Scholarships

Scholarship funds at TCF annually provide approximately $20 million in educational aid for students at institutions of higher learning.  Each donor or group of donors determines the conditions for which the scholarships are awarded. The diversity of eligibility criteria reflects the variety of donor motivations to create or support scholarship funds.


Current Scholarship Funds

Please review available scholarship opportunities below.  Basic qualifications and application dates for each program are included.   Please click on the scholarship name to review further criteria and access the application (when available).

Bill Lay Memorial Scholarship

  • Available to a male or female student pursuing an engineering degree from Oral Roberts University (ORU) in Tulsa, OK.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: March 12th – April 15th

Central States Manufacturing Scholarship

  • Available to dependents of regular full-time Central States employees.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: February 15th – April 15th


Dan Stamper Scholarship

  • Available for graduating seniors from Grove High School, in Grove, OK.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: TBA

The Delores and Jerry Etter Scholarship

  • Available for graduating seniors from Shidler High School in Shidler, OK.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: January 25th– April 15th 


Don and Pam Sherrer Scholarship

  • Available for graduating seniors from Balko High School, in Balko, OK.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: March 12th – April 15th

Ed and Linda Berger Scholarship

  • Available for graduating seniors from Tulsa Public Schools with one or both parents or step-parents who are or have been incarcerated.
  • 2022 Application Deadline: April 15th

Festival Americas Scholarship

  • Available for students attending post-secondary educational institutions with a preference given to students of Hispanic heritage pursuing undergraduate degrees.
  • 2022 Application Deadline: April 15th

Folds of Honor Foundation Scholarship

  • Available for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving in the United States armed forces.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: February 1st – March 31st
  • To review additional information, please visit the Folds of Honor website.

John Hope Franklin-ONEOK-Epsilon Iota Boule Scholarship

  • Awards educational opportunities through scholarship and mentorship for racial and ethnic minority high school students from the Greater Tulsa Area seeking to attend institutions of higher learning.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: January 25th – April 15th

Jon P Nelson Scholarship

  • Available for students who have graduated from an Oklahoma high school and officially declared an engineering major with an energy focus.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: January 25th – April 15th

Jordan Winkler Memorial Scholarship

  • Accepts nominations from faculty and coaches for a wrestler on the Union Public High School wrestling team who demonstrates leadership, citizenship, a strong work ethic, and determination.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: TBA

Knowledge is Golden Scholarship

  • Available for current and past residents of Clearview, OK, including all descendants and past graduates of Clearview High School.
  • 2022 Application Deadline: April 15th

Laura C. Stauffer Scholarship

  • Available for University of Tulsa graduate students pursuing a Master of Arts in Museum Science and Management and University of Oklahoma graduate or Ph.D. students in the School of Art and Art History.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: TBA

Linda Grantham and Jerry Harlan Scholarship

  • Available to current seniors at Blackwell High School in Blackwell, OK.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: TBA

Murphy Family Scholarship Fund for Teachers

  • Available to current teachers or teacher aides at a Diocese of Tulsa Catholic School in pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree in education or a related field.
  • 2022 Application Deadline: April 30th

My Dream Scholarship

  • Available for incoming freshman at Tulsa Community College (TCC) who are not eligible for other forms of financial assistance.
  • 2022 Application Deadline: May 14th

The Panny McElroy Distributor Scholarship (Academic & Vocational)

  • Available to eligible dependents of full-time employees of McElroy Manufacturing, Inc. or its eligible distributors.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: December 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022.
    • 1. The Panny McElroy Distributor Vocational Scholarship offers financial assistance for students to pursue a degree or certificate from accredited technical, vocational or trade schools worldwide.Applicants may be recent high school graduates or current members of the workforce seeking a degree or certificate from an accredited technical, vocational or trade school.
    • 2. The Panny McElroy Distributor Academic Scholarship offers financial assistance for students to pursue studies at accredited colleges and universities worldwide.Students from all majors and academic levels – including incoming freshmen, undergraduates and graduate students – are encouraged to apply.

RAE Family Foundation Education Scholarship

  • Available to children of active, full-time employees of RAE Corporation who have been employed by the company for a minimum of two consecutive years, or individuals that have participated in the RAE internship program.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: March 1st – April 15th

Richie’s Spirit Foundation Scholarship

  • Awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, character, and initiative in school and community affairs.
  • 2022 Application Deadline: February 1
  • To learn more, please visit the Richie’s Spirit Foundation website.

Sam Viersen Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Available for high school seniors graduating from a high school in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma.
  • 2022 Application Deadline: April 15th

Southern Hills Country Club Employee Scholarship Program

  • Available for individuals who are current full or part-time employees of Southern Hills Country Club (SHCC) or are natural or adopted children of current full or part-time SHCC employees.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: March 17 – April 15

Terry Hessong Memorial Scholarship

  • Available for students graduating from high school in Nowata County, Oklahoma.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: March 1st – April 15th

Tulsa Girls Art School Scholarship

  • Available for students who have been successful in the Tulsa Girls Art School Program and are graduating from high school.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: TBA

Tulsa State Fair Junior Livestock Auction Scholarship

  • Available for graduating seniors who have shown livestock at the Tulsa State Fair.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: December 15th – March 1st

Women Empowered Through Education

  • Available as a resource to encourage women to return to college with particular focus on women who have endured difficult circumstances but have a willingness to better their situation through education.
  • 2022 Application Cycle: TBA