Educator's Resources

SCHOLARSHIP CORNER

This page is a simple and quick way to find exciting financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Check back regularly because you never know what will become available next!

ACT Scholarship Giveaway
ACT® Registered Test Entries Accepted: February 2020, April 2020, June 2020, July 2020
Enter for your chance to win a $15,000 Scholarship + $5,000 Tech Package in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway! Eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors who register for the ACT® test between 9.3.2019 and 6.26.2020 are automatically entered for a chance to win. It's that easy! No purchase necessary or ACT test registration necessary. Sweepstakes subject in all respects to complete official rules.*See Official Rules for eligibility requirements, entry details, and instructions (including alternate entry instructions).  
Website: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/act-scholarship-giveaway.htmlnew_window

 

American Indian College Fund
Deadline: Various

The American Indian College Fund (AICF) was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges. The AICF is devoted to funding and creating 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 or 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. Students are highly encouraged to apply for all the scholarships they are eligible for!
Website:
http://www.aises.org/scholarshipsnew_window

 

BestColleges.com
Deadline: Various
The goal of BestColleges is to help students maximize free money for college by providing them with updated and accurate scholarship information. They have compiled an extensive list of scholarships for criminal justice majors, including criminal justice scholarships and criminal justice grants specifically for undergraduates, graduate students, minorities, and women.
Website:
http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/criminal-justice-scholarships/new_window

McNair Scholars Program
Deadline: Year-Round
This scholarship program is designed to prepare students for careers as graduate students, professors or professional researchers. Applicants must be full-time college students, have completed 42 hours or more, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and be a first generation college student or a student from an underrepresented ethnic group.
Website:
https://mcnairscholars.com/resources/new_window

Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Deadline: Various
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 OCCF's website for details about each scholarship.
Website:
https://occf.org/scholarships/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 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. They 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 their website to find these helpful tools!
Website:
http://ucango2.org/Scholarships.htmlnew_window

 

Varsity Tutors Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $200 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 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 $200 college scholarship.
Website:
https://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarshipnew_window




April Scholarships

AFSA High School Senior College Scholarship Contest
Deadline: April 1, 2020
This scholarship is open to 2019-2020 high school seniors who want to pursue a college degree or trade school education. Home schooled students may apply as long as their course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school. Students may enter for the chance to win one of 10 $2,000 college scholarships. The American Fire Sprinkler Association created the college scholarship program to help with the educational and training pursuits of students just like you. In addition, AFSA wants to educate the public at-large about the life-saving properties of automatic fire sprinklers. So, if you meet the contest requirements and want to learn a little during the process, please enter and good luck! Relatives of AFSA staff or National AFSA board members may not enter the contest.
Website: https://www.afsascholarship.org/new_window

Project Yellow Light - Hunter Garner Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits. Too apply, you must create a video or radio spot designed to motivate, persuade and encourage your peers to not drive distracted. You have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading this important message. You can speak to your peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. The more lives you can impact, the more lives you can save. For the video competition, in both the high school and college categories, the first-place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Second-place finisher will receive $2,000. Third-place finisher will receive $1,000. For the radio competition, first place will receive $2,000.
Website: https://www.projectyellowlight.com/new_window

Oklahoma Association of Minorities in Career and Technology Education - Renae Washington-Lorine DuBose Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: April 3, 2020
OAMCTE provides two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to deserving minority students who plan to continue their education. Applicants must plan to enroll in a full-time program at an Oklahoma Career and Technology Center or as a full-time student in an accredited institution of higher learning for the fall semester of 2020 and the spring semester of 2021.
Website: https://www.oamcteok.org/what-we-do/scholarships?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=new_window

Prospective Educator Scholarships
Deadline: April 6, 2020
The Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation awards 100 scholarships each year to prospective educators who have a connection to PDK by having a family member or teacher who is a PDK member or through membership in Educators Rising. PDK uses one application for all Prospective Educator Scholarships. Scholarships are available for high school seniors as well as current undergraduate students.
Website: https://pdkintl.org/scholarship-overview/new_window

American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) National High School Essay Contest
Deadline: April 6, 2020
The United States has many tools to advance and defend its foreign policy and national security interests around the world-from diplomatic approaches pursued by members of the Foreign Service, to the range of options available to the U.S. military. In countries affected by or vulnerable to violent conflict, peacebuilding tools are important additions to the national security toolkit. In a 1,000-1,250-word essay, identify how members of the Foreign Service work with other civilian parts of the U.S. Government to promote peace, national security and economic prosperity. Your essay should focus on a specific challenge to U.S. peace and prosperity, and must include one example of the work of the Foreign Service and one or more examples of collaboration between America's diplomats and other civilian (i.e. non-military) U.S. Government agencies or organizations.Students whose parents are not in the Foreign Service are eligible to participate if they are in grades nine through twelve in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, or if they are U.S. citizens attending high school overseas. Students may be attending a public, private, or parochial school. Entries from home-schooled students are also accepted. The winner receives $2,500, a trip to Washington, D.C., and an all-expense paid educational voyage courtesy of Semester at Sea.
Website: http://www.afsa.org/essay-contestnew_window

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2020
Since the inception of The American Legion Legacy Scholarship in 2001 following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, The American Legion has offered its support to the children of fallen post-9/11 servicemembers through this scholarship. Beginning with the 2017 award year, The American Legion expanded the scholarship to include children of VA-rated, post-9/11 veterans with a combined disability of 50 percent or higher. Their organization remains committed to honoring the memory and service of fallen and disabled comrades by ensuring their children are afforded the best possible educational opportunities. Multiple scholarships of up to $20,000 are awarded.
Website: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacynew_window

College JumpStart Scholarship
Deadlines: April 15, 2020
The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirements are that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States. To apply for the College JumpStart Scholarship you must meet the following requirements: (1) High school 10th-12th grader, college student or non-traditional student; (2) U.S. citizen or legal resident; (3) Attend or plan to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year or vocational/trade school in the U.S.; (4) Be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.
Website: http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.netnew_window

Diabetes Scholars Foundation
Deadline: April 15, 2020
The Diabetes Scholars Foundation's college scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with Type 1 diabetes who are US citizens or permanent residents seeking a higher education at an accredited four-year university, college, technical, or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need. Students complete one application to be considered for over 40 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each.
Website: http://diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/new_window

The Ayn Rand Institute - Anthem
Deadline: April 30, 2020
Students in 8th, 9th, and 10th grade may participate. Awards include: one 1st place award of $2,000; three 2nd place awards of $250; five 3rd place awards of $100; 50 finalist awards of $25. Students must select from one of three topics listed on the website and write an essay. Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view - not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Anthem.
Website: https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/#tab-3-anthem-topicsnew_window

The Ayn Rand Institute - Anthem
Deadline: April 30, 2020
Students in 11th and 12th grade may participate. Awards include: one 1st place award of $2,000; three 2nd place awards of $250; five 3rd place awards of $100; 50 finalist awards of $25. Students must select from one of three topics listed on the website and write an essay. Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view - not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Anthem.
Website: https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests/#tab-3-anthem-topicsnew_window

E-waste Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2020
This scholarship winner will receive a $1,000 award. The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the impact of e-waste and what can be done to reduce e-waste. You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current 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 e-waste. 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 e-waste.
Website: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/ewaste-scholarshipnew_window

 

May Scholarships

Society of Women Engineers Incoming Freshmen Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2020
The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2019, SWE awarded nearly 260 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $810,000. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000 each and some are renewable
Website: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/swe-scholarshipsnew_window

Pureland Supply Vocational and Skilled Trade Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Pureland Supply has been selling high quality replacement projector lamps to various universities, schools, and government entities since 1997.  We understand the importance of skilled trades in our society and appreciate those who learn and perform specific trade, craft or labor occupations. The $1000.00 Pureland Supply Scholarship is available to students who have been accepted to an accredited trade school, vocational college, technical school or community college for the study of trade, craft, or labor occupations.  Recipients are chosen on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today's world and why this is the path they have chosen.
Website: https://www.purelandsupply.com/t-scholarship.aspxnew_window

OSLS Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 15, 2020
The Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors Scholarship program will provide financial assistance to those applicants who are seeking a career as a Registered Professional Land Surveyor. Scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants who have demonstrated talent and achievement in the areas of leadership, citizenship and genuine interest in land surveying. The amount of the scholarship awarded may vary depending on number of applicants.
Website: http://osls.site-ym.com/?Scholarshipsnew_window

Student Award Search Aid: B. Davis Scholarship
Deadline: May 22, 2019
This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any postsecondary institution. There is no age restriction. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Applicants must submit an essay describing the three characteristics of leadership they value most.
Website: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htmnew_window

