Dr. Edith King Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

May 1

Wednesday
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 a graduate student.
  3. Must be a resident of Oklahoma.
  4. Must be pursuing a degree that will further a career in mental health services. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to working with juveniles and/or applicants who are pursuing degrees or certification at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
  5. Must attend an academically accredited four-year nonprofit university in Oklahoma.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to Oklahoma graduate students who are pursuing a degree that will further a career in mental health services at an Oklahoma four-year nonprofit institution. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to working with juveniles and/or applicants who are pursuing degrees or certification at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Application requirements for the Dr. Edith King Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • FAFSA or Tax return
  • Official Transcript
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letter(s)
  • Essays (2)
Additional Information: The Dr. Edith King Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 to honor the lifetime commitment and leadership of Dr. King to the field of mental health services in central Oklahoma. This is an endowed scholarship fund of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

Award Amount: $2,000 annually, non-renewable. Funds may be used for educational-related expenses such as tuition, fees and books. Payments are made directly to the school.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 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 personal reflection of no more than 500 words on the topic "The Community of the Mentally Ill"; and a written plan of no more than 300 words describing his/her academic and professional development. 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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