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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.

Sep 14, 2018, 3:01 PM (3 days ago)


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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