2011 Scholarship and Other Aid Opportunities
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2011
HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college students, community college transfer students, undergraduate students and graduate students. Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. Learn more by visiting their website.
"High School Innovator of the Year" Scholarship
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2011
Have you invented something noteworthy or improved a process that affects your fellow students, city, or town during your high school career? This Cappex.com content awards a $5,000 scholarship to students responsible for outstanding innovations. More information is available on the Cappex.com/Scholarships page.
Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2011
Through the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway, students could win $2,500 toward their higher education expenses by submitting a video. More information is available on the Dr. Pepper website.
"Lead With Your Heart" Scholarship
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2011
Cappex.com is looking for students who have dedicated their high school careers to working for the greater good. This award is about selfless service that has made a big impact on your school, city, town or beyond. More information is available on the Cappex.com/Scholarships page.
Cappex.com Promoter Scholarship
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2011
Cappex.com has a $1,000 scholarship contest for students who promote the site to their friends. More information is available on the Cappex.com/Scholarships page.
The Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2012
The Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference program seeks rising high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate qualities of a "free spirit." To learn more, visit www.freedomforum.org.
The Jiffy Lube “Teen Driver” Scholarship
Deadline: March 26, 2012
The Jiffy Lube “Teen Driver” Scholarship is an essay scholarship awarding metro area high school students $1,500 for school. For more information, check out the scholarship website.
Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: April 13, 2012
Through Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest five high school juniors or seniors can each win a $1,000 scholarship award to be used toward their higher education plus a Signet Classics library for their school! Essays must be submitted by a high school English teacher on behalf of students who write an essay on one of five topics for this year's competition book, Emma, by Jane Austen. For more information, visit the scholarship website.
Interest-Free Education Loan Programs
Rural Medicine Education Scholarship Loan Program
The Physician Manpower Training Commission (PMTC) offers up to $60,000 to students enrolled in a medical college and who have as their goal the practice of primary care medicine in rural Oklahoma. Recipients must agree to certain obligations, which are outlined on the PMTC website.
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
Each year, the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis (SFSTL) makes hundreds of loans up to $5,000 per year. The loans are for financially needy, meritorious student residents from areas in Missouri and Illinois. More information is available on the Foundation's website at SFSTL.org.
Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education
The Trust provides loans for students who will be attending an in-state school, have demonstrated academic merit and meet financial qualifications. For additional information, visit EvaleeSchwarzTrust.org.
Central Scholarship Bureau
The Central Scholarship Bureau (CSB) helps Maryland students reach their educational goals by providing interest-free loans and grants to attend accredited institutions within the United States. More information is available at CentralSB.org.
Helpful Scholarship Programs
NextStepU Scholarship Contests
NextStepU.com sponsors several scholarship contests for students who are "Super Teens," write a "Shout Out" article or even just register with the site to access college planning materials.
American Federation of Teachers Funding Database
The American Federation of Teachers Funding Database allows teachers to find funds for continuing education, professional development and for their classrooms using specific search information.
BrainTrack Teaching Scholarship
BrainTrack offers a variety of scholarships that help students pursue a career and fund their education at the same time. Current scholarships are available in a number of areas, including teaching, nursing and computer science. Visit the BrainTrack website for more information.
Physician Manpower Training Commission
The Physician Manpower Training Commission (PMTC) offers up to $1,000 per month to residents enrolled in an accredited family practice, family medicine, physician assistant and nursing programs in Oklahoma. Recipients must agree to certain obligations, which are outlined on the PMTC website.
Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program
Each year, the Air Force awards scholarships through the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). It pays for tuition, books and most fees. The HPSP also gives students a monthly stipend for living expenses while they attend the school of their choice. Eligible students must be accepted at an accredited graduate institution in an appropriate Health Professions training program. For more information, call 800.588.5260 or visit airforce.com/healthcare.
American Association for Health Education
The American Association for Health Education (AAHE) offers a number of scholarships to students interested in or currently enrolled in teaching and health education programs. Visit the AAHE website for more information.
Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
The Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) offers the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship to children (age 23 or younger) of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who has died in the line of duty on or after Sept. 10, 2001. The VA will begin accepting applications on May 1, 2010, and will issue payments to eligible children starting Aug. 1, 2010. For more information, including eligibility requirements, call 888.GIBILL.1 (toll-free) or visit the GI Bill website.
American Indian Education Program
The American Indian Education Program (AIEP) offers scholarships to Native American students for various amounts. Visit the AIEP website for award amounts, eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program
The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) will pay up to $25,000 each year toward repayment of qualified educational loans of eligible veterinarians who agree to serve in a National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)-designated veterinarian shortage situation for a minimum period of three years. Visit the NIFA Loan Repayment Program website for applications, deadlines and additional information.
National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers loan repayment awards to medical researchers through its extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRP). NIH repays up to $35,000 per year of educational loan debt for individuals who commit to conducting two years of qualified biomedical or behavioral research at a nonprofit or government institution. Acceptable disciplines include clinical research, pediatric research, health disparities research, contraception and infertility research, and clinical research for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. For detailed information, visit the NIH website.
Campus Compact is a membership organization that encourages and supports its members in developing college students' awareness and skills in civic participation through service-learning, community service, and other methodologies. To learn about Oklahoma Campus Compact, visit www.okhighered.org/campus-com. The organization currently has the following scholarship opportunities available:
Carter Academic-Service Entrepreneur (CASE) Grants are administered by the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation and sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The $1,000 CASE grants go to students whose applications indicate the most innovative and promising use of the funds to establish or significantly further a partnership between the student (and his or her school) and a community non-profit organization. Visit ServiceBook.org to apply for the grant.
Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
The Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (OK-LSAMP STEM) is a consortium of Oklahoma colleges and universities working together to develop programs that increase the number of students from under-represented populations who receive degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. OK-LSAMP STEM, which is funded through a grant by the National Science Foundation, is part of a national system of programs.
OK-LSAMP STEM offers undergraduates financial support; faculty mentoring and research opportunities; support to present research at local, regional, and national conferences and meetings; networking contacts; tutoring; and many other services. For more information about the program, including eligibility requirements and an application form, visit www.ok-lsamp.okstate.edu/index.php.
Grants & Scholarships Administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
The State Regents offer many grant and scholarship programs. For detailed information, visit Okcollegestart.org or call 800.858.1840 (toll free).
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