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  • Facing History and Ourselves Essay Contest ($5,000 Top Prize) 500 Words or less. Due: on or before March 28, 2018
    (Updated 3-8-18)

  • Congressional Art Competition (Deadline to be announced). (Updated 2-18-18)

  • A variety of writing prompts have been listed to help you get started writing a play, a short story or a novel.
    Respond to one of Reedsy's weekly writing prompt newsletters with a short story for the chance to win $50 and get featured on the Reedsy Medium Blog! (Verify current contest) (Updated 2-27-18) 


  • Science without Borders® Art Challenge
    The theme for the 2018 Science without Borders® Challenge is “Why Coral Reefs Matter.” PRIZES: 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $350, 3rd Place: $200 This competition engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. Due: April 23, 2018

  • Third Semester Exam Schedule

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018   Block 3/4/5 & 8/9

    Thursday, April 5, 2018      Block 1/2 & 5/6/7

    Friday, April 6, 2018           Last Day of Quarter 3                                                              

    BloomCON Computer Security & Forensics Conference, at Bloomsburg University. Please register if you are interested. March 23-25, 2018 (FREE) (Updated 2-20-18)

  • Life is Good T-Shirt Contest Win $2,000 Scholarship Due 3-11-2018 (Updated 2-15-18
  • University of Pittsburgh Japan Documentary Contest ($5,000 and a trip- round trip airfare)

    Due May 16th, 2018 - The Japanese Council of the University of Pittsburgh is excited to announce the first biannual University of Pittsburgh Japan Documentary Film Award. 

    Inspired by the work of Soda Kazuhiro, the award celebrates contemporary films that explore Japanese culture in Japan and around the world.

    Films should focus on the geographic region of Japan, although topics could include contemporary or historical cultural or social phenomena, practices, or events.
    (Due: 5-16-18) (Upd 2-15-18)

  • "Looking Forward" Free College and Career Planning Day at the University of Misericordia 
    on Saturday, March 3, 2018 
    from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Please register if you are attending. This is for both parents and students grades 8-12.
  • WVIA Scholastic Scrimmage Television Broadcast Dates and Times:

    Hazleton vs Meyers High School
    Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm on WVIA = (PBS)

    GAR vs Hazleton 
    Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm on WVIA

    Wyoming Area vs Hazleton
    Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm on WVIA

    Dallas vs Hazleton
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm on WVIA

  • Cook Honors Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania Summer Program Costs only $400. Take non-credit college courses, live in a dorm, eat on a college campus for 2 weeks. This is a try-me college experience subsidized by the school's alumni association. A former student of mine attended this program and LOVED IT!. (It is only $400 for 13 days!!) Deadline to apply is May 1, 2018.


    Variety of  Discipline-based Courses such as: 
  • Biochemistry
  • Business
  • English: The Science and Nature of Shakespeare Through the 21st Century
  • Electro-optics
  • Mathematics
  • Nanochemistry
  • Political Communication
  • Psychology
  • World War II in America (Deadline 5-1-18)
    (Upd 1-31-18)
  • 2018 High School Video Contest: What Makes Democracy Work? Sponsored by the PA League of Women Voters (30 Seconds Maximum Length)
    Due: March 1, 2018 (Updated 1-24-18)

  • Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR) PosterContest Themes:

    • 3 R's: Replacement, Reduction, Refinement
    • Advancements in Biotechnology
    • Animal Research Saves Lives
    • Careers in Biomedical Research
    • Veterinary Advancements: Animal Research Helping Animals
  • Details: Discover the connection between biomedical research and your life! The poster contest provides the opportunity for students to illustrate different aspects of biomedical research and science through art. The contest is free to enter.  Due 4-1-18 (Updated 1-19-18) 

  • PA Society of Biomedical Research (PSBR) Annual Essay Contest 2018 

    Topic: "Biomedical Research and My Life"

    • Be sure to focus on a specific biomedical breakthrough.

    • Investigate the process of biomedical research, including the role of animals in that research, that leads to the development of new treatments and cures. 
    • Due on or before: April 1, 2018
  • Princeton University Ten Minute Play Contest- 
    Due on or before April 2, 2018
    Open to 11th Grade Students
    $500 Top Prize 

  • "Looking Forward" Free College and Career Planning Day at College Misericordia
    on Saturday, March 3, 2018
    from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Please register if you are attending. This is for both parents and students grades 8-12.
  • Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest 
    Due on or before: March 2, 2018
    Prizes: You can win a 
    $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Certificate and NOOK device.
    Students can write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter (500 words or less, in English on 8.5" x 11" white paper) sharing how a teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them. 

  • HERlead Fellowship- only for 10th and 11th grade girls (formerly ANNPower)Win a Trip to NYC, Do you want to change the world? This is a leadership program.Due on or before March 8, 2018

    WHAT IT IS: A fellowship to provide leadership training to young women, empowering them to become the next generation of global trailblazers. The 2018 Leadership Forum will take place June 26-29, 2018 in New York City. (Updated 1-19-18)


  • LIU-18 PA HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTER FAIR is now open for registration. Last day to register online is February 28, 2018. All projects must be submitted to Mrs. Billet or Mr. Brennan by March 3. (Updated 1-18-18)


    What: Series of four seminars for anyone who wants to be a part-time or full-time entrepreneur

    Cost: NO FEE



    NEW BUSINESS IDEA BOOT CAMP Choose a day and location to attend (the sessions will be the same)
    Saturday, February 3, 2018 - Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce 9 to 10 AM or Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Penn State Hazleton, Noon to 1:00 PM

    FINANCING YOUR BUSINESS: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, 5 to 6:00 PM

     Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, 5 to 6:00 PM

    MAKING IT LEGAL - STRUCTURE, LICENSING, & REGISTRATION: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Greater HAazleton Chamber of Commerce, 5 to 6:00 PM

  • WVIA Game On! Create a Game. Entry deadline: May 18, 2018 

    • Watch the TV Episode   Why Math Matters
    • Create your own game in any format -- a classic board game or video game.
    • Send a photo depicting your game & we’ll contact you for details.
    • Entry deadline: May 18, 2018
    • Each challenge relates to an episode in the Working Class documentary series!
      (Upd 1-17-18)
  • Build & Grow Green (Recycled Art) Art Challenge 

    In Harold & The Purple Crayon, a boy creates an entire world with only his ideas and a purple crayon. 

