Educator's Resources


SCHOLARSHIP CORNER


As a counselor, you know how important it is to stay on track with what's current in financial aid and college prep. This page is a simple and quick way to find some exciting financial aid and scholarship opportunities for your students. Check back regularly because you never know what will become available next!


American Indian College Fund

Deadline: Various

The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create 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 and 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.  We highly encourage you to apply for all the scholarships you are eligible for!
Website: http://www.aises.org/scholarshipsnew_window

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: Various
CKSF offers a wide variety of scholarship quizzes throughout the year for U.S. high school, college, and graduate students. We even have some scholarships that parents can win for their children. Award amounts range from $250 to $2,500.

Website
: http://www.cksf.org/index.cfm?Page=Scholarshipsnew_window

Eskridge Auto Free Ride College Scholarship
Deadline: Year Round

Eskridge Auto Group and Prosperity Bank (together, "Program Sponsors") are awarding a "Free Ride" college scholarship worth up to $25,000 and a new 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ to one graduating senior at a central Oklahoma Area High School! The Program Sponsors together with KOCO 5 are also teaming up to award scholarships worth up to $5,000 to four graduating seniors. The terms and conditions of participation in this program (the "Program") are explained on the website.

Website: http://www.koco.com/freeridenew_window

Folds of Honor Foundation
Deadline: Year Round
Provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation.
Website: www.foldsofhonor.org/scholarshipsnew_window

Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships for Migrant Students
Deadline: Various
The Geneseo Migrant Center administers a variety of scholarships, linked below, to offer financial assistance to migrant students who want to further their education.
Website: http://migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/index.htmnew_window

McNair Scholars Program
Deadline: Year Round
Scholarship program is designed to prepare students for careers as graduate students, professors or professional researchers. Must be full time student, with 42 hours or more completed, 3.0 GPA & first generation college student or student from an underrepresented ethnic group.
Website:
http://mcnairscholars.com/resources/new_window

Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Deadline: Various
If you're looking for scholarships, don't forget to visit OCCF.org. There you'll find an abundance of scholarship opportunities for students right here in Oklahoma. 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 website for details on the list of scholarships.
Website:
www.occf.org/new_window

SMART
Deadline: Various
Part of the National Defense Education Program, science, math, and research for transformation. Open to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Website: http://smart.asee.org/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 you with 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. We 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 our website to find these helpful tools!

Website:
http://ucango2.org/Scholarships.htmlnew_window

Varsity Tutors Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 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 top 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 $1,000 college scholarship.

Website:
www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarshipnew_window


August Scholarships

Counter Culturist Literature Lovers Essay Scholarship
Deadline: August 10, 2017
Students who are currently studying English, Law, Philosophy, Psychology, Business, or other Liberal Arts may be extremely interested in this scholarship program, but it's open to students across any discipline and area of study. All we care about is that you have a passion for the written word. To participate in this scholarship program you'll have to create an essay over 1,000 words on the topic of "How (Favorite Author/Book) Changed My Life". Eligibility Requirements: (1) Currently enrolled in an Undergraduate or Postgraduate institution. (2) Must be in good educational standing. (3) Applicants under 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian. (4) Must submit the essay as a PDF, along with name, address, and proof of current enrollment.

Website: http://counterculturist.net/scholarship/new_window


T.M. Yates Scholarship
Deadline: August 10, 2017
The 2017 Signal Grace Scholarship Contest is now accepting applications for the $1,000 Grand Prize. This annual scholarship opportunity is open to high school and college students in the U.S.* The $1,000 prize in the 2017 Signal Grace Scholarship Contest is awarded based solely on the merits of the applicant's submitted entry. There are no age limits and no SAT, ACT, or GPA minimum requirements. TM created the annual Contest to support gifted American students and to encourage creativity. Applying is simple. Students must read the memoir Signal Grace and create an entry in response to one of three prompts, including a "Creative Expression" option.
The Contest is open to any high school or college student who is a U.S. citizen and attending a U.S. institution, except for students residing in or attending school in Rhode Island.
Website:
http://tmyates.com/win-money-for-school-2/new_window

