Local Scholarships 2021
Organization of Rural Oklahoma Schools Scholarship
Oklahoma Schools Insurance Group Scholarship
Carnegie Community Service Scholarship
Goodwill Maximum Independence Scholarship
Strength in Education Scholarship
Nolan Watson Memorial Scholarship
Jason Brewster Memorial Scholarship
Lawrence T. Childers Memorial Scholarship
Frances Koop Parsons/AT&T Pioneers Memorial Scholarship
Kaylee Hamilton Helping Hands Memorial Scholarship
The Farmer’s Bank Scholarship
Farmer’s Coop Scholarship
Bank of Commerce Scholarship
American Legion Post #156 Scholarship
Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation Scholarship
Due back to the Farm Service Agency office in Anadarko by April
Carnegie Volunteer Fire Dept./Donnie Belase Scholarship
SuperCollege donates a percentage of the proceeds from the sales of its books to award scholarships to high school, college, graduate and adult students.
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.
Visit the link below for National FFA Grants and Scholarships. The deadline for most Scholarships is Jan.23rd.
To support students who are planning to pursue undergraduate degrees.
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.
To support central Oklahoma students pursuing post-secondary education.
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.
To support students from the state of Oklahoma with furthering their education.
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.
To support the families of Oklahoma firefighters to pursue post-secondary education.
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.
To support rural Oklahoma students pursue post-secondary education.
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.
To support students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees.
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.
To encourage Oklahoma students to continue their education.
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.
To encourage Oklahoma students to pursue education.
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.
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.
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.
To assist students whose families are involved in the Oklahoma beef cattle industry.
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.
To provide educational assistance to students who graduated while in foster care.
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.
How to Apply: Applications are available online.
Scholarship Search Web Sites:
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Guide to a Debt Free College Degree: http://www.
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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
At UCanGo2.org, 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
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Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contest
GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP)
Regeneron Science Talent Search
Varsity Tutors Monthly Essay Contest
Wal-Mart Associate Scholarships
The Gates Millennium Scholars
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
James Madison Graduate Fellowships
Rotary International Scholarships
United States Department of Agriculture
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of Democracy Scholarship
American Psychological Association
Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting
Morris K. Udall Environmental Scholarships
National Federation of Paralegal Associations Scholarships
Teach for America
USDA/APHIS Student Programs
Women in Defense Scholarships
American Dental Education Association
Fleming Scholar Program Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
National Research Service Award Grants and Fellowships
National Health Service Corps
Providian Medical Scholarship
Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships
American Legion Scholarships
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (for children of Marines)
Navy/Marines Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships
Office of Naval Research Young Investigators Program
VFW's Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship
Amelia Earheart Fellowship Program for Women in Aerospace
Association for Women in Communications, Oklahoma City Chapter
Chickasaw Nation Higher Education Grants, Scholarships and Incentives
Choctaw Nation Higher Education Program
Development Fund For Black Students In Science And Technology
Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Graduate Scholarship
Gates Millennium Scholars
¡Gradúate! Financial Aid Guide to Success
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Jackie Robinson Foundation
La Unidad Latina Foundation
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarships
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Association of Black Journalists
Ron Brown Scholar Program
United Negro College Fund
Bureau of Indian Affairs Education Financial Aid Programs
Dr. Debbie Blanke Scholarship (Oklahoma Women in Higher Education)
Jimmie L. Dean Scholarship Foundation
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Stride Bank Scholarships
Tulsa Association for Women in Communications
Tulsa Community Foundation
WEOKIE Credit Union Scholarship Program
College Board Online
Colleges, College Scholarships, and Online Degrees
Federal Student Financial Aid
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Free-4-U Scholarship Search
Peterson's College and Scholarships Search
Scholarship News Free-4-U Scholarship Search
SallieMae Scholarship Search
Scholarships and Grants
Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards
Tax Benefits for Higher Education
Department of Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Program
Goldwater Scholars (Math, Science and Engineering)
National Inventors Hall of Fame College Inventors Competition
National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship
Semiconductor Research Corporation Fellowships and Scholarships
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
International Education Financial Aid
International Education of Students (IES) Scholarships
Mitchell Scholarships for Study Abroad in Ireland
U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholarship Program to Study Abroad
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation
American Foreign Service Association High School Essay Contest
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
Davidson Fellowship Program
Harvard University Free Tuition for Outstanding, Low-Income Students
Jack Kent Cook Foundation Scholarships
NCAA Scholarships and Grants
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Roothbert Fund
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Union-Sponsored Scholarships and Aid
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
YesCollege's 200 Weird and Unusual Scholarships
For more information on financial aid opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Student Information Hotline at 800.858.1840 (225.9239 in Oklahoma City).
Scholarship Essays should use this formatting unless specified otherwise:
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.
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.
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.