NHS Student/Parent Newsletter
September 25, 2023
ATTENTION: NHS Freshman Parents
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope your student has begun to adjust to the world of high school and all it has to offer! As we approach the end of the month, here are a few reminders of a few opportunities available to your freshman student.
Teachers are always available for extra help. STRETCH (teachers' office hours) are held from 8:35 am to 8:55 am Monday through Thursday. Students may also make arrangements to work with teachers during their lunch hour, so long as students schedule this time with their teacher in advance.
Free math tutoring is offered to all students Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 pm in room #204 with Ms. Shull.
NHS Clubs & Activities
A wide variety of Norman High clubs are offered to students to participate in! Next week, posted around the school, your student will find the NHS Clubs QR code, in which students can sign up and join a club(s) of their choice. Although many clubs meet during upperclass lunch, freshman students who are in "Good Standing" will have the opportunity to attend club meetings once monthly and take part in the various club activities throughout the school year. Students in "Good Standing" are those students passing all courses and currently have a clean discipline record.
Freshman Tiger Apparel
Be on the lookout for the upcoming freshman t-shirts that will be available in the coming month. T-shirts will be available for purchase for $18. More information will be posted soon!
Freshman Students of the Month
Congratulations to Zoey Brown and Jonah Rosencrats, our September Students of the Month! These students were nominated by their teacher, because they display character traits that exemplify a model Tiger student. Each student of the month is awarded a certificate, small prize, and an Off Campus Lunch Pass with a friend!
Mrs. Cortez says, "Zoey is super sweet and kind to everyone. She is a model student, staying caught up and actively participating in class daily. I love having her in class!"
Ms. Morris shares, " Jonah is always very respectful and kind to teachers and students alike. He is very witty, fun, and always turns his work in on time. It is a pleasure to have him in class!"
Please know that you can always reach out to myself or our wonderful freshman counselors with any questions or concerns that you might have.
Rise High Tigers!
Nadia Piatt, M. Ed.
Freshman Academy Principal
Norman High School
NEW Student check in and out is at the college career entrance
Pay and Pick up your parking pass from Trish Wiglesworth, Financial Secretary
Who do I contact?
Friday, Oct. 20th
Student/ Parent Policy Guide
Free and Reduced Meal Application - DEADLINE OCT 1
We need every family to fill one out regardless of whether you qualify!
The only electronic way to apply is in Parent Portal: located under the "More" tab; then "Meal Benefits". Here's the link for Parent Portal: https://normanok.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/parents/norman.jsp
If you have not applied this year you will be charged FULL prices after Oct. 1st.
Student IDs and New Access Card for students
1. We will continue to hold students accountable to be wearing their 23-24 Student ID around their neck if they are INSIDE our building. Students will receive 2 of them with a lanyard at the beginning of the year in advisory and then they must pay for a new one if they come to school without one. After approximately a week, consequences will begin for not wearing an ID.
2. Students will be given an Access Card that will get them into the College and Career doors beginning at 7:25am and ending at 4:15pm each day. We have worked with our office staff to provide coverage at the College and Career doors from 7:25am until school begins. Our office personnel will make sure that students who do enter with an access card are still arriving with their ID around their neck. We will NOT require that students enter one at a time with their card and we know that groups of students will still enter all together with just one person's card. The card is simply to allow students who park outside of those doors or who go to the athletic buildings that they can get back in the building WITHOUT SOME STUDENT OPENING THE DOOR FOR THEM. We will need to retrain our students that they NEVER have to open the doors for anyone because all students should have their Access Card.
Students should have received their Access Card with their 2 ID's through Advisory during the first week of school, if you student still doesn't have an ID or Access card have them go to Student Services.
