Parents and Students are invited to:

COLLEGE BULLETIN
March 6, 2015
Updated EVERY FRIDAY (online)
Scheduled College Visits at Cascia Hall
College
Saint Louis University
University of Oklahoma
Creighton University
University of Arkansas
Representative
Ellen Silverstrand
Amy Beaudoin
Jonathan Sinkiewicz
Suzanne Hill
Date
Mon March, 9 2015
Thu April 16, 2015
Thu April 16, 2015
Fri April 17, 2015
Time
12:40 PM
12:40 PM
12:40 PM
12:40 PM
GPACAC College Fair
Thursday, April 16
6:00-7:30PM
The University of Tulsa Reynolds Center
3208 E. 8th St.
Tulsa, OK 74104
Over 50 colleges and universities
will be in attendance.
Admission presentations will be made at:
6:00 PM – The University of Tulsa
6:30 PM - Oklahoma State University
7:00 PM – The University of Oklahoma
Register for a barcode at
www.GotoCollegeFairs.com
www.okhighered.org/summer-academies
The National Institute of American History and Democracy
Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History
A program for rising high school juniors and seniors to earn 4 hours of college credit.
Application Deadline: April 24, 2015
Apply here: http://www.wm.edu/as/niahd/precollegiatesummer/application/index.php
DATES
Pre-Collegiate Summer Program: First Session
June 28, 2015 - July 18, 2015
Pre-Collegiate Summer Program: Second Session
July 19, 2015 - August 8, 2015
www.WM.edu/NIAHD
[email protected]
Information Systems Technology Exploration
for High School Students
at OSU, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Register Online Download Brochure
Download Application
May 31-June 5, 2015
Apply by 5 p.m. April 3, 2015 Apply today!
Register: www.mica.edu/openhouse
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting,
based at Boston University's College of Communication,
is again offering a unique Investigative Journalism Workshop this summer. This program, now
in its seventh year, would be a perfect fit for your students who are interested in journalism or
writing. Nearly 130 students from 23 states and 13 countries attended last summer's
workshop, and we are expecting sessions to fill up quickly for 2015.
Our three two-week workshops will begin on June 29. During each session, students
participate in seminars and work alongside BU faculty and award-winning local and national
journalists on investigative stories that could be published on the center's website or in
regional and national publications. Students will live on the BU campus and gain hands-on
experience in investigative reporting while developing critical thinking and writing skills.
For more information about our program, visit our website and see our flyer.
Applicants who apply by March 31, 2014, will be entered into our iPad giveaway.
The Smokewood Institute for Young Writers
Welcome to the Smokewood Institute for Young Writers, an intensive two week program of writing workshops,
craft sessions, creative readings, and a culminating anthology of student work.
Our curriculum consists of a complete Introductory Creative Writing course. This 3-credit course counts toward
our English major here at OCU.* The next Smokewood Institute will run from July 12-25, 2015.
Class sessions and accommodations will be housed on OCU’s campus, in a summer camp environment.
We welcome serious students working in any genre, of varying styles. To be eligible, students must have
completed at least their sophomore year, and certain test scores and GPA may be required. For more
information, visit us through the OCU Department of English webpage www.okcu.edu/english, or contact Dr.
Karen Schiler at [email protected]
Write to Change the World!
An Essay Competition for Middle and High School Students.
Celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. The My Magna Carta Essay
Competition is an opportunity for students ages 11 - 18 to present a Magna Carta for today that
safeguards and promotes the rights, privileges, and liberties of either the United States or the world.
About the National Competition
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Essay contestants must present a creative essay that is a Magna Carta for the 21st century.
The My Magna Carta Essay Competition is open to students ages 11-18.
o The Junior Competition is for students 11-14. The essay entries must be between 500-750 words.
o The Senior Competition is for students 15-18. The essay entries must be between 750-1250 words.
 Students enter the competition online.
o Junior Competition entries can be submitted here.
o Senior Competition entries can be submitted here.
 The submission deadline is Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 by 7PM.
 www.mymagnacarta.esu.org
National Prizes awarded to both age groups
1st Place - $100 Amazon Gift Card
2nd Place - $50 Amazon Gift Card
3rd Place - $25 Amazon Gift Card
Two students from North America will be invited to London to present their essay, participate in cultural
activities, and complete public speaking training. The International Finals will be held in October 2015.
Questions: [email protected] | More info: https://www.esuus.org/esu/programs/my_magna_carta/
Tulsa Area Alumnae Panhellenic is hosting an event on Sunday, March 29th, giving high school
seniors and their parents the opportunity to learn more.
Those attending will get answers to questions and learn about what to expect during the recruitment
process. Sororities promote scholarship opportunities, personal development, leadership and life-long
friendships.
Panhellenic representatives from the University of Oklahoma, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma
State University, University of Arkansas, Northeastern State University, and University of
Central Oklahoma will be in attendance.
Sunday, March 29th 2014
2:00 pm
Tulsa Historical Society
2445 S. Peoria
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Contact Renee Lanoue at 918-605-9884 or [email protected]
ESSAY CONTEST
Win $2,500, a trip to
Washington, DC, and a full
scholarship for a semester at
Sea Voyage.
Deadline: March 15, 2015
http://www.afsa.org/essay_contest.aspx
Rolling Admissions
Tuition Payment Balance due April 1st
www.oxbridgeprograms.com
[email protected]
212-932-3049
Summer Programs at USC
www.summer.usc.edu
USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4
and 2 week summer courses. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and
campus life as they prepare for college in the nation's entertainment center - Los Angeles, California.
