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2017-2018

 

 

DECEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS

Job-Applications.com Scholarships Programs
Deadline: December 9, 2017
Are you a working parent currently in college or other accredited post-secondary educational institution? Job-Applications.com is proud to announce our new initiative, a college scholarship awarded twice a year designed to help working parents currently enrolled in higher education. We're here to assist you get the education you need to get the job you've always wanted. Earn $1,000 to help with school costs! Eligibility: (1) Is a full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution (including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school, or similarly accredited program) with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and (2) Has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying; and (3) Is a residential parent of at least one minor child; and (4) Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and (5) Is currently enrolled and furthering his or her education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program; and (6) Is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying; and (7) Completes and submits the official Application form within the relevant periods for the periodic scholarships to be awarded.
 
Website: http://www.job-applications.com/scholarships/new_window

Burger King Scholars Program

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service. The requirements to become a BURGER KING Scholar are simple. You must apply within the application period, and fit the prerequisites below: Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5, be passionate about serving the community, and be a high school senior, BURGER KING® employee, spouse/domestic partner or child of an employee. High school students should be graduating seniors with plans to attend a two- or four-year accredited university, college or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. BK® employees can further their education by using the scholarship for non-degree courses such as accounting, computer or language courses.

Website: http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgramnew_window 
 

The Axa Achievement
Deadline: December 15, 2017

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. Eligibility: (1) Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 United States, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico. (2) Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year. (3) Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. (4) Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness

Website: http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/axa-achievement-scholarship.htmlnew_window


The Support Collectors Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2017
Award Amount: $500.00.
Support Collectors, the online leader in providing child support collection services, is excited to announce a new scholarship program. We want to provide financial assistance to a selected college student who has either been affected by family separation in their own life, or who intends to pursue a career that will have a positive impact on separated families. The selected student will receive an award of $500 for use toward tuition, books, or living expenses. Eligibility: (1) An existing college student or incoming freshman (to be enrolled in the fall of 2017 in good academic standing)
. (2) Attending any school, college or university as a full-time student. (3) Complete and submit the application form. Judging will be based on the submission quality of the application, which will include a short, 1000 word or less on: Problems faced by children of separated families, and how to overcome them.
Website:
 http://www.supportcollectors.com/scholarship/new_window


Neighborhoods.com Neighborhood Involvement Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2017
Award Amount: $2,000. Each recipient gets a one-time payment of $2,000, which will be paid to the accredited college or university he or she is attending. Available to all students attending an accredited 2- to 4-year undergraduate college or university in any U.S. state. Requirement: 3.5+ GPA. Written essay by the applicant. The essay should discuss your experience with neighborhood involvement and the role your neighborhood played in shaping who you are today.
Website:
 https://www.neighborhoods.com/scholarshipnew_window

The UNIGO $10K Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2017
Award Amount: $10,000. Applicants must: (1) be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application. (2) Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. (3) Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Submit an online written response to the question:
"Surprise! You just got elected president. What's your first tweet?" (140 characters or less, including spaces). The Unigo $10K Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around March 31, 2018.

Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarshipnew_window

 


 

Oklahoma Scholarships:

Follow the links below to learn more about college scholarships in Oklahoma.

Nolan Moore Memorial Education Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation’s main purpose is to support industry education, as well as offering scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in printing technology/management. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $180,000 in scholarships to students in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Scholarship amounts range from $500 (freshman) to $2,500 (seniors) per year and are based on t...   more

AOTF Oklahoma Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to one professional level student and technical level student within the state of Oklahoma. Scholarship amount TBD.

