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May Scholarships

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Students in 12th grade, college or graduate school may apply. Awards include: One 1st Place award of $10,000; Five 2nd Place awards of $2,000; 10 3rd Place awards of $1,000; 45 Finalist awards of $100; 175 Semifinalist awards of $50. Students must select from one of three topics listed on the website to write an essay. Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view - not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Atlas Shrugged.

The Fountainhead Essay Contest
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Students in 11th and 12th grade may apply. Awards include: One 1st Place award of $10,000; Five 2nd Place awards of $2,000; 10 3rd Place awards of $1,000; 45 Finalist awards of $100; 175 Semifinalist awards of $50. Students must select from one of three topics listed on the website and write an essay. Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view - not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of The Fountainhead.

OSLS Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 15, 2018
The Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors Scholarship program will provide financial assistance to those applicants who are seeking a career as a Registered Professional Land Surveyor. Scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants who have demonstrated talent and achievement in the areas of leadership, citizenship and genuine interest in land surveying. The amount of the scholarship awarded may vary depending on number of applicants.

Technical Generation Scholarship
Deadline: May 17, 2018
This education and scholarship programs aims to inspire and help students become future leaders by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering their respective fields. The Technical Generation Scholarship was established to help aspiring students become leaders in their field of interest. Selected students will receive $2,000. Scholarships are available for high school, undergraduate and graduate students.
Website: Sleep Scholarship
Deadline: May 19, 2018 values education highly and wants to give back to the community at large. They are also passionate about promoting sleep awareness and created this scholarship to both help further that cause and to help students pay for the increasing costs of higher education. To be eligible, applicants must be current high school seniors attending school in the United States OR current college students already studying at an accredited U.S. postsecondary institution. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Students must also be anticipating completion of high school diploma at time of application or already in possession of high school diploma/GED. Applicants must be carrying a minimum 3.0 GPA currently or at the end of their senior year.

Student Award Search Aid: B. Davis Scholarship
Deadline: May 22, 2018
This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any postsecondary institution. There is no age restriction. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.

Leavitt Machinery (LM) Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 31, 2018
To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled or expect to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years in length or greater) by September. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be a US resident or Canada resident and must also attend a school in Canada or the US. Applicants must submit an essay outlining a situation they have been involved in or someone they know has been involved in where better safety procedures would have prevented injury. They must explain, in detail, what safety procedures should have been in place and how they would have prevented the injury.


June Scholarships

Duck Tape: Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
Deadline: June 1, 2018
For the first time ever, Duck Brand's Stuck at Prom will have two grand prize winners. Use your imagination to create Duck Tape prom fashions in either the "Dress" or "Tux" category for a chance to win! By allowing contestants to enter as individuals rather than a couple, they hope to see even more creative styles. One $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner of the Dress Category. One $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to the winner of the Tux Category. Four Dress Category and four Tux Category runners up will each win a Duck Brand Prize Pack worth $100.

J.B. and Betty Smith Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Two scholarships are awarded to a high school senior boy and girl in the amount of $1,000 each. Applicants must have a parent or grandparent who is an active member of the Oklahoma Cattle Women's or Oklahoma Cattleman's Association. They must also be resident of Oklahoma and a high school senior. There is no special area of study required, but interest in agriculture is a plus. Scholarship funds will be awarded based on residency, financial need, school and community involvement and academic achievement.

Pureland Supply Vocation and Skilled Trade Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Pureland Supply understands the importance of skilled trades in our society and appreciates those who learn and perform specific occupational trades. The $1,000 Pureland Supply Scholarship is open to students who have been accepted to an accredited community college, vocational college, technical school or trade school. Recipients are chosen on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today's world and how the student expects to play a part in the future of their trade or field.

Kids' Chance of Oklahoma Scholarship
Deadline: June 8, 2018
To be eligible for a Kids' Chance of Oklahoma, Inc. scholarship, applicants must have a parent who has been seriously or fatally injured in a workplace accident in the state of Oklahoma. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and meet the following requirements: (1) Must be between the ages of 17 and 25 at the time of disbursement of the scholarship award; (2) Reside in the state of Oklahoma; (3) Have a high school diploma, GED or be a high school senior. Academic achievement, student government involvement, aptitude, extracurricular activities and community service of the applicant are considered; (4) Maintain a GPA of 2.5; (6) Must be enrolled as a full- or part-time student at an accredited institution in the United States. The amount of each Kids' Chance of Oklahoma, Inc. scholarship award is decided by the Scholarship Committee and Board of Directors. The award will be paid directly to the education institution. The award is contingent upon available funds.

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship
Deadline: June 14, 2018
Abbott & Fenner are committed to helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited postsecondary institution. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit an essay over the following topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words.

Lucidchart Diagramming Scholarship
Deadline: June 16, 2018
Lucidchart is a collaborative diagramming tool that helps users visualize complex processes. So, instead of a traditional text response, use their flowchart maker to put together a creative representation of your answer to one of the three prompts, adapted from common essay questions. Feel free to use any Lucidchart template to get started. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Applicant must be a current or incoming college freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student. 

BigSun Scholarship
Deadline: June 19, 2018
The BigSun Organization is proud to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do their part, they are offering a scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institution. The number and value of awards may vary each year.

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2018
The program has specific scholarships for incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students. All of the scholarships are based on financial need and with the usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0. To be eligible for a scholarship you must: (1) Submit a completed application form indicating a sincere interest in an automotive career; (2) Provide an official transcript of all academic work; (3) Submit two letters of recommendation supporting your automotive interests; (4) Submit a letter of acceptance for an associate, bachelor, or master's program; (5) Be accepted at an accredited college, university or trade school within the United States at the time of application; (6) Students attending a technical training school may also apply (trade school should equal a two-year associate program); (7) Student must be a United States citizen or in the United States on a Student Visa; (8) Must be enrolled full-time; (9) Must have 3.0 GPA or higher.

Life Parts Express Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2018
Going to college is a big financial commitment. To apply for this scholarship, write an essay that outlines how much you expect to spend to finish your schooling, how you intend to pay for your schooling and what you expect your job to be once you are finished with your schooling. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 21, must be attending school in the fall of 2018, have a 3.0 GPA or above and be a US or Canadian resident. One applicant will receive a $500 scholarship.

Review IT Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2018
Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu are active philanthropists who avidly support a variety of organizations. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the best movie review submitted by a student before the scholarship deadline. To be considered eligible for the scholarship you must be attending college or university no later than September of 2018, have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during your last academic year and be attending or planning to attend a school in the U.S.




Oklahoma Scholarships:

Follow the links below to learn more about college scholarships in Oklahoma.

Nolan Moore Memorial Education Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation’s main purpose is to support industry education, as well as offering scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in printing technology/management. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $180,000 in scholarships to students in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Scholarship amounts range from $500 (freshman) to $2,500 (seniors) per year and are based on t...   more

AOTF Oklahoma Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to one professional level student and technical level student within the state of Oklahoma. Scholarship amount TBD.

Ines Abbott McCrary Scholarship

The scholarship shall be awarded to a junior or senior collegian member of Beta Zeta/Oklahoma State University who will pursue an undergraduate degree during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded, or a senior collegian member of Beta Zeta who will pursue a graduate degree during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. 2. Should no applicants meet the criteria sti...   more

Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG)

The Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program (OTAG) is a need-based grant program for Oklahoma residents who attend ELIGIBLE COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND CAREER TECHNOLOGY CENTERS in Oklahoma. Awards are approved for full-time or part-time undergraduate students. APPLICATION Application is made through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available through high school counselors, the fin...   more

Future Teachers Scholarship

The Future Teachers Scholarship Program was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as an incentive to encourage the preparation of teachers in critical shortage areas in the public schools of Oklahoma. ELIGIBILITY The student must be a resident of Oklahoma. The student must be nominated by the college in which they are enrolled on the basis of one of the following criteri...   more

Regional University Baccalaureate Scholarship

This scholarship enables 11 participating public universities to provide up to four years of scholarship support to academically-promising Oklahoma students enrolled in a baccalaureate program. Each participating institution may nominate up to 15 awardees per year. REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES Cameron University, East Central University, Langston University, Northeastern State University, Northwestern ...   more

