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2nd LT. Jered Ewy Endowed Memorial Scholarship

To provide scholarships to UCO students who are an honorably discharged veteran, active duty member or current member of the National Guard or Reserves. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.50  
  • Military experience and documentation
  • 60 completed hours at UCO
  • Demonstrated financial need as shown through FAFSA completion
  • Declared major in Forensic Science, Sociology, or Criminal Justice
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Current student who is an honorably discharged veteran, Active Duty member or current member of the National Guard or Reserves. Dsicharged veterans must provide a copy of DD214, all other provide appropriate proof (orders, CAC, etc.)



2nd Lt. Jered Ewy Endowed Military Scholarship

To provide scholarships to a student currently serving in the military or previously enlisted and honorably or medically discharged.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must complete application and transcript
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Student currently serving in the military or student previously enlisted and honorably or medically discharged.



Access Financial Resources Financial Planning Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to Oklahoma residents with a declared Financial Planning minor. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Students must have minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must be currently enrolled at least half-time.
Selection Process
  • Preference goes to Spanish speaking students and/or students pursuing a degree in social work, therapy, or psychology.
Award Requirements
  • Students must be enrolled for the semester the scholarship will be disbursed.



Accounting Dept. Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to declared Accounting majors and students with service to the UCO Accounting Club. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Accounting majors
  • UCO Accounting Club  - service/members



Adam Luke Worden Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of the late Adam Luke Worden who received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with minors in Religious Studies and Philosophy. Adam was known as an outstanding student who loved learning. This is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student in English or Creative Writing.

 Eligibility Requirements
  • Enrolled Bachelor of Arts program in English OR Bachelor of Arts program English-Creating Writing
  • Junior or Senior status
  • Minimum overall 2.5 GPA
  • Full-time student
  • Must provide a statement of financial need
  • Must provide a Creative Writing sample
  • Preference may be given to an applicant pursuing graduate school in a Liberal Arts discipline



Adler-McGurk Family Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to full-time undergraduate students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate
  • Full Time Student
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0

Selection Process
  • Preference is given to declared Accounting majors and students who are also collegiate athletes.



Aerospace Alumni Endowed Scholarship in Engineering Physics

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Engineering and Physics who plan a career in aerospace engineering.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student 
  • Undergraduate student   
  • Engineering and Physics major 
  • Student aspires to a career in aerospace engineering
  • Two faculty recommendations.  



Al McLaughlin Scholarship in Mass Communication

This scholarship was established in honor of the late Al McLaughlin, a former editor with The Oklahoman and Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame inductee. This scholarship recognizes Mass Communication students with preference given to Photographic Arts majors.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Mass Communication major or Photographic Arts minor
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Albert J. Wilhite and Beulah M. Wilhite Scholarship

To provide scholarships to UCO students who are of an American descent, without regard as to tribe

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in 6 hours or more in the upcoming fall semester
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or more
  • Must have completed at least 12 hours at UCO.
  • Must provide CBID information 



Alice Adele Way Endowed Elementary Education Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Education Professional Studies majoring in Elementary Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Junior or senior who is not eligible to graduate at the time selected
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrates financial need
Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipient must write a thank you letter to the scholarship donor



Allen and Ruth Every Scholarship

To provide scholarships to UCO students.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a Piedmont High School (Oklahoma) graduate. 
  • Must have a GPA of at least 2.5;
  • Must have completed at least 12 hours at UCO;
  • Must agree to be enrolled in 6 hours or more in the upcoming fall and spring semesters.
  • UCO faculty member letter of recommendation.
  • List all UCO activities and offices held in each organization, if any.
  • Are you financially responsible for the majority of your living and school expenses and need financial assistance to help fund your college education?
  • Provide a list of all loans, grants, or scholarship you have or will receive this academic school year.
  • Provide a letter explaining your background and what influenced your career choice, special circumstances that would make you worthy of this scholarship.



Allison Martin-Pumphrey Leadership Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarships for students that are full-time, undergraduate student in the upcoming fall semester; 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must have completed 12 hours at UCO 
  • Must have 3.0 cumulative GPA 
  • Significant contributions to the UCO campus through scholarship and leadership.

Awards Requirements
  • The recipient(s) are required to attend the Presidential Partners Luncheon in the upcoming spring semester in order to receive scholarship.



Alpha Gamma Delta Scholarship

To provide scholarships for an active collegiate member of the Epsilon Nu chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta in good standing. 

**If you are NOT an active collegiate member of the EN Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta and in good standing you are not eligible to receive this scholarship.** 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a Junior or Senior in the upcoming fall semester;
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5,
  • Be an undergraduate, full-time student,
  • Be a member of Alpha Gamma Delta in good standing. 



Alumni and Faculty Scholarship for Philosophy

This scholarship provides for Philosophy students who demonstrate high academic promise.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Philosophy major
  • Completed at least 15 credit hours in Philosophy
  • Philosophy GPA will be primary consideration
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Alumni Association Master's Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is available to UCO students who have received their undergraduate degree from UCO and are entering the Masters program to continue their education.  

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 hours;
  • Must have a GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Must be a graduate student or a graduating senior entering the graduate program in the upcoming fall semester at UCO.



Alvin Alcorn Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies at UCO.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Majoring in any field related to College of Education & Professional Studies
  • Demonstrates extraordinary leadership skills 
  • Demonstrates Financial need 
  • Must be enrolled in the required amount of hours in the upcoming academic year

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



American Fidelity and INSURICA Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to declared Insurance & Risk Management majors.

Eligibility Requirements
  • US Citizen
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Insurance & Risk Management majors
Selection Process
  • Preference will be given to Oklahoma residents and incoming sophomores or juniors.



Amy Reynolds-Reed Endowed Scholarship for Dance

This scholarship was established in 2016 to benefit a student in the CFAD Dance Department.   

Eligibility
  • Dance major
  • Full-time undergraduate
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Provide personal statement of 1 page, describing how receiving this scholarship will impact the student's educational goals.  
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Amy Wagner Memorial Scholarship for Reading Specialists

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to graduate students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are pursuing a Masters of Education – Reading Specialist.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate student pursuing their Master's of Education in Reading  
  • Preparing to become a Reading Specialist    
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Endorsed by (3) professors/community references
  • Demonstrates high scholarship (Overall GPA, Content GPA, and Current Coursework GPA will be used to determine)

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 





Angie Debo Award for Scholarship and Civic Engagement

This award recognizes the efforts of Dr. Patti Loughlin to inspire, guide, and mentor students in UCO’s Department of History and Geography. All History and Geography undergraduates are eligible for this award, which focuses on academic excellence in combination with a commitment to the betterment of society.

Eligibility Requirements
  • History or Geography major
  • Undergraduate students
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Faculty recommendation including examples of scholarly activity and civic engagement



ARL/DNA Solutions Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship is for UCO Students pursing a Forensic Science Degree. 


Eligibility Requirements:
  • Student is registered as full time graduate
  • Must be a Forensic Science major
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA



Bank of Oklahoma Scholarship

To provide scholarships for students majoring in Accounting and Finance

Eligibility Requirements: 
  • Full-time undergraduate student (enrolled in 12 hours or more)
  • U.S. citizen
  • Declared Accounting OR Finance major
  • Must have completed 45+ hours at time of application
  • Not graduating prior to Fall 2021
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Preference to be given to students who are active in campus academic activities, the Accounting Club and the Finance Club
  • Preference to be given to students who work during the calendar year or who are active in extracurricular activities on campus
  • Financial need to be considered
  • Applicants who have family members who work at BOK are eligible to apply, but preference not given. 



Barbara Kay Gilmore Endowed Scholarship for Drama in Memory of Russell and Hazel Gilmore

This scholarship was established in 2009 to support the UCO Theatre Arts Department. The scholarship was established and funded by the Russell and Hazel Gilmore Trust in honor of their daughter, the late Barbara Kay Gilmore. Barbara graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma, then known as Central State College, in 1966 with a B.S. in Education and subsequently  taught drama in Kingfisher, Oklahoma until her passing.

Eligibility
  • Theatre performance major
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
  • Completed 30+ hours
Requirements
  • Financial need considered
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Barbara Kay Gilmore Endowed Scholarship for English

These scholarships, established by Hazel Gilmore in honor of UCO alumna Barbara Kay Gilmore, recognizes outstanding full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in English.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment in Bachelor of Arts program in English, English/Creative Writing, English Education, or Master of Arts program in English (any minor)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Completed 60 undergrad credit hours or have attained graduate standing
  • Continuing student in the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Barbara Norman Scholarship

This scholarship provides aid to a graduating senior who is a Mass Communication major in order to purchase clothing for job interviews. Dr. Barbara Norman was a faculty member at UCO for 35 years and served as the chair of the Department of Communication for 23 years.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Mass communications major
  • Graduating senior in the spring that the award is given



Barbara Webster Endowed Scholarship in Political Science

The Barbara Webster Endowed Scholarship in Political Science honors Barbara Webster, a first-generation college student whose political science degree served her over her long career as a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, dance instructor, and arts administrator. The recipient will be a political science major with a GPA of at least 3.0; preference is given to a student with financial need.

Eligibility: 
• Undergraduate student

• Declared Political Science major
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Preference will be given to a student demonstrating financial need


Bernard & Lucille Hall Family Endowed Scholarship

The Bernard & Lucille Hall Family Endowed Scholarship is open to declared PGA Golf Management majors with a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Management major
  • Students must have completed at least one internship within the PGM program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen. 
Selection Process:
  • Financial need to be considered, but not preferred.
  • One facuty recommendation (Please indicate the College of Business faculty member on your application that you wish to have supply a recommendation) 



Betty B. Wetterstrom Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to any major within the College of Education & Professional Studies who is also an Oklahoma resident. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate or graduate student within the College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Must be majoring in one of the following programs: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Bilingual Education/ TESL, Educational Leadership, Library Media Education, Reading or Secondary Education. 
  • Oklahoma resident. 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Biology Department Scholarships and Awards

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Biology.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Biology student
  • Criteria Varies
  • Two faculty Recommendations



BKD, LLP Accounting Education Scholarship

The BKD, LLP Accounting Education Scholarship is open to declared Accounting majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Accounting major
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher



Black and Randolph Families Scholarship in Education

To provide scholarship assistance to any student pursuing a degree in education with the intent to teach.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA  
  • Must have completed 62 hours of credit   
  • Must be enrolled in minimum of 12 hours for each semester award received 
  • Must have completed FAFSA and be Pell Grant eligible  

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Bob Burke Endowed Scholarship in Creative Writing Program

The Bob Burke Endowed Scholarship was established by historian, author, and attorney Bob Burke, to provide financial assistance to students applying to or enrolled in the Master of Arts program in Creative Writing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Enrolled in the Master of Arts program in Creative Writing
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • A letter explaining why the applicant is qualified to pursue this degree program and discuss ways in which pursuing the MFA in Creative Writing would facilitate his/her career plans 
  • Attach a writing sample of approximately 25 pages of a single project
  • Attach a 1 to 2 page statement describing the applicant's reading habits, naming a selection of significant texts that he/she has read recently, and explaining how those texts have influenced his/her understanding of literary art and goals as a writer
  • Must receive three letters of recommendation from faculty



Bob E. Palmer Scholarship for Visual Arts

This scholarship was established in 1996 by the Tom and Marye Kate Aldridge Foundation in honor of Dr. Bob Palmer, renowned muralist and retired UCO professor of art.

Eligibility
  • Art or art education major
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
  • Enrolled in 6 hours of art coursework
  • Demonstrate financial need
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Brad Taylor Professional Sales Scholarship

 
  • Complete the application and provide an official transcript
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Student will enroll the following semester in an upper-level sales class with the intention of completing a professional sales degree. 



Brisch Family Music Outreach Scholarship

This scholarship was generously established in 2007 by Dr. Margaret Brisch in honor of her late husband, Dr. Hans Brisch, the fourth chancellor for the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. A highly regarded educator herself, Margaret is a devoted supporter of our School of Music and is passionate about music outreach as a vital aspect of learning. This scholarship provides financial assistance to students within the School of Music who are active participants in the music outreach program.  Dr. Hans Brisch was named the fourth Chancellor for the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education on December 14, 1987. He is known for the courage, vision and strength he brought to the realm of higher education, often referring to his work through visual definition: “A classroom is four walls with a future inside.” As one of Oklahoma’s most respected leaders, he and his team ambitiously carried out the goal of providing higher education opportunities for Oklahomans, serving countless many in the name of “student success.”   

Born in Germany in 1940, Dr. Brisch immigrated to the United States at the age of 17 and completed his high school and college education while supporting himself through work, scholarships and loans. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Park College in Political Science with a minor in chemistry, and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Political Science from the University of Kansas. Academic honors accorded to Hans Brisch include Fulbright-Hays Fellow, University of Alabama Research Grant Award, Venice Seminar Fellow, Public Administrative Fellow, Seminar Fellow – University of Belgrade and NDFL Title VI Fellow.   During his career, Dr. Brisch served as Chancellor for the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Kansas. Early in his career he taught at the University of Alabama, University of Nebraska and Nebraska Wesleyan University and served at the Illinois Board of Higher Education. He also served as the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Executive Assistant to the President, and Associate Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Nebraska, and Chief of Staff for Nebraska Governor Kay Orr.  Dr. Brisch was a member of numerous professional, academic and civic organizations and held positions of active leadership in many of them.  Dr. Brisch passed away February 22, 2006, leaving his wife Margaret, their three children: Ellen, Matthew, and Megan, his grandson Samuel and his sister Gisela Bridge.

Eligibility
  • Any School of Music student
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript
  • Read the biography of Dr. Hans Brisch above and answer these questions in essay form:
    1. How have you helped and/or performed at elementary or secondary schools in the past?
    2. How would receiving this scholarship impact your life as a future musician?
    3. How do you see your involvement in the outreach program influencing students in the chosen schools?
    4. What inspired you to study music?
Responsibilities
  • Recipient required to participate in the music outreach program at least one a month



Brock Warren Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of Brock Warren in his memory. It recognizes Professional Media students who are active in student media, with an interest in political reporting.​
 
  • Professional Media major
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Preference is given to Professional Media students who are active in student media with an interest in political reporting and a love of writing
  • Write a one-page essay demonstrating your fit for the scholarship
  • Financial need will be a consideration



Business Excellence Scholarship (Graduate)

The Business Excellence Scholarship (Graduate) is open to MBA or MSBA graduate students with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.

Eligibility Requirements
  • MBA or MSBA graduate students
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher



Business Excellence Scholarship (Undergraduate)

The Business Excellence Scholarship is open to all undergraduate declared business majors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at the time of application. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduates
  • Declared business majors
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Completed Hrs = 30 HRS



C. Hubert Gragg Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarships to a full-time, undergraduate student who meets the follow criteria: 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA 
  • Must be a sophomore or above

Selection Process
  • All scholarship applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the Foundation Board of Trustees.  
  • Recipient(s) are required to attend the Presidential Partners Luncheon in the upcoming spring semester in order to receive scholarship.



Caffee-Chesebrough Family History Scholarship

Established by Brent and Cheryl Caffee in honor of a family of educators, this scholarship recognizes a UCO student who is a History major and has high academic achievement and strong writing skills.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Full-time undergraduate enrolled for semester received
  • Minimum GPA 3.25
  • History major
  • Attach a 10-12 page paper on American History



Captain Zane and Linda Skinner Family Charitable Scholarship for Science

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students with the College of Mathematics and Science.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Majoring in Biology
  • Grade point average of 2.50 or higher.
  • Two faculty recommendations



Carl Breazeale Endowed Scholarship in Industrial Safety

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies pursuing a degree in Industrial Safety.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate student
  • Sophomore or junior status 
  • Major in Industrial Safety or Occupational Safety 
  • Taking at least (6) credit hours
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Active participation in campus activities/organizations or volunteer in the community
  • Demonstrate financial need 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 





Carl Edward Northam Memorial Scholarship for Pre-Med

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Biology, Chemistry or Physics with the intent to continue their education to obtain a medical degree.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Undergraduate student   
  • Biology, Chemistry or Physics major
  • Intent to continue education to obtain a medical degree   
  • 3.5 GPA or above   
  • Two letters of faculty reference/support  



Carl F. Reherman Endowed Scholarship in Political Science

In celebration of Dr. Reherman's 30 years to UCO, not only as a non-traditional student but as a professor and administrator, a scholarship was created in his name. The family wanted to honor Carl and reflect who he was by awarding a Political Science student who is following in his footsteps.

• Political Science major

• Must have completed 60 credit hours
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Undergraduate student                                                                                                                                                

• Preference given to an employed student taking a minimum of 6 hours
• Preference given to veterans, single parents, and/or non-traditional students                                                   
• Must provide a personal statement of 2 pages max explaining employment, background, and life goals including career goals


Carlos P. Evans Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Carlos P. Evans Endowed Scholarship Fund is open to declared Finance majors. Students must submit a personal statement (minimum 400 words) describing academic and career goals. Must have completed 15 hours at time of application. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Must be U.S. citizen and Oklahoma resident. Financial need to be considered.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Finance majors
  • Completed 15 Hrs.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • US Citizen
  • Oklahoma resident
  • Students must submit personal statement (minimum 400 words) describing academic and career goals
Selection Process
  • Financial need to be considered.



Carol Hamilton Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Drs. Stephen and Tamela Hamilton in honor of their mother, UCO alumna and former faculty member Carol Hamilton. The scholarship is awarded to a promising writer in the UCO Master of Arts in Creative Writing program.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Show promise as a Creative Writing student
  • First-year of the UCO Master of Arts in Creative Writing program
  • Continuing student in the fall semester that the scholarship was awarded
  • Attach a 5-10 page creative writing sample



Carrie Cook Hill Endowed Scholarship in Theatre Education

This scholarship was established in 2020 in honor of Professor Carrie Cook Hill.  Scholarship will be awarded to a Sophomore, Junior or Senior Theatre Arts Education major with a 3.0 GPA. Candidates are required to write a 150 word essay.  

Eligibility
  • Theatre Arts Education Major
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • 150 Word Essay - "Why did you choose to be a Theatre Education major?"   
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Central Oklahoma CPCU Scholarship

The Central Oklahoma CPCU Scholarship is open to declared Insurance & Risk Management majors or Insurance minors with the following eligibility requirements. 

