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 Scholarship Opportunities

Alexander Posey (American Indian Scholarship) – This scholarship awards $10,000 per academic year to each American Indian student enrolled as a residential  main campus student at Bacone College.

Athletic Scholarship – $7,000 to $10,000 per year for residential students
$2,000 to $5,000 per year for commuter students

Bacone Indian Art Scholarship – This amount varies and is awarded by the Art Director.

Christian Ministry Scholarships Praise Team – A mixed contemporary praise and worship ensemble that leads worship in chapel, Wednesday Night Worship, and travels to churches. Amounts of scholarships vary. (GPA requirement to maintain scholarship: 2.5)

Gospel Choir – A mixed soulful Gospel ensemble that leads worship in chapel, Wednesday Night Worship, and travels to churches. Amounts of scholarships vary. (GPA requirement to maintain scholarship: 2.5)

Worship Arts – Students who prepare visuals, run sound, and perform drama in chapel, Wednesday Night Worship, and travel to churches. Amounts of scholarships vary. (GPA requirement to maintain scholarship: 2.5)

Christian Ministry – Christian Ministry Majors who plan chapel and Wednesday Night Worship and travel to churches. (GPA requirement to maintain scholarship: 2.5)

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.

Miss Indian Bacone – Every year Bacone College hosts a pageant for our students.

The winner of the Miss Indian Bacone pageant can receive a scholarship ranging from $500 – $1,500. This award is funded by private donors.

Presidential 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)

** Bacone College Scholars Society and 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*

Rennard Strickland School of Criminal Justice – Native American scholarship-up to $10,000 per academic year

Non-Native- up to $7,000 per academic year

Success Scholarship – This is Bacone’s standard scholarship. This scholarship awards any residential main campus student up to $7,000 per academic year and up to $2,700 for commuter students.

DISCLAIMER

All scholarships are renewable each year up to four years based on the following criteria:

  • Be a student in good standing;
  • Maintain a full academic load of at least 12 credit hours per semester; and  Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • These scholarships cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarship.

  

Resources for Private Scholarships and Grants

There are many sources of financial assistance available to students.  Below are a few popular websites which can make finding scholarships and grants easier.  Each link in this section will take you away from Bacone.edu.  Bacone College is not responsible for the content of these websites.

Scholarships.com lists over 3.7 million local, state and national college scholarships and grants and attempts to match these to your profile.

JLV College Counseling breaks down scholarships by month that applications are due, along with other helpful lists.

Discover Early Childhood EDU maintains resources for future educators, including a list of scholarships.

Nursing.org offers both general financial aid information and also minority scholarship information for future health-care workers.

LendEDU maintains a list of scholarships and grant opportunities for minority students

ScholarshipOwl allows you to submit for hundreds of scholarships with just a single application. The site uses your information to find all of the scholarships in its database that you might qualify for and you are easily able to apply to one or all of them at once.  A subscription may be required for this service.

Private Scholarships and Grants by submission deadline

Bacone occasionally receives special invitations for unique scholarship opportunities.  These are just a small sample of the many thousands of private scholarship opportunities available every year.  Please read the rules with care, because you may only have one chance to submit your entry.  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.edu.  Bacone College is not responsible for the content of these websites.

Choctaw Nation Technology Allowance (open)

The one-time allowance is to be used toward technology purchases only at select technology retailers.  Application processing time is 8-10 weeks.

https://www.choctawnation.com/technology-allowance-program 

5Estimates Scholarship Program (May 30, repeats annually)

Students with advanced essay-writing skills have an opportunity to earn a $5,000 scholarship through a 400+ word essay with links to two or more authoritative sources.  No GPA requirement.  Domestic, International, and undocumented students may apply.

https://5estimates.com/scholarship/

Make Us Laugh Scholarship (May 31 and again on December 31)

Full-time college students with a sense of humor can earn a $1000 scholarship with a short, funny video.

https://www.ownagepranks.com/scholarship/

The $250,000 Earnest Scholarship Fund (May 31)

Fifty students will each win a $5000 scholarship from this timely scholarship opportunity.  There is no GPA minimum, but an essay on education is required.

https://www.earnest.com/student-loans/scholarship

PixelPlex STEM Bi-Annual STEM Scholarships (June 5 and again on December 5)

Students studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have two chances to earn a $2000 scholarship this year in an essay contest.

https://pixelplex.io/scholarship/

The Branch Out Scholarship: Commitment to excellence in education and communities (June 15 and again on December 15)

College students with a 2.5 GPA and an interest in improving their communities can win a $1000 scholarship and also contribute $500 to a charity of their choice.  A personal statement is required.

https://www.bestattorney.com/giving-back/branch-out-scholarship/

The Sure Oak Be Awesome Scholarship (July 15)

This $1,000 scholarship is being offered to awesome students of any major.  An essay is required.

https://sureoak.com/scholarship/ 

The Dream is Inclusive™ Scholarship (July 31)

This special $1,500 scholarship opportunity is being offered to college students of Spanish, Russian, or Chinese descent.  A personal statement is required.

https://onqfinancial.com/scholarship/

Adam Veron Scholarship (August 1)

College students who would like to share ideas about ending world hunger could earn a $1000 scholarship doing so.  An essay is required.

https://adamveronscholarship.com/

Bradley Beman Scholarship (August 1)

