Cameron students encouraged to beat scholarship deadlines

Scholarship opportunities for Cameron University students are still available, according the CU’s Office of Financial Assistance. A number of scholarships are still available for the 2010-2011 school year, although deadlines are approaching. Students are encouraged to apply for these and other scholarship opportunities.

The Lawton Noon Lions Club is accepting applications for scholarships ranging from $150 to $500. Application requirements include a copy of applicant’s transcript, ACT/SAT score(s), a statement detailing the undergraduate degree plan and career plan, the year studies will begin and the estimated year of completion, a letter from a faculty member, and a 300-word essay demonstrating the applicant’s knowledge of the Lions Club and its activities. Application deadline is December 15, 2010. Complete details are available at http://www.cameron.edu/financial_aid/scholarships.

The Wyatt F. & Mattie M. Jeltz Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships that will be awarded to minority students for the Spring 2011 semester. To be eligible for the award, a student must be enrolled full-time at an Oklahoma college or university, earned at least 30 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8. The deadline for application is December 20, 2010. The application can be found at www.cameron.edu/financial_aid/scholarships.

The College Access Challenge Grant Scholarship is available to students who are Pell Grant-eligible for 2010-11, who have a FAFSA on file, and who are within 30 hours of degree completion or are identified as a “senior” or “fourth year student.” Preference will be given to students who have prolonged their education due to financial need. Awards range from $500 to $1,000. Application deadline is December 21, 2010. The scholarship applicant can be downloaded at http://www.cameron.edu/financial_aid/scholarships.

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund the program. Applicants must be legal U.S. residents and must submit a 250-word essay. The first place award is a $1,000 scholarship. The award can be used for tuition, room and board, required fees or any educational expense. Application deadline is December 31, 2010. To apply, go to  www.gkscholarship.com

The Talbots Women’s Scholarship award is based on financial need, academics, strength in essay, and career goals. Applicants must be women currently residing in the United States or Canada, earned a high school diploma or GED on or before September 2001, be enrolled or plan to enroll in a full- or part-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-, three- or four-year college or university, attend the full 2011-12 academic year and receive a degree no earlier than May 2012, and have at least two semesters (24 credit hours or more) remaining to complete an undergraduate degree as of the beginning of the 2011 fall academic term. Up to ten scholarships of $15,000 and one $30,000 scholarship will be awarded.
Application deadline is January 3, 2011. Details and application instructions can be found at https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/talbotswomen/instructions.php.

The Oklahoma Association on Higher Education and Disability will award three $500 scholarships to Oklahoma students with disabilities who are pursuing an education at an Oklahoma technology center or two-year or four-year college/university. Applicants must include documentation regarding the disability, be enrolled in at least six hours, and have a 2.0 GPA. The application deadline is January 31, 2011. The application can be found at  www.ok-ahead.org/scholar.html.

The Cameron University Foundation offers more than 60 scholarships in varying amounts. Applicants must complete the General Scholarship Application at www.cameron.edu/financial_aid/gen_scholarship_app. Details about the scholarship opportunities can also be found online. Application deadline is February 01, 2011.

More information about scholarships and other forms of financial assistance can be found at www.cameron.edu/financial_aid/.

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December 6, 2010

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