Ines Abbott McCrary Scholarship

The scholarship shall be awarded to a junior or senior collegian member of Beta Zeta/Oklahoma State University who will pursue an undergraduate degree during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded, or a senior collegian member of Beta Zeta who will pursue a graduate degree during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. 2. Should no applicants meet the criteria sti...   more

Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG)

The Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program (OTAG) is a need-based grant program for Oklahoma residents who attend ELIGIBLE COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND CAREER TECHNOLOGY CENTERS in Oklahoma. Awards are approved for full-time or part-time undergraduate students. APPLICATION Application is made through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available through high school counselors, the fin...   more

Future Teachers Scholarship

The Future Teachers Scholarship Program was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as an incentive to encourage the preparation of teachers in critical shortage areas in the public schools of Oklahoma. ELIGIBILITY The student must be a resident of Oklahoma. The student must be nominated by the college in which they are enrolled on the basis of one of the following criteri...   more

Regional University Baccalaureate Scholarship

This scholarship enables 11 participating public universities to provide up to four years of scholarship support to academically-promising Oklahoma students enrolled in a baccalaureate program. Each participating institution may nominate up to 15 awardees per year. REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES Cameron University, East Central University, Langston University, Northeastern State University, Northwestern ...   more

Chiropractic Education Scholarship Program

This scholarship is administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Oklahoma State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The purpose of the Chiropractic Education Scholarship Program is to assist residents of the state of Oklahoma who are pursuing the study of chiropractic at accredited out-of-state schools. ELIGIBILITY The student must be a resident of Oklahoma for at least ...   more

ASHRAE David C. J. Peters Scholarship

A one-year $5,000 scholarship available annually to a qualified undergraduate mechanical engineering student enrolled full-time in a four or five year bachelor degree program at one of the institutions listed below. The scholarship was created by Southland Industries in honor of David Peters, a tireless advocate of recruiting quality and ASHRAE member. California State University (CSU) at Chico ...   more

3 Point Scholarship Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The “3 Point Scholarship Program” has been designed to assist New York/Tri-State & Tulsa area high school students in their pursuit of a college degree. $2,000 grants will be available to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time at a two-year or four-year accredited institution during the upcoming academic year. Students who remain in good standing acade...   more

Tractor Supply Company Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Applicant must complete financial analysis section of application and exhibit financial need. Resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South...   more

Bank of the West Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agribusiness or agriculture. Must have demonstrated leadership qualities, exhibit financial need (low to moderate income) and reside within the immediate areas served by Bank of the West, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dak...   more

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agronomy, crop science, agricultural communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, business management, economics, finance, sales, marketing, plant pathology/breeding/genetics, soil science or soil/water conservation. One scholarship will be awarded to resident of Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan,...   more

Fastline Publications Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing. Seventeen $1,000 scholarships to a member from Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina; Arkansas, Louisiana or Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; Pennsylvania or New York; Washington, Oregon or Idah...   more

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management, communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and administration in agriculture. Resident of Alabama, Arkan...   more

Clubs of America

Eligible students will: 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. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: scholarship@greatclubs.com YouTube submissions are optional, although not required...   more

Betty Black Hatchett Scholarship

Graduate or undergraduate; must reside in or attend school in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, or Arkansas

Ines Abbott McCrary Scholarship

Eligibility:# Open to: Undergraduate and alumnae members of Beta Zeta/Oklahoma State# Additional Criteria: First preference given to junior and senior undergraduate members. Second preference given to alumnae members pursuing a graduate degree. Third preference given to freshman and sophomore undergraduate members.

Lucile Moore Garrett Scholarship

Graduate or undergraduate either residing in or attending school in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, or Louisiana.

