Scholarships for College


My name is Liz Cory, I am the Director of Marketing with Carr & Carr Attorneys at Law and a NSU Tahlequah alumna.  I would like a moment of your time to share with you the passion Pat and Michael Carr have for higher education. They appreciate the importance of assisting students in need with reaching their goals; therefore, Carr & Carr would like to offer a scholarship to these deserving students in an effort to further their education.


Please see the attached scholarship information and link to our website for more information:


If this is a scholarship you are interested in offering your students, please contact me to discuss the opportunity further.

If you do post on your website, please email me a link to let me know.   


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Saturday was our application deadline for students to be considered for priority scholarships. Although our community service and leadership scholarships have closed, we have decided to extend our application deadline for students to be considered for academic, merit-based scholarships.

The extended deadline of Dec. 31 will allow students ample time during their winter break to submit their OU application. The only item the student must submit by Dec. 31 to be considered for these scholarships is the application.

Supporting application materials do not need to be submitted by Dec. 31 for a student to be considered for these scholarships. Students may request their transcripts from you once they return to school in January. They may also submit their ACT or SAT scores, letters of recommendation, and the application fee following the winter break. Please note that a student's application will not be reviewed for an admissions decision until all materials have been received. 

We have notified students who have not submitted an application to OU of this extended deadline. If you or your students have any questions, please contact us at (405) 325-2151 or

Happy Holidays and Boomer Sooner!




Also, please pay attention to our scholarship deadline.  It is February 1, 2019.  Please set up a calendar reminder to try and send any updated ACT scores or transcripts for your students that are interested in UCO so they will be competitive for scholarships.




The online scholarship application is up and running at the Eastern OK State College website.


Please tell all students who plan to apply for scholarships with Eastern to go to our website,, and complete an application for admission FIRST. They will then be assigned a "student ID number." That number will be used when they apply for scholarships. *Concurrent students already have an ID number.


Students can then click on the tab "Financial Aid & Scholarships" and proceed.


I strongly encourage students to read the tutorial first!!  Then follow the instructions.

Students will be asked to upload several documents during the scholarship application process.


The deadline to apply for scholarships is still Feb. 21. If you have questions, please contact Gail Wilson or George Larson, their contact information is provided below:

Gail Wilson, Scholarship Coordinator,, 918-465-1768.

George Larson, Computer Programmer Analyst,, 918-465-1710.


As I stated before, this is new to all of us, and we will work through any issues together. 



Karen Darby, Recruiter

Eastern OK State College



  • Oklahoma Panhandle State University has announced the Panhandle Promise scholarship, which pays the balance of tuition and fees for students pursuing a four-year degree in education. In exchange, recipients promise to teach in the Oklahoma Panhandle for at least two years.
  • The National Park Trust is hosting the Kids to Parks Day National School Contest for all Title I schools. Students can win up to $1,000 for an outing to a nearby park or public land location. The deadline is Feb. 14.






As a counselor, you know how important it is to stay on track with what's current in financial aid and college prep. This page is a simple and quick way to find some exciting financial aid and scholarship opportunities for your students. Check back regularly because you never know what will become available next!


American Indian College Fund
Deadline: Various

The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values. The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public or non-profit private college all across the United States.


American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Deadline: Various
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) helps students move forward in their educational journeys by providing a wide range of programs and scholarship opportunities. AISES scholarships help students acquire skills and training that will help them meet the unique STEM needs of our communities. Students are highly encouraged to apply for all the scholarships they are eligible for!
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The goal of BestCollege is to help students maximize free money for college by providing them with updated and accurate scholarship information. They have compiled an extensive list of scholarships for criminal justice majors, including criminal justice scholarships and criminal justice grants specifically for undergraduates, graduate students, minorities, and women.





Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: Various


Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarship quizzes throughout the year for U.S. high school, college, and graduate students. They even have some scholarships that parents can win for their children. Award amounts range from $250 to $2,500.



McNair Scholars Program
Deadline: Year-Round
This scholarship program is designed to prepare students for careers as graduate students, professors or professional researchers. Applicants must be full-time college students, have completed 42 hours or more, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and be a first generation college student or a student from an underrepresented ethnic group.




Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Deadline: Various
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is home to more than 120 scholarship funds established by individuals, organizations and companies. These funds share the common goal of helping to make a difference in the lives of others. The foundation is now able to receive your transcripts electronically if your high school participates in this free service. Please see OCCF's website for details about each scholarship.