Eligibility: 
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Declared Finance-Insurance & Risk Management major OR Insurance minor OR Insurance & Risk Management minor
  • Enrolled in at least 6 hrs.
  • Must have completed 15 hrs. at time of application
  • Member of Actuary, Insurance & Risk Management Club



Charles Pursifull Endowed Scholarship in Accounting

  • Declared Accounting major
  • Service to the Accounting Club
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA



Chef John Bennett Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who is a major in Human Environmental Sciences.

Eligibility Requirements
  • HES Major: Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Management or Family Life Education
  • Undergraduate or Graduate Student
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Must be enrolled in the required amount of hours in the upcoming fall and spring semesters in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 
 


Chemistry Department Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Chemistry.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Chemistry student
  • Criteria Varies
  • Two faculty recommendations



Citizens Bank of Edmond Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Citizens Bank of Edmond Endowed Scholarship Fund is open to full-time undergraduate students with a declared College of Business major. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared College of Business major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Full Time Undergraduate
  • Students should list any group memberships or community activities in their application
Selection Process
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are actively involved in community or campus-based activities and/or groups. 



Clara Kessler and Paul Walters Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors UCO alumna and Eastern Washington University faculty member Clara Kessler, and a former student of hers, Paul Walters. It recognizes an English Education major who intends to teach English.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Enrolled in Bachelor of Arts in Education program in English Education
  • Continuing student in the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Coach Craig McAlister Academic Scholarship

The Coach Craig McAlister Academic Scholarship is offered by the College of Business with preference given to active UCO Hockey players who are sophomores or above in good academic standing. Students must have 30 credit hours completed at the time of application. Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA. Financial need to be considered. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Business majors
  • Preference given to an active UCO Hockey player 
  • Completed HRS = 30 HRS
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Selection Process
  • Financial need to be considered. 



Colton-Shaff Scholarship

The Colton-Shaff Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who have declared Accounting or Finance majors, are enrolled full-time, and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Accounting or Finance majors
  • Undergraduate
  • Enrolled Full Time
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher



CompSource Mutual Endowed Scholarship

The CompSource Mutual Endowed Scholarship is open to declared Insurance & Risk Management majors that meet the following eligibility requirements: 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Insurance & Risk Management majors
  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Must have completed at least 12 hours at the time of application.
  • U.S. citizen.
Selection Process
  • Preference will be given to Oklahoma residents, and incoming sophomores or juniors.  
Award Requirements
  • Once the recipient receives the scholarship he/she will continue to hold the scholarship for a maximum of three years, or until graduation, whichever comes first, provided the following criteria are met: 
  •  1) Student maintains 3.0 cumulative GPA  
  •  2) Student continues to make progress toward a degree in Insurance & Risk Management



Connor Hicks Memorial Endowed Music Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2018 by Ronnie Hicks in honor of his son Connor Hicks. Connor, a songwriter, musician and former ACM@UCO student, passed away unexpectedly in 2017 at the age of 20. He was a member of the Chickasaw Nation and an administrative aide for the Chickasaw Nation Office of Governmental Affairs. Preference will be given to ACM@UCO performance majors and to Native American students, with additional preference given to a Member of the Chickasaw Nation (CDIB card required). Preference is also given to previous recipients.

Eligibility
  • ACM@UCO major
  • Sophomore, junior or senior
  • Enrolled full time (12+ hours undergraduate, 9+ hours graduate)
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript
  • CDIB card (if applicable)
Selection Process
  • Preference given to 1. contemporary music performance major, 2. member of the Chickasaw Nation, 3. Native American student, 4. previous recipients (in that order).



Cora Morton Loafman Scholarship for Human Environmental Sciences

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students who are pursuing their degree within Human Environmental Sciences department.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Pursuing a degree within the Human Environmental Sciences Department at UCO
  • Recipient must be enrolled in the required amount of hours in the upcoming fall and spring semesters in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship.  

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Cully-Peteteketv Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship honors a College of Liberal Arts major whose research, creative, scholarly, and/or service activities promote the resilience of Indigenous, Black, and Latinx communities.

• Declared major in the College of Liberal Arts

• Junior or senior status, or graduate student
• 3.0 GPA or higher (Cumulative)
• Applicant will provide a personal statement that intersects their lived experience with the resilience of Indigenous, Black, and Latinx communities
• Must submit a letter of recommendation by one UCO College of Liberal Arts faculty member
• Must submit a research, creative, scholarly, and/or service artifact that provides evidence of their effort to promote the resilience of Indigenous, Black, and Latinx communities


Cynthia B. Coleman Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Chemistry.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • 2.25 GPA or above   
  • Undergraduate student   
  • Chemistry major 
  • Two faculty recommendations 



Dale McConathy Art Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1992 in honor of UCO alumnus Dale Edward McConathy.

Eligibility 
  • Art major
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5+
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
  • 12+ completed hours at UCO
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Daniel Smith Photography Scholarship

This scholarship was established by former faculty member Karen McGrath, honoring UCO's Director of Photographic Services, Dan Smith, for his contributions to the campus. It provides a scholarship to a Photographic Arts major.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Photography major
  • Junior or Senior status in the fall that the scholarship is disbursed
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled full-time



Danielle Lelene Barnes Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship, established in memory and honor of UCO student Danielle Lelene Barnes, recognizes a student with a minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Eligibility Requirements
  • English major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies major or minor
  • Must submit a writing sample 
  • Preference given to a student who is active in the Association of Women’s Studies Student Organization
  • Preference given to a female, minority student



Darci Oplotnik Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students who have been verified through FAFSA as a former ward of the court

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate student     
  • Student must have completed or is currently enrolled in a core math course     
  • Student must be verified through FAFSA as a former ward of the court     
  • Preference will be given to previous recipients
  • Two faculty recommendations  



David and Kay Bickham Endowed Scholarship

The David and Kay Bickham Scholarship is open to declared College of Business majors. Students must be enrolled full-time, an international student, and have completed at least 30 hours at UCO at the time of application.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared College of Business majors
  • Enrolled Full time
  • International Student
  • Completed at least 30 HRS at UCO



David Henry Memorial Scholarship

The David Henry Memorial Scholarship is open to declared Marketing (Marketing or Professional Selling) majors who are permanent residents of Oklahoma.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Marketing (Marketing or Professional Selling) majors
  • Permanent Oklahoma residents



David Richard Memorial Scholarship

  • Completed qualifying application
  • Current College of Business student
  • MIS major 



Dean's Scholarship Award for the College of Fine Arts and Design

Established in 2007, this scholarship is open to upper-level students of the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design who demonstrate high academic achievement, distinctive artistry and distinguishing leadership and character. This scholarship is considered our highest scholarship honor. Recipient must possess a high level of artistry in your area of discipline and demonstrate leadership, personal achievement, integrity and character.

Eligibility
  • Any CFAD major
  • Cumulative GPA 3.5+
  • Junior, senior or graduate student
  • Enrolled full time (12+ hours undergraduate, 9+ hours graduate)
Requirements
  • Two faculty references
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Debra Papajohn Reed Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2013 to honor the memory of the late Debra Papajohn Reed. Debra earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2008 and subsequently taught courses in the UCO Theatre Arts Department. Debra was a well-known master cosmetologist and makeup artist in both the Lyric Theatre and Civic Theatre communities over the span of a successful, 40-year career.

Eligibility:
  • Theatre or musical theatre major
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5+
  • Sophomore, junior or senior
Requirements:
  • One-page essay about how the role of make-up, hairstyling, costuming, scene design and other technical aspects of theatre impact the quality of a production.  
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Delores Darlene Gage Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a full-time, undergraduate student who demonstrates exceptional commitment to community engagement and has a good standing academically.  

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Complete essay on community engagement
  • Letter of Recommendation 



Delta Dental Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Mathematics and Science.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Open to undergraduate students
  • Completed 45 hours
  • Enrolled Full Time    
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA      
  • Must have a declared the intent to study in the field of Dentistry     
  • Participation in student pre-dental group on campus or participated in community service geared towards dental needs
  • Two faculty recommendations.    

Selection Requirements
  • Priority Consideration will be given to students who have or are currently “shadowing” a dental professional, 
  • The recipient must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor.



Dennis Moutray Scholarship Fund in Business

Qualifications for this award include:
  • Business major 
  • Evidence of financial need as indicated through the application of the FAFSA and as determined by the EFC
  • In good academic standing with the university 
  • 2.0 GPA or higher 



Department of Sociology, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse Studies Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes Sociology, Gerontology, or Substance Abuse Studies students who show passion and commitment to their chosen major as evidenced by strong academic performance.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate majoring in Sociology or graduate majoring in Substance Abuse Studies or Gerontology
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded
  • Must provide a writing sample in the form of a paper done of Sociology-Substance Abuse Studies Coursework



Don Betz Leadership in the Arts Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2007 to honor then provost and former president of the University of Central Oklahoma, Dr. Don Betz. Dr. Betz is an ardent supporter of the arts and was a key advocate for the establishment of a fine arts and design college at Central. Recipients must demonstrate leadership, personal achievement, integrity and character.

Eligibility
  • Any CFAD major
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • Junior, senior or graduate student
  • Enrolled Full-Time (12+ Hours Undergraduate, 9+ Hours Graduate)
Requirements
  • Two faculty references
  • One-page (double-spaced) essay on your philosophy of leadership in the arts.
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Donald R. Moses Memorial Scholarship

The Donald R. Moses Memorial Scholarship is open to any full-time undergraduate or graduate business student with 30 hours of credit or more at the time of application. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate or Graduate business student
  • Completed 30 HRS
Selection Process
  • Preference given to students majoring in Management Information Systems or earning their Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA).
  • Preference given to students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher. 



Donna Nigh Scholarship for Special Education Majors

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to Juniors or Seniors within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in Special Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a Special Education major
  • 2.75 GPA or higher 
  • Enrolled full-time (12 hours or more)
  • Must be a junior or senior for the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
  • 3 junior students awarded and 3 senior students awarded
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Dorothea Meagher Award and Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics with a focus in Mathematics Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Undergraduate or graduate student   
  • Mathematics major  
  • 2.9 GPA or above   
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours per semester   
  • Exhibit financial need   
  • Demonstrate an outstanding academic record
  • Two faculty recommendations



Doug Duke Endowment for Excellence

This scholarship is awarded to honor the late Doug Duke, also known as the guru of speech and debate in Oklahoma, who taught for 38 years at UCO. Duke created a legacy of debate teams that brought home enough trophies to fill a room, including two national championships. This scholarship is provided for meeting the immediate needs of debaters.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Continuing student in fall semester that scholarship is awarded



Douglas R. Getzoff Endowed Theatre Design Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2006 after the passing of theatre professor Douglas R. Getzoff, who taught set and technical design at UCO for 14 years.

Eligibility:
  • Theatre design major
  • Junior or senior
  • Enrolled full time (12+ credit hours)
  • Completed 12+ hours at UCO
Requirements:
  • 500-1000 word essay stating your short-term goals (those while studying at UCO) and long-term goals (those to be achieved upon graduation from UCO). 
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Dr. Beverley Cox Endowed Scholarship for Biology

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Biology.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Majoring in Biology
  • Demonstrate an outstanding academic record (including GPA, university service activities, and student scholarly activities)  
  • Must be completing 75 hours of credit towards degree
  • Two faculty recommendations 
Selection Requirements
  • Preference will be given to current active military or a military veteran with an interest in the healthcare profession.  



Dr. Brett Sharp Scholarship for Public Administration

This scholarship, established by MPA alumnus Kory Atcuson to honor his former Political Science professor, Dr. Brett Sharp, recognizes UCO MPA students for their commitment to academic excellence as well as professional experience.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate Student
  • Minimum part-time graduate status
  • Enrolled for the semester after scholarship is disbursed
  • Master’s in Public Administration major
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Submit an essay between 2 and 3 pages in length on how your academic studies and practical experiences have/will shape you as a Public Administrator



Dr. Carolyn Pool Scholarship in Museum Studies

This scholarship was established by Dr. Patricia Loughlin in memory and honor of Dr. Carolyn Pool, for her work as the Director of Museum Studies. It recognizes a History and Geography student who is active in Museum Studies.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Enrolled at UCO as full-time student
  • History-Museum Studies major
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Dr. Cathy Stults Scholarship in French Studies

This scholarship, established by alumnus Ben Odom, acknowledges the contributions of the late Dr. Stults to the French program at UCO and her exceptional dedication to her students. The French major or minor who receives this award shows strong academic achievement and must be active in support of the French Club or the French-speaking community.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Major or minor in French
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Active in French Club or the French speaking community
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Dr. Charles H. & Larissa McBurney Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who is preparing for a teaching career.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Student preparing for a teaching career
  • Student doing their student teaching when scholarship is awarded,
  • Demonstrates high scholarship (Overall GPA, Content GPA, and PTE GPA will be used to determine)
  • Demonstrates high moral character (participation in campus & community activities)
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Must be enrolled in the required amount of hours in the upcoming fall and spring semesters in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Seniors graduating in December are eligible to receive full scholarship in their last semester
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Dr. Cheng & Feng Research Scholarship

The Dr. Cheng & Feng Research Scholarship is open to full-time students who are declared Management Information Systems majors with demonstrated research and leadership abilities. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Management Information Systems majors
  • Demonstrated research and leadership abilities
  • Full Time students
Selection Process
  • Preference is given to students demonstrating active participation in undergraduate research.



Dr. Cheryl Myers Endowed Scholarship for Interior Design

This scholarship was established in 2012 by Tom and Judy Love in honor of Dr. Cheryl Myers, former program director of the interior design division at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Eligibility
  • Interior Design major
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5+
  • Junior or Senior
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Dr. Chuck Stumbaugh Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. Chuck Stumbaugh Endowed Scholarship is open to declared Accounting majors with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA who have completed 45 or more credit hours at the item of application. 

Eligibility Requirements 
  • Declared Accounting majors
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completed HRS = 45 HRS
  • Students must be active in student life at UCO
  • Able to demonstrate financial need.
Selection Process
  • Working students preferred, but not required.



Dr. Churchill Gender and Sexuality Student Scholarship

This scholarship was founded by Dr. Lindsey Churchill who is also the founding director of the Women's Research Center and the BGLTQ+ Student Center at UCO. It is awarded to an excelling student(s) with a minor or major in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Major or Minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Continuing student for the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Dr. Claude Arnold Scholarship

The Dr. Claude Arnold Scholarship Award is made possible by Dr. Mark Allen Everett; this scholarship honors a student who achieves in the classroom and who shows excellent research ability and potential in their field. The Everett Family Fund was established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation by Dr. Everett, father of Howard Dean Everett.

Must apply through the OCCF website.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be enrolled at the University of Central Oklahoma
  • Must be a Classical Literature and/or English Major; preference may be given to those studying with an emphasis in Old English, Medieval, or Renaissance literature
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA equal to or greater than 3.5 in their English courses, and an overall GPA greater than or equal to 3.0



Dr. Clif' Warren Writers Endowed Scholarship

In memory of Dr. Clif' Warren, this scholarship will benefit deserving students pursuing a master's degree in Creative Writing. Dr. Warren was a former dean of the College of Liberal Arts and professor emeritus of English Literature, Humanities, and Creative Writing at UCO for over 40 years. A distinguished writer, critic, columnist, and television personality, Dr. Warren was a compelling advocate for the arts and intellectual freedom during his career.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum of 6 hours in the Creative Writing master's program
  • Maintain a minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 or undergraduate GPA of 3.5 for students just entering the Creative Writing MA program
  • Proof of Admission into the Creative Writing MA Program
  • Writing Sample of at least 15 pages, not to exceed 20 pages
  • Preference given to previous recipient(s) of the Dr. Clif Warren Writers Endowed Scholarship



Dr. David Hart Endowed Scholarship for Chemistry

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Chemistry.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Chemistry major 
  • 2.25 GPA or above   
  • Undergraduate student 
  • Two faculty recommendations 



Dr. Dean Everett Outstanding English Student Award

This scholarship was made possible by a generous gift from the Michael Adam Everett Memorial Fund and the late Dr. Mark Allen Everett. The Everett Family Fund was established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation by Dr. Mark Everett, father of Howard Dean Everett. This scholarship is awarded to a student with service contributions to the English department, campus, and community.

Must apply through the OCCF website.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be enrolled at University of Central Oklahoma
  • Must be an English Major – preference may be given to a student with individual service contributions to the English department, campus, and community
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA equal to or greater than 3.5 in their English courses, and an overall GPA greater than or equal to 3.0



Dr. Donald E. Fleming Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. Donald E. Fleming Endowed Scholarship is open to declared Finance majors who are enrolled full-time. Students must have completed at least 74 hours at the time of their application and beginning their senior year in fall 2021 (i.e., senior standing = 90 hours earned). The student must demonstrate significant scholastic achievement. The student must demonstrate participation in significant campus activities showing leadership abilities and potential for achievement in the business world. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Finance majors
  • Enrolled full time
  • Completed at least 74 HRS
  • Beginning senior year in fall 2021
  • Senior standing completed 90 HRS
  • Demonstrate significant scholastic achievement
  • Demonstrate participation in significant campus activities showing leadership abilities and potential for achievement in the business world.
Selection Process
  • Student must have a desire to be successful in the business world with a promise of future career success.



Dr. Donna Cobb Scholarship in Exercise and Fitness Management

To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education Professional Studies who are majoring in Kinesiology- Exercise Fitness Management.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Student who are majoring in Kinesiology - Exercise Fitness Management.
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Must provide 2 letters of professional recommendation

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Dr. Earl C. Rice Endowed Mathematics Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Math and Sciences pursing a degree in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Major in Mathematics Education   
  • Full time student   
  • Provide two faculty letters of reference 



Dr. Ethel Derrick Endowed Scholarship for Biology

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Biology.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Major in Biology 
  • Two faculty recommendations 



Dr. Fred Grosz Endowed Scholarship for Chemistry

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Chemistry or Forensic Science.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Chemistry or Chemistry/Forensic Science double major 
  • 2.25 GPA or above   
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Two faculty recommendations    



Dr. Fred Jordan Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship is for UCO Students pursing a Forensic Science degree.

