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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/scholarshipsnew_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

OERB Scholarship
Deadline: Various
Oklahoma Energy Rescources Board (OERB) awards up to $500,000 to students majoring in petroleum-related fields. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4-point scale) and be enrolled full-time in one of the following undergraduate petroleum-related programs: Petroleum Engineering, Geoscience or Energy Management at University of Oklahoma (OU), Oklahoma State University (OSU) or Univerity of Tulsa (TU); or Petroleum Land Management at Oklahoma City University (OCU).
Website:
https://oerb.com/education/undergraduate-scholarship-and-application/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



December Scholarships

Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers
Deadline: December 1, 2020
The AAPT Executive Board offers scholarships for future high school physics teachers. These scholarships, supported by an endowment funded by Barbara Lotze, are available only to U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools. Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000 and a complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years.
Website: http://www.aapt.org/programs/grants/lotze.cfmnew_window

Luigi Wewege Foundation
Deadline: December 1, 2020
The Luigi Wewege Foundation scholarship was created with the belief that everyone who has a desire to attend, should be able to attend college or university. By answering a simple essay question, applicants will have an opportunity to be granted a $1,500 scholarship. The foundation committee will select a winner by the end of December. Applicants must be high school students who have been accepted into a college or university or currently enrolled in a college or university.
Website: http://www.luigiwewegefoundation.com/ new_window

National Space Club Scholarship
Deadline: December 2, 2020
Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry's most prestigious gatherings. The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel in public speaking. In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in high school through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who have definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields.
Website: http://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/new_window

Branch Out Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2020
Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys will award $1,000 to a student who demonstrates through their personal statements that they are committed to expanding their education and using their education to improve their communities. The winning student will also receive a $500 donation to the charitable organization of their choice.
Website: https://www.bestattorney.com/giving-back/branch-out-scholarship/new_window

Because College is Expensive Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2020
The $500 Because College is Expensive Scholarship is open to all students and those planning to enroll within 24 months. The winner will be determined by random drawing. High school juniors and seniors, current college students, and adults looking to head back to school are encouraged to apply.
Website: https://cedaredlending.com/scholarship/new_window

Niche Community College Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2020
This scholarship is open to all current and prospective community college students. For the purposes of this scholarship, "Community College" includes all schools that are primarily two-year public institutions, including community colleges, junior colleges, technical schools, city colleges, and state colleges. This $500 scholarship for community college students can be used to pay for tuition, books, or any future education-related expenses. The scholarship winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on the Scholarship Winners page.
Website: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/communitycollege-scholarship/new_window

Top Ten List Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Unigo.com wants to know what's truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at their heart strings. Give them 10 reasons you should receive this $1,500 scholarship. You have only have 10 reasons, so make them count!
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/top-ten-list-scholarship new_window

UNIGO $10K Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app? Applicants must be 13 years of age or older at the time of application. They must also be a legal resident of the United States and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarshipnew_window


January Scholarships

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship
Deadline: January 8, 2021
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program awards $20,000 scholarships to 20 high school, college-bound seniors across the nation for being exemplary leaders on their sports teams, in their classrooms, and in their communities. The college scholarship, sponsored by the Foot Locker Foundation, is intended to help phenomenal student-athletes pursue their dreams of attending and excelling at a four-year college/university
Website: https://footlockerscholarathletes.squarespace.com/new_window

NatureWorks - Sutton Award for Student Conservation Art
Deadline: January 9, 2021
The Sutton Award recognizes high school students, grades nine through twelve, who demonstrate the ability to communicate current conservation topics in compelling ways. Applicants must choose one of the following format categories for their presentation: 2D, 3D, or photography. In addition to the artwork, each applicant must submit a 250-word essay that explains how his or her work communicates information about a current conservation issue. The Sutton Award is comprised of up to $20,000 in cash to be distributed among students, and among selected instructors of winning students as determined by the selection committee. Students must be attending school (public, private or homeschool) in the state of Oklahoma. Students must not be an employee or an immediate family member of an employee of the Sutton Center.
Website: https://www.suttoncenter.org/development/partnerships/natureworks-sutton-award-for-student-conservation-art/new_window

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Deadline: January 9, 2021
The Ron Brown Scholarship Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship - the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown's mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities - especially our disadvantaged youth. Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline. Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship must be graduating high school seniors at the time of their application. Eligibility: (1) Must be Black/African American. (2) Must excel academically. (3) Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential. (4) Must participate in community service activities. (5) Demonstrate financial need. (6) Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. (7) Be a current high school senior at the time of your application.  
Website: https://www.ronbrown.org/new_window

ARRL Foundation
Deadline: January 11, 2021
The ARRL Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible radio amateurs pursuing higher education. All applicants must be active, FCC-licensed hams, and must complete and submit an online application form. Applicants must also forward a copy of their academic transcript from their most recently completed school year. More than 90 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded in 2021. 
Website: http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-programnew_window