Tuck Sleep Scholarships
Deadline: Various
Many scholarships today are geared toward specific candidates, including those who struggle with sleep-related issues. provides you with more than $500,000 in scholarship funding for undergraduate and graduate students. Some of these awards target sleep-deprived individuals, while others are available to students pursuing degrees in sleep science and other areas of psychology and mental health.
Deadline: Various
Check out for numerous scholarship opportunities for middle school, high school, college and adult students. They provide you with links to scholarships by deadline and by category, as well as a new scholarship of the week each Monday. UCanGo2 also offers free information on college planning and financial aid. Visit their website to find these helpful tools!


Varsity Tutors Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $200 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $200 college scholarship.






Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers
Deadline: December 1, 2018
The AAPT Executive Board offers scholarships for future high school physics teachers. These scholarships, supported by an endowment funded by Barbara Lotze, are available only to U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools. Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000 and a complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year. Recipients may renew the scholarship for up to four years.

Luigi Wewege Foundation
Deadline: December 1, 2018
The Luigi Wewege Foundation scholarship was created with the belief that everyone who has a desire to attend, should be able to attend college or university. By answering a simple essay question, applicants will have an opportunity to be granted a $1,500 scholarship. The foundation committee will select a winner by the end of December. Applicants must be high school students who have been accepted into a college or university or currently enrolled in a college or university.
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Youth Forward Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2018
Volunteerism is increasingly important in American society. Indeed, many of today's high schools require some type of volunteer work in order to graduate. Colleges and universities also seek to encourage students to "give back" to their communities. This scholarship seeks to reward a few deserving youth for their commitment to the spirit of volunteerism. Six $500 scholarships will be awarded.
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Annual CGTrader Scholarship
Deadline: December 14, 2018
CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 1.2 million members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers. Each year, CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. To apply, write and submit an original essay (500-1000 words) on the topic: "Our life on a spaceship: The future of mankind." The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student, and be enrolled full-time.
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Deadline: December 31, 2018
This $2,000 is available to all students attending an accredited 4-year undergraduate college or university in any U.S. state. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA. The scholarship essay should discuss your experience with neighborhood involvement and the role your neighborhood played in shaping who you are today. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm.
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Niche Community College Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
This scholarship is open to all current and prospective community college students. For the purposes of this scholarship, "Community College" includes all schools that are primarily two-year public institutions, including community colleges, junior colleges, technical schools, city colleges, and state colleges. This $500 scholarship for community college students can be used to pay for tuition, books, or any future education-related expenses. The scholarship winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on the Scholarship Winners page.
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Oklahoma Tour Guide Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
The Zebra wants to see your favorite road trip destination in Oklahoma. There are no limits to what they're looking for: a narrated animation, a slideshow of memorabilia, or an illustrated map of the best roadside attractions. This is the chance for you to showcase any place you love in an original way. Applicants must be currently enrolled in or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college or trade school located in the continental U.S. Selected winner(s) will receive $1,000.
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Top Ten List Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018 wants to know what's truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at their heart strings. Give them 10 reasons you should receive this $1,500 scholarship.
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The UNIGO $10K Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app? Applicants must be 13 years of age or older at the time of application. They must also be a legal resident of the United States and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.
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ZipRecruiter Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry. To apply, students must submit a 500 - 800 word essay that describes a job they previously held or currently hold and what their ideal post-graduate job is. Applicants must be a legal resident of the United States and be at least 18 years old.
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Eskridge Auto Free Ride College Scholarship
Deadline: January 6, 2019
KOCO 5, Eskridge Auto, and Prosperity Bank are partnering to award deserving high school seniors with college scholarships. Ten finalists will be chosen to submit a video presenting his or her story about why they should receive the scholarship and vehicle. Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.25. They must attend high school in one of the following Oklahoma counties: Alfalfa, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Hughes, Kay, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Lincoln, Logan, Major, McClain, Murray, Noble, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Payne, Pottawatomie, Roger Mills, Seminole, Washita, Woods, Woodward. The Free Ride Vehicle Scholarship recipient will receive a new 2018 Chevrolet Cruze LT and up to a $25,000 scholarship. Four finalists will receive a scholarship up to $5,000.
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Ron Brown Scholar Program
Deadline: January 9, 2019
The Ron Brown Scholarship Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship - the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown's mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities - especially our disadvantaged youth. Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship must be graduating high school seniors at the time of their application. Eligibility: (1) Must be Black/African American. (2) Must excel academically. (3) Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential. (4) Must participate in community service activities. (5) Demonstrate financial need. (6) Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. (7) Be a current high school senior at the time of your application. 

