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Scholarships for College

VFW Auxiliary's Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2021
Each year, more than 4,000 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 $31,000.
Website: https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/new_window

 

APRIL SCHOLARSHIPS

AFSA High School Senior College Scholarship Contest
Deadline: April 1, 2021
This scholarship is open to 2020-2021 high school seniors who want to pursue a college degree or trade school education. Home schooled students may apply as long as their course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school. Students may enter for the chance to win one of 10 $2,000 college scholarships. The American Fire Sprinkler Association created the college scholarship program to help with the educational and training pursuits of students just like you. In addition, AFSA wants to educate the public at-large about the life-saving properties of automatic fire sprinklers. So, if you meet the contest requirements and want to learn a little during the process, please enter and good luck! Relatives of AFSA staff or National AFSA board members may not enter the contest.
Website: https://www.afsascholarship.org/new_window

Project Yellow Light - Hunter Garner Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2021
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. Too apply, you must create a video or radio spot designed to motivate, persuade and encourage your 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 the video competition, in both the high school and college categories, the first-place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Second-place finisher will receive $2,000. Third-place finisher will receive $1,000. For the radio competition, first place will receive $2,000.
Website: https://www.projectyellowlight.com/new_window

Prospective Educator Scholarships
Deadline: April 5, 2021
The Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation awards 100 scholarships each year to prospective educators who have a connection to PDK by having a family member or teacher who is a PDK member or through membership in Educators Rising. PDK uses one application for all Prospective Educator Scholarships. Scholarships are available for high school seniors as well as current undergraduate students.
Website: https://pdkintl.org/scholarship-overview/new_window

American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) National High School Essay Contest
Deadline: April 5, 2021
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 how members of the Foreign Service work with other civilian parts of the U.S. Government to promote peace, national security and economic prosperity. Your essay should focus on a specific challenge to U.S. peace and prosperity, and must include one example of the work of the Foreign Service and one or more examples of collaboration between America's diplomats and other civilian (i.e. non-military) U.S. Government agencies or organizations.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.
Website: http://www.afsa.org/essay-contestnew_window

American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) National High School Essay Contest
Deadline: April 5, 2021
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 how members of the Foreign Service work with other civilian parts of the U.S. Government to promote peace, national security and economic prosperity. Your essay should focus on a specific challenge to U.S. peace and prosperity, and must include one example of the work of the Foreign Service and one or more examples of collaboration between America's diplomats and other civilian (i.e. non-military) U.S. Government agencies or organizations.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.
Website: http://www.afsa.org/essay-contestnew_window

Diabetes Scholars Foundation
Deadline: April 6, 2021
The Diabetes Scholars Foundation's college scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes who are US citizens or permanent residents seeking a higher education at an accredited four-year university, college, technical, or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need. Students complete one application to be considered for over 40 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each.
Website: http://diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/new_window

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Since the inception of The American Legion Legacy Scholarship in 2001 following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, The American Legion has offered its support to the children of fallen post-9/11 servicemembers through this scholarship. Beginning with the 2017 award year, The American Legion expanded the scholarship to include children of VA-rated, post-9/11 veterans with a combined disability of 50 percent or higher. Their organization remains committed to honoring the memory and service of fallen and disabled comrades by ensuring their children are afforded the best possible educational opportunities. Multiple scholarships of up to $20,000 are awarded.
Website: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacynew_window

College JumpStart Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2021
The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirements are that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States. To apply for the College JumpStart Scholarship you must meet the following requirements: (1) High school 10th-12th grader, college student or non-traditional student; (2) U.S. citizen or legal resident; (3) Attend or plan to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year or vocational/trade school in the U.S.; (4) Be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.
Website: http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net new_window

The Ayn Rand Institute - Anthem
Deadline: April 29, 2021
Students in 8th, 9th, and 10th grade may participate. Awards include: one 1st place award of $2,000; three 2nd place awards of $250; five 3rd place awards of $100; 50 finalist awards of $25. Students must select from one of three topics listed on the website and write an essay. Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view - not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Anthem.
Website: https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/#tab-3-anthem-topicsnew_window

