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2020 Oklahoma Scholarship Competition

Registration for the 2020 Oklahoma Scholarship Competition is now open.

  • The deadline for registration is Friday, March 13th at 5:00 PM.
  • The Oklahoma Scholarship Competition ONLINE EXAM date is Saturday, March 28th.
  • Awards will be distributed at the Scholarship Awards Assembly on Thursday, April 30th, at 1:30 P.M.at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum.

Each year, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame makes available cash scholarships and tuition grants to high school students who have studied Oklahoma’s history and heritage. Through the Oklahoma Scholarship Competition, students in grades 9 through 12 test their knowledge on Oklahoma history, geography, and its people.

Students compete for scholarships in the county in which they attend school. Those with high scores in each county receive a minimum of a $1,000 cash scholarship or tuition grant to an Oklahoma college or university. Each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties has at least eight scholarships available. Scholarships are made possible through generous donations by individuals, corporations, and Oklahoma colleges and universities.

The 2020 Oklahoma Scholarship Competition will be administered online, allowing more students access to the opportunity.

All students must be pre-registered to participate and will be provided a password unique to them to access the online testing site on March 28. There will be a one-hour time limit on the examination and guidelines for participating students will be provided with confirmations sent in March.

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$6,000 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship

The 2020 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship application process will open in June 2020 and will close in September 2020. Please check back to view and download the nomination form.

First Awarded in 2011, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum award one Oklahoma high school senior the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship. The $6,000 scholarship, which is dispersed to the winning student over four years, is based on the student’s leadership roles, civic/community involvement, academic achievement and knowledge and pride of our great state. Students must commit to attending an Oklahoma college or university to be considered. Students must be nominated for this scholarship by teachers, administrators or any other adult not related to the student.

Personal donations from Oklahoma Hall of Fame members from across the years made the $6,000 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship possible. A committee of Oklahoma Hall of Fame members participate in the selection of the scholarship recipient.

The 2019 recipient, Madison Stephens from Weatherford High School, was selected out of 95 applicants from 69 high schools in 40 counties around the state. Madison will be attending Oklahoma Christian University in fall 2020 and is pictured here with Oklahoma Governor Bill Anoatubby and Oklahoma Hall of Fame President, Shannon L. Rich.

View the impact of Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarships!

For more information about our scholarship opportunities or to donate to our scholarship program, contact Gini Moore Campbell at 405.523.3202 or