GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
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AMERICAN FIRE SPRINKLER ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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! www.afsascholarship.org
AMVETS NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
High school seniors who are a child/grandchild of Veterans, Active Duty, Guard/Reserves.
This is a free college search engine for prospective college students. There are scholarships given away at random regardless of GPA and test scores. You can apply online for these scholarships at www.anycollege.com
AXA FOUNDATION ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
The AXA Foundation will be awarding 52 national scholarships in the amount of $15,000 or $25,000. To qualify for consideration, students should be well-rounded, committed to making a difference and have demonstrated achievement - at the job, sport or extracurricular activity. You can get additional information by visiting the web site www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
BRUCE LEE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The BLF Scholarship program provides financial support to students pursuing a high education who understand, appreciate, and exemplify Bruce Lee’s passion for education, self-actualization, and honest self-expression.
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be: a student aged 16 years or older, attending or will be attending a two-year college, four-year university, graduate school, or licensed trade and vocational school within the U.S, involved in extracurricular activities, have work experience or demonstrate service within their community, demonstrate personal drive, and have knowledge of and/or identify with Bruce Lee and his insights.
BURGER KING SCHOLARSHIP
Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $28.3 million in scholarships to more than 26,800 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2016 alone, the Foundation awarded $3 million to more than 2,800 students in North America. Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or postsecondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service. Primarily funded by the BURGER KING® system and guests through annual fundraising activities, scholarships are awarded in the spring of each year. Our ultimate goal? To provide one $1,000 scholarship for every BURGER KING® restaurant in North America—that’s more than $7 million each year!
This service helps seniors find scholarships. Go to www.cappex.com/scholarships for more details
The Chegg Textbook Scholarship is available to students who are legal U.S. residents or or an international student with a valid visa who will be enrolled at an accredited college or university in the U.S. between August 1 and December 31. To be eligible for this award, you must submit an essay of 500 words or less answering the question: "What can one student do to help the environment?"
CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP DRAWING
Christian colleges and Christian college scholarships is what The Christian Connector is all about. We have dozens of Christian colleges, Christian universities, and Bible colleges that are ready to send you the information you are looking for. Completing the free information request form is like attending a huge Christian college fair without ever leaving home. Not only that, when you complete the form, you'll automatically be entered into our annual $2,500 Christian college scholarship drawing.
COLLEGE PREP 101
College Prep 101 is a free course on how to prepare for college. It is offered via the internet and includes subjects such as choosing a college, standardized tests, financial aid, study skills, time management, multiculturalism and more. Access this at www.collegeprep101.com
COURSE EQUIVALENCIES BETWEEN COLLEGES
Course equivalencies tables of courses that are transferable among Oklahoma public colleges and institutions are available at www.okhighered.org/student-center . Click on transfer students, then on course transfer and follow the instructions.
COWLEY COLLEGE SENIOR DAY
There will be information on scholarships, campus tours, and an activities fair with prizes, free lunch and live performances. You can register online at www.cowley.edu or by calling admissions at (620)441-5594.
The CrossLites Scholarship Contest is open to High School, College, and Graduate School students. As an applicant you will write a reflective essay (400-600 words) based on one of Dr. Parker’s quotes or messages. Applicants will be competing against students of their level. You may enter only one essay per application a year, into the contest. http://www.crosslites.com/about-the-contest/
Tell us how you'll change the world in 350 characters or less. Rally your friends to vote. Once you reach 50 votes, submit a video to inspire more fans. $100,000 in tuition — Dr Pepper selects finalists to compete during throw-offs at college football conference championship games. Visit the Dr. Pepper Scholarship website for more information. http://www.drpeppertuition.com/
DUCK CALLING CONTEST
Application Deadline varies, typically November each year. Award Amount $2000 1st place, $1000 2nd place, $750 3rd place and $500 4th place. Another of the weird unknown scholarships for college is the Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest, associated with the World’s Champion Duck Calling Contest, held in Stuttgart, Arkansas. For more information on Duck Calling Scholarship Contest see http://stuttgartarkansas.org.
Getting your college degree is smart - it's the single most important investment you can make in your financial future. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a college degree can double your lifetime wages. If you are worrying about paying for college, don't let a lack of funds cloud your vision of a higher education. College pays off, and student financial aid is available if you know where to look! This section will explain various ways of paying for college. You will need to understand student financial aid which can include college scholarships, student loans, and completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can also register for the eCampusTours $1000 Scholarship Giveaway or search a scholarship database of over 10,000 programs that distribute college scholarships worth more than $36 million. http://ecampustours.com/payingforcollege#.WA9lGi0rKUk
ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION LEGACY AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS
Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Foundation will offer a total of 250 awards in the 2018 contest. The 2018 contest will open on September 1, 2018, and applications will be due online by February 3, 2020, at 11:59 a.m. Central Time. Applications can be obtained online at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars.