Eligibility:
  • New student admitted to the MS in Forensic Science Program with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25
  • Current MS in Forensic Science student with minimum 3.5 GPA



Dr. Fred’s (William A. Frederickson) Mentorship Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are pursuing a degree in Psychology.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in the psychology program
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Enrolled in at least 9 credit hours for graduate students or 12 credit hours for undergraduate students
  • Participant in a student research assistantship when awarded
  • Must include a faculty reference letter 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 
  


Dr. Gayle A Kearns Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to graduate students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in Adult Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate student majoring in Adult Education in the Department of Occupational & Technology Education 
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Enrolled in 3 credit hours or more
  • State of Oklahoma resident
  • Must be enrolled in the required amount of hours in the upcoming fall and spring semesters in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Dr. Gerry C. Pinkston Endowed Graduate Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for graduate students within the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate degree in the department of Kinesiology and Health Studies
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Must submit a personal statement including career goals, financial need and evidence of professional development:
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours when the scholarship is received
  • Recipient must be enrolled in the required amount of hours in the upcoming fall and spring semesters in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Dr. Harrison Hedley Way Endowed Scholarship for Educational Leadership

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are pursuing a graduate degree in Education Leadership.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Student pursuing a graduate degree in Education  Leadership
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate through a personal statement, a desire to continue working in the Oklahoma Public School System as a school administrator.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Dr. J. Michael and Kathryn M. Steffen Pre-Dental Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Biology or Chemistry with the intent to continue their education to obtain a dental degree.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Must be Junior or Senior status   
  • Biology or Chemistry major 
  • Intent to continue education to obtain a dental degree   
  • 3.3 GPA or above  
  • U.S. citizen 
  • Oklahoma resident   
  • Demonstrate financial need   
  • Write 1,000 word essay explaining why applicant is pursuing a career in dentistry   
  • Two letters of faculty reference/support  



Dr. Jaime Burns Scholarship in Criminal Justice

This scholarship is awarded to an excelling student with the chosen major of Criminal Justice.

Requirements
  • Must be a Criminal Justice major
  • Preference is given to students who plan to pursue a career in corrections
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Minimum of 60 hours of coursework completed
  • Must include a two page, double spaced essay addressing: 1. What are your career goals? 2. What is your philosophy on corrections? 3. How do you see yourself impacting the Criminal Justice System?



Dr. James Caster Scholarship in Legal Studies

This scholarship, established by alumnus Ben Odom, is named in honor of Dr. James Caster and is intended to aid a Political Science major attend law school.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Political Science major
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA overall
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded
  • Please provide a two page essay describing need and intent to pursue a law degree



Dr. James Dechter Scholarship in Chemistry

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Chemistry.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Student must be majoring in Chemistry 
  • Must have completed 15 hours
  • Two faculty recommendations



Dr. James Machell Leadership Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Student Leader in the College of Education & Professional Studies

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Dr. Janet Jordan White Endowed Scholarship in Teacher Education

To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are a declared teacher education major at UCO. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Student majoring in any teacher education program
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA 
  • Preference given to prior year recipient as long as they are eligible
  • Provide a short essay demonstrating financial need including all sources of funding available to student (grants, loans, scholarships, etc.)

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Dr. Jere Roberson Scholarship in Social Justice

The goal of this scholarship is to honor the legacy and social justice work of Dr. Jere Roberson and to empower historically underrepresented student communities to persist in their educational goals and become role models.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum 2.8 overall GPA
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Any major in Department of History and Geography
  • Preference given to a student from a community historically underrepresented with financial need
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded
  • Provide a personal statement of 1.5 - 2 page (max) explaining background and life goals including career goals
  • Applicant will provide a statement identifying their social justice activities over the last 5 years
  • Reference letters from at least two of the applicant's professors are required



Dr. Jimmie Thrash Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies pursuing a degree in Adult Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate student
  • Demonstrates academic achievement
  • Demonstrates financial need. 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Dr. Joan E. Bottger Endowed Scholarship for Kinesiology

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are preparing to teach Physical Education & Health in the school or university setting.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Student preparing to teach Physical Education & Health in the school or university setting
  • Admitted to teacher education program & accepted for student teaching, 
  • Active member of the UCO Kinesiology & Health Studies major club and/or Physical Education Majors club (PEM) & the Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (OAHPERD)
  • Involved in Kinesiology & Health Studies Departmental activities
  • Demonstrate commitment to a physically active & physically fit lifestyle
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior reflective of a professional person
  • Financial need to be considered 
  • Transfer students & graduate students may be considered for these scholarships but preference will be given to undergraduate students who have been at UCO for all or most of their undergraduate years.
  • Recipient must be enrolled in the required amount of hours in the upcoming fall and spring semesters in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship.   

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Dr. Joann McCarthy Endowed Scholarship in Educational Leadership

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in Educational Leadership.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Any student pursuing their graduate degree in Educational Leadership 
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must be currently certified as an Oklahoma teacher or counselor
  • Nationally Board certified preferred but not required
  • Must be currently working as an Oklahoma teacher or counselor with a family to support, 
  • Must demonstrate through a personal statement a desire to continue working in the Oklahoma Public School System.  

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 


Dr. Karen J. Dowd Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the department of Kinesiology and Health Studies within College of Education Professional Studies

Eligibility Requirements
  • Students within the department of Kinesiology and Health Studies within College of Education Professional Studies
  • Must be an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Kinesiology or a graduate student pursuing a degree in Wellness Management
  • Must have a minimum 2.50 GPA for UG and 3.0 GPA for GR
  • Must upload a personal statement including career goals, financial need and evidence of professional development: volunteerism and/or organizational memberships. 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 
 


Dr. Kathleen Black Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education and Professional Studies who are pursuing a degree in any field within Kinesiology and Health Studies.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Any undergraduate student who is pursuing a degree in the Kinesiology and Health Studies field
  • Undergraduate student
  • Enrolled full time (12 hours) 
  • Minimum of 2.0 GPA 
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Recipient must be enrolled in the required amount of hours in the upcoming fall and spring semesters in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 
 


Dr. Kaye Sears’ Honorary Scholarship for Professionalism

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who is a major in Human Environmental Sciences.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Be an active member in a professional organization related to our field: Central Council on Family Relations (CCRF), Advocates for Children and Families (ACF), or Phi Upsilon Omicron
  • Min GPA of 2.75
  • Must be a declared major in one of the following: Child Development, Marriage & Family, Gerontology, Infant Child Specialist, Family Life Educator, Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Preference will be given to graduate applicants
  • Must submit essay demonstrating character, integrity, professionalism and financial need
  • Must be a Jr, Sr or graduate at time of distribution
Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 

 
 



Dr. Larry Foster Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Larry Foster Memorial Scholarship is available to students who meet the following eligibility requirements:

Eligibility:
  • Declared Legal Studies or Accounting major
  • Earned a minimum of 45 credit hours at the time of application
  • not eligible to graduate prior to Fall 2021
  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled full time
  • Demonstrate financial need



Dr. Larry Westmoreland Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Chemistry.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Chemistry major
  • 2.25 GPA or above  
  • Undergraduate student 
  • Two faculty recommendations



Dr. Lee Beasley Pre-Dental Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Biology or Chemistry with the intent to continue their education to obtain a dental degree.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Biology or Chemistry major
  • Student must be completing 75 hours
  • Intent to continue education to obtain a dental degree  
  • 3.0 GPA or above  
  • Two letters of faculty reference/support 



Dr. Loree M. Rice Scholarship

This scholarship was created in honor of Dr. Loree M. Rice, Professor Emerita of English. It is intended to assist an outstanding junior English Education major.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Enrolled Bachelor of Arts in Education program – English Education
  • Junior status
  • Continuing student in the fall semester after the scholarship is awarded



Dr. Margaret Hamilton Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science who are pursuing a degree in the Department of Biology with an emphasis in Botany.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Major in Biology (preference to students with an emphasis in Botany)   
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0   
  • Must have completed 60 hours of credit towards degree   
  • Demonstrate financial need 
  • Two faculty recommendations 



Dr. Mari Scott Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Education & Professional Studies majoring in Early Childhood Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Early Childhood Education major
  • 3.0 GPA or higher  

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 
 


Dr. Michael Metzger Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Economics

The Dr. Michael Metzger Memorial Endowed Scholarship is open to declared Economics (Economics or Energy Economics) majors who have completed a minimum of 60 hours at the time of application. Students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Two faculty recommendations required (please indicate the two College of Business faculty members on your application that you wish to have supply a recommendation). This scholarship may only be used for tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Economics (Economics or Energy Economics) majors
  • Complied minimum of 60 HRS
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher  
  • Two faculty recommendations required (please indicate the two College of Business faculty members on your application that you wish to have supply a recommendation).
Award Requirements
  • This scholarship may only be used for tuition, books and fees.



Dr. Michael Metzger Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Mathematics

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Math and Sciences pursing a degree in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Majoring in Math with an Economics Minor preferred.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Major in Mathematics required, with minor in Economics preferred 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5   
  • Must have completed 60 hours of credit  
  • Provide two faculty recommendations  
  • Personal statement outlining financial need and career goals 



Dr. Michael Metzger Memorial Endowed Scholarship for MSBA

The Dr. Michael Metzger Memorial Endowed Scholarship for MSBA is open to graduate applicants admitted for graduate studies in the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program. Students must have earned a minimum 3.0 GPA in their undergraduate coursework to qualify. Students must write an essay describing their plan for completing the MSBA degree for his/her career upon graduation. Students must demonstrate evidence of financial need. Two faculty recommendations required (please indicate the two College of Business faculty members on your application that you wish to have supply a recommendation). This scholarship may only be used for tuition, books, and fees. Students must attach both an undergraduate and graduate transcript. May only be used for tuition, books and fees.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Admitted for graduate studies in the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate work.
  • Undergraduates must have completed 60 hours of credit at the time of application
  • Complete essay describing their plan for completing the MSBA degree for his/her career upon graduation.
  • Demonstrate evidence of financial need.
  • Provide two faculty recommendations  (please indicate the two College of Business faculty members on your application that you wish to have supply a recommendation).
  • Undergraduate Transcript
  • Graduate Transcript
Award Requirements
  • May only be used for tuition, books and fees.



Dr. Mike Knight Endowed Scholarship in Psychology

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to graduate students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are pursuing a degree in Psychology.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate student in the psychology program,
  • 3.25 GPA or higher
  • Enrolled in 9 credit hours or more
  • Submission of a personal introspective paper entitled, "What I would do for free".  
  • Must be enrolled in the required amount of hours in the upcoming fall and spring semesters in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 


Dr. Pam Plunkett Kuzminski Student Teacher Award

​Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Education Professional Studies majoring in Elementary Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be declared major in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
  • Min 3.0 GPA 
  • Preference given to eligible ELED applicants
  • Provide transcript
  • Eligible for full disbursement during student teaching semester - fall or spring. 
Selection Process 
 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
 
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipient must write a thank you letter to the scholarship donor



Dr. Pamela Washington Scholarship for Liberal Arts Outstanding Sophomore Award

This scholarship was made possible by the Everett Family Fund established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. It honors Dr. Pamela Washington, a former College of Liberal Arts Dean, by recognizing a sophomore Liberal Arts student who shows passion and commitment to their chosen major as evidenced by strong academic performance.

Must apply through the OCCF website.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be enrolled at University of Central Oklahoma
  • Must be a college sophomore at the time of application in Liberal Arts with more than 45 hours but less than 60 hours completed
  • Overall GPA greater than or equal to 3.0
  • Preference may be given to applicants who demonstrate campus leadership



Dr. Peggy Guthrie Endowed Scholarship for Pre-Med

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science who are pursuing a degree in the Department of Biology.

Eligibility Requirements​
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Major in Biology   
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0   
  • Must have completed 60 hours of credit towards degree   
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Two faculty recommendations  



Dr. Phil Ball Endowed Athletic Coaching

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to a full time undergraduate or graduate student within the College of Education & Professional Studies who is a coaching assistant in any sport other than football.

Eligibility Requirements.
  • Pursuing a degree in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • No disciplinary or academic probation on record
  • Committe will consider commitment to a career in football coaching, leadership qualities, moral, and character 
  • Financial needs considered

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship



Dr. Phil Ball Endowed Sports Lab Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to undergraduate students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in any field within the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Eligibility Requirements.
  • Pursuing a degree in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must have completed PHED 1402, 1432, 1462
  • Outstanding student within KHS
  • Financial needs considered

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 


Dr. Phil Ball Football Coaching Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to a full time undergraduate or graduate student within the College of Education & Professional Studies who is a coaching assistant in football.

Eligibility Requirements.
  • Pursuing a degree in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • No disciplinary or academic probation on record
  • Committe will consider commitment to a career in football coaching, leadership qualities, moral, and character 
  • Financial needs considered

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship



Dr. Ralph H. and Jessie M. Mengel Scholarship

The Dr. Ralph H. and Jessie M. Mengel Endowed Scholarship is open to full-time students with a declared Management (Management, Human Resource Management, or PGA Golf Management) major.

Requirements
  • 45 or more credit hours completed at the time of the application
  • minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, and completion of all courses during the previous semester.
  • Students who graduate in Fall 2021 or prior are not eligible to apply.
  • One faculty recommendation required (please indicate the College of Business faculty member on your application that you wish to have supply a recommendation).



Dr. Randall Jones Endowed Outstanding Political Science Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes a Political Science major who shows academic achievement and contributions to the department, college, and university.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a Political Science major
  • Senior Status
  • Overall GPA will be considered in selection
  • Overall hours enrolled will be considered in selection
  • Political Science GPA and hours will be considered in selection 



Dr. Ray Tassin Endowed Scholarship in Mass Communication

This scholarship is awarded to honor the memory of Dr. Ray Tassin, former UCO journalism department chair and founder of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. It recognizes a Mass Communication student who shows passion and commitment to their chosen major as evidenced by strong academic performance.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Full-time student
  • Mass Communication major
  • Must be continuing student for the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Dr. Renee Warning Endowed Scholarship in HR Management

The Dr. Renee Warning Endowed Scholarship in HR Management is open to declared Human Resource Management majors.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Human Resource Management majors



Dr. Robert Curley Endowed Scholarship in Nursing

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Nursing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Admitted Nursing major
  • Undergraduate or Graduate Student
  • Enrolled Full Time
  • Demonstrate financial need, based on scholarship and financial aid currently receiving
  • Two faculty recommendations  



Dr. Robert Delano Endowed Scholarship in Occupational Safety

To provide scholarship assistance to students majoring in Industrial or Occupational Safety.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared major in good standing at UCO in the Occupational Safety Program
  • Active and engaged member of the UCO Student Chapter of the ASSP
  • Applying as a junior, priority will be given to a senior student who has met the criteria.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Essay detailing financial need and appreciation of the mission, history and importance of ASSP

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 
 


Dr. Robin Lacy Endowed Scholarship in Industrial Safety

To provide scholarship assistance to students majoring in Industrial or Occupational Safety.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Major in Industrial or Occupational Safety 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 
  • Student member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, National/Oklahoma Safety Council and /or Mid-Continent Exploration & Production Safety Network 
  • Personal statement demonstrating how he/she will “pay it forward” as part of the professional safety community 
  • Demonstrate financial need  
  • Preference to non-traditional students 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 
 


Dr. Ron Miller Endowed Scholarship for Engineering and Physics

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Engineering and Physics.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science
  • Undergraduate student  
  • Engineering and Physics major
  • Two faculty recommendations  



Dr. Russ Goodno History Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a History or History Education major in honor of retired Professor of History, Dr. Russ Goodno.

Eligibility Requirements
  • History or Geography- General or History Education major
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA overall
  • 1-2 page essay describing financial need and academic potential
  • Continuing student in the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Dr. Sandra Malin Mayfield Endowed Scholarship

In memory of Dr. Sandra Malin Mayfield, this scholarship is to retain students who are majoring in English, empower them to persist in their educational goals, and facilitate both the university and its students to succeed in increasing graduation and employment rates.

Eligibility:
  • English major
  •  Full-time student (12-hour minimum)
  • Available for students experiencing financial challenges impacting their ability to continue their education
  • 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Available to both undergraduate and graduate students



Dr. Sid Brown Excellence in Criminal Justice Award

Established in honor of Dr. Sidney Brown, Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice, this scholarship provides an annual award to a selected Criminal Justice student.

 Eligibility Requirements
  • 3.5 minimum GPA
  • Major in Criminal Justice
  • Undergraduate senior or graduate student
  • Must submit a research paper on a Criminal Justice topic
  • Continuing in the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Dr. Stan Hoig Endowed Memorial Scholarship in History

This scholarship is awarded to honor the memory of Dr. Stan Hoig and recognizes a student who produces a paper worthy of submission to a scholarly journal on a topic pertaining to the history of the American West. Dr. Hoig authored 25 books and a variety of articles about U.S. Western history and American Indian relations. He was a professor at UCO for 23 years.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Major in History, History Education, History Museum Studies, or Geography
  • Submit paper on American West, including Oklahoma, American Indians, or any other aspect of the region. (Recipient must be submitting the paper for publication in The Chronicles of Oklahoma or other scholarly journal) 
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in grad program or 3.0 in undergraduate program
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Dr. Stan Hoig Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Mass Communication

This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Dr. Stan Hoig and is awarded to a Mass Communication major who submits the best media sample suitable for publication or broadcast. Preference will be given to students who provide a sample that features the American West.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Mass Communication major
  • Preference given to student who submits a sample featuring the American West, including Oklahoma, American Indians, or any other aspects of the region
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Dr. Stephen Black Finance Scholarship

Must be a declared Finance major, must be enrolled full time, must provide statement of need, Preference given to a student with high GPA and achievement at UCO and must have a recommendation from the Finance Department chair

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Finance major
  • Enrolled Full Time
  • Provide a statement of need
  • Recommendation from the Finance Department chair
  • High GPA
Selection Process
  • Preference given to a student with high GPA and achievement at UCO



Dr. Stephen H. McDonald Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education Professional Studies majoring in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Library Media.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be majoring in early childhood education, elementary education or library media
  • Full time undergradaute or graduate student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Student must plan on having employment within the State of Oklahoma Public School System 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Dr. Sue Lynn Sasser Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. Sue Lynn Sasser Endowed Scholarship is open to students with a declared major or minor in Economics (or Energy Economics major), a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, and a minimum of 15 hours completed at the time of application. Students must include a personal statement outlining career goals and civic engagement.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared major or minor in Economics (or Energy Economics major)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Completed Hours = minimum of 15 HS
  • Personal statement outlining career goals and civic engagement



Dr. Terrill Smith Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Chemistry.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Chemistry major
  • 2.25 GPA or above   
  • Undergraduate student
  • Two faculty recommendations



Dr. Tom and Carolyn Kupiec Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Chemistry or Forensic Science.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science
  • Chemistry or Chemistry/Forensic Science double major or Forensic Science major
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25 for undergraduate and 3.5 for graduate   
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Two faculty recommendations 



Dr. Verlin Richardson Endowed Scholarship for Chemistry

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Chemistry.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Chemistry major 
  • 2.25 GPA or above   
  • Undergraduate student
  • Two faculty recommendations



Dr. Virginia Peters Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to undergraduate Physical Education/Health students within the College of Education & Professional Studies.   