- No Re-entry
- Middle School and Elementary School students must have a parent/guardian or chaperone present at the event for the duration of the contest
- Middle School and High School students from both the home and visiting schools will be expected to have a student ID in order to enter the game (This is a new addition to the guidelines as of August 28, 2023)
- Students should be seated in their designated area(s)
- No Loitering
- Clear plastic tote bags are permitted (1 per person)
- Non-transparent clutch wallets no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches are allowed (1 per person)
- Family care items such as diaper bags are permitted
- Bags necessary for approved medical equipment are permitted
- No other bags/backpacks are allowed
- Explosives, firearms or weapons
- Alcohol (in all forms)
- Bags, backpacks, fanny packs and hard binocular cases
- Beach balls, footballs or any other sporting equipment
- Coolers, containers or ice chests
- Outside food or drink
- Laser pointers
- Noisemakers of any type that could cause stop in play
- Pets (with the exception of registered service animals)
*NPS reserves the right to revoke/remove spectators at any time who refuse to comply with spectator guidelines*
NPS is excited to offer FREE online tutoring to all of our students.
WHAT IS BRAINFUSE?
Brainfuse provides FREE online tutoring, homework help, writing lab assistance, test prep, video lessons, and study tools to all students.
Expert tutors, ready to help: All Brainfuse tutors are experienced professionals who hold a bachelor’s degree and complete an intensive onboarding process prior to assisting Brainfuse users.
SCAN HERE TO LINK TO BRAINFUSE
For the past 20 years, Brainfuse has significantly boosted academic performance for thousands of students nationwide.
Guiding students without providing answers: Through a variety of personalized techniques, Brainfuse tutors collaborate with students to help them work out problems rather than offer solutions.
Rigorous quality control: Their comprehensive monitoring and review system provides tutors real-time guidance with instructional strategies and assists students with special tutoring requests.
At the end of each session, an average of 98% of students were satisfied with their tutoring sessions, while 97% would recommend Brainfuse to a friend.
A Colorado Department of Education study ranked Brainfuse first among tutoring providers in math and reading – with a math improvement rate of 30% and a reading improvement rate of 39.3%.
INFORMATION FOR UPCOMING TESTING
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
Norman High School will be giving the digital PSAT to 9th & 11th graders & the Pre-ACT to 10th graders on Wednesday, October 11. District loaned devices will be utilized for digital testing.
Seniors are not required to attend school on this day, so we encourage the 2024 graduates to take advantage of this virtual day by working on post graduation activities such as college applications, completing internship work, PFL and I-CAP requirements or setting up a tour of a tech center, etc. (see below for MNTC Tour). NHS will also have designated study/research/work areas identified for you should you wish to attend school on Oct. 11.
*Students will need to remember to bring the following on test day*
1. #2 pencils for 10th graders
NHS SENIOR OPPORTUNITY TO TOUR MNTC
Moore Norman Technology Center will be providing an exclusive tour for NPS SENIORS of their vast facility and departments Wednesday, October 11th from 9:30am - 12pm. MNTC provides career programs, short term classes as well as certification and licensing classes in a wide variety of industries.
Transportation is provided from Norman High School. Feel free to preview programs at MNTC at MNTC.edu. Students may sign up for the MNTC tour until October 9th. Please scan the QR code to register or email Beth Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Test Prep Resources
There are several test preparation resources available to students that range from free to varying fees for participation. Concordance tables for the ACT and SAT underscore that preparing for one test is also good preparation for the other, and we recommend students take both the ACT and the SAT, as often individuals have a proclivity to score higher on one than the other....
Free Official SAT test preparation online through Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat/confirmed
OU's Page with ACT/SAT resources & practice questions: https://www.ou.edu/admissions/apply/freshman/act-sat-resources
ACT test preparation offered by OCCC ($20): https://www.occc.edu/coe/act/
Pioneer Library System also has a FREE resource called LearningExpress Library that is accessible with a PLS library card (which all of our students have). Here's the link to the Pioneer resources: https://pioneerlibrarysystem.org/resources
Other Test Prep options at a cost in the community:
Climate Leaders Applications are Open!
Rustic Pathways is now accepting applications for the 5th cycle of the Climate Leaders Fellowship! This is a fantastic, free opportunity for students to make a real difference in their communities and reduce the impact of climate change.
Not only will participating in the Fellowship help your students make a positive impact on the community and environment, but it will also give them an edge when applying for colleges, employers, and scholarships. Plus, the work they do for the Fellowship counts as community service hours towards the Presidential Volunteer Service Award!
