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FAFSA INFORMATION

FAFSA Link to FAFSA.gov webpage directly

FAFSA Powerpoint:  Everything you need to know.

Looking for Money Publication on: Paying for College with Grants, Scholarships and Federal Loans

FAFSA_Facts Publication on:  Facts about the FAFSA

FAFSA_5_Steps Publication on:  Finish the FAFSA in Five Steps

 

Current Scholarships Available

Scholarship information is posted on the wall outside the counseling office. Apply for most scholarships online. If not, the application will be in the counseling office. In addition, a list of scholarships by month is posted outside and also printed in the counseling office.

Links for scholarship websites:

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Application for scholarships open October 1
An essay is required for most of these scholarships
New on the Oklahoma City Foundation scholarship web page. Their communications department put together a great video that walks a student through the  OCCF application process. Check it out.  The video only lasts a few minutes. https://occf.org/scholarships/

Western Oklahoma Building Trades Scholarship

Community Foundation Scholarship


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

OKCollegeStart.Org – has developed a new database to help students search for EW!!!:  scholarships.  Make an account on Okcollegestart.org – Click on Financial Aid Planning – then Find Scholarships.

Free money! That’s right – winning a scholarship means money is given to you and you don’t have to pay it back. You don’t have to be a straight-A student, either. There are scholarships for a lot of different things.

Here you’ll find the tools to help you research and find scholarships to apply for now or in the future. My Scholarship ProfileMatching ScholarshipsBrowse Scholarships and Find a Scholarship can each be used to find scholarships. You can save any interesting scholarships – and easily find them later in Saved Scholarships.

For a list of scholarships click here:  Scholarship Corner – OKCollegeStarts.org 

 

UCanGo2.org

UCanGo2.org ScholarshipsUCanGo2.org Scholarship deadline http://ucango2.org/scholarships/deadline.html#04

Fastweb’s Scholarship Directory

Scholarships for students with disabilities
The Best Scholarship Websites to Fund Your Education

 

Oklahoma’s Promise

Oklahoma’s Promise is a financially based tuition scholarship that pays the cost of tuition for enrollment at a public Oklahoma college or university. It pays a portion of these costs for students that wish to attend a private school, as well as for courses at certain public technology centers.

Enrollment must be done when the student is in 8th, 9th or 10th grade (aged 13-15 for home-schooled students). The deadline each year is typically at the end of June, and applications are available each year in August. Check online for a current application.

Contact the counselor’s office if you have any questions.

Oklahoma Promise

 

OCTOBER SCHOLARSHIPS

OSCA Graduate Student Scholarship
Deadline: October 1, 2019
The OSCA Scholarship is for Oklahoma School Counselor Association members in a Counseling graduate program. Applicants must be in a master’s program in Oklahoma and plan on being a school counselor in Oklahoma. They must also attach official transcripts showing undergraduate and graduate work. A $500 check will be paid to the Bursars’ Office of the recipient’s attending college.
Website: http://www.okschoolcounselor.org/OSCAR-Scholarshipnew_window

Create Real Impact Scholarship
Deadline: October 5, 2019
The Create Real Impact Contest gives you the opportunity to share creative solutions for preventing reckless and distracted driving while winning prizes for your efforts. Applicants enter to win cash and prizes by showcasing art, music, video and creative writing to address reckless and distracted driving and solve the problem. Thirteen scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500 will be awarded in various categories.
Website: https://createrealimpact.com/ new_window

AES Engineering Solutions
Deadline: October 6, 2019
AES Engineering is pleased to continue offering scholarships to motivated students as they further their education. One scholarship of $500 will be awarded. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words to answer the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? Applicants are not required to be taking engineering courses to be eligible.
Website: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm new_window

Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship
Deadline: October 15, 2019
One annual scholarship will be awarded as a one-time grant in the amount of $1,000 to the winning essay recipient. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 19. The essay topic for the annual scholarship is, “How (Enter Your Show) Inspired Me to Realize My Dreams.”
Website: https://www.bransonshowtickets.com/company/scholarship.aspx new_window

College JumpStart Scholarship
Deadlines: October 17, 2019
The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition — financial need is not considered — that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States.
Website: http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net new_window

Horatio Alger Oklahoma Scholarship Program
Deadline: October 25, 2019
This program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders. To be eligible for the $10,000 scholarship, applicants must be enrolled full time as a high school senior and be planning to enter a college in the United States in the fall following graduation.
Website: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/ new_window

Coca-Coca Scholars Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2019
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 31st class in 2019, the Foundation has provided over 6,150 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $69 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.
Website: https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/ccsf new_window