The Fountainhead
Deadline: May 28, 2020
Students in 11th and 12th grade may apply. Awards include: one 1st place award of $10,000; three 2nd place awards of $2,500; five 3rd place awards of $500; 50 finalist awards of $50. Students must select from one of three topics listed on the website and write an essay. Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view - not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of The Fountainhead.
Website: https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#thefountainhead-1new_window

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2020
The Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications. $1,000 awards must be applied toward school tuition and fees. Applicants must be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the US, and must either be a high school senior or current college student.
Website: http://www.againstthegrainproductions.com/atg-artistic-scholarship/ new_window

Fifth Month Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2020
One is the loneliest number. Three is a crowd. Then there is five. What's so special about five? Well, for starters, this lucky number could help you win a $1,500 scholarship. Applicants must be 13 years old and be a legal resident of the US. They must submit an essay of 250 words or less explaining why the number 5 is important.
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/fifth-month-scholarship new_window

Leavitt Machinery (LM) Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 31, 2020
To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled or expect to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years in length or greater) by September. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be a US resident or Canada resident and must also attend a school in Canada or the US. Applicants must submit an essay outlining a situation they have been involved in or someone they know has been involved in where better safety procedures would have prevented injury. They must explain, in detail, what safety procedures should have been in place and how they would have prevented the injury.
Website: https://forklifttraininginseattle.com/apply.phpnew_window

 

June Scholarships

National Pathfinder Scholarship
Deadline June 1, 2020
National Federation of Republic Women has been engaging and empowering women since1938.Three annual scholarships of $2,500 provide financial assistance and support to women seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees. Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as well as students enrolled in a master's program, are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Recent high school graduates and undergraduate freshman are not eligible. Applicants may only apply for one scholarship per year. Scholarship winners may not reapply.
Website: https://www.honorsociety.org/scholarships/national-federation-republican-women-nfrw-national-pathfinder-scholarshipnew_window

Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest
Deadline: June 1, 2020
JASNA conducts an annual student Essay Contest to foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen's work. Several hundred students compete for scholarship awards each year. Three scholarships will be awarded for $1,000, $500, and $250.
Website: http://jasna.org/programs/essay-contest/new_window

Duck Tape: Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest (Virtual Promwear)
Deadline: June 8, 2020
Use your imagination to create Duck Tape prom fashions in either the "Dress" or "Tux" category for a chance to win! One $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner of the Dress Category. One $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to the winner of the Tux Category. Four Dress Category and four Tux Category runners up will each win a $500 cash scholarship and a Duck Brand Prize Pack worth $100.
Website: https://www.duckbrand.com/stuck-at-prom/official-rulesnew_window

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship
Deadline: June 12, 2020
Abbott & Fenner are committed to helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited postsecondary institution. To apply for this $1,000 scholarship, applicants must submit an essay over the following topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words.
Website: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htmnew_window

BigSun Scholarship
Deadline: June 19, 2020
The BigSun Organization is proud to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do their part, they are offering a scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institution. The number and value of awards may vary each year.
Website: http://www.bigsunathletics.com/ new_window

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2020
The program has specific scholarships for incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students. All of the scholarships are based on financial need and with the usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0. To be eligible for a scholarship you must: (1) Submit a completed application form indicating a sincere interest in an automotive career; (2) Provide an official transcript of all academic work; (3) Submit two letters of recommendation supporting your automotive interests; (4) Submit a letter of acceptance for an associate, bachelor, or master's program; (5) Be accepted at an accredited college, university or trade school within the United States at the time of application; (6) Students attending a technical training school may also apply (trade school should equal a two-year associate program); (7) Student must be a United States citizen or in the United States on a Student Visa; (8) Must be enrolled full-time; (9) Must have 3.0 GPA or higher.
Website: http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/scholarships/ new_window

Life Parts Express Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2020
Going to college is a big financial commitment. To apply for this scholarship, write an essay that outlines how much you expect to spend to finish your schooling, how you intend to pay for your schooling and what you expect your job to be once you are finished with your schooling. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 21, must be attending school in the fall of 2019, have a 3.0 GPA or above and be a US or Canadian resident. One applicant will receive a $500 scholarship.
Website: https://forkliftpartsnewjersey.com/forkliftparts.phpnew_window

Money Key Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2020
To apply for this $2,500 scholarship, students must submit a 500-750 words essay on the topic of financial responsibility and answer the question: "What does financial responsibility mean to you and what steps should students take to plan their budget?" before the end of the quarterly application deadline.
Website: https://www.moneykey.com/scholarship/new_window