Check out guest posts, articles, media features and videos of past students' work here.
Please share this news with teachers and students who may be interested. I've also attached a flyer. You can learn more and students ages 14-18 can apply here: https://rusticpathways.com/young-climate-leaders-fellowship
The deadline will be extended to 9/30, so please continue to share until then!
Kayla Anzalone | Director, Special Projects | Rustic Pathways
Education. Travel. Philanthropy.
Norman High School hosts college and military representatives hoping to visit with NHS seniors. If you would like to visit with a representative, you can find them in room 34, a glass-windowed office right across from the library outside of the Student Services office. Check-in with your attendance secretary and let them know you'd like to visit with a representative in room 34, so they can code your attendance.
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OU Application is Open!
Now is the chance for your students to join the OU Class of 2028!
Apply by Nov. 1 for the chance to receive an exclusive OU keychain.
Applying by our early action admission deadline of Nov. 1 means students will be considered for priority admission, merit-based scholarships, and financial aid; secure early access to the housing contract; receive an exclusive class of 2028 keychain in their admissions box, and more!
Endless Possibilities Await!
We can't wait to review your students' applications!
There's Only One
I am writing to let you know about an exciting recruiting event that we have planned for this year at Northern Oklahoma College’s Stillwater Campus. Our annual Northern Encounter recruiting event is set to be more dynamic and student-centered than ever, and we believe it offers a fantastic opportunity for students from Norman Public Schools to get a firsthand experience of life on our campus.
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: Registration from 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Event Starts: 9:00 to 11:00 AM
Location: Northern Oklahoma College - Stillwater Campus. 615 N. Monroe, Stillwater
At Northern Encounter students will receive schedules mirroring the schedule of an average NOC student. After a brief welcome, they will disperse to classrooms to attend short "mini-classes" delivered by our NOC faculty and members of the Stillwater community, including State Representative Trish Ranson. They will also receive loads of information about applying, funding and attending NOC in Stillwater, as well as have the opportunity to speak with representatives from each of our academic departments. Our goal is to provide students from Norman Public Schools a genuine glimpse into the average day at NOC Stillwater.
If you’d like to learn more, please respond to this email or call me anytime. To ensure enough space, we ask that anyone attending register for the event by clicking here. You can register your school or share this link with students so that they can register themselves. Registration is open until Monday, Oct. 2nd.
We appreciate your support in spreading the word to your students about Northern Encounter. It's our hope that we can ignite excitement about college and introduce prospective students to the outstanding educational and life-changing experiences NOC-Stillwater has to offer.
Thank you for your continued partnership, and we look forward to welcoming your students to this fun, informative event.
Better FAFSA Myths and Facts
FAFSA will open in Dec. Date to be announced.
Myth: Parents without Social Security Numbers (SSNs) (i.e., undocumented) will not be able to contribute their information to a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Fact: Federal Student Aid (FSA) is implementing a new process that will allow parents who do not have an SSN to obtain an FSA ID. FSA has not yet shared the details of that process, but they have said it will use the TransUnion Credit Bureau to verify peoples’ identities. Parents who are undocumented will need an FSA ID to complete the FAFSA online, but those who are not able to verify their identity through the new process will have the option of completing a paper FAFSA form.
Myth: Students whose families own farms or small businesses will see their federal student aid decrease significantly.
Fact: While the new formula does require assets from family farms and small businesses to be reported in some cases, financial aid awards will be impacted differently by the new formula for determining federal financial aid. Families with adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less will not be required to report assets at all and students from families earning up to 175% of the
federal poverty limit will automatically receive a maximum Pell Grant. Families required to report the net value of small businesses and family farms may see an increase in their student aid index. Only a small percentage (12) of assets is used in the Student Aid Index (SAI) calculation. The new formula will increase the number of students who will be eligible for a Pell Grant overall.
Myth: Students with siblings in college will automatically no longer be eligible for Pell Grants.
Fact: Students from low-income households will likely maintain their eligibility for a Pell Grant and that population will grow when compared with the current formula for determining federal financial aid. At higher income levels, students with siblings in college may see their Pell eligibility diminish or disappear, but they may still be eligible for institutional aid. See here for an estimator of the impact by income level.
