Scholarship Instructions

“To Recruit and Retain Teaching Professionals in the Oklahoma CareerTech System reflective of the diverse populations we serve.” 
Scholarship Awards 
$500/semester up to $1,500/year (August 1, 2018-July 31, 2019)  
Dissemination of Scholarship Funds 
Scholarship funds will be issued to the applicable postsecondary institution in the name of the scholarship recipient when proof of enrollment and GPA is verified.  
Applicant Qualifications: 
  1. Applicants must either be (1) an incumbent CareerTech teacher, working toward a CareerTech teaching credential or certification and have an approved Plan of Study with an approved institution of higher education, or (2) be a college junior or senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree to become a certified CareerTech teacher and have an approved Plan of Study with an approved institution of higher education.  
  2. Enrolled in three or more credit hours 
  3. Must be an Oklahoma resident attending an Oklahoma postsecondary institution.  
  4. Must maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

 Application Submission Deadline:  Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2018. 
Interested students are urged to apply as early as possible. If additional information is needed, please contact LaMecia Stidham, Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation, at (405) 743-5115 or email  

Common application errors that delay the award process include:

  1. Submitting incorrect student identification number.
  2. Selecting the wrong college or university. For example, Oklahoma State University has many sites--make sure you choose the location you are attending. OSU-Tulsa applicants should select Oklahoma State University as their site. If you are taking classes at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, select that name as your site rather than the University of Oklahoma. Submitting incorrect student identification number.
  3. Failure to upload requested documentation may result in the rejection of your application, even if you are otherwise qualified.
You will need all of the information listed below to complete this application. If you do not have it, stop now and wait until you have the information available.
  1. Student ID
  2. One-Page Essay (approximately, 500 words)
  3. Signed verification of educational intent
  4. Two letters of reference
  5. Proof of an approved Plan of Study leading to a certified CareerTech teaching credential from an approved institution of higher education
  6. Transcript
Your responses are recorded as you type them. When you complete the application, a page will appear thanking you for applying for the scholarship. Print the page that pops up for documentation of your application.