    • Reusing materials can reduce the world’s waste and inspire innovation.
    • Can you transform a discarded item into a work of art?
    • Turn trash into treasure!
    • Use a throwaway item and ordinary art materials to create your masterpiece.
    • Entry deadline: March 16, 2018 (Upd 1-17-18)

  • WVIA 2018 Dream & Do Art Challenge

    Artists who wish to enter should use simple materials – paper, crayons, markers, pencils, pens and paint – to create an original image that depicts the world as they imagine it could be.  

    • Those who need inspiration may turn to Harold & the Purple Crayon – the classic children’s book in which a boy creates an entire world with only his ideas and a purple crayon.
    • Entry deadline is Feb. 2, 2018 (Updated 1-17-18)
  • SUMMER Library Challenge "Libraries Rock" 20018 Video Contest Teens, get involved with reading & your public library. $100 Prize Due March 9th, 2018 -  a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program.

    THEME: Teens across the country are invited to create a video with their unique interpretation of the 2018 slogan Libraries Rock, in combination with reading and libraries. LENGTHEntries should be 30 to 90 seconds in length. (Updated 1-9-18)

  • 2018 Neuro Film Festival (Max 5 minutes) $1,000 Prize --
    4 Categories Due 3-2-18 (Updated 1-9-18) Four video categories:

    1. "Why I think Neuroscience Is...™ Cool"—Tell why the brain is fascinating (ideal category for kids ages 13-17)

    2. "Why I think Neuroscience Is...™ Rewarding"—Tell how discovery opens doors (ideal category for undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, and residents)

    3.  "Why I think Neuroscience Is...™ Essential"—Tell why research is key (ideal category for patients, families, and caregivers)

    4.  "Why I think Neuroscience Is...™ Critical"—Tell why advocacy makes an impact (ideal category for advocates, patient groups, and neurology professionals) (Updated 1-9-18)


  • 2018 WVIA BOX OF LIGHT (Animated or Live Action Movies) Educational Film Festival. Create a stop-animated or live action movie that teaches a math, science or social studies fact or concept. Submissions are due March 19, 2018, Festival Date: April 2, 2018 (Updated 1-9-18)

  • 2018 WVIA Sit Next To Me Film Festival (Animated or Live Action Movies) SNTM films can explore the experiences, challenges and opportunities of any group. If you are a school, your film might be an anti-bullying film. If you are interested issues of race, gender, age, religion or ability, your film can talk about that experience. Our goal is not to solve the issues that seem to divide us in one night. It is rather to gather people together, to sit next to one another, to look, think and start to talk about diversity in a positive way. The films, like their subjects, will be diverse in nature. We expect the films to be funny, heartfelt, frustrated and hopeful by turns. 

    Deadline: February 5, 2018 (Updated 1-8-18)

  • PA Statistics Poster (Multiple Cash Prizes)
    Deadline: Must be Postmarked before
    Monday, 2-26-18 (Updated 12-21-17)

  • I'm A Leader Contest-- You can create a video, write an essay or a poem, create a visual art piece, (photograph, painting, collage, etc.) or write a song.-- Sponsored by a Disabilities Organization Due February 9, 2018 (Updated 12-21-17

  • Making a Difference: Great Teachers 2018 Essay Contest (Seniors Only) 500 Words or Less--Sponsored by WVIA Deadline February 25, 2018
    (Updated 12-21-17)
  • 2018 PA SHAKESPEARE ACTING COMPETITION (PSF) Students must register before Friday, 2-09-18 Competition Event is Saturday, March 3, 2018 at DeSalles University
    Monologues must be 1.5 to 3 minutes.
    Duo/Trio Scenes must be 3 to 5 minutes.
    ***Read Dress Code and Props for the event under Guidelines (Updated 12-15-17)

  • 2018 National Geographic Teen Photo Contest Win a Trip (Win an amazing trip to one of the following locations: Barcelona, New York City, Prague, Tokyo, Yellowstone, and Yosemite & San Francisco.) Snap a photo that captures the spirit of exploration. Write a description of the picture and submit it for a chance to win a space on one of our summer 2018 photography trips! DUE: 1-31-18 (Updated 12-11-17)

  • Be the Voice 4 the Planet Video Contest (Create a Music Video or Commercial- Public Service Announcement PSA) Teens, what eco-subject matters to you most?   
    Get your camera or smartphone and get creative! Pick an eco-subject of your choice and create a 30 or 60 second commercial or music video! Top Prize: $1,000 (multiple prizes) Due: March 16th, 2018 -  (Updated 12-8-17)

  • Project Yellow Light Radio Advertisement = 
    20 Seconds encourage safe driving. We want to see your personal expression come through in your recording. Think of ways to capture the attention of your peers and clearly express your message in a radio ad. Be sure it’s in good taste.

    The winning entries may be turned into an Ad Council PSA and aired across the country courtesy of iHeartRadio.  Prize: $2,000 Due April 1, 2018 (Updated 12-5-17)

  • Project Yellow Light Billboard=Create a design for a billboard advertisement to encourage safe driving. We want to see your personal expression come through on your billboard design. Create a design to warn your peers of the dangers of texting and driving.

    The winning designs may be placed on billboards across the country, courtesy of Clear Channel Outdoor. Prize: $2,000 
    Due: March 1, 2018
    (Updated 12-5-17) 


  • Project Yellow Light Video=Open to 11th and 12th Graders. (Enter as an individual or as a team) PRIZES: $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000.

  • Teens Dream 2018 Video Competition Are you a teen? What's your dream? (Create a 2 Minute Movie)The dream must be in one of the following categories and connect in some way to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

    • Personal – Your dream for yourself and your future, as it relates to one of the goals above
    • Community – Your dream for your community, state or country, as it relates to one of the goals above
    • Global – Your dream for the world, as it relates to one of the goals above

    Top Prize: Trip to Washington, D.C. and $500 Cash Due: January 5th, 2018

  • Spanish American War, George Watt Prize, 2018 Essay You can enter:Academic Papers, Fiction, Non-Fiction and/or Poetry (Individuals or Groups can enter) 
    Prize: $250 Contest Deadline: July 1, 2018
    (Updated 12-04-2017)

  • The 2018 Teen Drive 365 Video Challenge.
    Create a 30-60 second video 
    Do your part to end distracted driving, submit an original PSA about safe driving and you could win up to $15,000. Due 2-28-2018 (Updated 12-04-17)

    Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. and DC in grades 9-12, age 13+. 
    Subject to Official Rules. 
    Entry ends 2/28/18.
  • Creative Non-Fiction Contest: The Diana Woods Memorial Award Prize $250, (5,000 Words Maximum)
    Two Separate Deadlines:
    Due 2-1-18 or 8-1-18
    (Updated 11-30-17)

  • Words and Brushes Short Story Contest (2,000-4,000 Words) Prize $350.00. The contest supplies a choices of pictures write a story to coordinate with the picture. Due 2-15-18 (Updated 11-29-17)

  • 2018 Civics Education Essay-
    Honoring the Separation of Powers
    (100 Words)
     Prizes: Amazon Gift Cards $100, $50, $25 Due 2-23-18 (Updated 11-29-17)

  • World Historian Student Essay Competition, Contest sponsored by: Northeastern UniversityPrize: $500.00 Length: approximately 1,000 words. Essay Topic: “In what way has the study of world history affected my understanding of the world in which I live?” Due: May 1, 2018 (Upd 11-17-17)

  • Jane Austen Society- Annual Essay-, the book, Persuasion- 6-7 pages MLA, $1,000 and two night hotel stay at the Jane Austen Society Conference, in Kansas City; 2nd Place $500.

