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Scholarships and Grants

Folds of Honor Foundation
Deadline: Year Round
Provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation.
Website: www.foldsofhonor.org/scholarships

Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Deadline: Various
If you're looking for scholarships, don't forget to visit OCCF.org. There you'll find an abundance of scholarship opportunities for students right here in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is home to more than 120 scholarship funds established by individuals, organizations and companies. These funds share the common goal of helping to make a difference in the lives of others. The foundation is now able to receive your transcripts electronically if your high school participates in this free service. Please see website for details on the list of scholarships.

Think the Vote:
At the Bill of Rights Institute, a trusted resource for social studies educators for twenty years, we are committed to finding ways to engage middle and high school students about the important issues facing our country today, within the framework of the principles and virtues of our nation’s Founders. That is one of the reasons we created Think the Vote, a website where students can go to learn about the issues and engage in thoughtful, civil debate away from the noise of social media.
Every two weeks, on the Think the Vote debate platform, we propose a question for students to comment on, and every two weeks we award two gift cards and T-Shirts to the students who make the strongest case for their position on both sides of the question. At the end of the school year, we will be selecting a winner from all of the bi-weekly winners and that student will win a $1000 scholarship.

Tuck Sleep Scholarships
Deadline: Various
Many scholarships today are geared toward specific candidates, including those who struggle with sleep-related issues. Tuck.com provides you with more than $500,000 in scholarship funding for undergraduate and graduate students. Some of these awards target sleep-deprived individuals, while others are available to students pursuing degrees in sleep science and other areas of psychology and mental health.
Website: https://www.tuck.com/sleep-scholarships/

Deadline: Various
Check out UCanGo2.org for numerous scholarship opportunities for middle school, high school, college and adult students. We provide you with links to scholarships by deadline and by category, as well as a new scholarship of the week each Monday. UCanGo2 also offers free information on college planning and financial aid. Visit our website to find these helpful tools!

Varsity Tutors Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.

February Scholarships:

AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2019
Alzheimer's disease doesn't just affect the people who have been diagnosed with it; it also affects their loved ones, caregivers and people of all ages, including children. Each year, AFA holds a scholarship essay contest which asks students to describe how Alzheimer's disease changed or impacted their lives. Whether they've had a loved one with the disease, volunteered or worked as a caretaker or are just passionate about the cause, the next generation of leaders in the fight against Alzheimer's have a story to tell. All high school seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents and plan to enter a four year college/university in 2019 are invited to take part in the contest. The grand prize is a $5,000 college scholarship. Scholarships will also be awarded for first runner-up ($2,500), second runner-up ($1,500), third runner-up ($1,000), fourth runner-up ($750) and honorable mention ($500).
Website: https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/afa-teens/scholarship-contest/

Daughters of the American Revolution
Deadline: February 15, 2019
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.
Website: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info

Levin Firm Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2019
At The Levin Firm, their car accident attorneys value education and helping those in need. They also understand that school can be a significant expense and know how hard it can be for students and their families to make ends meet. Between housing, tuition, books, and school supplies, the cost of attending college or graduate school can easily rise into the tens of thousands of dollars, if not more. In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, they are pleased to offer a bi-yearly $1,000 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending an accredited United States college or graduate school in the near future.
Website: http://www.levininjuryfirm.com/scholarship/

True Sky Credit Union Scholarship
  Feb. 19, 2019   

Qualifications:  Must be a True Sky Credit Union member or child/grandchild of a member.  Current high school senior who will be attending a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2019.  Scholarship is $2,000. Employees, board members, volunteers and their families are not eligible. 
Directions:  Must be typed using 12 point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins.  Double spaced.  Spelling, grammar and creativity will be considered. 
Submission:  Submit a two-page essay answering this question:  If you had the authority to change or impact your community in a positive way, what specific change/impact would you make?  Bio including GPA, school activities, college you plan on attending.

Submit entries to:
True Sky Credit Union
Attn:  Tara Gilliland
PO Box 26406
OKC, OK  73126
Electronically:  scholarship@trueskycu.org

Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships
Deadline: February 20, 2019
Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring 2019.
Website: http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm

Brauns Law, PC Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2019
Brauns Law, PC understands that future leaders can achieve success with a proper education. However, they realize that education can be a financial constraint for students and their families. To help students achieve their educational goals, their personal injury attorneys are proud to announce the launch of Brauns Law, PC $1,000 Scholarship Contest. Applicants may be high school seniors, college students, or law school students. Students must submit an essay discussing qualities they possess that have helped them overcome obstacles in life.
Website: https://braunslaw.com/scholarship/

