (OU, OSU) 

• Virgil and Pauline Jackson Scholarship (Langston)





The 7 Scholarship Programs below are accepting applications from students between October 25, 2019 and December 29, 2019.  Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying.


1. Voice of Democracy Scholarship - October 31, 2019 (50 Awards - $30,000)


2. Dr Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship - November 30, 2019 (20 Awards - $1,000)


3. Luigi Wewege Foundation Scholarship - December 1, 2019 (1 Award - $1,500)


4. Peck Law Group Scholarship - December 29, 2019 (1 Award - $700)




5. SP Scholarship - October 31, 2019 (10 Awards - $10,000)


6. YDI Scholarship - October 29, 2019 (1 Award - $1,000)


7. GenM Scholarship - December 31, 2019 (4 Awards - $5,000)



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The FAFSA is Here!



The 2020-21 FAFSA is here! Here are a few tips you can share with your students.


This year students can access the FAFSA by visiting or  by using the myStudentAid mobile app. The FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible after Oct. 1 to ensure priority consideration for some types of financial aid. It’s best to gather all necessary materials before starting the FAFSA. Since the 2020-21 FAFSA allows applicants to use 2018 tax information, families can use their 2018 return to complete the application right away! There's no need to wait.


To complete and submit the FAFSA online, students and one of their parents/guardians will each need to create an FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID) at This username/password serves as an electronic signature on the FAFSA and certain student loan applications, and allows them to access other federal student aid websites. It’s beneficial for families to create their FSA IDs before starting the FAFSA to speed up the application process. Visit to download an FSA ID Worksheet (in English and Spanish) to keep track of your information.


For more information and FAFSA resources, including educational tools and tutorial videos in English and Spanish, visit









Pete and Lela Stavros Scholarship OSFA Firefighters

Ironworkers Local 584 Harvey Swift Scholarship

Western Oklahoma Building Trades Scholarship

Valerie Koelsch Memorial Scholarship




Statewide Scholarships Available Now! 

Did you know? The Oklahoma City Community Foundation offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors across the state of Oklahoma - not just Oklahoma City!


Take a look at the map below to discover the potential number of scholarships available to students graduating from high school in each county. 




Dream Big, Apply Now! 

Encourage your students to visit for detailed application instructions, and remind your students to submit their applications for these statewide scholarship opportunities by the deadlines listed below. 


The Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship will award one scholarship to an Oklahoma student who plans to pursue a major within the Oklahoma City University College of Arts and Sciences.  

Award Amount: $20,000

Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018



The Bennett Family Scholarship will award one scholarship to an Oklahoma student who is a child of a single parent.  Applicants must intend to pursue studies in the field of education, science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics.  

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018



The Orner-Cook Scholarship will award scholarships to Oklahoma high school graduating seniors. The scholarship may be used for educational-related expenses such as tuition, fees and books at any accredited two-year, four-year or vocational/technical nonprofit institution. 

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018



The H. W. Almen/West OKC Rotary Scholarship awards approximately 20 scholarships to Oklahoma high school graduating seniors. The scholarship may be used at a college, community college or technology center. 

Award Amount: $4,000

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2018






The Carolyn Watson Opportunities Scholarship will award up to 10 scholarships to Oklahoma students who are graduating from high schools in rural counties of Oklahoma.  

Award Amount: $10,000

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2018



The Hutchinson Scholarship is available to western Oklahoma and southern Kansas high school seniors. 

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2018



New! The Robyn's Way Scholarship is available to Oklahoma high school seniors who have been impacted by cancer. 

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2018



New! The 95th Division Scholarship is
available to high school graduating seniors who are descendants of a member of one of various components of the 95th Division.

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Mar. 15, 2018



Dr. Eugene S. Briggs Memorial Scholarship - Lions of Oklahoma awards scholarships to Oklahoma high school graduating seniors and can be used at any college or technology center in Oklahoma. 

Award Amount: $2,000 - $3,000

Deadline: Mar. 15, 2018



The Pete & Lela Stavros Scholarship awards scholarships to Oklahoma high school graduating seniors who are children and relatives of members of the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association (active or retired).

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Apr. 1, 2018



Ironworkers Local 584 Harvey A. Swift Scholarship awards scholarships to high school seniors who are descendants or family members of living and deceased members of Iron Workers Local 584. 

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: May 1, 2018



The Oklahoma Goodwill Industries Abilities Scholarship will award one scholarship to an Oklahoma high school graduating senior who is defined as disabled by the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 1, 2018




The Oklahoma Youth with Promise Scholarship awards scholarships to students under age 25 who were in the Oklahoma DHS custody foster care system, or have aged out, at the time of graduation from an Oklahoma high school or at the time of obtaining a GED. 

Award Amount: $3,000

Deadline: June 15, 2018






Reminder: Don't forget the Importance of a Strong Letter of Recommendation

Counselors, we can't stress enough how critical a strong letter of recommendation is to any scholarship and/or college application!  A compelling letter can truly help an applicant stand out in the selection process as it gives the reviewer a deeper understanding of the applicant's character, accomplishments and potential to succeed.  





New This Year!

Don't forget! We've created this brief, five-minute video that walks students through every step of our application process! This video is a great tool for teachers, counselors and administrators to use when working with college-bound students considering applying for a scholarship from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.





Save the Date! 


