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



 

October Scholarships

Create Real Impact Scholarship
Deadline: October 1, 2018
The Create Real Impact Contest gives you the opportunity to share creative solutions for preventing reckless and distracted driving while winning prizes for your efforts. Applicants enter to win cash and prizes by showcasing art, music, video and creative writing to address reckless and distracted driving and solve the problem. 13 scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500 will be awarded in various categories.
Website: https://createrealimpact.com/new_window

OSCA Graduate Student Scholarship
Deadline: October 1, 2018
The OSCA Scholarship is for Oklahoma School Counselor Association members in a Counseling graduate program. Applicants must be in a master's program in Oklahoma and plan on being a school counselor in Oklahoma. They must also attach official transcripts showing undergraduate and graduate work. A $500 check will be paid to the Bursars' Office of the recipient's attending college.
Website: http://www.okschoolcounselor.org/OSCAR-Scholarship new_window

AES Engineering Solutions
Deadline: October 6, 2018
AES Engineering is pleased to continue offering scholarships to motivated students as they further their education. One scholarship of $500 will be awarded. Students must submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words to answer the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? Applicants are not required to be taking engineering courses to be eligible.
Website: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm new_window

College JumpStart Scholarship
Deadlines: October 17, 2018
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 requirement is 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.
Website: http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net new_window

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship
Deadline: October 17, 2018
Class of 2019, do you have what it takes to earn a Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship? Eligibility begins with maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. Applicants must also perform in at least one of the 47 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee or the National Federation of State High School Associations. A $500 college scholarship will be awarded to one senior male and one senior female from each state. 10 national finalists will then be selected and receive additional scholarship funds.
Website: https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/ new_window

Horatio Alger Oklahoma Scholarship Program
Deadline: October 25, 2018
This program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. To be eligible for the $10,000 scholarship, applicants must be enrolled full time as a high school senior and be planning to enter a college in the United States in the fall following graduation.
Website: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/ new_window

The Sleep Judge State of Sleep Scholarship
Deadline: October 30, 2018
The Sleep Judge is pleased to announce their annual State of Sleep Scholarship helping to increase the awareness about the importance of sleep. Applicants must be current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States or Canada or current college students already studying at an accredited U.S. or Canadian post-secondary institution. Students must have a minimum 3.00 GPA or equivalent grade average. $1,500 will be awarded to one lucky recipient!
Website: https://www.thesleepjudge.com/scholarship/ new_window

CARiD Scholarship Program
Deadline: October 31, 2018
CARiD is giving away $1,000 to offset your educational expenses for college! Just getting the essentials can add up quickly and CARiD wants to help - books, food, backpacks, some sweet spinners for your commuter vehicle, or whatever else you need to get ready for school! Most importantly - CARiD believes in higher education and wants to help you achieve your goals! To apply, create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry. Applicants must be current US students who are enrolled in post-secondary education in the upcoming semester, are between the ages of 16 and 20, are not a CARiD employee, and are not related to an employee of CARiD or its partners. Winners will be announced on November 15.
Website: https://www.carid.com/scholarships.html new_window

Coca-Coca Scholars Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2018
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 30th class in 2018, the Foundation has provided over 6,000 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $66 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.
Website: http://www.coca-colascholars.org/ new_window

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2018
Unigo finally has a scholarship for zombie fans! Have you been thinking about what you'd do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school might be like in a zombie apocalypse. The scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you'd hide, and the top five things you'd bring to stay alive. Applicants must be at least 13 years old.
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship new_window

 

November Scholarships

Google Student Veterans of America Scholarship
Deadline: November 1, 2018
As part of their commitment to military veterans, Google established the Google SVA Scholarship in partnership with Student Veterans of America. The scholarship provides assistance to student veterans who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in the U.S. Selected students will receive $10,000 for the 2019-2020 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars' Retreat in the summer of 2019.
Website: https://www.google.com/edu/scholarships/google-sva-scholarship/new_window

uPONICs Hydroponics/Aquaponics Scholarship
Deadline: November 1, 2018
uPONICs is proud to offer a scholarship to eligible students who are interested in hydroponics and/or aquaponics.  Students with concentrations in agriculture, business, environmental sciences, and engineering are especially encouraged to apply. However, they welcome submissions from all students who have an interest in hydroponics and/or aquaponics, as well as in sustainable methods of agriculture. The contest winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. This sum is to be used towards tuition, books, or other educational expenses. All applicants must be US citizens, attending an accredited college or university within the US, and maintaining a GPA of at least 2.5.
Website: http://uponics.com/aquaponics-scholarship/ new_window

Women in Aviation Scholarships
Deadline: November 12, 2018
Scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in Women in Aviation International. In the past 20 years, WAI has disbursed more than $10 million to its members to help them reach their goals and advance into the aviation and aerospace careers they have always dreamed about. To apply, you must be a member of Women in Aviation International by November 1, 2018.
Website: https://wai.org/education/scholarships new_window

