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 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 BestCollege 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

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: Various

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarship quizzes throughout the year for U.S. high school, college, and graduate students. They 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

 

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 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. 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




May Scholarships


Danny Gutierrez Memorial Scholarship
Deadline:  May 1, 2018
The Danny Gutierrez Memorial Scholarship was developed to assist minorities and females studying electronic and engineering majors, who need financial assistance to attend college. Each year, one scholarship is awarded to one individual who is studying electronics or engineering. Applicants' major field of study must be in Engineering/Technical. Students must be a US citizen or a permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico. Applicants must be accepted or attending an accredited college, university or vocational/trade school at the time the scholarship is awarded.
Website: http://nhcfae.org/danny-gutierrez-memorial-scholarship/new_window

IIAO Insurance Foundation - Marie Welch Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2018
Up to three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage either the beginning or continuation of a current course of higher education study. The funds are to be used for degree or certification studies only at an academically accredited institution in the United States. The scholarship will be awarded on basis of merit as demonstrated by grades, school and community service. Selection will be made by a committee of judges on the basis of information provided in the application and references provided. Financial need is not considered.
Website: http://www.iiaok.com/Education/Pages/Scholarships-Fellowships/default.aspxnew_window

Society of Women Engineers Freshmen Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2018
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 2017, SWE awarded approximately 233 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $715,000. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000 each and some are renewable
Website: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/swe-scholarshipsnew_window

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Students in 12th grade, college or graduate school may apply. Awards include: One 1st Place award of $10,000; Five 2nd Place awards of $2,000; 10 3rd Place awards of $1,000; 45 Finalist awards of $100; 175 Semifinalist awards of $50. Students must select from one of three topics listed on the website to 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 Atlas Shrugged.
Website: https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#atlasshrugged-1new_window

The Fountainhead Essay Contest
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Students in 11th and 12th grade may apply. Awards include: One 1st Place award of $10,000; Five 2nd Place awards of $2,000; 10 3rd Place awards of $1,000; 45 Finalist awards of $100; 175 Semifinalist 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

OSLS Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 15, 2018
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

Technical Generation Scholarship
Deadline: May 17, 2018
This education and scholarship programs aims to inspire and help students become future leaders by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering their respective fields. The Technical Generation Scholarship was established to help aspiring students become leaders in their field of interest. Selected students will receive $2,000. Scholarships are available for high school, undergraduate and graduate students.
Website: https://nerdadvisors.com/technical-generation-scholarship/new_window

BestMattressReviews.com Sleep Scholarship
Deadline: May 19, 2018
BestMattressReviews.com values education highly and wants to give back to the community at large. They are also passionate about promoting sleep awareness and created this scholarship to both help further that cause and to help students pay for the increasing costs of higher education. To be eligible, applicants must be current high school seniors attending school in the United States OR current college students already studying at an accredited U.S. postsecondary institution. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Students must also be anticipating completion of high school diploma at time of application or already in possession of high school diploma/GED. Applicants must be carrying a minimum 3.0 GPA currently or at the end of their senior year.
Website: https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/sleep-scholarship/new_window

Student Award Search Aid: B. Davis Scholarship
Deadline: May 22, 2018
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.
Website: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htmnew_window

Leavitt Machinery (LM) Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 31, 2018
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: http://www.forklifttraininginseattle.com/training.phpnew_window

 

June Scholarships

 

Duck Tape: Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
Deadline: June 1, 2018
For the first time ever, Duck Brand's Stuck at Prom will have two grand prize winners. Use your imagination to create Duck Tape prom fashions in either the "Dress" or "Tux" category for a chance to win! By allowing contestants to enter as individuals rather than a couple, they hope to see even more creative styles. 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 Duck Brand Prize Pack worth $100.
Website: http://stuckatprom.com/new_window

J.B. and Betty Smith Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Two scholarships are awarded to a high school senior boy and girl in the amount of $1,000 each. Applicants must have a parent or grandparent who is an active member of the Oklahoma Cattle Women's or Oklahoma Cattleman's Association. They must also be resident of Oklahoma and a high school senior. There is no special area of study required, but interest in agriculture is a plus. Scholarship funds will be awarded based on residency, financial need, school and community involvement and academic achievement.
Website: https://okcattlewomen.org/scholarships/new_window

Pureland Supply Vocation and Skilled Trade Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Pureland Supply understands the importance of skilled trades in our society and appreciates those who learn and perform specific occupational trades. The $1,000 Pureland Supply Scholarship is open to students who have been accepted to an accredited community college, vocational college, technical school or trade school. Recipients are chosen on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today's world and how the student expects to play a part in the future of their trade or field.
Website: https://www.purelandsupply.com/t-scholarship.aspxnew_window

Kids' Chance of Oklahoma Scholarship
Deadline: June 8, 2018
To be eligible for a Kids' Chance of Oklahoma, Inc. scholarship, applicants must have a parent who has been seriously or fatally injured in a workplace accident in the state of Oklahoma. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and meet the following requirements: (1) Must be between the ages of 17 and 25 at the time of disbursement of the scholarship award; (2) Reside in the state of Oklahoma; (3) Have a high school diploma, GED or be a high school senior. Academic achievement, student government involvement, aptitude, extracurricular activities and community service of the applicant are considered; (4) Maintain a GPA of 2.5; (6) Must be enrolled as a full- or part-time student at an accredited institution in the United States. The amount of each Kids' Chance of Oklahoma, Inc. scholarship award is decided by the Scholarship Committee and Board of Directors. The award will be paid directly to the education institution. The award is contingent upon available funds.
Website: https://www.kidschanceok.org/new_window

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship
Deadline: June 14, 2018
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 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

Lucidchart Diagramming Scholarship
Deadline: June 16, 2018
Lucidchart is a collaborative diagramming tool that helps users visualize complex processes. So, instead of a traditional text response, use their flowchart maker to put together a creative representation of your answer to one of the three prompts, adapted from common essay questions. Feel free to use any Lucidchart template to get started. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Applicant must be a current or incoming college freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student. 
Website: https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/scholarshipnew_window

BigSun Scholarship
Deadline: June 19, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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 2018, have a 3.0 GPA or above and be a US or Canadian resident. One applicant will receive a $500 scholarship.
Website: http://www.forkliftpartsnewjersey.com/forkliftparts.phpnew_window

Review IT Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2018
Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu are active philanthropists who avidly support a variety of organizations. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the best movie review submitted by a student before the scholarship deadline. To be considered eligible for the scholarship you must be attending college or university no later than September of 2018, have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during your last academic year and be attending or planning to attend a school in the U.S.
Website: http://www.chiureview.com/reviews.phpnew_window