Jan. 24

Central Oklahoma Guidance Counselor Network Spring Workshop (ACM @ UCO)

Feb. 6

New Opportunities Scholars Senior Workbooks due to Counselors

Feb. 15

New Opportunities Senior Workbooks due to OCCF

Mar. 1

New Opportunities Junior Application Closes

Apr. 3-6

Community Foundation Scholars & New Opportunities Luncheon



Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines  


Feb. 1

Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship 


Feb. 2

Dr. Claude Arnold Scholarship Award


Dr. Dean Everett Outstanding English Student Award


Dr. Pamela Washington Scholarship for Liberal Arts Outstanding Sophomore Award


Pandora Tadefa Spanish Education Scholarship Award


Feb. 7

Benny McReynolds Memorial Scholarship 


Lawton Community Foundation Scholars 





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            Congratulations!  The Bi-Centennial Class of Porum High School, Class of 1976, is awarding a scholarship to a graduating PHS Senior for the Fall semester of 2017.  


            The candidates must be enrolled in either college or technical school for the Fall of 2017 and have a grade point average of 2.5 or above.


            Please submit proof of enrollment, your resume along with an essay.  A sample resume is attached.   The essay requirements are 250-300 words, one-inch margins, 12 point of any font, double-spaced.  Your essay should be on the topic:  The Impact of Education on My Future Endeavors.


            Please submit your application to Ms. Bobbie Wheat by April 6, 2017.  The candidate receiving the scholarship will be announced at the awards assembly or graduation, May 6, 2017.  Thank you for your submission.


























Street Address

City, State, Zip





Porum High School

GPA: _____

ACT Scores: 21-overall

22- English





Work Experience:

Braum‘s Ice Cream and Dairy, 2014-2015 and 2015

Oklahoma School of Welding, 2014

Teachers Aid, 2014-2015



FFA: 2011-2012 and 2013-2014

Participated in community service activities and in increasing the involvement of students in the FFA program at Porum High School.

Yearbook: 2014-2015

Student Council: 2014-2015

Active in community service activities, improving and cleaning up the community of Porum, and getting students more active in school functions and activities.















Muskogee County Farm Bureau Scholarship is not available. It is worth $1000.00. If your family is a member of the Muskogee County Farm Bureau please go see Mrs. Wheat and pick up an application. Deadline is April 13.




Cookson Hill’s Herman Driscoll Memorial Scholarship

Each year the Cookson Hills Electric Employees and Board Of Trustees offer for $500.00 Scholarships to graduating seniors whose parents or guardians are members of Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative, Inc.

For more information go see Mrs. Wheat for an Application. The application is do by March 3, 2017.

For those interested in Nursing here is an opportunity a scholarship. Please click on the link.   Seniors the 2017 Healthcare Leadership SCholarship is now available. Dedline is January 29. 



Native American Scholarships that are Available

ACS Scholars Program
ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply. Deadline: March 1st.

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
The Actuarial Foundation supports the future of the actuarial profession and fosters the best and brightest students through its scholarships. Deadline: May 2nd

AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students
The program's goal is to increase the number of minority CPAs who serve as role models and mentors to young people in the academic environment and university classrooms. Deadline: May 15th

Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship
Offered annually, the Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship is designated for minority students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program. Deadline: March 31st 

American Bus Association (ABA) Diversity Scholarship
The Diversity Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. Deadline: April

American Indian Education Foundation (AIEF)
The American Indian Education Foundation was established to support educational opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students. Our vision is strong, self-sufficient American Indian communities. Scholarships are awarded for each school year and are chosen by a national selection committee. Deadline: April 4th

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) 
The American Indian Graduate Center provides fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students throughout the United States. They also offer undergraduate opportunities for Native scholars. Deadline: Varies

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. They offer a variety of STEM-related scholarships and professional development opportunities. Deadline: Varies

American Indian Services Scholarships
The mission of the American Indian Services is to assist Native Americans in developing their human and natural resources in order to help them make a contribution to society without detracting from the culture and background from which they have emerge through a variety of scholarship opportunities. Deadline: Varies

American Institute of CPAs
AICPA offers many scholarship opportunities for accounting students from minority groups at varying points in their academic careers. Deadline: Varies 

American Meteorological Society (AMS) Minority Scholarships
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) administers an array of graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships to help further the education students pursuing a career in the atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. Deadline: Varies

American Planning Association Scholarships
Women and minority (African American, Hispanic American, or Native American) students enrolled in an approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) planning program who are citizens of the United States, intend to pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector, and are able to demonstrate a genuine financial need are eligible to apply for this scholarship which will range between $2,000 to $4,000. Deadline: April 30th

Association on American Indian Affairs
AAIA provides scholarships to graduate (including PhD, Medicine and Law) and undergraduate students from federally recognized tribes and tribes that are not recognized by the federal government. Deadline: June 1st

AWWA Holly A. Cornell Scholarship
Sponsored by CH2M, this scholarship encourages and supports outstanding female and/or minority masters' students in pursuit of advanced training in the field of water supply and treatment. Deadline: January 11th

Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship
This scholarship aims to support minority STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students who are applying technology to their fields. Deadline: October 23rd

Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship
This is a $5,000 Minority Scholarship Program to help minority groups succeed in the environmental engineering industry. Deadline: April 15th

CANFIT Scholarships
Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available for California African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students expressing financial need to study nutrition, physical education or culinary arts in the state of California. Deadline: March 31st

Catching the Dream
Catching the Dream, formerly known as the Native American Scholarship Fund, makes grants to Native college students and works to improve Indian schools through a variety of scholarship programs. Deadline: Varies

Cherokee Nation Scholarships 
The Cherokee Nation's College Resource Program awards scholarships to selected Cherokee Nation Tribal Citizens pursuing degrees at a colleges or university accredited with Carnegie units. Deadline: June 15th

Chickasaw Nation Scholarships
Chickasaw citizens pursuing higher education from accredited institutions are eligible to receive various grants and scholarships to assist with the cost of tuition, books and fees. Deadline: Varies

