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Ron Brown Scholar Program   The Ron Brown Scholarship (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship.  Click the link for more requirements.  Deadline: January 9, 2018

NatureWorks – Sutton Award for Student Conservation Art  The Sutton Award recognizes high school students, grades ten through twelve, who demonstrate the ability to communicate current conservation topics in compelling ways. Applicants must choose one of the following format categories for their presentation: Fine Art, Photo Essay, or Advertisement (no videos).The Sutton Award is comprised of up to $20,000 in cash to be distributed among students, and among selected instructors of winning students as determined by the selection. Students must be attending school (public, private or home-school) in the state of Oklahoma.   Deadline: January 10, 2018

APIASF Scholarship Program   The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIASF provides scholarships to underserved AAPI students with a special focus on those who live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status, are the first in their families to attend college, are representative of the AAPI community’s diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity, and have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.  Deadline: January 11, 2018

Mensa Education & Research Foundation Scholarship   Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date. Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals. Applicants need not be Mensa members. Applicants must complete the online application, including the essay describing their career, vocational or academic goals. Essays must be no longer than 550 words.  Deadline: January 15, 2018

The Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship   The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the forty-ninth annual national Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards for students completing twelfth (or final high school year) in 2018 who are planning careers in government service. The Washington Crossing Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of national and regional college scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000. The competition is open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. All awards are for one year.  Deadline: January 15, 2018

RiSE Scholarship Foundation  RiSE is pleased to announce that for the 2017-2018 scholarship, there will be five awards for students with a Learning Disability and five awards for students with Autism. These $2,500 awards will be paid to the college or university each winner is attending in the fall of 2018. Additionally, there will be 10 $500 Honorable Mention awards in each category.  Deadline: January 31, 2018

Buenas Opiniones Scholarship  This scholarship is for graduating Latino high school seniors or currently enrolled college undergraduate or graduate students. The award is $2,500 per year for up to four years.  For more information, visit the link.  Deadline: January 31, 2018

The Hammock Expert Scholarship  The Hammock Expert recognizes the investment in knowledge pays the best interest for the future. That is why they are excited to announce the creation of an annual college or technical school scholarship for high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Each year they will award up to $6,000 in scholarships, in $1,500 increments, to deserving students that are looking to be successful in life. To be eligible, applicant must have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA (high school or university) and submit a 1000-1500-word essay answering the following question: How do you see technology impacting the world around us in the future and where do you see yourself in this future?  Deadline: January 31, 2018

EngineerGirl Writing Contest  Every year, the EngineerGirl website sponsors a contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world. Research and essay required.  Applicants may be in grades 3 – 12. Click the link for more details.  Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship  The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to address the financial needs of minority college students and provide comprehensive mentoring services through its 42 Strategies for Success Curriculum. This is a great program.  Click link for more details.   Deadline: February 1, 2018

Best Mattress Review Scholarship  $1000 scholarship.  Click the link to check it out.  Deadline May 19th, 2018


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  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.  Deadline: Various

American Indian College Fund  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.  Deadline: Various

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.



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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