Horatio Alger Scholarship Program
The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program offers a fantastic opportunity to those students who come from modest means and have overcome life obstacles. If you have students who qualify for this outstanding program, please offer them the chance to explore the scholarship possibilities from the Horatio Alger Scholarship Program.
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Welding School Scholarships
FUTURE TEACHERS SCHOLARSHIP
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.
|Critical Teacher Shortage Areas|
|Early Childhood Education||Physical Education/Health|
|Family/Consumer Sciences||School Psychologist|
|Foreign Language||Social Studies|
- 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
|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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
800.858.1840 (225.9239 Oklahoma City area)
For more information, please contact Wanda Minter at 405/606-2907.
The Hutch’s Scholars Award is available to a senior of a high school in counties located in western Oklahoma or southern Kansas. Applications must be submitted by . Please review Hutch’s Community Program for list of eligible counties (see below). The online application can be found here.
Students attending high schools in the following counties ARE eligible to apply: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Major, Roger Mills, Texas, Washita, Wood and Woodward counties in Oklahoma and Seward County in Kansas.
General Federation of Women’s Clubs Northwest District
Since 1975, the Northwest District of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs have given a $200.00 scholarship ($100.00 for the fall semester and $100.00 for the spring semester) to a student who plans to attend Panhandle Oklahoma State University; and one to a student who plans to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University.
Applications, with a transcript and personal letters must be received by April 28, 2016. Applications received after that date will not be considered Please instruct the students to send their information to:
Cindy Gibson, Rt. 3, Box 53, Laverne, Ok 73848
If you would like an application please see Mrs. McCullough.
Ironworkers Local 584 Harvey A. Swift Scholarship awards scholarships to children and family members of living and deceased members of Iron Workers Local 584. The scholarship award supports educational expenses such as tuition, fees and books and can be valued up to $2,000. Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2016. The online application can be found here.
The Oklahoma Goodwill Industries Abilities Scholarship will issue one award to a graduating Oklahoma high school student. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books and specialized assistive equipment. Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2016. The online application can be found here.
Oklahoma Youth with Promise Scholarship awards scholarships to student under the age of 25 who were in the Oklahoma DHS custody foster care system, or have aged out, at the time of graduation from an Oklahoma high school or at the time of obtaining a GED. The scholarshipaward supports educational expenses such as tuition, fees and books and can be valued up to $2,000. Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2016. The online application can be foundhere.
Grants for students wanting to become teachers: