Scholarships

Please follow the link to view the updated scholarships for April-June 2017:

 

https://secure.okcollegestart.org/Home/Educators/Scholarship_Corner.aspx

 



Ok Collegstart Program
The deadline for XAP's Scholarship contest is coming up.  At least one student from Oklahoma is going to win a scholarship for $250 by simply completing a few activities (some of which they may have even already completed) in OKcollegestart.org.

To participate, students should click on the badge (shown below) in OKcollegestart to see the complete rules and list of activities they need to complete to be eligible.

If you are unable to see the badge on the homepage, it is also available either by clicking on the Financial Aid Planning tab and/or Scholarships menu.

Students have until the end of the day on Friday, February 3rd to participate in the contest. Please remind your students about this chance to win a $250 scholarship.

As previously promised, this is the last communication that will be sent to you regarding this contest.

NEO Scholarship
I wanted to let you know  that we are now accepting NEO Foundation
scholarship applications for 2017-2018.  In the fall the Foundation awarded
more than $135,000  in scholarships, so this is a great opportunity for area
students to get financial assistance for college.  They weigh heavily on the
essay portion of the application, but overall, the application process is
very simple.  Deadline to submit the application is March 1, 2017.  More
information and the application and criteria booklet can be found at
http://www.neo.edu/foundation/scholarships/  Every year money  is eft on the
table because no one applied for a particular scholarship-so make sure the
students go over the criteria booklet and apply for all that they are
eligible for!

We are  also accepting applications for the  Academic scholarships. The
deadline to apply is  March 1, 2017.  Academic scholarships are GPA and ACT
based- you can find the application and criteria here
http://www.neo.edu/financial-aid/aid-information/scholarships/ .

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 10th year. We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. Scholarship Deadline   -  June 12, 2017. Application Process Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web ite:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm Full details are available on our site.

Jimmie Dean Scholarship

We are excited to announce the Jimmie L Dean Scholarship Foundation is now taking applications for the 2015 – 2016 academic year through April 15, 2016 at our website www.jimmiedeanfoundation.org

Every year since 2009, we have provided individual scholarships of up to $10,000 per year to outstanding Oklahoma students who attend Oklahoma colleges and Universities.

Our mission is to provide financial assistance to Oklahoma students who will attend Oklahoma colleges and universities that we feel will remain in out great state after graduation and contribute to the Oklahoma economy for many years.

This award does not consider income levels, hardship conditions, or a specific entrance test score (although we do require a minimum 20 ACT score for 4 year colleges and Universities and 17 for OSUIT students and do take into consideration the test score when trying to project a student's success in their chosen major area of study). We are simply looking for true Oklahomans who may find themselves in the position of not having sufficient funds to attend college but have income levels that preclude them from receiving enough financial assistance to cover their costs of attendance.

Our awards are structured in a manner to fill in the gap between the scholarships and awards already earned by a student and the cost of tuition and academic fees plus room and board charges, with the goal to eliminate or reduce the need for student debt.

The qualities we are looking for are students who are responsible citizens who have worked hard and have achieved good academic standing. We view a student's work history, their expected major, their academic achievement and recommendations from those they have been associated with as a body of work to eventually make our decision as to who will receive an award.

Our application form provides an avenue for a short student essay to allow them to introduce themselves to our foundation. We rely upon this to help select our finalists each year. We encourage you to communicate to prospective students they take this opportunity very seriously. You would be surprised as to how many essays simply state the students need for money or tell us about the other members of their family but really nothing about themselves. In all candor we already know they need money or they would not be applying and telling us about family members is only relevant if it provides insight into the student. We want to know about the student, what jobs they have held, what would make them a good investment for us, and how do they exemplify the qualities of the Foundation.

Our awards are primarily awarded to students who will be pursuing degrees that are science related rather than arts majors. Therefore, some of the majors we will not consider are music, performing arts, english, literature, psychology, sociology, journalism, business, pre-law, political science or similar majors. In short, we are looking for students who are wanting to make or build things or serve in a health science field.

 

Please follow the link to view the updated scholarships for January - March 2017:

https://secure.okcollegestart.org/Home/Educators/Scholarship_Corner.aspx

 

Rose State College Scholarships
Rose State Concurrent Scholarship
Ticket to Rose Scholarship

 

 November Scholarships 

OCCF:  Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Deadline: Various Deadlines over 120 scholarships available for Oklahoma students. Don’t miss out on the opportunities that pertain to you.  
http://occf.org/scholarships/


Veterans of Foreign Wars

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: November 1, 2016

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

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

Website: https://ocs-ok.client.renweb.com/ftp/OCS-OK/Email/1201473/VFW%20application.pdf

 

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Deadlines: November 1, 2016

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

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

Website: https://www.ronbrown.org/

 

 

 

 

 

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Deadline: November 8, 2016

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

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

Website: https://spirit.prudential.com/awards/how-to-apply%20

 

Intel Science Talent Search,
Deadline: November 9, 2016- Transcript & Recommendation Due Date

                  November 15, 2016- Technical Support Deadline

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

Website: https://student.societyforscience.org/apply-science-talent-search

 

Women in Aviation Scholarships

Deadline: November 14, 2016

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

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

Website: https://wai.org/education/guidelines

 

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: November 15, 2016

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

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

Website: https://haganscholarships.org/application/

 