Eligibility Requirements
  • Full time undergraduate student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Major in Physical Education / Health

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 


Dr. W. David Baird Endowed Scholarship in Oklahoma and Native American History

This scholarship was established by Dr. Patricia Loughlin in honor of Edmond native and UCO alumnus, Dr. David Baird. Dr. Baird has authored many books, articles, and papers on the history of the American West and especially the history of Native Americans. This scholarship recognizes a History and Geography student who demonstrates high academic achievement in their specific area of study and class standing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Geography, History or History Education major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore or above
  • Continuing student in the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Dr. Whit Marks Endowed Physics Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Engineering and Physics.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Engineering and Physics major
  • Two faculty recommendations



Dreamer Fund

To provide financial assistance to UCO students who meet the criteria for the fund in order to foster their academic success.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a currently enrolled UCO student
  • Must be in good academic standing (Cumulative GPA 2.0)
  • Must be a member of a Diversity Round Table group or the International Student Council, with preference to students who have or have had Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status or a similar program.
  • Must have lived in the US for at least 5 years 
  • Must have attended a US high school 
  • Must submit a statement of financial need


 


Drs. Charles A. & Louise Rickman Scholarship

The Drs. Charles A. & Louise Rickman Scholarship is open to students who have declared a major in Management, Human Resource Management, or PGA Golf Management major. The student must be an Oklahoma resident, enrolled full-time, with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. The student must demonstrate financial need by writing an essay detailing financial need. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared major in Management, Human Resource Management, or PGA Golf Management major.
  • Oklahoma resident
  • Enrolled Full Time
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need by writing and essay detailing financial need
  • Students may not be eligible to apply for graduation at the time the scholarship is awarded.     
Selection Process
  • Preference to be given to students who graduated from high school while a resident of Baptist Children's Home - OKC, Boys' Ranch Town - Edmond, Baptist Children's Home - Owasso, or the Baptist Home for Girls - Madill.  
  • The student must have completed a personal finance course or successfully complete a personal finance course in the first semester eligible to enroll in the course (withdrawal from the course results in forfeiture of the scholarship).
  • Must provide a current resume, biographical sketch, copy of most recent transcript, and detailed explanation of financial need
    • this information along with copy of the current semester class enrollment will be provided to the donors within the first four weeks of the fall semester



Drs. Robert and Katherene Terrell Endowed Accounting Scholarship

The Drs. Robert and Katherene Terrell Endowed Accounting Scholarship is open to declared Accounting majors with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Accounting majors
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher



E.M. Temple Always Central Forever Central Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Funeral Service.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Funeral Service major 
  • Undergraduate student  
  • 3.0 GPA or above   
  • Must be Junior or Senior status
  • Enrolled full-time for both fall and spring semesters   
  • Personal statement should outline career goals 
  • Two faculty recommendations 



Economic Club of Oklahoma Scholarship

The student must be enrolled full time, expected to graduate in the spring of 2022, be a declared College of Business major and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared College of Business major
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Enrolled Full Time
  • Expected to graduate in the Spring of 2022



Edmond Senior Community Foundation Scholarship in Gerontology

This scholarship aids graduate students within the College of Liberal Arts who are majoring in Gerontology and plan to work in the field.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Accepted into Masters of Arts in Gerontology
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Admitted into graduate Gerontology program with the intent to work in the field
  • Financial need considered
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Educational Leadership Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are pursuing a graduate degree in Educational Leadership.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be pursuing a graduate degree in Educational Leadership
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Former/present/currently certified as a Oklahoma teacher/counselor
  • Nationally Board Certified preferred, not required

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 
 


Edwards Endowed Scholarship

The Edwards Endowed Scholarship is open to a declared PGA Golf Management major. The student must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, completed 30 hours at UCO at the time of application, played golf on their high school team, and successfully completed at least one internship within the PGM program. One faculty recommendation required (please indicate the College of Business faculty member on your application that you wish to have supply a recommendation). 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared PGA Golf Management major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completed HRS = 15 HRS at UCO
  • Played golf on their high school team
  • Successfully completed at least one internship within the PGM program.
  • One faculty recommendation required (please indicate the College of Business faculty member on your application that you wish to have supply a recommendation). 



Edwin Presley Memorial Scholarship

To provide scholarhsips for a divorced or widowed woman who needs such scholarship in order to further their education.  

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or better 
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 hours in the upcoming fall semester
  • Must have completed 12 credit hours at UCO.



Elementary Education Teacher Scholarship in Honor of Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Education Professional Studies majoring in Elementary Education with plans to become a teacher.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Majoring in Elementary Education
Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipient must write a thank you letter to the scholarship donor



Eley Fister Schaul Endowed Scholarship in Library Media Specialist

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the graduate students within the College of Education & Professional Studies pursuing a Masters of Education degree in Instructional Media/Library Media Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This scholarship is open to any graduate student majoring in Instructional Media/Library Media Education 
  • Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Resident of Oklahoma preferred
  • Must Demonstrate financial need 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 




Elizabeth Weibe Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Nursing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Nursing major 
  • Undergraduate student
  • Demonstrate financial need 
  • Two faculty recommendations



Elvis and Wildred Rhodes Endowed Scholarship for Arts Education

This endowment was established in 2015 by Sue Harl in memory of her parents, Elvis and Wildred Rhodes.

Eligibility
  • Arts education major
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • Junior or senior
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Emily Michelle Gibson Endowed Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships to help defray the costs of attending UCO, which may include but not be limited to the payment for books, rooming, parking fees or tuition

Eligibility Requirements.
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student at UCO 
  • Member in good standing of the Delta Zeta Sorority
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5.



Emma Plunkett Department Scholarships

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to female students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are pursuing undergraduate teaching degrees in physical education. The amount awarded and number of recipients for this scholarship will be determined by the amount available in the fund at the time of the selection. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • This scholarship is open to female students
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
  • Pursuing a Health/Physical Education teaching degree
  • Active membership in the UCO KHS Club & the OAHPERD
  • Involvement in the Kinesiology & Health Studies departmental activities
  • Demonstrate commitment to a physically active & physically fit lifestyle
  • Financial need considered

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship



Emma Plunkett Junior Physical Education Undergrad Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to female students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are pursuing undergraduate teaching degrees in physical education. The amount awarded and number of recipients for this scholarship will be determined by the amount available in the fund at the time of the selection. NOTE: Any student awarded this scholarship may, and must, reapply to receive the scholarship in subsequent years, thus making the scholarship unavailable to new applicants, other than incoming freshman. For clarity, check with the KHS department chair. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • This scholarship is open to junior female students
  • Minimum 2.8 overall GPA
  • Pursuing a Health/Physical Education teaching degree
  • Active membership in the UCO KHS Club & the OAHPERD
  • Involvement in the Kinesiology & Health Studies departmental activities
  • Demonstrate commitment to a physically active & physically fit lifestyle
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior reflective of a professional person.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 


Emma Plunkett Senior Physical Education Undergrad Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to female students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in physical education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This scholarship is open to female students majoring in physical education
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
  • Minimum 3.0 major GPA
  • Active membership in the UCO KHS Club & the OAHPERD
  • Involvement in the Kinesiology & Health Studies departmental activities
  • Financial need may be considered.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 


Emma Weaver Rodkey Endowed Graduate Studies Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to graduate students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are pursuing their masters’ degree in any area of Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Open to any graduate student pursuing their masters’ degree in any area of Education
  • Full-time student
  • Outstanding academic record (overall GPA, Content GPA, and current coursework GPA will be used to determine)
  • Provides (3) letters of reference, with at least (2) from professors and (1) from a member of the community or an employer (past or present).

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 


Engineering and Physics Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Engineering and Physics.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Engineering and Physics majors  
  • Two faculty recommendations



English Department Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes English students who show passion and commitment to their chosen major as evidenced by strong academic performance.
  • Declared major (English, English/Creative Studies, English Education) or enrolled in Master of Arts Program in English (any major) or Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing                                                 
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA                                                             
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in discipline                             
  • Writing sample                                                                                         
  • Statement of financial need



Enid L. Jackson Endowed Graduate Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to graduate students within the College of Education& Professional Studies who are pursuing their masters’ degree in Elementary Education, Early ChildhoodEducation, or Special Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This scholarship is open to any graduate student who is pursuing their masters’ degree in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, or Special Education
  • Has completed at least (12) graduate hours
  • Demonstrates financial need and personal career goals
  • Has an intent to teach after receiving degree.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 


Eunice Boston Gay Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Nursing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Nursing major
  • Undergraduate
  • Must currently be an RN returning to continue education
  • Two faculty recommendations  



Evelyn Hamil Shopp Endowed Scholarship for Nursing

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Nursing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Nursing major 
  • Undergraduate student 
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Two faculty recommendations  



Fallen Angels Scholarship in Nursing

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Nursing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Student must be majoring in Nursing with an interest in trauma. 
  • Student must be a senior the year of the award 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Two faculty recommendations



Family and Consumer Sciences Education Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education and Professional Studies who are majoring in FACS

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences Education within the College of Education & Professional Studies
  • Have completed at least 60 credit hours
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA,
  • Must provide a personal statement outlining career goals and why you are the deserving student for this scholarship.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 




Fashion Marketing Major Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for students majoring in Fashion Marketing.

Eligibility Requiremens
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in Fashion Marketing.
  • Enrolled full time (12 hours)
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 
 


Fetterman Physics Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Engineering and Physics.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Engineering and Physics major  
  • Undergraduate student
  • Two faculty recommendations



Finance Endowed Scholarship

The Finance Endowed Scholarship is open to declared Finance or Insurance & Risk Management majors.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Finance or Insurance & Risk Management majors
  • Must be enrolled full time



Finney Scholars Scholarship for Criminal Justice

This scholarship honors Dr. Frank Finney, Jr. In 1971, he became the first dean of the newly-formed College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Finney was passionate about developing the creative potential of students and giving them a sound background in their academic disciplines. "The Finney" recognizes Liberal Arts students who are identified as having a proven record of high academic achievement in their major.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Criminal Justice Major
  • 3.5 GPA in chosen major
  • 3.5 GPA overall
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Committee may request further documentation which could include proof of excellence through Criminal Justice coursework or activities
  • Continuing in the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Finney Scholars Scholarship for English

This scholarship honors Dr. Frank Finney, Jr. In 1971, he became the first dean of the newly-formed College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Finney was passionate about developing the creative potential of students and giving them a sound background in their academic disciplines. "The Finney" recognizes Liberal Arts students who are identified as having a proven record of high academic achievement in their major.

Eligibility Requirements
  • English Major
  • 3.5 GPA in chosen major
  • 3.5 GPA overall
  • Currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing with University
  • Show practical evidence of excellence in the discipline as determined by the department
  • Continuing student in the fall semester the scholarship is awarded



Finney Scholars Scholarship for History & Geography

This scholarship honors Dr. Frank Finney, Jr. In 1971, he became the first dean of the newly-formed College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Finney was passionate about developing the creative potential of students and giving them a sound background in their academic disciplines. "The Finney" recognizes Liberal Arts students who are identified as having a proven record of high academic achievement in their major.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared History/Geography major
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in major
  • 3.5 GPA overall
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing with the University
  • Must show practical evidence of excellence in the discipline as determined by the department
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Finney Scholars Scholarship for Humanities & Philosophy

This scholarship honors Dr. Frank Finney, Jr. In 1971, he became the first dean of the newly-formed College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Finney was passionate about developing the creative potential of students and giving them a sound background in their academic disciplines. "The Finney" recognizes Liberal Arts students who are identified as having a proven record of high academic achievement in their major.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Humanities, Philosophy, or Applied Liberal Arts major
  • 3.5 GPA in chosen major
  • 3.5 GPA overall
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing with University
  • Show evidence of excellence in discipline as determined by the department
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Finney Scholars Scholarship for Mass Communication

This scholarship honors Dr. Frank Finney, Jr. In 1971, he became the first dean of the newly-formed College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Finney was passionate about developing the creative potential of students and giving them a sound background in their academic disciplines. "The Finney" recognizes Liberal Arts students who are identified as having a proven record of high academic achievement in their major.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Mass Communication major
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in chosen major
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA overall
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate in good standing with the University 
  • Shows practical evidence of excellence in the discipline as determined by the department
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Finney Scholars Scholarship for Modern Languages

This scholarship honors Dr. Frank Finney, Jr. In 1971, he became the first dean of the newly-formed College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Finney was passionate about developing the creative potential of students and giving them a sound background in their academic disciplines. "The Finney" recognizes Liberal Arts students who are identified as having a proven record of high academic achievement in their major.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Modern Languages major
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA in major
  • Minimum 3.5 overall GPA
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing with the University
  • Show evidence of excellence in the discipline as determined by the department
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Finney Scholars Scholarship for Political Science

This scholarship honors Dr. Frank Finney, Jr. In 1971, he became the first dean of the newly-formed College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Finney was passionate about developing the creative potential of students and giving them a sound background in their academic disciplines. "The Finney" recognizes Liberal Arts students who are identified as having a proven record of high academic achievement in their major.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Political Science major
  • 3.5 GPA in major
  • 3.5 overall GPA
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate in good standing with the University
  • Shows evidence of excellence in the discipline as determined by department
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Finney Scholars Scholarship for Sociology, Gerontology, & Substance Abuse Studies

This scholarship honors Dr. Frank Finney, Jr. In 1971, he became the first dean of the newly-formed College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Finney was passionate about developing the creative potential of students and giving them a sound background in their academic disciplines. "The Finney" recognizes Liberal Arts students who are identified as having a proven record of high academic achievement in their major.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Sociology, Gerontology, or Substance Abuse Studies Major
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Minimum 3.5 overall GPA
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing with the University
  • Shows practical evidence of excellence in the discipline as determined by the department
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



First United Bank Scholarship

Full Time Student, US Citizen, Finance or Accounting major, must have completed 45+ hours, minimum 3.0 GPA, preference given to students who are active in campus clubs/extracurricular activities, financial need considered

Eligibility Requirements
  • Finance or Accounting major
  • Completed HRS = 45+ HRS
  • Minimum GPA = 3.0 or higher
Selection Process
  • Preference given to students who are active in campus clubs/ extracurricular activities, 
  • Financial need considered



Forensic Science Institute Endowed

The scholarship is for UCO students pursing a Forensic Science degree.

Scholarship Eligibility:
  • Student must be declared a Forensic Science major and currently enrolled at UCO the semester the application is completed.
  • Student must be classified as an Oklahoma resident through the UCO Admissions Office.
  • Student must be enrolled as a sophomore, junior, senior, or 2nd year graduate student at UCO for the school year that the scholarship is applied to their account (following school year).
  • Student must provide a UCO transcript with any/all transfer coursework included or transcripts from all transfer institutions.
  • Student must be enrolled full-time (12 hours for undergraduate students, 9 hours for graduate students) each semester the scholarship is received.



Foundation Continuing Student Scholarship Application

To provide scholarships for students continuing their education at UCO who meet the following criteria: 

Elgibility Requirements 
  • Must have completed 12 credit hours at UCO
  • Must be enrolled in 6 hours or more in the upcoming fall semester
  • Must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA.  



Frank Nelson Scholarship for Collaborative Piano

This scholarship was established in 2013 by UCO alumnus and supporter Pat Bolt, a loyal contributor to multiple colleges and causes throughout our University. The scholarship was established to honor Dr. Frank Nelson. A member of the Central family for more than 25 years, Dr. Nelson personifies UCO’s commitment to community by actively serving Edmond’s seniors through volunteerism and leading worship music.

Eligibility
  • Any student in the Collaborative Piano program
  • Enrolled Full-Time (12+ Hours Undergraduate, 9+ Hours Graduate)
  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate Student
Requirements
  • Personal Artist Statement (250 Words)
  • Official Transcript



Frank S. Wert Academic Scholarship

The Frank S. Wert Academic Scholarship is open to declared Economics (Economics or Energy Economics) majors who completed between 15-85 hours at the time of application. Students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and be able to demonstrate financial need. Students must provide a personal statement outlining career goals and demonstrating financial need.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Economics (Economics or Energy Economics) majors
  • Completed between 15 - 85 HRS
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Personal statement that demonstrates financial need
  • Personal statement outlining career goals



Fronie Brennan Scholarship

To provide scholarships to UCO students. Must demonstrate determination to complete a college degree.

Eligibility Requirements.
  • Must maintain a 2.0 or above GPA;
  • Must be a UCO student who is financially needy and is striving to earn their degree independent of outside help;
  • Must be actively involved in the UCO Baptist Student Union.

 


Funeral Service Department Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Funeral Service.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Funeral Service major
  • Criteria Varies
  • Two faculty recommendations



Funeral Service Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Funeral Service.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Funeral Service Major
  • Undergraduate student
  • Two faculty recommendations



Gean B. Atkinson Scholarship for Advertising Excellence

This scholarship was established to be awarded to a Mass Communication major who is actively involved in the professional community. Mr. Atkinson earned two journalism degrees from UCO and has served as a journalism instructor. An advertising agency owner, he also served in the Oklahoma Legislature and as a governor's communications director. He is a decorated Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Mass Communication major
  • Junior or Senior standing
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must be an Oklahoma resident
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Gladys Dronberger Endowed School Counseling Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are pursuing a graduate degree in School Counseling.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This scholarship is open to any student who is pursuing their graduate degree in School Counseling
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must have completed at least (9) semester hours in a graduate school counseling program at UCO

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 
 


Goebel Family Star Lumber Charitable Trust Endowed Business Scholarship

 
  • Student must be enrolled part-time. If a dependent of a Star Lumber and Supply Co. Inc employee, then the student must be enrolled full-time.
  • Preference will be given to a Management Major or Sales Minor
  • Preference will be given to a student who is an employee of or dependent of an employee with Star Lumber and Supply Co. Inc, and meets all of the qualifications. List of these eligible students to be verified by Director of HR of Star Lumber and Supply Co. Inc.
  • Preference will be given to previous recipient if they continue to meet criteria
  • Must provide a statement of financial need



Grant Thornton LLP Endowed Accounting Scholarship

The Grant Thornton LLP Endowed Accounting Scholarship is open to a declared Accounting major with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Accounting major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher



Guthrie Scottish Rite Charitable & Education Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This scholarship is open to any student majoring in education & preparing to become a teacher
  • Must be enrolled fulltime – (12) hours undergraduate, (9) hours graduate,
  • Must be a junior, senior or graduate status
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • U.S. Citizen and Oklahoma resident
  • Demonstrates need

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 


H.B. Mitchell Endowed Scholarship for Debate

This scholarship is named in honor of former debate coach Harland B. Mitchell and is awarded to the student who exemplifies the best qualities of Oklahoma high school debate. This scholarship is for Oklahoma residents only and is only available to students beginning their first semester at UCO.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Oklahoma resident committed to UCO
  • Accepted in Debate program
  • Documents to prove success (tournaments, awards, competitions)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Letter of Recommendation from High School Debate coach



Hannah McCarty Performing Arts Scholarship for Theatre and Dance

This scholarship was lovingly established in 2006 by Jack and Pam McCarty in memory of their late daughter, Hannah. Hannah Denise McCarty of Oklahoma City entered Heaven on July 22, 2003. Hannah’s extraordinary life began August 14, 1986. She was an actress, dancer, best friend to many, beloved daughter of Jack and Pamela McCarty and a precious child of God. Hannah was a dance and theater major at Classen School of Advanced Studies, having completed her sophomore year in May 2003. She was a faithful member of Church of the Harvest, where she volunteered as a preschool worker and a church greeter, and where she enjoyed bringing friends to Youth America services. She loved Jesus from the time she invited Him into her heart as a young child, and her faith continued to grow.     

