The Oklahoma Heritage Association’s Scholarship Compe­tition provides an opportunity for Oklaho­ma high school students to earn cash schol­arships and tuition grants for college. With more than $500,000 available to students statewide, the association offers $1,000 in cash or grants to students in each county who earn high scores on an Oklahoma his­tory and geography examination. Each county has at least four grants available.


The Oklahoma Heritage Association’s Scholarship Compe­tition provides an opportunity for Oklaho­ma high school students to earn cash schol­arships and tuition grants for college. With more than $500,000 available to students statewide, the association offers $1,000 in cash or grants to students in each county who earn high scores on an Oklahoma his­tory and geography examination. Each county has at least four grants available.

Individual donors and Oklahoma colleg­es and universities provide the cash schol­arships and tuition grants in the counties of their choice. Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma Christian University, Bacone College and the University of Science and Arts have made tuition grants available in all 77 counties.

The test will be given on Saturday, April 24 at 16 locations across the state. Stu­dents in grades nine through 12 are eligi­ble to take the exam, and all students must pre-register by April 16.

In addition to the Oklahoma Heritage Scholarship Competition, the Oklahoma Heritage Association offers the four-year, $10,000 John W. and Mary D. Nichols Scholarship. The Nichols scholarship is given to a high school senior who has not only demonstrated that he or she has paid attention in Oklahoma history classes, but also excelled in academics, citizenship and leadership. The student must commit to at­tend college in Oklahoma. Students must be nominated for the scholarship by an adult, and the deadline is Friday, March 5.

To see a list of scholarships available in each county, to register for the test, to download a study guide or to download the Nichols Scholarship nomination form, visit www.oklahomaheritage.com or call (405) 235-4458.

For information, call Gini Moore Camp­bell, director of publications and education, (405) 523-3202.