National FFA Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 14, 2021
The National FFA Organization provides scholarships designed to fit the diversity of their applicants. Scholarships sponsored by businesses and individuals, through the National FFA Foundation, are awarded to support a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. Their new scholarship platform provides a variety of benefits for the end user.  Students can create, edit, and submit an application utilizing any web platform including a smart phone. They can upload any required documents directly to their application and accept an awarded scholarship; all on-line. If you are not an FFA member, don't worry! FFA has scholarships for you as well. 
Website: https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/local-engagement-programs-scholarships/new_window

APIA Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 14, 2021
The Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIA) Scholarship Fund awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA provides scholarships to underserved APIA students. They place a special focus on those who live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status, are the first in their families to attend college, are representative of the APIA community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity, and have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
Website: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.htmlnew_window

Mensa Foundation's College Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 15, 2021
Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date. Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals. Essays must be no longer than 550 words. Applicants need not be Mensa members. 
Website: http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/new_window

The Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: January 15, 2021
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the fifty-second annual national Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards for students completing twelfth grade (or final high school year) in 2021 who are planning careers in government service. The Washington Crossing Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of national and regional college scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000. The competition is open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. All awards are for one year.
Website: http://www.gwcf.org/AppDownload.htmlnew_window

JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Deadline: January 15, 2021
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews. The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. The winner receives $10,000, second-place winner receives $3,000, five finalists receive $1,000, and eight semi-finalists receive $100. 
Website: http://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest/getting-startednew_window

C-SPAN's Student Cam
Deadline: January 20, 2021
Each entry should reflect this year's theme: Explore the issue you most want the president and new Congress to address in 2021.Your video should analyze the current or historical significance of your chosen issue and include differing points of view. The entry must be the original work of the student(s). This competition is open to entrants currently enrolled in middle or high school in any state in the United States, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories. Students may be enrolled in public or private schools, or be home-schooled. Students in grades 6-8 will be considered "middle school" entrants; grades 9-12 will be considered "high school" entrants. A grand prize of $5,000 for the student(s) and $750 for the teacher/school will be awarded to the best overall entry in either the high school or middle school category. 149 other prizes ranging from $125 to $3,000 will be awarded based on category and region.
Website: http://www.studentcam.org/new_window

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship
Deadline January 22, 2021
Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities, or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. The Oklahoma Senate will award two (2) $500 scholarships. Recipients will then be forwarded on to the U.S. JCI Senate Foundation to be considered for further judging.
Website: http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/programs/scholarshipnew_window

WEOKIE Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: January 31, 2021
The WEOKIE Foundation will award 25 graduating high school seniors scholarships for $2,000 each. Applicants must be a graduating senior from an accredited high school or home school program located in one of the following counties in which WEOKIE serves: Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, and Oklahoma. Students must submit an application and write an essay using the following prompt: If you had the opportunity to enhance your school in a positive way, what specific changes would you make? How would you make these changes? How does this impact students, teachers, and administration? 
Website: https://www.weokie.org/scholarshipsnew_window


February Scholarships

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2021
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to address the financial needs of minority college students and provide comprehensive mentoring services through its 42 Strategies for Success Curriculum. Once chosen from a national, selective process, "Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars" receive a generous four-year grant to assist with the costs of attending the college or university of their choice and are enrolled in JRF's celebrated mentoring curriculum. JRF's four-year curriculum enables students to navigate the college environment effectively, explore career options, develop leadership skills and embrace a commitment to service. Throughout the four-year program, JRF also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of its namesake. The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Additional fellowships are given to JRF Scholars to pursue opportunities to work and study abroad, and for post-graduate education.
Website: http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/new_window

EGIA Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2021
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_wcBnew_window

AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2021
Alzheimer's disease doesn't just affect the people who have been diagnosed with it; it also affects their loved ones, caregivers and people of all ages, including children. Each year, AFA holds a scholarship essay contest which asks students to describe how Alzheimer's disease changed or impacted their lives. Whether they've had a loved one with the disease, volunteered or worked as a caretaker or are just passionate about the cause, the next generation of leaders in the fight against Alzheimer's have a story to tell. All high school seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents and plan to enter a four-year college/university in 2021 are invited to take part in the contest. The grand prize is a $5,000 college scholarship. Scholarships will also be awarded for first runner-up ($2,500), second runner-up ($1,500), third runner-up ($1,000), fourth runner-up ($750) and honorable mention ($500). 
Website: https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/scholarship-contest/new_window

Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships
Deadline: February 20, 2021
Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring 2021.
Website: http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm new_window

Sweet and Simple Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2021
Big things come in small packages, and now, those simple gifts can really pay off in Unigo's Sweet and Simple Scholarship! Think back to a time when you received a special gift that seemed so unassuming yet made such a strong impact in your life. Was it a present you could open in a box or a humble gesture from a stranger? Your gift will forever be priceless, but the Sweet and Simple Scholarship can help sweeten that present with a $1,500 award towards your college education. So, for those looking for an easy scholarship, keep it simple - sweet and simple. Applicants must be 14 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 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. 
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/sweet-and-simple-scholarshipnew_window