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Masonic  Senior Essay Contest High School Seniors submit a 1,000-1,250 word essay on a pre-chosen topic. Click on the link to see the topic!  Local winners receive certificates. Statewide winners and their school districts win cash prizes from $100 to $5,000! Entries must be postmarked by October 31.

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation
The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide, need based merit scholarship for rural students who will require financial assistance to attend college. These students will graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents. Three hundred fifty scholarships can be awarded each year. Eligibility: (1) Must be a U.S. Citizen. (2) Must attend an Eligible Public High School; see List of Eligible Public High Schools. (3) Must be a student in the 2018 high school graduating class. (4) Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.50 or higher. (5) Must have scored 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score); or 1,200 on the SAT. (6) Must enroll in a four-year college the first semester following high school graduation. (7) Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college. (8) Must complete the FAFSA in 2017 using 2016 tax return information.
FAFSA EFC must be less than $6,500. (9) Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants. (10) Must not have been convicted of a felony.  Deadline: November 15, 2017


The Support Collectors Scholarship
$500 Scholarship from Support Collectors, the online leader in providing child support collection services, is excited to announce a new scholarship program. We want to provide financial assistance to a selected college student who has either been affected by family separation in their own life, or who intends to pursue a career that will have a positive impact on separated families. The selected student will receive an award of $500 for use toward tuition, books, or living expenses. Eligibility: (1) An existing college student or incoming freshman (to be enrolled in the fall of 2017 in good academic standing). (2) Attending any school, college or university as a full-time student. (3) Complete and submit the application form. Judging will be based on the submission quality of the application, which will include a short, 1000 word or less on: Problems faced by children of separated families, and how to overcome them. Deadline: December 15, 2017 Neighborhood Involvement Scholarship

Each recipient gets a one-time payment of $2,000, which will be paid to the accredited college or university he or she is attending. Available to all students attending an accredited 2- to 4-year undergraduate college or university in any U.S. state. Requirement: 3.5+ GPA. Written essay by the applicant. The essay should discuss your experience with neighborhood involvement and the role your neighborhood played in shaping who you are today. Deadline: December 31, 2017

The UNIGO $10K Scholarship
Award Amount: $10,000. Applicants must: (1) be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application. (2) Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. (3) Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Submit an online written response to the question:  “Surprise! You just got elected president. What’s your first tweet?” (140 characters or less, including spaces). The Unigo $10K Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around March 31, 2018. Deadline: December 31, 2017

Pinot’s Palette Scholarship for Artistic Excellence
Pinot’s Palette is one of the nation’s largest paint and sip franchises. We welcome all USA students looking to achieve a degree in the arts to apply for our scholarship. We will award the chosen applicant with $1,000 to be used towards their tuition expenses and any other verified educational costs. Deadline: October 31, 2017

Coca-Coca Scholars Foundation Scholarship
We’re looking for 150 incredible high school seniors to receive a $20,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. 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. Deadline: October 31, 2017

Dr. Pepper Scholarship
Dr. Pepper is awarding over $1,000,000 in tuition to help students reach their biggest goals. Check out the website on how to enter! Deadline: October 18, 2017

College JumpStart Scholarship
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.  Deadline: October 17, 2017

Eskridge Auto Free Ride College Scholarship
Eskridge Auto Group and Prosperity Bank are awarding a “Free Ride” college scholarship worth up to $25,000 and a new 2016 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ to one graduating senior at a central Oklahoma Area High School! The Program Sponsors together with KOCO 5 are also teaming up to award scholarships worth up to $5,000 to four graduating seniors. The terms and conditions of participation in this program  are explained on the website. Deadline: Year Round

American Indian Science And Engineering Society
Deadline: Various  The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) helps students move forward in their educational journeys by providing a wide range of programs and scholarship opportunities.  AISES scholarships help students acquire skills and training that will help them meet the unique STEM needs of our communities.

American Indian College Fund
Deadline: Various  The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values. The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States.

Free Speech Essay Contest                                                                                                                                                             This contest is for Juniors or Seniors who would like to write an 800-1000 word essay on Free Speech for a chance to win a $10,000, $5,000, $1000, or $500 prize.  Deadline December 31, 2017.  Check out the website for rules and more information.

Military Academy Nominations

Seniors… have interest in serving our country? Apply for a US Service Academy nomination. The academies are a great choice for students interested in the military. If accepted to an academy, they will receive a degree from the best school in the country at no cost, followed by a five year commitment in the military to use the skills they learned.

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. 

The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, an a desire to contribute to society.  Click on the website above for specific eligibility criteria and application procedure.

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships

The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Click on the link above for eligibility criteria and application.


Scholarship Search Websites:

OKCollegeStart– scholarships specific to Oklahoma
OKCareerGuide– scholarships specific to Oklahoma
MyCollegeOptions– specify any state
SchoolSoup– specify any state
Fastweb– the most commonly used national scholarship search site
Chegg– national scholarship search site
Tuition Funding Sources– national scholarships; the largest portion is made up of scholarships sponsored by individual colleges and universities

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