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

 

July Scholarships

Angel Scholarships
Deadline: July 1, 2018
Break the Silence against Domestic Violence recognizes and honors those who have lost their lives to domestic violence. As part of their mission, they remember these individuals through their memorial scholarship fund. Each scholarship is uniquely named after a victim of domestic violence. To apply, students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, have been personally affected by domestic violence, and submit a personal statement.
Website: http://www.breakthesilencedv.org/get-help/scholarship-opportunities/new_window

Hungry to Lead Scholarship
Deadline: July 1, 2018
The Hungry to Lead scholarship was initiated in 2014 in an effort to provide financial assistance to future leaders in the foodservice and hospitality industry. From 2014 to 2017, 10 scholarships have been awarded topping $17,000 in awards! There are two scholarships available for the 2018 academic school year. The top two finalists will be awarded scholarships of $2,500 and $1,000. Those eligible to apply are high school seniors or college students who are registered/pre-registered to attend an accredited school in the United States. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a foodservice/hospitality program or something directly related. The scholarship is merit based on high school records, ACT and/or SAT scores, college transcripts if applicable, and extracurricular activities. Minimum requirements include a high school or college cumulative GPA of 2.5, SAT of 1050, or ACT of 18. Applicants will also be judged on their ability to demonstrate leadership capabilities.
Website: https://www.hungrytolead.com/new_window

Oklahoma's Promise
Deadline: July 2, 2018
Students must apply in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade, be a resident of Oklahoma, complete a specific high school curriculum, achieve at least a 2.50 GPA both in the curriculum and overall, and abide by certain conduct standards. The federal adjusted gross income of the student's family may not exceed $55,000 at the time of application. In addition, the family income must not exceed $100,000 each year the student is enrolled in postsecondary education (students must complete the FAFSA each year). Oklahoma's Promise will pay resident tuition at a public college or a portion of tuition at private institutions or public technology centers in Oklahoma.
Website: https://secure.okcollegestart.org/applications/oklahoma_promise/apply.htmlnew_window

Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association Scholarship
Deadline: July 9, 2018
The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) offers five annual scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for secondary, advanced or trade school education. Applicants are considered based on academic record, field of study and written essay responses. To apply, students must be a legal resident of the United States and must attend school in the United States. All applicants must submit a 500 word typed essay answering one of several prompt questions.
Website: https://www.maplefloor.org/Programs-Services/Scholarship-Program.aspxnew_window

The American Legion Baseball Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2018
In 2016, The American Legion awarded $22,000 in scholarships to deserving players. Each Department Baseball Committee may select a player from their Department to receive this scholarship. The American Legion will award several scholarships this year depending on the number of applicants and interest earned from the trust fund. Students must submit an official high school transcript, showing the student has graduated high school. They must be on a current roster (American Legion National Baseball Electronic Registration Form) filed with National Headquarters. They must also be part of a team affiliated with an American Legion post. Each applicant should submit three letters of testimony with the application. Each Department Baseball Committee will select an American Legion player who best meets the qualifications as the American Legion Baseball Scholarship winner. Each department winner will receive a scholarship from The American Legion of $500. Nine applicants will be selected for additional scholarships of $2,500 and $5,000.
Website: http://www.legion.org/scholarships/baseballnew_window

BankMobile Scholarship
Deadline: July 19, 2018
BankMobile Foundation is offering a $1,500 scholarship to one excellent undergraduate or graduate student who is blazing a trail and shaking things up in the world of financial empowerment. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, attend an accredited institution, maintain a 3.0 GPA and submit a complete application, transcript and personal essay. If students are not a current college student, they must provide proof of enrollment/acceptance.
Website: https://www.bankmobile.com/scholarship/new_window

Educational Research Center of America's Scholarship Program
Deadline: July 25, 2018
The Student Research Foundation Personal Achievement Scholarship Competition is open to all high school students who are legal residents of the United States. Applicants must: (1) describe a personal achievement story (2) determine and explain instances of struggle or adversity, (3) and display how they overcame adversity to reach their goals. One winner will receive a scholarship of $15,000. One second place award of $5,000 and two third place awards of $2,500 each will also be awarded.
Website: https://www.studentresearchfoundation.org/college-scholarship/new_window