She took dance lessons from the age of four, attended many dance and theater classes at various fine arts schools and became skilled at tap (her favorite), ballet, jazz, modern and Irish dancing. She was inspired by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and other stars of the 1930s whose movies she collected and studied. She dreamed of being a professional actress and also having her own daycare business. Hannah enjoyed school and especially being with her friends there. She attended kindergarten through 5th grade at Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Midwest City, and 6th grade at Mid-Del Christian School. She earned many awards, always stayed on the honor roll and always made sure to have fun. She attended Classen School of Advanced Studies, where she was a dance major 7th through 9th grades and a theater major in 10th grade. She worked very hard to remain in the National Honor Society, yet always had time for her friends.     

Though her health was threatened by a condition that often weakened her physical stamina and her immunity, she was determined to do her best in all her endeavors and to pursue her dreams until her final days on earth. Through Classen, Hannah learned about the University of Central Oklahoma’s dance workshops, and she loved and attended every one for four years. Even though her health was failing, she refused to miss the June 2003 one-week workshop. She asked God for strength and miraculously danced with enthusiasm and a smile throughout the week, concluding with the Summer Dance Informal Showcase in Mitchell Hall on June 6, 2003. That was the last time Hannah danced on stage on earth. Just weeks later, she danced into Heaven.     

The UCO Dance Program now graciously honors Hannah and her love for dance by offering a dance workshop scholarship in her memory to a most deserving Classen student. Hannah’s parents have also established a performing arts endowed scholarship fund in Hannah’s honor to benefit future UCO dance and theater majors and to continue Hannah’s love for the arts for years to come.     

While Hannah fought a courageous battle with a physical challenge that began at the age of five, she did not allow that to define her life. She stood on her faith and lived life to the fullest, no matter how hard the battles she faced. Her goals included not only being successful in her careers and maintaining her treasured friendships, but also, as she once wrote, “to reach at least one person for Jesus Christ.” Hannah wanted everyone to join her in Heaven someday. She continued to serve as a church greeter even when she had little strength to stand. She attended and invited friends to every Youth America service the week before she went to Heaven. She never complained, she never gave up, she never stopped dancing and she never will.     

A wonderful celebration of Hannah’s life was held at Church of the Harvest July 26, 2003. At the end of the service, Pastor Kirk Pankratz gave an invitation and at least 17 lives were changed that day. A brief graveside service followed at Rose Hill Burial Park in Oklahoma City. In October 2003, a memorial service for Hannah, arranged by some of her closest friends, was held at Classen School of Advanced Studies, where Principal Dr. Ron Maxfield said Hannah “was our miracle.”     

In May 2004, Classen’s musical theater production was dedicated to Hannah, as she had successfully auditioned to be in that program. In April & May 2005, Hannah’s amazing friends paid her many special tributes. The Dance Extravaganza was dedicated to her and was opened by a breath-taking dance choreographed and named “For Hannah” by her senior dance classmates, who danced as vocal major friends sang an a cappella arrangement of “Amazing Grace.” The 2005 Baccalaureate featured Hannah’s drama buddies uniquely presenting her original oratory (for which she won a trophy as a sophomore) entitled “Laughter,” which it truly produced at the service. For graduation, a video in memory of Hannah was created by her friends, a poem was written by her principal and a chair was reserved for her with a rose. These wonderful tributes will never be forgotten.     

Her parents arranged for a graduation tribute to Hannah and the Class of 2005 to be posted on several city buses that carried throughout Oklahoma City Hannah’s picture and a message that defines her life well, “When you follow Jesus, the dance never ends...” On October 6, 2006, UCO presented “an evening in memory of Hannah McCarty.” The unforgettable ceremony was held in front of Mitchell Hall, where the life-size sculpture of dancers, “Kinetic Air,” was unveiled, followed by the UCO Kaleidoscope Dancers’ concert. The sculpture and the performance were dedicated to Hannah. UCO is greatly appreciated for honoring Hannah in this way. Thank you for reading Hannah’s story. You are welcome to share your thoughts or memories in her online guest book at www.legacy.com.

Eligibility
  • Dance or theatre major
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
Requirements
  • Read the biography of Hannah McCarty above and answer these questions in essay form:
    1. What would it mean to you to receive the Hannah McCarty Performing Arts Scholarship?
    2. How have you dealt with obstacles in your life?
    3. What inspired you to be a dance or theatre major?
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Helen Bauman Endowed Teaching Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Education Professional Studies who are pursuing a degree within the Curriculum and Instruction department.

Eligibility Requirements
  • The scholarship is open to any student whose major is in the Curriculum and Instruction department.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 
 


Helen Chastain Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Mathematics and Statistics Major
  • Undergraduate or graduate student  
  • 2.9 GPA or above  
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours per semester 
  • Two faculty recommendations 



Herbert S. Dordick Award for an Outstanding Mentor Award

Please take a minute and nominate a faculty or staff member here at UCO who helped you your freshman year (at UCO). This person should be one who made a difference to you and helped you make important educational decisions. This award is made possible through the generosity of Phi Eta Sigma, Dr. Robert Epstein, UCO AMBUCS Club and the UCO Foundation. The Outstanding Mentor will be announced at the next annual Faculty Staff Fall Forum.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Nominated by a current UCO student or a graduated former student
  • Employed at UCO for a minimum of 2 years



HoganTaylor Accounting Scholarship

Open to any declared accounting major in the College of Business.


Homer Coker Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in Physical Education/Health. The amount awarded and number of recipients for this scholarship will be determined by the amount available in the fund at the time of the selection.  NOTE: Any student awarded this scholarship may, and must, reapply to receive the scholarship in subsequent years, thus making the scholarship unavailable to new applicants. For clarity, check with the KHS department chair.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Open to any junior or senior standing in the year for which the scholarship is given
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Participation in significant campus activities
  • Preference given to students from Oklahoma 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 


Institute of Hope Scholarship

The UCO Institute of Hope Scholarship is awarded to students facing financial hardship, abuse, or extenuating circumstances as they try to reach their educational goals. It was created by three Sociology alumnae to fight prejudice, poverty, and abuse through educational programming and flexible student financial aid.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Preference given to Liberal Arts majors
  • Must be U.S. Resident/Citizen
  • Evidence of student's commitment to their education through GPA or academic progress from past semesters
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours in the semester awarded            
  • Provide a detailed statement explaining financial need, any special circumstances facing past or current poverty, abuse, or extenuating issues, and additional information or comments



Insurance and Risk Management Endowed Scholarship

The Insurance and Risk Management Leadership Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students. Students must have a declared major in Insurance & Risk Management, a declared minor in Insurance, or a declared minor in Risk Management. Preferred Actuary, Insurance and Risk Management Club member or student involved in other university related student leadership activities.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Insurance & Risk Management major, a declared minor in Insurance, or a declared minor in Risk Management
  • Full time undergraduates
Selection Process
  • Preferred Actuary, Insurance and Risk Management Club member or student involved in other university related student leadership activities.



ISM-OKC David Henry Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The ISM-OKC David Henry Memorial Endowed Scholarship is open to a declared Operations & Supply Chain Management major, with emphasis in Purchasing & Materials Management / Supply Chain Management. Students must have a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA and have completed 45 hours at the time of application. Two faculty recommendations required (please indicate the College of Business faculty members on your application that you wish to have supply a recommendation).

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Operations & Supply Chain Management major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Completed HRS = 45HRS
  • Two faculty recommendations required (please indicate the College of Business faculty members on your application that you wish to have supply a recommendation)
Selection Process
  • Emphasis in Purchasing & Materials Management / Supply Chain Management.



ISOM Faculty Endowed Scholarship

The ISOM Faculty Endowed Scholarship is open to declared majors in Management Information Systems or Operations & Supply Chain Management. Students must have completed at least 45 hours at the time of application and cannot be graduating prior to Fall 2021.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared majors in Management Information Systems or Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Completed HRS = 45HRS
  • Cannot be graduating prior to Fall 2021
  • Preferred APICS student chapter member or student involved in other university-related student leadership activities 



J.W. Weatherford Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education and Professional Studies who are majoring in Adult and Higher Education

Eligibility Requirements
  • Open to any student majoring in Adult and Higher Education
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Demonstrates high academic achievements.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 
 


Jack Deskin Professional Media Scholarship

This scholarship was established by alumni and faculty of the Mass Communication Department, honoring Dr. Jack Deskin, who was instrumental in establishing the Broadcasting program at UCO. He was involved with UCO for more than three decades as a professor, Director of Academic Broadcasting, and Chair of the Communication Department. The scholarship awards a student studying Professional Media who displays excellence in the study of broadcasting.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Professional Media Major
  • Junior or Senior in the Fall that the scholarship is awarded
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Active in Mass Communication activities



Jacob Crabbe Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to undergraduate students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in Special Education

Eligibility Requirements.
  • Must be a Special Education major
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Full-time undergraduate student (12 hours)
  • Must be a junior or senior in the semester the scholarship is awarded
  • Demonstrate Financial need

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 
 


Jafar Farzaneh Endowed Scholarship for International Students

This scholarship is available to International students who meet the following critera:

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be an International student.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must be a full-time student in good standing with the University



James W. Miller Leadership Minor Scholarship

In honor of the late James W. Miller, this scholarship will be awarded to a Leadership Minor student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference is given to a first-generation college student or a student with at least one year of service in the military.
Eligibility:
  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Declared Leadership minor
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Preference given to a first-generation college student or student with at least one year of service in the military
  • Written personal statement identifying as a first-generation college student or student with at least one year of service in the military, and provided examples of military service and/or community service that allowed the student to demonstrate leadership and the resulting impact of their leadership



Jamie Jacobson Memorial Endowed Dance Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2012 to honor the life and indomitable spirit of Jamie Jacobson, former chair of the UCO Department of Dance and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Dance Company. For 25 years, Jamie led the UCO Department of Dance to become a thriving division known for its collaborative nature and nurturing learning environment. Jamie was a mentor to her fellow faculty members and countless students.

Eligibility
  • Dance major
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Jan Douglas Endowed Scholarship for Computer Science

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Computer Science.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Computer Science major  
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA  
  • Completed at least 60 hours of credit  
  • Provide personal statement outlining career goals 
  • Expect to graduate from the University of Central Oklahoma   
  • Financial need may be considered 
  • Two faculty recommendations 



Jay and Tricia Evans Scholarship in Real Estate

Must be a full time student with a declared real estate minor. Must provide statement of need and work history while enrolled at school. Real Estate program director must provide a recommendation.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Real Estate minor
  • Enrolled Full Time
  • Provide Statement of need
  • Provide work history while enrolled at school
  • Real Estate program director must provide a recommendation



Jeanne Marie (Jean) Barthell Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of Jeanne Marie (Jean) Barthell, mother of John Barthell. From her obituary, “Jean received a diploma from Parks School of Business in Denver, CO, and then attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, earning a BA in English Literature in 1957, with a minor in French. Literature, painting, theatre, and, above all, symphonic music fed her soul. Jean loved all things French, as a sensible person must, inspiring her to change her nom préféré to 'Jeanne Marie'."

Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate or Undergraduate student in either the Department of English or the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies
  • Preference given to first-generation undergraduates with a French major
  • Preference given to a student who studied abroad or participated in a study tour
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Continuing student in the fall semester the scholarship is awarded



Jeff McKibbin Endowed Scholarship for Athletic Training

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to graduate students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in Athletic Training.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Open to any graduate student majoring in Athletic Training
  • Must be a full-time graduate student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must complete a personal statement outlining personal goals and ambitions and an assessment of UCO's Masters in Athletic Training Program.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 


Jessie M. Nelson Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to graduate students who are pursuing coursework in Adult Education

Eligibility Requirements.
  • Open to a graduate student pursuing coursework in Adult Education
  • Demonstrates academic achievement
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Preference given to students who are employed as an educator, and striving to balance school, work and home.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 


Jill Kelsey Scholarship in Strategic Communications

This scholarship recognizes a Strategic Communications student who shows passion and commitment to their chosen major as evidenced by strong academic performance.

Eligibility: 
  • Must have a declared degree in Strategic Communications
  • Minimum cumulative 3.3 GPA
  • Minimum of 60 hours of coursework completed 



Jill Marderness Endowed Bassoon Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2007 by School of Music faculty member Dr. Lori Wooden to honor her first bassoon teacher, Jill Marderness, and provide assistance to students studying the bassoon.

Eligibility
  • Bassoon major
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • Sophmore, junior, senior or graduate student 
  • Enrolled full time (12+ hours undergraduate, 9+ hours graduate)
Requirements
  • Personal Artist Statement (250 Words)
  • Official Transcript
Responsibilities
  • Recipient required to participate in the UCO Symphony Orchestra and/or Wind Symphony, the Wind Chamber Music Program, and represent the School of Music at the spring audition days.  
  • Recipient required to make a contribution to the community through outreach performances and presentations to area schools and organizations. 

 


Jim V. Groesbeck Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Funeral Service

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Funeral Service.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science
  • Funeral Service major
  • Undergraduate student
  • Preference will be given to students who enroll in online classes
  • Applicants must complete a short essay on how they are a leader or will be a leader in their community
  • Applicants must have two faculty recommendations



Joe D. Weatherford Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Funeral Service

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Funeral Service.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Funeral Service major  
  • 2.50 GPA or above  
  • Junior or Senior student
  • Two faculty recommendations



Joe E. White Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Political Science

This scholarship recognizes a Political Science student who shows passion and commitment to their chosen major as evidenced by strong academic performance.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Undergraduate with Junior standing
  • Political Science major
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Joe Ernest Vaughan Endowed Scholarship for Biosciences & Conservation

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science who are pursuing a degree in the Department of Biology.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Student must demonstrate an outstanding academic record
  • Outstanding potential to further the fields of bioscience and conservation.    
  • Major in Biology, Botany and/or Natural Science but does not exclude someone who wishes to investigate biochemical, molecular or genetics species.   
  • 3 letters of reference – 2 must be academic but one may be a personal reference regarding the applicant’s aptitude and enthusiasm for biology and conservation. 
  • Must be completing 75 hours of coursework   
  • Demonstrate financial need   



Joe Hight Award

This scholarship was established by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma to honor veteran journalist and UCO alumnus Joe Hight. It is awarded to a student who exhibits outstanding promise in ethical journalism.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Sophomore - Senior standing
  • Mass Communications major
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



John & Maxine Kessler Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Open to any student majoring in any field related to the UCO College of  Education & Professional Studies
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrates Financial need

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 


John D. Doak Endowed Scholarship

The National Tornado Summit Foundation Endowed Scholarship is open to declared Insurance & Risk Management majors with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. The student must be a U.S. citizen. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Insurance & Risk Management majors
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • US Citizen
Selection Process
  • Preference will be given to Oklahoma residents and incoming sophomores or juniors.    
Award Requirements
  • Once the recipient receives the scholarship he/she will continue to hold the scholarship for a maximum of three years, or until graduation, whichever comes first, provided the following criteria are met: 1. Student maintains 3.0 GPA  2. Student continues to make progress toward a degree in Insurance & Risk Management



John Taylor Beresford Endowed Scholarship for Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Graduate

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics or the Department of Computer Science in Applied Mathematics – Computer Science or Computer Science option.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Applied Mathematics – Computer Science or Computer Science  
  • Graduate student
  • Must be enrolled full-time   
  • 3.0 GPA or above   
  • Satisfactory progress in area of study 
  • Two letters of faculty reference/support  



John Taylor Beresford Endowed Scholarship for Computer Science

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Computer Science.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Must be enrolled full time  
  • 3.0 GPA or above   
  • Satisfactory progress in their area of study   •Undergraduate student   
  • Computer Science major   
  • Two letters of faculty reference/support  



Jolene Schwind Endowed Scholarship (UTPA)

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are admitted to UTPA for the upcoming academic year. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • This scholarship is open to students who are admitted to UTPA for the upcoming academic year.
  • You must submit a personal statement including teaching goals, desire to continue working in the Oklahoma Public Schools System, and demonstrate financial need.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship
 
 


Joni McClain Pre-Med Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Biology or Chemistry with the intent to continue their education to obtain a medical degree.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Biology or Chemistry major with intent to continue education to obtain a medical degree 
  • Undergraduate student   
  • 3.5 GPA or above  
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Two faculty recommendations



Josephine Plunkett Mathematics Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics with a focus in Mathematics Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Mathematics Education major 
  • Undergraduate student
  • Female
  • Junior or Senior Status Only
  • Preparing to teach math in the public school system   
  • 3.0 GPA or above  
  • Demonstrate adequate progress towards completion of degree 
  • Two faculty recommendations 



Joshua Jarrett Scholarship for Energy Ethics

To provide scholarships for UCO students. 

