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AES Engineers AES Engineering is pleased to offer scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. This scholarship is intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. $500

Must be a high school senior or any student attending a post
secondary educational facility. You are NOT required to be taking
engineering courses in order to be eligible for this award.  Recipients will be chosen on the basis of character as determined by essay evaluation.

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to 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?


Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com

Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.
There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.

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October 6, 2016
Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Organization for Women Educators $500

Must be/have:

  1. College student or high school senior planning to attend an Oklahoma college
  2. Planning a career in some phase of education
  3. Recommended by an Alpha Delta Kappa member in good standing
  4. 3.0 GPA or higher

Fill out the application and attach the following:

  • Transcript(s)
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher/principle
  • Current photograph
  • 200-300 word essay stating why you have chosen the field of education

Completed applications must be returned to the State Scholarship Chairman:

Barbara Pickthorn
7710 SW Delta Ave
Lawton, OK 73505
Mandatory Deadline: Feb 24, 2015
American Indian College Fund Provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges and other accredited public and non-profit private colleges across the United States. Varies
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Full time enrollment
  • Registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled member

For a complete list of available scholarships and eligibility requirements, click here.

Must apply online.

More Info on American Indian College Fund
January 1 to May 31 each year
Army Emergency Relief (AER) Award Varies

spouses and dependent children of soldiers

See website at http://www.aerhq.org/dnn563/Scholarships.aspx

May 1 - Annually
Axol Science Scholarship Axol Bioscience is excited to offer future life scientists the opportunity to receive $2000 in funding for any life science related degree program. $2,000
  • Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for a graduate or undergraduate degree at a recognized university
  • The degree program / research area must be in a life science related field
  • Open worldwide
  1. Complete and submit the form at the bottom of this page. Please ensure the information you provide matches your resume/CV.
  2. Email us at scholarships@axolbio.com with the following documents:
  • Your resume/CV, including undergraduate transcripts/grades
  • Written confirmation from a recognized university of enrolment or acceptance to a life science-related degree program
  • An original article of at least 1000 words written by you on a topical life-science subject, for example “The Future Application of Stem Cell Technologies in Neuroscience Research"

More Info on Axol Science scholarship

July 1, 2016
Cancer for College To provide hope and inspiration to cancer survivors and amputees by providing college scholarships. $250-$16,000
  • Must be a cancer patient, cancer survivor and/or amputee.
  • See website for other requirements
More Info on Cancer for College TBD
CU International Club Student Scholarship Non-institutional award $500/semester, $1000/year
  1. International students enrolled full-time at Cameron University
  2. International students in good standing
  3. Students who will have completed at least two semesters by completion of the spring semester
  4. Active paid members of the CU International Club

Complete the application and submit with all required documents to the International Student Office no later than the last Friday in July.

No later than last Friday in July
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) National Society The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. Varies

All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.  DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee.

All applications must be postmarked by February 10. See more info for complete rules and an application.

More Info on Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) National Society
Postmark by February 10th annually
Entre Nou Study Club School of Arts and Sciences; available for Summer 2016 or Fall 2016 $300
  • Sophomore or junior level
  • Majoring in a degree within the School of Arts and Sciences
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Full-time enrollment (6 hours for Summer and 12 hours for Fall)

Complete application below and attach an essay describing college activities, achievements, and insights, and discusses the goals for career and personal life.

More Info on Entre Nou Study Club
Deadline: March 1st, 2016
Fern Brown Memorial Fund This scholarship program was created to provide financial assistance for the education of students who have demonstrated above average aptitude for college and university work and who, in the absence of aid from this scholarship, might be unable financially to pursue a college or university education. Varies
  • Admissible to or continuing student at a four-year college or university in Oklahoma
  • Demonstrate above average aptitude for college work
  • DISCLAIMER: Employees or immediate family members of employees of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A or its affiliates may not apply for this scholarship

Applications available in Financial Aid Office

Deadline: April 1, 2016
Financial Aid for Disabled Students Welcome to our financial aid and scholarship guide for students with disabilities, one of the few comprehensive and simple-to-use directories of its kind. $1000

Financial Aid for Disabled Students is a listing of numerous scholarship options for students with a varied range of disabilities. Requirements are specific to each scholarship listed on the web page.