American Association of State Troopers
Deadline: July 31, 2018
The American Association of State Troopers Foundation, Inc. accepts scholarship applications from the dependents of trooper members for assistance with their post-secondary education expenses. Dependents are defined as: child by natural birth, child legally adopted, stepchild, or child raised as a member's own (claimed as a dependent on income tax). Students can be eligible to reapply each year for a total of four scholarships ranging from $500 - $1,000.
Website: https://www.statetroopers.org/scholarship-requirements-informationnew_window

CardRates Financial Futures Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2018
CardRates is proud to offer the Financial Futures Scholarship to future and current college students majoring in business, accounting, finance, mathematics, management and other areas that will prepare them for a career in the personal finance industry. Applicants will be judged based on outstanding academic achievement and submission of an essay. The scholarship award amount us $1,000.
Website: http://www.cardrates.com/scholarship/new_window

Flavor of the Month Scholarship
Deadline: July 31, 2018
Winning scholarships can be sweet - especially with this special a la mode award for scholarship seekers who love ice cream. Are you simple and sweet like vanilla, classic yet unpredictable like chocolate chip, or a little nutty like pistachio? Whatever the flavor or reasons may be, Unigo wants to know what ice cream flavor best reflects your personality and why. July is National Ice Cream Month, and they need a little help picking out a "Flavor of the Month" for their famous ice cream scholarship. Applicants must:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application; be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia; be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. To apply, submit an online written response of 250 words or less answering the prompt: "Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand. In fact, July is National Ice Cream Month, and that's the inspiration behind this award. We think people are very similar to ice cream; some are nutty, others a little exotic, while some are very comforting. If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?"
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/flavor-of-the-month-scholarshipnew_window

 

August Scholarships

Straight North STEM Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2018
With internet marketing becoming more complex and challenging by the day, successful execution requires a solid education. As an industry leader, Straight North supports students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Through the Straight North STEM Scholarship, one winning students will receive $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, two runners-up will receive a $250 book scholarship. To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study and attending an accredited college or university.
Website: https://www.straightnorth.com/scholarship/new_window

Devconhomesecurity Annual Scholarship
Deadline: August 15, 2018
Devconhomesecurity.com is pleased to announce an annual $2,500.00 scholarship for the benefit of an undergraduate or a graduate student. This annual scholarship was created for students who are interested in the study of online marketing; hence students currently studying in the areas of Marketing, Business, IT or Communications might have the greatest interest for this scholarship. Education is the best investment anyone can make; however, the costs can often cause un-necessary financial strain. This $2,500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a new applicant annually and must be used towards the cost of your education. An essay submission is required and the winner will be chosen based on the best submission. Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate or a graduate student attending a college or university in the U.S., have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be a US citizen or permanent resident and at least 18 years old.
Website: http://devconhomesecurity.com/scholarshipnew_window

2nd Chance Scholarship
Deadline: August 30, 2018
Enter for the chance to win one of five $1,000 scholarships. The Second Chance College Scholarships Contest is open to citizens and those legally residing in the USA with a high school diploma, GED or equivalent. Scholarship funds are payable to the winner's college/university or certified trade school in the United States; winner must enroll or already be enrolled for spring 2019 session. Winner selection is NOT based on financial need, GPA or demographic criteria.
Website: https://www.afsascholarship.org/secondchance/new_window

Buenas Opiniones Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2018
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 mentorships 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://buenasopiniones.com/scholarship/new_window

The Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success
Deadline: August 31, 2018
As much as they have enjoyed serving their customers, Clubs of America has also committed to serving students. They believe students who passionately pursue their career goals will one day be able to delight the customers and clients they serve as well. That is why Clubs of America is proud to offer the "Clubs of America Scholarship Award" for students pursuing their career aspirations. This $1000 annual scholarship will help students consider their aspirations as well as ease the burden of the costs of higher education. Applicants must write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Videos should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.) One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded.
Website: http://www.greatclubs.com/scholarship-award-for-career-success.aspnew_window

