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I update the scholarship page as I get information on scholarships, so please visit the Scholarship page often!!


ACT dates

ACT Test Dates Registration Deadline SAT Test Dates Registration Deadline
February 6, 2021 January 8, 2021 March 12, 2021 February 12, 2021
April 17, 2021 March 12, 2021 May 8, 2021* April 8, 2021
June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 June 5, 2021* May 6, 2021
July 17, 2021 June 18, 2021 *Check available subjects for these dates

Here is the address for ROTC Programs resource at University HQ


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What’s the real cost of college?
How to save, plan, and pay.
What’s the real cost of college?
How to save, plan, and pay.

Paying for college doesn’t have to be overwhelming. If college is in your student’s future, you’ll want them to join this webinar during which we’ll show you and your students how to create a workable plan, that’s also responsible.

Let your students and families know that they can register for a free webinar to learn more. Please send them the information below:

Register now for a free webinar:
What’s the real cost of college? How to save, plan, and pay.

Wednesday, December 9 | 1-2pm ET Register Now
Thursday, December 10 | 8-9pm ET   Register Now

During this webinar, we’ll cover:

Saving for college – it is never too late!
How to select a college and how much it will cost
FAFSA - what, why and how
Understanding a financial aid offer
How to find and apply for scholarships and grants – FREE $$$
Education loan options
Free tools and resources to make the process easier

Space is limited, so please register early!

Plus, check out the Paying for College Resource for more ways to help students and families pay for college, including helpful guides, free tools, and a video series.

Thanks for all you do to make college happen!

Sallie Mae School Assist Team

PS: Make sure to connect with us on FacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn for sharable content that you can use to help students as they build their prosperous futures!

Borrow responsibly
We encourage students and families to start with savings, grants, scholarships, and federal student loans to pay for college. Students and families should evaluate all anticipated monthly loan payments, and how much the student expects to earn in the future, before considering a private student loan.


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 Best Colleges resource

Check out the Best Colleges in Oklahoma: is an online video platform that’s designed to help high school students better explore college options. The site provides 12,000+ authentic, unscripted videos created by current students at hundreds of colleges/universities around the country. 

Here is a website for practice SAT

Oklahoma's Promise offers qualified Oklahoma students the opportunity to earn a scholarship for college tuition at an Oklahoma career tech, two-year college or four-year university.

Who is qualified?

  • Must be an Oklahoma resident.
  • Must be enrolled in 8th-10th grade.
  • Parents' annual federal adjusted gross income must not exceed $55,000.

This can be a tough time of year for some people. Finals, colder weather, longer nights, holiday stressors and not everyone is looking forward to Christmas.
Did you know that if you text HOME to 741741 when you are feeling anxious, depressed, struggling with big feelings or suicidal, a crisis worker will text you back immediately and continue to text with you. 
Many people don’t like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It's a FREE service to ANYONE - teens, adults, etc. - who lives in the U.S. It's run by The Crisis Text Line.


Pharmacy Early Assurance Program Deadline is March 1st! 


The Pharm.D. Early Assurance Program (PEAP) provides a path for those high school students who are highly motivated toward the pharmacy profession and are focused, committed, and determined to achieve their goal in the quickest 
way possible.  Accepted students into this program will be on track to earn their Doctorate of Pharmacy in six years or less and does not require completion of a bachelor’s degree. Once accepted into the program, they will receive continuous academic advising from the Director of Admissions, complete Pharmacy Shadowing Experiences, participate in Community Service Projects and attend Summer Leadership Seminars to prepare them for entering into Pharmacy School

Please share this email with any of your students who you feel may be interested in pursuing their Pharmacy Degree! 

Apply Now
The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy is ranked among the top 25 programs in the country. One of the reasons why is that we offer unlimited opportunities in pharmacy for our students to explore. Students have the option to select a degree option or a specialty track during their Pharm.D Degree. Learn more about these options below: 
Pediatric Pharmacy
Nuclear Pharmacy
Ambulatory Care
Learn More!

Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program


Oklahoma City University

Computer Science Fellows Program

The Computer Science Fellows Program is a prestigious opportunity for select, high-achieving, first-time, full-time freshmen entering the B.S., Computer Science program at Oklahoma City University as a direct high school matriculate. This unique program offers an up to full-tuition scholarship opportunity for four years (eight semesters) of study at OKCU.

  • Fall admission only. 
  • University admission application
  • Scholarship application. 
  • Student essay.


  • First-time, full-time domestic freshman (direct high school matriculate). 
  • FAFSA submission required.
  • ACT Score ≥ 26 (or SAT equivalent). 
  • Cumulative high school GPA ≥ 3.60. 
  • B.S., Computer Science majors only. 
  • Four-year (eight semesters) graduation from the B.S., Computer Science program is expected. 



Rick Woodard Director, Community Learning Center
6420 S.E. 15th Street | Midwest City, OK 73110-2799 | p: 405.733.7392 | e:

 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.



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.