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Students – your chances to receive free money increase substantially if you apply for several scholarships. We also encourage students and parents to make a goal of completing one scholarship applications per week.
Application for scholarships open October 1
An essay is required for most of these scholarships
New on the Oklahoma City Foundation scholarship web page. Their communications department put together a great video that walks a student through the OCCF application process. Check it out. The video only lasts a few minutes. https://occf.org/scholarships/
Free money! That’s right – winning a scholarship means money is given to you and you don’t have to pay it back. You don’t have to be a straight A student, either. There are scholarships for a lot of different things.
Here you’ll find the tools to help you research and find scholarships to apply for now or in the future. My Scholarship Profile, Matching Scholarships, Browse Scholarships, and Find a Scholarship can each be used to find scholarships. You can save any interesting scholarships – and easily find them later in Saved Scholarships.
For a list of scholarships click here: Scholarship Corner – OKCollegeStarts.org
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Oklahoma’s Promise is a financially based tuition scholarship that pays the cost of tuition for enrollment at a public Oklahoma college or university. It pays a portion of these costs for students that wish to attend a private school, as well as for courses at certain public technology centers.
Enrollment must be done when the student is in 8th, 9th or 10th grade (aged 13-15 for home-schooled students). The deadline each year is typically at the end of June, and applications are available each year in August. Check online for a current application.
Contact the counselor’s office if you have any questions.