EUGENE MCDERMOTT SCHOLARSHIP
McDermott Scholars receive one of the most selective and generous undergraduate merit awards in the nation; it includes a full scholarship and stipend package with access to UT Dallas’ rigorous education, leadership training, cultural enrichment, and personalized opportunities designed to equip them with the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed as leaders. More information can be found at http://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/.
FAMILY TRAVEL FORUM, TEEN TRAVEL WRITING SCHOLARSHIP
Do you have fun travel stories to share? We bet you do! Our 10th annual, simple-to-apply for, teen travel blogging scholarship offers cash grants for great writing. Visit http://myfamilytravels.com/family-travel-forum-writing-contest-ftf-scholarship-college-grants.html for more inforamtion.
FLAVOR OF THE MONTH SCHOLARSHIP
Winning scholarships can be sweet - especially with this special a la mode award for scholarship seekers who love ice cream. Are you simple and sweet like vanilla, classic yet unpredictable like chocolate chip, or a little nutty like pistachio? Whatever the flavor or reasons may be, we want to know what ice cream flavor best reflects your personality and why. July is National Ice Cream Month, and we need a little help picking out a "Flavor of the Month" for our famous ice cream scholarship. Tell us all about your ice cream flavor, and you could scoop up a sweet $1,500 scholarship. For more information visit https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/flavor-of-the-month-scholarship.
FAFSA – FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID
You cannot apply for the FAFSA until after January 1, 2018. The fastest and most efficient method is to apply online. Filing a paper FAFSA can take months to get results, but filing online takes only days to get results. The college financial aid offices tell me that applying online is the fastest and preferred method. The website to apply online is www.fafsa.ed.gov . If you plan to apply online (and you should if you have internet access), you will need to obtain a PIN number. You can go ahead and obtain a PIN number NOW. You should go to www.pin.ed.gov and follow the instructions for obtaining a PIN number.
GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS
Students can be nominated for these awards if they are African-American, American Indian, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American; have a cumulative 3.3 GPA; demonstrate significant financial need (i.e. meets federal Pell Grant eligibility), and demonstrated leadership. Students must have a nominator and a recommender. Forms can be downloaded at www.gmsp.org
HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
This scholarship awards up to $5000/per semester to high achieving seniors in need of financial assistance. Go to www.hsfmo.org to apply.
HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Go to http://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm to apply. Opens Aug. 1st closes Oct. 25th.
HISPANIC SCHOARSHP FUND HSF/GENERAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
Program designed to help students of Hispanic Heritage obtain a college degree. Available to: Graduating High School Seniors, Community College Students, Community College Transfer Students, Undergraduate Students, and Graduate Students. Awards range from $1000-$5000. Apply at http://www.hsf.net/innercontent.aspx?id=com.
IAN PERRY SCHOLARSHIP
This Scholarship is offered to young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24. If you are applying, you must submit examples of your work from your portfolio and a brief synopsis of a project you would undertake if you won. http://www.ianparry.org/apply/.
IINTERNET SAFETY LAWS SCHOLARSHIP
Open to senior who have a 2.5 GPA and have taken the ACT or SAT. You must write an essay about what (if anything) you would change about current internet safety laws, sponsored by CenturyLinkQuote.com Go to http://www.centurylinkquote.com/linkquote.com /scholarship for more information. Closed June 14th
JACK KENT COOK FOUNDATION COLLEGE SCHOLARS
Open to seniors who intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college next school year, have a cumulative UNWEIGHTED GPA of 3.4 and ear SAT tst scores (combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or ACT composite score of 26, demonstrate significant unmet financial need (family income can be up to $95,000). To apply. Visit http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/college-scholarship-program/selection-eligibilty. Open Jan-April.
JFK PROFILE IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST
U.S. students from grades 9-12--here is a scholarship for you! JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest: https://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest/Registration-and-Submission/
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY’S ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP DAT
Students who have a composite ACT score of 29 or above and a GPA of 3.6 are eligible to attend. Students will get valuable information on the scholarship process for K-State, explore campus life, interact with the faculty, and apply for scholarships ranging from $10,750-$30,000. Students must register and attend this event, typically held in October deadline is Nov. 1st. See this website for more details: http://www.engg.ksu.edu/scholarships/
LITTLE PEOPLE OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP
If you are 4’10” or under, you may qualify for a LPA Scholarship. The LPA association awards scholarship assistance of $250-$1000 to eligible members and their families. Visit lhttp://www.lpaonline.org/college-scholarship-applications for more information about this scholarship award. Open Jan 1 - April 30.
Seniors witha GPA of 3.25 and a history of community service are welcome to apply at www.Lowes.com/Scholarships. Applications are usually available in January.
