Note: All students must file FAFSA using parent tax information before gaining any kind of financial aid. Many scholarships also call for FAFSA's to be on file. These should be filed as soon as possible! They open on October 1st! Be very careful that you are using the correct website! There are many sites that are loan companies and that file your FAFSA for a fee! Do not fall for any gimmick or scheme! If you need any help filling them out, come and see Mrs. Baker! I've filled out a ton of them for students and I'm always glad to help out!
Note: Oklahoma's Promise students must have applied before the end of their tenth grade year. Students are encouraged to apply as early as their 8th grade year. If they do not meet requirements during any year, families should re-apply through 10th grade. Circumstances change and financial requirements in the program are also adjusted. Plus all Cherokee Students check out the Cherokee Promise Link for guidelines on this scholarship opportunity for Native Americans!
The Oklahoma State Regents provides many scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. Check out the Scholarship Corner link for more information and also access www.okcollegestart.org for a lot more useful continuing education materials.
The link above provides assistance with many grant opportunities!
CATHY LANGLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - 3.0 GPA, application and requested documents. $1000 scholarship available. Deadine: APRIL
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA BOARD OF REALTORS SCHOLARSHIP - 2.5 GPA, application and requested documents. Deadine: APRIL
EDWARDS LAW FIRM - 2.5 GPA, form & 1500 word essay required onsite. $1500 scholarship available. Deadine: NOVEMBER
FIRE - 800-1000 word Essay contest available for Juniors & Seniors. $10,000, $5,000 and three $1,000 scholarships available. Deadine: January 1
American Legion Scholarship Deadline: April 1
Craig County Cattlemen's Scholarship ($1000 scholarship available) Deadline: April
Craig General Hospital Healthcare Career Scholarship Deadline: May 1
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA RURAL ELECTRICAL COOP SCHOLARSHIP - ($1000 scholarship available to Northeast Oklahoma REC customers only) Deadline: March
Vietnam Veterans Deadline: May - Applications in Counselor's office
Scholarships.com Find Free money for colleges around the globe - various deadlines
Oklahoma Retired Teachers - See Mrs. Baker for scholarship application.
Wendy's High School Heisman Deadline: October
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Deadline - Various ones on the website
Scholarship Guidance.com - Deadlines - Various ones on the website
Washington Crossing Foundation Deadline: January
Verplank Foundation - Annual $10,000 Scholarship for students with Type I Diabetes - Deadline: March
Oklahoma JCI Senate Club - Deadline: December
Society of Petroleum Engineers - Scholarship for students studying petroleum engineering- Deadline: -March 15
Horatio Alger Association Deadline: October
Wal-Mart Community Scholarship Deadline: January-December
OCPA - Deadline: February
The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs Citizenship Essay Contest tuition scholarship
Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation Scholarship Deadline: April 15
OSIG - Oklahoma Schools Insurance Groups Deadline: March
Deadline: May - Scholarship eligibility is contingent on physical and/or learning disabilities -
Deadline: February - Scholarship is for students that Love to help animals! - Short essay required.
Craig County Retired Educators Association - Deadline: April - See Mrs. Baker for application.
American Legion Dale Peace Post 40 - Deadline: May
Students must be a direct descendent of an American Legion Member to be eligible for the $500 scholarship. See Mrs. Baker for scholarship application.
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Deadline: February
Jason C. Wagner Foundation- Deadline: May
Oklahoma City Community Foundation- Deadline: Various - March, April & June
Sutton Award Scholarships - Deadline: February
DISABILITY ADVOCATE SCHOLARSHIP - DEADLINE: MARCH 15
The Hagan Scholarship - DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1ST
Description: The Future of Assisted Living Scholarship offers a $2,000 award to three students who are majoring in a field of study related to gerontology or senior care.
- DEADLINE: JANUARY 31ST
High Five Scholarships website is now live with the largest collection of scholarships ever assembled. It is available to everyone free of charge. In addition to scholarships we will soon have free ACT and SAT practice tests and Study Guides
Write a 500-1,000 word essay telling us about how you’ve fought substance abuse and addiction or how you plan to fight it. While this essay should be in English and grammatically correct, the most important thing is that you put your heart into it. Deadline: - June 20
Sixt provides an annual nationwide scholarship that will be awarded to 5 students at $5,000 toward their study at any 2 or 4 year accredited university. Deadline: NOVEMBER
Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship - Deadline: September
Cherokee Nation Education Corporation Deadline March
Cherokee Nation Undergraduate Scholarship Deadline June
Scholarship for Cherokee students seeking Bachelor's Degree. Students seeking certificate program or Associates degree need to contact Career Services at 918-453-5555.
Cherokee Nation GRADUATE ONLY Scholarship Deadline June
Scholarship for Cherokee graduate students only.
CN Education Resources Deadline March
Johnson O'Malley Chief Earl Old Person Scholarship Deadline March
The American Indian College Fund provides an opportunity for Native Americans to get a sponsored college education. They fund students attending tribal colleges and mainstream colleges to pursue undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports the cause of promoting education among disadvantaged communities. Gates Millennium Scholars is a very competitive scholarship that aims at helping students with outstanding talent but who lack enough financial aid to pursue their education.
Catching the Dream is formatted in a similar way to the Gates Millennium Scholars. It is highly competitive as well. They offer university scholarships for Native American tribes, community, and tribal organizations.
Association on American Indian Affairs is another institution that offers scholarships for Native Americans from federally recognized tribes.
COLLEGE & CAREER RESOURCES FOR INDIGENOUS STUDENTS C R E A T E D B Y C O U R T N E Y T E N N E L L, 2 0 21 IN OKLAHOMA --> This guidebook has information for all tribes identified in the state of Oklahoma! Refer to it often as you are preparing for life after high school!
Local College/University scholarships:
Oklahoma State University Deadline: February 1
Alpha Gamma Rho: Bob Oehrtman Scholarship - Oklahoma State freshmen men only - Applications in counselor's office - Deadline: April
University of Central Oklahoma - Deadline: February 1st
University of Oklahoma - Scholarship - Deadline: February 1st
Scholarship due dates vary.
Clink the underlined links to access the direct sites.
Feel free to contact Mrs. Baker for more information: 918-784-2133.