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2019-2020

 

Local Scholarships 2020

All Local Scholarships without listed due dates are to be turned in to Mrs. Savage by 3:20 p.m. April 1, 2020

 

Organization of Rural Oklahoma Schools Scholarship

Due to Mrs. Savage Feb. 20, 2020

Link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/850/oros_scholarship_form_2020.doc

 

Oklahoma Schools Insurance Group Scholarship

Due to Mrs. Savage Feb. 20, 2020

Link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/850/osig_app.pdf

 

Carnegie Community Service Scholarship

Due to Mrs. Savage Mar. 1, 2020

Link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/850/carnegie_community_scholarship.pdf

 

 

 

Spring Scholarships 2020

 

SUPERCOLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE January 31, 2020      AMOUNT $1,000

Purpose:

SuperCollege donates a percentage of the proceeds from the sales of its books to award scholarships to high school, college, graduate and adult students.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be high school students, college undergraduates, graduate students or adult students residing in the U.S. and attending or planning to attend any accredited college or university within the next 12 months. The scholarship may be used to pay for tuition, books, room and board, computers or any education-related expenses.

# of Awards:1      Renewable: Yes
How to Apply: Applications are available online.
Sponsor:  SuperCollege.com
 
Website:https://merit-based.com/scholarship/?supercollege

 

FFA SCHOLARSHIPS

Visit the link below for National FFA Grants and Scholarships. The deadline for most Scholarships is Jan.23rd

 

JIMMY RANE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINE  February 8, 2020
AMOUNT  $500-$5,000

Purpose:

To support students who are planning to pursue undergraduate degrees.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for high school seniors or 2.75 for college students. Selection is based on academic excellence, community involvement, leadership skills, awards and honors and financial need.

# of Awards:  Varies
Renewable:  Yes
How to Apply: Applications are available online.
Sponsor: Jimmy Rane Foundation
Website: http://www.jimmyranefoundation.org

 

FRIENDS OF KIM JONES SHELTON SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE  February 15, 2020
AMOUNT  $1000

Purpose:

To support central Oklahoma students pursuing post-secondary education.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be graduating from a central Oklahoma high school with a minimum grade point average of 3.5. Students must submit a FAFSA student aid report and have financial need relating to either a disability or a challenging circumstance of the student or the parent. Applicants must submit an essay reflecting on friendship. Students with a disability must submit documentation of disability and an essay discussing how it has impacted your achievements. Applicants may be given preference if they or a family member has a disability, if the applicant is an African American female or if the applicant was raised in a single parent home.

# of Awards:  1
Renewable:  Yes
How to Apply: Applications are available online.
Sponsor:  Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Website:  https://occf.org/

 

HAL W. ALMEN/WEST OKC ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE  March 1, 2020
AMOUNT  $4,000

Purpose:

To support students from the state of Oklahoma with furthering their education.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be a graduating senior from a Oklahoma high school. Students must have a 2.75 GPA or higher to be considered for this award. Financial need is considered and applicant's family income cannot exceed $100,000. Students must provide a written statement that focuses on how their local Rotary club supports their local community.

# of Awards:  3
Renewable:  Yes
How to Apply:  Applications are available online.
Sponsor: Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Website: https://occf.org/

 

PETE & LELA STAVROS SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE  March 1, 2020
AMOUNT  $1,000

Purpose:

To support the families of Oklahoma firefighters to pursue post-secondary education.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be graduating from an Oklahoma high school. Students must be a child or relative of a member of the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association. Applicants must submit supporting materials indicating the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association member's name, service status, fire department and relationship to the student. Students must submit essays describing career goals related to their education plan and how extracurricular activities have influenced educational goals. Applicants must submit the FAFSA student aid report and a letter of recommendation from the school guidance counselor or principal.

# of Awards: 1
Renewable: Yes
How to Apply:  Applications are available online.
Sponsor:  Oklahoma City Community Foundation
 
Website: https://occf.org/

 

CAROLYN WATSON OPPORTUNITIES SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE  March 1, 2020
AMOUNT  $10,000

Purpose:

To support rural Oklahoma students pursue post-secondary education.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be residents of rural Oklahoma counties as defined by the U.S. Census. Students must be graduating from Oklahoma high schools or be homeschooled students meet graduation requirements. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5 or greater. Students should demonstrate exceptional ability in either arts and humanities, community leadership or science and engineering.

