Scholarships & Grants

We want every student to find their maximum amount of potential aid, whatever their background or circumstances. Whether you qualify for academic scholarship, government grant, or other outside assistance, we will work with you to tailor a program that makes Bacone possible — and makes sense for the long term. 

Bacone Institutional Scholarships

Applications for scholarships will be accepted until all scholarships are allocated. All scholarships are applicable for full-time attendance only and may be reduced according to Bacone College Policy. Students who receive an athletic scholarship or any institutional funding over 50% must be a residential student.

Each year many scholarships are awarded to deserving students based on merit and talent. If more than one scholarship is offered, the student will receive the highest award. Completion of the FAFSA is required for all Bacone College scholarships. Bacone College scholarships aid students in meeting their college tuition expenses and are not cash awards. Bacone College scholarships cannot exceed a student’s total college expenses. The scholarships listed below can be applied towards a student’s Tuition, Room, and Board as a main campus student enrolled full- time (minimum of 12 credit hours) in the fall and spring semesters, and must meet all other criteria established by the administration of Bacone College. Failure to comply with any of the Bacone College scholarship criteria during the course of a semester will result in the modification or forfeiture of the scholarship, including possible prorating in the current semester.

Bacone College Institutional scholarships, when added together with all other federal and state grants, or any other scholarships and grants, will not exceed the total cost of Tuition, Room, and Board. Bacone College scholarships do not cover fees or books. Federal Work Study, Tribal Awards, and Student Loans can be used to cover outstanding balances, fees and/or books. All institutional scholarships will be applied with one-half of the award for participation during the fall semester and one-half of the award for participating during the spring semester. If a student withdraws from a semester completely, or falls below full-time status, their Bacone College Scholarship will be prorated from the last day of full-time attendance.

Alexander Posey Scholarship- American Indian Students

This scholarship awards up to $10,000 per academic year, to full-time, residential, American Indian Students. Tribal ID/CDIB must be provided in admissions to acquire the scholarship.

Incoming freshmen must have a 2.0 GPA or better, 18 ACT, and top 50% of graduating class (must meet 2 of the 3 criteria). Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA, no tickets or violations on file.

Full-time non residential students can receive up to $2,500 per semester. Must maintain a 2.5 GPA, no tickets or violations. Scholarships renewed upon exit interview by the VPSA.

Athletic Scholarship- Awarded by the Head Coach-A. Posey

American Indian Athletes can be awarded up to $5,000-$10,000 per year for full-time residential students. And up to $1,000- $2,500 per semester for full-time commuter students. This scholarship is awarded by the Head Coach of the intended sport at their discretion, in coordination with the office of the CFO. An athletic scholarship can not be combined with any other institutional scholarships. The student-athlete must be enrolled in at least 12 hours per semester to qualify, and maintain a 2.0 or above GPA. As an incoming freshman you must (meet 2 of the 3) of a 2.0 GPA, 18 ACT, top 50% of graduating class. TribalID/CDIB must be provided. Scholarship renewed by the coach at the end of the academic year. Can be adjusted per semester via Academic Catalog.

Descendant Grant

A grant for the direct blood descendants of the following contributors to Bacone College;

  • Samuel Richard
  • Walter Starr
  • William McCombs
  • Benjamin Wacoche

Qualifications include: Must provide proof of their heritage (birth certificates and bloodline from tribe). Must apply for Federal Financial Aid with Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Resident Students – This grant applies to Total Cost (excluding books and fees) with Federal Aid (excluding loans) and outside scholarships and grants being applied to room and board first.

Any remaining cash-based funds will be applied to tuition. This grant will be used to make up the difference and can be reduced as other funds are applied.

Commuter students – This grant will cover any remaining tuition cost after Federal Aid (excluding loans) and outside scholarships and grants are applied. If the student does not qualify for any Federal Aid except for loans, and no outside resources, the grant will cover tuition only.

Rennard Strickland- Criminal Justice Scholarship

Rennard Strickland School of Criminal Justice – Native American scholarship-up to $10,000 per academic year, full time residential student. Non-Native- up to $5,000 per academic year, full time residential student. This scholarship is awarded by the Chair of the School of Criminal Justice.

Presidential Academic Scholarship **

Merit based scholarship for first-time freshmen. Scholarship is valid for up to four years of attendance at Bacone College. Must meet 2 of 3 criteria for initial eligibility:

  • A minimum ACT composite score of 23:
  • A high school GPA of at least 3.50;
  • High school standing within the top 15% of graduating class. (GPA Requirement to maintain scholarship: 3.25)

** Presidential scholarships must be accompanied with two (2) written recommendations from a teacher, school counselor, or principal, and a two (2) page, typewritten, double-spaced essay describing your qualifications as a leader or significant achievements the student has accomplished.

Success Academic Scholarship *

This is Bacone’s standard scholarship. This scholarship awards any residential main campus full-time student up to $5,000 per academic year and up to $1,500 for full-time commuter students. Must maintain a 2.5 GPA, good academic standing, no tickets or violations.

Miss Indian Bacone 

Every year Bacone College hosts a pageant for our students. The winner of the Miss Indian Bacone pageant will receive a scholarship in the amount of $500. This award is funded by private donors. This scholarship is signed by the VP of Student Affairs, must be in good academic standing, no tickets or violations.

Search Engines, Curated Lists, and Portals

There are many sources of financial assistance available to students.  Below are a few popular websites which can make finding scholarships and grants easier. 