Sweet and Simple Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2019
Big things come in small packages, and now, those simple gifts can really pay off in Unigo's Sweet and Simple Scholarship! Think back to a time when you received a special gift that seemed so unassuming yet made such a strong impact in your life. Was it a present you could open in a box or a humble gesture from a stranger? Your gift will forever be priceless, but the Sweet and Simple Scholarship can help sweeten that present with a $1,500 award towards your college education. So, for those looking for an easy scholarship, keep it simple - sweet and simple. Applicants must be 13 years of age or older at the time of application, be legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia, 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/sweet-and-simple-scholarship

TeenDrive365 Video Challenge Contest
Deadline: February 28, 2019
You have the power to influence safe driving behavior among teens. Make a video that inspires your peers to drive safely and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of 15 great prizes ranging from $1,000 to $15,000! Applicants must create an original video between 30 and 60 seconds in length, which demonstrates the best solution for distracted driving.
Website: http://www.teendrive365inschool.com/teens/video-challenge

March Scholarships:

Tinker Spouses Scholarship
Eligibility: high school seniors who are dependents of U.S. Military members at Tinker Air Force Base and will be attending a college or a vocational/technical school. Scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are now available.  Please see applications for specific eligibility and qualification requirements. The applications may be found on the TSC’s website: www.tinkerspouses.org/whatwedo.  The application can be filled out online, printed and submitted.  Applications must be postmarked or e-mailed to tinkerspousesscholarships@gmail.com no later than March 1, 2019.

The Jittery Monks Scholarships
Deadline: March 1, 2019

Prudent Publishing Company
$10,000 annually, non-renewable scholarship
The winning student's school will also receive $1,000 for helping to promote the scholarship contest. Each month, approximately 100 entries will be posted in an online gallery and made available for public voting. The entry with the most votes each month will advance to the finalist round and, in addition to five finalists selected by the judges, will be among the final 10 entries considered for the grand prize award.  Applications, official rules, and additional information about this award are available online at the provider website.  Click here to sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

OU/Thunder Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Entrants must be Oklahoma state residents and high school seniors who will graduate during the 2018-2019 academic year. Entrants must apply for acceptance to the University of Oklahoma as a first time freshman in the fall of 2019 as a full time student. Entrants must be able to attend the Oklahoma City Thunder home game on March 27, 2019 to be eligible. The OU/Thunder Scholarship Committee will select five (5) scholarship recipients. Each recipient will receive two (2) Oklahoma City Thunder tickets and a $1,000 scholarship to The University of Oklahoma.
Website: http://www.nba.com/thunder/community/scholarship

Rochester Institute of Technology - National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Deadline:  March 1, 2019
Eligibility:  10th and 11th graders must be deaf or hard of hearing to enter.  To enter, visit www.rit.edu/NTID/WritingContest to download the entry form.  This year's theme is advocacy and social justice.  Whether you want to talk about your own experiences or utilize the stories found within your school-issued reading list--such as Scout's father defending a black man in To Kill a Mockingbird, the close-knit brotherhood in The Outsiders, or welfare reform in Nickel and Dimes--how does one's involvement in advocacy and/or social justice make the world a better place?

Project Yellow Light - Hunter Garner Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits. The competition has three separate competitions: video, billboard, and radio. Applicants must create a video, billboard design or radio spot created to motivate, persuade and encourage their peers to not drive distracted. You have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading this important message. You can speak to your peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. The more lives you can impact, the more lives you can save. For both the high school and college categories of the billboard competition, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Billboard designs are due March 1. Submissions for the video and radio competitions are due April 1.
Website: https://projectyellowlight.com/

SEG Scholarships
Deadline: March 1, 2019
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) scholarships encourage the study of geophysics and related geosciences. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the SEG offers a range of different scholarship opportunities. Funds provided may be applied to tuition, books, and fees. Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 per academic year. Average awards are approximately $3,700. The number of scholarships available depends chiefly upon the number of sponsors and the amounts they contribute. SEG scholarships have been awarded to students all over the world.
Website: http://seg.org/Scholarships

True Sky Credit Union Scholarship
  March 8, 2019
Qualifications:  Must be a True Sky Credit Union member or child/grandchild of a member.  Current high school senior who will be attending a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2019.  Scholarship is $2,000. 

Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest
Deadline: March 8, 2019
Students can win money for college by writing an essay discussing the current tax code which permits charitable nonprofits to be political but not partisan. Any high school student graduating in 2019 or 2020 is eligible to enter the contest. There are not requirements regarding GPA, faith, after-school activities, or clubs. The grand prize winner will receive $2,000 and a trip for two to Washington, D.C. The second prize winner will receive $1,000 and third prize will receive $500.
Website: http://bjconline.org/contest/

Rochester Institute of Technology
Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

Deadline:  March 15, 2019
1.  Be deaf or hard of hearing
2.  Be in 9th - 12th grade at time of entry
3.  Complete and submit an entry form with descriptive essay of the processes used in their project.
Students may submit up to two works.  One online entry form can be used for two works.  To enter the competition and to get instructions about how to submit your artwork electronically, go to www.rit.edu/NTID/DAFAC and follow the directions to enter.
Mailing address:  RIT Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY  14623-5604
Email:  ArtsCompetition@ntid.rit.edu with any questions or call (585) 475-7695.
Videophone:  (585) 286-4555.