Chiropractic Education Scholarship Program

This scholarship is administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Oklahoma State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The purpose of the Chiropractic Education Scholarship Program is to assist residents of the state of Oklahoma who are pursuing the study of chiropractic at accredited out-of-state schools. ELIGIBILITY The student must be a resident of Oklahoma for at least ...   more

ASHRAE David C. J. Peters Scholarship

A one-year $5,000 scholarship available annually to a qualified undergraduate mechanical engineering student enrolled full-time in a four or five year bachelor degree program at one of the institutions listed below. The scholarship was created by Southland Industries in honor of David Peters, a tireless advocate of recruiting quality and ASHRAE member. California State University (CSU) at Chico ...   more

3 Point Scholarship Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The “3 Point Scholarship Program” has been designed to assist New York/Tri-State & Tulsa area high school students in their pursuit of a college degree. $2,000 grants will be available to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time at a two-year or four-year accredited institution during the upcoming academic year. Students who remain in good standing acade...   more

Tractor Supply Company Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Applicant must complete financial analysis section of application and exhibit financial need. Resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South...   more

Bank of the West Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agribusiness or agriculture. Must have demonstrated leadership qualities, exhibit financial need (low to moderate income) and reside within the immediate areas served by Bank of the West, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dak...   more

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agronomy, crop science, agricultural communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, business management, economics, finance, sales, marketing, plant pathology/breeding/genetics, soil science or soil/water conservation. One scholarship will be awarded to resident of Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan,...   more

Fastline Publications Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing. Seventeen $1,000 scholarships to a member from Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina; Arkansas, Louisiana or Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; Pennsylvania or New York; Washington, Oregon or Idah...   more

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management, communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and administration in agriculture. Resident of Alabama, Arkan...   more

Clubs of America

Eligible students will: Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: YouTube submissions are optional, although not required...   more

Betty Black Hatchett Scholarship

Graduate or undergraduate; must reside in or attend school in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, or Arkansas

Ines Abbott McCrary Scholarship

Eligibility:# Open to: Undergraduate and alumnae members of Beta Zeta/Oklahoma State# Additional Criteria: First preference given to junior and senior undergraduate members. Second preference given to alumnae members pursuing a graduate degree. Third preference given to freshman and sophomore undergraduate members.

Lucile Moore Garrett Scholarship

Graduate or undergraduate either residing in or attending school in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, or Louisiana.




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U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid Information
FEDERAL STUDENT AID is a site where you can learn how to pay for college, why you should go, what you need to do to get there and how to talk to your family about college.

Note: The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have provided links to several financial aid websites and hope they are helpful. However, the State Regents cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy or content of these pages or guarantee full access to them. Before starting a scholarship search, we suggest you read the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION and FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION information on scholarship scams in an effort to protect yourself from being victimized.


Active Calendar Scholarship
Chesapeake Scholars
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Cox Connects Education Scholarships
Dell Scholars
Dish Networks
FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contest
GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP)/Body Service Educational Program (BSEP) Scholarships
Intel Science Talent Search
Microsoft Scholarships
Varsity Tutors Monthly Essay Contest
Wal-Mart Associate Scholarships 


The Gates Millennium Scholars
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
James Madison Graduate Fellowships
United States Department of Agriculture
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of Democracy Scholarship 


Accounting Scholarships
Accounting Software Scholarship by Corcentric
Actuarial Scholarships
American Psychological Association
AmeriQuest Transportation Services Scholarship
Distinctive Window Treatment Plus Design Your Future Scholarship Contest
Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting
Morris K. Udall Environmental Scholarships
National Federation of Paralegal Associations/West Scholarship
Plant Protection and Quarantine William Helms Scholarship Program
Teach for America 
USDA/APHIS Saul T. Wilson Jr. Scholarship (veterinary services)
Women in Defense Scholarships


The Center for Reintegration
DREAM (Disability, Resources, Educational Advocacy, Motivation) Institute
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Scholarships for Women with Disabilities
Microsoft Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
McNair Scholars Program
National Federation of the Blind


American Dental Education Association
Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
Fleming Scholarship Program Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oklahoma Health Careers
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
National Research Service Award Grants and Fellowships
National Health Service Corps
Providian Medical Scholarship
Tylenol Scholarship


Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships
American Legion Scholarships
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (for children of Marines)
Navy/Marines Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships
Office of Naval Research Young Investigators Program
Veterans Report


A Better Chance
Amelia Earheart Fellowship Program for Women in Aerospace 
Aspen Institute's William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
Association for Women in Communications, Oklahoma City Chapter
Association for Women in Science Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Chickasaw Nation Higher Education Grants, Scholarships and Incentives
Choctaw Nation Scholarship Advisement Program
Development Fund For Black Students In Science And Technology
Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics
The Center for Reintegration
Gates Millennium Scholars
¡Gradúate! Financial Aid Guide to Success
Hispanic College Fund
Jackie Robinson Foundation
La Unidad Latina Foundation
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarships
Microsoft Scholarships for Women and Minorities
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Association of Black Journalists
Ron Brown Scholar Program
United Negro College Fund
Bureau of Indian Affairs Education Financial Aid Programs


Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Scholarship Advisement Program
Dr. Debbie Blanke Scholarship (Oklahoma Women in Higher Education)
Jimmie L. Dean Scholarship Foundation
Mariachi Orgullo de America Music Scholarship to the University of Oklahoma
May T. Henry Scholarship Fund (PDF, 279KB)
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Oklahoma Business Women's Scholarship
Tulsa Association for Women in Communications
Tulsa Community Foundation
WEOKIE Credit Union Scholarship Program


College Board Online
College Search
Colleges, College Scholarships, and Online Degrees
College Navigator
Federal Student Financial Aid
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Scholarship News Free-4-U Scholarship Search
The SallieMae Fund
Scholarships and Grants
Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards
School Soup
Tax Benefits for Higher Education


AT&T Labs Fellowship Program
ATTSavings Scholarship
Department of Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Program
Goldwater Scholars (Math, Science and Engineering)
National Inventors Hall of Fame College Inventors Competition
National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship
Reed Tech STEM Scholarship Contest
Semiconductor Research Corporation Master's Scholarship Program
Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science and Technology
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
Southland Electrical Supply Scholarship Program


International Education Financial Aid
International Education of Students (IES) Scholarships
Marshall Scholarships to Study Abroad in UK
Mitchell Scholarships for Study Abroad in Ireland
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships
U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholarship Program to Study Abroad 


Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Listing of 17 "Bizarre" Scholarships
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
Davidson Fellowship Program
Harvard University Free Tuition for Outstanding, Low-Income Students
Holocaust Remembrance Project
Jack Kent Cook Foundation - Scholarships for Transfer Students
National Federation of Paralegal Associations/West Scholarship
NCAA Scholarships and Internships
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Presidential Freedom Scholarships
Rhodes Scholarship
The Roothbert Fund
Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
Union-Sponsored Scholarships and Aid
United States Institute of Peace Essay Contest
Roothbert Fund
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

For more information on financial aid opportunities, email STUDENTINFO@OSRHE.EDU or call the Student Information Hotline at 800.858.1840 (225.9239 in Oklahoma City).




How To Write A Scholarship Essay:

Scholarship Essays should use this formatting unless specified otherwise:

  • Two to three pages in length
  • Double spaced
  • Times New Roman font
  • 12 point font
  • One-inch top, bottom, and side margins

 These scholarship essay examples are provided for insight on how to write a scholarship essay.

Scholarship Essay Example 1 addresses the following question: "Choose a book or books that have affected you deeply and explain why." In this case, the applicant has chosen the novel Germinal by Emile Zola. The essay is strong and well-written, although not without its flaws.

Scholarship Essay Example 1

The scholarship essay example 2 question (Who has been the most influential person in your life?) is a common scholarship prompt. The example posted here is a winning scholarship submission that deals effectively and affectionately with the question.

Scholarship Essay Example 2

Essay examples 3 and 4 are in response to (e.g, "Why do you want to go to college" or "Describe a major hurdle or obstacle you've had to overcome".). Both examples deal with the same theme (sick parent) but utilize different approaches. In addition, one is a 500-word response and the other is a 1,000-word response.

Scholarship Essay Example 3

Scholarship Essay Example 4