Myth: Students and parents will be able to access the online FAFSA form without an FSA ID.
Fact: Everyone will need an FSA ID to access the FAFSA. The process for obtaining an FSA ID will remain the same as it is now for people who have an SSN. It is available now and takes one to three business days to complete. Parents who do not have an SSN will go through a new process that will launch at the same time as the new FAFSA form.
Myth: The custodial parent is always whose information should be reported for dependent students.
Fact: If the custodial parent provides the most financial support for the student, that parent (and their spouse/partner, if applicable), is the parent information whose information needs to be submitted on the form. If the parent who provides the most financial support is the non-custodial parent, that person (and their spouse/partner, if applicable) should be reporting their
information on the form.
Myth: Both parents must complete the FAFSA.
Fact: Only the parent (and their spouse/partner, if applicable) who contributes the most financially to their child’s upbringing completes the FAFSA.
Myth: Students will be required to enter their gender, race, and ethnicity on the FAFSA.
Fact: While those questions will be a part of the student demographic section, “decline to answer” is an option for each question. The information provided in this section will not be used to determine a student’s federal, state, or institutional aid or eligibility. The information will not even be shared with any state agency or institutions.
Myth: The FAFSA will be available in the 11 most common languages.
Fact: The FAFSA will be available in English and Spanish. Language translation services will be available over the phone for students and families needing additional language support.
Myth: Students must start the FAFSA because parents must be invited to contribute.
Fact: Students or their parents may initiate a FAFSA. The form will only be considered complete once everyone has completed their sections.
Myth: Even though a student or their parent has given consent for their federal tax information to be transferred to the FAFSA, they can revoke it at any time.
Fact: Once a FAFSA contributor has provided approval and consent for use and disclosure of federal tax information (FTI) for a FAFSA cycle, they cannot revoke consent for that cycle. The ability to revoke consent is not needed for FAFSA purposes because the FAFSA contributor is providing a one-time consent for a specific tax year and an annual consent is required for each
Myth: Both parties on a joint tax return must provide consent for FTI to be transferred to a FAFSA.
Fact: Only one party on a joint tax return is required to obtain an FSA ID and provide consent for FTI to be transferred.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship
The Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Museum will award one Oklahoma high school senior the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship. The $6,000 scholarship, which is dispersed to the winning student over four years, is based on the student’s leadership roles, civic and community involvement, academic achievement, and knowledge and pride of our great state. Students must commit to attending an Oklahoma college or university to be considered, and students must be nominated for this scholarship by a teacher, administrator or any other adult not related to the student.
Deadline: September 22, 2023
QuestBridge National College Matching Program
QuestBridge invites applications from current high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence in the face of economic obstacles. Students of all race and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. Many past award recipients have also been among the first in their family to attend college. Apply online at: Quest Bridge Application.
Deadline: September 26, 2023
Don't Text and Drive Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to help students understand the risks of texting while driving. Applicants must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. To apply, complete the application form including a 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Deadline: September 30, 2023
Shout It Out Scholarship
Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time. Unigo's Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to know what you have to say. Whether it's a message for the world or just a quick "hi mom," this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. They're listening! Let your keyboard be your megaphone, and shout out your message. This unique scholarship gives you the platform to speak up - and cash in. The "loudest" applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward. Submit an online written response to the question: "If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?" (250 words or less)
Deadline: September 30, 2023
Oklahoma City Community Foundation Scholarships
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. Students must complete a general online application for scholarships. After you complete and submit your General Application, click on “View Opportunities” to review the recommended scholarships that match up with the information included in your submitted General Application. This does not mean that you are qualified to apply for every scholarship listed as a recommended scholarship. You will note that each recommended scholarship listed has at least one additional question. Before you apply for a specific scholarship, please review the qualifications and any restrictions to ensure that you qualify. You will need to complete the additional questions for each scholarship that you apply for. Additional Information and Application: OKCCF Scholarships
Check site for monthly deadlines- Application for Oklahoma City Community Foundation Scholars Award opens Oct. 1st!