Devconhomesecurity Annual Scholarship
Deadline: August 15, 2017
Devconhomesecurity.com, is pleased to announce an Annual $2,500.00 scholarship for the benefit of an undergraduate or a graduate student. This annual scholarship was created for students who are interested in the study of online marketing, hence students currently studying in the areas of Marketing, Business, IT or Communications might have the greatest interest for this scholarship. Education is the best investment anyone can make; however, the costs can often cause un-necessary financial strain. This $2,500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a new applicant annually and must be used towards the cost of your education. An essay submission is required and the winner will be chosen based on the best submission, judged by our experts. Qualifications for Students Eligibility Requirements: (1) Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or a graduate student attending a college or university in the U.S. (2) Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. A copy of your transcript is required. (3) Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident and at least 18 years' old (4) Applicant must be able to provide proof of enrollment.

Website: http://devconhomesecurity.com/scholarshipnew_window

 

2nd Chance Scholarship
Deadline: August 30, 2017
Enter for the chance to win $1,000 Scholarship
(5 Available). Eligibility Requirements: 1. The Second Chance College Scholarships Contest is open to citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA with High School Diploma, GED or equivalent. 2. Scholarship funds are payable to the winner's college/university or certified trade school in the United States; winner must enroll or already be enrolled for Spring 2018 session. 3. Winner selection is NOT based on financial need, GPA or demographic criteria. 4. Relatives of AFSA staff or NATIONAL board members may not enter. 5. Past winners of AFSA's High School Senior Scholarship Contest or AFSA's Second Chance College Scholarships Contest are not eligible to win this contest.
Website: https://www.afsascholarship.org/secondchance/new_window

 

Buenas Opiniones Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2017
This scholarship is for graduating Latino high school seniors or currently enrolled college undergraduate or graduate students. The award is $2,500 per year for up to four years. Buenas Opiniones will support its scholars in a variety of ways including but not limited to personal, leadership and professional development opportunities, networking and mentorships opportunities, as well as financial and academic support to prepare its scholars to be the next leaders in their professions and communities. More than 50 million people in the United States identify as Hispanic, making the growing Latino population by far the largest minority group in the country. Though there are continued cultural, economic, and societal barriers to educational success, students of Hispanic descent have recently made significant gains, and Buenas Opiniones would like to contribute to that momentum.

Website: https://buenasopiniones.com/scholarship/new_window

Job Descriptions Hub Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Job Descriptions Hub provides job seekers a comprehensive view of the responsibilities and requirements associated with a variety of jobs. Our goal is to educate candidates so they can submit their job applications knowing the core activities of each position they're applying for. We believe that education is the key to a successful career, and as such we encourage continuous learning and personal development through higher education. For this purpose, we've decided to help one ambitious student further their education goals and complete their studies, by offering them a $500 scholarship. In order to be eligible for this competition, the successful applicant must: (1) Be a legal U.S. resident (2) Be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university (3) Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4) Submit a 500-600-word essay.
Website:
https://jobdescriptionshub.com/scholarship/new_window

Press Cleaners Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Value: $1,000. Here at Press, we love to see new ideas flourish, and it's one of the main reasons that we created our scholarship. We're growing quick and want to give back to students in need of a little help in their own entrepreneurial ventures. Since we are going to receive a lot of essays from applicants, please send all of the following to scholarships@presscleaners.com to be considered:
A 500-800 word essay telling us about your business idea and what problem it will help solve. Your current schedule or other proof of enrollment. An updated resume.
Website:
https://www.presscleaners.com/scholarship/new_window

The Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success
Deadline: August 31, 2017
As much as they have enjoyed serving their customers, Clubs of America has also committed to serving students. They believe students who passionately pursue their career goals will one day be able to delight the customers and clients they serve as well. That is why Clubs of America is proud to offer the "Clubs of America Scholarship Award" for students pursuing their career aspirations. This $1000 annual scholarship will help students consider their aspirations as well as ease the burden of the costs of higher education. Clubs of America proudly invites all eligible students to apply by writing an essay about how their current courses will help them achieve success in their careers. Eligibility Requirements: 1. Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! 2. Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: scholarship@greatclubs.com 3. YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)