    The trio of faith, hope and charity all feature in Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion . Discuss how possessing or lacking these qualities affects a character's behavior and drives the plot. You may focus on one quality or examine the interplay of two or all three. You may include more than one character in your discussion.  Due: 5-20-18 (Upd 11-17-17)

  • "Price Gouging-During a Natural Disaster" VIDEO Contest ($1,500 &Win a Trip to NYC) Create a 1-3 minute video  Due 2/26/18 (Updated 11-13-17)

  • "Price Gouging-During a Natural Disaster" Essay Contest ($1,000 &Win a Trip to NYC) (Total of $16,000 in prizes) 500-1,000 Words. Due 2/16/18 (Updated 11-13-17)
  • 2018 Hazleton JCC Essay Contest (300 Words), $200 and $100 Prizes. Due February, 16, 2018 (Updated 11-08-17)

  • Holocaust White Rose Essay Contest Win $500, $250, $150 (700-1,500 Words). Research and write about the life (pre-war, during, and post-war) of one victim of the Nazi regime in order to preserve his or her memory. Next, explain why it is important that you, as a student 73 years after the Holocaust, continue to remember these stories and give identity and voice to the victims. A website is available to learn about victims from the Holocaust- The 1939 Society- has testimonials. Due 3-13-18 (Updated 11-2-17)

  • MathCON 2018 Photo Contest Win: Mini iPad, $300, $200, $100 Due on or before 3-2-18 (Updated 11-02-17) Well, what does photography have to do with math? Mathematics is all around us: your favorite NBA player’s stats, the technology in your mobile phone, the Fibonacci sequence in nature, the Golden Ratio in architecture… the list is endless! Look around and send us your math photos by March 2, 2018. (Two of our students placed in this contest.) (Upd 11-2-18)


  • 19th Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest: Messenger of Memory--What Will Your Message Be? Students can enter: Art, Film, Poetry, or Prose. The winner and a parent will win an all expense paid trip to California. Contest is sponsored by Chapman University in California. Awards wil be given. Deadline: February 2, 2018, (Updated 11-01-17)

  • Interview a Female in Mathematics Essay,
    500-1,000 Words, Win $$$, Suggestions are provided.
    Suggestion: Interview Mrs. Tombasco's, daughter she works for NASA. Due: January 31, 2018 (Updated 10-30-17)
  • Student Stowe Writing Contest– (Harriet Beecher Stowe- author- Uncle Tom’s Cabin) Prize $1,000 and an all expense paid trip for the student and parent to Conn. (Variety of Contests- Editorials, Essays, Memoirs, Newspaper Article, Poetry, Play, Screenplay, Essay, Lyrics, Short Story, News or investigative reporting, Student created blog) Due 2/2/2018 (Updated 10-23-17)

  • LIU18 PA High School Computer Fair, 6 different categories: Animation, Computer Fair Logo, Digital Movies, Graphic Design, Programming and Web Page Design.

    ***ALL LIU-18 Projects are due March 9, 2018 (All projects must be delivered to LIU 18 in Kingston, PA by March 9, 2018) You can work in groups up to 3 persons
    (updated 10-23-17)
    Rules and Events:

  • Creating an Awareness about Resistance to Antibiotics. This topic would be a great idea for a movie entry for the PA High School Computer.  This contest was originally opened to Australians, but  why not use this idea for the upcoming PA High School Video Contest. This contest usually starts in December. 
  • Create a: Story Map; Presentation; Web App, or Web Map “Tell the Story of Pennsylvania’s _________” where students fill in the blank with the topic of their AGO map, presentation or web app.   ArcGIS Register online by April 1, 2018 (Due April 20, 2018) Prizes. Sponsored by PA Alliance for Geographic Education (Updated 10-19-17)

  • Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
    (Open to 12th Graders), $10,000 Top Prize, Multiple Lower Prizes, Entry Deadline: May 15, 2018 (Updated 10-18-17)

  • Ayn Rand Fountainhead Essay Contest,
    Top Prize: $10,000, Multiple lower cash prizes.
    Eligibility for The Fountainhead  (Contest is Open to11th and 12th GRADE) Entry Deadline: May 15, 2018 (Updated 10-18-17)

  • Write the World (Flash Writing Contest) Win $100, This month's contest ends October 18, 2017
  • Ayn Rand Anthem Essay Contest (Cash Prizes). (Contest is open to 8th, 9th, and 10th graders.) The novel, Anthem depicts a world of the future, a collectivist dictatorship. Select from 3 essay prompts. $2,000 Cash prize, multiple lower prizes. Deadline May 1, 2018 (Updated 10-16-17)

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs, the 200th Anniversary of this novel. Win $1,000. Essay Contest is open to Juniors or Seniors. Due 4-14-18 (Updated 10-15-17)

  • Flash Fiction Contest, Top Prize $20,000 (100 words of less) Due before 11-23-17 (Updated 10-15-17)

  • Norman Mailer High School Student Writing AwardGenre: Creative Non-fiction, Maximum 10 single-spaced pages, endorsed by a teacher and released by a parent or guardian. Starts: March 1, 2018Deadline:Submissions will be accepted online through May 1, 2018, Noon CST. No late entries will be accepted. (Updated 10-15-17)

  • Civil War Essay or Documentary Contest (sponsored by Gilder Lehrman Org.) Essay Length:1,500-1,800 words orDocumentary Length: approximately 5-7 minutes in length. $1,000 Prize. Due: February 26, 2018(Updated 10-15-2017)