# of Awards:  1
Renewable:  Yes
How to Apply:  Applications are available online.
Sponsor:  Oklahoma City Community Foundation
 
Website: https://occf.org/

 

JAMES M. AND VIRGINIA M. SMYTH SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE  March 15, 2020
AMOUNT  $2,000

Purpose:

To support students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees.

Eligibility:

Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, and they must have community service experience. Applicants must plan to obtain a degree in the arts and sciences, music, ministry or human services. Preference will be given to students from the following states: Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Adult students may also apply.

# of Awards:  12-15
Renewable: Yes
How to Apply: Applications are available online.
Sponsor:  Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Inc.
 
Website: http://www.cfgreateratlanta.org/community-impact/scholarships/

 

OKLAHOMA STATE FAIR INC. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

DEADLINE  March 31, 2020
AMOUNT  $2,500

Purpose:

To encourage Oklahoma students to continue their education.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be graduating seniors from an accredited high school or homeschool in Oklahoma. Students must attend a college, university, vocation or technical school in Oklahoma. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and legal residents of Oklahoma.

# of Awards:  10
Renewable:  Yes
How to Apply:  Applications are available online.
Sponsor:  Oklahoma State Fair

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Website:  http://www.okstatefair.com

 

JIMMIE L. DEAN SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE  April 15, 2020
AMOUNT  Up to $10,000

Purpose:

To encourage Oklahoma students to pursue education.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be legal residents and have lived in Oklahoma for the past six years. Students must be graduating from an Oklahoma high school or have completed graduation requirements through homeschooling. Applicants must be attending an Oklahoma college, university or technical school as a full-time, first-time student.

# of Awards: Varies
Renewable: Yes
How to Apply: Applications are available online.
Sponsor:  Jimmie L. Dean Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
 
Website: https://jimmiedeanfoundation.org

 

BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE (BNSF) FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE  May 1, 2020
AMOUNT  $2,500 for 4 years

Purpose:

To provide a four-year scholarship for an American Indian student attending an accredited four-year college or university in a state where Burlington Northern Santa Fe operates.

Eligibility:

Applicants must reside in one of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington. Applicants must also major in one of the following areas: business, engineering, math, medicine/health administration, natural/physical sciences, technology or education and belong to AISES. Applicants must have a 2.0 minimum GPA.

# of Awards:  5
Renewable:  Yes
How to Apply:  Applications are available online.
Sponsor:  American Indian Science and Engineering Society
 
Website: http://www.aises.org/scholarships

 

OKLAHOMA CATTLEMEN'S SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE  May 10, 2020
AMOUNT  Varies

Purpose:

To assist students whose families are involved in the Oklahoma beef cattle industry.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be high school seniors or current students at an Oklahoma college or university with plans to continue in the fall. Preference points are given to the sons, daughters or grandchildren of current Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association members or current members of Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen's Association.

# of Awards:  15
Renewable:  Yes
How to Apply:  Applications are available online. A resume or similar, two essays and a transcript are required.
Sponsor:  Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association
 
Website:  https://www.okcattlemen.org/scholarship-opportunities-menu2

 

OKLAHOMA YOUTH WITH PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

DEADLINE  May 15, 2020
AMOUNT  $2,000

Purpose:

To provide educational assistance to students who graduated while in foster care.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be graduates of Oklahoma high schools who were in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services at the time of graduation. They must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Financial need is considered.

# of Awards:  Varies
Renewable: Yes

How to Apply:  Applications are available online.

