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





January Scholarships

NatureWorks - Sutton Award for Student Conservation Art
Deadline: January 9, 2020
The Sutton Award recognizes high school students, grades ten through twelve, who demonstrate the ability to communicate current conservation topics in compelling ways. Applicants must choose one of the following format categories for their presentation: 2D, 3D, or photography. In addition to the artwork, each applicant must submit a 250 word essay that explains how his or her work communicates information about a current conservation issue. The Sutton Award is comprised of up to $20,000 in cash to be distributed among students, and among selected instructors of winning students as determined by the selection committee. Students must be attending school (public, private or home-school) in the state of Oklahoma. Students must not be an employee or an immediate family member of an employee of the Sutton Center.
Website: https://www.suttoncenter.org/development/partnerships/natureworks-sutton-award-for-student-conservation-art/new_window

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Deadline: January 9, 2020
The Ron Brown Scholarship Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship - the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown's mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities - especially our disadvantaged youth. Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship must be graduating high school seniors at the time of their application. Eligibility: (1) Must be Black/African American. (2) Must excel academically. (3) Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential. (4) Must participate in community service activities. (5) Demonstrate financial need. (6) Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. (7) Be a current high school senior at the time of your application. 
Website: https://www.ronbrown.org/new_window

Eskridge Auto Free Ride College Scholarship
Deadline: January 12, 2020
KOCO 5, Eskridge Auto Group, and Prosperity Bank are partnering to award deserving high school seniors with college scholarships. Ten finalists will be chosen to submit a video presenting his or her story about why they should receive the scholarship and vehicle. Applicants must be high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.25. They must attend high school in one of the following Oklahoma counties: Alfalfa, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Hughes, Kay, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Lincoln, Logan, Major, McClain, Murray, Noble, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Payne, Pottawatomie, Roger Mills, Seminole, Washita, Woods, Woodward. The Free Ride Vehicle Scholarship recipient will receive a new 2019 Honda Civic and up to a $25,000 scholarship.
Website: https://www.koco.com/article/eskridge-auto-free-ride-fall-2019/29095684new_window

ARRL Foundation
Deadline: January 13, 2020
The ARRL Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible radio amateurs pursuing higher education. All applicants must be active, FCC-licensed hams, and must complete and submit an online application form. Applicants must also forward a copy of their academic transcript from their most recently completed school year. More than 90 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded in 2019.
Website: http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-programnew_window

Mensa Foundation's College Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date. Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals. Essays must be no longer than 550 words. Applicants need not be Mensa members.
Website: http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/new_window

The Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: January 15, 2020
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the fifty-first annual national Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards for students completing twelfth grade (or final high school year) in 2020 who are planning careers in government service. The Washington Crossing Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of national and regional college scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000. The competition is open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. All awards are for one year.
Website: http://www.gwcf.org/AppDownload.htmlnew_window

National FFA Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 15, 2020
The National FFA Organization provides scholarships designed to fit the diversity of their applicants. Scholarships sponsored by businesses and individuals, through the National FFA Foundation, are awarded to support a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals.Their new scholarship platform provides a variety of benefits for the end user. Students can create, edit, and submit an application utilizing any web platform including a smart phone. They can upload any required documents directly to their application and accept an awarded scholarship; all on-line. If you are not an FFA member, don't worry! FFA has scholarships for you as well.
Website: https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/local-engagement-programs-scholarships/new_window

AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship
Deadline: January 17, 2020
Alzheimer's disease doesn't just affect the people who have been diagnosed with it; it also affects their loved ones, caregivers and people of all ages, including children. Each year, AFA holds a scholarship essay contest which asks students to describe how Alzheimer's disease changed or impacted their lives. Whether they've had a loved one with the disease, volunteered or worked as a caretaker or are just passionate about the cause, the next generation of leaders in the fight against Alzheimer's have a story to tell. All high school seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents and plan to enter a four-year college/university in 2020 are invited to take part in the contest. The grand prize is a $5,000 college scholarship. Scholarships will also be awarded for first runner-up ($2,500), second runner-up ($1,500), third runner-up ($1,000), fourth runner-up ($750) and honorable mention ($500).
Website: https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/scholarship-contest/new_window

JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Deadline: January 17, 2020
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews. The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. The winner receives $10,000, second-place winner receives $3,000, five finalists receive $1,000, and eight semi-finalists receive $100.
Website: http://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest/getting-startednew_window