APIA Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 10, 2019
The Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIA) Scholarship Fund awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA provides scholarships to underserved APIA students. They place a special focus on those who live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status, are the first in their families to attend college, are representative of the APIA community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity, and have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
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NatureWorks - Sutton Award for Student Conservation Art
Deadline: January 10, 2019
The Sutton Award recognizes high school students, grades ten through twelve, who demonstrate the ability to communicate current conservation topics in compelling ways. Applicants must choose one of the following format categories for their presentation: 2D, 3D, or photography. In addition to the artwork, each applicant must submit a 250 word essay that explains how his or her work communicates information about a current conservation issue. The Sutton Award is comprised of up to $20,000 in cash to be distributed among students, and among selected instructors of winning students as determined by the selection committee. Students must be attending school (public, private or home-school) in the state of Oklahoma. Students must not be an employee or an immediate family member of an employee of the Sutton Center.
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United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship
Deadline January 11, 2019
Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. The Oklahoma Senate will award two $500 scholarships. Recipients will then be forwarded on to the US JCI Senate Foundation to be considered for further judging.
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Mensa Foundation's College Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 15, 2019
Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date. Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals. Essays must be no longer than 550 words. Applicants need not be Mensa members.
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The Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: January 15, 2019
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the fiftieth annual national Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards for students completing twelfth grade (or final high school year) in 2019 who are planning careers in government service. The Washington Crossing Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of national and regional college scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000. The competition is open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. All awards are for one year.
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JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Deadline: January 18, 2019
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews. The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. The winner receives $10,000, second-place winner receives $3,000, five finalists receive $1,000, and eight semi-finalists receive $100.

