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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. 

Tribal Scholarships and Grants

Cherokee Nation

https://scholarships.cherokee.org/

Cherokee Nation Foundation

http://www.cherokeenationfoundation.org/scholarships

Choctaw Nation

Fall applications are accepted from July 15th to October 1st.  Spring applications are accepted from January 2nd to March 1st.

https://www.choctawnation.com/higher-education-0

Choctaw Nation Technology Allowance

The one-time allowance is to be used toward technology purchases only at select technology retailers.

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

Muskogee (Creek) Nation 

https://www.mcn-nsn.gov/services/education-training/higher-education/undergraduate-grants/

Muskogee (Creek) Nation Foundation

http://creeknationfoundation.org/scholarships/

Navajo Nation 

https://onnsfa.org/

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.

Daughters of the American Revolution scholarship portal

 

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.edu.  Bacone College is not responsible for the content of these websites.

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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.

https://www.latutors123.com/scholarships/innovation-in-education/ 

 Ending January 31, 2021 

DAR American Indian Scholarship

This one-time $4,000 award is for full-time Native American students with a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/american-indian 

EnergyRates.Ca College Scholarship 2021 

For both American and Canadian students with an interest in the energy industry and the environment.  Essay topic: You can talk about anything you want—green energy, oil politics, the continued use of nuclear power, your personal ideas and innovations—so long as it’s about energy in the world of tomorrow. What do you think people will be reading about in the news in a few years?

https://energyrates.ca/energyrates-ca-scholarship/ 

Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship

Applicants must be Native Americans and proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers. Students must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and have a 3.25 GPA or higher. A recipient may reapply for this scholarship and be considered along with other members of the applicant pool.

https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/american-indian 

Ending February 20, 2021 

Lounge Lizard Web Design Scholarship

Open to students of any major.  Submit a creative web design.

https://www.loungelizard.com/scholarship

Ending March 1, 2021 

Adam K. Veron Grant 

For Freshmen, Sophomores, or Juniors.  Essay topic: “Mistakes to Avoid as An Entrepreneur to Achieve Success In 2020″

https://adamkverongrant.com/

Curt E. Liebman MD Grant 

For Freshmen, Sophomores, or Juniors.  Essay topic: “Should uninsured people be provided with any medical care?”

https://curteliebmanmdgrant.com/

Curt E. Liebman MD Scholarship 

For radiology students.  Essay topic: the role of radiology in cancer diagnosis and treatment

https://curteliebmanmdscholarship.com/

The Sam Haskell Scholarship 

Essay topic: What early life experience has most contributed to who you are today, and how will that help you succeed in higher education?

http://samhaskellscholarship.com/

Upsolve Access to Justice Scholarship

For students interested in civil rights.  Essay topic: a 500 to 1,000 word essay on your ideas for a more equitable legal system

https://upsolve.org/scholarship/

Welcome to Arlington Capital Management Scholarship 

Essay topic: “The Significance of Working Capital Management in the Success of a Business & Effective Ways of Raising Business Capital”

https://arlingtoncapitalmanagementscholarship.com/

Ending March 30, 2021 

Pro TIG Welders Scholarship Program

For all students with a GPA of 3.0 or better.  A variety of essay topics are available.

https://protigwelders.com/scholarship-program/ 

Ending April 15, 2021 

Intellirings Scholarship for fall 2021 

Make a one-minute video or write a three-hundred word essay on the pros and cons of getting alternative wedding rings over traditional gold rings which can be more expensive.

https://intellirings.com/scholarship/

The Swiftdrain Scholarship 2020 – 2021 

Essay topic: a life experience that has happened or will happen in the future.

https://swiftdrain.com/scholarship/

Ending April 30, 2021 

Drew Lewis Scholarship Application 

For students attending an accredited college or law school in the U.S.  Essay topic: describe an experience where you were confronted with taking an unpopular position by helping a vulnerable, helpless or powerless person.

https://drewlewis.law/scholarship/

Shinesty $2,500 Play Hard Scholarship

For students with a cumulative GPA 3.25 or under.  No nerds.  Essay topic: How does your involvement both on and off campus bring people together and better the lives of those individuals around you? How do you rally the troops? How do you nurture and create unique experiences for yourself and others? How does your passion for life translate to lasting change on your campus and in fellow students’ lives?