Coca-Coca Scholars Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: November 15, 2016

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

Website: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#programs

 

BBG Communications Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award

Deadline: November 29, 2016

BBG provides the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award to recognize and reward a student who demonstrates a passion for volunteering, while maintaining a high level of academic achievement. Over the past 2 years a student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work. Over the past 2 years a student must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater. A student must be under the age of 21 years of age on the day of the deadline. A student must submit an essay on the topic prior to the deadline.
Website: http://www.bbgcommunications.com/communications/article/104.php

 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

Deadline: November 30, 2016

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

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

Website: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/how-to-apply/

 

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2016

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

Website: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm

 

 

 

December Scholarships

AQHA Oklahoma Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship

Award: up to $8,000]

Deadline: December 1, 2016

The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship is for students who have been members of AQHA or AQHYA for at least one year and are from Oklahoma. Applicants must be current members of the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association and have maintained two or more years of membership. Students should be actively involved with OkQHA. Members must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled at an accredited college, university, or vocational school. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. Funding for this scholarship will be applied to a four-year undergraduate degree program of the student's choice.

Website: https://www.aqha.com/foundation/pages/scholarship-application/

 

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


Central Oklahoma of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Deadline: December 1, 2016

The Central Oklahoma Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 to encourage the study of the engineering fields related to heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR). Award amount is $1,500.

Eligibility: 1) Must be enrolled at a university or college in the state of Oklahoma, completing a graduate or undergraduate engineering degree program related to HVACR. 2) A cumulative GPA 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. 3) Preference will be given to current ASHRAE student members at schools in the chapter’s boundaries as well as Oklahoma residents and U.S. citizens.

Website: https://occf.academicworks.com/opportunities/1583

 

Job-Applications.com Scholarships Programs

Deadline: December 10, 2016

Are you a working parent currently in college or other accredited post-secondary educational institution? Job-Applications.com is proud to announce our new initiative, a college scholarship awarded twice a year designed to help working parents currently enrolled in higher education. We’re here to assist you get the education you need to get the job you’ve always wanted. Earn $1,000 to help with school costs! Applicant must: write a 600 to 1000 word essay: Clearly outline three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school.
Eligibility: The Working Parent College Scholarship Award Program is open to any person who: is a full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution (including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school, or similarly accredited program) with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and Has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying; and Is a residential parent of at least one minor child; and Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and Is currently enrolled and furthering his or her education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program; and Is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying; and Completes and submits the official Application form within the relevant periods for the periodic scholarships to be awarded.
Website:
http://www.job-applications.com/scholarships/

The Axa Achievement
Deadline: Until 10,000 applications are submitted, or until 11:50pm on December 15, 2016, whichever comes first.

Every year the AXA Achievement Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report awards $670,000 in scholarships to outstanding young people across the nation.

Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted; we encourage you to apply early.

Eligibility: Applicants to the AXA Achievement Scholarship in association with U S News & World Report must: 1) Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico. 2) Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2015-2016 academic year. 3) Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Special consideration will be given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health and/or emergency-preparedness.
Website: http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/axa-achievement-scholarship.html

 

Burger King Scholars Program

Deadline: December 15, 2016

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service.

Eligibility: All high school seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA, must be passionate about serving the community, and all BURGER KING® restaurant, corporate and field employees, their spouses and children in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico are eligible to apply.

Website: https://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/application-information/


Foot Locker Scholar Athletes
Deadline: December 16, 2016
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student athletes who demonstrate excellence in school, on their sports teams, and in their communities. Whether you’re the fastest on the team or the most supportive player, we want to hear how sports helped you grow into a strong leader at school and in your community. We’re awarding $20,000 Scholarships to 20 Student Athletes.
Applicant must: Be entering college in the Fall of 2015 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree. Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win). Not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director.

Website: https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/


Young Entrepreneur Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: December 18, 2016
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards program was established to raise awareness among the nation’s youth of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America.

Eligibility: NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute. Applicant must: Be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award.

Website: http://www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards/


#forwhatistand Jostens Scholarhips

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Your passion and purpose could win you a $10,000 Scholarship! At Jostens we know that every student has a unique story and we want to see yours. Post a picture of what you stand for as you start off this school year. What are the things that drive you? Inspire you? What makes you, you? Celebrate the path you travel on Instagram with the hashtag #FORWHATISTAND. Photos will be featured in our gallery below and entered to win a $10,000 scholarship, so get snapping!

Eligibility: 1. Take an Instagram pic showing what you stand for. 2. Write about how you plan to focus on your passions to reach your goals this year. 3. Post the pic and words on Instagram with #ForWhatIStand 4. Follow @Jostensinc and tag @Jostensinc in your post
 

 

Unigo $10K Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Is college worth it? You invest your time, money, and energy into getting a college degree. The return could be your education, experiences, relationships, a career, a sense of purpose, or something else entirely. Weighing the expected investment and return, is college worth it for you? In 250 words or less, tell us why.

Eligibility: Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application

  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"Weighing the expected investment and return, is college worth it for you? Why?"

 

KOCO Eskridge
Deadline:  January 10, 2016

Eligibility: Nominate am Outstanding High School Senior with a 3.25 GPA or higher for a new car and college scholarship.  4 semi-finalists receive $5,000.  
Website: http://www.koco.com/article/free-ride-eskridge-auto-group/4370430

 

 

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