Website:
http://www.greatclubs.com/scholarship-award-for-career-success.aspnew_window

The Hammock Expert Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2017
At The Hammock Expert we recognize that the investment in knowledge pays the best interest for the future. That is why we are excited to announce the creation of an annual college / technical school scholarship for high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Each year we will award up to $6,000 in scholarships, in $1,500 increments, to deserving students that are looking to be successful in life. To be eligible, applicant must have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA (High school or university) and submit a 1000-1500-word essay answering the following question: How do you see technology impacting the world around us in the future and where do you see yourself in this future? All final essays should be submitted to
paul@thehammockexpert.com. Please direct any scholarship questions to our Human Resources Department at hr@thehammockexpert.com .
Website:
http://thehammockexpert.com/scholarshipnew_window

Trekking Pole Reviews Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2017
At Trekking Pole Reviews we recognize that the investment in knowledge pays the best interest for the future. That is why we are excited to announce the creation of an annual college / technical school scholarship for high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Each year we will award up to $5,000 in scholarships, in $1,250 increments, to deserving students that are looking to be successful in life. To be eligible, applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (High school or university) and submit a 500-1,000-word essay answering the following question: How do you see technology impacting the world around us in the future and where do you see yourself in this future? All final essays should be submitted to
trekkingpolereviews@gmail.com .
Website: http://trekkingpolereviews.com/scholarship/new_window


September Scholarships

Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology
Deadline: September 19, 2017
The Siemens Foundation established the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology in 1999. The Competition is the nation's premier science research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. It fosters intensive research that improves students' understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines.
NEW enhanced prizing structure! For the first time this year, National Finalists will be awarded prizes as follows: first place - $100,000, second place - $50,000, all other Finalists - $25,000. The Siemens Competition is open to high school students who are citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) of the United States. Students must be in good standing, enrolled in and attending one of the following (during the 2017-18 school year): 1. High school (grades 9-12) in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake and Midway Islands, or the Marianas. 2. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school. 3. Foreign school as an exchange student or because your parent or guardian lives and works abroad. 4. Homeschool provided that signatures are obtained from the school district responsible for such programs. If your state does not require district supervision, the parent or guardian responsible for the homeschooling must sign it. 5. Students must be enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) during the 2017-18 school year.
Website: https://siemenscompetition.discoveryeducation.com/new_window

CoffeeForLess.com Hit the Books Scholarship
Deadline:
September 30, 2017
We at CoffeeForLess.com are introducing the semi-annual "Hit The Books Scholarship" as our way of helping the future leaders of the business world meet their educational goals. Eligible students will be aged 18-25 and enrolled in an accredited college or university. The "Hit The Books Scholarship" will award one student up to $500 dollars to be used for educational books and materials.
Website: https://www.coffeeforless.com/scholarshipnew_window

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship
Deadline:
September 30, 2017
The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the risks of texting while driving. You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current student 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 texting while driving. 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 texting while driving. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Website: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/dont-text-and-drive-scholarship/new_window


Hiking Ambition Wellness Scholarship

Deadline:
September 30, 2017
A
t Hiking Ambition our goal is to make hiking and any outdoor adventure easier and more accessible for everyone interested in learning and exploring the wilderness. We have created the Hiking Ambition Wellness Scholarship for high school, undergraduate or postgraduate students who are committed to a lifetime of healthy habits to receive a $1,000 award. Students who are currently enrolled in a high school, college, university, or trade school are encouraged to submit their application. To participate in this scholarship, you will have to write about a practical approach to a healthy lifestyle during high school, college or university years.
Website:
http://hikingambition.com/scholarship/new_window

Shout It Out Scholarship
Deadline:
September 30, 2017
Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time. Our Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to know what you have to say. Whether it's a message for the world or just a quick "hi mom," this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. We're listening! Let your keyboard be your megaphone, and shout out your message. This unique scholarship gives you the platform to speak up - and cash in. The "loudest" applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward. Applicants must: 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 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

Website:
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/shout-it-out-scholarshipnew_window