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

Shinesty $2,500 Work Hard Scholarship

For students with a GPA of 3.25 or better.  Essay topic: How have you set the standard of excellence in your academic career and personal life? What motivates you to be the best version of you? When was a time your tenacity made the difference between success and failure?

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

Ending May 15, 2021 

Zen Ex Machina Scholarship

For students with a 3.0 or better GPA.  Essay topic: How an Agile is Making a Positive Impact on Businesses or The Most Important Agile Trends to Follow in 2020. Any essays containing plagiarism will be disqualified.

https://zenexmachina.com/scholarship/  

Ending June 5, 2021 

PixelPlex $2000 Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship (Spring/Summer award)

For students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as economics and business.  Essay topic: identify new uses or solutions for any of: a) Blockchain, b) Artificial Intelligence, c) Internet of Things, or d) Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality.

https://pixelplex.io/scholarship/ 

Ending June 20, 2021 

AX Control, Inc. Academic Scholarship

For students of all majors who will attend during fall 2021.  Essay topic: a personal account of a small business that has impacted his/her life, or of an ambition he/she may have to establish their own business.

https://www.axcontrol.com/scholarship 

Ending June 30, 2021 

AX Control, Inc. Academic ScholarshipShare Your Story With Homekitchenary

For out-of-state students.  Essay topic: Write a minimum 800/1000 words story describing what it was like when you moved to out-of-state college.

https://homekitchenary.com/share-story-with-homekitchenary/ 

Ending August 1, 2021 

2021 Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship

For students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, participation and leadership in school activities and work experience, and interest in pursuing a career in the health and fitness related fields.  Essay topic: a personal account of a small business that has impacted his/her life, or of an ambition he/she may have to establish their own business.

https://www.michaelmoodyfitness.com/student-scholarship-chicago

Ending September 1, 2021 

Court Records Scholarship

For students who are interested in justice.  Essay questions: How does having clear and prompt access to court records help you as a professional?  How do they help prevent future crime?  How do your local news-people, government officials, and legal professionals view the issue? (interviews encouraged)  APA/MLA citation may be required.

https://www.courtrecords.org/scholarship/

EducationDegree.com $1,000 Emerging Leader in Education Scholarship

For students who are preparing to be a teacher and have a 3.5 GPA.  Essay topic: Tell us about your path to a career in education and why you chose it. Maybe you had one of those amazing teachers that brought so much love and compassion to their work that it inspired you to want to be a teacher one day too.

https://www.educationdegree.com/annual-scholarship/

Finale Inventory $3,000 Essay Scholarship

For students interested in a career in supply chain management or logistics.  A 3.0 GPA is required.  Essay topic: a 1000-word personal statement describing their long-term career aspirations in the supply chain or operations field.

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

Ending September 30, 2021 

NuView Treatment Center Scholarship Opportunity

For students whose lives have been impacted by addiction.  Essay topic: Share your story about addiction and recovery.

https://nuviewtreatment.com/blog/nuview-treatment-center-scholarship-opportunity

Ending October 25, 2021 

Design For Recovery Sober Living Scholarship Opportunity

For students whose lives have been impacted by addiction.  Essay topic: a 500-1000 word story about your experiences 

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

Ending December 5, 2021 

PixelPlex $2000 Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship (Fall award)

For students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as economics and business.  Essay topic: identify new uses or solutions for any of: a) Blockchain, b) Artificial Intelligence, c) Internet of Things, or d) Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality.

https://pixelplex.io/scholarship/