NATIONAL GUARD TUITION WAIVER
This award covers a maximum of resident tuition and is available to members of the Oklahoma Army or Air National Guard in good standing who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree at an accredited State System institution. Recipients must be Oklahoma residents who are enrolled at least part-time. Call the Oklahoma National Guard at 1-800-362-4534 or go online at www.militaryta.com/state_education_benefits/oklahoma-national-guard-tuition-waiver-program.shtml for more information.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
The Foundation of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will award one $40,000 college scholarship and nine $1,000 scholarships to high school students planning to pursue a career in television or a related field. More information is available at www.emmyonline.org/foundation/scholarship_information.html .
NAVAL R.O.T.C. SCHOLARSHIPS
Navy ROTC scholarships can cover full tuition, fees and books. Minimum test scores must be 22 for both ACT math and English or SAT scores of 530 verbal and 520 math. Apply by calling 1-800-892-5992 ext. 1. In recent years there have been more scholarships available than there were applicants. www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.html
The NCAA Clearinghouse is for prospects for athletic competition at NCAA colleges in Division I and II. If you have taken the recommended college prep courses, you will have met the NCAA core course requirements. The ACT scores used for the NCAA must be from a national test date. The Clearinghouse's purpose is to insure the academic eligibility of prospective college athletes. Students can register online at www.eligibilitycenter.org . There may be a fee to apply.
NORTHERN EXPOSURE AT N.O.C.
Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa will be hosting high school seniors and their parents on a Saturday in January or February. Please visit their website www.noc.edu. for more information on a date. You will have an opportunity to visit NOC classes, meet with advisors, have a meal, get a free t-shirt and attend an NOC basketball game. Reservations are limited so if you are interested you should contact NOC at 580-628-6668.
NORTHEASTERN RIVERHAWK RALLY
Northeastern in Tahlequah will be hosting a recruitment event on Saturday, November 5, 2016.. Students can tour the campus and housing facilities, receive info about academics, scholarships and financial aid, and visit with student leaders on campus. Students receive a free t-shirt and students and their families receive a free lunch and admission to the RiverHawks football game that afternoon. There will be opportunities to win scholarships and other prizes. Students can register at www.nsuok.edu/admissions/RiverHawkRally.aspx
NORTHWESTERN RANGER PREVIEW
Northwestern Ranger Preview date is listed on the webpage. You will be able to meet with other students and staff, tour the campus, you and your guest will get a free lunch and there will be drawings for prizes. If you attend Ranger Preview Day you will receive $600 scholarship towards your tuition.Register online at www.nwosu.edu .
THE OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
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. Many scholarships are available. Visit http://occf.org/scholarships/
OKLAHOMA STATE REGENTS ACADEMIC SCHOLARS PROGRAM
A student may qualify for this award if the sum of subscores of the ACT or SAT place the student in the upper 1/2 percent of Oklahoma students. Amounts range from $3,500 to $5,500 for up to four years. Attaining National Merit Finalist status also qualifies a student for this award. Additional information and applications are available on the internet at www.okhighered.org/student-center/financial-aid/grants.shtml .
OKLAHOMA JCI SENATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Oklahoma JCI Senate Club presents scholarships to selected high school seniors each year. Any senior interested in applying for one of these $1,000 scholarships can do so online at www.jayceefoundationofok.org/applications.htm . An Oklahoma JCI panel of judges will score the applications based on appearance, neatness, content, scholastic abilities, extracurricular activities and financial need.
O.S.U. HONORS COLLEGE
Eligibility for freshmen next year is an ACT of 27 or higher or SAT of 1200 or higher AND a 3.75 cumulative GPA (this can be a weighted GPA). For details go to www.okstate.edu/honors and search “scholarships” in the search engine.
O.U. SOONER SATURDAY
The University of Oklahoma will host Sooner Saturday in April 2020. Lunch will be provided at no cost to the students only, there will be a charge for others. For information call OU at 1-800-234-6868 or go to www.ou.edu/go2/home.html
PHILLIPS 66 SCHOLARSHIPS
For students who have parents employed by or retired from Phillips 66 you should have your parent be looking for information that will be distributed soon regarding the scholarship program. In the past, the criteria used to select winners included academic excellence, financial need and community service. Applications are only available through ConocoPhillips beginning in January.
This service matches low-income high school seniors to outstanding colleges and provides financial assistance for the cost of tuition, room, and board. See www.questbridge.org or call 1-888-275-2054 for more details.
QUESTBRIDGE - NATIONAL COLLEGE MATCH
College and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.
College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.
If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply. QuestBridge's college partners are committed to making college affordable for all students — regardless of financial background — and offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need.