*Three (3) $2,000 scholarships are allocated to Norman High School!!
Check site for monthly deadlines
Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply here
Deadline: October 2, 2023
P.E.O. Scholarship for Senior Female Students
The Oklahoma P.E.O. Chapter wants to sponsor a high school senior girl that qualifies and is interested in the $2500 STAR Scholarship. The P.E.O. chapter asks that cadidates email their resumes to the chapter: email@example.com. The chapter will then set up a time to meet and interview applicants. Additional Information- The chapter will vote on the candidate best qualified to mentor and sponsor. Deadline for submission of resumes is October 6, 2023.
Deadline: October 6, 2023
AES Engineering Scholarship
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.
Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.
Deadline for entry: October 8, 2023
Prevounce Preventive Health Scholarship
This scholarship will provide one $1,000 undergraduate scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. The undergraduate scholarship is open to students entering or already established in an accredited, U.S.-based undergraduate program who are pursuing a career in healthcare. Additional Information and Application: https://info.prevounce.com/scholarship
Deadline: October 15, 2023
Norman Rotary Student of the Month Recognition & and Student of the Year Scholarship
Norman Rotary Club’s Student of the Year Scholarship recognizes high school seniors for their outstanding accomplishments in leadership skills, academics, and extracurricular activities. Our club will select five (5) seniors from each high school in Norman as Students of the Month from December through April. Then in May, three seniors (one from each school’s Student of the Month honorees) will be honored as the Norman Rotary Club Students of the Year which includes a $1500 Scholarship. The application link is available on our website: https://normanrotary.org/SitePage/student-of-the-month-2023. Please take time to review the application and evaluation categories for this scholarship. We are especially interested in how your activities and community service reflect your leadership skills and what your financial need is for this scholarship.
Please return your completed application in person or email to:
Norman Rotary Club,
c/o Rick McKinney, Committee Chair
3600 W. Main Street, Suite 200,
Norman, Oklahoma 73072.
The deadline for receipt of applications is October 17, 2023 @ 5:00 PM
College Jump Start Scholarship
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. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States.
When you are ready to apply, please SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TODAY.
Deadline: October 17, 2023
Heisman High School Scholarship
The Heisman High School Scholarship program extends the Heisman prestige to the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors by celebrating and rewarding outstanding male and female scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories happen not only on the field, but also in their schools and communities. The Heisman Trophy Trust was proud to partner with Acceptance Insurance® in 2020 to present these prestigious scholarships.
For more information and application: https://heismanscholarship.com/application/
Deadline: October 19, 2023
VFW: Voice of Democracy Scholarship
Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. The national first-place winner receives a $35,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$21,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
Deadline: October 31, 2023
Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Unigo finally has a scholarship for zombie fans! Have you been thinking about what you'd do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school might be like in a zombie apocalypse. The scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you'd hide, and the top five things you'd bring to stay alive. Applicants must be at least 13 years old. One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded.Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2022
Oklahoma City Community Foundation Scholarships
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. Students must complete a general online application for scholarships. After you complete and submit your General Application, click on “View Opportunities” to review the recommended scholarships that match up with the information included in your submitted General Application. This does not mean that you are qualified to apply for every scholarship listed as a recommended scholarship. You will note that each recommended scholarship listed has at least one additional question. Before you apply for a specific scholarship, please review the qualifications and any restrictions to ensure that you qualify. You will need to complete the additional questions for each scholarship that you apply for.
Additional Information and Application: OKCCF Scholarships
Check site for monthly deadlines
*Three (3) $2,000 scholarships are allocated to Norman High School!!
The Prudential Emerging Visionaries Awards
Do you have a vision to transform your community—and the world—for the better? Where others see problems, do you see potential? Prudential Emerging Visionaries is a national recognition program that awards young people who are leading innovative projects to address financial or societal challenges in their communities. We’re accepting applications until November 2, 2023. Sound like you? Apply Today!.
Deadline: November 2, 2023
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Students in 12th grade, college or graduate school may apply. Awards include: One 1st Place award of $10,000; three 2nd Place awards of $2,500; and five 3rd Place awards of $500. Students must select 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 Atlas Shrugged.
