Third Party Scholarships

*Scholarships are arranged in alphabetical order.
*Please be aware that some deadlines have past. Applications will not be accepted past the
*Please review applications thoroughly before applying.
*UCO advises students not to apply for scholarships that require application fees.

AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship - American Addiction Centers, a national leader in addiction treatment, is offering $10,000 in scholarships for those majoring in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. The need for qualified people in this field has never been greater, and these scholarships are our small way of helping those who choose to help others.
Award Amount: 1st place - $5,000; 2nd place - $2,500; 3rd place - $2,500  
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2015**
Eligibility: High school graduate by summer 2015, current full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate students entering or enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Must be US Citizen.
Requirements: Submit application form with essay “Why are you interested in pursuing a career in behavioral sciences?” (800 words max.) by May 31, 2015.
Application forms can be found at    **Scholarship winners will be notified June 26, 2015 and awards will be disbursed on August 14, 2015.
About American Addiction Centers - AAC is a leading provider of inpatient substance abuse treatment services. We treat adults as well as adolescents who are struggling with drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and co-occurring mental/behavioral health issues. Located throughout the United States, we are focused on delivering effective clinical care and treatment solutions.

A Place for Mom, Inc. - The scholarship is offered by A Place for Mom, Inc. and is for students interested in gerontology. The scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. The applicant must be attending classes at the time of the spring deadline.
The scholarship website can be found at:
Deadline April 15

Amons Inc.
Award amount: $2000
All students currently enrolled in Liberal Arts program will be able to apply through our website.

Army ROTC Scholarships:  2, 3, & 4-year scholarships are available to students enrolled in the UCO Army ROTC program. Applicants must be US citizen; be between the ages of 17 & 26; have a minimum high school or college cumulative GPA of 2.50; be enrolled in the UCO Army ROTC program; meet physical standards & agree to accept a commission in the active or reserve component of the Army. Scholarship Benefits:
- Full Tuition and Fees
- $1200 per year for books and Supplies
- Living allowance valued at $16,000+ over four years
- Up to $65,000 repayment of federal student loans
Deadline: Varies by Scholarship
Contact: CPT. Michael Sell

ASCO Numatics Scholarship: Applicant must have completed their sophomore year in a bachelor’s degree program or in a graduate program, have at least a 3.2 GPA and be majoring in Engineering, Instrumentation, Systems, Electrical, Mechanical or Automation.

Association of American Indian Affairs: Scholarships are open to American Indian and Alaska Native students who are ¼ Indian blood or more and are enrolled members of their tribe.

Belltown Chiropractic Essay Scholarship: All applicants should fill out the scholarship application and include their full name and mailing address with their submission. The submission should include a personal statement, well as an essay on the following topic: In what ways can a holistic perspective improve healthcare in the U.S.?
Submit entry to:
Deadline: August 1, 2015
Award amount: $1,000

Charter One: Good Citizens Scholarship: What does being a good citizen mean to you? Have you demonstrated volunteerism, responsibility and leadership in your community? Do you plan to continue to make a difference during your college years and beyond? Tell us what you do and how much time you dedicate to helping others in your community and you could win one of 40 TruFit Good Citizen Scholarships with a total prize allocation of $50,000, there will be awarded (1) $5000 Grand Prize, (4) $2,500 Second Prizes, and (35) $1,000 Third Prizes.
Deadline: April 1st-April 30 each year

Chicago Injury Center scholarship program will award scholarships in the amounts of $1,000 (1), $500 (1) and $250 (2). These scholarships will be available annually and will follow the deadlines and other requirements stated below.
Deadline: June 1
Submit via email to
-A 500+ word essay describing the difficulties they have faced as a veteran, and how those difficulties have prepared them for the rigors of college
-A short biography with a recent photo
-Copy of their transcript, showing their GPA (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
-Proof of honorable discharge
Additional information about the scholarship can be found at:

Chickasaw Nation Higher Education Grant:
Applicant must have a 2.0 GPA or higher and be able to give proof of ancestry.
Deadline: Fall-September 1, Spring-February 1, Summer-June 15


Chickasaw Nation Foundation Scholarship: Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA, show proof of ancestry.
Deadline: Fall-September 1, Spring-February 1, Summer- June 15


Cimarron County Conservation District Scholarship: Applicant must be from Cimarron County, be of Junior or Senior status, and must be majoring in an agricultural field.  This scholarship is worth $1,200 ($600/semester).

College of Liberal Arts Scholarships: The College of Liberal Arts offers a number of scholarship opportunities to students. While some scholarships are awarded to students by individual departments, there are several that are available to any student in the College of Liberal Arts.