Regeneron Science Talent Search
Deadline: November 14, 2018
The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Applicants must be enrolled in and attending his or her last year of secondary school and be completing high school courses required for college admission. 300 students will receive a $2,000 award. 40 finalists will receive awards ranging from $25,000 to $250,000.
Website: https://student.societyforscience.org/regeneron-sts new_window

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition
Deadline: November 15, 2018
The 2019 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Ranging from $1,000 to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
Website: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm new_window

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: November 15, 2018
The Hagan Scholarships are intended for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college. These students must graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents. Hagan Scholars currently attend 236 different colleges and universities. Each Hagan Scholarship will help pay the unmet financial need of the recipient, up to $6,000 each semester.
Website: http://haganscholarships.org/index.php new_window

Student Photography Scholarships
Deadline: November 15, 2018
Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation's mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need. Five digital cameras will be awarded to high school students. Five $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to college or technical students and one $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student.
Website: http://jamesalancoxfoundation.org/ new_window

National Space Club Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry's most prestigious gatherings. The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel in public speaking. In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in high school through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who have definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields.
Website: https://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html new_window

SimpliSafe STEM Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2018
As a tech startup, SimpliSafe understands the need to ensure students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are provided with the crucial funding in pursuit of their degree. The SimpliSafe Scholars program provides financial assistance to students enrolled in a degree program that prepares them for careers in STEM. Each scholarship is for $1,000. Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution in the U.S.
Website: https://simplisafescholars.org/ new_window

 

December Scholarships

Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers
Deadline: December 1, 2018
The AAPT Executive Board offers scholarships for future high school physics teachers. These scholarships, supported by an endowment funded by Barbara Lotze, are available only to U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools. Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000 and a complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year. Recipients may renew the scholarship for up to four years.
Website: http://www.aapt.org/programs/grants/lotze.cfmnew_window

Luigi Wewege Foundation
Deadline: December 1, 2018
The Luigi Wewege Foundation scholarship was created with the belief that everyone who has a desire to attend, should be able to attend college or university. By answering a simple essay question, applicants will have an opportunity to be granted a $1,500 scholarship. The foundation committee will select a winner by the end of December. Applicants must be high school students who have been accepted into a college or university or currently enrolled in a college or university.
Website: http://www.luigiwewegefoundation.com/ new_window

Youth Forward Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2018
Volunteerism is increasingly important in American society. Indeed, many of today's high schools require some type of volunteer work in order to graduate. Colleges and universities also seek to encourage students to "give back" to their communities. This scholarship seeks to reward a few deserving youth for their commitment to the spirit of volunteerism. Six $500 scholarships will be awarded.
Website: https://www.dmvedu.org/scholarship/ new_window

Annual CGTrader Scholarship
Deadline: December 14, 2018
CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 1.2 million members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers. Each year, CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. To apply, write and submit an original essay (500-1000 words) on the topic: "Our life on a spaceship: The future of mankind." The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student, and be enrolled full-time.
Website: https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships new_window

Neighborhoods.com Neighborhood Involvement Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
This $2,000 is available to all students attending an accredited 4-year undergraduate college or university in any U.S. state. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA. The scholarship essay should discuss your experience with neighborhood involvement and the role your neighborhood played in shaping who you are today. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm.
Website: https://www.neighborhoods.com/scholarship new_window

Niche Community College Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
This scholarship is open to all current and prospective community college students. For the purposes of this scholarship, "Community College" includes all schools that are primarily two-year public institutions, including community colleges, junior colleges, technical schools, city colleges, and state colleges. This $500 scholarship for community college students can be used to pay for tuition, books, or any future education-related expenses. The scholarship winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on the Scholarship Winners page.
Website: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/communitycollege-scholarship/ new_window

Oklahoma Tour Guide Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
The Zebra wants to see your favorite road trip destination in Oklahoma. There are no limits to what they're looking for: a narrated animation, a slideshow of memorabilia, or an illustrated map of the best roadside attractions. This is the chance for you to showcase any place you love in an original way. Applicants must be currently enrolled in or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college or trade school located in the continental U.S. Selected winner(s) will receive $1,000.
Website: https://www.thezebra.com/insurance-news/3787/zebra-tour-guide-scholarship/ new_window

Top Ten List Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Unigo.com wants to know what's truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at their heart strings. Give them 10 reasons you should receive this $1,500 scholarship.
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship new_window

The UNIGO $10K Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app? Applicants must be 13 years of age or older at the time of application. They must also be a legal resident of the United States and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarship new_window

ZipRecruiter Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2018
ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry. To apply, students must submit a 500 - 800 word essay that describes a job they previously held or currently hold and what their ideal post-graduate job is. Applicants must be a legal resident of the United States and be at least 18 years old.
Website: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship new_window