RESOLVE TO REVOLVE
The Resolve to Revolve Scholarship is about more than just making resolutions-it’s about creating change and furthering our evolution as individuals and a society. All applicants must be registered members of Schoolarships.com in order to qualify. www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-com-scholarships/the-revolve-to-evolve-scholarshIp.
ROGERS STATE UNIVERSITY SENIOR DAY
Open to all high school seniors. Get the real story about college life, straight from current students, faculty, and administrators. Enjoy campus tours, prize giveaways, and fun information sessions. You may even win a scholarship! Visit http://www.rsu.edu/future-students/index.aspx or call 1-800-256-7511 for date of event and more information.
RON BROWN SCHOLARS AWARD
This is for high school students only. The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make a significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen. http://www.ronbrown.org/Apply/EligibilityRequiremnets.aspx
The Armed Forces offer ROTC programs at many major colleges. In return for your educational expenses being paid for four years, you will begin service as a commissioned officer following graduation. Call 1-800-USA-ROTC , 1-800-USA-NAVY or for Air Force call 1-800-522-0033 ext. 2091. Deadlines for most of these awards will be late November or early December.
SAE INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIPS
SAE offers both undesignated and university sponsored scholarships ranging in value from $400 to $10,000. Requirements for the various scholarships vary and are available online. Applicants must provide the required materials, including an essay. Applications and additional materials can be obtained online at http://sae.org/scholarships
SHOUT IT OUT
Students’ response/essay (250 word max). Apply at http://unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships#/
STUCK AT THE PROM SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
If you have a creative mind or you just want to have some fun, then this scholarship contest is for you! Contest participants must enter as a couple and attend their high school prom wearing complete attire or accessories made of duct tape. There is also a category for individuals. They give out up to $50,000 in scholarships. Visit www.stuckattheprom.com
SHORT PEOPLE SCHOLARSHIPS
Short People Scholarships, offered by the Little People of America, is one of the weird unknown scholarships for college. Applicants must be 4 feet 10 inches or under to qualify as a member and apply for a short people scholarship. A short essay is required, and three letters of recommendation. Preference is given for those who have a medical condition that causes dwarfism. For more information on Short People Scholarships see www.lpaonline.org. Application Deadline April 22 each year. Award Amount typically $250 - $1000 (2 for undergraduate students and 1 for graduate students).
STUDENT AID ON THE WEB
This is a source for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school. www.studentaid.ed.gov
This website, www.students.gov , is by the federal government and contains information on planning and paying for your education, career development, campus life, online study help, and military service.
TALL CLUBS INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
It’s only fair that if there are short people scholarships, there should also be tall people scholarships. If your height is at least 5’10” for women or 6’2” for men, are under 21, and attending college for the first time in the fall, you may qualify for a scholarship through Tall Clubs International. For more information on Tall People Scholarships see www.tall.org.
THE MILITARY AS A RESOURCE
The military branches of service, as well as the National Guard and the Army Reserve all offer programs that can help provide funding for college expenses. Interested students should contact the military recruiter directly to obtain the most current information. The Guidance Office has phone numbers of the military recruiting offices.
VOICES OF DEMOCRACY ESSAY
The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you. For more information visit http://www.vfw.org/VOD/
WAL-MART ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP
The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates and their high school senior dependents. While our scholarships are not available to the public, the Walmart Foundation also provides opportunities for aspiring students by supporting organizations such as the American Indian College Fund, Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Thurgood Marshall College Fund and others. For more information please visit http://giving.walmart.com/associate-scholarships
WAL-MART’S SAM WALTON COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
This is a non-renewable $1,000 award for the student’s first year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university. To qualify, the student must be a graduating high school senior and may not be a Wal-Mart Associate, or be the child or legal dependent of a Wal-Mart Associate. This scholarship can only be applied for on-line at www.walmartfoundation.org . The student must have the nearest Wal-Mart store four-digit location number in order to complete the application process. This number may be obtained at your nearest Wal-Mart location.
WELLS FARGO SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT LOANS
Wells Fargo Financial Services is awarding twenty $1,000 scholarships via this website. It is also offering CollegeSTEPS, a college preparation program, which includes information on the college search and standardized testing. This web page can be found at
WENDY’S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN
Applying for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship is your chance to gain local, state, and even national awards and a college scholarship for all that you’ve put into your high school career. If you’ve maintained at least a B average, participate in at least one school-sponsored sport, are a leader in your community and role model at your school, then you’ve got what it takes to be a Wendy’s High School Heisman. To apply visit https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/
WOMEN IN AVIATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Applicants must be a member of Women in Aviation International by November 1, 2016, and may apply for no more than two scholarships. Internships are not included in the two per member scholarship limit. For more information visit
Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship is live, and we are giving one successful "survivor" $2,000 towards his or her college education. Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut? For more information visit https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship