Oklahoma, the Sooner State, is the 20th largest state in the US. The state's economy is centered around industries such as aviation, energy, telecommunications and biotechnology. Oklahoma is known for its diverse population, its harsh weather and for being one of the longest running plays in Broadway history.
The largest public universities in the state include the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, the University of Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State University. In addition, there are over 60 other colleges, universities and trade schools that help round out the higher education offerings.
Individuals looking for college scholarship opportunities in Oklahoma have a number of options. State-funded grants and scholarship are available as are privately administered college scholarships. Tuition funding can be found for specific groups (such as Native Americans) or for those pursuing education in a specific field (such as elementary education). There are also scholarships for a wide range of college majors such as computer science, agricultural science, accounting, engineering and many more.
Follow the links below to learn more about college scholarships in Oklahoma.
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 the student's academic and non-academic accomplishments.
Eligible students must attend an accredited printing management or technology program and have permanent residence in one of the four states (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri) served by PIA MidAmerica. Students must be pursuing a management or technology degree. Those who are interested in design, photography, or web-based careers will not be considered for the scholarship. The application deadline is March 1st of every year for the school year beginning in the fall.
Scholarships awarded to one professional level student and technical level student within the state of Oklahoma. Scholarship amount TBD.
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 stipulated in #1, the scholarship shall be awarded to an alumna member of Beta Zeta who will pursue a
graduate degree during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. 3. Should no applicants meet the criteria stipulated in #1 or #2, the scholarship shall be awarded to a freshman or sophomore collegian member of Beta Zeta who will pursue an undergraduate degree during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded. 4. Should no
applicants meet the criteria stipulated in #1-#3, the scholarship shall be awarded to any collegian or alumna member of the Fraternity who will pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree during the year for which the scholarship is awarded. 5. In the event Beta Zeta is disestablished and ceases to exist, unless and until Beta Zeta is reestablished, the scholarship shall be awarded to a collegian or alumna member of Beta Zeta who is qualified under the Foundation's then current general scholarship criteria. Should no members of Beta Zeta qualify, the scholarship shall be awarded to any collegian or alumna
member of the Fraternity who is qualified under the Foundation's then current general scholarship criteria.
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 is made through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available through high school counselors, the financial aid office at the college you are planning to attend, or at WWW.FAFSA.GOVnew_window. For best consideration, you should complete and submit the FAFSA to the federal student aid application system as soon as possible after Jan. 1. IT IS IMPORTANT TO APPLY EARLY. Typically, OTAG receives more eligible applications than can be awarded with available funds, and how early a student applies can be the deciding factor in whether that student is offered an OTAG award. For undocumented immigrant students, a special application is available. See "Undocumented Immigrant Eligibility" below.
Financial need is measured by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is determined based on the information the student provides on their FAFSA. The maximum EFC eligible to receive OTAG may vary from year to year based on volume of eligible applications received and available state funding. State funding is usually finalized around the end of May each year. The EFC appears on the Student Aid Report sent to students by the U.S. Department of Education once the FAFSA has been processed. An award will not be denied for academic reasons as long as the school's minimum requirements for admission are fulfilled and satisfactory academic progress is made according to the school's policy for student financial aid recipients.
UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT ELIGIBILITY
Undocumented immigrants meeting certain requirements may be considered for OTAG awards. In general, qualified applicants enrolling in postsecondary education for the first time must:
Have graduated from a public or private high school in Oklahoma.
Have resided in Oklahoma with a parent or guardian while attending a public or private high school in Oklahoma for at least two years prior to graduation.
Satisfy admission standards for the institution.
Have provided to the institution a copy of a true and correct application or petition filed with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to legalize the student's immigration status.
Undocumented immigrants who have previously received OTAG awards and/or who were enrolled in postsecondary education in 2006-07 or earlier are eligible under the criteria that was in effect in 2006-07. These students should call 405.225.9456 or toll free 800.858.1840 for more information regarding their qualifications. Qualified undocumented immigrant students should complete the APPLICATION FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTSpdf, following the directions included on the form regarding completion, and mail directly to the Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program.
Currently, the maximum annual award is the lesser of 75 percent of enrollment costs or $1,000 for students attending public colleges, universities or career technology centers, and $1,300 for students attending eligible private colleges or universities. One-half of the award is disbursed in the fall semester, and one-half is disbursed in the spring semester. Funds are released to eligible students by campus officials after eligibility has been confirmed.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
See FAQS ABOUT OKLAHOMA TUITION AID GRANT (OTAG) or contact:
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program
P.O. Box 108850
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-8850
In Oklahoma City: 405.225.9456
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.
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 criteria:
A. cumulative high school grade point average ranking in the top 15 percent of his or her high school graduating class; OR
B. ACT or SAT score ranking in the top 15 percent for high school graduates of the same year; OR
C. admission to a professional education program at an accredited Oklahoma institution of higher education; OR
D. an undergraduate record of outstanding success, as defined by the institution.
Full-time and part-time students are eligible for the scholarship; however, highest priority will be given to full-time students.
Scholarship recipients must maintain no less than a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
Each recipient must agree to teach in a shortage area in Oklahoma public schools for a minimum of three consecutive years upon graduation and licensure as a teacher.
Recipients may receive the scholarship for not more than four years, or the equivalent of four years, of full-time study.
A new application must be submitted each academic year.
