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Carmella McFarland 


918-489-5587 ext 5



Seniors, there is a scholarship opportunity available in memory of Ms. Evertson, a graduate and long time educator at Gore Schools.  Interested seniors must turn in a biography and details about your future education plans and how the scholarship will benefit you in post secondary education.  These must be turned in to Mrs. McFarland by March 31st.



Attention!!! the Cherokee Nation scholarship applications are open today, March 1, 2021 and the deadline is June 15, 2021 at 11:59pm CST for Fall 2021/Spring 2022.  Scholarships available will be for Concurrent Enrollment (HS Jr. & Sr.), Cherokee Nation Valedictorian/Salutatorian (HS Seniors only, deadline March 31, 2021 @11:59pm CST), Undergraduate (Associates of Arts or Science, AAS in Nursing only, & Bachelor degrees) and Graduate (Master's or Doctorate) scholarships. You will need a copy of your transcript and Student Aid Report from your FAFSA to apply.  Have all documents uploaded and ready.  The application must be completed in one sitting.   Apply online at https://scholarships.cherokee.org/ 



We are excited to share that Oklahoma State University (OSU) in partnership with Northeastern Oklahoma Agriculture and Mechanical College (NEO) are collaborating to provide scholarship and support opportunities for Native American high school students. OSU and NEO received two grants that will provide support for nine students to earn an Associate’s degree at NEO and continue with a seamless transfer to OSU to complete their dual Bachelor’s degrees, one in Entomology and one in Plant and Soil Sciences. This means each scholar will earn three degrees in four years and will obtain the education necessary to become leaders in food production and sustainability.         

The overarching goals of the project(s) are to increase opportunities for Native American students to become skilled individuals who will contribute to tribal food sustainability and food sovereignty.

Program Highlights:    

●      Start Fall 2021 with completion in Spring 2025

●      >$30,000 in scholarships per scholar

●      Paid summer internships to provide hands -on experiences

●      Cohort of nine students progressing through this experience together

●      Opportunities to perform research at NEO and OSU

●      Senior year travel experience

●      Faculty and Student mentors 

●      Many career path options, from a soil conservationist to a medical doctor

o       https://go.okstate.edu/undergraduate-academics/majors/entomology.html

o       https://go.okstate.edu/undergraduate-academics/majors/plant-and-soil-sciences.html

Thank you for helping us to promote this opportunity. We hope that you are able to share it with other guidance counselors, teachers, parents, guardians and students.

The deadline to apply is May 2. For more information and to apply please contact:

Alisen Anderson, alisen@neo.edu 918-540-6273

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Agriculture

Dr. Brian Arnall, b.arnall@okstate.edu 405-744-1722

Oklahoma State University, Plant and Soil Sciences

Dr. Wyatt Hoback, whoback@okstate.edu 405-744-9403

Oklahoma State University, Entomology and Plant Pathology           


Cherokee Nation Foundation is offering a free virtual ACT Boot Camp on Saturday, March 27, for Native American students preparing for the national exam. The course begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs through 12:30 p.m. Deadline for registration is Feb. 26 and books will be mailed directly to participating students.

The application is online and can be found at https://www.cherokeenationfoundation.org/college-prep/virtual-boot-camp 


The Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corp (ORRC) scholarship program continues to offer scholarships to Oklahoma High School seniors to attend college or tech school in Oklahoma.  The application can be found at http://www/orrcinc.com/.  Applications are due by April 1st and may be mailed to:
USDA/Farm Service Agency
Cherokee County
918 W Choctaw St., Ste 3
Tahlequah, OK  74464




Lockheed Martin Scholarship Opportunity
There are 200 Renewable $10,000 Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarships Available for High School Students! Awards are open to individuals that will be studying eligible engineering or computer science majors, who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. 
Please spread the word about this great scholarship opportunity to your students! 
Applicants must: 
  • Be U.S. Citizens 
  • Be high school seniors, freshman or sophomore undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 
  • Be majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics  
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the upcoming academic year 
  • Demonstrate financial need 
  • Be willing to consider internship opportunities with Lockheed Martin  
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2021 3:00 pm CT
Gore High School is offering a free ACT for Seniors March 2, 2021 at the high school.  Students with accommodations will test on March 3, 2021.    Email Mrs. McFarland  at murrayc@gorepublicschools.org before January 27th stating whether you will or will not be taking the exam.  You will need to be here at 8:00 a.m. in Coach Tidwell's computer lab on your test date to take the exam. 
Great news!
If you or your students missed out on NSU Senior Day 2020, we are now offering two more options!
Admissions and recruitment is presenting ANOTHER virtual Senior Day and ANOTHER in-person Senior Day. 
Attendees must register using the links below. They will also receive an ADMISSION FEE WAIVER that will allow them to apply to the university for FREE as long as they complete it that day. 
This is an awesome opportunity that NSU has never offered before. We are doing this so every student has the chance to apply! 
I hope you all join us as we ROCK THE HAWK!





National Honor Society students, please log in to the website below and create a student account.  The scholarship available to NHS seniors opens tomorrow and you do not want to miss out on this opportunity!  If you have questions, contact Mrs. McFarland at murrayc@gorepublicschools.org.  


Due Nov. 20: 2020-21 U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program

The 59th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, awards two student leaders from each state and the District of Columbia a week in Washington, D.C. to experience their national government in action. Delegates hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of federal agencies. Delegates will also participate in a meeting with a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Each delegate is awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies.

The competition is limited to juniors and seniors who are currently serving in any of the following student government offices:

  • Student body president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer
  • Class president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer
  • Student Council representative
  • National Honor Society officer
  • Student representative elected or appointed to a district, regional or state-level civic or educational organization

If students are unable to hold leadership positions this year due to the pandemic, they can submit the position they held during the 2019-2020 academic year. All student leadership qualifying positions are subject to the judgment of the state selection administrator and will be verified and confirmed.

For more information, view the USSYP brochure here.

The USSYP Washington Week will be held online the week of Mar. 14, 2021. The exact timeframe of the program is to be decided.

Access the application here

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Nov. 20.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Finalists will be notified by Dec. 31. Finalists will be required to attend a virtual interview the week of Jan. 11-15, 2021. On the basis of the personal interview, essays, letter of recommendation and application, judges will select two student delegates to represent Oklahoma and a first and second alternate. The two students chosen to represent Oklahoma as delegates and the two students chosen as alternates will be notified by the middle of February.

If you have questions, contact Brenda Beymer-Chapman, Director of Social Studies Education, at brenda.chapman@sde.ok.gov.




Parents of students in 8th - 10th grades may apply for Oklahoma's Promise.  This is a program that pays for college tuition for those who qualify.  DO NOT miss out on this opportunity.  Applying is easy!





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SENIORS:  The FAFSA opens October 1st!  Go to www.FAFSA.ed.gov to apply.  Refer to your seniors packets for instructions on applying.  If you still need help, let me know.  I will be more than happy to help you.  APPLY NOW!!!!




Phone: 918-489-5587 ext. 5 Email: Carmella Murray