Scholarship Application Process


  • Documented financial need
  • Permanent residence in Tulsa, Creek, Osage, Okmulgee, Pawnee, Rogers, Wagoner, and Washington Counties

  • Students must have a cumulative 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale upon submission of their application
  • Official high school transcript demonstrating a 3.5 GPA on 4.0 scale – weighted or unweighted
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • Letter(s) of acceptance from the college or university of choice
  • A well-defined motivation to pursue higher education

Submission Process

  • A hard-copy of the Application is available from your high school counselors or download and print the form using the “Download Application” button below
  • Consult the Application Checklist and Scholarship Application Process posted on this website prior to submission
  • Email the COMPLETED application to indicating scholarship preference (General or Anna Goodwin Benn Memorial)
  • All application emails MUST include the completed application form and all documents listed under the Checklist below
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE:  ALL eligible applications must be received via email by 5pm on MARCH 17, 2023


  • A Completed 2023 Scholarship Application
  • Personal Photo – Color headshot preferable
  • 750 Word Essay attesting to applicant’s merit and qualifications
  • Three Reference Letters (non-relatives) – must include applicant’s name
  • Official High School Transcript – must include SAT or ACT Scores
  • Copy of College Acceptance Letter(s)
  • Complete Copy of Parent’s or Guardian’s 2023 Income Tax Return – (Usually 1040 or 1040A forms)
  • Complete Copy of Applicant’s 2023 Income Tax Return – if applicant was employed  (Usually 1040 or 1040A forms)
  • Copy of ALL W2 Forms (if taxes were self-prepared)
  • Copies of ALL related income tax return schedules
  • Signature of parent(s) or guardian(s) on ALL income tax forms
  • Tax preparer’s signature on income tax forms and name of his/her firm (if professionally prepared)

Selection Process

All submitted applications are thoroughly reviewed with the semifinalists being identified for a personal interview with the Foundation’s Board of Directors who will determine that year’s recipients. Students selected as Simon Estes Scholars may attend any accredited college or university of their choice on a full-time basis, without restriction to course of study. There is no requirement to major in music.

For Students Pursuing Law Degree

Anna was a member of the Foundation’s Scholar Selection Committee which is responsible for reviewing submitted applications. This scholarship is named in her honor because of her zealous commitment to supporting educational opportunities for the youth in Tulsa.