The Ayn Rand Institute - Anthem
Deadline: April 29, 2021
Students in 11th and 12th grade may participate. Awards include: one 1st place award of $2,000; three 2nd place awards of $250; five 3rd place awards of $100; 50 finalist awards of $25. Students must select from one of three topics listed on the website and write an essay. Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view - not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Anthem.
Website: https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/#tab-3-anthem-topicsnew_window

The Fountainhead
Deadline: April 29, 2021
Students in 11th and 12th grade may apply. Awards include: one 1st place award of $5,000; three 2nd place awards of $1,000; five 3rd place awards of $500; 50 finalist awards of $50. Students must select from one of three topics listed on the website and write an essay. Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view - not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of The Fountainhead.
Website: https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#thefountainhead-1new_window

E-waste Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2021
This scholarship winner will receive a $1,000 award. The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the impact of e-waste and what can be done to reduce e-waste. You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Complete the application form including a 140-character message about e-waste. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about e-waste.
Website: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/ewaste-scholarship new_window

OU/Thunder Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Entrants must be Oklahoma state residents and high school seniors who will graduate during the 2020-2021 academic year. Entrants must apply for acceptance to the University of Oklahoma as a first-time freshman in the fall of 2021 as a full-time student. Entrants must be able to attend a select Oklahoma City Thunder home game 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.
Website: http://www.nba.com/thunder/community/scholarship new_window

 

MAY SCHOLARSHIPS

Society of Women Engineers Incoming Freshmen Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2021
The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2020, SWE awarded nearly 260 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $1,000,000. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000 each and some are renewable
Website: https://scholarships.swe.org/applications/login.aspnew_window

Pureland Supply Vocational and Skilled Trade Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2021
Pureland Supply has been selling high quality replacement projector lamps to various universities, schools, and government entities since 1997.  We understand the importance of skilled trades in our society and appreciate those who learn and perform specific trade, craft or labor occupations. The $1000.00 Pureland Supply Scholarship is available to students who have been accepted to an accredited trade school, vocational college, technical school or community college for the study of trade, craft, or labor occupations. Recipients are chosen on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today's world and why this is the path they have chosen.
Website: https://www.purelandsupply.com/t-scholarship.aspx new_window

OSLS Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 15, 2021
The Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors Scholarship program will provide financial assistance to those applicants who are seeking a career as a Registered Professional Land Surveyor. Scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants who have demonstrated talent and achievement in the areas of leadership, citizenship and genuine interest in land surveying. The amount of the scholarship awarded may vary depending on number of applicants.
Website: https://www.osls.org/page/Scholarshipsnew_window

Student Award Search Aid: B. Davis Scholarship
Deadline: May 22, 2021
This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any postsecondary institution. There is no age restriction. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Applicants must submit an essay describing the three characteristics of leadership they value most.
Website: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htmnew_window

Fifth Month Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2021
One is the loneliest number. Three is a crowd. Then there is five. What's so special about five? Well, for starters, this lucky number could help you win a $1,500 scholarship. Applicants must be 14 years old and be a legal resident of the U.S. They must submit an essay of 250 words or less explaining why the number 5 is important. The essay can be serious or funny.
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/fifth-month-scholarshipnew_window

Leavitt Machinery (LM) Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 31, 2021
To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled or expect to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years in length or greater) by September. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be a U.S. resident or Canada resident and must also attend a school in Canada or the US. Applicants must submit an essay outlining a situation they have been involved in or someone they know has been involved in where better safety procedures would have prevented injury. They must explain, in detail, what safety procedures should have been in place and how they would have prevented the injury.
Website: https://forklifttraininginseattle.com/apply.phpnew_window

Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: May 31, 2021
The AIAS Foundation Scholarships support aspiring student game-makers in undergraduate or graduate level programs who are planning on pursuing a career in development or leadership. Student applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student or a graduate student attending an accredited college or university during the 2021-22 academic school year. Also eligible are video game early professionals and recent graduates within their first two years in the industry. Early professional applicants must intend to pursue a career in any aspect of game development including but not limited to: art, animation, programming, engineering, game direction, game design, sound design, law, marketing, and business administration.
Website: https://www.interactive.org/foundation/scholarships.aspnew_window

 

Charles,

Happy New Year - cheers to new beginnings! I wanted to remind you about OU's premiere Crimson Commitment program. As you know, this program guarantees scholarships and grants to pay for average fees of $8,000 per year for OU students who receive Oklahoma's Promise. With tuition covered by Oklahoma's Promise and average fees covered by Crimson Commitment, this program makes OU a great, affordable option for students!