Course Information
4-Week Program Overview
June 14 - July 11, 2015
The 4-Week college immersion program offers high school students experience at the University of Southern
California in a subject area of their choice. Click here for list of 4-Week Credit Courses
4-Week Non-Credit Intensive English Program
Intensive English Program is a non-credit, 4-week residential program for international high school students
seeking to develop their English language proficiency through interactive instruction, collaboration, and hands
on learning. More Information
2-Week Non-Credit Program Overview
June 14 - June 28, 2015
The 2-Week college immersion program offers high school students experience at the University of Southern
California in a subject area of their choice.
Click here for a list of 2-Week Courses
Apply online by May 5th: http://summer.usc.edu/index.shtml
www.SummerStudy.com
800-666-2556
Summer STEM Camp is designed to spark and cultivate
interest in the many academic disciplines which make up science,
technology, engineering and mathematics. A hands-on, designbased program, Naval Academy Summer STEM will challenge
students to think scientifically, problem-solve creatively, and work
cooperatively in teams.
Open to rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders, Summer STEM is led by USNA faculty
and currently enrolled midshipmen and is a great fit for students looking to
broaden their understanding of STEM study and careers.
The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day
experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high
school. Summer Seminar teaches students about life at the Naval Academy,
where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important
roles in developing our nation's leaders. If you would be interested in pursuing
an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving the
country as an officer, consider attending the Naval Academy's Summer
Seminar.
If you have questions about our programs, feel free to contact the Office of
Admissions at [email protected] or by calling (410) 293-1858.
http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/index.php
http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/index.php
Austin College Early Scholars Program
The Austin College Early Scholars program allows talented high
school students to earn transferable college credit while developing the
academic and social skills needed to succeed at any top college or
university.
During the program, June 7 – July 23, 2015, program participants will:
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Complete two Austin College courses that provide an introduction to
challenging college academics
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Experience residential life by living on campus with a roommate in
supervised residence hall suites alongside other Early Scholars
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Participate in service learning and other co-curricular activities
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Enjoy social and recreational events
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Get a jump on college while having fun
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Start an adventurous and life-changing journey
Early Scholars who earn at least a 3.3 GPA in the program coursework
are guaranteed the Early Scholars Scholarship upon gaining admission
into Austin College.
Additional resources:
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Application Materials
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Frequently Asked Questions
Austin College summer classes are small
and taught by Austin College’s engaged
professors in an atmosphere that will both
challenge and support students.
Introductory and intermediate courses
regularly available:
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Anthropology
Biology*
Creative Writing
Economics
English Literature*
French
German
Math
Natural Science
Philosophy
Psychology*
Sociology*
Spanish
Statistics*
Science Research Apprenticeship
* These courses are required for medical school.
http://www.austincollege.edu/academics/early-scholars-program/application-materials/
Give Your Students the
Competitive Edge for
College:
Immersive Summer
Language Programs
A Unique Pre-College Experience to Set Your Students Apart
Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy offers a four-week, residential summer language program
for 8th-12th grade students that utilizes principles of the immersion pedagogy and teaching
methodology developed and refined by Middlebury College's renowned Language Schools over the
past 100 years.
This unforgettable language immersion experience not only helps prepare students for college but
also for life in our 21st Century global marketplace. Whether students attend one of our US-based
programs in Vermont or study abroad in Beijing, Granada or Quebec City, they will dramatically
improve their language skills while gaining confidence and growing personally.
Please consider sharing this email with the language teachers in your school and students who are
passionate about world languages and cultural awareness. If you'd like posters to hang around your
school, please contact me via email.
Pledge to speak only in language next summer.
“There are more possibilities for me now that
I have a stronger Spanish background...” —
Theo, 2014 Spanish Academy Student
LANGUAGES
LOCATIONS
Spanish
Green Mountain College, Vermont
French
St. Michael’s College, Vermont
Chinese
Beijing, China
Arabic
Granada, Spain
German
Quebec City, Canada
CONTACT US
W » mmla.middlebury.edu
P » 802.458.9252
E » [email protected]
www.summerexperiences.wustl.edu
This 3 week summer
program is hosted at the
University of Washington in
Seattle. Students will live in
the university dorms and
attend class on campus
instructed by professional
game developers from
Seattle's thriving Video
Game industry. Students
will also visit some of the
world's leading game
studios creating an
immersive experience
where students get an
insider’s look at game
development while forging
relationships with
likeminded students from
around the world.
Experience America prides
ourselves on providing the
next level in summer programs combining high value education, high level of
services and fun with technology to create a seamless and elevated experience for
students.
You can get more detailed information about the Game Experience 2015 on our
website or with our detailed program brochure. You can also see reviews from last
year's students on our Google+ page. Scholarships available. Must be 15 years old by
July 4, 2015.
https://www.expamerica.net/summer/game-experience/register
https://spcs.stanford.edu/programs
Stanford Summer Programs
High School Summer College
Stanford High School Summer College offers Stanford University credit to high school students ages 16 – 19. Become a Stanford student for 8 weeks
during the summer and take university courses with other Stanford undergraduates in classes taught by Stanford professors.
Deadlines: Residential: Rolling admissions until full, Commuting: June 5, Horizon Scholars: March 1
GRADE LEVEL Ages 16 – 19 CREDIT Stanford University credit
LINK: FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER COLLEGE PROGRAMS »
Pre-Collegiate Institutes
The Pre-Collegiate Institutes are programs for middle and high school students looking for academic rigor and fun during the summer! Our programs
offer a variety of subjects, including intensive study of the humanities, mathematics, and music. Learn from experts with peers who share your
passion! Deadlines: Regular: March 4, Extended: April 1
GRADE LEVEL 6 – 12 CREDIT Certificated Learning
LINK: FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PRE-COLLEGIATE INSTITUTES PROGRAMS »
Youth Orchestra
The Stanford Youth Orchestra brings the finest young musicians from around the world to participate in a 3-week intensive orchestral and academic
programs. Study with world-renowned faculty and receive exceptional training in the new state-of-the-art Bing Concert Hall.