How to apply

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Specific to each scholarship
Folds of Honor Foundation Scholarship Where sacrifice is honored and dreams are realized. Varies

All applicants must be a spouse or dependent of a service member killed or disabled during service.  Please refer to the General Scholarship Requirements section at www.foldsofhonor.org/scholarships.

More Info on Folds of Honor Foundation Scholarship March 31, 2016
Foreclosure.Com Scholarship Foreclosure.com challenges future leaders of America to provide creative solutions/ideas to many of the nation's most critical issues, real estate/housing in particular, which can be used to help turnaround the market. $1,000-$5,000

Currently enrolled college students (graduate students, law students and/or high school seniors are NOT eligible) are invited to apply by submitting an essay. Freshman entering Fall 2015 are eligible once they have received a student ID number.

For scholarship rules and how to apply click here.

More Info on Foreclosure.Com Scholarship
Dec 15, 2015
Gates Millennium Scholars award varies

Minorities with a HS gpa of 3.3 or higher entering college
for the first time. See more info for additional criteria.

For a complete listing of scholarships, requirements
and applications see More Info.

More Info on Gates Millennium Scholars
January 24-Annually
Goedeker's Appliances Annual College Book Scholarship Goedeker’s believes in your potential and would love to see you flourish. That is why we are offering a $500 grand prize scholarship toward costly college textbooks. $500

Any student that is enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to participate.

High school seniors that are enrolled in an accredited college, either for a dual credit program or for the upcoming semester, are eligible to enter as well.

You must either be enrolled for the spring 2015 or registered for the fall 2015 semester. Being enrolled in summer classes does not make you eligible to enter.

Any student that is enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to participate. This includes any grade level, freshman to senior; undergrad and graduate alike are eligible. Even if you are a transfer student, non-traditional student, studying abroad, or taking classes online, you can enter. Any major or field of study is acceptable.

High school seniors that are enrolled in an accredited college, either for a dual credit program or for the upcoming semester, are eligible to enter as well.

You must either be enrolled for the spring 2015 or registered for the fall 2015 semester. Being enrolled in summer classes does not make you eligible to enter.

- See more at: http://www.goedekers.com/college-scholarship#sthash.NSDKdOGK.dpuf

Any student that is enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to participate. This includes any grade level, freshman to senior; undergrad and graduate alike are eligible. Even if you are a transfer student, non-traditional student, studying abroad, or taking classes online, you can enter. Any major or field of study is acceptable.

High school seniors that are enrolled in an accredited college, either for a dual credit program or for the upcoming semester, are eligible to enter as well.

You must either be enrolled for the spring 2015 or registered for the fall 2015 semester. Being enrolled in summer classes does not make you eligible to enter.

- See more at: http://www.goedekers.com/college-scholarship#sthash.NSDKdOGK.dpuf
  • Essay length should be 300 words minimum
  • Proof that you have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • For homeschoolers: provide a parent-generated transcript
  • Clear contact information (name, mailing address, preferred means of contact)
  • A few sentences about yourself and a recent photo of yourself which will be used for publicity purposes on the Goedeker’s Home Life blog
  • Proof that you are enrolled in an accredited college for the spring 2015 semester OR proof that you have been accepted at an accredited college for the fall 2015 semester

Please attach the items listed above to an email and send them to scholarship@goedekers.com. For the subject line, write “Scholarship Essay Entry - (your name).”


More info on Goedeker Book Scholarship

July 31st, 2016
Goedeker's Appliances Annual Public Service College Book Scholarship Those who balance serving our country with a desire to further their education deserve our utmost respect and any help we can give them. That is why we would like to extend a special scholarship to people who are employed in public service positions in particular. $500

Any person in a public service position that is enrolled in an accredited college is eligible to participate. This includes government employees, police officers, firefighters, non-profit employees, active members of the military, reserves, and veterans. Spouses and children of these public service employees are also eligible.

You must either be enrolled for the spring 2015 or registered for the fall 2015 semester. Being enrolled in summer classes does not make you eligible to enter.