Comanche Nation Higher Education Program: Applicant must be enrolled with the Comanche Tribal majoring in engineering and not funded by Tribal, PELL or other Federal Agency.
Deadline: Fall-June 1, Spring-October 1, Summer-April 1
Application: - Scholarship Program
Amount of Award: 3 Separate Winners ranging from $500 to $3,000
Deadline: February 28, 2016
Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

Custom Made Scholarship - CustomMade is an online marketplace that connects customers looking for hand made, one-of-a-kind creations, with the professional makers who can create those items for them. We're helping to lead the resurgence of the Maker Movement in the United States. The two scholarships can be found at the links below. Both awards focus on the relationship between customers and makers, and the value of traditional trades and crafts.
Award: Two $1,000 essay based scholarships
Deadline: December 15th, 2015
Custom Furniture Scholarship
Custom Jewelry Scholarship Aggressive Scholarship Applicant Scholarship
Email applications to
Deadline: June 1
Winner Announced: July 1
Award Amount: $500

Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma Higher Education Grant Program: Applicant must be certified Delaware tribal member and have financial need.
Deadline: Fall-June 1, Spring-November 1


Delta Theta Chi Sorority Scholarship: Female applicant must have high GPA majoring in Liberal Arts.
Deadline: March 1, annually


Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation: Applicant must be majoring in Actuarial Science, Business, Economics, Finance, Risk Management, or Statistics. Majors must be related to a career in insurance and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Deadline: June 1, annually

Fern Brown Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship program was created to provide financial assistance for the education of students who have demonstrated above average aptitude for college and university work and who, in the absence of aid from this scholarship, might be unable financially to pursue a college or university education. Each senior college or university in Oklahoma may submit ONE applicant as their institution’s representative in the scholarship competition.

Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award:  Giva's Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide.  This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students in furthering their education as well as expanding their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world.  There is no specific course of study or major required.
Deadline:  June 1st and December 1st (two award cycles each year)

The Gridiron Foundation Scholarships: Funding quality journalism scholarships is the sole reason why the OKC Gridiron Club exists. The OKC Gridiron Club Foundation Journalism Scholarships provide much-needed financial assistance to Oklahoma's journalists of tomorrow.
Deadline: January 1 - March 15 annually


IGS Annual Clark Scholarship
Award amount: $350
Submit your essay, 1,000-word minimum, to answer the question: "In your opinion, what are the three most important scientific concepts underlying the study of gemology?" One exceptional essay on the topic will be chosen and published on the International Gem Society website.  Please email your essay to More details on requirements can be found on their website.
Deadline: December 15, 2015
Award date: January 15, 2016

Institute of Hope Scholarship: This scholarship was developed to provide emergency funding to aid students who are caught in situations of prejudice, poverty or abuse. Applicants must be able to show financial need and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours. Students should be able to explain lack of access to traditional financial aid funding.
Deadline: One week prior to the start of each semester.

Institute for Humane Studies: Graduate and Undergraduate awards available.  Student must be enrolled full-time.  Also, the institute offers a scholarship specifically for Master of Fine Arts students seeking a degree in filmmaking, fiction or literary nonfiction writing, or playwriting. 
Deadline: Varies by scholarship

Lexington Law - Lexington Law Scholarship Program
Amount of Award: $5,000 for two semesters
Deadline: February 28, 2016
Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

McNair Scholars Program: 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.

National Debt Relief Scholarship: This is scholarship award is open to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2016
Number of Positions: 5
Reward Amount: $1,000 per student
Winner Announcement Date: Monday February 01, 2016
Scholarship Details:
Submit Your Scholarship Application to:

National Association of Pastoral Musicians
Deadline: April 2016
Award Amount: $1,000-$2,500
Eligibility Requirements: NPM Membership, part-time or full-time enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program during the 2015-2016 school year or in a continuing education program, Program of study must relate to the field of pastoral music, demonstrated financial need, and applicant should intend to work at least two years in the field of pastoral music following graduation/program completion.

National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees: This scholarship is based on leadership and community involvement as well as financial need. Applicant must be of Hispanic background and be an undergraduate or graduate student.

OK-AHEAD: Scholarships are available for applicants with disabilities. The OK-AHEAD website lists its own scholarship as well as other disability scholarships.
Deadline: November 1 to March 1 for the subsequent academic year.

OK College Start: The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education administer several scholarships and grants to help you pay for college.
Contact Info: (800-858-1840)

Scholars for Excellence in Child Care: Applicants must be a child care provider with an associates in child development/early childhood. Must work in a one-star plus or above OKDHS or tribal-licensed child care center, have a 2.0 GPA…other requirements must also be met.
Contact: Kiki McWilliams 866-343-3881

ShipDig Scholarship
Award amount: $1,000
Deadline for submission: September 15th (annually)
Finalist Notification: September 30th
Incoming students and current students alike who are US citizens are eligible and urged to apply. Applicants will write a short 500-1000 word essay which will be judged on how well-written, compelling and persuasive they are. More details of our scholarship, rules and application eligibility requirements can be found at Scholarship
Award Amount: two $2,500 awards to winners of our essay contest
Deadline: August 1, 2015
The scholarship will be awarded to one person in each of the following categories: high school senior and current college student.

TV Providers Scholarship
Award Amount: $1,000

Students must draw, paint, design, photograph or film a recreation of their favorite sports moment.
Deadline: July 31, 2015.
Further details for this scholarship can be found at:

University of Central Oklahoma Disability Waiver/Barlow Trust Scholarship: Eligible students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be an OK resident, have a documented disability, & must not be eligible to receive Vocational Rehabilitation.

U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity:
Applicant must be a wife, husband, dependent children of current or former military service men or women.Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award
Award amount: One $500 scholarship
Requirements: Student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work in the past 2 years and must have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or greater over the past 2 years. Must be under the age of 21 years of age.