Deadlines: Regular: March 11, Extended: April 1
GRADE LEVEL Current 8 – 12 CREDIT Certificated Learning
LINK: FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE YOUTH ORCHESTRA »
University-Level Online Math & Physics
University-Level Online Math & Physics courses bring motivated and academically-talented high school students together to allow them to
explore their intellectual passions, studying directly with expert instructors. These online courses are offered throughout the year and are
largely self-paced, and giving the opportunity to take a broad offering of math and physics courses not typically offered in secondary
schools. Deadlines: Summer: June 5, Fall (2015): August 23
GRADE LEVEL9 – 12 CREDIT Stanford Continuing Studies Credit
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY-LEVEL ONLINE MATH & PHYSICS »
Summer Institutes High School Program
The Summer Institutes are intensive residential academic programs that allow students to study a single subject for three or four weeks
with instructors and peers who share their talents, passions, and interests. Courses in areas ranging from Business to Bioscience, Particle
Physics to Political Science, and Creative Writing to Cosmology are customized to give students deep exposure and hands on ex perience.
Two new courses for 2014 are Decision Leadership and Negotiation which will balance analytic rigor through decision analysis and game
theory, with behavioral insights through psychology, negotiation, and leadership; and Computer Simulations and Interactive Media which
will introduce students to the concepts of app development, game design, and artificial intelligence through basic programming and
mathematics. Deadlines: Regular: March 4 Extended: April 1
GRADE LEVEL 8 – 11 CREDIT Stanford Continuing Studies Credit
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SUMMER INSTITUTES HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM »
SENIORS: TO DO LIST
1. TURN IN admission/scholarship applications,
resume, essays, & supplements for Mrs. Oliver to
review THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO DUE DATE.
2. REQUEST transcripts and teacher
recommendations on Naviance. Complete paper
Transcript Request in College Office.
TESTING INFORMATION
SAT and ACT testing agencies encourage
all students to use the online option to register.
An uploaded photo will be required at registration and
must be shown the day of the test as well.
www.collegeboard.org and www.actstudent.org.
3. ADD COLLEGES to Naviance & Common App list.
www.CommonApp.org (Select on Naviance if you are
using Common App to apply.)
4. ATTEND College Visits at Cascia! Sign up online:
connection.naviance.com/chps
5. SUBMIT your test scores to colleges from the
testing agencies.
www.ACT.org or www.collegeboard.org
TYPICAL APPLICATION
DEADLINES
Early Action &
Early Decision: Oct 15 – Dec 1
Regular Decision: Dec 1 - Mar 1
Rolling: May 1
Applications, Essays, Resume, & Supplements
MUST be turned in for Mrs. Oliver’s review 3
weeks prior to the college deadline. Seniors
are not allowed to submit before materials
have been approved.
Brochures explaining the SAT and ACT registration
process are available in the College Office.
Use the Cascia Hall school code is 373-595
Official test scores must be sent to colleges
directly from testing agency!
ACT
Test Date
Registration
Deadline
(Late Fee Required)
www.ACTstudent.org
April 18, 2015
March 13, 2015
March 14–27, 2015
June 13, 2015
May 8, 2015
May 9–22, 2015
September 12, 2015
October
24,2015
2015
October 24,
December 12, 2015
December 12, 2015
February 6, 2016
February 6, 2016
April 9, 2016
Helpful Links:
April 9, 2016
Common App:
www.commonapp.org
Naviance:
connection.naviance.com/chps
ACT:
www.ACTstudent.org
SAT:
www.collegeboard.org
NCAA:
www.ncaaeligibilitycenter.org
Oklahoma’s Promise:
www.okhighered.org/okpromise/
June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016
SAT
Test Date
Registration
Deadline
May 2, 2015
June 6, 2015
April 6, 2015
May 8, 2015
(Late Fee Required)
www.collegeboard.org
April 21, 2015
May 27, 2015
TEST PREP & TUTORING OPTIONS
HUNTINGTON LEARNING CTR
Brian Younger
7116 S. Mingo Rd. Suite 105
Tulsa, OK 74133
918-250-2565
[email protected]
www.huntingtonlearning.com
NSU Test Prep
NSU Continuing Education
918-444-4610
[email protected]
SUJATA SINGHAL
310‐663‐6885
[email protected]
Resume available in College Office
NSU Test Prep
NSU Continuing Education
918-444-4610
[email protected]
Mary Cooper
Cascia Alumna 2014
[email protected]
918-521-0541
Tutoring in all subjects
Camp Details
Tuesday Testing Strategies
Prep, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, $35
Wednesday English/Reading
Prep, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, $35
Thursday Math/Science Prep,
5:30pm - 7:30pm, $35
Take all 3 nights for a discount
- $85
*Saturday All Subjects, 9 am 1 pm, $85
Camp fee includes workbook
Website: http://academics.nsuok.edu/continuingeducation/AcademicOutreach/ACTTestPrep.aspx
Registration Application: http://academics.nsuok.edu/Portals/3/pdfs/20142015%20Registration%20form.pdf
Broken Arrow Campus
Muskogee Campus
Apr. 7-9, 2015
Apr. 7-9, 2015
Jun. 2-4, 2015
Jun. 2-4, 2015
Tahlequah Campus
Apr. 7-9, 2015
Jun. 2-4, 2015
All camps will be held at the
following locations:
Northeastern State University
• Tahlequah Campus in
University Center, Room 222
• Broken Arrow Campus in
the Liberal Arts Building,
Room 112
• Muskogee Campus in the
Administration Building,
Room 203
For more information, contact:
NSU Continuing Education
(918) 444-4610
[email protected]
www.kaptest.com/freecram
www.sjc.edu
Summer Programs
http://www.spiabroad.com/
SCHOLARSHIP CORNER
We know how important it is to stay on track with what's current in financial aid and college
prep. This page is a simple and quick way to find some exciting scholarship opportunities..