Deadline: March 15
Click here for more information.

American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) National High School Essay Contest
Deadline: March 15, 2019
The United States has many tools to advance and defend its foreign policy and national security interests around the world-from diplomatic approaches pursued by members of the Foreign Service, to the range of options available to the U.S. military. In countries affected by or vulnerable to violent conflict, peacebuilding tools are important additions to the national security toolkit. In a 1,000-1,250-word essay, identify two cases-one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful-where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict-affected country. Students whose parents are not in the Foreign Service are eligible to participate if they are in grades nine through twelve in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, or if they are U.S. citizens attending high school overseas. Students may be attending a public, private, or parochial school. Entries from home-schooled students are also accepted. The winner receives $2,500, a trip to Washington, D.C., and an all-expense paid educational voyage courtesy of Semester at Sea.
Website: http://www.afsa.org/essay-contest

Oklahoma State Fair Scholarship - .
Established in 2002, the scholarship program has awarded nearly $250,000 in scholarships to deserving and qualified Oklahoma youth.
Applications for the one-time, $2,500 scholarship will be accepted Monday, February 18 at noon thru Friday, March 29 at 4:59 p.m! 
In the meantime, take a look at the guidelines & instructions in order to start gathering all the required materia



VFW Auxiliary's Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary's Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. This scholarship is open to any student in grades 9-12 who is enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $29,500.
Website: https://vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships/young-american-creative-patriotic-art-contest/

 April Scholarships

IVY Panda
$1,500 Semi-Annual Video Contest Scholarship for Students
Eligibility: Current high school, college, or university students from any country
Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The runner-up prize is $500.
April 7, 2019

Jimmie L Dean Scholarship Foundation is now taking applications for the 2019-2020 academic year through April 15, 2019 at our website www.jimmiedeanfoundation.org  Our mission is to provide financial assistance to Oklahoma students who will attend Oklahoma colleges and universities that we feel will remain in out great state after graduation and contribute to the Oklahoma economy for many years.  This award does not consider income levels, hardship conditions, or a specific entrance test score (although we do require a minimum 20 ACT score for 4 year colleges and Universities and 17 for OSUIT students). We do take into consideration the test score when trying to project a student's success in their chosen major area of study.  We are simply looking for true Oklahomans who may find themselves in the position of not having sufficient funds to attend college but have income levels that preclude them from receiving enough financial assistance to cover their costs of attendance.Our application form provides an avenue for a short student essay to allow them to introduce themselves to our foundation.   We rely upon this to help select our finalists each year. We encourage you to communicate to prospective students they take this opportunity very seriously. You would be surprised as to how many essays simply state the students need for money or tell us about the other members of their family but really nothing about themselves.  In all candor we already know they need money or they would not be applying and telling us about family members is only relevant if it provides insight into the student. We want to know about the student, what jobs they have held, what would make them a good investment for us, and how do they exemplify the qualities of the Foundation.

Our awards are primarily awarded to students who will be pursuing degrees that are science related rather than arts majors. Therefore, some of the majors we will not consider are music, performing arts, english, literature, psychology, sociology, journalism, business, pre-law, political science or similar majors. In short, we are looking for students who are wanting to make or build things or serve in a health science field.

Deadline: April 15
Click here for more information.

May Scholarships

Deadline: May 31

June Scholarships

Deadline: June 30, 2019
Denver Recovery Center believes that high school and college students play a strong role in creating and maintaining a healthier future. Through your knowledge, we can reduce substance abuse and addiction across the board. If you have a similar vision for the future as we do, we want to hear from you.
Please write a short essay telling us about how you’re fighting or planning on fighting addiction and substance abuse. Your contribution could be anything from majoring in psychology to helping a loved one get the treatment he or she needs. Whatever your role, we can’t wait to hear from you.  The scholarship is a $500 essay scholarship from Denver Recovery Center.  The rules can be found here: https://www.denverrecoverycenter.com/about-denver-recovery-center/scholarship-program/

The Caring.com Scholarship

At Caring.com, we understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.

Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.

How to Apply

Interested students can submit either a 1,500-word essay or a two-minute video addressing the following questions:

  • Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
  • How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
  • How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?

In addition to the essay or video, must also complete the online application form below.by June 30, 2019.