Cobell Scholarship
Scholarships in various amounts are awarded to U.S. Federally-recognized American Indian and Alaska Native community members (students) who are vocational certificate-seeking or associate, bachelor, graduate and professional degree-seeking students in full-time, accredited, non-profit institutions in the United States; and who are able to demonstrate financial need through the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Deadline: January 1st, June 30th

Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars
This scholarship requires students to be an enrolled tribal member and plan to work with a tribe or nation in the field of Education or Social Service. Deadline: June 15th 

Daughters of the Revolution, American Indian Scholarships
This scholarship is awarded to help Native Americans students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education at the undergraduate or graduate levels. However, undergraduate students are given preference. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. Deadline: February 15th

Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship
The Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship is available to first and second year graduate students who are pursuing degrees in healthcare administration or comparable degree program (i.e., MBA, MPH, MHA, MPA, MSN or BSN). Deadline: TBA

Ellis Injury Law Diversity Scholarship
The Ellis Injury Law Diversity Scholarship Award is for $3,000 available to both undergraduate and law school students who are either members of an ethnic/racial minority or have shown a strong commitment to diversity issues throughout their education. Deadline: June 30th

Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation Scholarship
In 2007 the ESA Foundation established a scholarship program to assist women and minority students who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in Computer & Video Game Arts. Deadline: April 1st

EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides scholarships for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA's mission. Participants conduct research at a NOAA facility during two paid summer internships. Deadline: January 

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program
This scholarship seeks low income, underrepresented, and first generation college prospects who are passionate about furthering their education as a means to help out their family, community and themselves. Deadline: March 15th

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The Gates Millennium Scholars is a scholarship program is funded by a $1.6 billion grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For Native American students, this program is administered through the American Indian Graduate Center. Deadline: January 13th

The Indian Health Services (IHS) Scholarships
The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers three scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students in order to train health professionals to staff Indian health programs. Deadline: March 28th

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons: North American Indian Scholarships
The IOKDS offers $500 to $700 scholarships to North American Indians. There is no restriction as to tribal affiliation or Indian blood quantity. However, the student must provide a tribal registration number and fulfill other requirements. The scholarships are given for technical, vocational or college studies, but not granted for schooling beyond a bachelor's degree. Deadline: April 1st 

J. Paris Mosley Scholarship
This scholarship aims to provide annual scholarships to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing or whose primary caregivers are deaf or hard of hearing to attain their post-secondary education; preference for Native American applicants. Deadline: March 15th

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. They also offer scholarships for students transferring from a 2-year to a 4-year program. Deadline: Varies

LAGRANT Foundation
The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) provides 15 scholarships annually to ethnically diverse minority undergraduate and graduate students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations. Deadline: February 28th

LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship
The scholarship is designed to encourage the entry of qualified persons into the library and automation field who plan to follow a career in that field; who demonstrate potential in, and a strong commitment to the use of automated systems in libraries; and who are qualified members of a principal minority group. Deadline: March 1st 

The Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering
This scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior from an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university. Deadline: March 1st

Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program 
The Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program provides post-secondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students who are of one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need for an award. Deadline: July 1st

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
NACME is responsible for more than $4 million in scholarships awarded annually to underrepresented minority (URM) students and expects to support approximately 1,300 underrepresented minority engineering students in 2016. Deadline: Varies 

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
This scholarship program is for full-time junior, senior, or graduate-level business students. Deadline: TBA

Native Agriculture and Food Systems (NAFSI) Scholarship Program
First Nations will award six $1,000 scholarships annually to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and agriculture-related fields, including but not limited to: agribusiness management, agriscience technologies, agronomy, animal husbandry, aquaponics, fisheries and wildlife, food production and safety, food-related policy and legislation, horticulture, irrigation science, plant-based nutrition, and sustainable agriculture or food systems. Deadline: TBA

National Medical Fellowships: Scholarships
National Medical Fellowships offers a number of scholarship programs that are awarded on the basis of need and merit to Native American and other underrepresented minority students. Deadline: TBA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
This organization provides financial assistance, through competitive processes, to students and Minority Serving Institutions that support the training of students and research in NOAA mission sciences. Deadline: Varies

Native American Journalists Association (NAJA)
Each year, NAJA offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500 to Native American students pursuing journalism degrees at a higher learning institution. Deadline: TBA

Notah Begay III Scholarship Program
Awards are made to New Mexico high school graduating seniors demonstrating strong academic achievement and participation in any varsity level team sport. Deadline: March 16th

NSCDA American Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards
The American Indian Nurse Scholarship Award Program was started by the NSCDA in 1927 to give students of American Indian descent the opportunity to pursue careers in nursing. Deadline: June 1st, December 1st 

The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance
This scholarship serves eligible Navajo people and provides students the opportunity to achieve their educational goals. This opportunity is provided as a privilege with the intent that recipients, upon graduation, will return to the Navajo Nation to apply their learning to benefit the continuing development of the Navajo Nation. Deadline: Varies 

The Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship
The Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship is available to Osage students, with an Osage tribal membership card, attending a college or university. Deadline: May 11th, June 11th

Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship
The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is a need-based award granted to a high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be playing golf at the collegiate level. Qualifications for all scholarships include strong academic programs, community service and recommendations. Deadline: TBA

Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) Member Scholarships
SAIGE offers a number of different scholarships for American Indian or Alaska Native government employees and students for professional development, annual training, or continuing education. Deadline: September 30th 

Society for American Archaeology Native American Scholarships 
The Native American Scholarships Fund is an endowment established to foster a sense of shared purpose and positive interaction between archaeologists and Native Americans. Scholarships are open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders. Deadline: December 15th 