https://secure.okcollegestart.org/Home/Educators/Scholarship_Corner.aspx
MARCH SCHOLARSHIPS
Kohl's Cares' Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 13, 2015
Local winners will each receive a $50 Kohl's Gift Card. Regional winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship for higher education.
National winners will each receive a $10,000 scholarship, plus Kohl's will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit of the student's choice.
To be nominated, a student must be a legal resident of the United States between the ages of 6 and 18 as of March 15, 2015,
and not yet a high school graduate. Each student must be nominated by someone age 21 years or older. Kohl's employees or
their immediate family members and Scholarship America employees are not eligible to be nominated. "Immediate family
members" is defined as parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses, regardless of where they
live. Website: HTTPS://KOHLS.SCHOLARSHIPAMERICA.ORG/
Anthem Essay Contest
Deadline: March 20, 2015
Ayn Rand's novels are inspiring and intellectually challenging. But they can also be financially rewarding for high school and
college students. The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors annual essay contests that offer 600 prizes and $100,000 in prize money
every year. First prize: $2,000; 5 Second prizes: $500; 10 Third prizes: $200; 45 Finalists: $50; 175 Semifinalists: $30
Eligibility: Entrant must be in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade.
Applicants must: Select ONE of the following three topics: 1. In Chapter 8, why does Equality laugh when he remembers that
he is "the Damned"? 2. Aside from very rare exceptions there is literally no opposition to the leaders in this society. Why is this?
What ideas must the people in this society have accepted to live a life of obedience, drudgery, and fear? 3. Why does the
Council of Vocations assign Equality the job of street sweeper? Is it due to error, incompetence, or a more sinister motivation?
Explain. Website: HTTP://ESSAYCONTEST.AYNRANDNOVELS.COM/ANTHEM.ASPX?THEME=BLUE
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 30, 2015
As the nation's largest provider of college financial aid to Latino students, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers a diverse range
of scholarship programs. Our aim is to provide you with the information and resources you need to achieve success.
Scholarship award amounts range from $500-$5,000, based on the student's total financial aid package.
Eligibility: In order to qualify for an HSF scholarship, each applicant must meet all of the following requirements: Must be of
Hispanic Heritage Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0
scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university
or graduate school during Fall of scholarship cycle year U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen
(as defined by FAFSA) Complete FAFSA Complete state Dream Act financial aid application (if applicable). General scholarship
application is due on March 30th of every year. Early applicants will be notified of their scholarship status earlier than other
applicants, if their application and recommendation forms are submitted by one of the priority deadlines listed below: Priority
Consideration I: Application due January 31st - Recommendation due January 31st; Priority Consideration II: Application due
February 28th - Recommendation due February 28th; General Scholarship Deadline: Application due March 30th Recommendation due April 30th. Website: HTTP://HSF.NET/EN/SCHOLARSHIPS/
National D-Day Museum Online Essay Contest Scholarship: 2015 High School Essay Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2015
For grades 9th-12th. Award Amount: First place $1,000, Second place $750, Third place $500. The National WWII Museum asks
"How Do You Define a Hero?" The flag-raising on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945 is one of the most famous
moments of WWII. The six men who helped to raise the flag are often referred to as heroes. Out of the six men who raised the
flag that day, only three survived until the end of the war. One of the surviving men, Cpl. Ira Hayes (Pima) was repeatedly asked
by admirers if he considered himself to be a hero as a result of his wartime actions. Hayes replied, "How could I feel like a hero
when only five men in my platoon of 45 survived, when only 27 men in my company of 250 managed to escape death or injury."
This year, as the world remembers the 70th anniversary of this iconic event, The National WWII Museum asks students to think
about what it means to be a hero. For your essay, please address the following question: How do you define a hero? In your
response, use WWII as a starting point and base your essay in part on America's involvement in WWII. But don't stop in the
past. Use specific examples from your own experiences that support your ideas. This is NOT a research paper. Your essay will
be judged foremost for its originality, clarity of expression, and adherence to contest theme, as well as its historical accuracy,
grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Museum staff will read and evaluate entries.
Website: HTTP://WWW.NATIONALWW2MUSEUM.ORG/LEARN/EDUCATION/FOR-STUDENTS/ESSAY-CONTESTS/HIGHSCHOOL.HTML
National D-Day Museum Online Essay Contest Scholarship: 2015 Middle School Essay Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2015
For grades 5th- 8th. Award Amount: $250 prize. The National WWII Museum asks "How Do You Define a Hero?" The flag-raising
on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945 is one of the most famous moments of WWII. The six men who helped to
raise the flag are often referred to as heroes. Out of the six men who raised the flag that day, only three survived until the end of
the war. One of the surviving men, Cpl. Ira Hayes (Pima) was repeatedly asked by admirers if he considered himself to be a
hero as a result of his wartime actions. Hayes replied, "How could I feel like a hero when only five men in my platoon of 45
survived, when only 27 men in my company of 250 managed to escape death or injury." This year, as the world remembers the
70th anniversary of this iconic event, The National WWII Museum asks students to think about what it means to be a hero. For
your essay, please address the following question: How do you define a hero? In your response, use WWII as a starting point
and base your essay in part on America's involvement in WWII. But don't stop in the past. Use specific examples from your own
experiences that support your ideas. This is NOT a research paper. Your essay will be judged foremost for its originality, clarity
of expression, and adherence to contest theme, as well as its historical accuracy, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Museum
staff will read and evaluate entries.
