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Department of Energy - Scholars 2017
Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available for a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide. Stipends are available through this scholars program that features: energy security, nuclear security, environmental responsibilty and much more.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
Undergraduate and graduate candidates (for those graduating in 2017 and 2018), the application is open and deadline to apply is January 13, 2017.  Please send to your best junior and senior students at your universities (minimum cumulative GPA is 3.2 out of 4.0).  See this link for more info and I’ve also attached a flyer above: 

Life Sciences Freshman Research Scholars Program
Students in this program participate in authentic research with a faculty mentor, present their work and get published in an exclusive journal. Scholars that successfully complete the program receive a $1000 scholarship with opportunities for additional awards. Those interested may visit: for more information

The Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP) is designed for students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the LSAMP program began in 1994 when Oklahoma institutions of higher education joined forces to significantly increase the recruitment, enrollment and retention of underrepresented minority students in STEM disciplines.OK-LSAMP scholars are provided with opportunities to interact with faculty and scientists, participate in research activities, present at national conferences, and prepare for the transition into graduate programs and/or become leaders in the STEM workforce.

Niblack Research Scholars
The Niblack Research Scholars is an undergraduate research program funded by a gift from OSU alumnus and former Pfizer Vice Chairman Dr. John Niblack.  Each year, the program awards an $8,000 scholarship to 12 students, who have the unique opportunity to conduct research in a university lab, assisted by a faculty sponsor and graduate student mentor.

Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS) Program
Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid, including graduate school funding for continuing Scholars in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.
- Application reopens August 1, 2016.

Wentz Research Grants
The Lew Wentz Foundation and Oklahoma State University provide support for the nationally recognized Wentz Research program. Each year, $4,500 one-year Wentz Research Grants are given to approximately forty undergraduates to conduct independent research with the guidance of a faculty mentor in any field of study (major)

McKnight Scholar Leadership Program
The McKnight Scholar Leadership Program begins with the selection of a diverse community of out-of-state students with a passion for service and extraordinary potential for influence. 
Scholarship award of $5,000 per year for freshman and sophomore year.  Waiver of out-of-state tuition.  Selected scholars will take part in the McKnight Scholars Leadership Program, which includes a leadership course and international travel abroad experience. Must complete 24 credit hours annually and maintain 3.0 cumulative GPA to maintain scholarship award and tuition waiver for successive years.

Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship
The Udall Scholarship Foundation was authorized by the United States Congress in 1992 to honor Congressman Morris K. Udall and in 2009 to include his brother Stewart and their legacy of public service.  The Foundation is authorized to award scholarships to undergraduate students who are committed to careers related to the environment, or Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate students who intend to pursue careers in native health care or tribal public policy.  
- Award: $5,000
-For additional information, click here.

Cobell Scholarship
The Cobell Scholarship is a non-renewable competitive scholarship that provides one-year of scholarship support to enrolled members (or verified descendents) of US Federally-recognized tribes with strong academic records who can demostrate financial need while pursuing Vocational Certification, Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees. Applicants will write a short essay each year.

Women for OSU Student Scholarships
Women for OSU is a diverse group of visionary women who share a passion for inspiring leadership and financial support to OSU. Women for OSU envisions a culture of giving and service that acknowledges the significant impact women have at OSU and inspires others to positively shape the future of the university through philanthropy and engagement.
- Award: Up to $5,000

American Economic Association Summer Training Program
Preparation undergraduates for doctoral programs in economics and related disciplines. The program is held at Michigan State University and offers students an opportunity for scholarship.

Intertribal Agriculture Council Scholarship Program
The IAC will award one $1,000 scholarship per semester to one successful applicant from each of the 12 areas of Indian Country represented by an IAC Board Member. The Scholarship Program is open to all enrolled members of federally recognized tribes or Alaska Native Corporations. All applicants are expected to provide documentation that they meet eligibility criteria. In order to be considered for the first priority for funding, undergraduate applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in one of the following: Agriculture, Agriculture Business, Agriculture Education, Agriculture Engineering, Animal Science, Environmental Management, Horticulture, Natural Resource Management, Range Management, Soil Science, Veterinary Medicine, or related fields of study.

Native American Political Leadership Program
NAPLP is a full scholarship program for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian undergraduate and graduate students to study applied politics at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The scholarship covers up to nine credits in tuition, on-campus housing, round-trip air travel and a stipend for books ($250) and living expenses ($2,400 in two installments). Students also have the opportunity to have an internship in places such as a congressional office, national tribal organization or a federal agency, and to develop lasting connections with a cohort of Native American students from across the country. 

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)
SOARS is best known for its comprehensive, multi-dimensional mentoring model, which has proven to be a key contributor to the continued success of its protégés. SOARS offers each protégé up to five mentors:  a research mentor, a writing mentor, a computing mentor, a coach and a peer mentor. Each summer, SOARS' protégés get to conduct original research that is often part of an ongoing project at the National Center for Atmospheric Research or partnering universities and laboratories. Protégés get matched to research that fits their interests. By the end of the summer, protégés will prepare scientific papers, posters and present their research at a colloquium. Participants will have the benefits of a stipend, housing and transportation, conferences, school funding and multiple-year support.

Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Apply for various individual scholarships. Nearly $2 million in awards available. The website lists various scholarship opportunities for review because you; qualifications may vary. Additional questions need to be answered to determine if requirements are met. Please keep in mind that “recommended” does not constitute qualified.