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Scholarships should be typed and proofed before submitting. Make sure all paperwork, transcripts, and recommendation letters are included.
Here are my most current scholarships:
New deadline – Rotary Community Service Scholarship
The Rotary Club of Alva will award up to three $500.00 scholarships to AHS high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education at an Oklahoma college or university. The recipient must be attending post-secondary schooling for the first time and must request the scholarship during the fall following his/her graduation from high school. The recipient must meet the admission requirements of the targeted institution. The funds will be distributed at the request of the AHS counselor to the school in which the recipient is enrolled. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the AHS Counselor by April 10th. In case of a tie, students will be required to submit an essay by April 15th. To receive funds 100 documented hours of community service which is to be completed between (Summer 2016) July 1 and June 15 of the senior year must be turned in by June 15th. Please contact the Counselor for more info!!!
Wood County Cattlemen’s Association – Deadline April 17, 2017
2017 Woods County Farm Bureau Scholarship– Wood County Scholarship is due April 26th by 5:00pm in the Farm Bureau office, 227 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717. Oklahoma Farm Bureau YF&R has a scholarship available as well. Students can apply online at okfarmbureau.org under the Engagement tab and click on application center. Their scholarship deadline is April 10th.
The NW Oklahoma Osteopathic Foundation has a scholarship opportunity for students from NW Oklahoma who are interested in a career as a physician. Apply by April 1st, 2017.
[ORRC] Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation Scholarship. This scholarship is sponsored by the Farm Service Agency. This scholarship is available to students form towns of 20,000 or less population. This is only good for Oklahoma students planning to attend Oklahoma colleges. All application materials must be sent to the local Farm Service Agency, not the ORRC office. Deadline April 12, 2017. Applications are available at the Counselor’s Office.
Seth Farris Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is provided by friends and family of Seth Farris. Seth was a Goldbug graduate who excelled in art and band. His family created this scholarship in Seth’s memory. Deadline for application is March 15th or next available school day.
The Bob Drake Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to continue the acts of charity and kindness that Bob would have accomplished, had he been granted more years to live. Through this fund, Bob’s memory will live on by providing funds to a deserving high school senior athlete planning to attend NWOSU where Bob played basketball, was inducted into the NWOSU Ranger Sports Hall of Fame, and was an active alumni. Students must show good character, excel in academics and sports, and be involved in community service. Applicants must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA and be planning to attend NWOSU. Pick up the scholarship application in the Counselor’s Office. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2017.
Frances Koop Parsons/AT&T Pioneers Memorial Scholarship This scholarship program was established through the AT&T Pioneers to assist Oklahoma students in obtaining their education goals. The recipients of this scholarship will receive a $1,000 cash award to be used at an eligible Oklahoma career technology center, two-year college, or four-year university. This scholarship is open to first-time freshmen with at least a 3.0 high school GPA whose family income does not exceed $75,000. Deadline March 27, 2017
Gene Belcher Foundation Scholarship – Gene believed in the benefits of a post-secondary education and set a broad criterion to obtain and retain one of these scholarships. Deadline to apply March 1st.
The Tri-State Oil and Gas Convention (TSOGC) Committee is continuing the scholarship program for the tri-state area of NW Oklahoma, SW Kansas and NE Texas Panhandle. Deadline April 3, 2017
OROS Scholarship – (Organization of Rural Oklahoma Schools (OROS) announces the implementation of an annual scholarship and new this year is “The Perry Willis Scholarship”.) Schools may only submit one application per school. Please turn in a resume with essay topic: “On the next sheet, please give a brief description (not to exceed one page) of the applicant’s experiences in a rural educational setting, discussing the benefits as well as detriments of such a setting, as compared to an urban school system. Discuss the applicant’s opinion as to whether or not it would be beneficial for rural schools to remain in operation for future generations.” to Mrs. Duncan by Feb. 17th.