Website: HTTP://WWW.NATIONALWW2MUSEUM.ORG/LEARN/EDUCATION/FOR-STUDENTS/ESSAYCONTESTS/MIDDLE-SCHOOL.HTML
APRIL SCHOLARSHIPS
All Oklahoma PTA Scholarship Application
Deadline: April 1, 2015
All Oklahoma PTA is accepting applications for its 2015 Scholarship Program. Scholarships have a minimum award value of
$500. Applications are limited to seniors graduating from any Oklahoma high school. Applicants must be a member of their
local high school PTA or PTSA or they can join All Oklahoma PTA if there is not a PTA or PTSA at their school.
Membership information for All Oklahoma PTA is included below. Membership will be verified with the respective PTA unit.
Eligible applicants must attend an Oklahoma college or university. There is no restriction on field of study. Please note that
scholarships will be sent directly to the recipient's school after enrollment is verified - checks will not be sent to individuals. Any
applicant who has received more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in other combined scholarships or grants in an
academic year is not eligible to apply.
Website: HTTP://WWW.ALLOKPTA.ORG/SCHOLARSHIP-INFORMATION/SCHOLARSHIP-APPLICATION/
AmeriCorps NCCC
Deadline: April 1, 2015
The National Civilian Community and FEMA Corps provide a great opportunity for young adults ages 18-24 pay for college, as
well as develop marketable skills in leadership, teamwork, and communication; in addition to adventures in travel. AmeriCorps
NCCC is a full-time, 10-month, residential national service program in which 2,800 young adults-all 18-24 years old-serve
nationwide each year. In exchange for service, members receive $5,645 to help pay for college, or to pay back existing student
loans. Other benefits include travel, a small living stipend, room and board, and professional development.
Website: HTTP://WWW.NATIONALSERVICE.GOV/PROGRAMS/AMERICORPS/AMERICORPS-NCCC
BSO Ivy Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2015
The BSO Ivy Foundation Fund was established in 2004 to support the Beta Sigma Omega Chapter charitable scholarships and
gifts. This is an endowed scholarship fund of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation administered in conjunction with the
BSO Ivy Foundation. Award Amount: $1,000. Funds may be used for educational-related expenses such as tuition, fees and
books at any academically accredited two-year, four-year or vocational technical nonprofit institution in the United States.
Payments are made directly to the school.
Eligibility: Graduating senior of a metropolitan Oklahoma City area high school. A GPA ≥ 2.5. Preference is given to females.
Preference is given to students attending historically Black colleges.
Website: HTTPS://OCCF.ACADEMICWORKS.COM/OPPORTUNITIES/749
Garner-Stocker Taco Mayo Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2015
The Garner-Stocker Foundation, Inc. established the Taco Mayo Scholarship Fund at the Oklahoma City Community
Foundation with the purpose of benefiting individuals associated with Taco Mayo Franchise Systems, Inc., and assisting them in
the pursuit of a college-level education. Award Amount: $1,000. Funds may be used for tuition, fees and book expenses at any
accredited institution of higher education for degree or certification programs. Payments are made directly to the school.
Eligibility: Applicants must be an employee or legal dependent of any employee of Taco Mayo Franchise Systems, Inc., or one
of Taco Mayo Franchise Systems, Inc.'s franchisees or vendors. Applicants must be students at an accredited institution,
pursuing a degree or certification program. High school students or students not currently enrolled may apply with award
contingent upon acceptance into a degree or certification program. Only one scholarship award per household. Preference may
be given to applicants from households with greater longevity with respect to the sponsoring employer.
Website : https://occf.academicworks.com/opportunities/818
Pete and Lela Stavros Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2015
The Pete and Lela Stavros Educational Foundation was established following the retirement of Pete Stavros as director of
legislation for the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association. Scholarships given by the Pete and Lela Stavros Educational
Foundation honor his career and service as a firefighter and promote the couple's interests in providing educational
opportunities for the children of Oklahoma's firefighters. A permanent endowment fund was established at the Oklahoma City
Community Foundation in June 2002 and continues to receive contributions from association members across Oklahoma.
Award Amount: $1,000. Funds may be used for educational-related expenses such as tuition, fees and books at any
academically accredited two-year, four-year or vocational technical nonprofit institution in the United States. Payments are made
directly to the school.
Eligibility: Graduating Oklahoma high school seniors who are children and relatives of Oklahoma firefighters who are members
of the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association (active or retired). All application materials will be reviewed by the Pete and Lela
Stavros Educational Foundation and the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association to verify the applicant's relationship to an
Oklahoma State Firefighters Association member.
Website : https://occf.academicworks.com/opportunities/817
Hunter Garner Scholarship: Project Yellow Light
Deadline: April 1, 2015
Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission:
encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits. Create a video either exactly 0:25 or exactly 0:55
seconds. Your topic: Stop distracted driving. And like drivers, videos are better when they are focused, so pick one type of
distraction as the subject of your video: Texting while driving, E-mailing, Tweeting, Facebooking or anything else someone does
with their thumbs and their phone instead of keeping them on the wheel.
Website : http://www.projectyellowlight.com/
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc.
