Oklahoma Scholarships

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Oklahoma Scholarships 2010-2011

AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program oklahoma scholarships
Award: $500-$5000
Number of Awards: 100
Deadline: March 31
Eligibility: Must be female age 40 by or March 31 of the year you apply,  U.S. Citizen, demonstrate financial need, enrolled in an accredited college technical school within 6 months of the scholarship award date. Can be used for part-time or full-time study. Award can used for any course of study at a public or private secondary school, college, university, community college or technical program. The scholarship will be payable to the institution and can be applied towards tuition, fees and books.
Contact: AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program Phone: 1-800-OUR-AARP
or e-mail: www.aarp.org/womensscholarship


Army Emergency Relief (AER) MG James Ursano Scholarship
Award: Varies
Number of Awards: Contact
Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: This award is a grant and is for dependent children of Soldiers on federal active duty, retired or deceased while in active or retired status. To qualify as a dependent, you must: be under the age of 23 for the entire academic year, be registered in DEERS and unmarried for the entire academic year. In addition to qualifying as a dependent, you must maintain a cumulative 2.0 G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time undergraduate student for the entire year at an accredited school as outlined by the U.S. Dept. of Education. The award will be split evenly between fall/spring or terms/quarters. Funds can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board either on or off campus as requested by award recipient.
Contact: Mrs. Kasey L. Phillips Phone: 703-428-0035 or e-mail: Kasey@AERHQ.org  website: www.aerhq.org

Army Emergency Relief (AER) Overseas Spouse Education Assistance Program (OSEAP)
Award: Up to $2500 per academic year
Number of Awards: Contact
Deadline: Contact
Eligibility: The OSEAP provides financial assistance to spouses who are residing with active duty Soldiers in Overseas Commands. The awards are provided to eligible spouses who have financial need and would like to pursue educational goals and classes at an approved educational center. Awards cannot be used to pursue second undergraduate courses or graduate level courses. Also, spouses who are “Active Duty” Personnel are not eligible. In addition to approved courses at education centers, awards may also be applied to approved online schools as listed in the Defense for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) catalogues, GED, CLEP, ESL or TOEFL. Contact for application details and guidelines.
Contact: Ms. Kristen Chapman Phone: 703-325-0313  or DSN is (U.S.) 221-0313 or toll free 1-866-878-6378

Army Emergency Relief (AER) Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program (SSEAP)
Award:
Varies
Number of Awards: Contact
Deadline: March 1, 2010
Eligibility: The SSEAP is a need-based education assistance program created in order to provide spouses of active duty and retired Soldiers, and widows(ers) of Soldiers who died either on active duty or in a retired status, and residing in the United States, with financial assistance in pursuing educational goals and courses. “Active Duty” military personnel are not eligible. Contact for additional details.
Contact: Phone: 703-428-0000 Toll Free: 866-878-6378 DSN: 328-0000 Fax: 703-325-7183
DSN: 221-7183 Army Emergency Relief  200 Stovall Street Alexandria, VA 22332

Big Sun Scholarship
Award: $500
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: June 24
Eligibility: All Student athletes are eligible. It can be any sport. Must be a high school senior or attending a post-secondary institution.  Must answer short essay. Contact for more details.
Contact: athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com

Campbell Family Scholarships (Banfield Charitable Trust)
Award:
Varies
Deadline: June 30
Eligibility: Scholarship was created to help provide full-tuition for up to four years of undergraduate studies in pet-specific vocations. Must have a sincere desire to help pets and their families. Must be high school senior or have a high school diploma or GED, enrolled or admitted to an accredited post-secondary institution, college, university, junior-college, trade, business or technical school as a full-time student, have at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate the character, motivation and academic ability to complete program, demonstrate experience working with pets (volunteer or paid), submit 250 word essay and required documents. Contact for additional eligibility guidelines. Contact: Phone: Banfield Charitable Trust Phone: 503-922-5801 Fax: 503-922-6801 info@banfieldcharitabletrust.org 8000 NE Tillamook Street PO Box 13998 Portland, OR 97213

Chiropractic Education Assistance Scholarship
Award: Varies up to $6000 per year x 4 years.
Number of Awards: Varies on funds available.
Deadline: May
Eligibility: Purpose of this scholarship is to assist Oklahoma residents to pursue chiropractic study at accredited out-of-state schools. Must be a resident of Oklahoma for at least 5 years prior to application, enrolled in or accepted into an accredited chiropractic school, must maintain a 3.0 GPA to continue to qualify. Eligible applicant may be able to renew up to 4 years.
Contact: Education Assistance Scholarship, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Phone: 1-800-858-1840 (225-9239 in Oklahoma City)
studentinfo@osrhe.edu
www.okhighered.org

