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Oklahoma Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: April 8, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for Oklahoma students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2021-22 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

January

This is for $2,500. Applicants must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be studying engineering and/or science at their chosen school. Applicants must have permanent residence in the NACE Central Area which includes the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The deadline to apply is January 1st. Website found here.

 

This is for $2,500. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture and reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required as well as participation in community service, financial need and leadership ability. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. The deadline to apply is January 14th. More info. Here.

 

This is for $2,000. Applicants must be working toward four-year degrees in specific areas of agriculture. Applicants must also be residents of one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. The deadline to apply is January 14th. Read more here.

 

This gives twenty $1,500 awards. This is available to members of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) who are residents of one of the following states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin. The applicant must plan to major in an eligible agricultural field and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. The deadline to apply is January 15th. More details here.

 

Eligible applicants must have exhibited a minimum of 2-years at the Comanche County Livestock Show during their ninth through twelfth grade. Preference will be given to those with longer-term involvement in livestock showing and at the Comanche County Livestock Show specifically. They must also have an unweighted cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 2.5 and attend a school that is in Comanche County and be actively involved in that 4-H or FFA chapter. The deadline is January 15th. Read more here.

 

This is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply. The submission deadline is January 19th. Website found here.

 

This is for $500 and awarded to a full-time junior or senior student majoring in agricultural leadership. Preferred students should demonstrate excellence in academics and leadership qualities. First preference is given to applicants from Oklahoma. The deadline is mid-January. Apply here.

 

A $1,000 scholarship given to Agricultural Communications students from Oklahoma. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at Oklahoma State University in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The recipient must also have a GPA of at least 3.5.  Selection preference shall be given to students who graduated from a high school located in one of the following Oklahoma counties: Washita, Custer, Kiowa, Beckham or Roger Mills. The deadline is mid-January. Apply here.  

 

February

Students must be first year students entering the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for the upcoming fall semester. Applicants must be from one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is February 4th. Website found here.

 

This is offering one $1,000 and two $500 leadership scholarships to incoming freshmen who are men.  Acacia’s goal is to encourage and assist young men in developing themselves as leaders and balanced men during their college career. The deadline is February 15th. Apply here.

 

This range from $500 to $5,000. Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. Students must also  have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for high school seniors or 2.75 for college students. Selection is based on academic excellence, community involvement, leadership skills, honors, and financial need. The deadline for applications is February 5th. Read more here.

 

This is for applicants pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing. Seventeen $1,000 scholarships will be given to a resident of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina; Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Ohio, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, or Wisconsin. Applicants must also live on a family farm, exhibit strong leadership skills, financial need and demonstrate interest in managing a farm. The deadline to apply is February 15th. Learn more here.

This scholarship is based on academic and leadership achievements. Applicants must have a 25 ACT and a 3.6 GPA. This IS for up to $7,000 per semester. The deadline to apply is February 20th. More info. here.

 

This scholarship is based on academic and leadership achievements. Applicants must have a 25 ACT and a 3.6 GPA. This scholarship is for up to $7,000 per semester and the deadline is February 20th. Apply here.

 

This is open to graduating high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher. They must also have a composite ACT score of 20 or SAT equivalent. The deadline is February 21st. Read more here.

 

March

This is for $2,000. This is for graduating high school seniors from Woodward High School who have a  GPA greater than or equal to 3.0. Financial need will also be considered in the event of a tie. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Learn more here.

This is for students graduating from Edmond Santa Fe High School. They must also demonstrate a commitment to a career or area of study with a focus on quantitative analysis, engineering, computer science, finance, bio-medicine, chemistry, mathematics, etc. Applicants must even have a 3.0 GPA and an ACT math subscore of  24 or higher. The deadline to apply is March 1st. More details here.

 

This s for $8,000. To be eligible, you must be a dependent, children or stepchildren of full time employees of any company that is a direct or indirect subsidiary of American Electric Power Company, Inc. You must also be a high school senior and plan to enroll in a full time undergraduate study and at accredited four year college or university. The deadline for applications is March 29th. Apply here.

 

This is for $7,000 and is available to students participating on a FIRST Robotics Team. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Learn more here.

 

This is for $2,000. This is available to students pursuing an engineering degree or STEM-related studies. The deadline is March 15th.  More info. here.

This provides $2,500 to a student who has already received a 4-year degree and is enrolled in and/or pursuing a postgraduate degree. The deadline is March 25th. Read more here.

 

Applicants must be able to show experience and involvement in cattle industry leadership activities and be members in good standing of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association or their state cattlemen’s association. The deadline is March 25th. Website found here.

April

This is for $4,000. Applicants must be a graduating senior at Classen School of Advanced Studies or Northwest Classen High School with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Read more here.

 

This $500 scholarship is open to individuals enrolled as a graduate student in a higher education-related degree program at an educational institution based in Oklahoma. Preference is given to applicants who have earned at least 12 credit hours toward a graduate degree, worked at least three years in a higher education institution, and intend to pursue a career in higher education. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Learn more here.

 

All students who have been attending Science & Arts are encouraged to apply annually for scholarships funded by the Science & Arts Foundation. These scholarships vary in the requirement and amount. However, the deadline to submit the form is April 1st. More details here.

 

May

This is for $2,500 per academic year, per four years. This is available to American Indian high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher who reside in one of the 23 states serviced by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation and its affiliated companies. The deadline to apply is May 31st. Learn more here.

 

This is for $1,000. Applicants must be a current undergraduate pursuing studies in hospitality, tourism, culinary or a closely related academic program with a concentrated course of study involving a restaurant and food/beverage service major. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here.

 

This is for $3,000. Applicants must be children, adopted children, stepchildren, grandchildren, adopted grandchildren and step-grandchildren of members or deceased members of Iron Workers Local 584. They must also be graduating from high school with an unweighted 3.0 GPA or greater in their senior year of high school. The deadline to apply is May 1st. More info. here.

 

This is for $1,500 and is available for sales and marketing students in Oklahoma. The deadline is May 1st. Learn more here.

 

This is for in-state students who have resided in Oklahoma for a minimum of three years. This is for a grand total of $10,500 and it is given to outstanding student athletes on the cheerleading squad. In order to remain eligible for the funding for up to four years, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, be enrolled full-time in 12 credits per semester, and retain active participation. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here.

 

June

This is for $3,000. Applicants must be a graduate of an Oklahoma high school or have obtained a GED. This is limited to age of 25 or under at the time of application and must have been in the Oklahoma DHS custody foster care system. The deadline to apply is June 1st. More details here.

 

This is for $1000.  The award is given to a high-achieving nursing student who can demonstrate that they are currently enrolled in a state-approved associate degree nursing program. They must also demonstrate their success in completing one year of the nursing curriculum.The deadline is June 15th.  Learn more here.




This is given annually to a current associate degree nursing student that is a member of his or her school’s Alpha Delta Nu chapter. This is for $1000 and the deadline to apply is june 15th. Website found here.

 

This is for $1,000-$2,000 per year. This is available to students transferring to Science & Arts. Awards are competitive and values range according to academic profile. Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum cumulative transfer GPA and be making satisfactory academic progress. The deadline is June 1st.  More info. here.

 

This is for $5,000. To be eligible, applicants must be an Oklahoma resident and U.S. citizen, have a 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA, be enrolled full-time, and show proof of All-Oklahoma Team status. The deadline to apply is June 1st. Apply here.

July

This is for up to $5,000 per academic year. You must be a resident of either Arkansas, Louisiana, or Oklahoma and have been diagnosed with ESRD (stage 5 kidney disease). Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and be a current dialysis patient or a kidney transplant recipient. The deadline to apply is July 31st. Read more here.

