Jonas & Mary Beatrice House Scholarship


  • Applicants must be graduating seniors from Douglass High School (Oklahoma City).
  • Applicants must be African American.
  • Unweighted GPA greater than or equal to 3.0.

Financial need may be considered in the event of a tie.

The Jonas & Mary Beatrice House Scholarship is a one-time award. Recipients must attend any academically accredited two-year or four-year not-for-profit college or university in the United States. Funds may be used for tuition, fees and book expenses; payments are made directly to the school. No more than six credit hours may be completed online each semester.

The Jonas & Mary Beatrice House Scholarship fund was established to encourage graduating seniors from Douglass High School to pursue post-secondary education degree programs within the United States. This is an endowed scholarship fund of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please write a brief essay about your community service, specifically as it relates to the African American community. You may choose to response to one or more of the following prompts: Which community service activity has meant the most to you? Who have you helped and in what way? What types of skills have you used or developed through your community service? How has your community service experience made you think differently about others or yourself? How has your community service influenced your plans for college or work in the future? (Please limit to 500 words.)
  2. Did you submit your household's FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) for the coming year when you completed the General Application? (NOTE: If you answered "no,” please know that financial need may be considered for this scholarship. To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to return to the General Application and attach a FAFSA or a 1040 if you cannot complete the FAFSA.) If you cannot complete the FAFSA, please indicate your financial circumstances on your General Application under the particular circumstances question.