Educator's Resources

SCHOLARSHIP CORNER

This page is a simple and quick way to find exciting financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Check back regularly because you never know what will become available next!

 

American Indian College Fund
Deadline: Various

The American Indian College Fund (AICF) was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges. The AICF is devoted to funding and creating awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values. The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public or non-profit private college all across the United States.
Website:
http://collegefund.org/student-resources/scholarships/new_window

 

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Deadline: Various
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) helps students move forward in their educational journeys by providing a wide range of programs and scholarship opportunities. AISES scholarships help students acquire skills and training that will help them meet the unique STEM needs of our communities. Students are highly encouraged to apply for all the scholarships they are eligible for!
Website:
http://www.aises.org/scholarshipsnew_window

 

BestColleges.com
Deadline: Various
The goal of BestColleges is to help students maximize free money for college by providing them with updated and accurate scholarship information. They have compiled an extensive list of scholarships for criminal justice majors, including criminal justice scholarships and criminal justice grants specifically for undergraduates, graduate students, minorities, and women.
Website:
http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/criminal-justice-scholarships/new_window

McNair Scholars Program
Deadline: Year-Round
This scholarship program is designed to prepare students for careers as graduate students, professors or professional researchers. Applicants must be full-time college students, have completed 42 hours or more, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and be a first generation college student or a student from an underrepresented ethnic group.
Website:
https://mcnairscholars.com/resources/new_window

Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Deadline: Various
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is home to more than 120 scholarship funds established by individuals, organizations and companies. These funds share the common goal of helping to make a difference in the lives of others. The foundation is now able to receive your transcripts electronically if your high school participates in this free service. Please see OCCF's website for details about each scholarship.
Website:
https://occf.org/scholarships/new_window

 

Tuck Sleep Scholarships
Deadline: Various
Many scholarships today are geared toward specific candidates, including those who struggle with sleep-related issues. Tuck.com provides more than $500,000 in scholarship funding for undergraduate and graduate students. Some of these awards target sleep-deprived individuals, while others are available to students pursuing degrees in sleep science and other areas of psychology and mental health.
Website:
https://www.tuck.com/sleep-scholarships/new_window

 

UCanGo2.org
Deadline: Various
Check out UCanGo2.org for numerous scholarship opportunities for middle school, high school, college and adult students. They provide you with links to scholarships by deadline and by category, as well as a new scholarship of the week each Monday. UCanGo2 also offers free information on college planning and financial aid. Visit their website to find these helpful tools!
Website:
http://ucango2.org/Scholarships.htmlnew_window

 

Varsity Tutors Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $200 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $200 college scholarship.
Website:
https://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarshipnew_window




April Scholarships

AFSA High School Senior College Scholarship Contest
Deadline: April 1, 2019
This scholarship is open to 2018-2019 high school seniors who want to pursue a college degree or trade school education. Students may enter for the chance to win one of 10 $2,000 college scholarships. The American Fire Sprinkler Association created the college scholarship program to help with the educational and training pursuits of students just like you. In addition, AFSA wants to educate the public at-large about the life-saving properties of automatic fire sprinklers. So, if you meet the contest requirements and want to learn a little during the process, please enter and good luck!
Website: https://www.afsascholarship.org/new_window

Project Yellow Light - Hunter Garner Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2019
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. Too apply, you must create a video or radio spot designed 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 the video competition, in both the high school and college categories, the first-place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Second-place finisher will receive $2,000. Third-place finisher will receive $1,000. For the radio competition, first place will receive $2,000.
Website: https://www.projectyellowlight.com/ new_window

Prospective Educator Scholarships
Deadline: April 3, 2019
The Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation awards more than 30 scholarships each year to prospective educators who have a connection to PDK by having a family member or teacher who is a PDK member or through membership in Educators Rising. PDK uses one application for all Prospective Educator Scholarships. Scholarships are available for high school seniors as well as current undergraduate students.
Website: https://pdkassociation.org/programs-resources/scholarships-awards/prospective-educator-scholarships/ new_window

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship
Deadline: April 5, 2019
Since the inception of The American Legion Legacy Scholarship in 2001 following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, The American Legion has offered its support to the children of fallen post-9/11 servicemembers through this scholarship. Beginning with the 2017 award year, The American Legion expanded the scholarship to include children of VA-rated, post-9/11 veterans with a combined disability of 50 percent or higher. Their organization remains committed to honoring the memory and service of fallen and disabled comrades by ensuring their children are afforded the best possible educational opportunities. Multiple scholarships of up to $20,000 are awarded.
Website: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy new_window

HLAA Central Oklahoma Chapter's Scholarship
Deadline: April 8, 2019
The Central Oklahoma Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America will award two $1,000 scholarships to residents of Oklahoma who will be attending an Oklahoma institution of higher learning in the fall of 2019. Applicants must present documentation of hearing loss in addition to other application documents.
Website: http://okchearingloss.publishpath.com/Websites/okchearingloss/files/Content/6214154/2019_Scholarship_Rules_-_Application.pdf new_window