  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars Scholarship for Minorities receive grants of up to $28,000 over four years to complement a student’s financial aid. (Seniors Only) Due February 1, 2018 (Starts Nov 1) (Updated 10-15-17)

  • We the Students Scholarship” Essay Contest,Topic: To what extent in the U.S. does the government—federal, state, or local—have the duty to monitor Internet content? Cash Prizes $500 Due February 5, 2018 (Updated 10-15-17)

  • 2018 Engineering Essay Contest (Girls and Boys can enter) 1,500 words "Engineering for Your Community" - "Write a plea to convince others to improve your community's infrastructure. Prize: $500
    DUE 2-01-18 (Updated 10-15-17)
  • GE-Reagan Foundation $10,000 Scholarship (Seniors in Need)Due January 4, 2018 (Updated 10-15-17)


  • C-SPAN's Student Cam 2018 “THE CONSTITUTION & YOU” Top Prize $5,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. Bonus Contest- send a picture of working on your documentary and have a chance to win $100 ---Work individually or in teams of 2 or 3 (Due before 2-18-18)(Updated 10-11-17)

  • Northeast PA Brain Bee, at the University of Scranton, Open to grades 9-12, Cash Prize, local winner competes in the national competition in Baltimore Maryland and then there is an international competition. Students must prepare before the event. Saturday, February 3, 2018 1:00-4:00 PM Students must pre-register before January 31, 2018 (Updated 10-6-17)
  • American Foreign Service Essay (US State Department) Why Diplomacy & Peacebuilding Matter? 1,000-1,250 Words (Amazing Prizes- Trip to Washington (All expenses paid, - meet the Secretary of State, Money and a Semester at Sea, Live on a Cruise Ship for a semester and take college classes)Due: 3-15-18  (Updated 10-6-17)

  • George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest
  • (SAR) Sons of the American Revolution  submit an original 800- to 1,200-word essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. Each student’s essay will be judged based upon its historical accuracy, clarity, organization, grammar and spelling, and documentation. $5,000 Prize and a Trip.
    Due: before 12-31-17 (Updated 10-3-17)

  • 2018 Profiles in Courage (JFK) Essay ($10,000 and a trip to Boston) (1,000 Words Max. not including citations) Due January 4, 2018 (Updated 10-3-17)

  • Carnegie Council Teen Photo Contest: Global Warming Prizes: $200 Gift Cards Due 12-31-17 (Upd 10-3-17)

  • Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award 2018 (Space Exploration- near future about 50-60 years) $$ Prize- Due: February 1, 2019, before 2:01am, U.S. Pacific Time

  • NASA Space Settlement Contest, Top Prize $3,000 (Individual or Group Contest) Deadline: February 15, 2018 (Updated 10-3-17)

  • Ocean Awareness Contest 2018 (Art, P
    oetry, Prose, Film, Music, Reflection),
    Theme "Our Oceans in a Changing Climate", and call for young artists, thinkers, and oceanic activists. Prizes for each category. $1,500 Due 6-18-18 (Updated 10-3-17)

  • PSU Wilkes Barre Campus is offering multiple sessions of SAT Prep (traditional classes and online classes) Four different sessions from now until Spring 2018. See brochure. (Updated 9-29-17)

  • Congratulations to the HAAS Top Scorers of the Annual September Gifted Trivia Challenge:
    First Place HAAS William Strassner (12th grader)
    Second Place HAAS Abby Hartz (12th grader)
    Third Place Colin Greybosh (12th grader)
    Fourth Place Landon Wolk (9th grader)

  • Congratulations to the HAHS Top Scorers of the Annual September Gifted Trivia Challenge:
    First Place HAHS- Miles Hernandez (12th grader)Second Place HAHS- Liam Katz (11th grader)
    Third Place Ethan Mariano (   grader)
    Fourth Place Matt Fisher (10th grader)

  • Division B and Division C Science Oympiad 2018 Events are posted on the gifted website, please confirm what activities that you would like to do. (Upd 9-28-17)

  • Adventure Short Story Contest (”Totem Head’s Story Contest”) $20.00 Cash Prize Due before: 12/31/2017 (Updated 9-27-17)

  • 2017 Carnegie Council Think Tank Student Essay Contest, Topic: In your opinion, what is the greatest ethical challenge facing the world today? $250 Gift Card. Only 1,000-1,500 words.
    Due: 12-31-17(Updated 9-27-17)

  • SPARK Mobile App for Autism Contest, Prizes $25,000 - $1,000, Team Competition(Teams must register- ASAP) No experience in mobile app development is required to enter. SPARK is looking for the best ideas, concepts and creativity to support SPARK’s mission. Final app submission deadline is 1-26-18

  • Reminder: 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Don't forget, everyone who enters the Open competition has a chance to win our monthly prize. We'll pick one winner (chosen from the "Entries of the week") each month and feature a selection of their best photography. We will also upgrade their account so they can enter more images into the competition 2018 Sony World Youth Photography Contest Open to ages 12-19, Free Contest, Amazing Prize: Flights and accommodation to awards in London / Sony digital imaging equipment /  Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London  Final Due Date: January 4, 2018, (Updated 9-27-17)

  • NRA Civil Defense Essay Contest- "What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You?" $1,000, $600, $400, $200, $100 Prizes , Length: 1,000 Words,
    Due 12-31-17 (Updated 9-25-17)

  • Math League Dates are posted on the Gifted website. (Updated 9-25-17).

  • National Oratorical Contest- Sign up to compete in the local competition (Only 1 student from HAAS/HAHS/HACC is selected). Sign-Up ASAP The overall national contest winner gets an $18,000 scholarship. Second place takes home $16,000, and third gets $14,000. Each department (state) winner who is certified into and participates in the national contest’s first round receives a $1,500 scholarship. Those who advance past the first round receive an additional $1,500 scholarship. (Updated 9-25-17)
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 we are scheduled to compete in the WVIA Scholastic Scrimmage.
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 starts the Annual September Trivia Challenge. Please stop in the Gifted Room to take the challenge
  • Library of Congress "Letters About Literature" Reflective Essay, Top Prize $1,000 Due 1-12-18 (Updated 9-13-17)

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  • Questbridge Scholarship for students in financial need
  • Renaissance Faire:
  •          Advertising Display Contest
  •          Creative Writing Short Story Contest 
  •          Photo Journalist Contest
  •          Lord & Lady Knighting Ceremony
  • 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge
  • American Freedom Essay Contest
  • Young Arts National Arts Competition
  • VFW- Voice of Democracy Contest
  • DNA Day Essay Contest
  • National World War II Essay Contest (Updated 9-12-17)





    Scholarships 2017-2018 
    Updated 02-12-18

    Scholarships are listed by the date they are due and will be added to the list as they become available.