Disclaimer: Each link in this section will take you away from  Bacone College is not responsible for the content of these websites. a scholarship search engine 

AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank: a curated list for ambitious students considering law school 

The Daughters of the American Revolution: a curated scholarship portal open from October through January 

Discover Inc Free Scholarship Search 

Discover Early Childhood EDU: curated information for future educators 

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation: a curated scholarship list filtered by state 

Fastweb: a search engine for financial aid, internships, and more 

JLV College Counseling: curated scholarship information 

LendEDU: a curated list of scholarships and grant opportunities for minority students 

Nurse Journal: offers both employment and scholarship information for future health-care workers. scholarship page: includes a search tool and state scholarship programs 

Oklahoma City Community Foundation scholarship portal 

PeduL: find scholarships and apply all in one place 

Purdue Global: a curated list of minority nursing scholarship listings 

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search 

ScholarshipOwl lists over 3.7 million local, state and national college scholarships and grants; browse by theme or create an account to have scholarships matched to your profile. 

Scholarships for Future Teachers: sorted by emphasis Student Scholarships 

Tulsa Community Foundation scholarship page scholarship page: use the links on the left to browse by month or category  

Unigo: be sure to visit both their sponsored scholarship page and their monthly easy scholarship page 


Helpful Articles about Scholarships and Financial Aid

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2022 College Scholarships for Women

Accounting Resources and Organizations for Underrepresented Racial Groups  

College Guide for Veterans & Active Service Members 

How to write a scholarship thank-you letter 

International Student Scholarship & Financial Aid Guide 

Resources for Indigenous American Entrepreneurs 

Private Scholarships and Grants by submission deadline

Bacone occasionally receives information about unique scholarship opportunities.  These are just a small sample of the many thousands of private scholarship opportunities available every year.

Disclaimer:  These listings are for information purposes and should not be considered endorsements of a person or organization.  Links in this section will take you away from  Bacone College is not responsible for the content of these websites.

Open Monthly

Ascent $1,000 Monthly Community Champions Scholarship Giveaway

Leave a comment on the Instagram post sharing one positive change that you hope to see in your community by the end of 2022 and why it’s important to you. 

Ascent Shining Stars Scholarship 

Discover® $5,000 Scholarship Award 

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LA Tutors 123 Innovation in Education Scholarship

For ambitious students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and who have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others.  An essay and letter of recommendation is required.  $500 is awarded each month.  Entries are accepted from the 1st to the 20th of each month. 

Open Quarterly

The AccessScholarships $1,000 Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship 

No essay required.  Recipients are chosen at the end of every March, June, September & December 

May 15, 2022 

Marika Tolz Scholarship 2021-2022 For Women in the Workplace

Describe an issue that can arise in regards to gender equality in the workplace and how would you improve it to make things better for women in the workplace 

June 1, 2022 Connectivity Scholarship

Why is connectivity so important in 2022? How will this communication technology evolve going forward? 

Scholarship for Future Entrepreneurs

This $1000 scholarship is open to all undergraduate business majors who want to start a business 

June 5, 2022 

$2,000 PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship

Essay topics: Blockchain, Metaverses, the Internet of Things, or Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality 

June 27, 2022

Value CPR Foundation Scholarship Program

Where do you see the relationship between health and technology taking us into the future? 

June 30, 2022 Health and Technology Scholarship

Where do you see the relationship between health and technology taking us into the future? 

Tuff Shipping Containers $1,000 Scholarship 

Essay topic: What Steel Shipping Container Companies Can do in 2022 to Better Unite Employees. 

July 30, 2022 

2022 scholarship program

This $1000 scholarship for the fall semester is open to all students; no GPA requirement.  Essay topic: “What Consumers Should Look For in a Home Improvement Company” 

July 31, 2022 

Earnest Scholarship 2022

50 awards will be given.  No essay.  Open to DACA recipients, U.S. Citizens, and Permanent Residents. 

Soderman SEO Scholarship Program

Open to all college students.  Essay topic: “What would be your top strategy for driving traffic to a new website?” 

August 15, 2022 

Adam Tracy Scholarship 2022 For Blockchain Innovators

The scholarship is geared towards those students who are future blockchain innovators in development, cryptography or entrepreneurship. 

August 25, 2022 

Constructors 911 Scholarship 

Essay topic: your passions and how higher education will help you make a positive impact other people’s lives. 

August 31, 2022 

RealtyHop Scholarship 

Essay topic: buying a home ten years in the future. 

RentHop Scholarship 

Essay topic: finding your dream apartment ten years in the future. 

September 1, 2022 

Finale Inventory $3,000 Essay Scholarship

Open to business majors.  Essay topic: 1000-word personal statement describing their long-term career aspirations in the supply chain or operations field. 

September 14, 2022 

Careery Best Cover Letter Scholarship Program 

Create an original cover letter to go with your resume, CV, or LinkedIn account. 

December 1, 2022 

JT Legal Group’s $2500 College Scholarship

Write an essay explaining why hiring an attorney is better than dealing with legal issues alone. 

December 5, 2022 

$2,000 PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship

Essay topics: Blockchain, Metaverses, the Internet of Things, or Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality 

December 15, 2022 

Allied Van Lines Scholarship 2022

Submit a brief essay of between 400 and 800 words, detailing why a career in logistics/supply chain management is your college major of choice.  Three scholarships are available. 

Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship

Write a personal statement about how a scholarship could help you. 

IP Royal Scholarship Program

Essay topic: how the internet helped you express your voice