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Scholarships

 Where to Start Looking: 


American Indian Scholarship Resources:

https://collegefund.org/student-resources/scholarships/scholarship-programs/


September

OppU Achievers Scholarship

  • Deadline: September 30
  • $2500
  • Be enrolled fulltime in High School or at least part time in college, graduate, professional or trade school.  Also, must be a U.S. Citizen and have a GPA of 3.0-4.0
  • For more information go to: https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/
  • Scholarship Decisions are based solely on applicant’s essay response.

October

Horatio Alger Scholarship

  • National Scholarship that gives awards ranging from $6,000-$25,000
  • Students may apply online Aug.1-Oct.25 at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/
    • ​Requirements:
      • ​Full Time High School Senior planning to attend an college in the fall
      • Demonstrate Financial Need ($55,000 or lower adusted gross family income)
      • Involved in co-curricular and community service activities
      • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
      • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
      • Be a US Citizen

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship 

  • Deadline: October 31
  • Applicants must be:
    • - Current high school (or home-schooled) students attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2019-2020 academic school year

      - U.S. Citizens (not a Temporary Resident), U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility

      - On track to graduate this academic year (2019-2020)

      - Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

  • Click the link for application and scholarship information https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/ 

November

2019 Most Valuable Student Scholarship

  • Deadline: November 5, 2020
  • Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.
  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm

Hagan Scholarship Foundation

  • Deadline: November 15, 2020 at 5:00pm CST
  • The Hagen Scholarship is a nationwise need-based merit scholarship, designed to provide each recipient with the oppurtunity to graduate college debt free. The intended recipient of a Hagen Scholarship is a high-achieving, self-motiviated student who will require financial assistance to attend college. Each award provides up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters and includes a $15,000 Schwab Investment Account and fully paid Study Abroad Award.
  • www.hsfmo.org

Real World Design Challenge Scholarship

 


December

Disability Advocate Scholarship

OppU Achievers Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 31
  • $2500
  • Be enrolled fulltime in High School or at least part time in college, graduate, professional or trade school.  Also, must be a U.S. Citizen and have a GPA of 3.0-4.0
  • For more information go to: https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/
  • Scholarship Decisions are based solely on applicant’s essay response.

 


January

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

  • Deadline: January 3, 2020 (5 pm EST)
  • Be entering college in the Fall of 2020 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree.
  • Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win).
  • Not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director.
  • https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/

United States JCI Senate Scholarship


February

2020 Scholarship Award Sweepstakes 

Discover Student Loans is giving away a $5,000 scholarship each month this year! The earlier your college bound students and parents enter, the more chances they have to win 1 of the 12 scholarships available. Families can visit Scholarship.CollegeCovered.com to enter today. Sweepstakes are open from February 2, 2019 through January 31, 2020.

Carolyn Watson Opportunities Scholarship

  • Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • $10,000
  • Must be resident of rural Oklahoma county.
  • Must have GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Exceptional ability and excels beyond the local high school environment in one of the following areas must be demonstrated by the nominee: (1) arts and humanities, (2) science and engineering or (3) community leadership
  • https://occf.academicworks.com/opportunities/2316

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 1, 2020
  • Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.
  • To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
    • Be a graduating high school senior
    • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
    • Show leadership potential
    • Demonstrate a dedication to community service
    • Present evidence of financial need
    • Be a United States citizen
    • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
    • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.
  • www.jackierobinson.org/apply/

Oklahoma Schools Insurance Group Scholarship 

  • Deadline: Submit to Mrs. Calavan by February 10th for consideration. 
  • up to $2000 
  • Selection is based on academic excellence, leadership in school activities and/or work experience and community service.  
  • Only one applicant’s scholarship submission may be chosen from each school
  • See Student S Drive for Application or ask Mrs. Calavan for the Application 

GPACAC Student Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • $500-$1000
  • Students must meet all the following scholarship requirements listed below:
    • be a May/June 2020 high school graduate
    • attend high school / homeschool in Nebraska, Kansas, or Oklahoma
    • have an ACT Composite score of 21 or higher (or SAT equivalent)
    • have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • To apply for the 2020 scholarship:

    -Complete the 2020 application form
    -Upload a resume or activities list
    -Upload an original essay on one of the two topics provided (500 word maximum)

  • https://www.gpacac.net/student-scholarship1

GPACAC Paul Max Scholarship

Deadline: February 15th, 2020

-$1000

Students must meet all the following scholarship requirements listed below:
-be a May/June 2020 high school graduate
-attend high school/homeschool in Nebraska, Kansas, or Oklahoma
-have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 and above (or equivalent)
-have completed a minimum of 100 community service hours from freshman year to date of application

To apply for the 2020 scholarship:
-Complete the 2020 application form
-Upload a resume or activities list
-Upload an original essay on one of the two topics provided (500 word maximum)

https://www.gpacac.net/paulmaxscholarship

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Organization of Rural Oklahoma Scholarship


March

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships​

Truman D. Picard Scholarship 

  • Deadline: March 13, 2020
  • $2,500
  • NOT Available yet
  • The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.

Payne County Bank Scholarship

  • Postmarked no later than March 15
  • Scholarship awards are $2,500.  The awards may be renewed at the same amount for an additional three years by maintaining a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale and full-time enrollment in an undergraduate program.
  • Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the fall following graduation.
  • Application can be found on the 2019-2020 Senior Scholarship on the S drive or through Mrs. Calavan

Mattress Advisor’s Sleep Science Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 20
  • $1000
  • Applicants need to submit a written piece exploring their personal relationship with sleep health and the impact it’s had on their education in an 800-1000 word essay. It should quote research from recent studies in this field and explain what resources are available to help reduce poor sleep health. 
  • Applicants need to upload proof of enrollment. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill.
  • Applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • https://www.mattressadvisor.com/sleep-scholarships/

Frances Koop Parsons/AT&T Pioneers Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 27
  • $1000
  • Family Income of applicant cannot exceed $75,000
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Preference will be given to students with strong volunteer and leadership background
  • Can be used for Technology center, two-year college, or four-year university
  • Application is on the student S drive or Mrs. Calavan can email it to you upon request.