Sponsor:  Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Website:  https://occf.org/

 

Source. https://www.okcollegestart.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships#/Browse

 

Scholarship Search Web Sites:

Guide for First Generation College Students: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/first-generation-college-students/

Complete List of College Cost Calculators: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/college-calculators/

Financial Aid for Online Colleges: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-online-colleges/

Guide to a Debt Free College Degree: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/graduating-debt-free/

Affordable Online Colleges in Oklahoma: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/oklahoma/

Find Affordable Online Colleges: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/

Affordable Colleges: http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships/

OK College Start Scholarships:  https://secure.okcollegestart.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Scholarship_Links.aspxhttp://www.indian-affairs.org/

Catching the Dream: https://www.catchingthedream.org/

Oklahoma Tribes Web Site: http://www.theamericanindiancenter.org/oklahoma-tribes/

American Indian College Fund: http://www.collegefund.org/

Bureau of Indian Education: http://www.bie.edu/ParentsStudents/index.htm

Gates Millennium Scholarship: http://gmsp.org/

Indian Health Scholarship: http://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/index.cfm

FormSwift Scholarship: https://formswift.com/startup-scholarship

https://www.fastweb.com/

http://www.gocollege.com/

http://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app

http://www.fastaid.com/

https://www.scholarships.com/

http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/

http://www.scholarships4students.com/

 


 

SCHOLARSHIP LINKS

UCanGo2
At 
UCanGo2.orgnew_window, a division of the Oklahoma College Assistance Program, you'll find helpful information on how to plan, prepare and pay for college, including a scholarship database and scholarship search tips.

U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid Information
Federal Student Aidnew_window is a site where you can learn how to pay for college, why you should go, what you need to do to get there and how to talk to your family about college.

Note: The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have provided links to several financial aid websites and hope they are helpful. However, the State Regents cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy or content of these pages or guarantee full access to them. Before starting a scholarship search, we suggest you read the U.S. Department of Educationnew_window and Federal Trade Commissionnew_window information on scholarship scams in an effort to protect yourself from being victimized.

CORPORATE-SPONSORED

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundationnew_window
Dell Scholarsnew_window
FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contestnew_window
GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP)new_window
Regeneron Science Talent Searchnew_window
Varsity Tutors Monthly Essay Contestnew_window
Wal-Mart Associate Scholarshipsnew_window

COMMUNITY/CIVIC SERVICE

Americorpsnew_window
The Gates Millennium Scholarsnew_window
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundationnew_window
James Madison Graduate Fellowshipsnew_window
Rotary International Scholarshipsnew_window
United States Department of Agriculturenew_window
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of Democracy Scholarshipnew_window

DISCIPLINE/MAJOR

Accounting Scholarshipsnew_window
Actuarial Scholarshipsnew_window
American Psychological Associationnew_window
Educational Foundation for Women in Accountingnew_window
Morris K. Udall Environmental Scholarshipsnew_window
National Federation of Paralegal Associations Scholarshipsnew_window
Teach for America new_window
USDA/APHIS Student Programs new_window
Women in Defense Scholarshipsnew_window

DISABILITY/SPECIAL NEEDS

The Center for Reintegrationnew_window
McNair Scholars Programnew_window
National Federation of the Blindnew_window

HEALTH/MEDICAL

American Dental Education Associationnew_window
Fleming Scholar Program Oklahoma Medical Research Foundationnew_window
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Programnew_window
National Research Service Award Grants and Fellowshipsnew_window
National Health Service Corpsnew_window
Providian Medical Scholarshipnew_window
Tylenol Future Care Scholarshipnew_window

MILITARY

Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarshipsnew_window
American Legion Scholarshipsnew_window
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarshipsnew_window
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (for children of Marines)new_window

Navy/Marines Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarshipsnew_window
Office of Naval Research Young Investigators Programnew_window
VFW's Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarshipnew_window

MINORITY/NATIVE-AMERICAN/GENDER-BASED OPPORTUNITIES

Amelia Earheart Fellowship Program for Women in Aerospace new_window
Association for Women in Communications, Oklahoma City Chapternew_window
Chickasaw Nation Higher Education Grants, Scholarships and Incentivesnew_window
Choctaw Nation Higher Education Programnew_window
Development Fund For Black Students In Science And Technologynew_window
Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Graduate Scholarshipnew_window
Gates Millennium Scholarsnew_window
¡Gradúate! Financial Aid Guide to Successnew_window
Hispanic Scholarship Fundnew_window
Jackie Robinson Foundationnew_window
La Unidad Latina Foundationnew_window
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarshipsnew_window
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineeringnew_window
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)new_window
National Association of Black Journalistsnew_window
Ron Brown Scholar Programnew_window
United Negro College Fundnew_window
Bureau of Indian Affairs Education Financial Aid Programsnew_window