 

This is for $3,000. Applicants must be a full-time or part-time employee of Quail Creek Golf and Country Club or a qualified dependent. They must also have a GPA of 2.0 or greater throughout high school and in any subsequent semesters of education. The deadline to apply is July 1st. Learn more here.

August

September

October

This is open to  high school seniors attending an Oklahoma public school. The topic is about how Oklahoma recently passed a law requiring Oklahoma high school students to correctly answer 60 out of 100 questions found on the US Naturalization test before receiving their diploma and if students think politicians should be required to pass a basic US Civics test to hold office? The deadline to submit your essay is October 31st. Read more here.

 

This is for $500. The award is based on leadership characteristics, scholastic ability, and a need for financial aid. To be eligible, graduates must have a 2.8 GPA or higher. The deadline to apply is October 1st. Learn more here.

 

November

This is for $14,400 per year. To be eligible, applicants must have been named a President Scholar by the U.S. Department of Education, named a National Merit Scholar or National Merit Finalist, and have scored in the 99th percentile on a national ACT. The deadline to apply is November 1st. More info. here.

 

December

This is up to $2,000. This is for students enrolled at a university or college in the state of Oklahoma, completing a graduate or undergraduate engineering degree. Graduate students may be enrolled part-time and undergraduates must be enrolled as full-time students. Applicants must also have a 2.5 GPA or higher to apply. The deadline is December 1st. More details here.

 

This is for active OU or OSU Pi Beta Phi students in good standing. Financial need is also considered. The deadline to apply  is December 20th. Apply here.

This is for $2,000. Applicants must have completed their junior and senior years at Jones High School and be a graduating senior from Jones High School. They must also have a 3.0 GPA and 19 ACT score to be considered. The deadline is December 6th. Read more here.

 

Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.7 or be in the top 10% of their graduation class. They must also achieve a 27 composite score on the ACT or 1220 combined reading and mathematics score on the SAT to be eligible. The deadline to apply is December 1st. Learn more here.

 

This award is for college juniors and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. Priority will be given to students living in OK, TX, NM, LA or AK. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. This is for $3000 and the deadline to apply is December 1st. More info. here.

 

This is for $16,000. To be eligible, you must have a 31 ACT or 1390 SAT (or greater) and a 3.5 GPA or be in the top 10% class rank. The deadline to apply is December 15th. Apply here.

 

This is for $12,000. To be considered, you must have a 29-30 ACT or 1330-1380 SAT and a 3.5 GPA or be in the top 10% of your class. The deadline to apply is December 15th. More details here.

 

Deadline's Vary

This is for Oklahoma residents who have completed their junior year in high school and have been admitted and concurrently enrolled at OSU-OKC during their senior year. Website found here.

This covers the cost of three hours of tuition. This is for Oklahoma residents enrolled in a minimum of three credits with a minimum high school or college GPA of 2.5 who receive no other grant or scholarship assistance. Apply here.

 

This is up to $15,000 per year. Applicants must be Native American students who plan to transfer to Oklahoma State University. Students will be selected based on academic potential and interest in research. Learn more here.

 

This is up to $10,000 per year to academically talented students who qualify for federal financial aid. Read more here.

 

This is for approximately $25,000. The number of scholarships given is determined by annual income of scholarship trusts. Scholarships are awarded based on leadership, scholastic ability and financial need.  Apply here.

This gives $100 awards to seniors preparing for their student teaching experience. Application found here.

 

This gives Tribal citizens financial assistance in meeting their higher education goals. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA, be a full-time or part-time student, and enroll in the Peoria Tribe. Read more here.

 

This is for $6,390 per year. Students must be declared Music majors and audition for the scholarship. Applicants must also have a GPA of 3.0 and a minimum composite ACT score of 20 or SAT equivalent. Apply here.

 

This is for $21,000. Applicants must have a 25 (or higher) on an ACT and be a first-time full-time freshman. Read more here.

 

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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.