  • Essay length should be 300 words minimum
  • Clear contact information (name, mailing address, preferred means of contact)
  • A few sentences about yourself and a recent photo of yourself which will be used for publicity purposes on the Goedeker’s Home Life blog
  • Proof that you are enrolled in an accredited college for the spring 2015 semester OR proof that you are registered for classes at an accredited college for the fall 2015 semester
  • Proof that you or a member of your immediate family is employed in a position of public service, such as a letter from your/their employer or a copy of your/their most recent pay stub
  • For family members of public service employees: provide proof of relation
  • For veterans: provide proof of previous service

Please attach the items listed above to an email and send them to servicescholarship@goedekers.com. For the subject line, write “Public Service Scholarship Entry - (your name).”

July 31st, 2016
Hispanic Scholarship Fund The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)offers different scholarship programs for Hispanic American students enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at a U.S. accredited Title-IV eligible institution in the U.S. Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. During its 29-year history, HSF has awarded more than 68,000 scholarships in excess of $144 million to Latino students. $500 - $2500
  • Be of Hispanic heritage
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (note expired)
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA required on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent)
  • Must have applied for federal financial aid.
More Info on Hispanic Scholarship Fund August annually
LA Kelley Communications Scholarships (multiple listings) LA Kelley Communications was founded in 1990 with the belief that any individual facing hardship, adversity or challenges-when given the right tools-can overcome, triumph, and even grow stronger in character and confidence. Empowering yourself to design and elevate your life requires education. The hemophilia community is fortunate to have abundant scholarships available to current and future college students with bleeding disorders to help them get the education they need to live the lives they dream. specific to each scholarship

See website for details.

www.kelleycom.com/

More Info on LA Kelley Communications Scholarships (multiple listings)
Various
Lawton Noon Lions 4-yr Scholarship The Lawton Noon Lions Club supports students at our local university (Cameron) through its scholarship program. The scholarships will be awarded to those individuals considered by the Scholarship Committee to be most deserving based on academics, ability, and civic activities. $6,000

1. Must be a first-time freshman attending Cameron University.

2. Must be pursuing a baccalaureate degree.

3. Scholarship committee will evaluate applicants based on academics, ability, and civic activities.

4. Must maintain full-time status and 3.0 GPA.

Submit a Lawton Noon Lions Club 4-Year Scholarship Application

February 1st, Annually
Lawton Noon Lions Club Semester Scholarship The Lawton Noon Lions Club supports the education of individuals through its scholarship program. The scholarships will be awarded to those individuals considered by the Scholarship Committee to be most deserving based on academics, ability, and civic activities. $150 - $500 per semester

Must be enrolled full-time or part-time at either Cameron University or Great Plains Technology Center

The scholarships will be awarded to those individuals considered by the Scholarship Committee to be the most deserving based on academics, ability, and civic activities.

Please mail completed application to:
Lawton Noon Lions Club
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 673
Lawton, OK 73502

Submit a Lawton Noon Lions Club Semester Scholarship Application.

July 1 for Fall & Dec 1 for Spring
National Federation of the Blind To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. Various amounts ranging from $3000-$12000

Must be legally blind. See more info for additional requirements.

Go to:

More Info on National Federation of the Blind
March 31-Annually
National Garden Clubs Inc. NGC is proud of its college scholarship program which offers financial aid to students majoring in fields of study related to horticulture and the environment. Applicant must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture. $3500
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Full-time undergrad or graduate student
  • GPA of at least 3.25
  • Must be majoring in one of the following:

Agronomy
Agriculture Education
Floriculture
Horticulture
Landscape Design
Botany, Biology
Forestry
Wildlife Science
Plant Pathology/Science
City (Rural & Urban) Planning
Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology
Environmental Concerns (Management: Environmental, Horticulture Resource/Environmental Behavior)
Environmental Conservation (inc. Engineering, etc.)
Land Management and/or other related or allied subjects.

Apply here.

More Info on National Garden Clubs Inc.
February 1st - Annually
NMFA's Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship The mission of this scholarship program is to help prepare military spouses for meaningful employment and to better contribute to their family’s financial security. $500-$2500

Spouse of uniformed service member (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) pursuing undergrad or grad degree

How to apply

Applications open December-January annually
OK-AHEAD Scholarships OK-AHEAD’s purpose is to further full participation for individuals with disabilities in Oklahoma post-secondary education through collaboration, information dissemination, advocacy, professional and policy development, and research. Oklahoma Association on Higher Education and Disability continues its mission for disability service providers and the students they serve. OK-AHEAD is a state affiliate of AHEAD, a premier professional association for individuals serving students with disabilities in higher education. $500
  • High school senior or a current post-secondary student with plans to pursue  an education at an Oklahoma technology center or two-year or four year college/university.
  • Provide documentation regarding disability (such as a letter from a physician or anything else you feel necessary to assist the scholarship coordinator in making a decision concerning your eligibility to be considered a person with a disability.
  • Enrolled in at least 6 hours of coursework.
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale or homeschool equivalent.