Source: http://www.collegescholarships.com/local/oklahoma-scholarships

 


 

Scholarship Search Web Sites:

Guide for First Generation College Students: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/first-generation-college-students/

Complete List of College Cost Calculators: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/college-calculators/

Financial Aid for Online Colleges: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-online-colleges/

Guide to a Debt Free College Degree: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/graduating-debt-free/

Affordable Online Colleges in Oklahoma: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/oklahoma/

Find Affordable Online Colleges: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/

Affordable Colleges: http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships/

OK College Start Scholarships:  https://secure.okcollegestart.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Scholarship_Links.aspxhttp://www.indian-affairs.org/

Catching the Dream: http://catchingthedream.org/forms/find-and-win_scholarships.pdf

Oklahoma Tribes Web Site: http://www.theamericanindiancenter.org/oklahoma-tribes/

American Indian College Fund: http://www.collegefund.org/

Bureau of Indian Education: http://www.bie.edu/ParentsStudents/index.htm

Gates Millennium Scholarship: http://www.gmsp.org/publicweb/AboutUs.aspx

Indian Health Scholarship: http://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/index.cfm

FormSwift Scholarship: https://formswift.com/startup-scholarship

http://www.fastweb.com/

http://www.gocollege.com/

http://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app

http://www.fastaid.com/

https://www.scholarships.com/

http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/

http://www.scholarships4students.com/

 


 

SCHOLARSHIP LINKS

UCanGo2
UCANGO2.ORGnew_window offers general financial aid information from the Oklahoma College Assistance Program.

U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid Information
FEDERAL STUDENT AID is a site where you can learn how to pay for college, why you should go, what you need to do to get there and how to talk to your family about college.

Note: The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have provided links to several financial aid websites and hope they are helpful. However, the State Regents cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy or content of these pages or guarantee full access to them. Before starting a scholarship search, we suggest you read the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION and FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION information on scholarship scams in an effort to protect yourself from being victimized.

CORPORATE-SPONSORED

Active Calendar Scholarship
Chesapeake Scholars
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Cox Connects Education Scholarships
Dell Scholars
Dish Networks
FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contest
GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP)/Body Service Educational Program (BSEP) Scholarships
Intel Science Talent Search
Microsoft Scholarships
Varsity Tutors Monthly Essay Contest
Wal-Mart Associate Scholarships 

COMMUNITY/CIVIC SERVICE

Americorps
The Gates Millennium Scholars
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
James Madison Graduate Fellowships
United States Department of Agriculture
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of Democracy Scholarship 

DISCIPLINE/MAJOR

Accounting Scholarships
Accounting Software Scholarship by Corcentric
Actuarial Scholarships
American Psychological Association
AmeriQuest Transportation Services Scholarship
Distinctive Window Treatment Plus Design Your Future Scholarship Contest
Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting
Morris K. Udall Environmental Scholarships
National Federation of Paralegal Associations/West Scholarship
Plant Protection and Quarantine William Helms Scholarship Program
Teach for America 
USDA/APHIS Saul T. Wilson Jr. Scholarship (veterinary services)
Women in Defense Scholarships

DISABILITY/SPECIAL NEEDS

The Center for Reintegration
DREAM (Disability, Resources, Educational Advocacy, Motivation) Institute
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Scholarships for Women with Disabilities
Microsoft Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
McNair Scholars Program
National Federation of the Blind

HEALTH/MEDICAL

American Dental Education Association
Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
Fleming Scholarship Program Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oklahoma Health Careers
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
National Research Service Award Grants and Fellowships
National Health Service Corps
Providian Medical Scholarship
Tylenol Scholarship

MILITARY

Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships
American Legion Scholarships
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (for children of Marines)
Navy/Marines Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships
Office of Naval Research Young Investigators Program
Veterans Report

MINORITY/NATIVE-AMERICAN/GENDER-BASED OPPORTUNITIES

A Better Chance
Amelia Earheart Fellowship Program for Women in Aerospace 
Aspen Institute's William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
Association for Women in Communications, Oklahoma City Chapter
Association for Women in Science Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Chickasaw Nation Higher Education Grants, Scholarships and Incentives
Choctaw Nation Scholarship Advisement Program
Development Fund For Black Students In Science And Technology
Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics
The Center for Reintegration
Gates Millennium Scholars
¡Gradúate! Financial Aid Guide to Success
Hispanic College Fund
Jackie Robinson Foundation
La Unidad Latina Foundation
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarships
Microsoft Scholarships for Women and Minorities
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Association of Black Journalists
Ron Brown Scholar Program
United Negro College Fund
Bureau of Indian Affairs Education Financial Aid Programs

OKLAHOMA OPPORTUNITIES

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Scholarship Advisement Program
Dr. Debbie Blanke Scholarship (Oklahoma Women in Higher Education)
Jimmie L. Dean Scholarship Foundation
Mariachi Orgullo de America Music Scholarship to the University of Oklahoma
May T. Henry Scholarship Fund (PDF, 279KB)
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Oklahoma Business Women's Scholarship
Tulsa Association for Women in Communications
Tulsa Community Foundation
WEOKIE Credit Union Scholarship Program

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION/SEARCHES

College Board Online
College Search
Colleges, College Scholarships, and Online Degrees
College Navigator
FAFSA4caster
FastWeb
Federal Student Financial Aid
FedMoney.org
FinAid
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Lunch-Money.com
Scholarship News Free-4-U Scholarship Search
The SallieMae Fund
Scholarships and Grants
Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards
Scholarshipexperts.com
School Soup
StartWithFAFSA.org
students.gov
Tax Benefits for Higher Education

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH (STEM)

AT&T Labs Fellowship Program
ATTSavings
Cabletv.com Scholarship
Department of Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Program
Goldwater Scholars (Math, Science and Engineering)
National Inventors Hall of Fame College Inventors Competition
National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship
Reed Tech STEM Scholarship Contest
Semiconductor Research Corporation Master's Scholarship Program
Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science and Technology
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
Southland Electrical Supply Scholarship Program

STUDY ABROAD/INTERNATIONAL

International Education Financial Aid
International Education of Students (IES) Scholarships
Marshall Scholarships to Study Abroad in UK
Mitchell Scholarships for Study Abroad in Ireland
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships
U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholarship Program to Study Abroad 

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation
Bankrate.com Listing of 17 "Bizarre" Scholarships
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
Davidson Fellowship Program
Harvard University Free Tuition for Outstanding, Low-Income Students
Holocaust Remembrance Project
Jack Kent Cook Foundation - Scholarships for Transfer Students
National Federation of Paralegal Associations/West Scholarship
NCAA Scholarships and Internships
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Presidential Freedom Scholarships
Rhodes Scholarship
The Roothbert Fund
Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
Union-Sponsored Scholarships and Aid
United States Institute of Peace Essay Contest
Roothbert Fund
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

For more information on financial aid opportunities, email STUDENTINFO@OSRHE.EDU or call the Student Information Hotline at 800.858.1840 (225.9239 in Oklahoma City).

Source: https://secure.okcollegestart.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Scholarship_Links.aspx

 


 

How To Write A Scholarship Essay:

Scholarship Essays should use this formatting unless specified otherwise:

  • Two to three pages in length
  • Double spaced
  • Times New Roman font
  • 12 point font
  • One-inch top, bottom, and side margins

 These scholarship essay examples are provided for insight on how to write a scholarship essay.

Scholarship Essay Example 1 addresses the following question: "Choose a book or books that have affected you deeply and explain why." In this case, the applicant has chosen the novel Germinal by Emile Zola. The essay is strong and well-written, although not without its flaws.

Scholarship Essay Example 1

The scholarship essay example 2 question (Who has been the most influential person in your life?) is a common scholarship prompt. The example posted here is a winning scholarship submission that deals effectively and affectionately with the question.

Scholarship Essay Example 2

Essay examples 3 and 4 are in response to (e.g, "Why do you want to go to college" or "Describe a major hurdle or obstacle you've had to overcome".). Both examples deal with the same theme (sick parent) but utilize different approaches. In addition, one is a 500-word response and the other is a 1,000-word response.

Scholarship Essay Example 3

Scholarship Essay Example 4

Source: http://www.collegescholarships.com/application-essays/scholarship-essays