To qualify for Crimson Commitment, students must:

  1. Qualify fully for Oklahoma's Promise
  2. Apply to OU by February 1, 2021. Did you also know that OU is test optional this year?
  3. Be admitted to OU as a first-time, full-time freshman
  4. Complete and submit a FAFSA by March 1, 2021
  5. Be enrolled as a full-time student each semester

No separate application is needed for students to receive Crimson Commitment. Your students can learn more about Crimson Commitment by clicking below.

As always, keep me posted on how I can best serve you and your students. I'm looking forward to having your students join the OU family this year!
 

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Chloe Lambeth
Admissions Counselor
chloelambeth@ou.edu
CALL: 405-325-2151
TEXT: 405-292-4665


 


OU Admissions & Recruitment
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The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution

 

NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERISTY

2021-22 Honors Program Scholarship Application

Deadline: February 1, 2021

By completing this application, you are applying for all three honors scholarships: Baccalaureate, Academic, and Northeastern Honors Scholars Scholarships. Selection for one of these awards means you will be part of NSU's Honors Program.

This application must be completed in one sitting. There is no option to save the application and come back. To view the complete instructions of what is required to complete the application, please return to the NSU Scholarships webpage: https://scholarships.nsuok.edu/Freshmen/Apply-Online and review the "Honors Application Helpful Hints" document.

You may submit only one application, please be sure your application is correct and complete before submitting. You are advised to create a rough draft of all of your answers and copy and paste into this form to ensure you do not lose your information, or have to redo it, should a loss of information occur.

If you are completing this application, you are expected to have also completed a General Freshman Scholarship Application. If you have not done so, you may do so here: https://nsuok.radiusbycampusmgmt.com/ssc/aform/x68779Gd7S5kx6700pB00n.ssc
The login information is the same as your application for admission.

In order to be considered for the scholarships in the NSU Honors Program, you MUST be fully admitted to NSU before the Feb. 1, 2021 deadline. If you have not applied to NSU for the fall 2021 semester, do so now here: https://nsuok.radiusbycampusmgmt.com/ssc/aform/Ex7k5lzG0k0kx6708GxI.ssc?_ga=2.219119964.41807736.1601483753-119893398.1582075890

* Required

 

The Oklahoma Former NFL Players Association

The Oklahoma Former NFL Players Association has been given the responsibility by the Professional Athletes Foundation (PAF) to award two $2,500 scholarships to Oklahoma High School Senior Athletes, one male and one female. This opportunity is open to any high school varsity athlete that attends a public or private high school in the state of Oklahoma. The PAF Scholarship rewards high school athletes for their non-athletic achievements and assists them in achieving their career goals. The PAF Scholarship is designed for any high school athlete who will attend a university, college or two-year institution and will not receive any type of athletic scholarship. All applications must be received by Jan. 31, 2021.

OKcollegestart.org

OKcollegestart.org offers a Scholarship Profile and Scholarship Corner for students to find financial aid and monthly scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships.com

Scholarships.com offers over 3.7 million college scholarships and grants. You can even search for scholarships by month. To search

For more information visit: Scholarships.com.