Completed application packets may be sent to the following address: 

OK-AHEAD Scholarship Committee

c/o Brenda Dawes

OK ABLE Tech

Oklahoma State University Wellness Center
1514 W. Hall of Fame
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-2026

Scholarship Application

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March 1 - Annually
Oklahoma Business Women's Foundation, Inc. The Oklahoma Business Women's Foundation Inc. is offering scholarships to Oklahoma women who are enrolled in accredited learning institutions during the 2016-2017 school year. Varies

Fill out application below and attach:

  • 500 word essay about specific career goals
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts and letter of acceptance/proof of enrollment
  • FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) if applicable
  • IRS Form 1040 (parent's 1040 required if dependent student)
  • Documentation of any Public Assistance received (if applicable)

Deadline: March 1st, 2016
Oklahoma's Promise/OHLAP Oklahomans want to see deserving students succeed – students who study and work hard, but whose families find it difficult to afford college. Ok's Promise is designed to help these students make it happen financially. Varies

Incoming Freshmen

See website for details.

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Our Family Educational Programs (Grant) Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of the Corvias Group, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families, and our employees to reach higher. Our Family Educational Grant empowers spouses of active-duty military members to pursue continuing education and expand their professional development goals by providing meaningful financial support, guidance and networking opportunities. Up to $5000

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this grant:

  • Plan to attend a community, technical, or four-year college (for profit and proprietary schools upon review) as an undergraduate or graduate student for the entire 2015-16 academic year.
  • Be the spouse of an active-duty service member stationed at one of the following U.S. military installations at the time of application or application due date.
    • Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
    • Edwards Air Force Base, California
    • Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
    • Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
    • Fort Bragg, North Carolina
    • Fort Meade, Maryland
    • Fort Polk, Louisiana
    • Fort Riley, Kansas
    • Fort Rucker, Alabama
    • Fort Sill, Oklahoma
    • Hurlburt Field, Florida
    • McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas
    • Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina

Application information.

More Info on Our Family Educational Programs (Grant)
May 5th, 2016
Our Family Educational Programs (Scholarship) Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of the Corvias Group, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families, and our employees to reach higher. Our Family Scholarship supports college-bound children of active-duty military members in their pursuit of higher education through significant, recurring financial assistance, academic support, mentoring and professional development. Up to $12,500 per year

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Be a high school senior, between the ages of 16 and 19 at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university as an undergraduate student for the entire 2015-16 academic year
  • Be a child of an active-duty Service Member stationedat one of the following U.S. Military installations at the time of application due date:
    • Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
    • Edwards Air Force Base, California
    • Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
    • Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
    • Fort Bragg, North Carolina
    • Fort Meade, Maryland
    • Fort Polk, Louisiana
    • Fort Riley, Kansas
    • Fort Rucker, Alabama
    • Fort Sill, Oklahoma
    • Hurlburt Field, Florida
    • McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas
    • Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina

Application information.

More Info on Our Family Educational Programs (Scholarship)
February 11th, 2016
Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students BestColleges.com has developed a financial aid guide and list of scholarships specifically geared towards Hispanic and Latino students. Varies

Varies

Visit http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/hispanic-latino-scholarships/ for more information.

Truth Initiative - Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship This scholarship will recognize two recipients with commitment to community service and the use of creative arts to reduce tobacco use in an underserved population. $5000
  • Must be pursuing a course of study in public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts, or a related field.
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent legal resident.
  • Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA for the most recent academic year.
  • Must submit documentation of financial need from FAFSA (SAR Report)
  • Must provide evidence of community service activities in an underserved community setting. Service activities may include but not limited to activism, outreach or peer counseling in tobacco prevention or control. The community service experience should be described in your personal statement.

Apply Here.

More Info on Truth Initiative - Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship
Deadline: April 30th

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