OppU Achievers Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 31
  • $2500
  • Be enrolled fulltime in High School or at least part time in college, graduate, professional or trade school.  Also, must be a U.S. Citizen and have a GPA of 3.0-4.0
  • For more information go to: https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/
  • Scholarship Decisions are based solely on applicant’s essay response.

Payne County Pork Producers Association

  • Deadline: TBA
  • $500
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Must list activities, organizations, accomplishments, and leadership roles you are involved in related to the swine industry.
  • See Mrs. Calavan for the scholarship

April

Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • Deadline: April 2, 2020
  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
    • Must be a graduating high school senior.
    • Must enroll full time in an agriculture program at an accredited Oklahoma college, university
      or technical school.
    • Must be a member of a Farm Bureau family (father, mother or legal guardian memberships qualify;
      grandparents’, siblings’ or other relatives’ memberships may not be used). Membership must remain in good standing for the duration of the scholarship.
    • Children of paid employees of Oklahoma Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies are not eligible.
  • http://www.okfarmbureau.org/userfiles/ApplicationsCenterPDFs/2019OKFBYFRScholarshipApplication.pdf

Drumright Dental Scholarship

Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation

  • Deadline: April 6, 2020
  • The awards are tiered, meaning the lower the income and financial position, the higher the amount awarded.
  • Available to students finishing high school in spring 2020, who plan to attend a public or private college or university or vocational training school in Oklahoma.
  • Scholarship is intended for lower income, lower net worth farm families or live in town of no more than 20,000 people. 
  • Application is on the student S drive or Mrs. Calavan can email it to you upon request.
  • www.orrcinc.com/scholarships.html

Payne County Home & Community Education Scholarship

  • April 6, 2020
  • $1,500 (They are awarding two applicants.)
  • Must be a High School Senior living in Payne County to Apply
  • Application is on the student S drive or Mrs. Calavan can email it to you upon request.

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The Jimmie L. Dean Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15, 2020
  • Up to $10,000
  • First time applicants must be:
  • A continuous resident of the state of Oklahoma for the past six (6) years,
  • A graduate from an Oklahoma High School or have completed the Oklahoma High School requirements through Homeschool activities,
  • Entering an accredited Oklahoma College, University or Technical school from the list on the application page on a full-time basis for the first time in the Fall of 2020 in pursuit of a 4 year undergraduate degree from the College or University or an appropriate degree from a Technical school such as Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology,
  • Graduate students and less than full time students are NOT eligible for an award.
  • https://jimmiedeanfoundation.org/apply

2019 Judge R.L. Hert Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 10, 2020 (mail to address at the bottom of the application.)
  • $1,000
  • A student need not have an interest in the study of law to qualify for the scholarship.  The scholarship requires only that the applicant graduate from a Payne County high school with the intention to pursue higher education at an accredited college or university.  
  • The Payne County Bar Association Scholarship Committee will be searching for an applicant who shows a well-rounded scholastic experience with outstanding citizenship, leadership, scholarship and need.
  • Mrs. Calavan will email to you upon request

American Petroleum Institute Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 18, 2020
  • $1,000
  • Must be a Graduating High School Senior
  • They wish to extend this scholarship to students who have an interest in the petroleum industry, but this is not mandatory.
  • GPA of 2.5 and wish to help students who are financially disadvantaged.
  • Mrs. Calavan will email to you upon request

Margaret Williamson Memorial Scholarship Award for Language Arts

  • Deadline: April 27, 2020
  • $1200
  • Email completed application to Bobby Simma:  thesimmas@sbcglobal.net
  • Because of the COVID-19 the application committee said that the students do not need letters of recommendation.
  • This award will be presented to a Ripley Senior for Achievement in Literature, Writing, and English Skills.
  • Mrs. Calavan will email to you upon request

Ripley Former Student & Teacher Scholarship Award & The Bruce Blakeley Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 27, 2020
  • $1200
  • Email completed application to Bobby Simma:  thesimmas@sbcglobal.net
  • Because of the COVID-19 the application committee said that the students do not need letters of recommendation.
  • Presented to a Ripley Senior
  • Mrs. Calavan will email to you upon request

May

Lorraine Atkins Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • $750
  • Must be a Ripley High School Senior
  • Mrs. Calavan will email it to you upon request

Neal Sharrod Scholarship 

  • Deadline: May 1, 2019 
  • $500
  • Must be a graduating Perkins-Tryon, Coyle, or Ripley High School Senior
  • Must be used to pursue either college or vocational training beyond high school level
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or Above
  • Mrs. Calavan will email it to you upon request.

Larkin Gray Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 4th 
  • $1000
  • Must be a Ripley High School Senior.  Because Larkin was a proud member of the the Ripley warrior band, preference is given to band students.
  • Mrs. Calavan will email it to you upon request

Willard Lee “Hoppy Hopkins Education Award

  • Deadline: May 7th 
  • $500
  • Must be a Ripley High School Senior.  
  • Mrs. Calavan will email it to you upon request

June

OppU Achievers Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 30
  • $2500
  • Be enrolled fulltime in High School or at least part time in college, graduate, professional or trade school.  Also, must be a U.S. Citizen and have a GPA of 3.0-4.0
  • For more information go to: https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/
  • Scholarship Decisions are based solely on applicant’s essay response.

July