FAQs & Resources
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We’re Here to Help
Applying for scholarships doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ve compiled some of our most frequently asked questions below to make navigating the process a little easier. Not finding what you’re looking for?
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Meet our Scholarship Team: Rick Fernandez, Wanda Minter, Jess Schwager and Michelle Wallace.
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?
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?
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.