One college student could earn a $1000 scholarship with a short essay on improving access to mental healthcare to students.

https://bradleybemanscholarship.com/

Jared Jeffrey Davis Scholarship (August 1)

College students with an opinion on student loans can earn a $1000 scholarship with a short essay about how to resolve the student loan debt crisis.

http://jaredjeffreydavisscholarship.com/

Joseph F LoPresti and Arlington Capital Management Scholarship (August 1)

College students in their Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior year can earn a $1000 scholarship.  An essay is required, answering the question, “What is the most innovative new business venture you can think of?”

https://josephloprestischolarship.com/

Marcus Joseph Debaise Scholarship (August 1)

College students with an opinion on student loans can earn a $1000 scholarship with a short essay about how to resolve the student loan debt crisis.

https://marcusjosephdebaisescholarship.com/

The Ram Duriseti Grant (August 1)

College students in their Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior year who have an opinion on the cost of healthcare can earn a $1000 scholarship.  A short essay is required.

https://ramdurisetigrant.com/

Kids Car Donations STEM Scholarship (August 15)

A $1000 scholarship and two $250 textbook scholarships are available to a students majoring in a STEM field at an accredited college or university.

https://kidscardonations.org/about/kids-car-donations-annual-college-scholarship/

Finale Inventory Global Supply Chain and Logistics Industry Scholarship (September 1)

Finale Inventory is offering a $2500 essay scholarship to students with a 3.0 GPA and long-term career aspirations in the supply chain or operations field.

https://www.finaleinventory.com/finale-inventory-scholarship

Rick Sayegh MD Scholarship (September 1)

A $1000 scholarship is available to a students at an accredited college or university with an interest in medicine and/ or big data.  An essay is required.

https://ricksayeghmdscholarship.com/

The KompareIt Higher Education Scholarship For Those Who Have Lost A Parent (September 15)

This $1,000 scholarship is being offered to full-time students who have lost a parent.  An essay is required.

https://www.kompareit.com/scholarship.html 

Zouton $1000 Dream Scholarship (September 20)

International students studying in the US can earn a $1000 scholarship toward their undergraduate or graduate studies.  An essay is required.

https://zouton.com/news/1000-scholarship-program

Price It Here, Inc. 2020 Annual Scholarship Program (October 1 and again on April 1)

Business and Marketing majors are able to enter this $1,000 scholarship twice annually.  Three essay topics are available.  There is no GPA requirement.

https://priceithere.com/scholarship/

Design for Recovery Sober Living Scholarship Opportunity (October 15)

This $1,000 scholarship is being offered to students whose lives have been changed by addiction.  An essay is required.

https://designforrecovery.com/design-for-recovery-sober-living-scholarship-opportunity/

Shinesty Work Hard and Play Hard Scholarships (October 30)

Two scholarships, each worth $2,500, are being offered to students who work hard in the classroom or outside of the classroom for social change.  The work hard scholarship has a minimum GPA of 3.25, while the play hard scholarship has a maximum GPA of 3.25.  Applicants can choose between an essay or video submission.

https://www.shinesty.com/pages/collegiate-scholarships

Aeiou Tech Scholarship Opportunity (November 1)

A $1,000 scholarship is being offered to college students of any major who are passionate about music.  An essay about the positive aspects of music on education is required.

https://aeioutech.com/aeiou-tech-scholarship-opportunity/

North American Van Lines 2020 Logistics Scholarship Competition (December 15)

Three scholarships of $1000 apiece are available to business/logistics students.  An essay is required.

https://www.northamerican.com/scholarship

Penguin $1000 Scholarship (December 31)

This $1000 scholarship is open to students studying for a career in healthcare with a GPA of 2.0 or better.  A resume and essay are required.

https://penguincbd.com/pages/scholarship

College Monk Essay Scholarship (January 31, 2021)

A $1500 scholarship is available.  An essay is required.

https://www.thecollegemonk.com/scholarship-rules/college-monk-short-essay-scholarship

Adam K. Veron Grant (March 1, 2021)

College Freshmen, Sophomores, or Juniors can earn a $1000 grant with an essay about entrepreneurship.

https://adamkverongrant.com/

Curt E. Liebman MD Grant (March 1, 2021)

Students studying to become medical professionals have an opportunity to earn a $1000 scholarship with an essay about medical care for the uninsured.

https://curteliebmanmdgrant.com/

Curt E. Liebman MD Scholarship (March 1, 2021)

Radiology students have an opportunity to earn a $1000 scholarship with an essay answering the question about the role of radiology in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

https://curteliebmanmdscholarship.com/

Marcus J. Debaise Scholarship (March 1, 2021)

Students can earn a $1000 scholarship with an essay about the traits of successful entrepreneurs.

https://garysaitowitzscholarship.com/

Marcus J. Debaise Scholarship (March 1, 2021)

Entrepreneurially-minded students have an opportunity to earn a $1000 scholarship with an essay about startups and startup strategies.

https://marcusjdebaisescholarship.com/

The Sam Haskell Scholarship (March 1, 2021)

A $1000 scholarship is available to a student with financial need.  An essay is required.

http://samhaskellscholarship.com/

Welcome to Arlington Capital Management Scholarship (March 1, 2021)

Business majors could earn a $1000 scholarship for sharing their thoughts on capital management and raising business capital.  An essay is required.

https://arlingtoncapitalmanagementscholarship.com/