How To Apply

Eligibility Requirements

An applicant for an Oklahoma Single Parent Scholarship must

  1. Be a resident of Oklahoma
  2. Be the primary custodial parent of at least one child under the age of 18 at the start of the academic year and caring for the child(ren) without the assistance of another parent in the home.
  3. Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant
  4. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  5. Take a minimum of 12 credit hours unless enrolled in an approved full-time nursing program where they are in good standing
  6. Not hold a Bachelor’s degree. Applicants who hold a professional certification or an associate’s degree will only be considered eligible if they are pursuing a degree at the next level.
  7. Must be living at or near the poverty level (200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines) and submit proof of financial need (most recent federal tax return).

FAQs

Check out some of our frequently asked questions to learn more about our scholarship.

Who is Eligible?
  • Any single parent (female or male) who has custody of a minor child or children
  • Enrolled at OCCC full time
  • Has a cumulative 2.5 GPA
Full time?

Yes, at least 12 hours. For nursing students, full time is 9 hours. There are no other exceptions.

Do I have to have applied for financial aid?

Yes. You must have a completed FAFSA and a copy of your latest income tax return.

What’s the Scholarship?

$1000 per semester

May I reapply?

Yes! The scholarship is given out every fall and spring semester.

What’s the Catch?

We ask you to touch base with a mentor once per month and attend our scholarship ceremony