College JumpStart Scholarship
Deadlines: April 15, 2019
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 requirements are 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. To apply for the College JumpStart Scholarship you must meet the following requirements: (1) High school 10th-12th grader, college student or non-traditional student; (2) U.S. citizen or legal resident; (3) Attend or plan to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year or vocational / trade school in the U.S.; (4) Be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.
Website: http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net new_window

Diabetes Scholars Foundation
Deadline: April 15, 2019
The Diabetes Scholars Foundation's college scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes who are US citizens or permanent residents seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need. Students complete one application to be considered for over 40 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each.
Website: http://diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/ new_window

The Fountainhead
Deadline: April 25, 2019
Students in 11th and 12th grade may apply. Awards include: one 1st place award of $10,000; three 2nd place awards of $2,500; five 3rd place awards of $500; 50 finalist 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-1 new_window

Confident Writers Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2019
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

E-waste Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2019
This scholarship winner will receive a $1,000 award. The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the impact of e-waste and what can be done to reduce e-waste. You 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. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Complete the application form including a 140-character message about e-waste. 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 e-waste.
Website: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/ewaste-scholarship new_window

EGIA Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: April 30, 2019
The EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program was established to recognize the excellent and deserving students seeking an HVAC technical education. This scholarship provides essential financial support to aspiring residential HVAC, green HVAC, or home performance contracting careers. Up to 20 eligible students will be awarded a $2500 scholarship to pursue an HVAC degree or certificate at an accredited community college, technical/vocational school, or approved technical institute during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants will be asked to explain what inspired them to choose an HVAC technical education and their plans upon graduating.
Website: https://egiafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarship?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2L7jBRCBARIsAPeAsaOBWqsSDDofr4wfMm9tjLrsU3E7NxzITL9xnr_innk3ZnFt7qnXET8aAsVMEALw_wcB new_window


May Scholarships

IIAO Insurance Foundation - Marie Welch Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2019
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: https://www.iiaok.com/Education/Pages/Scholarships-Fellowships/default.aspx new_window

Society of Women Engineers Freshmen Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2019
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-scholarships new_window

Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship
Deadline: May 6, 2019
The Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college students pursuing a major in the performing, visual arts, journalism and/or mass communications. $1,000 awards must be applied toward school tuition and fees. Applicants must be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the US, and must either be a high school senior or current college student.
Website: http://www.againstthegrainproductions.com/atg-artistic-scholarship/ new_window

OSLS Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 15, 2019
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/?Scholarships new_window

Student Award Search Aid: B. Davis Scholarship
Deadline: May 24, 2019
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. Applicants must submit an essay describing the three characteristics of leadership they value most.
Website: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm new_window

Fifth Month Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2019
One is the loneliest number. Three is a crowd. Then there is five. What's so special about five? Well, for starters, this lucky number could help you win a $1,500 scholarship. Applicants must be 13 years old and be a legal resident of the US. They must submit an essay of 250 words or less explaining why the number 5 is important.
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/fifth-month-scholarship new_window

Leavitt Machinery (LM) Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 31, 2019
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: https://forklifttraininginseattle.com/apply.php new_window


June Scholarships

J.B. and Betty Smith Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2019
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 CattleWomen's or Oklahoma Cattleman's Association. Applicants must also be residents 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 Vocational and Skilled Trade Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2019
Pureland Supply has been selling high quality replacement projector lamps to various universities, schools, and government entities since 1997.  We understand the importance of skilled trades in our society and appreciate those who learn and perform specific trade, craft or labor occupations. The $1000.00 Pureland Supply Scholarship is available to students who have been accepted to an accredited trade school, vocational college, technical school or community college for the study of trade, craft, or labor occupations.  Recipients are chosen on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today's world and why this is the path they have chosen.
Website: https://www.purelandsupply.com/t-scholarship.aspx new_window

Duck Tape: Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
Deadline: June 3, 2019
Use your imagination to create Duck Tape prom fashions in either the "Dress" or "Tux" category for a chance to win! 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 $500 cash scholarship and a Duck Brand Prize Pack worth $100.
Website: http://stuckatprom.com/ new_window

Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest
Deadline: June 3, 2019
JASNA conducts an annual student Essay Contest to foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen's work. Several hundred students compete for scholarship awards each year. Three scholarships will be awarded for $1,000, $500, and $250.
Website: http://jasna.org/programs/essay-contest/ new_window

Kids' Chance of Oklahoma Scholarship
Deadline: June 7, 2019
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/scholarship-application/ new_window

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship
Deadline: June 14, 2019
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.htm new_window

BigSun Scholarship
Deadline: June 19, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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 2019, have a 3.0 GPA or above and be a US or Canadian resident. One applicant will receive a $500 scholarship.
Website: https://forkliftpartsnewjersey.com/forkliftparts.php new_window