Scholarships

ACADEMIC SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Academic Scholars Program, established by the state Legislature and governor in 1988 and operated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, provides scholarships to academically outstanding students who attend an Oklahoma college or university.  Academic Scholars receive a scholarship to help cover the cost of room, board, tuition, books and incidental fees for up to eight semesters. The actual value of the scholarship varies based on the institution the scholar chooses to attend.

ELIGIBILITY

To qualify for the Academic Scholars Program, the applicant must meet the criteria outlined below.  Oklahoma students can automatically qualify for the program by achieving designation as a National Merit Scholar, National Merit Finalist or United States Presidential Scholar or by scoring at or above the 99.5 percentile on the ACT or SAT 
*For fall 2017, the ACT required score is a total sum score of the ACT skill areas of 134.
*For fall 2017, The SAT required score is a total sum score of the critical reading and math skill areas of 1580.

Application: Oklahoma Academic Scholars Program
**This program should not be confused with the Oklahoma State Department of Education's Oklahoma Academic Scholars. Before the creation of the Academic Scholars Program, the State Department of Education had an award called "Oklahoma Academic Scholar." The student has to meet certain criteria to receive this recognition. It should be noted that this is a recognition only, not a scholarship. For more information about the SDE's Academic Scholar program, visitWWW.OK.GOV/SDE/ACADEMIC-SCHOLAR-RECOGNITION-PROGRAMhttps://content.xap.com/media/8861/new_window.gif.

Deadline: Must Apply Prior to Fall Semester Immediately Following High School Graduation.

 

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.

REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES

Cameron University, East Central University, Langston University, Northeastern State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Rogers State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, University of Central Oklahoma, and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicants must be Oklahoma residents.
  2. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria defined below:
    A. Have an ACT composite score of at least 30 (Only ACT test scores from tests administered on national test dates will be considered for admission to the program.) OR
    B. Be a National Merit Semifinalist or Commended Student.

AWARD AMOUNT

The annual award amount is $3,000 and a resident tuition waiver from the institution. The scholarship is available for up to eight semesters of study in a baccalaureate program at a regional university or until the student is granted a baccalaureate degree, whichever occurs first. The scholarship award may be used only at the university making the award; it is not portable.

APPLICATION

Application is made directly through the university the student plans to attend. The application deadline will vary for each institution.

 

United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Are you looking for an exciting and challenging internship or cooperative education experience?  Consider employment with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an undergraduate or graduate student.  The National Clandestine Service Undergraduate Internship Program and Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Programs are exciting opportunities.  Learn more about and apply for specific internship and co-op positions by visiting the High School information page.  Learn more about CIA internships, co-ops, and scholarship programs and apply at: www.cia.gov

 

The Walmart Associate Scholarship (Formerly Higher Reach Scholarship)
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
-Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
-Must be employed part-time or full-time with any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months prior to the appropriate application due date (see chart below).
-Must have graduated high school/home school or obtained a GED before applying or be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in a college or university upon graduation.
-If applying as a graduating high school senior, must wait to apply until you are within 6 months of starting your college courses.
-Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents. (Note: Students with other funds that pay entirely for tuition, books, fees, and on-campus room and board are ineligible.)
Additional Information & Application: Walmart Associate Scholarship

Navy Scholarship Programs 
The NROTC offers a four year scholarship worth up to $180,000 covering full tuition, books, fees, uniforms, and a monthly stipend. Now is the time for seniors to start applying. For more information visit: NROTC Scholarships

Army Scholarship Programs
ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS
Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTChas scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need.
Army ROTC

Freedom Alliance ScholarshipT
The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors Americans who sacrificed life or limb defending their country by providing educational scholarships for their children.
 
For eligibility and to apply: http://www.fascholarship.com/apply/

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
Grades 9th-12th.  Take online monthly quizzes for chances to win monthly scholarships. 
Website: http://www.cksf.org/index.cfm?Page=AvailableScholarships  

Scholastic Art Writing Contest
7th-12th g
rade-Scholarships up to $10,000.  Register online and submit works to local agency.  30 categories.  Deadlines depend on type of entry.  Website: http://www.artandwriting.org/Scholarships/AllianceScholarships

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 and 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.  We highly encourage you to apply for all the scholarships you are eligible for!
Website: http://www.aises.org/scholarshipsnew_window

BestColleges.com
Deadline: Various
Our goal is to help students maximize free money for college by providing them with updated and accurate scholarship information! We 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

Folds of Honor Foundation

Deadline: Year Round
Provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation.
Website: www.foldsofhonor.org/scholarshipsnew_window

 
Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships for Migrant Students
Deadline: VariousThe Geneseo Migrant Center administers a variety of scholarships, linked below, to offer financial assistance to migrant students who want to further their education.
Website: http://migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/index.htm

McNair Scholars Program
Deadline: Year Round
Scholarship program is designed to prepare students for careers as graduate students, professors or professional researchers. Must be full time student, with 42 hours or more completed, 3.0 GPA & first generation college student or student from an underrepresented ethnic group.
Website:
 http://mcnairscholars.com/resources/new_window

SMART
Deadline: Various
Part of the National Defense Education Program, science, math, and research for transformation. Open to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Website: http://smart.asee.org/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. We 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 our website to find these helpful tools!

Website:
 http://ucango2.org/Scholarships.htmlnew_window

Varsity Tutors Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 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 top 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 $1,000 college scholarship.

Website:
 www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarshipnew_window

Financial Aid for Military Dependents

Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship               

http://www.awfdn.org/scholarships/   

Military Order of the Purple Heart

http://www.purpleheart.org/Scholarships/

February

Army Scholarship Foundation (Child or Spouse)

www.armyscholarshipfoundation.org/

Corvias Foundation Scholarships for High School Seniors

http://www.corvias.com/giving-back/foundation/education

Fisher House Foundation Scholarships for Military Children      

http://www.militaryscholar.org/

Army Engineer Memorial Awards

www.armyengineerspouses.com/ 

Geraldine K Morris Award

www.armyengineerspouses.com/ 

March

American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National President’s Scholarship           

https://www.alaforveterans.org/scholarships/

American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members

https://www.alaforveterans.org/scholarships/

(Candidate must have been Junior Members of the American Legion Auxiliary for the previous 3 years in addition to being a member for the current year)

American Legion Units are located in the following communities near Fort Sill:

Apache (#225 – Rinker Mason)

Cache (#78 McDonald-Terry)

Duncan (#55 – Dobbs-Adams)

Fletcher (#306 – Chandler-Billyeu)

Fort Sill (#193 – Bateman-Zarling)

Marlow (#215 – Pierson-Froneberger)

Walters (#155 – Walters)

 

American Military Retirees Assoc.

Sergeant Major Douglas R Drum Memorial College Scholarship

Bernard E Dillon Vocational Skills Scholarship      

http://amra1973.org/Scholarship/  

Fort Sill Patriot Spouses’ Club Scholarship

At least one parent must be a member of the Fort Sill Patriot Spouse’s Club. Children (High School Seniors, current College Students) or Spouses of US Army personnel affiliated with Fort Sill at time of application who will be enrolled in a post-secondary program for upcoming academic year. Dependents of Civilians who work on Fort Sill are also eligible to apply.              

https://fortsillpatriotspousesclub.org

Chief Warrant Officer John A. Keller CWOA Scholarship

http://cwoauscg.org/keller-scholarship/

Be the dependent child of a member in good standing of the CWOA or who was a member in good standing at the time of their death, be a senior in high school with an average of “C” or be currently enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning with an average of “C”.

Heroes Legacy Scholarship

Dependent unmarried children (under age 23) of active duty personnel, Reserve/Guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died or became disabled while serving on active duty on or after 20 SEPT 2001 may apply.

http://www.militaryscholar.org/  

Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund          

Current civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of federal service, their children and spouses are eligible.

https://feea.org/our-programs/scholarships/  

Fort Sill Federal Credit Union                   

Student must have a Fort Sill Federal Credit Union account in good standing

www.fsfcu.com

Society of Daughters of US Army Scholarship    

Applicant must be daughter or granddaughter (including step or adopted) of a career warrant or commissioned officer who is currently on active duty or retired from active duty after at least 20 years of service or medically retired before 20 years of service; died while on active duty or died after retiring from active duty on 20 or more years of service Society of Daughters of the United States Army

Request application in writing from:

Mary P Maroney, Scholarship Chairman

11804 Grey Birch Place

Reston, VA  20191

 

Request must include parent or grandparent’s name, rank, component, inclusive dates of service and relationship to applicant

Folds of Honor

Eligibility: Dependent of a service member killed or disabled in the line of duty or currently classified as POW or MIA.