Truman D. Picard Scholarship – Intertribal Timber Council
The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources. Deadline: January 17th

The Udall Foundation
This foundation awards scholarships to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Deadline: March 2nd

United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) Scholarship Fund
The USET Education Committee will award all selected undergraduate applicants an equal amount in any award period, in increments of no less than $750. In addition, the USET Education Committee will award all selected graduate applicants an equal amount in any award period, in increments of no less than $1,000. Students must be enrolled members of one of the 26 USET Member Tribes. Deadline: April 30th 

Washington Indian Gaming Association
The WIGA College Scholarship Program is designed to promote tribal self-sufficiency by providing scholarships for Native American students in Washington seeking to advance their own self-sufficiency and broaden their personal and professional potential through higher education. Applicants must be students who are enrolled members of one of Washington's 29 federally recognized tribes or who are enrolled members of a federally recognized tribes outside of Washington, but are attending school in Washington State. Deadline: March 31st

White Earth Scholarship Program
Applicants for this scholarship must be an enrolled member of the MCT- White Earth Band and apply at least 8-12 weeks before the day classes begin. Deadline: May 31st 

Xerox Minority Scholarships
Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That’s why we offer a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above. Deadline: September 30th 



OSU's Priority Scholarship Deadline


Continue to encourage your students who did not meet the Nov. 1 Early Opportunity Scholarship Deadline to apply for admission before Feb. 1 to meet OSU's Priority Scholarship Deadline. Students who meet this deadline are guaranteed full scholarship consideration. The final scholarship deadline for all students is July 1. Do not delay!

FAFSA Update

As a reminder, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened Oct. 1 for the 2017-18 school year. Students will use their prior year tax information when filling out the FAFSA using OSU's school code of 003170.

Some awards are first-come, first-served, so we encourage high school seniors to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible, regardless of where they are planning to attend college.

To learn more, please watch our video here.

Three Types of OSU Scholarships

This video gives you details on the three types of scholarships OSU offers. Click the image below to watch.

Freshmen in Transition

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) has a residential living-learning community for CASNR freshmen known as Freshmen In Transition (FIT). FIT focuses on helping students make the most of their freshmen year experience by asking them to make a commitment to become actively engaged in all aspects of college life. FIT guides students to investigate and practice beneficial behaviors and incorporate them into their college experience. Students who participate in FIT live with other CASNR freshmen and student academic mentors in Village CASNR. FIT Student Academic Mentors (SAMs) are CASNR upper-classmen who live with FIT participants. They coordinate on-going programming activities for FIT students and encourage them to become engaged and involved in academic, extracurricular, professional and social activities that promote personal growth and development. Applications are available now on the CASNR website and all incoming CASNR freshmen are encouraged to apply.

TEACH Grant Offsets Cost of Tuition

The Teacher Education Assistance for College & Higher Education (TEACH) Grant provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in an elementary or secondary school serving low-income families. For more information, please contact Meredith Shepard at or 405-744-6614.

Housing Application Opens Dec. 1

Admitted students can complete their housing application to secure a place in line to pick rooms beginning Dec. 1. Please encourage your students to act early so they have a better opportunity of getting their first or second choice.

Follow Us on Social Media

If you don't already, please follow us on our social accounts by searching Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for BeAnOSUCowboy. We update often and it's another great source of information about what's happening on campus.

Important Dates

July 1: Application opened for the high school class of 2017
Oct. 1: The FAFSA opened
Nov. 1: OSU's Early Opportunity Scholarship Deadline
Nov. 7: OSU Up Close
Dec. 1: Housing registration opens for admitted students
Feb. 1: OSU's Priority Scholarship Deadline
Feb. 1: Registration for New Student Orientation opens
July 1: OSU's Final Scholarship Deadline

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            Congratulations!  The Bi-Centennial Class of Porum High School, Class of 1976, is awarding a scholarship to a graduating PHS Senior for the Fall semester of 2017.  


            The candidates must be enrolled in either college or technical school for the Fall of 2017 and have a grade point average of 2.5 or above.


            Please submit proof of enrollment, your resume along with an essay.  A sample resume is attached.   The essay requirements are 250-300 words, one-inch margins, 12 point of any font, double-spaced.  Your essay should be on the topic:  The Impact of Education on My Future Endeavors.


            Please submit your application to Ms. Bobbie Wheat by April 6, 2017.  The candidate receiving the scholarship will be announced at the awards assembly or graduation, May 6, 2017.  Thank you for your submission.


























Street Address

City, State, Zip





Porum High School

GPA: _____

ACT Scores: 21-overall

22- English





Work Experience:

Braum‘s Ice Cream and Dairy, 2014-2015 and 2015

Oklahoma School of Welding, 2014

Teachers Aid, 2014-2015



FFA: 2011-2012 and 2013-2014

Participated in community service activities and in increasing the involvement of students in the FFA program at Porum High School.

Yearbook: 2014-2015

Student Council: 2014-2015

Active in community service activities, improving and cleaning up the community of Porum, and getting students more active in school functions and activities.

















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Coca-Coca Scholars Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2016

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarships an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 26th class in 2016, the Foundation has provided over 5,400 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $54 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.


OCCF:  Oklahoma City Community Foundation 
Deadline: Various Deadlines over 120 scholarships available for Oklahoma students. Don’t miss out on the opportunities that pertain to you.  


Veterans of Foreign Wars

DeadlineNovember 1, 2016
Description: Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars premier scholarship program, funding almost 40,000 students for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay with an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is: My responsibility to America.