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    American Indian Students
    Here are some scholarship opportunities for Native American Students!

    Culinary Scholarships
    Are you planning to attend a culinary school? If so, check out these scholarships!

    Students with Learning Disabilities (Various)
    5 Scholarships for Students With Learning Disabilities

    Scholarships for Volunteers Reward Students Who Give Back
    Deadline: Various
    There are local and national funds available to students volunteering in their communities.

    OCCC ACT NOW Scholarship
    Deadline: Various
    The ACT NOW scholarship is offered as an automatic merit-based tuition waiver program for the 2015 graduating class of high school students. The waiver amounts are based on the student's composite score on the national ACT. Students who score a 21 are eligible for a 3 hour credit tuition waiver. Scores of 22 - 23 receive a 6 hour credit tuition waiver, scores of 24-26 will receive a 9 hour credit tuition waiver, and scores of 27-30 will receive a 12 hour credit tuition waiver. Students with exceptional scores a 31 or higher will receive a 15 hour credit tuition waiver. All waivers are per semester; freshman year only.

    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.

    McNair Scholars Program
    Deadline: Year Round
    Scholarship program is designed to prepare students for careers as graduate students, professors or professional researchers. Must be full time student, with 42 hours or more completed, 3.0 GPA & first generation college student or student from an underrepresented ethnic group.

    Oklahoma City Community Foundation
    Deadline: Various
    If you're looking for scholarships, don't forget to visit 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/

    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.

    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.




    *PTCI Scholarship
    Deadline: February 1, 2018
    Any graduating senior who resides with and is the child, adopted child, step-child, or full dependent ward of a parent or parents in the certified service area of Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc., may apply for one of the scholarships available in his/her appropriate service area.

    *Max and Dorothy Baggerly Scholarship
    Deadline: February 1, 2018
    Beaver or Texas County, Oklahoma Residents or Hansford or Ochiltree County, Texas Residents.

    To get directly to the online application, students can follow this link:  Students will be asked to create an account with a username (email address) and password.  This allows the students the opportunity to log on and off as many times as necessary to complete the application. 

     Once online, students will be asked to list their county of residence and then name their high school.  Once they do these two things, the only scholarship that will appear will be the Max and Dorothy Baggerly Scholarship.  They will need to select that fund and then finish the rest of the application.


    *National FFA Scholarship Program 
    Deadline: February 1, 2018
    Students may receive one scholarship as a high school senior and one while in college for a maximum of two scholarships during their academic career. Students who have already received two scholarships through this program are not eligible to apply. 


    OMRF: Fleming Scholar Program 
    Deadline: February 1, 2018
    In 1982, the Fleming Scholar Program became a model for a national program funded by the federal government to bring the best and brightest high school and college students into contact with the best and brightest scientific and mathematical minds in government and non-government laboratories.Today the Fleming Scholar Program remains popular, attracting as many as 100 applicants each year. 


    Daughters of the American Revolution 
    Deadline: February 10, 2018
    The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.  DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee. 


    RiSE Scholarship Foundation 
    Deadline: February 10, 2018
    The RiSE Scholarship Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit resource and scholarship opportunity for high school students who learn differently. This scholarship opportunity is for current high school seniors that are graduating in 2017 and attending college in the fall of 2017.


    *Tri-Country Scholarships (through OPSU)
    Available to college freshmen and college sophomores attending OPSU
    Deadline: February 15, 2018



    Guymon Panhandle Lions Club Scholarship 
    February 15, 2018
    A scholarship in the amount of $500 (that is, $250 per semester). In order to qualify for the second semester scholarship, the student must maintain at least a C average in a minimum of 12 solid semester hours in the first semester. The Guymon Panhandle Lions Club Scholarship will be given on the recommendation of the Guymon Panhandle Lions Club Scholarship Committee. Scholarship money will be paid directly to the Panhandle State Foundation. 


    The Helium Litigation Scholarship Fund, Inc
    Deadline: February 15, 2018
    Recipients must be incoming freshmen pursuing degrees in agricultural, environmental or energy-related fields. Students must be from one of these counties: (Kansas)-Hamilton, Kearny, Finney, Stanton, Grant, Haskell, Stevens, Seward and Morton; (Oklahoma)-Texas, Beaver and Cimarron; (Texas)-Moore, Sherman, Hansford, Ochiltree and Hutchinson. Renewable for four years.
    Helium Litigation Scholarship Application 2018


    AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship 
    Deadline: February 15, 2018
    Scholarship awards to deserving college-bound students will be a $5,000 scholarship to the winner; and $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships to the first and second runners-up, respectively. Additionally, seven $500 scholarships will be awarded for Honorable Mention. 


    The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship 
    Deadline: February 15, 2018
    Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $28,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

    *Seaboard Foods Scholarship
    Deadline: February 16, 2018

    Seaboard Foods High School Scholarship Program applications are available for students graduating in communities where Seaboard Foods does business and where our employees live. Learn more about how Seaboard Foods is supporting our communities through our scholarship programs and apply online.
    Seaboard Foods Scholarship Program


    Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships 
    Deadline: February 20, 2018
    The vegetarian resource group offers two $5,000 scholarships plus one $10,000 scholarship.Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring 2017. Deadline is February 20, 2017. We will accept applications postmarked on or before February 20, 2017. Early submission is encouraged.


    Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
    Deadline: February 29, 2018
    Receive up to $100,000 over four years. If you have the passion to succeed-especially in fields of study related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) - the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is looking for you. This year, we will award 50 renewable scholarships of up to $25,000 per year.





    *Golden Spread Electric Cooperative (Tri-County)
    Deadline: March 1, 2018
    Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Directors' Memorial Scholarship
    TCEC is a member of Golden Spread Electric Cooperative which offers a $2,000 scholarship to students who plan to attend a college in Oklahoma or Texas. Scholarship deadline is March 15, 2017, and should be made directly to the Opportunity Plan. The application and brochure can be found on Golden Spread's website.


    *H.W. Almen West OKC Rotary Scholarship 
    Deadline: March 1, 2018
    The West OKC Rotary established the H. W. Almen Scholarship Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation with the purpose of providing scholarships for students graduating from high schools in Oklahoma. Award amount: $4,000.00


    OK-AHEAD Scholarship
    Deadline: March 1, 2018
    OK-AHEAD offers scholarship money to Oklahoma students with disabilities in post-secondary education. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 1 of the award year. Scholarships can be applied at any Oklahoma technology center, or any two-year or four-year college or university. Three $500 scholarships are awarded annually. Scholarship applications (available in Word) must be received from November 1 to March 1 for the subsequent academic year. Please contact Brenda Dawes (BRENDA.DAWES@OKSTATE.EDU ) from Oklahoma ABLE Tech for additional information. 