https://scholarships.foldsofhonor.org/ 

April

Army Aviation Assoc. of America

The applicant must be a member of the AAAA, or the spouse, unmarried child, unmarried sibling, unmarried grandchild of an AAAA member or deceased member  

http://www.quad-a.org/

Academic Top Scholars

http://www.thanksusa.org/scholarships.html 

American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Eligibility: Child/children or legally adopted child/children or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the United States Armed Services of active duty United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

http://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy

The Retired Enlisted Assoc. Scholarship               

Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a member in good standing (deceased or otherwise) of TREA or TREA National Auxiliary.

https://www.trea.org/   

AMVETS

Applicant must be child or grandchild of US Veteran

http://www.amvets.org/amvets-in-action/scholarships/

May

Army Women’s Corps Veterans Association

Applicant must be a child, grandchild, niece or nephew of an Army Service Woman

http://www.armywomen.org

US Warrant Officers Association Scholarship

Applicant must be a spouse, child, grandchild, dependent step-child of members in good standing of the USAWOA.

http://www.usawoa.org/ 

MG James Ursano Scholarship for Dependent Children               

Student must be dependent of a Soldier on active duty, a retired Soldier or a deceased active duty or deceased retired Soldier

http://www.aerhq.org/

Folded Flag Foundation

https://www.foldedflagfoundation.org/

Applicant must be the spouse or child (under age 26) of a member of the US Military or an employee of the US Government who lost his/her life while deployed in a combat role.

June

National Ranger Memorial Foundation Scholarship

https://www.rangermemorial.com/

The Retired Enlisted Auxiliary Scholarship

Applicant must have a parent or grandparent who is currently a member in good standing or TREA: The Enlisted Association National Auxiliary or who was a TREA Auxiliary member in good standing at the time of their demise

https://www.trea.org/  

Art and Elena Colona Scholarship Grant

Applicant must be dependent child of a member in good standing of Chief Warrant Officers Association (or member in good standing at time of death).

http://cwoauscg.org/

DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund               

Applicant must be a dependent child of a National Guard member who died in an operational or training mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation New Dawn

http://www.ngef.org/get-involved/apply-for-the-drs-guardian-scholarship/

 

Kathern F. Gruber & Thomas H Miller Scholarships        

Applicant must be dependent children, grandchildren and spouses of blinded veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

http://www.bva.org/services.html

Families of the Fallen   

Applicant must be the surviving spouse or child of those killed in action and training accidents while serving the Army Aviation community

http://www.quad-a.org/

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

Parent must be a member of MOAA or Voices for American Troops

http://www.moaa.org/

Fallen Patriots Foundation

http://www.fallenpatriots.org

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be the dependent child of a US soldier who has become permanently disabled as a result of a mission or training accident, has been killed in action or has been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA)

http://www.fascholarship.com/

American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary Local Scholarships       

Check with local unit or school counselor for application and due date    Many Local American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary units offer scholarships for graduating seniors in addition to sponsoring delegates to Boys and Girls State.

American Legion Units are located in the following communities:

Apache (#225 – Rinker Mason)

Cache (#78 McDonald-Terry)

Duncan (#55 – Dobbs-Adams)

Fletcher (#306 – Chandler-Billyeu)

Fort Sill (#193 – Bateman-Zarling)

Marlow (#215 – Pierson-Froneberger)

Walters (#155 – Walters)             

 

Samsung American Legion Scholarship 

Scholarship is restricted to high school Juniors who attend the current session of either American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State and are a direct descendant of a wartime veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership             

http://www.legion.org/scholarships/samsung  

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation  

https://www.mcsf.org/apply/  

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Dependents (child or surviving spouse) of Active Duty members of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Eligibility ends 15 years after service member’s death or upon remarriage during the 15 year period.

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/Fry_Scholarship.asp

 

Financial Aid Opportunities for Children of Deceased or Disabled Military Service members

Military Order of the Purple Heart

Applicant must be a Purple Heart recipient who is also a member of MOPH or his/her spouse or widow or direct lineal descendent (child, step child, adopted children or grandchildren), the spouse, widow or direct lineal descendent or service member killed in action or who died of wounds (supporting documentation required)

http://www.purpleheart.org/Scholarships/

Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program for Children of the Fallen

The Scholarship Foundation guarantees scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years ($7,500 a year) to eligible* children (see website for details):

https://www.mcsf.org/apply/

Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program for Children of the Wounded        

The Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship support of $6,000 to $40,000 over four years ($1,500 – $10,000) to eligible children (see website for eligibility)

https://www.mcsf.org/apply/

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must be a surviving spouse or child of a deceased Veteran of the United States Military

http://www.vamortgagecenter.com/scholarships.html

Scholarship link: www.enhancelives.com/scholarships

Heroes Legacy Scholarship

Dependent unmarried children (under age 23) of active duty personnel, Reserve/Guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died or became disabled while serving on active duty on or after 20 SEPT 2001 who meet one of the following criteria:

•             One parent in any branch of the U. S. Armed Forces died OR one parent became disabled OR One parent received a permanent and total compensation rating of 100% from the DoD or Veterans Affairs.              

http://www.militaryscholar.org/  

American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Child/children or legally adopted child/children or a child of a spouse by a prior marriage or dependent child as defined by the United States Armed Services of active duty United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

http://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy  

Kathern F. Gruber & Thomas H Miller Scholarships

Dependent children, grandchildren and spouses of blinded veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible.         

http://www.bva.org/services.html

MG James Ursano Scholarship for Dependent Children  

Student must be dependent of a Soldier on federal active duty, a retired Soldier or a deceased active duty or deceased retired Soldier

http://www.aerhq.org/

Folds of Honor

Applicants must be the spouse or dependent of:

An active duty or reserve soldier, killed or disabled in the line of duty or currently classified as POW or MIA; a veteran who died of any cause after being classified as having a service-connected disability; a service member missing in action or captured by hostile forces in the line of duty; a service member forcibly detained or interned by a foreign power in the line of duty; a service member who received a Purple Heart Medal. (NOTE: This medal alone is not sufficient)          

https://scholarships.foldsofhonor.org/

Academic Top Scholars

ThanksUSA defines "Active-duty U.S. military personnel" as those who have served in active duty for at least 180 days since 9/11/01, including all those who have been killed or wounded in action; natural or legally adopted children or stepchildren under the age of 24 living in the military service member’s household and/or primarily supported by the Service member or the spouse of US Military Personnel

http://www.thanksusa.org/scholarships.html 

DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund               

Applicant must be the dependent child of a National Guard member who died in an operational or training mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation New Dawn.

http://www.ngef.org/get-involved/apply-for-the-drs-guardian-scholarship/

Van Hipp Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund          

Applicant must be a dependent of a deceased National Guard member. See website for details http://www.ngaus.org/united-voice-national-guard/scholarships

Families of the Fallen

Applicant must be the surviving spouse or child of those killed in action and training accidents while serving the Army Aviation community      

http://www.quad-a.org/

Freedom Alliance Scholarship

The dependent son or daughter of a US soldier who has become permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident, has been killed in action, or who has been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA)

http://www.fascholarship.com/

Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship

Applicant must be either a PVA member, the spouse of a PVA member, or an unmarried child (under 24 years of age) who is dependent (as defined by the IRS) on the member for principal support.

http://www.pva.org/membership/scholarship-program

No Greater Sacrifice      

Children of wounded or fallen service members are eligible for assistance with in-state tuition, room and board, special equipment, books or other expenses deemed necessary http://www.nogreatersacrifice.org/who-we-help  

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Dependents (child or surviving spouse) of Active Duty members of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Eligibility ends 15 years after service member’s death or upon remarriage during the 15 year period.

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/Fry_Scholarship.asp

Helpful Websites

Student Scholarships
This website offers a variety of scholarships and is updated monthly.
http://studentscholarships.org

Cappex Scholarship 
http://www.cappex.com/scholarships/

College Board
The College Board administers many of the standardized tests such as the SAT and PSAT for college students. This site includes links to practice tests and other helpful resources such as CLEP.
http://www.collegeboard.org/

Collegenet
This site allows you to research scholarship opportunities by keyword and create a list of available scholarships.
http://www.collegenet.com


College View
Easy to navigate site assists students in finding the right college. Includes matrix to aid selection which factors size, majors, and campus life information into the decision‐making process. Also includes an article on the basics of applying to a service academy.
http://www.collegeview.com

ED.gov
U.S. Department of Education’s main website for financial aid information
http://www.ed.gov

Federal Student Aid
Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and learn about eligibility for federal aid
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

College Navigator
College navigator site to build a list of schools and make side‐by‐side comparisons.
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education’s website designed to help students understand federal student aid for college. This site provides information regarding educational tax benefits from the IRS as well as a checklist by academic year throughout high school for college planning.
https://studentaid.ed.gov


Oklahoma’s Promise

Oklahoma’s Tuition Scholarship for those who qualify- apply 8th, 9th or 10th grade year.
www.okpromise.org

ACT practice websites
www.okcollegestart.org
www.march2success.com
www.actstudent.org
register for the ACT
*make sure you order a copy of your answers with your scores