The Hammock Expert Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2018
At The Hammock Expert, they recognize that the investment in knowledge pays the best interest for the future. That is why they are excited to announce their annual college/technical school scholarship for high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Each year they will award up to $6,000 in scholarships, in $1,500 increments, to deserving students that are looking to be successful in life. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA (high school or university) and submit a 1000-1500 word essay answering the following question: How do you see technology impacting the world around us in the future and where do you see yourself in this future?
Website: http://thehammockexpert.com/scholarshipnew_window

Off to College Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2018
ABODO is an apartment search service built by students for students. They started their company in a dorm room and are now a real company. They feel it's time to pay it forward! The ADOBO staff loves their hometowns and they want to find out what you're taking from home to college with you. It could a physical object, like your favorite sweatshirt, or a lesson your soccer coach taught you. Whatever you're "carrying" to college, share the significance and explain the sentimental value and story behind it. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and attending an accredited college or university in fall 2018. One winner will receive $500 to be used for tuition.
Website: https://www.abodo.com/blog/high-school-scholarship/new_window

Press Cleaners Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2018
Press loves to see new ideas flourish, and it's one of the main reasons they created their scholarship. They're growing quickly and want to give back to students in need of a little help in their own entrepreneurial ventures. Applicants must submit an essay outlining their business idea, a current schedule or other proof of enrollment and an updated resume. One student will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Website: https://www.presscleaners.com/scholarship/new_window

RentHop's College and University Scholarship Program
Deadline: August 31, 2018
The RentHop Apartment Scholarship awards up to $2,000 a year to eligible undergraduate students in bachelor and associate degree programs in the US who demonstrate the ambition, diligence, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit that is central to their company culture. Applicants must apply using their school email address. If their school does not provide one, then they may still apply using their personal email and include a PDF file of their acceptance letter to an undergraduate program. One winner will receive a cash scholarship of $1,000 and an optional part-time or full-time internship with RentHop.
Website: https://www.renthop.com/college_scholarshipnew_window

Trekking Pole Reviews Scholarship
Deadline: August 31, 2018
Trekking Pole Reviews recognizes the investment in knowledge pays the best interest for the future. That is why they created an annual college / technical school scholarship for high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Each year they will award up to $5,000 in scholarships, in $1,250 increments, to deserving students that are looking to be successful in life. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (high school or university) and submit a 500-1,000 word essay answering the following question: How do you see technology impacting the world around us in the future and where do you see yourself in this future?
Website: http://trekkingpolereviews.com/scholarship/new_window

 

September Scholarships

Laptop Runner Scholarship
Deadline: September 1, 2018
The goal of this scholarship is to help students understand the important role that technology plays in the modern classroom and how laptops - used instead of printed materials or paper - impact students' learning. The scholarship award is $1,100. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and a full-time student enrolled in high school, college or university.
Website: https://www.laptoprunner.com/laptop-runner-scholarship/new_window

Love Your Career Scholarship
Deadline: September 10, 2018
The founder of JonesTshirts is a firm believer in the importance of loving your career. It affects every aspect of your life. Your family can see a difference when they know you don't dread going to work every day. You're happier and those around you are happier. It's important to start thinking about this concept early! Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university at the time of application.
Website: https://www.jonestshirts.com/scholarshipnew_window

GoSkills Scholarship for Women Who Want to Be the Boss
Deadline: September 15, 2018
GoSkills is eager to offer a scholarship exclusively for women who want to execute on their business ideas. Any female high-school or college student who wants to start her own online business is eligible to apply for this $2,000 award. Applicants must submit an application and provide their business plan.
Website: https://www.goskills.com/scholarshipnew_window

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2018
The purpose of this scholarship is to help students understand the risks of texting while driving. Applicants must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. To apply, complete the application form including a 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Website: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/dont-text-and-drive-scholarship/new_window

Hiking Ambition Wellness Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 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. To participate in this scholarship, applicants must write about a practical approach to a healthy lifestyle during their high school, college or university years.
Website: http://hikingambition.com/scholarship/new_window

Shout It Out Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2018
Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time. Unigo's Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to know what you have to say. Whether it's a message for the world or just a quick "hi mom," this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. They're listening! Let your keyboard be your megaphone, and shout out your message. This unique scholarship gives you the platform to speak up - and cash in. The "loudest" applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward. 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 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/shout-it-out-scholarshipnew_window