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


 

February Scholarships

EngineerGirl Writing Contest

Deadline: February 1, 2018

Every year, the EngineerGirl website sponsors a contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world. To enter the contest, look around your community for the different systems such as transportation, communication, or healthcare. Choose one system and do some research on how it works where you live. Find one aspect or part of the system that can be improved and describe all the things that this part of the system needs to do and the things that might make it difficult to change, such as cost or space. Think of at least two engineering solutions that could improve that aspect of the system. Research those solutions. (Has someone else tried this solution? What worked well, and how could it be improved?) Choose the solution that you think would work best for your community. Applicants may be in grades 3 - 12. The type and length of submission required varies, depending on grade.

Website: https://www.engineergirl.org/2018Contest.aspxnew_window

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2018

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

National FFA Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 1, 2018
Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans. The selection process takes into account the whole student - FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics. Students only need to submit one application. They will be considered for all scholarships whose criteria they meet. FFA uses one online application for members and nonmembers. Applicants will be directed to the appropriate questions based on membership response.

Website: https://www.ffa.org/participate/scholarshipsnew_window

OMRF: Fleming Scholar Program
Deadline: February 1, 2018
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, which begins the first Monday following Memorial Day. 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: http://omrf.org/education-outreach/fleming-scholar-program/new_window

Forshaving Scholarship

Deadline: February 10, 2018

Forshaving is excited to announce the Forshaving Scholarship. Every year Forshaving.com awards one student a scholarship worth $1,000. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving candidate who demonstrates a high skill in article writing. Applicants may be high school or college students. An essay of 700 to 1,000 words is required to apply.

Website: http://forshaving.com/scholarship/new_window

AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2018

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 tell. All high school seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents and plan to enter a four year college/university in 2018 are invited to take part in the 2018 contest.

Website: https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/afa-teens/2608-2/new_window

Daughters of the American Revolution

Deadline: February 15, 2018

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

Levin Firm Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2018

At The Levin Firm, their car accident attorneys value education and helping those in need. They also understand that school can be a significant expense and know how hard it can be for students and their families to make ends meet. Between housing, tuition, books, and school supplies, the cost of attending college or graduate school can easily rise into the tens of thousands of dollars, if not more. In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, they are pleased to offer a bi-yearly $1,000 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending an accredited United States college or graduate school in the near future.

Website: http://www.levininjuryfirm.com/scholarship/new_window

A Sustainable Future Through Solar Energy Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Sullivan Solar Power prides itself in leading the solar energy revolution. Founder Daniel Sullivan is proud of this and proud of his Irish heritage. As a third generation American, he knows our country's history is built on a foundation of immigration, and that our country's future needs to be built on a foundation of renewable energy. Because of this, Sullivan Solar Power is proud to offer "A Sustainable Future Through Solar Energy Scholarship". Currently enrolled college students and high school students who will be attending college after graduation may apply. Students must have at least one parent or grandparent who is an immigrant to the United States.

Website: https://www.sullivansolarpower.com/scholarshipsnew_window

Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships

Deadline: February 20, 2018

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 2018.

Website: http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htmnew_window

PottyHQ Scholarship

Deadline: February 25, 2018

PottyHQ values the importance of education in society, and as such, deem it fit to inspire students by organizing a yearly scholarship where winners will be awarded $1,000. The scholarship is targeted towards students with interests in health and marketing-related issues. To apply, students must submit an essay on the topic: "Parenting and the battle against modern technology." Participation is opened to high school, undergraduates and post graduate students. It is important that the essay submitted is your original material because all submission would be checked for plagiarism.

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

Brauns Law, PC Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Brauns Law, PC understands that future leaders can achieve success with a proper education. However, they realize that education can be a financial constraint for students and their families. To help students achieve their educational goals, their personal injury attorneys are proud to announce the launch of Brauns Law, PC $1,000 Scholarship Contest. Applicants may be high school seniors, college students, or law school students. Students must submit an essay discussing qualities they possess that have helped them overcome obstacles in life.

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

Sweet and Simple Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2018

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 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/sweet-and-simple-scholarshipnew_window

Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2018

The Internet is a great technical innovation, but it gave everyone the ability to slander others anonymously without having to deal with the social consequences of their actions. In an effort to prevent cyberbullying, we have created the Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship for high school, college, or graduate students. $1,250 will be given to undergraduate or postgraduate students. $1,250 will be given to high school students.​

Website: https://www.parentinn.com/scholarship/new_window

 

TeenDrive365 Video Challenge Contest

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen, but facts have shown it can also be extremely dangerous. The first year after a teen gets their license will be one of the most dangerous years of their life. Actions such as talking on the phone or just talking to your friends in the car, not wearing a seatbelt, driving at night, texting, eating, adjusting the radio, and just plain inexperience all result in car crashes being the leading cause of teenage death in the United States. Toyota believes that you have the power to inspire your fellow teens, maybe better than a teacher or a parent can, because you know what messages will be the most powerful. That's why the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge empowers teens to put that vision on camera and save teen lives. Approach your video submission as your chance to find a message that would resonate with you and your peers. If your friends-and teens throughout the United States-were going to watch ONE video that made them think twice about making bad decisions behind the wheel, what would that video be? This is what Toyota is asking YOU to submit. Nine awards ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 will be awarded.

Website: http://www.teendrive365inschool.com/teens/video-challengenew_window

 


March Scholarships

GreenIS Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Girls Impact the World Film Festival is a Connecther initiative seeking to raise awareness about and propose solutions to the most pressing issues facing women around the world today. The Girls Impact the World Film Festival Green IS award an opportunity for current 8th - 12th grade students and college undergraduates to do just that. The grand prize is $2,500.