Deadline: November 6, 2023
“Haz La U” (Make the U) College Grant Program for High School Seniors
At Colgate, we believe that a higher education is a path to a brighter future and are dedicated to Hispanic students like you. That’s why, in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, we have created “Haz La U” (Make the U), a college grant program for Hispanic high school seniors. Have you focused on academic excellence, dedicated service to your community, and demonstrated leadership? Your effort could be rewarded by winning one of 31 educational grants* with a total support of $100,000.
• Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2024
• Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
• Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2024-2025
• Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
• If selected, attendance to virtual regional awards ceremony is mandatory
• Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA
Deadline: November 13, 2023
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Eligibility: Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. High school graduates are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
Additional Information and Application: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
Deadline: November 13, 2023
THE JAMES ALAN COX FOUNDATION FOR STUDENT PHOTOJOURNALISTS
Type of Awards: Five (5) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five (5) college or technical school students, payable to their school. Four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography.
One (1) $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one (1) graduate student, payable to their school, for video work.
Five (5) Digital SLR Cameras will be awarded to five (5) high school students. (High school applicants should only submit still photographs. The video awards are for college and graduate students only.)
Focus of work and entries: PHOTOJOURNALISM. (Please see the 2022 or previous years’ scholarship recipients to view examples of winning videos and photographs.) Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story”. This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.) Please keep in mind that, for the still photography submissions, we are NOT looking for “art” photography.
Deadline: November 15, 2023
National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholar Application
Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry's most prestigious gatherings. The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel in public speaking. In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $15,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in High School through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields.
Conditions of Eligibility
The applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students.
The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests.
The applicant can only use the $15,000.00 scholarship towards tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year.
The applicant must not have previously spoken at the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner.
The applicant may apply for any of the scholarships offered by the National Space Club and Foundation (Olin E Teague Scholarship and/or Keynote Scholarship) in the same year, but may only win one in the same year.
Deadline: December 4, 2023
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Program
Up to $55,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school. This undergraduate scholarship program available to high-performing high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. For more information and application: Jack Kent Cook College Scholarship Program
Deadline: November 16, 2023
Education Matters Scholarship
The Education Matters Scholarship gives you a chance to state why education matters to you. Applicants can explain the value they hope to receive from college and what they would do to convince the college cynics. One applicant will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship. Applicants must be 14 years of age or older at the time of application. Essays must be 250 words or less.
Deadline: November 30, 2023
Driver Education Initiative Award – Annual Scholarship Opportunity
The Topic of this year’s essay submissions deals with the serious implications of being a driver. In America, an average of 34,000 people die each year as a result of driving. This is more people who have died in one year as a result of driving, than the total number of American soldiers who have died from war in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. The total number of Americans who die within the span of two years as a result of driving is more than the total number of American deaths from the Vietnam war. This is to say, driving is more dangerous and deadly for our nation than being involved in combat, and highlights the serious consequences of being negligent on the road.* Please note, to limit the number of entries, the minimum word requirement for the essay submissions is 750 words. Entries not meeting the minimum word requirement will not be posted. More information on the program can be found at http://www.dmvedu.org/scholarship/
Deadline: November 30, 2023
Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholarship Program
Oklahoma high schools may nominate one senior for the Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholarship Program. If you would like to be nominated, please return a resume to Katie Cortest in the freshman office, organized as follows:
PART A-Personal Information: Include full name of student, student's mailing address, daytime phone number, and Oklahoma public college or university the student plans to attend.
PART B- Community Service: On a separate sheet or sheets, please attach a list of ways in which you have improved the school learning environment and/or bettered the community. (This category is weighted heavily. Please provide detailed supporting information).
PART C- Outstanding Leadership: On a separate sheet or sheets, please list the outstanding leadership characteristics of the nominee and provide examples of demonstrated leadership.
PART D- High Academic Achievement: On a separate sheet or sheets, please list evidence of the nominee's high academic achievement, including GPA and academic honors.
Deadline to return to Katie Dickerson in Student Services: November 30, 2023