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2017-18 U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program

Deadline: September 22

The members of the U.S. Senate and the directors of The Hearst Foundations have announced the annual U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program.

Two student leaders from each state will spend a week in Washington witnessing their national government in action. Delegates will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials for the Departments of State and Defense, and directors of federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Senate Youth

OSDE coordinates and implements the USSYP annually. Two Oklahoma high school students will win a one-week, all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the week of March 3-10, 2018, and a $10,000 college scholarship.

The competition is limited to juniors and seniors who are currently serving in any of the following student government offices:

1. Student body president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer
2. Class president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer
3. Student council representative
4. National honor society officer
5. Student representative elected or appointed to a district, regional, or state level civic or educational organization

The only requirement in accepting the scholarship is that students must, within two yearsafter high school graduation, enroll at an accredited United States college or university, pledging to include courses in government or related subjects in their undergraduate program.


Nominations are due Friday, September 22.

Learn more about the USSYP Program.

Counselors: Download your nomination packet here.

Principals: Download your nomination packet here.

Students must complete the application form and essay requirement detailed in the nomination packets linked above by September 22. Qualifying students will then report to an examination site on Saturday, October 7. Finalists will be invited to the OSDE in November for interviews, and the delegates will be chosen in December.


For more information, contact Brenda Chapman, Director of Social Studies Education, at or (405) 522-3523.


Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program


Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program

HS seniors can apply starting June 1st (summer before senior year) to December 1st (of senior year) on

- Approximately 1500 scholarships awarded nationwide each year

- These scholarships pay tuition and fees (amount based on type of scholarship offered), $600 annually for books, and a tax free monthly stipend of $300-$500

- See the attachment ‘Talking Paper – HS School Pgm’ for more information


Air Force ROTC

- Air Force ROTC is a three- or four-year program that prepares college students to become officers in the USAF

- Students do not need to be on an Air Force ROTC scholarship to join

- Students can major in any field and be in Air Force ROTC

- Students can participate in the program for up to two years without incurring a service commitment

- In-college scholarship opportunities are available for students who join the program and excel

- See the attachment ‘AFROTC Det 675’ for more information

- See the attachment ‘How to Become an Air Force ROTC Cadet’ for instructions on how to join


Here is a link to a  FREE eBook – Financial Aid: Paying for College and University – which helps students through the financial aid process by teaching them:

  • The basics of financial aid
  • Where to find help paying for college
  • How to apply for financial assistance
  • How to estimate and compare the costs of their college choices
  • Ways to reduce and pay for the costs financial aid doesn’t cover

 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership HOBY’S State Leadership Seminars are America’s premier leadership program for high school sophomores.  Interested students should register at HOBY.ORG/RegisterNow. 

Don’t forget the September  ACT

You must be registered by August 4th


Oklahoma State University Important Deadlines- Nov. 1 Early Opportunity Scholarship Deadline, Feb.1 Priority Scholarship Deadline, July 1 Final Scholarship Deadline.  More dates on Important dates page.

Sort Colleges by Cost


The U.S. Department of Education recently released its first annual update of the redesigned College Scorecard — available at — to ensure that students and families have the most up-to-date, comprehensive and reliable information available on colleges, all in an easy-to-understand format. 

The site allows visitors to sort and filter their search results to easily compare schools and decide which college makes the most sense when considering costs.

Are You Ready For The ACT?

  • Average Composite ACT Score: National Avg.  21.0 vs Your School  __?

  • Average Math Score: National Avg.  20.9 vs Your School  __? 

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ACT Algebra Practice is offering  FREE  access to your high school.

We are an online course that teaches students how to breakdown, analyze and solve ACT algebra word problems they may see on the exam.

Your students will have access up until test date. 



Once at ACT Algebra go to  "School Course" and type in  "free" as the password.  




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