How to Apply for a Scholarship

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Visual of OCCF Logo coming up over background of OKC Skyline.

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Sophie Graham on Camera walking in front of brick building.
Sophie: Hey everyone, I never thought I'd be able to attend college, but when a friend told me about the exciting opportunities and scholarships offered through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, I knew I had to apply and check it out.

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Visual Sophie now sitting on steps near a brick building sitting down working on her laptop.
Sophie: When I checked out the website, my mind was blown. There are so many scholarships that I could apply for. Oklahoma City Community Foundation offers…

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Visual of $2.5 Million in Scholarships.
Sophie Voice: 2.5 million dollars in scholarships every year to students just like you and me.

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Visual of Sophie back on camera.
Sophie: All you have to do is apply.

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Visual Graphic lap-top: Visit occf.academicworks.com. Scholarships available to high school students, college students, and non-traditional students.
Sophie Voice: First thing you do is visit occf.academicworks.com. Click on the sign- up button in the right- hand corner to create an account.

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Visual of both split-screen with graphic of computer screen and words on screen that reads: Use 12 characters. 1 number. 1 Uppercase ltter. 1 Lowercase letter. 1 Special Character.
Sophie Voice: Make sure you come up with a unique password. You will see a green checkmark once you've entered your password successfully.

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Visual of Close-up laptop screen with email highlighted on screen.
Sophie Voice: You will receive an email from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation that will prompt you to the next step of the process.

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Visual of graphics on screen General Application.
Sophie Voice: Called the general application

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Visual of phone with messages as junk is highlighted. Graphics on screen: If you cannot locate: Check your spam or junk folder.
Sophie Voice: Check your email spam or junk folder for this email. This is basically your student profile.

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Visual graphic of laptop highlighting specific scholarships.

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Visual holds.
Sophie Voice: Now you can apply for all of the scholarships recommended for you.

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Visual of magnifying glass hovering over various scholarship listings on the laptop that highlights certain ones.
Sophie Voice: Based on the information you've already submitted, we will be able to show you the scholarships you qualify for.

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Visual of arrow pointing to Apply button on home-screen of laptop. Graphics: Apply for Scholarships recommended for you.
Sophie Voice: Click on the apply button for all of the scholarships for which you qualify.

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Visual of laptop home-screen with OCCF logo and graphics: Thank You. Your applications have been submitted.
Sophie Voice: Once you've completed this portion, hit submit.

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Visual of graphics on screen: Manage your references.
Sophie Voice: to manage your references.

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Visual of reference letters with graphics: Submit at least one letter of recommendation.
Sophie: You are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation as part of the process.

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Visual of letter being uploaded onto laptop screen.
Sophie Voice: Be sure to remind your references to upload their letters.

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Visual of laptop screen with graphics: OCCF Logo. Upload Successful with green check mark.
Sophie: If they cannot send them electronically,

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Visual of letter going into mailbox with address: P.O Box 1146 Oklahoma City, OK. 73101-1146.
Sophie Voice: They can mail a hard copy to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

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Visual of clock with hands turning. Graphics: All information must be received prior to the application deadline.
Sophie Voice: It's important that all information must be received prior to the application deadline.

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Visual of laptop opened up to Student profile. Graphics: Check your profile regularly. occf.academics.com.
Sophie Voice: Remember to check your profile regularly.

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Visual of OCCF Logo over city skyline. Graphics: Scholarships@occf.org 405-235-5603 P.O. Box 1146 Oklahoma City, Ok. 73101-1146
Sophie Voice: I know if might seem like a lot of work at first, but believe me it's well worth it. If you have any questions, just contact us at the address on the screen.

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Visual of Sophie on screen.
Sophie: Good luck, and you could be the next OCCF scholarship recipient.

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Visual of full screen OCCF Logo. Graphics: OCCF Logo. Scholarships@occf.org 405-235-5603
P.O. Box 1146, Oklahoma City, OK. 73101-1146