Cimarron Business Women Inc. Scholarship
Award: $350
Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: Must be female, 21 years or older when applying, Payne County resident for at least 1 year, overall G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher, enrolled at either Oklahoma State University or Meridian Technology Center for semester of award.
Contact: Cimarron BW-Scholarships c/o Sharon Baker 2308 E. 12th Ave. Stillwater, OK 74074-6573


College Scholarship’s Foundation Women’s Scholarship
Award:
$1000
Number of Awards: 1
Deadline: December 24
Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, 3.0 G.P.A., full-time student at a post-secondary institution, female, submit a 300 word essay. Funds can be applied towards undergraduate or graduate degree program.
Contact: http://www.collegescholarships.org/our-scholarships/women.htm

Cox Connects Foundation Education Scholarship
Award: $2500 + an additional $2500 tuition match or waiver with participating schools
Number of Awards: 21
Deadline: Must be postmarked by May 1
Eligibility: Must meet ONE of the following criteria: 1) Adult Parent: Be an adult parent (25 and over) with a high school diploma or G.E.D. , have a 3.0 G.P.A, un-weighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale if currently enrolled in school or proof of enrollment if not currently attending school, plan to attend or currently attending a two-year college, four-year university or career tech school in the state of Oklahoma , live in the Cox Communications service area, , have a financial need, demonstrate commitment to community participation, be enrolled as an undergraduate student beginning in the fall of 2010 (6 credit hour min.) 2) Undergraduate Student: Be a Spring 2010 high school graduate or a current undergraduate student and live in the Cox Communications service area, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative, un-weighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale, plan to attend or currently attending a two-year college, four-year university or career tech school in the state of Oklahoma, demonstrate financial need, show strong commitment to community participation, be enrolled as a full-time student in Fall of 2010 (12 credit hour min.) , have a financial need. 3) Cox Communications Family Member: Student is a relative of a Cox Communications Oklahoma Employee. Contact: In Oklahoma City, (405) 286-5402 or coxconnectsOKC@cox.com, In Tulsa, (918) 286-4546 or coxconnectsTulsa@cox.com

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship (American Legacy Foundation)
Award: $10.000
Number of Awards: 2
Deadline: April 30
Eligibility: The scholarship is awarded to two applicants who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S., awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to community service or used the visual arts or media to convey culturally-appropriate health messages on behalf of a disadvantaged population.
Contact: www.americanlegacy.org/adamsscholarship e-mail: adamsscholarship@americanlegacy.org
Phone: 202-454-5920  Fax:  202-454-5775

Dream Institute Scholastic Awards
Award: $1000-$7000
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: May 1
Eligibility: Purpose of the Dream Institute Scholastic Awards is to provide financial assistance to Oklahoma high school seniors with a learning and/or physical disability who are pursuing a higher education degree at an in-state college or university in Oklahoma the following academic year. Scholarship program can provide funds for tuition, fees, books, and academic (tutoring) assistance for full -time students.
Contact: Phone: 918-588-3600 e-mail: heap@dreaminstitute.org
The DREAM Institute
P.O. Box 52785
Tulsa, OK 74152-0785

Duncan Chrisholm Trail Scholarship (Kiwanis Club)
Award: Varies
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: June 1
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Stephens County, Oklahoma, full-time student (12 credit hours+), must be sophomore, junior or senior status in college.
Contact: Toll Free: 1-800-549-2647  (dial 411) (US and Canada Only) Local: (317) 875-8755  Fax: (317) 879-0204

Fern Brown Memorial Fund Scholarship
Award: Varies
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: April 1
Eligibility: Must be attending or planning to attend a 4-year college or university in Oklahoma, have financial need and demonstrate above-average aptitude for college work.
Contact: c/o Liberty Bank & Trust Co. of Tulsa, NA
PO Box 1 Tulsa OK 74193 Phone: (918) 586-5594 Contact Person: Mike Bartel, VP.

Future Teachers Scholarship-Oklahoma
Award: $1500
Number of Awards: 150
Deadline: Contact Educational Institution
Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizen., be in the top 15% in graduating class or score above the 85th percentile on ACT or SAT or accepted into a program of study at an approved educational institution in the state of Oklahoma. Must agree to teach in areas where there is a significant teacher shortage. Contact for more details and application guidelines.
Contact: 1-800-858-1840

Heartland Scholarship Fund
Award: $3500-$5500
Number of Awards: 27
Deadline: Contact
Eligibility: Fund was created for surviving dependent children of individuals who were killed in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and for the surviving dependent children of individuals who were injured in the  Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building daycare. Funds can be used to pursue undergraduate study anywhere in the U.S. or graduate study within the state of Oklahoma. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and studying full-time. High school students are not eligible. Contact for more details.
Contact: 1-800-858-1840 www.okhighered.org