C-SPAN's Student Cam
Deadline: January 20, 2019
Each entry should reflect this year's theme: What does it mean to be American? Applicants will choose a constitutional right, national characteristic, or historic event and explain how it defines the American experience. The entry must be the original work of the student(s). This competition is open to entrants currently enrolled in middle or high school in any state in the United States, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories. Students may be enrolled in public or private schools, or be home-schooled. Students in grades 6-8 will be considered "middle school" entrants; grades 9-12 will be considered "high school" entrants. A grand prize of $5,000 for the student(s) and $750 for the teacher/school will be awarded to the best overall entry in either the high school or middle school category. 149 other prizes ranging from $125 to $3,000 will be awarded based on category and region.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative
Deadline: January 25, 2019
The Andrew Lloyd Webber initiative provides students at all levels with enhanced theatre education to initiate meaningful relationships with theatre in childhood and open doors for pursuing theatre as children become young adults. By fostering lifelong engagement with theatre through educational avenues, they provide diverse young people across the nation newfound access to industry success. The initiative is how they rebuild the established path to working in the theatre industry. They reach students across the nation at an early age to make theatre transcend background, creating access to industry opportunities for all who seek them. The 4-Year University Scholarship provides financial support to select students pursuing theatre studies at the University level. 
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ARRL Foundation
Deadline: January 31, 2019
The ARRL Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible radio amateurs pursuing higher education. All applicants must be active, FCC-licensed hams, and must complete and submit an online application form. Applicants must also forward a copy of their academic transcript from their most recently completed school year. More than 80 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded in 2019.
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Buenas Opiniones Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2019
This scholarship is for graduating Latino high school seniors or currently enrolled college undergraduate or graduate students. The award is $2,500 per year for up to four years. Buenas Opiniones will support its scholars in a variety of ways including but not limited to personal, leadership and professional development opportunities, networking and mentorship opportunities, as well as financial and academic support to prepare its scholars to be the next leaders in their professions and communities. More than 50 million people in the United States identify as Hispanic, making the growing Latino population by far the largest minority group in the country. Though there are continued cultural, economic, and societal barriers to educational success, students of Hispanic descent have recently made significant gains, and Buenas Opiniones would like to contribute to that momentum.
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RiSE Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: January 31, 2019
Current high school students with a diagnosis of a learning disability or ASD/PDD are welcome to apply for the RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Awards. There will be five $2,500 award winners in the LD and Autism category. There will be 10 $500 Honorable Mention award winners in both categories. Applicants must have a 2.50 GPA or higher and be a U.S. citizen.
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WEOKIE Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: January 31, 2019
The WEOKIE Foundation will award 25 graduating high school seniors scholarships for $2,000 each. Applicants must be a graduating senior from an accredited high school or home school program located in one of the following counties in which WEOKIE serves: Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie. Students must submit an application and write an essay using the following prompt: Identify an opportunity to improve things in your community and describe solutions that you believe will address the problem. What specific changes would you make and what do you believe the impact will be?
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EngineerGirl Writing Contest
Deadline: February 1, 2019
The EngineerGirl writing contest is, for the first time, asking students to submit works of creative fiction. They want stories about women and girls saving the day with their wits, skill, and whatever resources they can find to solve the problem. Maybe they are working alone or maybe they are part of an elite team. Maybe they just find themselves in an unusual situation that requires some innovative thinking.We want stories that inspire EngineerGirl readers to think, "I want to be able to do that" or "I can do that." Applicants may be in grades 3 - 12. The length of submission required varies, depending on grade. Winners will be selected in each grade category with first-place winners receiving $500, second-place entries receiving $250, and third-place entries receiving $100.
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The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2019
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to address the financial needs of minority college students and provide comprehensive mentoring services through its 42 Strategies for Success Curriculum. Once chosen from a national, selective process, "Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars" receive a generous four-year grant to assist with the costs of attending the college or university of their choice and are enrolled in JRF's celebrated mentoring curriculum. JRF's four-year curriculum enables students to navigate the college environment effectively, explore career options, develop leadership skills and embrace a commitment to service. Throughout the four-year program, JRF also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of its namesake. The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Additional fellowships are given to JRF Scholars to pursue opportunities to work and study abroad, and for post-graduate education.
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OMRF: Fleming Scholar Program
Deadline: February 1, 2019
To be eligible for the Fleming Scholar Program, applicants MUST be: An Oklahoma resident at the time of high school graduation, at least 16 years of age, and classified as a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior at the time of application submission. Applicants must also be a United States citizen or permanent resident or have unrestricted employment authorization in accordance with applicable Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations (example: J-2 - with Employment Authorization Document). Applicants with an H-4 visa are not eligible. Students must be willing and able to commit to the program's entire eight-week time frame, which begins the first Monday following Memorial Day. Scholars are selected based on aptitude and interest in science and math, academic standing, essays and recommendation letters written as part of the application process.
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National FFA Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 6, 2019
The National FFA Organization provides scholarships designed to fit the diversity of their applicants. Scholarships sponsored by businesses and individuals, through the National FFA Foundation, are awarded to support a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. Their new scholarship platform provides a variety of benefits for the end user.  Students can create, edit and submit an application utilizing any web platform including a smart phone. They can upload any required documents directly to their application and accept an awarded scholarship; all on-line. If you are not an FFA member, don't worry! FFA has scholarships for you as well.
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AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2019
Alzheimer's disease doesn't just affect the people who have been diagnosed with it; it also affects their loved ones, caregivers and people of all ages, including children. Each year, AFA holds a scholarship essay contest which asks students to describe how Alzheimer's disease changed or impacted their lives. Whether they've had a loved one with the disease, volunteered or worked as a caretaker or are just passionate about the cause, the next generation of leaders in the fight against Alzheimer's have a story to tell. All high school seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents and plan to enter a four year college/university in 2019 are invited to take part in the contest. The grand prize is a $5,000 college scholarship. Scholarships will also be awarded for first runner-up ($2,500), second runner-up ($1,500), third runner-up ($1,000), fourth runner-up ($750) and honorable mention ($500).
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Daughters of the American Revolution
Deadline: February 15, 2019
All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.  DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee.
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Levin Firm Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2019
At The Levin Firm, their car accident attorneys value education and helping those in need. They also understand that school can be a significant expense and know how hard it can be for students and their families to make ends meet. Between housing, tuition, books, and school supplies, the cost of attending college or graduate school can easily rise into the tens of thousands of dollars, if not more. In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, they are pleased to offer a bi-yearly $1,000 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending an accredited United States college or graduate school in the near future.
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Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships
Deadline: February 20, 2019
Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring 2019.
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Brauns Law, PC Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2019
Brauns Law, PC understands that future leaders can achieve success with a proper education. However, they realize that education can be a financial constraint for students and their families. To help students achieve their educational goals, their personal injury attorneys are proud to announce the launch of Brauns Law, PC $1,000 Scholarship Contest. Applicants may be high school seniors, college students, or law school students. Students must submit an essay discussing qualities they possess that have helped them overcome obstacles in life.
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Sweet and Simple Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2019
Big things come in small packages, and now, those simple gifts can really pay off in Unigo's Sweet and Simple Scholarship! Think back to a time when you received a special gift that seemed so unassuming yet made such a strong impact in your life. Was it a present you could open in a box or a humble gesture from a stranger? Your gift will forever be priceless, but the Sweet and Simple Scholarship can help sweeten that present with a $1,500 award towards your college education. So, for those looking for an easy scholarship, keep it simple - sweet and simple. Applicants must be 13 years of age or older at the time of application, be legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.
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TeenDrive365 Video Challenge Contest
Deadline: February 28, 2019
You have the power to influence safe driving behavior among teens. Make a video that inspires your peers to drive safely and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of 15 great prizes ranging from $1,000 to $15,000! Applicants must create an original video between 30 and 60 seconds in length, which demonstrates the best solution for distracted driving.
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Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Each year, Jeannette Rankin Fund (JRF) awards scholarships to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents pursuing an undergraduate education at an accredited college or university in the United States. JRF's low-income eligibility is based on the student's estimated household income for the coming school year.
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OK-AHEAD Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019
OK-AHEAD offers scholarship money to Oklahoma students with disabilities in post-secondary education. Scholarships can be applied at any Oklahoma technology center, or any two-year or four-year college or university. Up to three scholarships will be awarded: one to a student who will or is currently attending an Oklahoma two-year institution, another scholarship award for a student who will or is attending a four-year institution, and a third scholarship awarded to a student who attends or will attend a CareerTech. If there are no applicants from one of these institutions, the award will not be disbursed. The award amount will be up to $500 based on available OK-AHEAD funds.
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OU/Thunder Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Entrants must be Oklahoma state residents and high school seniors who will graduate during the 2018-2019 academic year. Entrants must apply for acceptance to the University of Oklahoma as a first time freshman in the fall of 2019 as a full time student. Entrants must be able to attend the Oklahoma City Thunder home game on March 27, 2019 to be eligible. The OU/Thunder Scholarship Committee will select five (5) scholarship recipients. Each recipient will receive two (2) Oklahoma City Thunder tickets and a $1,000 scholarship to The University of Oklahoma.
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Project Yellow Light - Hunter Garner Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits. The competition has three separate competitions: video, billboard, and radio. Applicants must create a video, billboard design or radio spot created to motivate, persuade and encourage their peers to not drive distracted. You have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading this important message. You can speak to your peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. The more lives you can impact, the more lives you can save. For both the high school and college categories of the billboard competition, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Billboard designs are due March 1. Submissions for the video and radio competitions are due April 1.
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SEG Scholarships
Deadline: March 1, 2019
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) scholarships encourage the study of geophysics and related geosciences. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the SEG offers a range of different scholarship opportunities. Funds provided may be applied to tuition, books, and fees. Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 per academic year. Average awards are approximately $3,700. The number of scholarships available depends chiefly upon the number of sponsors and the amounts they contribute. SEG scholarships have been awarded to students all over the world.

Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest
Deadline: March 8, 2019
Students can win money for college by writing an essay discussing the current tax code which permits charitable nonprofits to be political but not partisan. Any high school student graduating in 2019 or 2020 is eligible to enter the contest. There are not requirements regarding GPA, faith, after-school activities, or clubs. The grand prize winner will receive $2,000 and a trip for two to Washington, D.C. The second prize winner will receive $1,000 and third prize will receive $500.
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American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) National High School Essay Contest
Deadline: March 15, 2019
The United States has many tools to advance and defend its foreign policy and national security interests around the world-from diplomatic approaches pursued by members of the Foreign Service, to the range of options available to the U.S. military. In countries affected by or vulnerable to violent conflict, peacebuilding tools are important additions to the national security toolkit. In a 1,000-1,250-word essay, identify two cases-one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful-where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict-affected country. Students whose parents are not in the Foreign Service are eligible to participate if they are in grades nine through twelve in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, or if they are U.S. citizens attending high school overseas. Students may be attending a public, private, or parochial school. Entries from home-schooled students are also accepted. The winner receives $2,500, a trip to Washington, D.C., and an all-expense paid educational voyage courtesy of Semester at Sea.
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VFW Auxiliary's Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary's Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. This scholarship is open to any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $29,500.
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  • Oklahoma Panhandle State University has announced the Panhandle Promise scholarship, which pays the balance of tuition and fees for students pursuing a four-year degree in education. In exchange, recipients promise to teach in the Oklahoma Panhandle for at least two years.
  • The National Park Trust is hosting the Kids to Parks Day National School Contest for all Title I schools. Students can win up to $1,000 for an outing to a nearby park or public land location. The deadline is Feb. 14.



Cowboy Covenant

Oklahoma's Promise students may be familiar with the Cowboy Covenant program at OSU. The program gives Oklahoma's Promise students with any financial need an additional $1,000 a year for four years.

OSU is proud to lead the state in Oklahoma's Promise students. Approximately $2 million was spent on the program last year. Additional scholarship awards do not impact a student's Cowboy Covenant award. This is a great help for OSU students. Please make your students aware, if they aren't already!


Lighting the Way to Education…

Sure, OG&E might be helping families throughout Oklahoma light up their homes this holiday season, but they aren’t stopping there. In 2019, they will light three students' way to college with a $15,000 scholarship opportunity encouraging students from the OG&E service territory to pursue higher education! 

Eligibility requirements for the OG&E Energy Corporation Foundation Scholarship include:


  • Graduation from a high school in Oklahoma or western Arkansas
  • Unweighted GPA ≥ 3.25
  • ACT score ≥ 25/ SAT ≥ 1200


Students must attend a college or university in Oklahoma or Arkansas, and preference will be given to students pursuing a degree that leads to a future career in the energy field as well as to students in need of financial aid.


If your students are looking for something to do over winter break, encourage them to begin preparing their application for this opportunity! The deadline to apply for the OGE Energy Corporation Foundation Scholarship is February 15, 2019. 

OG&E Energy Corp. Foundation Scholarship

  3. chat it Up. Talk with a high school counselor about available scholarships and upcoming opportunities. 
  4. Don’t Wait. Interested in attending a college or university? Don’t wait until you’ve been accepted. Talk to their admissions and financial aid officers about scholarships and other financial help they can offer.
  5. Narrow it Down. Do you know what academic major or career you’d like to pursue? Ask the department head at your college choice(s) if they know of any scholarships for your area of interest. Or, search for professional associations that offer scholarships for your desired field.
  6. Ask for More Help. If you’ve received your financial aid package and you still owe more for your education than you or your family can afford, ask the college about an appeal process.
  7. Work it Out. Enroll in a work study or part-time job to contribute to your education and living expenses. Students who work learn time-management skills and the importance of investing in their own education, contributing to better school performance.
  8. Apply for FAFSA. Fill out the application as soon as you can after it becomes available on Oct. 1. Studies show that, on average, students who apply for financial aid during the first three months of the FAFSA submission period receive twice as much grant money.
  9. Shop Local. While those nation-wide scholarships might look bright and shiny, students generally have better odds of being awarded a local scholarship since they are competing against fewer students.
  10. Apply, Apply, Apply. Apply for as many scholarships as you can.
  11. Don’t Pay. We advise students to never pay for scholarship or financial aid information as these services are often scams.
  12. Check out these additional scholarship resources:
Three Application Tips for OCCF Scholarships
  1. Use an UNWEIGHTED GPA. Why? Using an unweighted GPA sets the applicant up for greater success as many of our scholarships target students with unweighted GPAs below 3.8.
  2. Use different references for each letter of recommendation. We also encourage students to ask for letters of recommendation from people who know them well. Strong, well-written letters that speak to a student’s accomplishments and character strengthen a scholarship application. 
  • Submit a resume when completing the General Application. Applicants may use this FREE resume template. A resume is an applicant’s opportunity to highlight their accomplishments to the review committee. Don’t hold back! Use these tips to improve that scholarship resume even more!  
Go to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation website to check if you qualify for any of the scholarships.
How to Apply for an OCCF Scholarship
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation has created a five-minute video with step-by-step instructions on how students can apply for a scholarship through our program. This video is a great tool for teachers, counselors and administrators to use when working with potential scholarship  You will have to go online to the Oklahoma Community foundation website to view the video.  I will give the resume template to Mrs Patterson.

Meet the Oklahoma City Community Foundation Scholarship team at these upcoming college fairs!

Tuesday, Nov. 13 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ada Area-Wide College Fair | @ECU    There are other days (see the website)
Questions? Contact us at

f you don't already, please follow us on our social media 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

Oct. 1: The FAFSA opened
Oct. 15: OSU Up Close Registration Deadline
Oct. 29: OSU Up Close
Nov. 1: OSU's Early Opportunity Scholarship Deadline
Feb. 1: OSU's Priority Scholarship Deadline
July 1: OSU's Final Scholarship Deadlin


We are excited for the second year of our Oklahoma State Scholars Society, a scholarship program for students showing the greatest potential. This four-year, cost-of-attendance scholarship is the first of its kind for Oklahoma State University.

Eligible students must have at least a 27 ACT or 1280 SAT, a 3.8 unweighted GPA and must apply for admission to OSU and to The Honors College by Nov. 1. Semi-finalists will be selected by a faculty committee and invited to interview in the spring. Up to five finalists will be selected to receive this prestigious award.

If you have any questions about OSSS, contact Jessica Medina-Benningfield at


OSU's Early Opportunity Scholarship Deadline(Nov. 1)

Please continue to encourage your students to apply for admission and file their FAFSA by Nov. 1 to meet OSU's Early Opportunity Scholarship Deadline. These students will receive their first round of scholarship and financial aid options by early December and will be among the first to be considered for the highest-level scholarship opportunities. However, if your students miss the Nov. 1 deadline, they have another opportunity to be considered for scholarships - the Feb. 1 Priority Scholarship Deadline.

President's Leadership Council

PLC is a competitive scholarship program that awards 125 incoming freshman with a $1,500 scholarship and a leadership development program that connects students with the best leaders on campus. PLC is a dynamic group of student leaders who make the world around them better, and your students could be an integral part of this group.

The PLC program includes a summer retreat and one class during freshman year. The priority deadline for applying is Nov. 1.

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We know you have exemplary students inside and outside of the classroom. Oklahoma State University has a program designed exclusively for them.

The Oklahoma State Scholars Society is a four-year, cost
of attendance scholarship and academic development program. This highly competitive opportunity
allows students from Oklahoma to receive a world-class
education with additional opportunities for studying abroad.
Semifinalists are selected by a faculty committee and invited
to interview on campus in the spring.

Successful candidates for this award show a demonstrated
commitment to serving their local and state community
combined with a record of academic accomplishments.

Our outstanding inaugural class just began their freshman year at OSU. Read more about them in our latest STATE Magazine.

Students interested in this award should complete their OSU
admissions application, essay responses and leadership resume at AND apply to
The Honors College by Nov. 1. The leadership resume should be as detailed and thorough as possible for maximum consideration.

Learn more about the program at, or contact Scholar Recruitment in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.




  • Students! Win cash prizes! Oklahoma’s 2018 First Amendment Essay Contest Oklahoma high school students—grades 9 to 12—are invited to enter the 2018 Zach Taylor First Amendment Essay Contest, sponsored by Freedom of Information Oklahoma. For the essay, pick one of the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment (speech, press, religion, assembly, or government petition) and write about its importance to our way of life. Students are encouraged to do factual research on the topic, but to write creatively and personally, rather than write a report. Entries should be about 500 words, typed, double-space. Each entry must include the following: Student’s name Name of student’s school Name of student’s teacher Name of student’s principal Student’s mailing address Contact phone number Student’s personal e-mail address (if student has one) Cash prizes will be awarded to winning essays. First prize is $300, second place will receive $200, and third place will win $100. Seven students will receive honorable mentions and iTunes® gift certificates. Cash prizes will be awarded on November 14 at the 2018 First Amendment Congress at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. All entries must be received by October 24. E-mail entries to: Bill Young, Public Information Manager Oklahoma Department of Libraries Bill.Young @ Sharing a Google Doc? Give permission to



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