 

Niche Community College Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2020
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.
Website: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/communitycollege-scholarship/new_window

Top Ten List Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Unigo.com 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. You have only have 10 reasons, so make them count!
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship new_window

UNIGO $10K Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2020
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 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarshipnew_window
 

JANUARY SCHOLARSHIPS

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship
Deadline: January 8, 2021
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program awards $20,000 scholarships to 20 high school, college-bound seniors across the nation for being exemplary leaders on their sports teams, in their classrooms, and in their communities. The college scholarship, sponsored by the Foot Locker Foundation, is intended to help phenomenal student-athletes pursue their dreams of attending and excelling at a four-year college/university
Website: https://footlockerscholarathletes.squarespace.com/new_window

NatureWorks - Sutton Award for Student Conservation Art
Deadline: January 9, 2021
The Sutton Award recognizes high school students, grades nine 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 homeschool) in the state of Oklahoma. Students must not be an employee or an immediate family member of an employee of the Sutton Center.
Website: https://www.suttoncenter.org/development/partnerships/natureworks-sutton-award-for-student-conservation-art/new_window

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Deadline: January 9, 2021
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.  
Website: https://www.ronbrown.org/new_window

ARRL Foundation
Deadline: January 11, 2021
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 90 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded in 2021. 
Website: http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-programnew_window

National FFA Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 14, 2021
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. 
Website: https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/local-engagement-programs-scholarships/new_window

APIA Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 14, 2021
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.
Website: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.htmlnew_window

Mensa Foundation's College Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 15, 2021
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. 
Website: http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/new_window

The Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: January 15, 2021
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the fifty-second annual national Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards for students completing twelfth grade (or final high school year) in 2021 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.
Website: http://www.gwcf.org/AppDownload.htmlnew_window

JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Deadline: January 15, 2021
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. 
Website: http://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest/getting-startednew_window

C-SPAN's Student Cam
Deadline: January 20, 2021
Each entry should reflect this year's theme: Explore the issue you most want the president and new Congress to address in 2021.Your video should analyze the current or historical significance of your chosen issue and include differing points of view. 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.
Website: http://www.studentcam.org/new_window

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship
Deadline January 22, 2021
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 (2) $500 scholarships. Recipients will then be forwarded on to the U.S. JCI Senate Foundation to be considered for further judging.
Website: http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/programs/scholarshipnew_window

WEOKIE Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: January 31, 2021
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, and Oklahoma. Students must submit an application and write an essay using the following prompt: If you had the opportunity to enhance your school in a positive way, what specific changes would you make? How would you make these changes? How does this impact students, teachers, and administration? 
Website: https://www.weokie.org/scholarshipsnew_window

 

FEBRUARY SCHOLARSHIPS

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2021
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.
Website: http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/new_window

EGIA Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2021
The EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program was established to recognize the excellent and deserving students seeking an HVAC technical education. This scholarship provides essential financial support to aspiring residential HVAC, green HVAC, or home performance contracting careers. Up to 20 eligible students will be awarded a $2500 scholarship to pursue an HVAC degree or certificate at an accredited community college, technical/vocational school, or approved technical institute during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants will be asked to explain what inspired them to choose an HVAC technical education and their plans upon graduating.
Website: https://egiafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarship?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2L7jBRCBARIsAPeAsaOBWqsSDDofr4wfMm9tjLrsU3E7NxzITL9xnr_innk3ZnFt7qnXET8aAsVMEALw_wcBnew_window

AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2021
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 2021 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). 
Website: https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/scholarship-contest/new_window

Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships
Deadline: February 20, 2021
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 2021.
Website: http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm new_window

Sweet and Simple Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2021
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 14 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 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. 
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/sweet-and-simple-scholarshipnew_window

 

 

OKLAHOMA UNIVERSITY

As the fall semester comes to a close, we wanted to share some important updates, deadlines, and stories from the University of Oklahoma. Don't forget that our final scholarship admission deadline is approaching on Dec. 15. Please encourage your students to submit their applications to OU by then to be automatically considered for our merit-based scholarships!

 

Scholarship deadline to Northeastern State College is December 1, 2020.

My name is Macy and I work with Colbert Cooper Hill. We are excited to announce our annual $500 scholarship, which is available to college students in Oklahoma who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a 2-year college or 4- year university with a GPA of at least 3.0.
 
For your convenience, here is the link to the application page on our website: https://www.getcolbert.com/colbert-cooper-hill-attorneys-scholarship/.
 
Would you please share this with your students? Eligibility and application details are below:

  • Applicants must be college students in Oklahoma, with a GPA of at least 3.0, who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a 2-year college or 4- year university.
  • One student will be selected to receive $500 in scholarship funds based on their winning essay response.
  • To enter, applicants are encouraged to submit via form on our website.
  • The deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2021. The winner will be notified individually and announced on our social media between May 17th-21st, 2021.