Linda Lael Miller Scholarship
Award: $1000
Number of Awards: 10
Deadline: September 1
Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to women over 25 years of age who are non-traditional students. Applicants are required to submit a 500-word essay. Must be a female, legal resident of the U.S. or Canada. age 25 or older on March 1 of the year you are applying. Linda reserves the right to make exceptions and award scholarships to applicants who are younger than 25. Scholarship can be used towards tuition, books, fees, childcare, transportation and other expenses not covered by traditional scholarships. Contact for more details. Contact: Nancy Berland Public Relations, NBPR@nancyberland.com, 800-308-3169

Millennium Women Foundation Scholarships
Award: $500
Number of Awards: 140 Nationwide
Deadline: June
Eligibility: Must be single parent, female, demonstrate financial need, submit a personal essay and application. Applications are accepted from January to June.
Contact: 1-407-539-4944 or info@themw.org


Oklahoma Business Women’s Foundation Scholarship
Award: $500-$1000
Number of Awards: 3
Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: Must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution for the academic year. Contact for more details.
Contact: Phone: 405-374-2866 Fax:  405-374-2316

Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant
Award: $200-$1000
Number of Awards: Minimum of 23, 000
Deadline: Contact
Eligibility: Award is for residents of Oklahoma who are enrolled in an approved educational institution at least part-time. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Not open to high school students.
Contact: 1-800-858-1840

Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant (OTEG)
Award: $2000 per academic year
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: Contact
Eligibility: The Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant (OTEG) program is a need-based grant program for Oklahoma residents enrolled as full-time undergraduates at Oklahoma not-for-profit, private or independent institutions of higher education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled full-time, meet Oklahoma residency and income requirements, demonstrate financial need, fill out a FAFSA application, meet the institution’s academic progress requirements, cannot already have a bachelor degree or exceed 5 years of enrollment since first OTEG grant.
Contact: Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant Program Phone: 1-877-662-6231 or (Oklahoma City Area) 225-9456 or e-mail: richardson@osrhe.edu

Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Program
Award: Varies
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: Contact
Eligibility: Purpose of scholarship is to improve community quality of childcare by providing funds for teachers and childcare providers for the advancement of skills in the areas of childcare and early childhood development. Applicants must be employed in a one-star plus or above OKDHS or Tribal licensed child care facility with a minimum of 10 percent subsidy children at time of application; Be employed at a child care facility for three months before beginning coursework; and work at least 30 hours per week where teachers earn less than $12 dollar per hour and directors earn $15 or less per hour.
Contact: Oklahoma Department of Human Services (405) 225-9395 or 1-866-343-3887 or e-mail: mfrazier@osrhe.edu

State Regents Academic Scholars Program
Award: $1800-$5500 per semester. Student may qualify up to 8 semesters.
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: Contact for details.
Eligibility: Students in Oklahoma automatically qualify if they are a National Merit Scholar, National Merit Finalist or United States Presidential Scholar or if they achieve above 99 percentile on ACT/SAT scores or if nominated by a public college or university. For fall 2010, a sum of the ACT skill area scores totaling 133 is required. For fall 2010, a sum of the SAT critical reading and math skill areas totaling 1580 is required . Must maintain full-time enrollment and a 3.25 GPA. Out-of-state students may qualify. Contact for more details.
Contact: llangston@osrhe.edu  Academic Scholars Program, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 800-858-1840 or 225-9239 if calling from Oklahoma City.

U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship
Award: $1000
Number of Awards: 40
Deadline: March 31st
Eligibility: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a high school senior enrolled or planning to enroll or already attending an eligible four-year college or university participating in the U.S. Bank No Fee Education Loan Program. Applicant must be enrolled by September 2010. Winners are selected at random and notified by mail by mid-April.
Contact: 1-800-242-1200

William P. Willis Scholarship
Award: $2000-$3000
Number of Awards: 32
Deadline: Contact
Eligibility: This renewable award is for Oklahoma residents attending an educational institution in the state of Oklahoma. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a full-time student. Not open to high school students.
Contact: 1-800-858-1840

Women of the South High School Scholarships
Award: $2000, $1000 each semester
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: February 28
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are young women graduating from high schools located in south Oklahoma City and Moore. Includes the following high schools: Capitol Hill High School, Southeast High School, U.S. Grant High School, Westmoore High School, Moore High School, South Moore High School, Western Heights High School,  and Santa Fe South. Applicants must also have a 2.5 GPA and attending an Oklahoma college or university as a first-time freshman the fall after high school graduation.
Contact: 405-794-9558 or e-mail: a.simpson2@cox.net or contact@womenofthesouth.org

Women of the South Primary Provider Scholarships
Award: Recipients of this award will receive funding to obtain an associate degree from Oklahoma City Community College.  The scholarship includes tuition, fees and books paid directly to the college.
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: May 15
Eligibility: This scholarship was created in order to provide higher educational opportunities for women who do not have resources to attend a college or university. Must be primary household provider, have a High School Diploma or G.E.D., reside in South Metropolitan Oklahoma City, meet financial need requirements.
Contact: Phone:  405-794-9558 or e-mail: a.simpson2@cox.net or contact@womenofthesouth.org