C-SPAN's Student Cam
Deadline: January 20, 2020
Each entry should reflect this year's theme: What's Your Vision in 2020? Explore the issue you most want presidential candidates to address during the campaign. Your video should analyze the current or historical significance of your chosen issue and include differing points of view. The entry must be the original work of the student(s). This competition is open to entrants currently enrolled in middle or high school in any state in the United States, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories. Students may be enrolled in public or private schools, or be home-schooled. Students in grades 6-8 will be considered "middle school" entrants; grades 9-12 will be considered "high school" entrants. A grand prize of $5,000 for the student(s) and $750 for the teacher/school will be awarded to the best overall entry in either the high school or middle school category. 149 other prizes ranging from $125 to $3,000 will be awarded based on category and region.
Website: http://www.studentcam.org/new_window

APIA Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 22, 2020
The Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIA) Scholarship Fund awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA provides scholarships to underserved APIA students. They place a special focus on those who live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status, are the first in their families to attend college, are representative of the APIA community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity, and have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
Website: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.htmlnew_window

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship
Deadline January 24, 2020
Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities, or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. The Oklahoma Senate will award two (2) $500 scholarships. Recipients will then be forwarded on to the U.S. JCI Senate Foundation to be considered for further judging.
Website: http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/programs/scholarshipnew_window

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative
Deadline: January 24, 2020
The Andrew Lloyd Webber initiative provides students at all levels with enhanced theatre education to initiate meaningful relationships with theatre in childhood and open doors for pursuing theatre as children become young adults. By fostering lifelong engagement with theatre through educational avenues, they provide diverse young people across the nation newfound access to industry success. The initiative is how they rebuild the established path to working in the theatre industry. They reach students across the nation at an early age to make theatre transcend background, creating access to industry opportunities for all who seek them. The 4-Year University Scholarship provides financial support to select students pursuing theatre studies at the University level. 
Website: http://americantheatrewing.org/program/the-andrew-lloyd-webber-initiative/new_window

Buenas Opiniones Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2020
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 mentorship 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://worldscholarshipforum.com/buenas-opiniones-scholarship/new_window

OK-AHEAD Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2020
OK-AHEAD offers scholarship money to Oklahoma students with disabilities in post-secondary education. Scholarships can be applied at any Oklahoma technology center, or any two-year or four-year college or university. Up to three scholarships will be awarded: one to a student who will or is currently attending an Oklahoma two-year institution, another scholarship award for a student who will or is attending a four-year institution, and a third scholarship awarded to a student who attends or will attend a CareerTech. If there are no applicants from one of these institutions, the award will not be disbursed. The award amount will be up to $500 based on available OK-AHEAD funds.
Website: http://www.sds.okstate.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=539%3Aok-ahead&catid=36%3AScholarship-and-Financial-Aid-Resources&Itemid=10new_window

WEOKIE Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: January 31, 2020
The WEOKIE Foundation will award 25 graduating high school seniors scholarships for $2,000 each. Applicants must be a graduating senior from an accredited high school or home school program located in one of the following counties in which WEOKIE serves: Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, and Oklahoma. Students must submit an application and write an essay using the following prompt: If you had the opportunity to enhance your school in a positive way, what specific changes would you make? How would you make these changes? How does this impact students, teachers, and administration?
Website: https://www.weokie.org/scholarshipsnew_window

February Scholarships

EngineerGirl Writing Contest
Deadline: February 1, 2020
The EngineerGirl writing contest is, for the first time, asking students to submit works of creative fiction. They want stories about women and girls saving the day with their wits, skill, and whatever resources they can find to solve the problem. Maybe they are working alone or maybe they are part of an elite team. Maybe they just find themselves in an unusual situation that requires some innovative thinking. We want stories that inspire EngineerGirl readers to think, "I want to be able to do that" or "I can do that." Applicants may be in grades 3 - 12. The length of submission required varies, depending on grade. Winners will be selected in each grade category with first-place winners receiving $500, second-place entries receiving $250, and third-place entries receiving $100.
Website: https://www.engineergirl.org/108311/2019-contestnew_window

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2020
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to address the financial needs of minority college students and provide comprehensive mentoring services through its 42 Strategies for Success Curriculum. Once chosen from a national, selective process, "Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars" receive a generous four-year grant to assist with the costs of attending the college or university of their choice and are enrolled in JRF's celebrated mentoring curriculum. JRF's four-year curriculum enables students to navigate the college environment effectively, explore career options, develop leadership skills and embrace a commitment to service. Throughout the four-year program, JRF also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of its namesake. The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Additional fellowships are given to JRF Scholars to pursue opportunities to work and study abroad, and for post-graduate education.
Website: http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/new_window