Eligibility Requirements.
  • Must read the book "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels" by Alex Epstein and writes an essay on any part or all of the book. 
Selection Process
  • Selection preference will be based on essay quality



Judge William S. Myers Award for Academic Excellence and Service in Sociology

This scholarship recognizes William S. Myers, Jr., a judge for over 25 years in the District Court of the State of Oklahoma, and his wife, Lucille, who taught English at UCO in the late 1960s. It is given to a junior or senior student selected by the faculty for high scholastic attainment and who exhibits strong writing skills.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared major (Sociology or Human Services)
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Participation in volunteer events in community or service in armed forces
  • Preference given to Veterans with a minimum of 3.0 GPA


 


Judy Leitner Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology

This scholarship was established by alumna Patricia Bolt in honor of Mrs. Leitner and awards a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Arts in Gerontology program.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Admitted into Master of Arts in Gerontology program
  • Enrolled minimum 3 credit hours
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, good standing
  • Oklahoma resident
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded
  • The applicant must provide a written statement of 750 words that describes the applicant's rationale for scholarship merit and intent to work in the field of Gerontology. 



Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are student teaching in the upcoming academic year. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Student preparing for a teaching career
  • Student doing their student teaching when scholarship is awarded,

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • All funds from this scholarship will be distributed during student teaching
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Karen McGrath Scholarship for Special Education Majors

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in Special Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a Special Education major
  • 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Must be an officer of the Student Council for Exceptional Children who demonstrates exemplary service to the organization
  • Must have completed at least (30) hours or more
  • Recipient must be enrolled in the required amount of hours in the upcoming fall and spring semesters in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship.  

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Kathryn Kunc Art Scholarship

This scholarship was established to provide scholarship assistance to the students within the University of Central Oklahoma’s Department of Art.

Eligibility
  • Studio Art, Art History or Art Education Major
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • Enrolled in 6 hours of art coursework
  • Demonstrate excellence in area of emphasis
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Kay and Harold Jackson Endowed Scholarship for Business

The Kay and Harold Jackson Endowed Scholarship for Business is open to declared business majors who are enrolled full-time. Students must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 30 hours at UCO at the time of application. Transfer students excluded.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared business majors
  • Enrolled Full Time
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher 
  • Completed at least 30 HRS at UCO
  • Transfer students excluded



Kecia DeAnn Stevens Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Nursing.


Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science Student
  • Nursing Major
  • Officially admitted to the UCO Nursing Program
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Undergraduate student, Junior or Senior status only
  • Two faculty recommendations



Ken Moore Endowed Scholarship

To provide a scholarship to a UCO student who meets the following requirements:

Eligibility: 
  • Pursuing a degree in the College of Business
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Provide a personal statement of 1 page showing leadership and community service 



Kenneth Rees Endowed Scholarship in American History

Kenneth R. Rees was inducted into the Edmond Public Schools Foundation Hall of Fame in 2013. He helped launch the Edmond Public Schools Foundation and the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond. This scholarship, established by Edmond philanthropist Eloise Rodke Rees to honor her son, Mr. Kenneth Rees, recognizes a History Education student for high academic achievement.

Eligibility Requirements
  • History Education major with an emphasis in American History
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
  • 3.5 major GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty
  • Participating in student teaching in the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Kirkpatrick Service Awards

To provide scholarships to UCO Students who meet the following criteria: 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above;
  • Must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 12 undergraduate or 9 graduate hours at UCO,
  • Must have earned a minimum of 12 undergraduate hours or 9 graduate hours at UCO,
  • Made significant contributions to the UCO campus through scholarship and leadership



LaTisha Pollard Coffey Endowed Scholarship for Mathematics and Statistics

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Mathematics and Statistics.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Undergraduate or graduate student 
  • Two faculty recommendatons



Latisha Pollard Coffey Scholarship for Art

This scholarship was established in 1983 by Troy and Marceline Pollard in honor of their late daughter LaTisha Pollard Coffey, who passed away earlier in the same year at the age of 33. LaTisha graduated from UCO, then known as Central State University, with a degree in art and a minor in mathematics. Recipient must demonstrate excellence in your area of emphasis and showcase effective writing skills.

Eligibility
  • Art major
  • Cumulative GPA 3.25+
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
  • Enrolled in 6+ hours of art coursework
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Laura Bell Dyer Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to Juniors or Seniors within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in Special Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a Special Education major
  • Must be a junior or senior for the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Leeds Forensic Systems Scholarship

The scholarship is for UCO Students pursing a Forensic Science degree. 

Scholarship Eligibility:
  • Student must be a declared Forensic Science student and currently enrolled full-time in the master’s or undergraduate (Junior/Senior) program.
  • Student must provide a UCO transcript showing an overall 3.0 GPA or above in all coursework.
  • Student must be enrolled full-time (9 hours for graduate students or 12 hours for undergraduate student) each semester the scholarship is received.
  • Preference will be given to students focusing on a career in Firearm and Toolmark Analysis.



Leland and Pauline Cooper Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to undergraduate students within the College of Education and Professional Studies who are majoring in Organizational Leadership.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must complete application process and include an up-to-date transcript
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Leonard-Murray Statistics Endowed Award

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Mathematics-Statistics.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student 
  • Undergraduate or Graduate student 
  • Majoring in Mathematics - Statistics       
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA     
  • Student must have conducted research with a current statistics faculty member 
  • Two faculty recommendations



LeRoy Long IV Graduate Student Research Award for History and Geography

This scholarship was established by College of Liberal Arts Advocacy Council Member Hugh Long. It provides funds for graduate students to perform archival research in Oklahoma, the United States, or abroad.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Student of the History & Geography Department
  • Graduate student performing original archival research  



Lillian Pruett Eleve' Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2020 in honor of Lillian and Pruett Edwards.  

Eligibility
  • Dance Major
  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Sophomore, junior or senior student
  • Minimum GPA 3.0+
  • Provide a personal essay explaining background, career/life goals and any artistic endeavors outside of the department coursework.  
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Lois V. and Dr. Philip Ball Endowed Scholarship in Psychology

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are pursuing a degree in Psychology.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in the psychology program
  • Preference will be given to students who are interested in Counseling Psychology
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Enrolled in 9 graduate or 12 undergraduate credit hours or more

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Lorraine K. Bell Scholarship

This scholarship, established in honor of former UCO English and Humanities instructor Lorraine King Bell, recognizes a student who has demonstrated outstanding scholarly ability and has played an active role in university activities.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Enrolled in Bachelor of Arts in English, English- Creative Writing, English Education, or Master of Arts in English
  • Junior, senior, or graduate standing
  • Demonstrates scholarly excellence
  • Active participation in department and University activities



Lorren H. Beavers Endowed Accounting Scholarship

The Lorren H. Beavers Endowed Accounting Scholarship is open to declared Accounting majors.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Accounting majors



Louis D. Nagi Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The Louis D. Nagi Endowed Memorial Scholarship is open to a graduate student in the MBA Program. The student must be a U.S. citizen with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. Preference to be given to U.S. student in MBA Program who plans to go into the teaching field. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate student in the MBA Program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • US Citizen
Selection Process
  • Preference to be given to U.S. student in MBA Program who plans to go into the teaching field. 



Louise Chandler Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics and Science

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Undergraduate enrolled in 12 hours
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA,
  • Preference given to a student actively involved in the Black Student association
  • Two faculty recommendations



LTC Oren Lee Peters Endowed ROTC Scholarship

To provide scholarship funds for Cadets in the Army ROTC program

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be a contracted ROTC Cadet
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Personal statement in Army memorandum format detailing the financial need and reasons for participating in Army ROTC and why you are the best candidate for selection
  • No previous administrative suspension or probation for academics
  • Passing score on the Army Combat Fitness Test at time of application
  • ROTC instructor recommendation
  • Previous winners are not eligible for scholarship



Lucille Patton Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a student majoring in Adult Education. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Major in Adult Education
  • Demonstrate Academic Achievement
  • Demonstrate Financial Need

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 





Macaulay Family Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2019 by Andrew and Marilyn Macaulay to provide assistance to a College of Fine Arts and Design undergraduate student who is working to pay for college. Preference is given to art and design majors. Recipients must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative retention GPA and be working a minimum of 15 hours per week. 

Eligibility
  • College of Fine Arts and Design major
  • Preference given to art and design majors
Requirements
  • Minimum cumulative retention GPA of 2.5
  • Working a minimum of 15 hours per week


 


Maja Kristin Scholarship for Dance

This scholarship was established in 2020 by Maja Kristin.

Preference will be given to students who participate in UCO Department of Dance's performing companies which include but are not limited to, Kaleidoscope Dance Company, students involved with student groups in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and studetns who are former scholarship recipients.  

Eligibility
  • Dance Major
  • Enrolled Full-Time
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Management Department Scholarship Fund

The Management Department Scholarship Fund is open to declared Management (Management, Human Resource Management, or PGA Golf Management) majors

Eligibility Requirements.
  • Declared Management (Management, Human Resource Management, or PGA Golf Management) majors



Margaret Bennett McAlister Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarships for UCO Students.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate student    
  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • Education Major with intent to teach math





Margaret Branscum Scholarship for Teachers

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are preparing for a teaching career.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be an education major, with intent to become a teacher
  • Must be a female student admitted to student teaching
  • 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Must be in student teaching semester
Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Seniors graduating in December are eligible to receive full scholarship in their last semester
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 
 


Margaret Jane Dalton Endowed Scholarship in Nursing

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Nursing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Undergraduate student  
  • 3.0 overall grade point or higher  
  • Nursing major
  • Two faculty recommendations

Selection Requirements
  • Preference given to a nursing student who is participating or has participated in STLR activities



Martin Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Nursing

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Undergraduate student, Junior or Senior Status Only   
  • Oklahoma resident   
  • Nursing major, 
  • Enrolled full-time   
  • Demonstrate financial need, based on scholarship and financial aid currently receiving
  • Two faculty recommendations  



Martin, Wilson, and Associates Endowed Scholarship in Creative Writing

This scholarship, established by Jim Martin and Evelyn Wilson, recognizes an undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a major in Creative Writing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Majoring in Bachelors of Arts in English- Creative Writing or Master in Arts in Creative Writing
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled at UCO with Junior, Senior, or Graduate student status
  • Submit an original writing sample essay or short story with a 500-word minimum
  • Continuing student in the fall semester that scholarship is awarded



Marvin Mays Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science who are pursuing a degree in the Department of Biology.

Eligibility Requirements​
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Major in Biology   
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0   
  • Must have completed 60 hours of credit towards degree   
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Two faculty recommendations  



Mary Ellen Lovelace Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Nursing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Undergraduate student, 
  • Junior Status Only   
  • Nursing major pursuing degree as a second career
  • Written essay (approximately 1,000 to 1,500 words) articulating the nursing student’s commitment to nursing, brief biography and goals for the future   
  • Two letters of faculty reference/support
  • One personal letter of recommendation (non-faculty)  



Mathematics and Statistics Department Chair’s Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Undergraduate or graduate student   
  • 2.9 GPA or above   
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours per semester
  • Two faculty recommendations



Maxine Prather Endowed Scholarship for Elementary Education

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Education & Professional Studies majoring in Elementary Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This scholarship is open to any student who has declared Elementary Education as their major
  • Must have completed 9 semester hours of elementary education coursework
  • Overall minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Provide (2) letters of recommendation
  • Provide personal statement outlining why he/she desires to become a teacher 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 


 


Media Studies Scholarship

To provide a scholarship to a UCO student in the Mass Communication Department who is a Media Studies Minor.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Media Studies Minor
  • Junior or senior standing in the fall semester that the scholarship is disbursed
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours



Merit Scholarship for Illustration Minors

This scholarship was established in 2005 by Mr. Keith Webb, program director of the UCO Illustration Minor, to provide scholarship assistance to students with an emphasis in illustration.  

Eligibility
  • Graphic design major with minor in illustration OR graduate student pursuing MFA in design
  • Major GPA 3.0+ and cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
  • Enrolled in 9+ hours of design courses (undergraduate) OR 6+ hours of design courses (graduates)
Requirements
  • 5-10 images of your artwork
  • Additional essay (250 words for undergraduates, 500 words for graduates) answering the questions:
    1. What is the most fulfilling aspect of your life as an artist?
    2. What influenced you to pursue art and what are your career objectives?
  • One faculty reference
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Micah Steelman Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Accounting

The Micah Steelman Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Accounting is open to students who have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours. Must be full time with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. Preference will be given to a student who has completed or is currently completing an accounting internship. Must provide a faculty recommendation.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Accounting major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Completed HRS = 60hrs
  • Full Time
  • Must provide a faculty recommendation

Selection Process
• Preference will be given to a student who has completed or is currently completing an accounting internship.
(This scholarship is a Free course textbook package)  

 


MidFirst Bank Endowed Accounting Scholarship

The MidFirst Bank Endowed Accounting Scholarship is open to declared Accounting majors.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Accounting majors



Milah P. Lynn Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Nursing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science students
  • Nursing major   
  • Demonstrate financial need  
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Two faculty recommendations  



Mildred Lorene Davis Scholarship for Dance

This scholarship was established in 2017 by Debra Sue Pense in honor of her mother, the late Mildred Lorene Davis. Mildred was hard-working, industrious and active her entire life and enjoyed many recreational activities including dance.

Eligibility
  • Dance major
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5+
  • Sophomore, junior or senior
  • Enrolled full time (12+ hours)
Requirements
  • 1 1/2 to 2 page statement about the role of dance in a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Milt and Shirley Pugh Endowed Scholarship (CLA)

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Mathematics and Science and/or the College of Liberal Arts. This fund is established as an honorarium of the following former faculty of the University: Marvin Evans, Beverly Cox, C.E. Herring, Gerlof Homan, Fred Drake, Vera Mayor, and Norman Russell.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science or a College of Liberal Arts student
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 
  • Demonstrated financial need   
  • Candidate should be full time and in good standing   
  • Provide two faculty recommendations
  • Provide current transcript  



Milt and Shirley Pugh Endowed Scholarship (CMS)

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Mathematics and Science and/or the College of Liberal Arts. This fund is established as an honorarium of the following former faculty of the University: Marvin Evans, Beverly Cox, C.E. Herring, Gerlof Homan, Fred Drake, Vera Mayor, and Norman Russell.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science or a College of Liberal Arts student
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 
  • Demonstrated financial need   
  • Candidate should be full time and in good standing   
  • Provide two faculty recommendations
  • Provide current transcript  



Mollie Barrett Tallant Scholarship for CMS

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Undergraduate          
  • 2.0 GPA or higher         
  • Must be taking 9 hours per semester
  • Two faculty recommendations    

Selection Process
  • Preference will be given to single mothers



Morgan Family Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to a student who is pursuing a degree in Family Life Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • One scholarship awarded to student pursuing a degree in Family Life Education 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Involvement in campus organizations
  • Submit personal essay describing how your education at UCO prepares you for your career and your career goal   

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 





Muriel A. Herbrand Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in Physical Education/Health and are preparing to teach.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This scholarship is open to students who are majoring in physical education/health
  • Must be admitted to student teaching
  • Active membership in the UCO KHS Club and the Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD).  

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Music Theatre Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1996 under President George Nigh to benefit musical theatre students and is endowed by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

Eligibility:
  • Musical Theatre Major
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5+
  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate Student
Requirements:
  • Personal Artist Statment (250 Words)
  • Official Transcript



Nance Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Jeanette Nance and will be awarded to a graduating Political Science student. Jeannette and daughters, Joy and Julie, are alumnae of the University of Central Oklahoma.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Political Science major (preference given to emphasis in Public Administration)
  • Minimum 3.75 GPA
  • Full-time Undergraduate
  • Graduating in spring semester
  • Demonstrates leadership as determined by faculty
  • Preference given to student who participates in student organization activities
  • Preference given to non-traditional students (High school diploma or equivalent no less than five years prior to receiving award)



NAPM OKC Endowed Scholarship

  • Completed UCO qualifying application
  • College of Business student
  • Majoring in supply chain management
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Must have completed at least 60 credit hours
  • May only be used for tuition, books and fees 



Natalie Taylor Endowed Scholarship for Student Teachers

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are student teaching in the upcoming academic year. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be admitted to  Teacher Education
  • Min 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Short essay describing plan to work in public education within the state of Oklahoma after graduation
  • Preference given to those with outside or student organization involvement. 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall or spring semester to receive award
  • All funds from this scholarship will be distributed during student teaching
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



National American Insurance Company Scholarship

The National American Insurance Company Scholarship is open to a student who is a declared Insurance & Risk Management major, an Insurance minor, or a Risk Management minor. Students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, a minimum of 12 hours completed at the time of application, and be a U.S. citizen. Preference given to students from Lincoln County or willing to relocate to Lincoln County.    

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Insurance & Risk Management major, an Insurance minor, or a Risk Management minor.
  • inimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Completed Hours = 12 HRS
  • US Citizen

Selection Process
•  Preference given to students from Lincoln County or willing to relocate to Lincoln County. 
•  Preference given to students living within a 25 mile radius of Chandler, Oklahoma.  
 • Preference given to Marketing majors with a minor in Insurance and Risk Management.

Award Requirements
  • Once the recipient receives the scholarship he/she will continue to hold the scholarship for a maximum of three years, or until graduation, whichever comes first, provided the criteria continue to be met.



New Student Recruitment Scholarship for Chemistry

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to incoming students, freshman and transfer students, within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Chemistry

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Chemistry major
  • Undergraduate student 
  • Two recommendation 



Nollert Family Scholarship in German Studies

This scholarship provides funds to support a student who is a German major or minor with a high academic record. This award is sponsored by alumnus Ben Odom to acknowledge the educational contributions of the Nollert family to Oklahoma.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared major or minor in German
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Active in German club/ German-speaking community
  • Continuing to study German at UCO
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Nortek Air Solutions Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Engineering Physics.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Mechanical Engineering major   
  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • Two faculty recommendations     



Nursing Department Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Nursing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Nursing major
  • Undergraduate student   
  • Enrolled full-time 
  • Two faculty recommendations 



Ober & Bessie Mann Haug Scholarship

To provide scholarships to UCO students who are Land Run descendants and meet the following criteria:

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in 6 hours or more in the upcoming fall semester
  • Must have completed at least 12 hours at UCO
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Must be a Land Run descendant



Odom Outreach Scholarship in Sociology

This scholarship, established by alumnus, Ben Odom, is to be awarded to a Sociology undergraduate major who has shown resilience in their life and has demonstrated community involvement through volunteer efforts.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Sociology, Human Services, or Substance Abuse Studies major
  • Full-time undergraduate
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Financial need will be considered
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company Endowed Scholarship

The Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company Endowed Scholarship is open to declare Insurance & Risk Management majors with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students must be U.S. citizens.    

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared insurance & Risk Management majors
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • US Citizen
Award Requirements
  • Once the student is awarded the scholarship he/she will continue to hold the scholarship for a maximum of three years, or until graduation, whichever comes first, provided the following criteria are met:    1. Student maintains 3.0 GPA  2. Student continues to make progress toward a degree in Insurance & Risk Management



Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants Scholarship (Graduate)

The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants Scholarship (Graduate) is open to MBA or MSBA graduate students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students must provide a statement outlining career goals. Financial need to be considered. Preference to be given for those applicants interested in a Government career.