Eligibility: any student in grades 9-12 by the November 1st deadline. Although U.S. citizenship is not required, students must have lawful U.S. permanent residents or have applied for permanent residence. Applicants must record an original 3-5 minute essay on an audio CD or a flash drive. Only one submission per applicant.


Ron Brown Scholar Program 

Deadline: November 1, 2016

Description: The Rob Brown Scholar Program awards scholarships to academically talented, highly-motivated African-American students who are currently seniors in high school and plan to pursue undergraduate degrees full-time. Ron Brown Scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. More than 250 students have been designated as Ron Brown Scholars since the inception of the Program.

Eligibility: The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply.  


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

DeadlineNovember 8, 2016
Description: If you've made a difference by volunteering in your community over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C., by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, you could win recognition that might inspire other young people to follow your example. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, have honored tens of thousands of middle level and high school students over the past 18 years solely for their volunteer work.

Eligibility: Any young person who: is in grades 5-12 as of November 8th, is a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C., has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application, and Submit a completed application to a school principal or the head of an officially designated local organization by November 8, 2016.


Intel Science Talent Search


November 9, 2016- Transcript & Recommendation Due Date / November 15, 2016- Technical Support Deadline

Description: The Intel Science Talent Search recognizes 300 student semifinalists and their schools each year and invites 40 student finalists to Washington, D.C. to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, and meet with notable scientists and government leaders. Each year, Intel STS semifinalists and finalists compete for $1.25 million in awards.


Women in Aviation Scholarships

Deadline: November 14, 2016

Description: Scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in Women in Aviation, International. In the past 25 years WAI has disbursed millions of dollars to its members to help them get ahead and advance into the aviation and aerospace careers they have always dreamed about. There is an award for nearly everyone here, from the college student to the woman or man returning to the workforce, from managers and dispatchers to pilots, engineers, technicians and mechanics.

Applicants must: be a member of Women in Aviation, International by November 1, 2016, and may apply for no more than two scholarships. 


The Hagan Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: November 15, 2016

Description: The Purpose of the Hagan Scholarship is to provide each scholarship recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four year college education and graduate debt free. The Hagan Scholarships are for high achieving and self-motivated students in need of financial assistance in order to attend college. These students will graduate from a public high school located in an eligible state and in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents. The Free Workshops and Schwab Investment Account are integral parts of the Scholarship. The average value of a four year Hagan Scholarship is about $24,000.

Eligibility: Must be a resident of an eligible state. Must have attended as a junior and senior an Eligible High School. Must be a student in the 2017 high school graduating class. Must have achieved a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher. Must have scored 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score); or, must have scored 1110 on the SAT (Reading and Math). Must enroll in a four year college the first semester after high school. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to start of college. Must complete the FAFSA in 2016 using 2015 Tax Return Information. Must provide a complete copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report (5 or 6 pages.) FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be less than $7,500. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants. Must not have been convicted of a felony.


Coca-Coca Scholars Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: November 15, 2016

Description: The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarships an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 26th class in 2016, the Foundation has provided over 5,400 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $54 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.


BBG Communications Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award 

Deadline: November 29, 2016

Description:BBG provides the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award to recognize and reward a student who demonstrates a passion for volunteering, while maintaining a high level of academic achievement. Over the past 2 years a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work. Over the past 2 years a student must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater. A student must be under the age of 21 years of age on the day of the deadline. A student must submit an essay on the topic prior to the deadline. 


Sponsor: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,000
DeadlineOctober 2, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors (2017) of Hispanic/Latino descent who have demonstrated leadership in the classroom and community and for their focus in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Engineering, Healthcare & Science, and Mathematical Science.

The 2016 online application is available until October 2, 2016, and will be open to students graduating in the spring/summer of 2017 who maintain an unweighted 3.0 GPA. or higher. Students can apply to various award categories.


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

DeadlineNovember 30, 2016

Description: This scholarship rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: 1) Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2017. 2) Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2017. 3) GPA – Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above. 4) Test Scores – Receive standardized test scores in the top 15%: SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above. 5) Income – Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.


Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2016

Eligibility: The 2017 Most Valuable Student Scholarship is open to any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. From April 6-9, 2017, the 20 top finalists will participate in an all-expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they will interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000. Males and females compete separately.   

Northwestern State University

As a friendly reminder, Ranger Preview is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2016. Please pass the Ranger Preview information to any current high school seniors. If you have any students planning on attending please be sure to have them bring with them their transcript and ACT score to help speed up the acceptance process. Attached you will find the Ranger Preview flyer that details this fun event!


Ranger Preview gives seniors and their families the opportunity to visit the Northwestern-Alva campus and earn an extra $600 scholarship for the Northwestern-Alva campus just for visiting this day!


Highlights of the Event:

-$600 Scholarship

-FREE Catered Lunch

-FREE Northwestern T-Shirt

-FREE Tickets to Northwestern Volleyball Match

-FREE College Admissions Application

-Full Campus/Housing Tour

-NWOSU Rodeo in the Evening (small cost for admission to the Rodeo)


Schedule for the Day:

8:00 AM-9:00 AM – Registration in Percefull Fieldhouse

10:00 AM – Welcome from Dr. Cunningham

Campus Tours/Meet with Faculty, Staff, and Student Organizations

11:30 AM – Free Catered Lunch

2:00 PM – Free Lady Ranger Volleyball Match for Ranger Preview Attendees


Seniors can register for the event on the Northwestern website at



Student Video Contest

Students can create a short solution oriented video connecting human population growth to one of the following global challenges: Climate Changes, Ocean Health, Rapid Urbanization. Over $8000.00 in cash prizes will be award to students winners. Entires are due by February 23, 2017.

Youth Leadership Oklahoma 

YLO is offering the week of JUNE 4-9 2017 A leadership opportunity for high school juniors girls. They must maintain a 3.25  GPA. You must complete the whole week. Students must also agree to abide by all leadership policies and procedures. Application is due December 1. Each student that is choosen for this leadership opportunity will also recieve a scholarship for program expenses. For application go see Mrs. Wheat. 


Applying to OCU

Oklahoma City University offers several methods for applying: the Common Application, and the institutional application on our website. OCU offers rolling admissions, but in order to be considered for the full range of scholarships, please encourage your students to apply by March 1, 2017.

Students may include a ZeeMee profile, which is a free service that helps students bring their applications to life. They can sign up at and copy and paste the link into the OCU application. 

In addition to the application, your student must submit an essay, official high school transcript, official SAT and/or ACT scores, a counselor letter of recommendation, and the $55 application fee. Once the completed application is received, an admissions counselor will review and make a decision. If your student is applying as a performing arts major, an audition is required. Information varies by department, so please encourage your students to research and sign up early for their auditions.

Regular admission standards include a 22 ACT or SAT equivalent and a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Please have your students contact their admissions counselor if they have any additional questions. We appreciate all the work you do in assisting your students through this process.



Freshmen Scholarships

At Oklahoma City University, the application for admission is also the application for most scholarships. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for admission and scholarships early while scholarships are most abundant. In most cases, scholarships are stackable, but may not exceed the cost of tuition. Please see each scholarship for individual consideration deadlines.

NOTE: The February 2017 ACT and the January 2017 SAT are the last exams considered for a scholarship upgrade. SAT scores are based on the redesigned SAT that was launched March 2016. If your student has scores taken prior to March 2016, please direct them to contact their admissions counselor. The seventh semester high school transcript is the last transcript where academic and departmental scholarship upgrades are guaranteed (exceptions would be strongly considered for students in talent programs (academic and athletic) having performance-based competitions or auditions post-March). 

If a student receives a substantial special university scholarship (50% tuition covered or more, e.g. Pageant Scholarships) during their time at OCU, this replaces their academic and departmental awards for the semester(s) awarded. Additional semester use of academic and departmental awards are not added to make up for semesters the awards were replaced for a substantial special university scholarship.


Freshmen University Academic Merit Scholarships 

(Priority deadline of March 1, 2017. See description for details)

Academic scholarships are based on ACT/SAT test scores and high academic ability as indicated by grade point average. To receive any Oklahoma City University merit-based scholarships, incoming fall 2017 freshman students must submit their application and all required documents* by the priority deadline of March 1, 2017. After the priority deadline, scholarship amounts are not guaranteed. Full-time enrollment of 12 or more hours per semester is required for scholarship. Awards are renewable up to seven consecutive semesters (excluding summer terms) with required minimum cumulative 3.0 unweighted GPA.

Test Score





ACT: 22-23
SAT: 1100-1150 

Opportunity Award

(per year)

(per year)

(per year)

ACT: 24-25
SAT: 1160-1230

Achievement Award

(per year)

(per year)

(per year)

ACT: 26-28
SAT: 1240-1340

University Award

(per year)

(per year)

(per year)

ACT: 29-32
SAT: 1350-1480

Presidential Award

(per year)

(per year)

(per year)

 ACT: 33-36
SAT: 1490-1600

 Provost Award

(per year)

(per year) 

(per year) 


*Required documents include application, application essay, official high school transcript, official test scores, high school counselor's recommendation form, and $55 application fee. 

Freshmen Departmental Awards*

In addition, students who are admitted to and enrolled in the Petree College of Arts and Sciences, Meinders School of Business, or the Kramer School of Nursing will be awarded a departmental scholarship in conjunction with the academic merit scholarship. This award is based on a combination of the student's ACT or SAT and high school GPA. Full-time enrollment of 12 or more hours per semester is required for scholarship.


Film and visual arts students are eligible for both departmental and talent (based on portfolio) awards.

NOTE: The same deadlines apply for departmental awards as they do for merit-based scholarships. See merit-based scholarships for more details.

Test Score





ACT: 22-23
SAT: 1100-1150

Departmental Award

(per year)

(per year)

(per year)

ACT: 24-25
SAT: 1160-1230

Departmental Award

(per year)

(per year)

(per year)

ACT: 26-28
SAT: 1240-1340

Departmental Award

(per year)

(per year)

(per year)

ACT: 29-32
SAT: 1350-1480

Departmental Award

(per year)

(per year)

(per year)

ACT: 33-36
SAT: 1490-1600

Departmental Award 

(per year)

(per year) 

(per year) 

*Students who are admitted to the Wanda L. Bass School of Music, the School of Theatre, or the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment programs are eligible to audition for talent scholarships and are not eligible to receive these departmental awards.




Competitive Scholarships

Oklahoma City University offers a full variety of competitive scholarship opportunities for incoming freshmen. A complete list can be found online.



What you need to know about the 2017-2018 FAFSA

1. Students will be able to submit the FAFSA earlier. Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, they will now be able to submit the FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1, 2017.

2. Students will use earlier income and tax information. Beginning with the 2017-2018 FAFSA, students and their parents (if applicable) will report their 2015 income and tax information, rather than their 2016 income and tax information. This is referred to as Prior-Prior Year (PPY).

Because the FAFSA will ask for Prior-Prior Year, applicants will have already done their taxes by the time the FAFSA is available, eliminating the need to estimate tax information and then go back and update the FAFSA later.

Please visit for more information or contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 405-208.5211.





Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Entries are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here:





  Text Box: EOC can help you file your FAFSA. Call 918 647-1396 to make an appointment!




Dependent Student


You are dependent if you can check one or more of the following situations:

You are . . .

Born after January 1, 1993

Not married

Not a veteran

Not serving on active duty for the military for purposes other than training


You do not . . .             Have nor will have children whom you provide more than half of their support

                                    from you between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017


You are dependent if none of the following special circumstances apply:


At any time after age 13, were both parents deceased, were you in foster

care, or were you a dependent or ward of the court?


As determined by the court, are you or were you in legal guardianship or are you or were you an emancipated minor?


Are you deemed homeless or at risk of being homeless?

Items needed:


  • Your parent/guardian


  • Your social security number


  • Your parents’ social security numbers


  • Your parents’ birth dates


  • Your parents’ date of divorce, marriage, or widowed


  • Your driver’s license number


  • Your Alien Registration Number if you are not a U.S. citizen


  • 2015 federal tax returns including IRS W-2 information for you and for your parents:
    • IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and W-2s


  • Records of untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans non-education benefits for you and for your parents


  • Information on the following: cash, savings and checking account balances, investments, such as stocks and bonds and real estate but not including the home in which you live, and business and farm assets for you and your parents

    Do not include a family farm or family business with 100 or fewer full-time or full-time equivalent employees.

    Funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Education

    Funding:  $495,921 Number of participants served per year of funding:  1675 

Communities Foundation of Oklahoma is offering a BullDog Scholarship that is worth $1500. (750.00 per semester). this Scholarship is given to one graduating senior of a Muskogee County High School. Requirements are:

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and an ACT score of 22 or higher
  • Must demonstrate character, leadership, and participate in school and community activities
  • Preference given to students participating in concurrent college enrollment and/or obtain college credit through AP courses.

For more information go to https;//

Scholarship opens Feb 11 and applications are due March 10


Cherokee Promise Scholarship application for 2016-2017 school year is now available. the deadline is April 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm. For more information go to .

The Hagan Scholarship is now in Mrs.Wheat's Room.  This scholarship is worth up to $40,000.00 over a four year period. there are 345 of these scholarships available. SCholarship applications are due by November 15, 2015. You can also visit the following websites to learn more about this scholarship: .

Stigler Health and Wellness Center, Inc is offering a scholarship. Awarding up to $2500.00/semester.  Application FAll Semster is Due by June 30th, and Spring Semester by October 31. Go see Mrs. Wheat for an Application

Click on link below for Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

Please note this is a list of Scholarships that may be available. As opportunities arise more will be added. Please also understand several of these are internet sites and are always changing so continue to check the sites. Below these listings are various college and other institutional links that students in the past have attended. These links go directly to that college or institutional scholarship pages.






United States Senate Youth Program

1st week in Sept.- a test registration form must be filled out & mailed in

$5,000 only for the 2 students representing the state

11th or 12th graders who are currently serving in any one of the following student government offices:

a. Student body president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer
b. Class president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer
c. Student council representative
d. Student representative elected or selected (selected by a panel,        commission, or board) to district, regional, or state-level civic or educational organization.

Students must the take an exam- prepared each year by a professor of political science- on a designated Saturday at a nearby college. Ten students with the highest scores will be interviewed by a panel of judges in Oklahoma City. These judges will select the 2 students to represent the state. Go to for more information.

The Horatio-Alger Scholarship


$1000 - $10,000

Scholarship is looking for students who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. In order to apply you must have a 2.0 grade point average. Your parents must also make under $50,000 and you must be a U.S. citizen. For more information and to apply for this scholarship, go to

The American Legion, National High School Oratorical Contest



Open to 9-12 grade students.  You may obtain rules from your local 
Legion Post or go to :
The Oklahoma headquarters phone number is (405) 525-3511

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Check website by end of October


Recognize students in middle and high school grade who have demonstrated exemplary community service.  Local Honorees:  Certificate of Achievement   State Honorees:  $1,000, sliver medallion, all expenses paid with a parent to Washington D.C.   National Honorees:  $5,000, gold medallion, crystal trophy for their school.  Access key is: spirit.

Coca-Cola Scholarship

Oct 31

Amount varies

Open to all seniors.  Apply online at :

U.S. Junior Chamber International Senate Foundation Scholarship



Application package is available at or >Downloads >Scholarship Application Forms

Academic All-State by Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence

Dec. 3


A 30 Composite on the ACT or SAT score of 1350.  See the website at  Application can be accessed at end of Sept.

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Dec. 15

Scholarships to 10 national recipients and 42 state winners

To qualify, students should be well-rounded, determined to do their personal best and have demonstrated achievement - at a job, sport or extracurricular activity.  these students - known as AXA Achievers - are people who will succeed in life because they possess an extra element of grit and determination. 

See the website for additional information:
Click on "Learn More" on right-hand side, then click on 2010 scholarship programs.

Gates Millennium Scholars

All materials must be submitted on or before early January

All college expenses

To be eligible to apply a student (1) must be one of the following ethnic 
backgrounds: American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific American, 
African American, or Hispanic/Latino American. (2) Must be a citizen of the 
US. (3) must have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a 4.00 scale. 
(4) Must be admitted to an accredited two-year or four-year college/university as a full-time degree seeking undergraduate.
For additional information go to .

Wal-Mart Scholarship

Applications available after Nov. 1


Applications will be available online from November 1 through January 12.  Apply online at Requirements are at

Burger King Scholarship

Applications open in Sept and close by Feb 1


Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.  The senior must work an average of 10 hours per week.  The senior must participate in community service and/or co-curricular activities.  The senior must demonstrate financial need and must be able to obtain written recommendations and signatures from both school official and employer.  They must plan to enroll in a 2-year or 4-year college or vo-tech school no later than the coming fall.  Additional program guidelines and application can be found at and apply at Access key: BKS

Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships

Apply in Septemeber

10 scholarships for $25,000 and 300 scholarships for  $2,500

Must be an 11th grader with a 2.75 GPA or higher for the 9th and 10th grades and demonstrate leadership, are actively contributing to their communities and have experienced and overcome a significant obstacle(s) in their lives.  You may download the application from the web site: or call (866) 756-7932 if you have questions.

