The only thing scarier than going back to school is trying to pay for it. Here are some scholarship opportunities for non-traditional students in the state of Oklahoma.
Bridging the Gap
Oklahoma residents under the age of 60 and interested in a career in early childhood development may be eligible for this full scholarship, including fees and books, from Tulsa Community College. Recipients will be required to sign a statement of commitment and maintain a 2.5 GPA. Spring Deadline: November 1, 2011.
Tulsa Community College has another scholarship offer, this one for individuals recovering from addiction. Applicants must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours, have completed a minimum of 6 months of continuous recovery and must submit a personal essay along with two letters of recommendation. Awards vary from $500 to $1000. Fall deadline: August 1, 2011. Spring deadline: November 30, 2011
Career Development Scholarship
Adults already in the workforce returning to school in the hopes of changing careers may be eligible for this tuition waiver of up to 6 credit hours and book credit up to $125 from Oklahoma City Community College. Applicants must be Oklahoma residents and in good academic standing, if they have attended college before. Fall deadline: July, 15th, 2011. Spring deadline: December 1, 2011.
Primary Provider Scholarship
Women who are the primary providers for their families may be eligible for to receive funding to cover tuition, fees, and books at Oklahoma City Community College. Sponsored by Women of the South, applicants must meet financial aid requirements and provide three letters of recommendation. Applications are accepted anytime and interviews are conducted every year in June.
Gene and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
The Gene and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship based not on financial need nor previous academic performance, but rather the quality of a 250-word personal essay. This award is open to both high school and adult students who are currently enrolled or who intend to enroll in a higher education program within the next 12 months. Spring deadline: July 31, 2011. Fall deadline: December 31, 2011.
Healthy Respect Scholarship
The Healthy Respect Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship open to nontraditional students planning on attending any college or university in the U.S. Like the Tanabe Scholarship, neither academic merit nor financial need will be considered. Applicants must write a 500 word personal essay. Fall deadline: June 30, 2011.