OSIG Scholarship – (Oklahoma Schools Insurance Group) Each school may only submit one application. Please turn in a resume, transcript, and essay (max 750 words) topic: “explain your academic and/or professional goals and how you will use this scholarship to help achieve them) to Mrs. Duncan by Feb. 17th.
Alva Goldbug Education Foundation Scholarships:
(These scholarships will be available this spring as a new online application. The application will be available February 9th and will close on March 9th.)
- Bill Crenshaw Memorial Scholarship
- Alva Goldbug Memorial Scholarship
- G. Omar Hill Scholarship
- Kenneth Thiesing Basketball Scholarship
- Employees of Community Bank
- Alva Goldbug Alumni Scholarship
- AGEF Class of 64, 65, & 66 Scholarship
- Long Family Trust Scholarship
- Leota Brower McOsker Scholarship
- Anne Lynn Brower Scholarship
- Ed Brower Scholarship
- Perry McOsker Memorial Scolarship
Bill Crenshaw Memorial Scholarship – no application required. The recipient of this scholarship must be an active senior member of the Alva Baseball program (may be player, manager, scorekeeper, or any other actual participant in the baseball program) and must have been active in high school baseball for 2/3 of their high school years. Recipient must be a good student and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better.
AGEF Memorial Scholarship
The Alva Goldbug Education Foundation created the memorial scholarship with gifts designated as memorials annually. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of Alva High School.
G. Omar Hill Football Award – no application required. The G. Omar Hill Football Award is presented to the senior player who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership, value to the team, and scholarship.
Kenneth Thiesing Basketball Scholarship – no application required. This award is presented to a senior member of the Goldbug or Ladybug basketball team based on their basketball ability, citizenship, need, and scholarship.
Employees of Community Bank Scholarship
Applicants must have graduated from Alva Middle School and attended all four years of high school at AHS. The scholarship is in the amount of $500.00. Award is based on 60% for GPA between 2.75 to 3.25; 20% for involvement in extracurricular activities; and 20% for student’s ability to work well and get along with other students and teachers. The scholarship is jointly payable to student and the college of the student’s choice. Deadline is March 9th.
Alva Goldbug Alumni Scholarship This scholarship is made possible because of the efforts of the men and women who believe in the spirit of the Goldbug. They work hard and have a lot of fun sponsoring a golf tournament which funds this scholarship. This scholarship may be used at NWOSU for room, board, books, and tuition. Students with a GPA of 2.5 to 3.5 may apply. Students must have been active in sports for four years, going to NWOSU, and maintain a 2.0 GPA.
AGEF Class of 64 65 66 Scholarship This scholarship was established at the 50-year reunion of the Classes of 1964, 1965, and 1966. This legacy continues the support of excellence in education which has become the Goldbug standard. Applicant must by a graduating senior of Alva High School, must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5. Preference will be given to a descendant of the classes of 1964, 1965, or 1966.
Long Family Trust Scholarship – This scholarship was established in 2015. Members of the Long family are legacy Goldbugs and lifetime supporters of excellence in education for students in Alva High School. Applicants must be graduating seniors of Alva High School, at least a 2.5 G.P.A., and be involved in 2 extracurricular activities.
Leota Brower McOsker Scholarship To support continued education for students graduating from Alva High School. There is no preference regarding area of study. The scholarship may be used at the institution of higher learning of the student’s choice. Preference will be given to a student displaying a disability or special need, and/or a student intending to pursue a degree in special education, speech pathology, or any social service benefiting persons with special needs.
The Anne Lynn Brower Scholarship is for Alva Senior women only. It is a $1000 award, renewable for 3 years or a total of eight semesters ($4000). The money will be given to the post-secondary institution (college or state accredited technology school) for the sole purpose of paying for tuition, books, fees, room and board or other related educational expenses.
The Ed Brower Scholarship is for Alva Senior men only. It is a $1000 award for fall and spring, renewable for 3 years or a total of eight semesters ($4000). Senior males with a minimum of 2.50 GPA are eligible to apply. The money will be given to the post-secondary institution (college or state accredited technology school) for the sole purpose of paying for tuition, books, fees, room and board or other related educational expenses. Student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be enrolled full-time. A copy of grades and proof of enrollment each semester must be provided.
Perry McOsker Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is to support Alva High School seniors with their educational costs at college. This is a one time scholarship of $500. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and demonstrate financial need.
Deidra Palmer Memorial Scholarship
Deidra Palmer was a member of the graduating class of 1988. Because her dream of obtaining a college education was tragically ended, her family has established this scholarship in her honor. Deidra had plans of attending NWOSU and majoring in either mass communications or journalism. Because of these desires, her family awards this scholarship to an Alva High School senior planning to attend NWOSU and majoring in mass communications or journalism or the scholarship may be awarded to another student who has a similar major no applicants declare a major in mass communications or journalism. Deadline for application is March 15th or next available school day.
Roger Hackler Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Roger’s father, Leroy Hackler. Roger was tragically killed in an accident in 1979. The award is available to NWOSU only. Deadline for application is March 15th or next available school day.
Norville and Georgia Ann Johnson Scholarship
This scholarship is a memorial to the Johnsons. To be considered, the applicant must be an AHS senior; make application through AHS; have at least a 2.5 GPA; and meet admission standards for NWOSU. Preference is given to the student with greatest need. Deadline for application is March 15th or next available school day.
Conrad and Cora Knox Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is in memory of Conrad and Cora Knox, former teachers in the Alva Public School system who were killed in a plane crash. The scholarship was established by family members and available to NWOSU only. Outstanding students in science and those planning to enter elementary education should submit a resume with cover letter explaining their science or education aspirations to the Counselor. Deadline for application is March 15th or next available school day.
Alva State Bank Scholarship
This scholarship is given through Alva State Bank in honor of C.W. Wisdom. The value is $500.00 for two semesters for a total of $1,000.00 to NWOSU only. Recipient is selected based upon character, financial need, school activities, community activities, and scholastic achievements. All applicants must have a 3.0 GPA at the end of 7 semesters and be ranked in the top 60% of his/her graduating class. Deadline for application is March 15th or next available school day.
Household Executives Scholarship
The local Household Executive Club wishes to make available to Alva High School Seniors a $100.00 scholarship to NWOSU to a boy or girl who has been outstanding in the either FFA or Home Economics. Deadline for application is March 15th or next available school day.
C. W. Wisdom Scholarship
One scholarship of $1000 ($500 per semester) will be given to the selected. Applicants must be a graduate of Alva High School and demonstrate the desire to study for a health-related degree. Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average based on a 4.0 scale. Recipient must attend NWOSU as a full-time student. Applications must contain the signature of the applicant and the signature of one parent or guardian. Presentation of the scholarship award shall be made during the end-of-school awards assembly and appropriate publicity shall be released at that time. The Wisdom Scholarship will be paid from the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation. Deadline for application is March 15th or next available school day.
College of your choice scholarships:
Alva High School Achievement Award (Share)
This award is in the amount of $1,000 a year for four years for a total value per student of $4000! This award was established in the 1986-87 school term for Alva High School students. Ten seniors will receive the awards of $4,000 in 8 consecutive semesters for furthering their education. Guidelines set by a committee and the Share Board must be followed in order to receive money. Awards are presented at the Awards Assembly and not announced until that time. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to apply. Deadline for application is March 15th or next available school day.
Jim and Mary Holder Scholarship – This scholarship is students active in leadership roles in their school or community. Students will receive $500 for fall and spring semester for up to 4 years. NWOSU preference, but not required. Deadline for application is March 15th or next available school day.
Jim & Mary Holder’s Children’s Scholarship – This scholarship provided by the Holder children will be for students who show a need and are good average students. Students will receive $500 for fall and spring semester for up to 4 years. Deadline for application is March 15th or next available school day.