    *North Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc.
    March 4, 2018

    Three $1000 at-large scholarships will be available to graduating seniors from one of the high schools within the NPEC service area. These include Higgins, Follett, Booker, Perryton, Canadian, Spearman, Darrouzett, Ft. Elliott, or Gruver High Schools.


    BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship 
    Deadline: March 15, 2018
    This annual scholarship is provided by BMW AG in recognition of its commitment to excellence in engineering. BMW is world famous for designing and building luxury, high-performance passenger cars and motorcycles. The company is also a leader in developing and manufacturing high technology, high performance internal combustion engines. This scholarship is in support of the SAE Foundation to ensure an adequate supply of well-trained engineers for the future. One scholarship will be awarded each year for $1,500 per year. Scholarship may be renewed at $1,500 a year for three additional years (total award $6,000).  


    Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Excellence
    Deadline: March 15, 2018
    The Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Excellence, established by Dan and Vicky Hancock, provides financial support for students pursuing college degrees in the field of mechanical engineering. One scholarship will be awarded each year for $5,500.Students will be eligible to receive the scholarship for multiple years but the student must reapply each year and be selected by the SAE Scholarship Committee. 


    Donald & Barbara Mozley Scholarship
    Deadline: March 15, 2018
    The Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship provides financial support for students pursuing an engineering degree at an ABET-accredited college or university. Depending on corpus state and number of qualified candidates, SAE will strive to award seven scholarships of $5,000 each year; Students will be eligible to receive the scholarship for multiple years but the student must reapply each year and be selected by the SAE Scholarship Committee. 


    Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering Scholarship
    Deadline: March 15, 2018
    Hendrickson International, a Boler Company, established an endowment to underwrite the scholarship in memory of the late Edward D. Hendrickson. One scholarship will be awarded each year for $1,000 per year. Scholarship may be renewed at $1,000 a year for three additional years (total award $4,000).
    One scholarship will be awarded each year for $5,000 per year.* Scholarship may be renewed at $5,000 a year for three additional years (total award $20,000).* *starting the 2015-2017 academic year. 


    Fred M. Young Sr. /SAE Engineering Scholarship
    Deadline: March 15, 2018
    The Young Radiator Company established this scholarship in memory of the company's founder, Fred M. Young, Sr. Mr. Young started the company in 1927 and saw it grow to become a major force in the field of Heat Transfer. He had a high regard for the value of engineering in terms of its contribution to the success of society. One scholarship will be awarded each year for $1,000.Scholarship may be renewed at $1,000 a year for three additional years (total award $4,000).


    SAE Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies Scholarship 
    Deadline: March 15, 2018
    Established in 2007, The Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (Ford PAS) Scholarship was developed by the Ford Motor Company Fund in partnership with Education Development Center Inc. (EDC). It is for high school seniors who are past or present students in a Ford Next Generation Learning Community, and/ or past or present students of a Ford PAS program at their high school or in a Ford PAS afterschool/weekend/summer/college program. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded each year. 

    Tau Beta Pi / SAE Engineering Scholarship
    Deadline: March 15, 2018
    Tau Beta Pi Association, the engineering honor society, is the world's largest engineering society. Founded in 1885 at Lehigh University in 1885 by Edward Higginson Williams, Jr. Tau Beta Pi has initiated more than 505,485 members in 124 years. Active collegiate chapters exist on 234 campuses across the nation. Six scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be awarded for the freshman year only.

    TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship 
    Deadline: March 15, 2018
    SAE and The Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations have established this technical education scholarship to honor the leadership of Donald D. Dawson. From his position as Vice President of Maintenance with Roadway Express, Mr. Dawson worked through SAE and TMC to merge the goals of truck equipment users and manufacturers. One scholarship will be awarded each year for $1,500 per year. 


    Anthem Essay Contest
    Deadline: March 29, 2018
    Students in 8th , 9th, or 10th grade must choose from one of three topics listed on the website to write an essay. Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view-not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Anthem.


    Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    Deadline: March 30, 2018
    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 transfer students, undergraduate students, & graduate students.Award amounts generally range from $500 to $5,000.


    KJIL GO Scholarship
    March 31, 2018
    KJIL and The Great Plains Christian Radio Board of Directors will award two $1000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who will be a full-time student enrolled at a Christian College or a Christian University. 
    Website:KJIL GO Scholarship 
    KJIL GO Scholarship application

    Oklahoma State Fair Scholarship
    March 31, 2018
    One-time $2,500 award based on overall scholastic performance, leadership, community involvement and verifiable participation in the competitive programs (e.g. horse, livestock, creative arts or other competitions) at the Oklahoma State Fair, if applicable. While State Fair participation is not mandatory, it will be weighted along with the other criteria during the selection process. 
    Website: Homepage for Oklahoma State Fair Scholaship
    Oklahoma State Fair Scholarship Guidlines


    *Seaboard Foods Scholarship
    Deadline: March 31, 2018
    *All applicants must be graduating high school seniors.
    *All applicants must enroll full-time in a higher education institution of their choice (technical school, two-year college, or four-year college) for the 2018-2018 academic year.

    *All applicants must have submitted the application online.  No paper applications will be accepted.
    Seaboard Foods Scholarship Application 


    *Glen Carrier Scholarship
    Deadline: March 31, 2018
    Students must be a Beaver County resident with a GPA of 3.0 or better.  Post-Secondary Applications are also available.  
    High School Senior Scholarship Application


    *Don and Pam Sherrer Scholarship
    Deadline: March 31, 2018
    Requirements:Applicants must be a graduating senior of Balko High School in Balko, OK, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, and plan on attending a college, university or other post-secondary institution.
    Don & Pam Sherre Scholarship Application 




    *The Bob Drake Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Deadline: April 1, 2018

    Students attending NWOSU that show good character, excel in academics and sports and be involved in community service.  Students must have a 3.0 GPA and be planning to attend NWOSU. Bobby Drake Scholarship application 


    *Beaver County Oklahoma Farm Bureau Scholarship
    Deadline: April 1, 2018
    $500 scholarships will be awarded to two graduating high school seniors whose parents/guardians are members of Beaver County Oklahoma Farm Bureau. 
    Beaver County Oklahoma Farm Bureau Scholarship application


    *Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation
    Deadline: April 1, 2018
    Students must attend an Oklahoma College, University, or Vo-Tech

    Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation Scholarship application



    Garner-Stocker Taco Mayo Scholarship
    Deadline: April 1, 2018
    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.