ESA (Epsilon Sigma Alpha) Foundation Scholarship Application

Applications available after Oct 1

$500 - $1000

There are many scholarship listed through this program. Students need to 
look over the list of scholarships and criteria to see if they qualify for any of 
them. Go to:

FFA Scholarships

Feb. 15

Amount Varies

Over 100 scholarships from different companies open to FFA members. Must have an FFA number to apply. Only one application needs to be submitted and the applicant will be considered for all scholarships that he/she applies for. For a list of the scholarships, rules, and an application, go to the FFA website at

Best Buy Dollars for Scholars

Application opens in Jan


Open to seniors living within 100 miles of a Best Buy store.  Senior must have made extraordinary volunteer contributions to their community.  Application can be downloaded from the web site: Click scholarships on the right.


Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

April 15


Must have a minimum ACT composite of 32 and be a legal resident of 
Oklahoma.  Information in counselor's office or at the following web site: or

National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association National Scholarship

Mar 20


Open to seniors who are sons and daughters of active duty police and fire personnel or children of the Oklahoma alarm industry or a paid or a volunteer member of a fire department in Oklahoma.  Go to:

Oklahoma Heritage County Scholarships

Early April


Students must take an exam to compete for scholarship money. Open to 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students, the preliminary county scholarship exam will be objective and deal with the history and geography of Oklahoma.  The final exam will be essay and identification. Go to: under the scholarship tab for more information. 

McAlester Scottish Rite Charitable and Educational Foundation College Scholarship

Apr 1


 Seniors must enroll in and carry at least 14 credit hours each semester of their freshmen year of college. Applications available in March

Academic Scholars Program

Applicant must qualify prior to college

Varies from $1800 to $5500 depending on type of college  entry

The subscores of the ACT must add up to 133.  For more information go to:

Future Teachers Scholarship

None listed

Between $500 and $1500.  Amount is determined by the college

ACT or SAT score ranking in the top 15 percent for high school graduates of the same year, must maintain a 2.5 current grade point average, and each recipient must agree to teach in a shortage area in Oklahoma public schools for a minimum of three (3) consecutive years.  For more info, visit:

Twin Scholarship at NEO, Miami, OK


Room waiver

Must be twins planning to attend NEO at Miami, OK.  For more information, visit: and click on Financial Aid.

Indian Higher Education Information



The following web sites have all the information you need to apply for tribal scholarships:

Muscogee Creek Nation:
Cherokee Nation:
Choctaw Nation:

"Need a Lift" Scholarship Book

Deadline varies according to which scholarship

Amount varies according to which scholarship

This book lists many scholarships concerning veterans and their children. Each scholarship has it's own special criteria. For a list of scholarships and information about each, you need to check out the "Need a Lift" book you may order your own copy from

Muskogee County Farm 
Bureau Scholarship

April 3


Applications must be in the Muskogee County Farm Bureau office by deadline date.  Family must be a member of Muskogee County Farm Bureau.  Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher.  Autobiography required.  Call (918) 682-2091.  Extra forms may be picked up at Muskogee County Farm Bureau, 820 N. Main, P.O. Box 736, Muskogee, OK 74402.

Cherokee Nation 
Higher Ed. 
Scholarship Program

June 17


Must have a CDIB card, a Student Aid Report from the FAFSA, and must fill out an application. Contact the Cherokee Nation Higher Ed. Dept. Even if you don't qualify for the Pell grant, you may still get money.

Vo-Tech Senior 

Aug 1

tuition waver up
525 hours of 
full time courses



Scholarship good for one year on a space available basis.  Pick up application at Vo-tech.

Miss Teen



Over 2.5 million in scholarships available

Complete application and return by Oct. 1,2011 with a Snapshot.  For more information go see the Counselor or



Oklahoma Junior Chamber International Senate Club  Can be downloaded at the application must be postmarked on or before December 10, 2012.

The Christian Connector provides a Free Christian college information service as well as a 2500.00 Christian College Scholarship drawing. Students can apply by logging into to request information and automatically be entered. There is also a Free Scholarship Resource  on this web site all well.


The HAGEN SCHOLARSHIP Foundation offers 150 scholarships that vary up to $5000.00 per semester and is renewable for up to seven additional semesters if recipient fulfills renewal criteria.  Application is due by November 15, 2012.  Application is found at


John F Kennedy 2013 Profile in Courage Essay Contest Students can register on line or via mail by January 5, 2013.  First place is $5000.00 cash and a $5000.00 John Hancock Freedom 529 College Savings PLan. Second place Winner is $1000.00 cash. Up to 5 finalist will each recieve $500.00 cash Award.  For more information go to


Click the link below to apply fro Connors State College Scholarships

From here click on Regents, Connors State Foundation  and PLC and  fill out applications.,

 Click the link below to apply for Eastern Oklahoma State College Foundation Scholarship

 The Following is a link to the list of scholarships that Eastern Oklahoma State College offer. You will need to contact the Collge for applications.

The following is a link to NSU lists of scholarships available. Students need to click the left hand side of the page to get the online scholarship applications. There are a list of various scholarships available. If a student receives to scholarships. They will be award the highest one, unless the scholarship says differently.

The following link is to East Central University in Ada's available Foundation Scholarship application

Here are a list of other scholarships offered by ECU



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