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarships
Deadline: October 31, 2019
There are three types of Eagle Scholarships: academic, merit, and field study. Eligibility requirements vary for each type of scholarship. Students must be a member of the National Eagle Scout Association. Scholarship amounts range from $2,000 to $50,000.
Website: https://nesa.org/for-eagle-scouts/scholarships/ new_window

ZipRecruiter Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2019
ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry. To apply, students must submit an essay that describes their favorite ZipRecruiter feature. Applicants must be a legal resident of the United States and be at least 18 years old.
Website: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship new_window

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Unigo finally has a scholarship for zombie fans! Have you been thinking about what you’d do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school might be like in a zombie apocalypse. The scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top five things you’d bring to stay alive. Applicants must be at least 13 years old. One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded.
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship new_window

 

NOVEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition
Deadline: November 5, 2019
The 2020 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Ranging from $1,000 to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
Website: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm new_window

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline: November 5, 2019
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Applicants must be in grades 5 through 12, be a legal resident of the U.S., have engaged in volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of application, and submit a completed application. State honorees receive a $1,000 scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip with parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. National honorees receive an additional $5,000 scholarship and various prizes.
Website: https://spirit.prudential.com/about/program-overview new_window

Women in Aviation Scholarships
Deadline: November 12, 2019
Scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in Women in Aviation International and help members reach their goals and advance into the aviation and aerospace careers they have always dreamed about. A total of $948,500 in scholarship funds was awarded in 2019. To apply, you must be a member of Women in Aviation International by November 1, 2019.
Website: https://wai.org/education/scholarships new_window

Regeneron Science Talent Search
Deadline: November 13, 2019
The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Applicants must be enrolled in and attending their last year of secondary school and be completing high school courses required for college admission. 300 students will receive a $2,000 award. 40 finalists will receive awards ranging from $25,000 to $250,000.
Website: https://sciencetalentsearch.fluidreview.com/ new_window

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: November 15, 2019
The Hagan Scholarships are intended for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college. These students must graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents. Hagan Scholars currently attend 236 different colleges and universities. Each Hagan Scholarship will help pay the unmet financial need of the recipient, up to $6,000 each semester.
Website: http://haganscholarships.org/index.php new_window

Student Photography Scholarships
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation’s mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need. Five digital cameras will be awarded to high school students. Five $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to college or technical students and one $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student.
Website: https://www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org/apply/ new_window

Niche’s November Scholarship
Deadline: November 20, 2019
This $1,000 scholarship is part of Niche’s monthly scholarship series. The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, housing, books, or any education-related expenses. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing. Applicants must be high school or college students. Students may apply once each month.
Website: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/november-scholarship/ new_window

Education Matters Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2019
The Education Matters Scholarship gives you a chance to state why education matters to you. Applicants can explain the value they hope to receive from college and what they would do to convince the college cynics. One applicant will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship. Applicants must be 13 years of age or older at the time of application. Essays must be 250 words or less.
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/education-matters-scholarship new_window

TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2019
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded semi-annually. This award is only open to students attending school in the United States. Applicants must be veterans of any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States and be students at an accredited school, or be accepted to begin school at an accredited school within 6 months of application.
Website: https://www.tonalaw.com/scholarship/ new_window

SIXT Scholars Program
Deadline: November 30, 2019
The SIXT Scholars Program is available to high school seniors graduating in the academic year of 2019-2020. The scholarship will also take into consideration other factors such as financial need and extracurricular activities. Applicants must have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Five $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Only the first 500 applicants will be considered.
Website: https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/ new_window

 

DECEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS

Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers
Deadline: December 1, 2019
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.cfm new_window

Luigi Wewege Foundation
Deadline: December 1, 2019
The Luigi Wewege Foundation scholarship was created with the belief that everyone who has a desire to attend, should be able to attend a 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

Annual CGTrader Scholarship
Deadline: December 2, 2019
Every year, CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be high school seniors, undergraduate or graduate students, and be enrolled full-time.
Website: https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships new_window

National Space Club Scholarship
Deadline: December 2, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
The $500 Because College is Expensive Scholarship is open to all college 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, 2019
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

Oklahoma Tour Guide Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2019
The Zebra wants to see your favorite road trip destination in Oklahoma. There are no limits to what they’re looking for: a narrated animation, a slideshow of memorabilia, or an illustrated map of the best roadside attractions. This is the chance for you to showcase any place you love in an original way. Applicants must be currently enrolled in or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college or trade school located in the continental U.S. Selected winner(s) will receive $1,000.
Website: https://www.thezebra.com/oklahoma-car-insurance/ new_window

Top Ten List Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2019
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, 2019
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-scholarship new_window