Deadline: April 1, 2015
SPE awards freshman scholarships to qualified graduating Oklahoma high school seniors from the SPE-OKC coverage area
who plan to enroll in curriculum related to the petroleum industry. Students who are the son or daughter of an SPE member and
enrolled in a math or science program are also eligible to apply.
Website: HTTP://CONNECT.SPE.ORG/OKC/SCHOLARSHIP-APPLICATION
Walmart Dependent Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2015
The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates and their high school senior
dependents. Applicants must meet all of the following criteria: 1) Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the
United States. 2) Must be the dependent of an associate (employee) of any division of Walmart who has been actively
employed with Walmart for at least six consecutive months as of April 1, 2015. Dependents of Walmart Board of Directors and
dependents of Walmart officers (vice president and above) are not eligible to apply. 3) Must be a high school or home school
senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015. 4) Must have financial need and be able to
demonstrate the need with required documents. (Note: Students with other funds that pay entirely for tuition, books, fees, and
on-campus room and board are ineligible.)
Website : HTTPS://WALMART.SCHOLARSAPPLY.ORG/DEPENDENT/
Oklahoma City All Sports Association Scholarship
Deadline: April 3, 2015
The Oklahoma City All Sports Association awards two (2) $1,000 scholarships annually to an outstanding senior girl and senior
boy graduating from a high school in the greater Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area (Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Logan
and Pottawatomie counties, Newcastle, Tuttle and Bridge Creek). Applicants must attend a 2-year or 4-year Oklahoma college
or university. A minimum GPA of 3.0 and ACT score of 22 is required. The student must have participated in high school
athletics, but must not be receiving a college or university athletic scholarship or participating as a student "walk on" athlete for
any given sport. The selection will be based on attributes consistent with the mission of the association including Leadership
and Character, Athletic Participation/Accomplishment, School/Civic Activities and Academics. $1,000 scholarship to an
outstanding girl and $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding boy.
Website: HTTP://WWW.OKCALLSPORTS.ORG/SCHOLARSHIP
Gus Archie Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 15, 2015
The Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship is supported by the Archie Fund of the SPE Foundation and awards an outstanding
student who plans to enter a university and pursue an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering. The student will receive
$6,000 per year for up to four years of university study.
Eligibility: This is a merit based scholarship. Recipients are typically in the top 3% in both class ranking and standardized test
scores. 1) Must intend to enroll in petroleum engineering in a recognized university program according to your country or region,
leading to an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering 2) Must become an SPE member once eligible 3) Comply with
sanction policy 4) Complete the electronic submission process. Only applications submitted via the link provided will be
accepted. Applications received in any other format will not be eligible.
Website : HTTP://WWW.SPE.ORG/SCHOLARSHIPS/ARCHIE.PHP
Oklahoma Restaurant Association Scholarship
Deadline: April 24, 2015
The Oklahoma Restaurant Association is pleased to present the following instructions for the state scholarship application
process. This process has been streamlined in order to save you time and to help you meet the application deadline.
Scholarships are offered to current culinary students and high school students. Scholarships are open to people who are
enrolled in or currently enrolling in one of the following college hospitality industry programs: Hospitality Management, Hotel and
Restaurant Management, and Culinary Arts Education in the state of Oklahoma. The scholarship is to be used toward the
pursuit of undergraduate, master's degree or continuing education at a post-secondary accredited institution. Certified ProStart
students may qualify if they are enrolled in a post-secondary program. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to
qualified applicants.
Website: http://www.okrestaurants.com/scholarships.php
Ayn Rand: Fountainhead Scholarship
Deadline: April 26, 2015
1st place: $10,000, 2nd place: 2,000, 3rd place: 1,000, Finalist $100, Semifinalists: $50. Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand's
thought-provoking novels?
Eligibility: 11th and 12th Graders. Select one of the following three topics: 1) At the end of part 2, Ellsworth Toohey confronts
Howard Roark and says, "Mr. Roark, we're alone here. Why don't you tell me what you think of me?" To which Roark replies,
"But I don't think of you." Explain how this brief exchange relates to the novel's theme. At the end of part 2, Ellsworth Toohey
confronts Howard Roark and says, "Mr. Roark, we're alone here. Why don't you tell me what you think of me?" To which Roark
replies, "But I don't think of you." Explain how this brief exchange relates to the novel's theme.At the end of part 2, Ellsworth
Toohey confronts Howard Roark and says, "Mr. Roark, we're alone here. Why don't you tell me what you think of me?" To which
Roark replies, "But I don't think of you." Explain how this brief exchange relates to the novel's theme. 2) Gail Wynand is a
brilliant individual who rose out of the slums by means of his own talent and effort. But despite his reverence for man's noblest
achievements, his newspaper, The Banner, presents the most lurid and loathsome values. Why does Wynand pander in this
manner? 3) In dynamiting Cortlandt Homes, Howard Roark breaks the law. What is his moral and philosophical argument for the
rectitude of his action?
Website: HTTPS://WWW.AYNRAND.ORG/
MAY SCHOLARSHIPS
Oklahoma City Gridiron Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2015
Since 1928, The Oklahoma City Gridiron Foundation has awarded nearly $500,000 in scholarships to students attending
colleges and universities across Oklahoma. Scholarship applicants must be pursuing a degree in a journalism or
communications-related field. Each year, club members interview the scholarship finalists and review their portfolios to
determine who will be awarded an OKC Gridiron Scholarship.