    Pete and Lela Stavros Scholarship
    Deadline: April 1, 2018
    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. 


    The Hunter Garner Scholarship: Project Yellow Light
    Deadline: April 1, 2018
    Award Amount: 1st Place: $5,000, 2nd Place: $2,000, 3rd Place: $1,000. 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. Here's what we're looking for. A video designed to motivate, persuade and encourage your peers to not drive distracted. You have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading this important message. You can speak to your peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. The more lives you can impact, the more lives you can save. 


    Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Inc. 
    Deadline: April 1, 2018
    The Oklahoma City Chapter of The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE OKC) is offering scholarships for graduating high-school seniors to be awarded for the 2017-2018 school year.  The scholarships are divided into two groups:  (1) Qualified, graduating high school seniors in SPE Oklahoma City Section's coverage area, pursuing a Petroleum Engineering Degree, or (2) The Son or Daughter of an SPE Member and enrolled in a math or science program. SPE has distributed these scholarships since 1998 and this program has been a huge success.  We need your help in finding talented young people. Successful candidates will exhibit superior communication skills and display ability in math and the sciences. The awards will be distributed when the recipient is registered and declared as a full time college freshman in an accredited university. 

    Walmart Dependent Scholarship
    Deadline: April 1, 2018
    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, 2017. 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, 2015 and July 31, 2017. 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.) 


    Oklahoma City All Sports Association Scholarship 
    Deadline: April 4, 2018
    The Oklahoma City All Sports Association awards two (2) $1,200 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. $1,200 scholarship to an outstanding girl and $1,200 scholarship to an outstanding boy. 


    *Jameson Timothy Becker Memorial Scholarship
    Deadline: April 7, 2018
    Applicant must be a graduating senior or former high school graduate (21yrs or under) of a Beaver County high school, who is involved in emergency response or whose parents are involved in emergency response in Beaver County. (“emergency response” shall include without implied limitation EMT, law enforcement, fire department, and ER hospital personnel)
    Jameson Timothy Becker Scholarhsip application 


    *Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Scholarship Program 2017
    Deadline: April 10, 2018
    Must enroll full time in an agriculture program at an accredited Oklahoma institution of high learning and be a member of a Farm Bureau family.

    For more information and scholarship application go to: 2018 Young Farmers & Ranchers Scholarship 


    *Louis J. Long Memorial Scholarship
    C/O Guymon School Education Foundation

    Deadline: April 10, 2018
    Four year renewable scholarship for students pursuing a career in an Ag Related Field of Study. 
    Louis J. Long Memorial Scholarship application 


    *Balko Education Foundation
    Deadline: April 10, 2018
    Please use the Balko High School General Scholarship Application


    *Balko Lions Club Scholarship
    Deadline: April 10, 2018
    Please use the Balko High School General Scholarship Application 


    *Gray Club Extension Scholarship
    Deadline: April 10, 2018
    Please use the Balko High School General Scholarship Application


    *Masonic Lodge Scholarship (Perryton)
    Deadline: April 15, 2018
    $500 Scholarship; Include letter of recommedation from a school faculty member and a  senior picture.
    Masonic Lodge Scholarship application


    Gus Archie Scholarship Program 
    Deadline: April 15, 2018 
    The Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship is a merit based scholarship supported by 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 $5,000 per year for up to four years of university study. 

    Jimmie L Dean Scholarship Foundation 
    Deadline: April 15, 2018
    All Scholarship awards are determined by the Foundation at the sole discretion of its Board of Directors.

    First time applicants must be: (1) A continuous resident of the state of Oklahoma for the past six (6) years, (2) A graduate from an Oklahoma High School or have completed the Oklahoma High School requirements through Homeschool activities, (3) Entering an accredited Oklahoma College, University or Technical school from the list on the application page on a full-time basis for the first time in the Fall of 2017 in pursuit of a 4 year undergraduate degree from the College or University or an appropriate degree from a Technical school such as Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, (4) Graduate students and less than full time students are not eligible for an award. The funds for the awards granted will be distributed directly to the College, University or Technical School under the conditions provided during the application process. Only students who have been accepted to the College, University or Technical School will be awarded scholarships but applications will be accepted by the Foundation for consideration prior to acceptance. Please note: To be eligible for an award you must be an Oklahoma resident. Only students who attended an Oklahoma High School or were home schooled while living in Oklahoma will be considered residents by the Foundation.

    Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead Scholarship 
    Deadline: April 26, 2018
    1st Place: $10,000, 2nd Place: $2,000, 3rd Place: $1,000, Finalists: $100, Semifinalists: $50. Open to all 11th and 12th Graders. Have you ever read one of Ayn Rand's thought-provoking novels? Write an essay over one of the three topics listed on the website. 

    Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
    Deadline: April 28, 2018
    Eligibility: 12th Graders, College Undergraduates, and Graduate Students. 1st place $20,000 (1 Winner), 2nd place $2,000 (3 Winners), 3rd place $1,000 (5 Winners), Finalists $100 (25 Winners), Semifinalists $50 (50 Winners). Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, double-spaced. Spelling errors and/or written corrections (by anyone) found on the essay will count against the final grade and should be omitted before submission.

    Oklahoma Restaurant Association Scholarship 
    Deadline: April 29, 2018
    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. 

    *First Security Bank
    Deadline: April 28, 2018
    Return to Counselor’s Office
    FSB Scholarship Application


    *General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) Northwest District
    Deadline: April 28, 2018
    For high school seniors that will attend OPSU or NWOSU

    GFWC Application



    *Beaver County Memorial Hospital
    Deadline: May 1, 2018
    Medical Field Majors
    Mail to Beaver County Memorial Hospital, Attn: Karla Leisher, Business Office Manager, P.O. Box 640, Beaver, OK 73932
    Beaver County Mermorial Hospital Scholarship app


    *Panhandle Professional Women of Perryton Scholarship for Balko High School 
    Deadline: May 1, 2018

    PPW Scholarship application


    American College Foundation          

    Deadline: May 1, 2018 Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior; and must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen. Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels are encouraged to apply. Awards range from $1,000-$5,000; with multiple winners to be selected. Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing within in the United States.                                                                      Website:


    Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma - Marie Welch Scholarship
    Deadline: May 1, 2018
    Up to three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. An endowed scholarship fund of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation that was established by the professional insurance agents of Oklahoma in honor of the first female president of the American Association of Managing General Agents. 


