October Scholarships

  • What: Christina Brooks Memorial Scholarship $2000 
    Who: Duncan seniors
    When: Application open September through March 31  of your senior year
    How: Please read Christina’s bio and provide an essay describing your view of her life and accomplishments. Then complete the application. Please ask your counselor to print your transcript.
    Application: Download application as a .pdf here!

    What: US Presidential Scholars Award 
    Who: Scholars will be selected based on outstanding leadership in academic achievement, community involvement and positive character.
    When: Submit on or before October 8
    How: Complete this form to apply

    What: NHS Scholarship
    Who: Senior members in good standing of an active NHS chapter. Eligible members must request application procedures from their NHS adviser.
    When: Applications open in October and are due in December
    How: Scholarship FAQs         NHS Scholarship Search

    What: Oklahoma State Scholars Society
    Who: OSU recognizes and rewards Oklahoma’s highest achieving students
    When: Apply for admission by the Nov. 1 Early Opportunity Scholarship Deadline to be considered for scholarships like the Oklahoma State Scholars Society
    How: Apply here!

    What: Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway
    Who: Students ages 18-24
    When: October 17
    How: Apply here

    What: Coca-Cola Scholarships for various amounts
    Who: High School seniors
    When: October of your senior year
    How: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/the-process/

    What: The Coolidge Full-Ride Scholarship
    Who: Juniors
    When: Opens in October. Due in January.
    How: Find out more here

    What: Beacon Scholarship for Rural America $1000 each semester
    Who:  College-bound graduating seniors who are low-income and living in rural areas
    When: October 31
    How: Apply here

    What: Zach Taylor First Ammendment Essay Contest
    Who: Students grades 9-12
    When: Not offered in 2019. Check back in 2020!
    How: Find out more here!

    What: Tobacco-Free Life Scholarship for $1000
    Who: Students who are 14 years old  and up
    When: October
    How: http://tobaccofreelife.org/scholarship/

    What: Ayn Rand Essay Contest
    Who: High school seniors and college students
    When: October of your senior year
    How: http://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests

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    What: Comanche Nation of Oklahoma College Scholarship
    Who:  Comanche Tribal Members who are High School Seniors and College Students
    When:  Fall Semester- June 1st, Spring Semester- October 1st.
    How: Find out more here

    What: Horatio Alger Association Scholarship ranging from $7,000-$25,000.
    Who: High School seniors who have a financial need ($55,000 or less) and who have been involved in community and school activities. Students must also display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity and maintain a 2.0 GPA.
    When: October of your senior year
    How: http://scholars.horatioalger.org

    What: Masonic Charity Foundation scholarship ranging from $2000 to $100.
    Who: Oklahoma seniors
    When: October of your senior year
    How: http://www.mcfok.org/programs/on-behalf-of-the-fraternity/senior-essay-contest/

    What: Oklahoma City Community Foundation Scholarships
    Who: Seniors need to look through the scholarships and see which ones apply to them.
    When: Application opens October 1. Due dates range from February through April.
    How: http://occf.academicworks.com
    https://occf.org/scholarships/

    What: Communities Foundation of Oklahoma Scholarships
    Who: Seniors need to look through the scholarships and see which ones apply to them. The Duncan Public Schools Foundation scholarships are hosted on this site.
    When: Application opens October 1. Due dates range from February through April.
    How: http://www.cfok.org/Scholarships/Available-Scholarships

    What: Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarships (several scholarships available with varying eligibility requirements) NEW!!
    Who: College students and high school seniors
    When: Opens in September, due February 1
    How:
    Click here for more information

    What: Military Academy Nominations
    Who: Students seeking entrance into the US Service Academies
    When: October of your senior year
    How: Complete application here

    What: Best Bugs Essay Contest $1000
    Who: High school seniors and college students
    When: October 31 (apply early, as only a limited number of entries will be accepted)
    How: 
    Enter here

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    What: VFW Voice of Democracy Contest
    Who: Students in grades 9-12
    When: October 31
    How: Download application on this page
    Bring your entries to your HS counselor by the deadline. Local prizes are $100 for 1st place, $75 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd.

    What: VFW Patriot's Pen Contest
    Who: Students in grades 6-8
    When: October 31
    How: Download application at the bottom of this web page
    Bring your entries to your MS counselor by the deadline. Local prizes are $100 for 1st place, $75 for 2nd, $50 for 3rd.

    What: Wichita State University
    Who: Students applying to attend WSU
    When: Apply to attend by October 15. Apply for scholarships by Nov. 1.
    How:  wichita.edu/apply
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    What: ZipRecruiter $3000 Scholarship 
    Who:  Seniors
    When:  Opened in February. Due in October.
    How: Click here to apply!

    What: Hire a Helper Scholarship 
    Who: Students over 18 interested in pursuing a career in a skilled trade and/or technology
    When: Application dates are as follows:
    Spring Contest Cycle: April 17 - July 17 of each year.
    Summer Contest Cycle: July 18 - October 14 of each year.
    Fall Contest Cycle: October 15 - January 15 of the following year.
    Winter Contest Cycle: January 16 - April 16 of each year
    How: Apply here!

    What: Porch Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarship 
    Who: Students over 18 interested in pursuing a degree that enables you or others in your community to learn a new trade, develop skills and technology, or start a small business related to home services
    When: Application dates are as follows:
    Spring Contest Cycle: April 17 - July 17 of each year.
    Summer Contest Cycle: July 18 - October 14 of each year.
    Fall Contest Cycle: October 15 - January 15 of the following year.
    Winter Contest Cycle: January 16 - April 16 of each year
    How: Enter contest here!

    What: Buggin' for Success $1000 Scholarship  NEW!
    Who:  Students enrolled or accepted into an accredited undergraduate program in the U.S.
    When:  October 31
    How: Click here to apply!

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