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Scholarships and Awards

The College provides many opportunities for students, from leadership training to study abroad programs. Take a moment to see what the college can do for you!

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of scholarships. Current students apply for said scholarships through the Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub (CASH) application that opens on October 1. CAS scholarship applicants must show documented financial need to be considered for any of the financial need-based scholarships. Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial aid. The FAFSA opens on October 1 at fafsa.gov.

Please be aware that all scholarship application materials are subject to OU's Academic Misconduct Policy.

For a review of the College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships please visit the OU Scholarship website.

All OU scholarship applications for current students must be submitted by February 1.

President's Honor Roll

For a student to be eligible for the President's Honor Roll, they must have a full-time 4.0 grade point average and they must have at least 12 graded credited hours. No S's, U's or W's.

Dean's Honor Roll

To qualify for the full-time Arts and Sciences Dean's Honor Roll, you must earn a 3.5 or above GPA in 12 or more letter graded hours.

To qualify for the part-time Arts and Sciences Dean's Honor Roll, you must earn a 3.5 or above GPA in 6 or more hours as a part-time student for two consecutive semesters.

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest scholastic honor society, was founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary. Since then, Phi Beta Kappa has evolved to become the nation's leading advocate for the liberal arts and sciences at the undergraduate level.

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Each year, we select one outstanding student from each of the four A&S divisions (Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Professional Programs) and one student for Multidisciplinary Studies. The Outstanding Senior Award is the highest honor we bestow each year on a graduating senior in each of these divisions. Each winner receives a cash award of $1,500, and is recognized at both the Campus Awards Ceremony and the A&S Scholarships and Awards Ceremony.

There are three criteria for the award:

  • demonstrated academic achievement (minimum gpa of 3.25),
  • excellence of character, and service to the college and university,
  • and must be scheduled to receive your first Bachelor’s degree in December 2017* or May 2018

*December 2017 graduates MUST be available in the spring to interview and to attend the awards ceremonies.

The selection process will include a review of each student's complete application (transcript, resume, and letters of recommendation) and a personal interview with the selection committee if you are a final candidate.

Please complete the application along with the essay prompt and supplemental materials of transcript, resume, and letters of recommendation. If you are interested in being considered for this award, please submit all of the indicated application materials by Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5 p.m. via OrgSync.

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The College of Arts and Sciences makes available a limited amount of travel funding each year for outstanding undergraduate students with a declared CAS major and graduate students making strong progress toward completion of a CAS degree program. Available for students on both Norman and Tulsa campuses.

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