Website: http://www.connecther.org/gitw/gallery?tab=greenisnew_window

 

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 1, 2018

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: http://www.rankinfoundation.org/students/application/new_window

 

OU/Thunder Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Entrants must be Oklahoma state residents and high school seniors who will graduate during the 2017-2018 academic year. Entrants must apply for acceptance to the University of Oklahoma as a first time freshman in the fall of 2018 as a full time student. Entrants must be able to attend the Oklahoma City Thunder home game on March 30, 2018 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

 

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: March 1, 2018

To be eligible to compete for the scholarships, students must be pursuing a career in print technology, printing management, publishing or graphic communications and be enrolled in a printing or graphics program at a technical school, college, or university within the United States. Applicants must also be a full-time student, maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. High school seniors or current college students may apply. Scholarship awards vary in amount from $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year, in most cases, for up to four years. In addition, all current recipients are given an honorary membership in the Printing Industries of America for the duration of their studies.

Website: https://pgsf.org/application-information-instructions/new_window

 

Project Yellow Light - Hunter Garner Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2018

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. Here's what we're looking for. A video, billboard design or radio spot created 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 both the high school and college categories of the billboard 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: http://www.projectyellowlight.com/about new_window

 

Rocco Basile Giving Scholarship for Documentary Photography

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Rocco Basile Giving wants to hear your answer to this question: How can the power of photography change the world? Please also include one photograph you have taken that best exemplifies this scholarship to you. Applicants do not have to be pursuing a photography degree, nor have to be experts. They're looking for students who will be inspired by the prompt and perhaps even continue photography and an interest in social consciousness long after they've submitted their application. Applicants must be high school students graduating this calendar year who have been accepted into an accredited college, university, trade school, or design school or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, trade school, or design school. All majors and areas of studies are encouraged to apply.
Website: http://www.roccobasilegiving.com/new_window

 

SEG Scholarships

Deadline: March 1, 2018

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

 

OK-AHEAD Scholarship

Deadline: March 2, 2018

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://ok-ahead.org/scholar.htmlnew_window

 

Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest

Deadline: March 9, 2018

Students can win up to $2,000 for college by writing an essay discussing whether public school calendars should accommodate religious holidays. To enter, students must write an 800-1,200 word essay responding to the following prompt: In most public high schools, certain days are marked as religious holidays on the school calendar, and the schools are closed on those days. As public schools become more diverse, some students' religious holy day(s) are not days that the schools are closed, resulting in absences for those students. In an essay, discuss whether public school calendars should accommodate religious holidays. Students should develop a point of view, demonstrate critical thinking and use appropriate examples, arguments and other evidence to support their position. Any high school student graduating in 2018 or 2019 is eligible to enter the contest. There is no religious requirement. Entries must be mailed and postmarked by March 9, 2018.

Website: http://bjconline.org/contest/new_window

 

American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest

Deadline: March 15, 2018

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 two cases-one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful-where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict-affected country. Studnets 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 sates, 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 a full scholarship for a Semester at Sea educational voyage. The runner-up receives $1,250 and a full scholarship to attend the International Diplomacy Program of the National Student Leadership Conference.

Website: http://www.afsa.org/essay-contestnew_window

 

BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2018

This annual scholarship is provided by BMW AG in recognition of its commitment to excellence in engineering. BMW is world famous for designing and building luxury, high-performance passenger cars and motorcycles. The company is also a leader in developing and manufacturing high technology, high performance internal combustion engines. This scholarship is in support of the SAE Foundation to ensure an adequate supply of well-trained engineers for the future. One scholarship will be awarded each year for $1,500 per year. Scholarship may be renewed at $1,500 a year for three additional years (total award $6,000).

Website: http://students.sae.org/scholarships//bmw/new_window

 

Confident Writers Scholarship

Deadline: March 18, 2018

ConfidentWriters.com is calling all students to show their literary genius, get published and win big! Your opportunity to win a cash scholarship is here, ready and waiting for you. Have no fear. Put away your doubts because you don't have to be an advanced writer to qualify. Grab your computer and let your imagination run wild onto those pages. This is your chance to make your creativity and imagination get the best of you. The judges will score and rank the top three winners, who will then be awarded $700, $500, and $300 scholarships.

Website: https://www.confidentwriters.com/scholarship-essay-contest/new_window

 

Hiking Ambition Wellness Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2018
At Hiking Ambition, their goal is to make hiking and any outdoor adventure easier and more accessible for everyone interested in learning and exploring the wilderness. They have created the Hiking Ambition Wellness Scholarship for high school, undergraduate or postgraduate students who are committed to a lifetime of healthy habits to receive a $1,000 award. Students who are currently enrolled in a high school, college, university, or trade school are encouraged to submit their application. Passion for a healthy lifestyle or hiking is a must. To participate in this scholarship, you will have to create a piece of content between 500 - 1,000 words promoting a practical approach to a healthy lifestyle during high school, college or university years and how these habits can be sustained over a lifetime.

Website: http://hikingambition.com/scholarship/new_window

 

Sleep Well, Dream Big Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Sleep shapes dreams and dreams shape lives. The founders of Memory Foam Talk believe their education and awareness about health problems helped their project succeed. Now they want to help bright students pursue their dreams of higher education. Applicants must be high school seniors or current college students and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. To apply, create a short video covering a variety of topics involving sleep and wellness. One student will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Website: https://www.memoryfoamtalk.com/scholarships/new_window

 

VFW Auxiliary's Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Each year, more than 3,500 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 $21,000.

Website: https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/new_window