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Available Scholarships

July 28, 2014

Available Scholarships

*Attention Students and Parents:  On many of the following scholarships,
dates and web addresses change.  You may have to do a search for the
new website and deadline.*

 

Name

Deadline

Amount

Criteria

United States Senate Youth Program

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

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

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

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

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

NCAA
(Attention seniors who plan on participating on college sports)

ASAP

 

Any senior that is interested in participating in College Division I or II sports can now pick up a form for the NCAA Clearinghouse. You cannot receive an athletic scholarship without doing this. When taking the ACT, use code 9999 to send them your scores.  For more info. go to www.ncaaclearinghouse.net

The American Legion, National High School Oratorical Contest

 

Winner-$18,000
Runnerup-$16,000
3rd-$14,000

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

National Merit Scholarship Program

See website for current date in October

varies

After 11th graders take the PSAT exam in October, then approximately 50,000 students across the nation who have the highest selection index scores are encouraged to continue to the next phase of selection.  To learn more about this, contact Milne or visit the college board online at http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing .  Students must pay to take the test.

AES Engineers

Oct 7

$500

To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

 Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.

The Horatio-Alger Scholarship

Oct.

$1000 - $10,000

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

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Check website by end of October

Varies

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

Coca-Cola Scholarship

Oct 31

Amount varies

Open to all seniors.  Apply online at :
http://www.coca-colascholars.org

U.S. Junior Chamber International Senate Foundation Scholarship

December

$1,000

Application package is available at http://www.jayceefoundationofok.org/applications.htm or http://www.usjcisenate.org >Downloads >Scholarship Application Forms

SAE scholarship society of Automotive Engineers

Early Dec

ranges from $400-Full Tuition

Must be interested in self-propelled vehicles:  autos, trucks, buses, off-highway equipment, aircraft, aerospace vehicles, marine, or rail and transit systems.  Must be a senior intent on learning a degree in engineering or a related science degree.   Application is on-line at http://www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm.

OSU's Presidential Leadership Conclave

Date Varies

 

Cost to student: Approx. $80.  IF chosen to attend.  It's an invitation to juniors to attend a leadership seminar for 2 days.  Just because a student applies does not mean he or she is automatically accepted to attend. For more information visit http://union.okstate.edu/leadership/PLCConclave.htm

Academic All-State by Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence

Dec. 3

$1,500

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

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Dec. 15

Scholarships to 10 national recipients and 42 state winners

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

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

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship to study in Germany

Dec 1

 

Must be 15-18 years of age and in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade.  Knowledge
of German not required. For the student application, go to :  http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org

Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors Scholarship

Dec

Amount Varies

Senior interested in surveying.  Must have 2.5 GPA, score at least 19 or higher on ACT.  Must use scholarship is awarded to OSU-Oklahoma City or Tulsa Community College or East Central University.  Visit http://www.osls.org  for more details.

Gates Millennium Scholars

All materials must be submitted on or before early January

All college expenses

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

Wal-Mart Scholarship

Applications available after Nov. 1

$1,000

Applications will be available online from November 1 through January 12.  Apply online at www.applyists.net. Use the access code (SWCS). Requirements are at www.walmartfoundation.org. Come by the counselor's office for a copy of the step-by-step procedure to apply.

Burger King Scholarship

Applications open in Sept and close by Feb 1

$1000

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

Oklahoma Engineering Foundation

Jan 30  Applications will be available after Nov 1

$500-$1,000 for one year

OEF annually awards a number of scholarships to high school seniors who demonstrate a genuine interest in an engineering career. Must be used in an engineering curriculum at OSU, OU, TU, Oklahoma Christian University, or Oral Roberts University. Applicants must be Oklahoma residents and U.S. citizens. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and at least a 24 but not over a 29 on their ACT score. Pre-qualification forms and application forms are available only via the internet. Visit www.ospe.org, click on the OEF button, then click scholarships under Student Programs.

Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships

Apply in Dec

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

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

www.discovercard.com/tribute.htm or call (866) 756-7932 if you have questions.

Chemical, Biological & Materials Engineering Scholarship

Feb 1

$1,500 per year

Applicants should excel in math and science and should have done well in other high school courses.  Websites:  Chemical Engineering:  www.cbme.ou.edu and Pre-med/Biomedical engineering www.oubc.ou.edu.  Also, you can visit:  http://go2.ou.edu and click on 'Scholarships" to apply.

ESA (Epsilon Sigma Alpha) Foundation Scholarship Application

Applications available after Oct 1

$500 - $1000

There are many scholarship listed through this program. Students need to 
look over the list of scholarships and criteria to see if they qualify for any of 
them. Go to:  http://www.esaintl.com/ESAF/scholarship_application2009.html

OU Henderson Scholars Program

Feb 1

Award amount varies.

The Henderson program is open to all students who demonstrate and ability
to meet the program's goals as well as the following minimum qualifications:
(1) a high school graduate; (2) a high school GPA of at least a 3.5; 
(3) a class ranking in the upper 25%; and (4) test scores of 26 for ACT or 
1170 for SAT. Only students admitted to OU are eligible. Application 
available through the OU web site www.go2.ou.edu /.