OMRF: Fleming Scholar Program
Deadline: February 1, 2020
To be eligible for the Fleming Scholar Program, applicants MUST be: An Oklahoma resident at the time of high school graduation, at least 16 years of age, and classified as a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior at the time of application submission. Applicants must also be a United States citizen or permanent resident or have unrestricted employment authorization in accordance with applicable Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations (example: J-2 - with Employment Authorization Document). Applicants with an H-4 visa are not eligible. Students must be willing and able to commit to the program's entire eight-week time frame, (June 1 - July 24). Scholars are selected based on aptitude and interest in science and math, academic standing, essays and recommendation letters written as part of the application process.
Website: https://omrf.org/about-omrf/education-outreach/fleming-scholar-program/application-information/new_window

Daughters of the American Revolution
Deadline: February 15, 2020
All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee.
Website: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-infonew_window

Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships
Deadline: February 20, 2020
Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring 2020.
Website: http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htmnew_window

TeenDrive365 Video Challenge Contest
Deadline: February 26, 2020
You have the power to influence safe driving behavior among teens. Make a video that inspires your peers to drive safely and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of 15 great prizes ranging from $1,000 to $15,000! Applicants must create an original video between 30 and 60 seconds in length, which demonstrates the best solution for distracted driving.
Website: http://www.teendrive365inschool.com/teens/video-challengenew_window

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund
Deadline: February 27, 2020
Each year, Jeannette Rankin Fund (JRF) awards scholarships to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents pursuing an undergraduate education at an accredited college or university in the United States. JRF's low-income eligibility is based on the student's estimated household income for the coming school year.
Website: https://rankinfoundation.org/for-studentsnew_window

Sweet and Simple Scholarship
Deadline: February 29, 2020
Big things come in small packages, and now, those simple gifts can really pay off in Unigo's Sweet and Simple Scholarship! Think back to a time when you received a special gift that seemed so unassuming yet made such a strong impact in your life. Was it a present you could open in a box or a humble gesture from a stranger? Your gift will forever be priceless, but the Sweet and Simple Scholarship can help sweeten that present with a $1,500 award towards your college education. So, for those looking for an easy scholarship, keep it simple - sweet and simple. Applicants must be 13 years of age or older at the time of application, be legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/sweet-and-simple-scholarshipnew_window

March Scholarships

OU/Thunder Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2020
Entrants must be Oklahoma state residents and high school seniors who will graduate during the 2019-2020 academic year. Entrants must apply for acceptance to the University of Oklahoma as a first time freshman in the fall of 2020 as a full time student. Entrants must be able to attend the Oklahoma City Thunder home game on April 1, 2020 to be eligible. The OU/Thunder Scholarship Committee will select five (5) scholarship recipients. Each recipient will receive two (2) Oklahoma City Thunder tickets and a $1,000 scholarship to The University of Oklahoma.
Website: http://www.nba.com/thunder/community/scholarshipnew_window

Project Yellow Light - Hunter Garner Scholarship
Deadline: March 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. The competition has three separate competitions: video, billboard, and radio. Applicants must create a video, billboard design or radio spot created to motivate, persuade and encourage their 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 both the high school and college categories of the billboard competition, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. For the high school and college categories of the video competition, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $8,000. For the high school and college categories of the radio competition, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Billboard designs are due March 1. Submissions for the video and radio competitions are due April 1.
Website: https://projectyellowlight.com/new_window

SEG Scholarships
Deadline: March 1, 2020
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) scholarships encourage the study of geophysics and related geosciences. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the SEG offers a range of different scholarship opportunities. Funds provided may be applied to tuition, books, and fees. Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 per academic year. Average awards are approximately $3,700. The number of scholarships available depends chiefly upon the number of sponsors and the amounts they contribute. SEG scholarships have been awarded to students all over the world.
Website: http://seg.org/Scholarshipsnew_window

Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest
Deadline: March 6, 2020
Students can win money for college by writing an essay in the form of a letter to your state representative, encouraging them to adopt or oppose legislation mandating the prominent placement of "In God We Trust" in public schools. Any high school student graduating in 2019 or 2020 is eligible to enter the contest. There are not requirements regarding GPA, faith, after-school activities, or clubs. The grand prize winner will receive $2,000 and a trip for two to Washington, D.C. The second prize winner will receive $1,000 and third prize will receive $500.
Website: http://bjconline.org/contest/new_window

VFW Auxiliary's Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2020
Each year, more than 4,000 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary's Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. This scholarship is open to any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $31,000.
Website: https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/new_window