Scholarship opportunities for CU students are still available

Scholarship opportunities for Cameron University students are still available, according the CU's Office of Financial Assistance. A number of scholarships are still available for the 2009-2010 school year, although deadlines are approaching. Students are encouraged to apply for these and other scholarship opportunities.

Association on American Indian Affairs 2009-2010 Scholarships

Applicants must be full time students from tribes from the continental U.S. or Alaska and must attend an accredited school. The deadline is June 15.

Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest Scholarship

The contest seeks 2-3 minute videos from people of all ages and countries addressing the topic of nuclear disarmament. Video entries should not exceed three minutes in length, must be in English and cannot contain copyrighted material. Awards one scholarship each of $1,000; $750 and $250. A complete list of rules and guidelines is available at in the Resources/Awards and Programs section. Entries must be submitted electronically by 5 p.m. (PT) on June 15.

Collegiate Investors Competition

Entrants must have been enrolled full-time over the past 12 months and must submit an original idea, process or technology that will be judged on originality and inventiveness, as well as on its potential value to society (socially, environmentally, and economically), and on its range or scope of use. Up to four students may work together as a team. However, only one prize will be awarded per entry. Amount of award varies. The deadline is June 16.

BigSun Scholarship

High school seniors or students attending a post secondary institution and currently participating in some sport at the institution are eligible. Applicants must write a short essay. Scholarships of $500 are awarded. To apply, go to The deadline is June 27.

Lawton Noon Lions' Club

Available for full-time students of either Cameron University or Great Plains Technology Center. Application requirements include an essay of approximately 300 words describing the applicant's knowledge of the Lions Club and their activities. Visually impaired students and students planning careers in optometry or related fields are encouraged to apply, but scholarships are not limited to only those categories. Lawton Noon Lions and their family members are not permitted to apply. A PDF application is available at The deadline is July 1.

Pioneer Telephone Scholarship

Available to junior and senior university majors. Applicants must be a subscriber of Pioneer Telephone or son, daughter or legal dependent of a subscriber. Scholarships cover tuition and books for up to four semesters, providing $1,000 per semester for a maximum of $2,000 per year. An application is available at The deadline is July 1.

OK Vegetation Management Association Scholarship

Available to students pursuing a degree in a field related to Vegetation Management such as Forestry, Horticulture, Environmental Sciences, Range Science or Agronomy.  Awards range from $500-$1,000. Applicants must be enrolled as undergraduates at an accredited Oklahoma college or university and must have officially declared a major field of study of or directly related to vegetation management. Other guidelines apply. Selection will be based on scholarship, extracurricular activities and personal traits, with emphasis on communication skills. A PDF application is available at The deadline is July 1.

HANDS Along the Nile Development Services Scholarship

Available to a registered full-time graduate or undergraduate student at an accredited college or university in the United States at the time of entry. Must be a US citizen. High school students or graduate students entering college or starting graduate studies in Fall 2009 are also eligible. Applicants must submit a 2,500-word essay on the importance of community development in the Middle East, with a focus on Egypt, to the U.S. Guidelines and application are available at (click on "Hands Essay Contest" on the right side of the home page). Awards range from $500 to $5,000. The deadline is July 4.

Cameron University International Student Scholarship

 Available to full-time international students at Cameron who are active paid member of the CU International Club or SOCA. Applicants will have completed at least two semesters. Scholarships are based on a combination of academics, merit, extra curricular activities and financial need. Guidelines and application are available at The deadline is July 31.

For more information on scholarships and other types of financial aid, contact the CU Office of Financial Assistance at 580-581-2293 or go to


June 4, 2009