Application deadlines are established by individual institutions. Completed applications are to be submitted to the nominating institution. The following documentation is required:
A. First-time freshman must submit a copy of their high school transcript and ACT or SAT score, whichever is applicable.
B. Students who have attended a postsecondary institution must submit official transcripts from all institutions attended.
C. All students must submit the essay portion of the application on a separate sheet.
Institutions will submit scholarship candidates and alternates in priority order to the State Regents office.
The State Regents office will notify institutions of awards.
AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP
An award amount for each nominated student will be determined by the college the student attends. The following annual award limits have been set by the State Regents:
Enrollment Hours Completed Toward
Baccalaureate Degree Maximum
Full-time 60 hours and above $1,500
Full-time Less than 60 hours $1,000
Part-time 60 hours and above $750
Part-time Less than 60 hours $500
For purposes of this program, full-time enrollment means not less than 12 credit hours per semester for undergraduates and not less than nine credit hours per semester for graduate students. Part-time enrollment means not less than six credit hours per semester.
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.
Cameron University, East Central University, Langston University, Northeastern State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Rogers State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, University of Central Oklahoma, and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Applicants must be Oklahoma residents.
Applicants must meet one of the following criteria defined below:
A. Have an ACT composite score of at least 30 (Only ACT test scores from tests administered on national test dates will be considered for admission to the program.) OR
B. Be a National Merit Semifinalist or Commended Student.
The annual award amount is $3,000 and a resident tuition waiver from the institution. The scholarship is available for up to eight semesters of study in a baccalaureate program at a regional university or until the student is granted a baccalaureate degree, whichever occurs first. The scholarship award may be used only at the university making the award; it is not portable.
Application is made directly through the university the student plans to attend. The application deadline will vary for each institution.
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.
The student must be a resident of Oklahoma for at least five years prior to the date of application.
The student must be enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited chiropractic school.
Scholarship awardees under this program shall maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The cumulative grade point average will be determined after the summer trimester for fall scholarship eligibility, and after the fall trimester for spring scholarship eligibility.
A student may participate in the program for no more than four years.
The application deadline normally falls at the end of May each year. Late applications will not be considered. First-year applicants must include a statement from the institution that states he/she has been admitted to the college. Continuing students must submit a current transcript. State Regents staff will forward the applications to the Oklahoma State Board of Chiropractic Examiners for approval of scholarship candidates. The State Regents office will notify both recipients and chiropractic schools of nominations and awards.
AMOUNT OF AWARD
The available funds for the program are subject to annual legislative appropriation. Annual award amounts may vary, but cannot exceed $6,000 per student. Upon certification of eligibility, the scholarship shall be awarded in two disbursements at the beginning of the fall trimester and at the beginning of the spring trimester. The award will be sent to an official of the chiropractic school for distribution to the student.
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
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Pennsylvania State University
North Carolina State University
University of Nebraska at
University of Nevada at
Oklahoma State University
University of Texas at Austin
Applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30% and submit the following on or before the application deadline:
Official transcript of college grades (College freshmen whose grades are not available by the application deadline must submit an official transcript of high school grades and verification of enrollment in a post-secondary educational institution). Transcript must be mailed. Photocopies will not be accepted.
Three signed letters of recommendation as follows: one from an instructor or faculty advisor, one from a current or past employer, and one from another character reference (other than a family member). In the case of institutions with an ASHRAE student branch, a letter from the faculty advisor of that branch may be one of the three letters of recommendation.
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 academically during their freshman year will be given consideration to reapply for additional financial assistance through the program.
1). Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (or the equivalent).
2). Financial Need – attach copies of head of household’s most recent tax returns.
3). Commitment to community service – attach a detailed list your activities.
Please submit the following with your completed application:
A). An official high school transcript (originals only) – in a sealed envelope.
B). Two (2) letters of recommendation – school official, current or former employer, and community leader will
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 Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin required. Recipients shall allow Tractor Supply Company to use photographs of themselves and their families in company advertising.AWARD: Approximately one scholarship at $3,000. Not guaranteed.
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, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Two scholarships each will be awarded to residents of Iowa and Nebraska. Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale required.AWARD: 17 scholarships at $1,500 each, non-renewable
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 Idaho; Ohio; Oklahoma; Alabama, Georgia or Florida; Tennessee; Texas; Wisconsin. In addition, seven scholarships are available to FFA members pursuing a two-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing to the states of Kansas; Kentucky; Nebraska; Ohio; Oklahoma; Texas; Alabama, Georgia or Florida. Applicants must live on a family farm, exhibit strong leadership skills, financial need and demonstrate interest in managing a farm.AWARD: 24 scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.
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, 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 required. No more than one scholarship per state.AWARD: 10 scholarships at $2,000 each, non-renewable.
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: email@example.com
YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)
Graduate or undergraduate; must reside in or attend school in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, or Arkansas
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.
Graduate or undergraduate either residing in or attending school in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, or Louisiana.
Alumnae member living in and attending school in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, or Louisiana. Active member of alumnae group.
Eligibility:# Open to: Undergraduate and alumnae members of Beta Zeta/Oklahoma State# Additional Criteria: Recipients must have served as an officer or committee chairman of Beta Zeta/Oklahoma State or of an alumnae chapter
Undergraduate or graduate member of chapters in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana, or Arkansas.
Scholarships only applicable for specific counties within this state