Eligibility Requirements
  • MBA or MSBA graduate students
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Students must provide a statement outlining career goals
Selection Process
  • Financial need to be considered.
  • Preference to be given for those applicants interested in a Government career.



Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants Scholarship (Undergraduate)

The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants Scholarship (Undergraduate) is open to undergraduate students with a declared Accounting major, a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and a minimum of 30 hours completed at the time of application. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Accounting major
  • Undergraduate
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completed minimum of 30 HRS
  • Students must provide a personal statement outlining career goals.
Selection Process
  • Financial need to be considered.
• Preference to be given for those applicants interested in a Government career.


Oliver Hodge Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are pursuing a graduate degree in Educational Leadership.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This scholarship is open to any student pursuing a graduate degree in Educational  Leadership
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Demonstrates through a personal statement a desire to continue working in the Oklahoma Public School System

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Organizational Leadership Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies majoring in Organizational Leadership.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This scholarship is open to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Organizational Leadership.
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA (UCO Overall GPA)
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Submit (2) faculty recommendation letters

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Outdoor and Community Recreation Alumni Endowed Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships to students within the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Student must be majoring in Outdoor and Community Recreation.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Recipient must be enrolled in the required amount of hours in the upcoming fall and spring semesters in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Outstanding 1st Year Graduate Student Award in Political Science

This scholarship is awarded to a Political Science major who exemplifies high academic achievement in their specific area of study and class standing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a graduate student
  • Completion of 18 graduate hours or less
  • Political Science, Master of Public Administration, Internal Relations major
  • Show strong academic performance (GPA)
  • Continuing student for the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Outstanding 2nd Year Graduate Student Award in International Relations

This scholarship is awarded to a Political Science major who exemplifies high academic achievement in their specific area of study and class standing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate student majoring in Political Science-International Relations
  • Completion of 18 graduate hours or more
  • Show strong academic performance (GPA)



Outstanding 2nd Year Graduate Student Award in Master of Public Administration

This scholarship is awarded to a Political Science major who exemplifies high academic achievement in their specific area of study and class standing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate student majoring in Political Science - Public Administration
  • Completion of 18 graduate hours or more
  • Strong academic performance (GPA)



Outstanding 2nd Year Graduate Student Award in Political Science

This scholarship is awarded to a Political Science major who exemplifies high academic achievement in their specific area of study and class standing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate student majoring in Political Science
  • Completion of 18 graduate hours or more
  • Strong academic performance (GPA)



Outstanding French Student

These scholarships are awarded to students who show excellence in their language studies. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared major/minor in French
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Club participation, leadership, involvement in outreach events, or have plans for participation in a study tour
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Outstanding German Student

These scholarships are awarded to students who show excellence in their language studies.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Major/Minor in German
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Club participation, leadership, involvement in outreach events, or have plans for participation in a study tour
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Outstanding Spanish Student

This scholarship is awarded to a student who shows excellence in their language studies.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Major/Minor in Spanish
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Club participation, leadership, involvement in outreach events, or have plans for participation in a study tour
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Outstanding Undergraduate in Economics Scholarship

The Outstanding Undergraduate in Economics Scholarship is open to a declared Economics (Economics or Energy Economics) major with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA who has completed a minimum of 45 hours at the time of application.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Economics (Economics or Energy Economics) major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Completed minimum of 45 HRS



Pandora Tadefa Spanish Education Scholarship Award

This scholarship was made possible by a generous gift from the Michael Adam Everett Memorial Fund and the late Dr. Mark Allen Everett. The Everett Family Fund was established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation by Dr. Mark Everett, father of Howard Dean Everett. This scholarship addresses the demand for Spanish language teachers and is awarded to a student with a major in Spanish Education.

Must apply through the OCCF website.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be enrolled at University of Central Oklahoma
  • Must be a Spanish Education Major
  • Applicants must have a GPA greater than or equal to 3.0.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to civic and educational affairs in the community



Parman Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship will be awarded to help an Oklahoma resident in need.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must have a GPA of at least 2.5
  • Must have completed at least 12 hours
  • Must be enrolled in 6 hours or more in the upcoming fall semester



Patterson Family Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies majoring in Library Media Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • This scholarship is open to any graduate student majoring in Library Media Education or students who already hold a master’s degree but are seeking school library media specialist certification.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Student must provide a personal essay describing "the value of a strong school library"

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Paycom Payroll Professional Sales Scholarship

The Paycom Payroll Professional Sales Scholarship is open to Professional Selling majors or minors who excel in the professional sales competition.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Professional Selling majors or minors 
  • Excel in professional sales competition



PET Holdings Pre-Vet Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Undergraduate       
  • Chemistry or Biology major       
  • 3.5 GPA or above       
  • Minimum one year experience at an emergency veterinary hospital       
  • Must have volunteer experience at an animal rescue group or shelter       
  • Must have no arrest record
  • Two faculty recommendations



Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society Award

This award goes to an outstanding member of Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society member
  • 100 word (approx.) essay on contributions to Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Piper Family Scholarship for the Arts

This scholarship was generously established in 2013 by Britt and Jean Piper to fuel a creative partnership between the initiatives of the Piper family and UCO’s art program.

Eligibility
  • Art major
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5+
  • Sophomore, junior or senior
  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree
Requirements
  • 5-10 images of your artwork
  • 250-word essay answering the question, "where do you see your art taking you in the course of your life, both professionally and personally?"
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Piyush and Lisa Patel Scholarship for Design

This scholarship was established in 2012 by Piyush and Lisa Patel to provide scholarship assistance to students within the UCO Department of Design who demonstrate proficiency and interest in web and multimedia design.

Eligibility
  • Graphic design major
  • Cumulative GPA 3.25+
  • Junior or senior
  • Proficiency and interest in web and multimedia design
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Political Science Graduate Paper Award

This award provides money to recognize the winner of Political Science paper submissions. There will be a graduate and undergraduate paper winner. Winners will be the department's representative for the Oklahoma Political Science association Paper Award competitions in the fall.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate Student
  • Political Science major
  • Attach Political Science Paper



Political Science Leadership Award

This award recognizes outstanding leadership characteristics in a Political Science major.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Junior or Senior level status in fall
  • Provide evidence of Leadership in Poli Science student organizations/ activities
  • Political Science major
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Political Science Undergraduate Paper Award

This award provides money to recognize the winner of Political Science paper submissions. There will be a graduate and undergraduate paper winner. Winners will be the department's representative for the Oklahoma Political Science association Paper Award competitions in the fall.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate student
  • Political Science major
  • Continuing student for the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Professional Sales Scholarship

The Professional Sales Scholarship is open to a declared major or minor in Professional Selling. Students must be interested in pursuing a career in Professional Sales.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared major or minor in Professional Selling
  • Interested in pursuing a career in Professional Sales



Professor Leroy Crozier Internship Scholarship

This scholarship honors Professor Leroy Crozier who graduated from Central in 1943 and later served as the chair of the UCO Political Science department for 12 years. It awards Political Science students who are participating in a university-approved internship.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Political Science major
  • Minimum of 3.25 GPA in your major and 3.0 GPA overall
  • Junior or senior status
  • Applicants and the desired internship opportunity must have been vetted by the political science internship coordinator prior to application for the scholarship
  • Attached description of the internship including the number of hours completed, desired learning outcomes, organization at which the internship will be completed, internship responsibilities, etc.



PSA Scholarship

The PSA Scholarship is offered by the Photographic Society of America for students majoring in photography. The society fosters personal growth and expression, creativity, excellence, and ethical conduct in all aspects of photographic endeavor.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Photographic Arts major
  • Junior or Senior standing
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Recommendation from a Photography faculty member
  • Student must submit 5 photographic images for review
  • Student must submit model releases for recognizable faces in images
  • Winning recipient must provide 4-6 images at the end of the fall semester for the annual spring PSA Conference for display/publication purposes



Public Health Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in Public Health.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Major in Public Health,
  • Full time undergraduate student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Second semester junior or first semester senior classification
  • Demonstrates Financial need.
  • Recipient must be enrolled in the required amount of hours in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship.  

Award Requirements
  • The recipient of this scholarship must write a letter of thanks to the Public Health Program Faculty and turn it into the College of Education & Professional Studies dean’s office, attention CEPS Development Office. 



Pugh Family Pioneer Endowed Scholarship for Geography

In memory of Dr. Edward J. Pugh, this scholarship provides funds for a student whose major is Geography and holds sophomore or junior standing at UCO. It is open to U.S. and international students.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Sophomore or Junior standing in semester awarded
  • Geography major
  • Continuing student in the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded
  • Personal letter discussing background, influences, career choice, etc.



Reba Collins Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor the late Reba Collins, considered the world's foremost scholar on Will Rogers. She taught at UCO as a journalism professor and worked as the Director of the University of Central Oklahoma's Public Relations. This scholarship is awarded to a student who shows outstanding achievement and promise in print journalism.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Mass Communication, Strategic Communications majors
  • Junior or Senior status in fall semester that scholarship is awarded
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in at least 12 hours
  • Active in Mass Communication Studies



Regent Belva Prestidge Howard Scholarship

To provide scholarships for students pursuing a graduate degree in the School Counseling. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Open to any graduate student pursuing a degree in School Counseling
  • Must be enrolled full time (9 hours)
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Remy-Morris Endowed Scholarship-NOMINATION

This scholarship was established in 2007 by Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher and David Morris in honor of their parents Drs. Susanne and Horst Remy, and Mr. and Mrs. Marjorie and David Morris, Sr. for outstanding students enrolling in applied cello or applied strings, and orchestra. 

Eligibility
  • Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students are eligible to apply.
  • Student pursuing a degree in Music with preference given to a student studying strings.
  • Preference given to a student who has been verified through FAFSA as a "Former Ward of the Court".
  • Preference given to previous recipients.  
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Richard and Helen Peters' Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Applied Liberal Arts Award

This scholarship is sponsored by Emeritus Professor of History Dr. Richard Peters, and his wife Helen Peters, long-time adjunct professor at the University of Central Oklahoma. It recognizes a student's academic achievement in Applied Liberal Arts.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Applied Liberal Arts major
  • Full-time or part-time undergraduate
  • Meet standards set by program under direction of the Center for the Advancement of the Liberal Arts
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Richard Denson Endowed Scholarship for Dance Education

This scholarship was established in 2009 to honor the late Richard Denson, a faculty member in the UCO Department of Dance who passed away in 2011. Further donations were contributed to the fund in memory of his mother, Audrey Denson, who passed away in 2012.

Eligibility
  • Dance education major
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5+
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
  • 12+ completed hours at UCO
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Rishi & Srikanth PA Endowed Scholarship in Nursing

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Nursing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Nursing major 
  • Two faculty recommendations 



Robert Aldridge Armed Forces Scholarship

This scholarship is available to those that are active in the military, a veteran who is honorably or medically discharged, and/or a member of the National Guard (required to show proof of current enlistment or discharge). 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must be enrolled in at least 9 hours or more



Robert and Elizabeth Walker Scholarship for Accounting

The Robert and Elizabeth Walker Endowed Scholarship for Accounting is open to a full-time undergraduate student with a declared Accounting major and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Accounting Major
  • Full-time Undergraduate
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Ability to demonstrate financial need.



Robert Burke Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is available to those who have completed the Upward Bound Program and meet the following criteria.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must have maintained a 2.25 GPA
  • Must have maintained full-time status
  • Must have completed the Upward Bound Program



Robert Glenn Rapp Chamber Music

To provide scholarship to School of Music students who participate in the Chamber Music Initiative.

Eligibility
  • SOM Student
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
  • Demonstrate financial need
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Robert Glenn Rapp Scholar Incentive Award-NOMINATION

This scholarship was established in 2004 to provide scholarship assistance to an incoming freshman of the UCO School of Music who demonstrates high academic achievement. The Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation has graciously funded this and many other important scholarship initiatives for the students of our School of Music. Recipient must display a high level of artistry in your area.

Eligibility:
  • Incoming Freshman Music Major
  • Graduate from High School with 3.0+ GPA
  • Enrolled Full-Time (12+ Hours)
  • Oklahoma Resident
  • ACT Score 22+
Requirements:
  • Display High Level of Artistry in Your Area
  • Two Teacher Recommendation Letters
  • Recipient required to write a brief essay about any class or performance activities.   



Robert Glenn Rapp Upper Level Music Award

This scholarship was established in 2008 by the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation. Recipient must display a high level of artistry in your area of study.

Eligibility:
  • Music Major
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student
  • Enrolled Full-Time (12+ Hours Undergraduate, 9+ Hours Graduate)
  • Oklahoma Resident
Requirements:
  • Display High Level of Artistry in Your Area
  • Recipient required to write a brief essay about a class, research, creative or scholarly activity. 
  • Personal Artist Statement (250 Words)
  • Official Transcript 



Rothbaum Scholarship

This scholarship is available to help those who are a resident of Oklahoma and are an undergraduate student.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours during the current spring semester
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must have completed 30 credit hours at UCO
  • Must have completed 12 credit hours in your academic major



Roy Huckleberry Memorial Scholarship

The Roy Huckleberry Memorial Scholarship is open to a declared Accounting major who has completed at least 12 hours at the time of application and has a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, as well as a minimum 3.25 major GPA in Accounting.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Accounting major
  • Completed 12 HRS
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Minimum Major GPA of 3.25



RSM Scholarship

The RSM Scholarship is open to a declared Accounting major with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and at least 75 hours completed at the time of application. Two faculty recommendations required (please indicate the two College of Business faculty members on your application that you wish to have supply a recommendation).

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Accounting major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Completed at least 75 Hrs
  • Two faculty recommendations required (please indicate the two College of Business faculty members on your application that you wish to have supply a recommendation)



Ruki Ravikumar Endowed Scholarship for the Arts and Design

This scholarship was established in 2016, by Ruki Ravikumar and Patti Neuhold, to benefit an international student in the College of Fine Arts and Design.  

Eligibility
  • International Undergraduate or Graduate Student
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Personal 1-1/2 to 2 page essay, describing the applicant's journey to becoming a student at UCO, his or her artistic discipline or design specialty and what he or she hopes to accomplish in their professional career.  
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Ruth B. Boss Women in Leadership Scholarship

To benefit deserving Broncho Business Leaders (2BL) students at the University of Central Oklahoma.  
 
  • Preference is given to a female student
  • Must be a full-time enrolled College of Business student who has been admitted to 2BL.
  • Recommendation from the Director of 2BL.
  • Must submit a resume that details leadership skills
  • Preference is given to a student who will be junior the following Fall/Spring



Ryanne Hauschild Scholarship for Kinesiology

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in Kinesiology – Exercise/Fitness Management.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Majoring in Kinesiology – Exercise/Fitness Management
  • Must be a student of good character
  • Provide (2) letters of character reference
  • GPA and Financial need may be considered when students of similar character are evaluated.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Samuel Henry and Elizabeth P. Mitchell Foundation Scholarship for Modern Languages

This scholarship is awarded to recognize students of the Department of Modern Languages who are accomplished in several languages.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Major/minor in language
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • An active learner in more than one language
  • Continuing student for the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Samuel Henry Mitchell and Elizabeth P. Mitchell Endowed Scholarship for Chemistry

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Chemistry.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Chemistry major
  • 3.0 GPA or above  
  • Undergraduate student   
  • Enrolled in minimum of 6 hours per semester 
  • Two faculty recommendations 



Samuel Henry Mitchell and Elizabeth P. Mitchell Scholarship for Mathematics

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Mathematics.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Mathematics major
  • Undergraduate or graduate student   
  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • Enrolled in minimum of 6 hours per semester 
  • Two faculty recommendations 



Sandra Mackey Endowed Scholarship

In honor of Dr. Sandra Mackey, a leading Middle East expert and author of six acclaimed books, this scholarship recognizes graduate students in the Master of Arts - International Affairs program who exemplifies high academic achievement and class standing.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Graduate in Master of Arts, Poli Science-International Affairs program
  • Continuing student for the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Scholarship for 1st Generation Students

This scholarship is available to first generation students at UCO.  A first generation student is a student who is the first in their family to attend UCO. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours or more
  • Must be a first generation student



Shedeck Business Scholarship

The Shedeck Business Scholarship is open to a declared College of Business Major. Students must be enrolled full-time, U.S. citizens, Oklahoma residents, and have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared College of Business major
  • Enrolled Full Time
  • US Citizen
  • Oklahoma resident
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher



Sorosis Club Scholarship

The Sorosis Club Scholarship was established in 1994 to be awarded to a College of Liberal Arts undergraduate or graduate student of admirable character.

• Liberal Arts major

• Full-time student
• Minimum GPA 3.0
• Letter of reference from at least two professors
• A student of admirable character
• Continuing student in the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded


Stanley W. Case Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Mass Communication

This scholarship was established in honor of vetern news anchor, broadcast journalist, UCO Distinguished Alumnus, and inaugural Luminary Society member, Stanley Case. It is awarded to a Mass Communication Professional Media major.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Professional Media major
  • Junior or Senior status with at least one semester left before graduation
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Successful completion of 4 courses in the Professional Media degree program
  • Expressed desire to begin a career in broadcasting after graduation
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Stephanie D. Johnson Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to Juniors or Seniors within the College of Education & Professional Studies who have a learning disability and/or are admitted to the teacher education program and plan to work with students who have a learning disability. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be admitted to the teacher education program
  • 2.5 GPA or higher 
  • Preference will be given to a student with a learning disability at UCO
  • Must be a junior or senior for the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded 
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to OK resident

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
  • Recipient is able to receive the full award in the fall, if graduating.
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 





Stephen Holt Gragg Memorial Scholarship

To provide scholarships for UCO students who meet the following criteria:

Eligibility:
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Preference given to a Political Science, Public Administration or other majors leading to a career in governement service
  • Demonstrated leadership in student governement
  • Demonstrated commitment to public or campus services
  • Letter of recommendation from 2 faculty members



Steve Allen Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies pursuing a degree in Industrial Safety.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be pursuing a B.S. in Industrial Safety/Occupational Safety or M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Studies: Subject Area in Industrial Safety
  • Full-time undergraduate student (12 hours) or graduate student (9 hours)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Steve and Carol Barrymore Endowed Spanish Scholarship

This scholarship honors a UCO Spanish major who exhibits dedication and enthusiasm for learning, that mirror Steve and Carol's feelings in their experiences and connections with the university.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Open to undergraduate students with a Spanish or Spanish Education major (preference given to Spanish Education students)
  • Junior or Senior level status
  • Minimum 2.85 GPA
  • Brief statement explaining financial need or special circumstances



Steward Family Endowed Scholarship in Sociology

The Steward Family Endowed Scholarship in Sociology was created in honor of the Steward family and the role of education in contributing to the greater good as well as improving the life chances of individuals. The power of education to transform lives is at the heart of this scholarship.

This scholarship recognizes a sociology major who demonstrates financial need and an unwavering commitment to higher education and the discipline of sociology.
 
  • Declared Sociology major
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Brief statement explaining financial need and/or special circumstances



Sue McCauley Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to graduate students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in Family & Child Studies.


Eligibility Requirements
  • Majoring in Family & Child Studies
  • Deemed to be “outstanding”, determined by leadership skills shown in personal statement 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Susan Titus Endowed Memorial Scholarship or The Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma Susan Titus Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma Susan Titus Endowed Memorial Scholarship is open to U.S citizens with a declared finance or finance and risk management major or minor.  Students must have completed at least 12 hours of credit at the time of application and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must be enrolled for the semester the scholarship is disbursed. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • US Citizen
  • Declared Finance or Finance and Risk Management major or minor
  • Completed Hours = 12 HRS
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Selection Process
  • Preference given to incoming sophomores and juniors.  
  • Preference given to insurance and risk management majors. 
Award Requirements
  • Once the recipient receives the scholarship, he/she will continue to hold the scholarship for maximum of 3 years or until graduation, whichever comes first, provided a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • They continue to make progress towards a degree in finance (minor in insurance and risk management)



Susan Varghese Thomas

To benefit deserving, full-time students at UCO who are first generation Americans.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 retention GPA
  • Must be a first generation American
  • Must be majoring in English or Management Information Systems
  • Must be classified as a Junior for the upcoming Fall semester
  • Must be a full-time student.



Ted and Dorothy Thrasher Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics student
  • Student must be an Oklahoma Resident 
  • Enrolled 12 hours,
  • 3.0 GPA or higher 
  • Pursuing STEM Degree. 
  • Student must demonstrate financial need and is not receiving Pell Grant funding
  • Two faculty recommendations.



Terrell Smith Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Chemistry.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Chemistry major
  • 3.5 GPA or above 
  • Undergraduate student
  • Two faculty recommendations



Textbook Brokers Leadership Fund - CEPS

Scholarship Mission:  To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies

Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Undergradaute or Graduate 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Textbook Brokers Leadership Scholarship for the College of Fine Arts and Design

This scholarship was established to provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Fine Arts and Design that demonstrate leadership.

Eligibility
  • Any CFAD major
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • Enrolled full time (12+ hours undergraduate, 9+ hours graduate)
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Textbook Broker's Leadership Scholarship in CMS

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science.
 
Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Must be enrolled full-time 12 hours if undergraduate or 9 hours if graduate. 
  • Must be a continuing student in the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded
  • Two faculty recommendations 



Textbook Brokers Scholarship-COB

The Textbook Brokers Scholarship is open to declared College of Business majors who are full-time students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared College of Business majors
  • Enrolled full time
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher



The Allen Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Education & Professional Studies majoring in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Pursuing undergraduate degree in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education
  • Must be sophomore classification or above at the time scholarship is awarded
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Provide two letters of faculty or community member references
  • U.S. Citizen, Oklahoma resident
  • Demonstrate financial need 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



The Aràmbula Family Endowed Scholarship for Education

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are student teaching in the upcoming academic year. 

Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Must complete an application and provide official transcript
  2. Must be admitted to the Teacher Education or Secondary Education program at UCO
  3. Minimum 2.8 GPA required
  4. In a short essay please demonstrate financial need
  5. Preference will be given to a student who is involved with campus or outside community organizations, please include a letter of recommendation from the organization. 
Selection Process: 
Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements:
Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall or spring semester to receive award
All funds from this scholarship will be distributed during student teaching
Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 


The Dr. Merl Simmons Endowed Scholarship


Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to UCO students.
 
  1. Student must be enrolled full time
  2. Preference will be given to a former Anna’s House Foundation ward or to an Anna’s House Foundation (AHF) foster family child.
  3. If no AHF applicants are eligible then preference will be given to a former foster student.
  4. Preference given to a student who is a pre-med major and intends to pursue a medical degree in pediatrics or a nursing degree with a pediatric specialty
  5. Two Faculty references must be provided



The Dr. William Caire Selman Living Lab Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Biology.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Majoring in Biology
  • Full-time Student 
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Preference given to a student who has participated in research or service at the Selman Living Lab
  • Two faculty references must be provided 



The Fred and Catherine Turpin Scholarship for Speech-Language Pathology

​Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to graduate students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are pursuing a degree in Speech Language Pathology. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology at UCO
  • In a short essay, please demonstrate how you show professionalism on a daily basis, how you plan to impact your community after graduation and the financial need for this scholarship. 





The Hall Family Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are preparing for a teaching career.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Student preparing for a teaching career
  • Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Admitted to Teacher Education
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need
  • Must be enrolled in the required amount of hours in the upcoming fall and spring semesters in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
  • 2 scholarships for music education majors and 2 scholarships for non-music education majors
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Seniors graduating in December are eligible to receive full scholarship in their last semester
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 
 


The Jo Bazhaw Future Teacher Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are preparing for a teaching career.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Student preparing for a teaching career
  • Must be admitted to Teacher Education
  • Undergraduate or Graduate 
  • Minimim 2.5 GPA
  • Preferene given to students demonstrating financial need
  • Successful recipients are eligible to reapply
Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Seniors graduating in December are eligible to receive full scholarship in their last semester
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 
 


The Lee Sherman Endowed Debate Scholarship

This scholarship is provided to a student who is an Oklahoma resident and who has committed to going to UCO and to being active in the Debate Program.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Attending UCO in fall
  • Accepted in debate program
  • Documents to prove success (tournaments, awards, competitions)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Participated in debate program for 1 year 
  • Letter of Recommendation from high school debate coach



The Love of Janeene Cooper Scholarship in Nursing

​Scholarship mission:  To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science pursuing a degree in the Department of Nursing.
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Enrolled as full-time student in Nursing Program
  • Complete application and provide transcript
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation from a nursing faculty member
  • Preference given to a First Generation College student
  • Preference given to a student who shows the true definition of nursing characteristics
The Love of Janeene Cooper scholarship was created by her son who graduated from UCO's nursing program. Thinking back, he derived how to effectively be a nurse through watching his mother provide care for others. Through her work ethic, joy, and love for others, Janeene did whatever she could to help someone in need. This scholarship is for a nursing student whom resembles the true characteristics of a nurse. You can have all the knowledge there is to know to become a nurse, but if you cannot show your patients love, empathy, and support, then you have missed what it truly means to be a nurse.
 


The Marissa Murrow Legacy Scholarship for Teacher Education

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to Juniors or Seniors within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are pursuing a career in teaching. This scholarship was established to honor the legacy of former UCO student and special education major, Marissa Murrow.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Complete application and provide official transcript
  • Must be admitted to the Teacher Education program at UCO
  • Preference will be given to a Special Education student major
  • Must be a Junior or Senior level at time scholarship funds are distributed
  • Must be involved with at least one on campus or community organization.
  • Complete a short essay describing which organization you are involved with at UCO, what you have learned from this organization and how you plan to impact your community.
  • Preference may be given to student(s) demonstrating academic excellence.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 





The McCollam / Howard Family Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are preparing for a teaching career.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be preparing for a teaching career
  • Must be a single custodial parent
  • Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Successful recipients are eligible to reapply next year 

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Seniors graduating in December are eligible to recieve full scholarship in their last semester
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



The McLaughlin Family Endowed Scholarship in Photography

This scholarship recognizes a student deemed extremely talented by their faculty who also plans on photography as their profession.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Photographic Arts major or minor
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



The Prosser and Sumner Behavioral Health Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students affliated with the UCO Black Student Association within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are on track with the BCBA course sequence/certification .

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be a current or previous member of the UCO Black Student Association
  • Must be on track with the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification course sequence at UCO at the time of distribution.
  • Must complete application and provide official transcript.
  • Graduate students must be enrolled a minimum of 3 credit hours to be eligible
Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 

**For more information about the UCO BSA: https://uco.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/black-student-association 


The Risley Family Endowed Scholarship for Non Traditional Students

This scholarship is available to any student within the AESS department who have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must have recieved high school diploma or equivalent no less than 5 years prior to this award.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Undergraduate or graduate student for the upcoming fall semester
  • Attach a document that expresses how winning this award will improve your life 
  • Upload a copy of your UCO transcript.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 
 


The Tyler Henry Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Debate

Established in memory and honor of a UCO debater, Tyler Henry, this scholarship assists a student who has completed 12 hours at UCO and has been accepted to the Debate Team.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Accepted on the Debate team
  • Completed a minimum of 12 hours at UCO
  • Provides letter describing influences in declared major, financial need, and special circumstances



The UCO Reading Clinic Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Mary Monfort

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to graduate students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are pursuing a Masters of Education – Reading Specialist.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Complete application
  • Must be completing hours in UCO’s Reading Clinic (Clinical Practices in Reading) at time of distribution
  • In a short essay, please demonstrate how this scholarship will improve your success as a student
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are actively involved with a professional organization related to their field (International Literacy Association; OK Literacy Association; National Council of Teachers of English, International Dyslexia Association)

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
  • This scholarship will be awarded during the summer
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 





The Vicki Louise Professional Sales Scholarship for Single Mothers

To benefit deserving single mothers at the University of Central Oklahoma. 
 
  • Complete the application and provide an official transcript
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Preference is given to a single mother
  • Preference is given to a Professional Sales major



Theresa Sue Evans Endowed Scholarship in Real Estate

The Theresa Sue Evans Endowed Scholarship in Real Estate is open to full time students with a declared UCO Real Estate minor.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared UCO Real Estate minor
  • Enrolled Full Time
  • Students must provide a statement of work history while enrolled in school.
  • Real Estate program director must provide a recommendation.
  • Must provide statement of need.



Tinker Federal Credit Union Design Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2007 to provide scholarship assistance to students within the UCO Department of Design.

Eligibility
  • Design major
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
  • Major GPA 3.25+ and cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • Enrolled full time (12+ hours undergraduate, 9+ hours graduate)
  • Demonstrate financial need
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Tio Chuy’s Auto Group Difference Maker Endowed Scholarship

To provide scholarships for UCO Students.
 
  • Current UCO Student or Incoming Freshman
  • Cumulative 2.0 GPA- current student
  • Cumlative 2.75 GPA- new student
  • Member of Diversity Round Table or International Student Council
  • Must have lived in US for at least 5 years
  • Must have attended US highschool
  • Statement of Financial Need
  • Preference given to students who have or have had Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival Status
  • Preference given to students with evidence of community involvement



Tom & Mary Kate Aldridge Special Education Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are majoring in Special Education.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be majoring in Special Education
  • Enrolled full-time – (12) hours undergraduate, (9) hours graduate
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Outstanding service as a past or current student of the UCO Student Council for Exceptional Children

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Tommy C. Beavers Endowed Graduate Studies Scholarship in Education

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to graduate students within the College of Education& Professional Studies who are pursuing their masters’ degree in any area of education related to K-12 with a plan to continue working in the Oklahoma Public School System.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Pursuing a Master’s degree in any area of Education
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Completed (6) hours of graduate studies toward a Master’s degree in any area of Education related to grades K-12
  • Currently employed in any area of education in an Oklahoma Public School in grades K-12
  • Has a desire to continue working in any area of Education for the Oklahoma Public Schools in grades K-12
  • Financial need to be considered

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Tracy Memorial Trust Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Education & Professional Studies majoring in Elementary Education, with the intent of becoming a teacher.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Elementary Education major
  • Must have completed 12 semester hours at UCO
  • GPA must not be lower than 2.0, nor higher than 3.20
  • Must be enrolled in UCO College of Education & Professional Studies, preparing to become a teacher.  

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Troy and Dollie Smith Scholarship

The Troy and Dollie Smith Scholarship is open to declared College of Business majors with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students must have completed at least 30 hours toward an undergraduate degree at the time of application. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared College of Business major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completed Hours = minimum of 30 hours
  • Student must demonstrate career and personal goals in a personal statement.



UBS Courage and Commitment Award

This scholarship is available to help undergraduate students who participate in student organization activities, show leadership skills, and demonstrate courage and commitment to education while enduring adversity.  

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Must have completed at least one year at UCO
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above



UCO Foundation Board of Trustees Scholarship

This scholarship is for current UCO Students

Eligibility:
  • Must be a current UCO student
  • Must have a GPA of at least 2.5
  • Demonstrate Financial Need 



UCO Women in Safety Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to female students within the College of Education & Professional Studies pursuing a degree in Industrial/Occupational Safety.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Full time undergraduate student
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Female Major in Occupational or Industrial Safety
  • US Citizen
  • Current member of ASSP
  • Is primarily responsible for own financial support
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from faculty member or employment supervisor.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Undergraduate Transfer Student Scholarship for Political Science

This scholarship provides help to a student who has transferred to UCO from another institution and is declared a Political Science major.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate transfer student
  • Declared Political Science major 
  • GPA and Political Science course load considered
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Verlin Richardson Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Chemistry or Chemistry - Forensic Science

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematics and Science student
  • Chemistry or Chemistry Forensics Science major 
  • 3.0 GPA or above 
  • Undergraduate student 
  • Two faculty recommendations



Virginia Peters Sophomore Physical Education Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to female students within the College of Education & Professional Studies who are pursuing an undergraduate teaching degree in physical education. The amount awarded and number of recipients for this scholarship will be determined by the amount available in the fund at the time of the selection. NOTE: Any student awarded this scholarship may, and must, reapply to receive the scholarship in subsequent years, thus making the scholarship unavailable to new applicants, other than incoming freshman. For clarity, check with the KHS department chair. 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Female student
  • Sophomore standing
  • Minimum 2.8 overall GPA
  • Pursuing a Health/Physical Education teaching degree
  • Active membership in the UCO KHS or PEM Club & the OAHPERD
  • Involvement in the Kinesiology & Health Studies departmental activities
  • Demonstrate commitment to a physically active & physically fit lifestyle
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior reflective of a professional person

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Vivian Lanier Endowed Scholarship for Humanities

This scholarship is in memory of UCO Professor, Vivian Lanier, for her teaching and mentorship. It provides for a student showing great promise in Humanities in order to aid in the student’s quest for knowledge.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Humanities major
  • Minimum 18 hours completed in Humanities degree
  • Shows promise toward Humanities degree/GPA considered
  • Outstanding analytical ability and dedicated to the subject matter
  • Special consideration will be given to students who have acted as a tutor or plan on pursuing a teaching career
  • Continuing student for fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



W. Roger Webb Endowed Scholarship for Criminal Justice or Counter-Terrorism

This scholarship recognizes a Criminal Justice student who shows passion and commitment to their chosen major as evidenced by strong academic performance.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Criminal Justice Major
  • Continuing in the fall semester that the scholarship is awarded



Warren Armstrong Scholarship for Dance

This scholarship was established in 1983 by Ann Shanks in memory of the late Warren Armstrong, an accompanist for the UCO Department of Dance.

Eligibility
  • Dance major
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student
Requirements
  • Personal artist statement (250 words)
  • Official transcript



Warren Smith Endowed Scholarship in Biology

Scholarship Mission: To provide scholarship assistance to the students within the College of Mathematics and Science majoring in Biology.

Eligibility Requirements
  • College of Mathematic and Science student
  • Biology major
  • 3.5 GPA or above 
  • Two faculty recommendations    

Selection Process
  • Preference to someone going into teaching. 
  • Preference will be given to previous recipients. 



Wee-Gee Chan Endowed Scholarship

The Wee-Gee Chan Endowed Scholarship is open to declared College of Business majors with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum of 45 hours completed at the time of application. Financial need to be considered.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared College of Business major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Minimum Completed hours = 45HRS
  • Financial need to be considered



Wendell and Pauline Simmons Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed by the late John Wendell Simmons, Jr. and Polly Graham to honor their parents, Wendell and Pauline Simmons. It recognizes a Mass Communication student who has demonstrated passion and commitment to their chosen major as evidenced by strong academic performance.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Mass Communication major
  • Junior or Senior status in fall that the scholarship is awarded
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Full-time student
  • Active in Mass Communication activities



Wiley CPA Excel Scholarship

The Wiley CPA Excel Scholarship is open to a declared Accounting major with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a desire to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). 

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Accounting major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Intend to become a CPA
  • Student must upload a personal statement outlining financial need.
Selection Process
  • Preference given to a student who is working while attending school or is a returning adult learner. 



William "Bill" McCans Endowed Memorial Scholarship

  • Complete application and official transcript
  • Open to full-time, undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the College of Business
  • Minimum 2.0 Cumulative Retention GPA with at least one semester completed at UCO.
  • Candidates must have a part-time job working at least 12 hours a week to support college attendance. Preference will be given to campus student employees.
  • Financial need will be considered when there are multiple qualified applicants.



William G. Walker Endowed Scholarship for Industrial Safety

To provide scholarship assistance to students within the College of Education and Professional Studies majoring in Occupational Safety Program at UCO.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Occupational Safety
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Full time student
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Must be enrolled in the required amount of hours in the upcoming fall and spring semesters in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

Selection Process 
  • Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by a departmental committee
 
Award Requirements
  • Must be enrolled in the upcoming fall and spring semester to receive award
  • Attendance at an awards banquet is required for all recipients
  • Recipients must write a thank you letter to the donors of the scholarship 



Woody Gaddis Photography Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Woody Gaddis who worked as a professional photographer for the Tulsa World and Hopkins Studio before becoming a photography professor at UCO. Woody was very instrumental in furthering the study of photography as a profession for many students, and the photo lab at UCO is named for him. This scholarship is awarded to a Photographic Arts major.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Declared Photography major
  • Junior or Senior standing in the fall that the scholarship is awarded
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in 12 credit hours
  • Active in Mass Communication activities



Zachary T. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is to help provide for UCO students who meet the following criteria. Financial need will be considered in the event of multiple close candidates.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Must have completed at least once semester at UCO
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.60-3.20
  • Must have attended freshman FORGE as an incoming student
Preferred
  • A successful track record of community service for at least two years
  • Candidates who participate in the SAFE student organization