Application: HTTP://WWW.OKCGRIDIRON.ORG/WP-CONTENT/UPLOADS/2014/01/OKCGRIDIRON_SCHOLARSHIPAPPLICATION_012014.PDF
Website : HTTP://WWW.OKCGRIDIRON.ORG/SCHOLARSHIPS/
Google Global Science Fair Scholarships
Deadline: May 18, 2015
It's your turn to change the world. This online science competition is open to students between the ages of 13 and 18 from
around the world The Grand Prize winner will receive $50,000 in scholarship funding. The $50,000 Google scholarship is
intended to further the Grand Prize winner's education. If a team wins the prize, the scholarship's value will be divided equally
among the teammates. Individuals or Teams can submit projects in any one (1) of the following topics as a main topic and up to
two (2) subtopics: Flora & Fauna, Food Science, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Inventions & Innovation, Electricity &
Electronics, Robotics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Energy & Space, Astrophysics, Computer
Science, or Math.
Website : HTTPS://WWW.GOOGLESCIENCEFAIR.COM/EN/
Student Award Search Aid: B. Davis Scholarship
Deadline: May 25, 2015
Award Value: $1,000. This non-academic scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students
currently registered in any post-secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than
1,000 words on the topic: "Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these
traits are so important and how you feel that are developed in an individual".
Website : HTTP://WWW.STUDENTAWARDSEARCH.COM/SCHOLARSHIPS.HTM
Al's Formal Wear - Salute to Education Scholarship
Deadline: May 31 2015
Two (2) $1000 College Scholarships will be awarded. All applicants must be high school seniors and have applied to a college
and/or university for Fall 2015 admission. All applications must be completed accurately and on time. All applicants must submit
a 500 word essay describing your educational goals and why Al's Formal Wear should help you achieve them by investing in
your education. The essay must be your own effort and must be written in English. All applicants must submit these additional
materials to complete your scholarship application. 1) Letters of Recommendation: Please submit two (2) letters of
recommendation from adults who know you well, but are not related to you. You may ask a teacher, clergyman, employer,
active supervisor, coach or any other person who is capable of recognizing your personal qualities and accomplishments.
2) Transcript: Please submit the most recent copy of your school transcript.
Website: HTTP://WWW.ALSFORMALWEAR.COM/SCHOLARSHIPS-APPLY.ASP
JUNE SCHOLARSHIPS
Duck Tape: Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Can you envision yourself wearing duct tape to prom? The Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest challenges students to create
and accessorize their prom outfits with duct tape, then wear them to prom for a chance to win scholarship cash prizes. The
Contest is open to any participant who meets the following requirements (an "Eligible Participant"): (i) legal resident of (and is
physically located or resides in) the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and all U.S. territories and possessions
(excluding Maryland, Vermont, and Colorado), or is a legal resident of (and is physically located or resides in) Canada
(excluding the Province of Quebec); (ii) 13 years of age or older; and (iii) will attend a high school, home school association or
other school-sanctioned prom in 2015 ("Prom"). Grand Prizes: First Place Prize: $10,000 will be awarded to each individual
Entrant of the First Place Prize winning Entrant Couple, as well as $5,000 for the school that sponsored the Prom attended by
the winning Entrant Couple. Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $25,000. Second Place Prize: $5,000 will be awarded to each
individual Entrant of the Second Place Prize winning Entrant Couple, as well as $3,000 for the school that sponsored the Prom
attended by the winning Entrant Couple. (ARV): $13,000. Third Place Prize: $3,000 will be awarded to each individual Entrant
of the Third Place Prize winning Entrant Couple, as well as $2,000 for the school that sponsored the Prom attended by the
winning Entrant Couple. (ARV): $8,000. Runners Up Prize: $500 will be awarded to each of the individuals Entrants of the
Runners Up Prize winning Entrant Couple, as well as the schools that sponsored the Proms attended by the Entrant Couples.
Website: HTTPS://WWW.DUCKBRAND.COM/PROMOTIONS/STUCK-AT-PROM/
Oklahoma Goodwill Industries Abilities Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2015
The Abilities Scholarship was established in 2006 by Oklahoma Goodwill Industries. The mission of this scholarship is to
encourage individuals with disabilities to pursue their educational goals; to build a base of trained, skilled workers for a future
workforce; and to increase community awareness of the commitment Oklahoma Goodwill has to the employment of persons
with disabilities. Award Amount: $1,000. Financial need is considered. Funds may be used for educational related expenses
such as tuition, fees and books at any academically accredited public two-year, four-year or vocational technical nonprofit
institution in the United States. If the scholarship recipient resides in college housing, the scholarship can include funds for room
and board. Funds may also be used for adaptive equipment such as an electric wheel chair or any tutor necessary to pursue
academic studies. Payments are made directly to the school.
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors from the state of Oklahoma. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Provide written
documentation from a physician or service provider supporting that the candidate meets the definition of disabled as defined by
the Americans with Disabilities Act. Must be U.S. citizen.
Website: HTTPS://OCCF.ACADEMICWORKS.COM/OPPORTUNITIES/782
Walmart Associate Scholarship
Deadline: June 2, 2015
The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates and their high school senior
dependents. Applicants must meet all of the following criteria: 1) Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the
United States. 2) Must be employed part-time or full-time with any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months prior
to the appropriate application due date (see chart below). 3) Must have graduated high school/home school or obtained a GED
before applying or be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in a college or university upon graduation. 4) If
applying as a graduating high school senior, must wait to apply until you are within 6 months of starting your college courses. 5)
Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents. (Note: Students with other funds that
pay entirely for tuition, books, fees, and on-campus room and board are ineligible.)