Ronald McDonald House Charities/Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources Scholarship Program

Feb 1 Applications available after Nov. 9

varies

Senior must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage.  Go to:  http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships

Great Plains Association of College Admissions Counseling Scholarship

Deadline in February

$1000

The application is found on the website www.gpacac.net.  You must also attach a personal essay.   Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and an ACT score between 22 and 28

FFA Scholarships

Feb. 15

Amount Varies

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

Best Buy Dollars for Scholars

Application opens in Jan 2010

$1500

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

 

Scholarships for Farmers Union Member's children--Hubert K. Seymour Scholarship

Feb 12, 2010

$2,000

Go to:  http://nfu.org/about/education/scholarships

Hal W. Almen-West OKC Rotary Scholarship

Feb 28

$2000 for a community college; $4,000 for a university

Seniors who will graduate in May 2011 from an Oklahoma high school and whose family's income does not exceed $100,000.  Applicant must attend an accredited public or private educational institution in the United States in the fall of 2011.

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

March 9

$1500

Must have a minimum ACT composite of 32 and be a legal resident of 
Oklahoma.  Information in counselor's office or at the following web site:
http://www.ed.gov/programs/iduesbyrd/index.html or www.sde.state.ok.us

Carolyn Watson Opportunities Scholarship

March 1

Up to $10,000 per academic year

Seniors who will graduate in May 2011 from a rural Oklahoma high school (school must be located outside of the Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Lawton metropolitan statistical areas) and have a 3.5 or greater GPA with exceptional ability in one of the following areas: arts and humanities, science and engineering, community leadership.

OU Club of Tulsa Northeastern Oklahoma Scholarship

Postmarked before March 1

$1500

Must have attended high school in Northeastern Oklahoma.  Must also meet OU standards for admission.  Must demonstrate financial need.  For more information go to www.oucluboftulsa.com/scholarship.html

National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association National Scholarship

Mar 20

$500-$1000

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

Oklahoma Heritage County Scholarships

Early April

$1,000

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

McAlester Scottish Rite Charitable and Educational Foundation College Scholarship

Apr 1

$750

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

AMVETS National Scholarship Program

Apr 15

$1,000

Eligibility requirements: (1) Must be entering at the college freshmen level in the upcoming fall semester. (2) Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. (3) Must be the child or grandchild of a US Veteran (4) Must be a US citizen. (5) Must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need. Scholarship applications may be obtained by visiting

www.amvets.org/programs/programs_scholarships.html

Ayn Rand Scholarship Essay Contest over the novel, "The Fountainhead."

Apr 25

$50-$10,000

To be eligible for this contest you must be:

  • an 11th or 12th grade student
  • must read the novel entitled, "The Fountainhead"
  • Write an essay no fewer than 800 words over one of the 3 topics given.

 Information can be found at the website: www.aynrand.org.  Click on essay contests.

Oklahoma Goodwill Industries Abilities Scholarship

June 1

minimum of $1,000

Seniors who will graduate in May 2011 from an Oklahoma high school who are disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (must be documented by physician or service provider) and who will attend a technical school or accredited college/university in Oklahoma in the fall of 2011.

Cooperative Education Scholarship

Feb 15

$2,500

Applicants must have a 3.5 gpa, a one page resume typed, and one page essay.  Students must also be willing to attend one of the colleges below:
Antioch University, Drexel University, Johnson and Wales University,  Kettering University, Pace University, Rochester Institute of Technology, or University of Cincinnati.  Download the application or apply online at www.co-op.edu/scholarships.htm

Scholarships for Farmers Union Member's children--Stanley Moore Scholarship

Aug 16

$1,000

See http://nfu.org/wp-content/2010-moore-scholarship-application.pdf  for details. 

Holocaust Remembrance Project - A National Essay Contest for High School students

Application available after Oct 1

1st place -- 10 students will receive a $2,500-$10,000 scholarship.

This contest is open to all students age 19 and under who meet the following criteria: (1) are currently enrolled as high schools students or who are enrolled in a high school equivalency program and; (2) who reside in the US or are US citizens residing overseas. For additional information go to www.holocaust.hklaw.com .

Academic Scholars Program

Applicant must qualify prior to college

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

The subscores of the ACT must add up to 133.  For more information go to:
www.okhighered.org/academic-scholars/apply.shtml

Future Teachers Scholarship

None listed

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

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

Americorps

None listed

Varies

This is NOT  an academic scholarship.  It is open to U.S. citizens 17 and older.  Members serve full or part time for a 10-12 month period.  Full time members receive $4,725 to pay for college and they also receive health insurance training.  Members who serve part time receive a partial education award.  Check out the website www.americorps.org for more information.  Click on Benefits of Service.

Twin Scholarship at NEO, Miami, OK

 

Room waiver

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

Selective Service

18 years of age

None

Attention all 17- and 18-year old male students: If you are not registered with Selective Service, you must do so within 30 days of turning 18. It is the law. In addition, if you do not register, it will make you ineligible for Federal student loans. You will not be able to participate in job training programs and will be denied access to government jobs. You can register on-line at www.sss.gov

Indian Higher Education Information

The following web sites list all the info.

 

The following web sites have all the information:

Muscogee Creek Nation: www.muscogeenation-nsn.gov
Cherokee Nation: www.cherokee.org
Choctaw Nation: www.choctawnation.com

Youth for Understanding National Scholarships

Deadline Varies

Varies

Scholarships open to students wishing to go to college overseas. Countries include Japan, Finland, China, Germany, and a few allow the student to choose the country. Visit www.yfu.org for more information

"Need a Lift" Scholarship Book

Deadline varies according to which scholarship

Amount varies according to which scholarship

This book lists many scholarships concerning veterans and their children. Each scholarship has it's own special criteria. For a list of scholarships and information about each, you need to check out the "Need a Lift" book in the counselor's office or order your own from http://emblem.legion.org.

Connors State College Scholarships

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Regents' Scholarship Application

Foundation Scholarship Application

President's Leadership Class Scholarship Application

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