Kirschner Scholarship Program

The Kirschner Scholarship Program is available to students who meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

  • Students who have lost both of their parents
  • Students living independently from their parents (examples: emergency or transitional housing, hotel/motel, vehicle, park, campground, alone or without an adult caregiver, etc.)
  • Students currently living in foster care
  • Students who qualify under the McKinney-Vento Act

Additionally, applicants must be Oklahoma graduating high school seniors, students who have obtained a GED, or current college students (under the age of 25 at the time of application). Please complete the General Application and essays to qualify. If you need any assistance with your materials, please contact

This scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books, equipment and/or supplies, or room and board at any four-year or two-year college, vocational and technical school, or trade school in the United States.

The award amount varies and has a reapplication process. Students must have a collegiate GPA ≥ 2.0 to be eligible for renewal.

The Kirschner Trusts provide scholarship support to students, as well as funding for Jewish education and culture, educational opportunities for youth, and Eastern Oklahoma Charitable Organizations. To learn more about the Kirschner family and their program, please visit:

Supplemental Questions
  1. The Kirschner Scholarship Program was created to assist students who have lost their parents and/or are experiencing homelessness, living independently, living in foster care, or living in temporary housing, or who qualify under the McKinney Vento Act. Please read the full scholarship description to see if you qualify. Do you qualify for the Kirschner Scholarship Program based on the requirements?
  2. If you meet the qualifications for this scholarship, please describe your unique situation.