Alva Hospital Authority Scholarship
The Alva Hospital Authority will offer a scholarship not to exceed $1,500 to an individual desiring to enter the medical field and who has at least a 2.75 GPA. A representative from the foundation’s committee at the spring senior awards assembly will announce the winner of this scholarship. The scholarship will be issued directly to the educational institution to be used for tuition and all related fees, room and board, books, and required material, and living expenses in that order. This scholarship will be paid the student’s junior year when prove of enrollment as a full-time student who has maintained a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Student must attend a 2- or 4-year college, university or career/technical school. This scholarship will be available this spring as a new online application. The application will be available February 9th and will close on March 9th.
BancCentral National Bank of Alva Scholarship
BancCentral National Bank of Alva offered for the first time in 2003 a $1000 ($500 each semester for one year) scholarship. Seniors must have a 3.0 GPA at the end of seven semesters of high school to apply. The selectee will be chosen based upon Character (25%), Scholastic Achievement (25%), Maturity (25%), and Concern for others (25%). The award may be used at the college, university or state-accredited vocational school of the selectee’s choice and may be used for tuition, books, fees, or room and board. The student must have a 2.75 GPA at the end of the first semester to get the award for the second semester. All students may apply including the dependents of bank employees. The bank will not make the selection. Deadline for application is March 15th or next available school day.
Billy Joe Melton Family Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Billy Joe Melton. To be considered, the applicant must be a student at AHS with at least a 3.0 GPA and minimum 25 ACT score; must attend an accredited college or university; must complete the application (including a one page essay and three letters of recommendation), and must be enrolled in as a full-time student (at minimum 12 hours). The money will be given to the post-secondary institution for the sole purpose of paying for the tuition, books, fees, room and board or other related educational expenses. A copy of grades and proof of enrollment must be provided each semester. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to receive second payment. A student will be disqualified if the GPA is not met. This is a $1000 scholarship that is $500 per semester to be paid the student’s junior year. This application will be available February 9th and will close on March 9th.
Nescatunga Arts and Humanities Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship is selected by a committee of Nescatunga members. Committee members will consider the following factors: achievements in the arts (visual art, music, writing, and drama), high school and community involvement in art and other activities as well as the thoroughness and attention given to preparation of the application. This scholarship should be typed and instructions should be carefully followed. Deadline for application is March 15th or next available school day.
PEO Scholarship application
A $200 cash scholarship for one school year will be awarded. The purpose of this scholarship is to promote the education of women. The applications are judged by the educational committee of Chapter E.T. , P.E.O. for above average scholastic achievement, courtesy, dependability, responsibility and high moral character. Financial need is not a consideration, but applicants who have all educational expenses paid through other scholarships and/or grants are ineligible. Senior girls are encouraged to take time to apply for this scholarship. Deadline April 15th.
Kiwanis/Key Club Scholarship
Preference will be given to Key Club members; however, all seniors may apply. The $500 scholarship may be used at the college/university of the student’s choice and will be issued directly to the student winner in the fall of his/her junior year of post-secondary education by the Kiwanis Club of Alva upon request of Alva High School counselor. Application available now!! Deadline April 1st, 2017
Northwest Tech Tuition Waiver
The NW Tech Tuition Waiver allows 75% of tuition costs to be waived for eligible students. The student will be responsible for program fees as well as the remaining amount of tuition. Eligibility for this award includes adult students who graduate fro high school or successfully complete a high school equivalency diploma, while residing in the NWTC District. The NW Tech Tuition Waiver can be used within 3 years from the time of high school graduation. The NW Tech Tuition Waiver can be used towards tuition for one Career Option within a daytime Career Program. Recipients of the NW Tech Tuition Waiver are required to maintain a minimum grade of C (2.0 GPA) and minimum attendance of 90%. To be considered for this award, an application for the NW Tech Tuition Waiver must be completed along with an application for enrollment and an official high school transcript.
LANA JOACHIMS MEMORIAL FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
The Electric Gold Booster Club awards this scholarship in the memory of Lana Joachims for her contributions and support to the fine arts.