Website : HTTPS://WALMART.SCHOLARSAPPLY.ORG/ASSOCIATE/
Dr. Edith King Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2015
The Dr. Edith King Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 to honor the lifetime commitment and leadership of Dr. King to the
field of mental health services in central Oklahoma. This is an endowed scholarship fund of the Oklahoma City Community
Foundation. Award Amount: $1,000. Funds may be used for educational-related expenses such as tuition, fees and books at
any academically accredited four-year nonprofit university in Oklahoma. Payments are made directly to the school.
Eligibility: Oklahoma resident. Pursuing a graduate degree that will further a career in mental health services. Preference will
be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to working with juveniles and/or applicants who are pursuing degrees or
certification at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Website: HTTPS://OCCF.ACADEMICWORKS.COM/OPPORTUNITIES/747
BigSun Scholarship
Deadline: June 19, 2015
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. All student athletes are
eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary
institute. All applicants must submit a short essay (500 to 1,000 words) answering the following questions: "How did your
participation in sports during your high school years influence you? Has your participation influenced career goals?, Has your
participation influenced how you relate to your family?"
Website: HTTP://WWW.BIGSUNATHLETICS.COM/
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2015
The program has specific scholarships for incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students. All of the scholarships
are based on financial needs and with the usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0.
Eligibility : To be eligible for a scholarship you must: Submit a completed application form indicating a sincere interest in an
automotive career. Provide an official transcript of all academic work. Submit two letters of recommendation supporting your
automotive interests. Submit a letter of acceptance for an associate, bachelor, or masters program. Be accepted at an
accredited college, university or trade school within the United States at the time of application. Students attending a technical
training school may also apply (trade school should equal a two-year associate program). Student must be a United States
citizen or in the United States on a Student Visa. Must be enrolled full-time. Must have 3.0 GPA or higher. Interested students
can download the application and send to: Award and Scholarship Programs Automotive Hall of Fame 21400 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124; Contact number: 313- 240-4000.
Application: HTTP://WWW.AUTOMOTIVEHALLOFFAME.ORG/RESOURCES/PDF/FILE-20120525120332.PDF
Website : HTTP://WWW.AUTOMOTIVEHALLOFFAME.ORG/EDUCATION
Various Deadlines
TCC Scholarships
Tulsa Achieves (TA)For eligible students that officially reside within Tulsa County.
Award: tuition and fees for up to 63 credit hours or 3 years.
Tulsa Achieves Eligibility and Application Process
TCC Tuition WaiversFor incoming students with 3.0 + GPA or 2.5 + GPA and financial need (first come, first served)
Award: $1000 ($500 per semester)
Tuition Waiver Policies
TCC Provost Scholar AwardFor graduating high school students with a 3.5 + GPA
Award: Up to 18 credit hours
Provost Leadership Award Information and Application
Please view the list of all scholarships for more information.
American Indian Students
Here are some scholarship opportunities for Native American Students! Deadlines vary from Feb to July. Many
scholarships available. Website: WWW.USNEWS.COM/EDUCATION/BLOGS/THE-SCHOLARSHIP-COACH/2012/10/04/4SCHOLARSHIPS-FOR-AMERICAN-INDIAN-STUDENTS
Students with Learning Disabilities (Various)
5 Scholarships for Students With Learning Disabilities Deadlines range from Jan- March
Website: WWW.USNEWS.COM/EDUCATION/BLOGS/THE-SCHOLARSHIP-COACH/2012/10/25/5-SCHOLARSHIPS-FORSTUDENTS-WITH-LEARNING-DISABILITIES
Scholarships for Volunteers Reward Students Who Give Back
Deadlines: Varies through April
There are local and national funds available to students volunteering in their communities.
Website: WWW.USNEWS.COM/EDUCATION/BLOGS/THE-SCHOLARSHIP-COACH/2012/12/06/SCHOLARSHIPS-FORVOLUNTEERS-REWARD-STUDENTS-WHO-GIVE-BACK
Folds of Honor Foundation
Deadline: Accepted Year Round
Provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or
disabled while serving our great nation.
Website:WWW.FOLDSOFHONOR.ORG/FILES/APPLICATIONS/FHF_CHILDREN%27S_SCHOLARSHIP_APPLICATION_1
_0.PDF
Varsity Tutors Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly Ongoing Essay Contests
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a
monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries.
The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is
subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.
Website: WWW.VARSITYTUTORS.COM/COLLEGE-SCHOLARSHIP
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Deadline: Various
If you're looking for scholarships, don't forget to visit OCCF.org. There you'll find an abundance of scholarship opportunities
for students right here in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is home to more than 120 scholarship funds
established by individuals, organizations and companies. These funds share the common goal of helping to make a
difference in the lives of others. The foundation is now able to receive your transcripts electronically if your high school
participates in this free service. Please see website for details on the list of scholarships.
Website: WWW.OCCF.ORG/
SMART
Deadline: Various
Part of the National Defense Education Program, science, math, and research for transformation. Open to undergraduate,
graduate, and doctoral students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Website: HTTP://SMART.ASEE.ORG/
Varsity Tutors Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a
monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries.
The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is
subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.
Website: WWW.VARSITYTUTORS.COM/COLLEGE-SCHOLARSHIP
Concussion Awareness Scholarship
Deadline: Monthly Cash Scholarships for 2015 (Every 7th of the month)
Up to twelve $1,000 cash scholarships for 2015. The cash scholarship may be used for any documented related expenses
incurred during 2015 while pursuing your education or for any documented expenses you will incur for the 2015 college
year. Any graduate or undergraduate student (future or current) that has been accepted or attends a community college,
technical/trade college, or university may apply. This "Concussion Awareness Scholarship" is available to all students not
just student athletes.
Website: HTTP://WWW.THEPASSRUSHER.COM/CONCUSSIONAWARENESS.HTML