OKLAHOMA OPPORTUNITIES

Dr. Debbie Blanke Scholarship (Oklahoma Women in Higher Education)new_window
Jimmie L. Dean Scholarship Foundationnew_window
Oklahoma City Community Foundationnew_window
Stride Bank Scholarshipsnew_window
Tulsa Association for Women in Communicationsnew_window
Tulsa Community Foundationnew_window
WEOKIE Credit Union Scholarship Programnew_window

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION/SEARCHES

College Board Onlinenew_window
Colleges, College Scholarships, and Online Degreesnew_window
College Navigatornew_window
FAFSA4casternew_window
Fastwebnew_window
Federal Student Financial Aidnew_window
FedMoney.orgnew_window
FinAidnew_window
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)new_window
Free-4-U Scholarship Searchnew_window
GoodCallnew_window
Military.comnew_window
Peterson's College and Scholarships Searchnew_window
Scholarship News Free-4-U Scholarship Searchnew_window
SallieMae Scholarship Searchnew_window
Scholarships and Grantsnew_window
Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awardsnew_window
StartWithFAFSA.orgnew_window
Tax Benefits for Higher Educationnew_window
Unigonew_window

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH (STEM)

Department of Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Programnew_window
Goldwater Scholars (Math, Science and Engineering)new_window
National Inventors Hall of Fame College Inventors Competitionnew_window
National Physical Science Consortium Fellowshipnew_window
Semiconductor Research Corporation Fellowships and Scholarshipsnew_window
Society of Women Engineers Scholarshipsnew_window

STUDY ABROAD/INTERNATIONAL

International Education Financial Aidnew_window
International Education of Students (IES) Scholarshipsnew_window
Mitchell Scholarships for Study Abroad in Irelandnew_window
U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholarship Program to Study Abroadnew_window

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundationnew_window
American Foreign Service Association High School Essay Contestnew_window
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Programnew_window
Davidson Fellowship Programnew_window
Harvard University Free Tuition for Outstanding, Low-Income Studentsnew_window
Jack Kent Cook Foundation Scholarshipsnew_window
NCAA Scholarships and Grantsnew_window
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americansnew_window
Rhodes Scholarshipnew_window
The Roothbert Fundnew_window
Thurgood Marshall College Fundnew_window
Union-Sponsored Scholarships and Aidnew_window
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowshipnew_window
YesCollege's 200 Weird and Unusual Scholarshipsnew_window

For more information on financial aid opportunities, email studentinfo@osrhe.edu or call the Student Information Hotline at 800.858.1840 (225.9239 in Oklahoma City).

Source: https://www.okcollegestart.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Scholarship_Links.aspx

 


 

How To Write A Scholarship Essay:

Scholarship Essays should use this formatting unless specified otherwise:

  • Two to three pages in length
  • Double spaced
  • Times New Roman font
  • 12 point font
  • One-inch top, bottom, and side margins

 These scholarship essay examples are provided for insight on how to write a scholarship essay.

Scholarship Essay Example 1 addresses the following question: "Choose a book or books that have affected you deeply and explain why." In this case, the applicant has chosen the novel Germinal by Emile Zola. The essay is strong and well-written, although not without its flaws.

Scholarship Essay Example 1

The scholarship essay example 2 question (Who has been the most influential person in your life?) is a common scholarship prompt. The example posted here is a winning scholarship submission that deals effectively and affectionately with the question.

Scholarship Essay Example 2

Essay examples 3 and 4 are in response to (e.g, "Why do you want to go to college" or "Describe a major hurdle or obstacle you've had to overcome".). Both examples deal with the same theme (sick parent) but utilize different approaches. In addition, one is a 500-word response and the other is a 1,000-word response.

Scholarship Essay Example 3

Scholarship Essay Example 4

Source: http://www.collegescholarships.com/application-essays/scholarship-essays