Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

June 1

Saturday
Awarded By:

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student.
  3. Must be seeking a degree in the fields of early childhood education or child development/family studies.
  4. Must be employed in early childhood care/family services settings (to include family child care homes). Preference will be given to individuals with five or more years work experience in the field of early care and education.
  5. Must attend a public or private nonprofit institution in Oklahoma, not to include career technology centers.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to Oklahoma undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking degrees in the fields of early childhood education or child development/family studies at Oklahoma nonprofit institutions. Students must be employed in early childhood care/family services settings (to include family child care homes); preference will be given to individuals with five or more years work experience in the field of early care and education.

Application requirements for the Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • FAFSA or Tax return
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter(s)
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Verif. of employment
Additional Information: This scholarship recognizes employees of early childhood education facilities who are selected through a nomination process. The Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma Scholarship is an endowed scholarship fund of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

Award Amount: The award amount varies annually. Awards are non-renewable. The award goes towards tuition, fees and book expenses. Payments are made directly to the school.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, June 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, June 1

Applications are available online on the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) website. Students must create an account using their email address on the OCCF website to access the online application. All students must then login and complete the General Application. The student should have access to the following information for completion of the General Application: his/her FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) SAR (Student Aid Report) or the first two pages of his/her household's most recent IRS 1040 tax form; contact information for the individual who can submit an official transcript on his/her behalf; a list of extracurricular activities, community service, honors, awards, leadership, and employment history (including dates and descriptions); and contact information for the person(s) who will write letters of recommendation for him/her (one required for the General Application). After completion of the General Application, the student may then apply for all scholarships for which he/she is eligible. Please note that this scholarship requires the following supplemental materials: a reflection of his/her professional goals, especially in relation to providing quality early care and education experiences for Oklahoma children under the age of eight (limited to 300 to 500 words); and contact information for an employer/supervisor who can verify his/her employment. All application materials must be submitted by the deadline date.
Contact: Megan Hornbeek
Address: P.O. Box 1146 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101-1146

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