     *Perryton Elks Lodge Scholarship
    Deadline:  May 4, 2018
    9 – $1,000 Scholarships will be given to local students.
    You must pick up an application at the Elks Lodge in Perryton between the hours of 5-9 pm.


    Jason C. Wagner Foundation
    Deadline: May 15, 2018
    The Jason C. Wagner Scholarship will be awarded to students with a financial need and who, in the Fondations’s view, most exemplify the characteristics Jason had in life: intergrity, intelligence, and kindness. Each applicant is requred to submit an application and essay to the Foundation. 
    Website: Jason C. Wagner Foundation 


    OSLS Scholarship Program
    Deadline: May 15, 2018
    The Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors Scholarship program will provide financial assistance to those applicants who are seeking a career as a Registered Professional Land Surveyor. To promote the Profession of Land Surveying and increase awareness among those considering the profession of the high standards and integrity of the Land Surveying profession. Scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants who have demonstrated talent and achievement in the areas of leadership, citizenship, and genuine interest in land surveying. Amount of scholarship will vary depending on number of applicants.


    Student Award Search Aid: B. Davis Scholarship
    Deadline: May 22, 2018
    Award Value: $1,000. This 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".


    Duck Tape: Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest
    Deadline: May 31, 2018
    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. We're getting ready for another year of Duck Tape prom fashion! Entry will be live April 4th through May 31st, and we've updated the Official Rules early so you'll have all the details you need to get started. We'll be making some other big updates to on the official contest start date (don't worry, we won't be changing the Official Rules), so make sure to sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest contest notifications.



    Dr. Edith King Scholarship
    Deadline: June 1, 2018
    Award Amount: $1,000. 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. 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. Open to all: (1) Oklahoma resident, (2) Pursuing a graduate degree that will further a career in mental health services, (3) 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.

    Oklahoma Goodwill Industries Abilities Scholarship 

    Deadline: June 1, 2018
    Award Amount: $1,000. 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. 

    BigSun Scholarship 
    Deadline: June 19, 2018
    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. 


    Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship
    Deadline: June 30, 2018
    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.




    Walmart Associate Scholarship
    Deadline: September 3, 2017
    A college scholarship is available to Walmart and Sam's Club associates who are based in the U.S.Awards are based on demonstrated financial need and community involvement. The Foundation has modified its Walmart Associate Scholarship program (formerly Wal-Mart Higher Reach Scholarship), so associates pursuing associate and bachelor degrees through accredited 2-year and 4-year institutions and associates participating in the Lifelong Learning Program through American Public University are eligible to receive support. The Foundation is accepting applications and awarding Walmart Associate Scholarships multiple times throughout the year.
    Eligibility: Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States. 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. 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. If applying as a graduating high school senior, must wait to apply until you are within 6 months of starting your college courses. 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.)

    Seimens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology                                                   Deadline: September 20, 2017
    The Siemens Foundation established the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology in 1999. The Competition is the nation's premiere science research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. It fosters intensive research that improves students' understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines. You can compete as an individual or as a member of a two or three-person team. Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000.

    Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship
    Deadline: September 25, 2017
    Begun in 2010, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum award one Oklahoma high school senior the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship annually. The $5,000 scholarship, which is dispersed to the winning student over four years, is based on the student's leadership roles, civic/community involvement, academic achievement and knowledge and pride of our great state.
    To be considered for this award, students must commit to attend an Oklahoma college or university and must be nominated by a teacher, administrator, mentor, coach or community leader not related to the student.

    QuestBridge National College Matching Program
    Deadline: September 27, 2017
    The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges. If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply to the National College Match. QuestBridge's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students.
    Eligibility: In order to be eligible to apply for the National College Match in the fall of 2015, applicants must graduate from high school during or before the summer of 2017 and plan to enroll as a freshman in college in the fall of 2017.The QuestBridge National College Match is open to all: U.S. citizens and permanent residents & students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States

    Vic Jackson Memorial Aviation Scholarship
    Deadline: September 30, 2017
    Each year the Oklahoma Pilot's Association awards an aviation scholarship for a minimum amount of $2000. Any private pilot meeting the eligibility requirements listed below may apply for this scholarship.
    Eligibility Requirements: State of Oklahoma resident for at least six months prior to postmarked date of application. (If your parents claim you as a dependent for income tax purposes and they reside in a state other than Oklahoma, you are a resident of that state, not Oklahoma.) Proof of U.S. Citizenship. Financial Need. Two letters of recommendation, one which must be signed by a local person actively working in or directly involved with aviation education. Private Pilot at least 18 years of age with a current medical certificate. Application and letters of recommendation must be postmarked no later than midnight, September 30, 2015. Minimum Grade Point Average of 2.80.





    AES Engineering Solutions
    Deadline: October 6, 2017
    AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? Amount of award: $500.00. Submit essay to:


    Modern Woodman of America Scholarship
    October 15, 2018
    Must be a beneficial member of Modern Woodmen


    College JumpStart Scholarship
    Deadline: October 17, 2017
    The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States.


    Dr. Pepper Scholarship
    Deadline: October 17, 2017
    Since 2008, Dr Pepperhas awarded over $7,000,000 in tuition. Submit your One of a Kind goal for a chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition. Go to the Website. Connect with your Facebook account and authorize the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway application. Ensure your full profile is completed by updating your profile with your most current city, major and university on your personal Facebook page. Create your goal ("Goal") by answering "What is your One of a Kind goal and how do you plan to make an impact on the world?" Participants can change or modify his/her goal up until the point he/she receives 50 votes, after which point the goal is locked. You can also nominate someone else who meets the Eligibility requirements above by answering the question above about the person you want to nominate, and providing the person's name, major, name of their current school or school he or she wishes to attend. You must obtain permission from the person (and from the parent/legal guardian if the person is under the age of majority in his/her state of residency) whose goal you submit to use their name, school and reason why he or she deserves to win tuition.

    Horatio Alger Oklahoma Scholarship Program 
    Deadline: October 25, 2017
    Horatio Alger Association was established in 1947 and began awarding scholarships in 1984. Since the first scholarship award the Association has awarded over $110 million in need-based aid to students who hope to pursue their American Dream.The Horatio Alger Scholarship is now available for all students graduating from high school in spring/summer 2017.

    Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship
    Deadline: October 31, 2017