We recommend that you start searching for outside scholarships your junior year in high school. Following is a list of places to aid your search for outside scholarships.
- Free Scholarship Searches Page - This link provides more than 40 free online search sites listing thousands of scholarships and financial aid awards worth billions of dollars. Just visit the sites that seem most appropriate for you and find the scholarships for which you are a good match.
- Saltmoney.org - SALT is a software tool provided to all OC students. Along with a powerful job search, financial education, and debt management tools, SALT also provides a vrobust scholarship search engine.
- FastWeb.com - FastWeb's free scholarship search includes more than 600,000 scholarships worth more than $1 billion. FastWeb is provided completely free. Oklahoma Christian University is a proud FastWeb member school.
- Cappex.com - Claims to have the largest database of private scholarships
- SchoolSoup.com - Their scholarship database lists over $40 billion in scholarships. Use their "scholarship matching platform" to find those scholarships that closely align to your student profile.
- Sallie Mae Scholarship Search Engine - provides access to 3 million scholarships offering up to 18 billion.
- Finaid.org - The Financial Aid Information Page provides links to sources of information about student financial aid. It is maintained by Mark Kantrowitz, author of The Prentice Hall Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships for Math and Science Students, as a service to students and universities.
- Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP) - OHLAP awards scholarships to students whose families meet certain income requirements and who have demonstrated a commitment to academic success in high school.
- Fedmoney.org - Scholarship lists and informational books on multi-cultural awards.
- Gates Millennium Scholarship Program
- Guide to Hispanic College Affordability & Scholarships
- www.jackierobinson.org - Scholarships for minority youths.
- www.occf.org - A list of awards for students living in central Oklahoma.
- www.goarmy.com - Need money for college? Up for some adventure? Explore your options in the U.S. Army.
Financial Aid Blog
- OC's financial aid blog is filled with current information about outside scholarship opportunities. Please visit the blog and click on outside scholarships to see the latest information about scholarship opportunities, deadlines, applications, etc.
Local Non-profit Organizations
- Examples include Kiwanis, Jaycees, and Rotary Club
- Assistance is available to veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces for more than six months of active duty. Students should check with their regional Veterans Administration office. Disabled veterans are handled on a separate program by the VA. To assist disabled veterans in receiving additional benefits, the Veterans Administration has set up a counseling program. Children of veterans may be eligible for some benefits. Students should check with the VA office to determine if they qualify as a war orphan or as a child of a veteran. You may call 1-800-827-1000 at any time if you have questions.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Grants
Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
- Vocational rehabilitation assistance is available to qualified applicants. High school counselors should be contacted for the address of local vocational rehabilitation counselors.
- Military Education Scholarship – Bi-yearly scholarships awarded to Military/ROTC students and those with military family ties, from VA Mortgage Center.com.
Federal Student Aid Information Center
- Call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)