FAQs & Resources

Top Three Questions We Hear

When Will You Send My Scholarship Payment?

We begin sending scholarship payments July 15 for the fall semester and December 15 for the spring semester. We process scholarship payments after we receive your verification of enrollment. Please allow four weeks after submitting your verification of enrollment to receive the scholarship payment.

Note: Many schools wait until after add/drop to apply scholarship funds to your account.

Where Will You Send My Scholarship?

We send scholarship payments to the college or university listed on your verification of enrollment form.

What if I Change Colleges and You Already Sent the Check to My Previous School?

Contact your previous school’s bursar’s office immediately and have them return the check to OCCF. We cannot process a check to your new school until we receive the funds from your previous school AND a new verification of enrollment form from you.

More Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend an Oklahoma college?
No, you may attend academically accredited, not-for-profit institutions or technical/trade schools in the United States unless otherwise specified in a specific scholarship description.
Can I apply for a scholarship if I don’t know where I’ll be going to school?

Yes. You can still apply for most scholarships at the Community Foundation even if you don’t know which school you will attend.

I don’t have the best grades. Can I still be considered for a scholarship?
Yes. Some of the scholarships take grades into consideration, but other scholarships emphasize alternate areas of performance such as leadership, community service and other extra-curricular activities.
I’m planning to go to trade school, not college. Can I still apply for a scholarship?

Yes. We have several scholarships for students planning to attend a technical school, trade school or participate in an apprenticeship.

I don’t live in Oklahoma. Can I apply for scholarships through OCCF?
In most cases, our scholarships are only open to Oklahoma residents, but there are a few exceptions, so be sure to read the eligibility requirements.

Teacher & Counselor Resources

Looking for help on our new Scholarship Manager system? Check out the Applicant Tutorial!

Still Have Questions? We’d Love to Help!

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Michelle Wallace

Scholarship Programs Specialist

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Wanda Minter

Scholarship Programs Manager

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Rick Fernandez

Scholarship Programs Manager

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Jessica Schwager

Director, Scholarship Programs