We would be honored if you could let your students know of this opportunity and possibly included us on your scholarship resource page.
 
Thank you!

Macy Eubank
Outreach Coordinator
(615) 577-1010 ext. 413

 

Please help us promote Oklahoma City Community Foundation Statewide scholarship opportunities by forwarding or sharing this email with your graduating seniors.  This is an excellent opportunity for students from an Oklahoma High School. Students may also receive detailed instructions about our online application process by going to the scholarship page on our website at http://www.occf.org/scholarships.

 

Please know that applicants must complete a General Application before applying to specific scholarship opportunities. Think of the General Application as setting up a Student Profile. Submitting a General Application does not mean that an applicant has applied for any scholarships.

 

Questions? Email scholarships@occf.org or r.fernandez@occf.org.

Federal Student aid  requirements:

The Department of Education (DOE) is specific about the requirements you need to meet to be eligible for federal student loans and financial aid. To be eligible for federal aid, according to the DOE, you must be able to check off all of the following:

  1. Be a citizen or eligible noncitizen of the United States.
  2. Have a valid Social Security number. There are exceptions for students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.
  3. Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have completed homeschooling. 
  4. Be enrolled in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a degree or certificate.
  5. Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  6. Not owe a refund on a federal student grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  7. Register (or already be registered) with the Selective Service System, if you are a male and not currently on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.
  8. Not have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, work-study, or loans).

You might have noticed that a credit score or credit check isn't included here. That's because those things don't affect your eligibility for federal student loans. Contact your school's financial aid office if you believe you should qualify for a federal student loan but were denied.

So, what disqualifies you Denied from getting financial aid? Here are at least seven potential reasons why:

  1. You're not making satisfactory academic progress at your school.
  2. You've defaulted on an existing federal student loan. 
  3. You owe a refund on any previous federal grants. 
  4. You're enrolled in an academic program that makes you ineligible for funding. 
  5. Your eligible noncitizen status was revoked or expired. 
  6. You're incarcerated.
  7. You pled guilty to a crime involving federal student aid fraud. 

You can also be disqualified for federal student loans if you fail to meet any of the baseline eligibility requirements. If you've been involved in a drug-related crime, you may still be able to get federal student loans upon completion of a rehabilitation program.

Private student loans are also an option if federal student loans are off the table.

For students planning to apply for academic scholarships, Liebross offers these tips:

1. Stay on top of your deadlines and research universities of interest.

2. Create a spreadsheet of scholarships and deadlines to stay as organized as possible.

3. Look for local scholarship opportunities because they will likely have fewer applicants.

4. Scholarships that require essays or letters of recommendations are typically less competitive.

5. Apply as early as possible!
 

As for athletic scholarships, Liebross recommends reaching out to current coaches for help in identifying any potential opportunities and reaching out directly to coaches or staff at any prospective schools to see if they can offer any help or guidance.

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SCHOLARSHIP CORNER---okcollegestart.org (website)

This page is a simple and quick way to find exciting financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Check back regularly because you never know what will become available next!

American Indian College Fund
Deadline: Various

The American Indian College Fund (AICF) was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges. The AICF is devoted to funding and creating 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.
Website:
 http://collegefund.org/student-resources/scholarships/new_window

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!
Website:
 http://www.aises.org/scholarshipsnew_window

BestColleges.com
Deadline: Various
The goal of BestColleges 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.
Website:
 http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/criminal-justice-scholarships/new_window

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.
Website:
 https://mcnairscholars.com/resources/new_window

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.
Website:
 https://occf.org/scholarships/new_window

 

Tuck Sleep Scholarships
Deadline: Various
Many scholarships today are geared toward specific candidates, including those who struggle with sleep-related issues. Tuck.com provides 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.
Website:
 https://www.tuck.com/sleep-scholarships/new_window

 

UCanGo2.org
Deadline: Various
Check out UCanGo2.org 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!
Website:
 http://ucango2.org/Scholarships.htmlnew_window

 

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.
Website:
 https://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarshipnew_window