In an effort to ensure student success in our college, the Gallogly College of Engineering offers emergency scholarships to help our students in moments of crisis.
In times of crisis, students may be burdened with financial problems due to unforeseen and dire circumstances. In an effort to support our students, the Gallogly College of Engineering offers an emergency scholarship program to help students minimize the financial burden brought on by an emergency, so they can focus on achieving academic success.
To obtain a emergency scholarship, students fill out the online application available on this site. Once submitted, our emergency scholarship committee will review the application and our scholarship coordinator will contact the student with the decision. This process can take up to a week, but we work hard to process these applications as soon as possible.
Due to ongoing situation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, we are strongly recommending all students suffering from an emergency crisis to apply to Sooners Helping Sooners in addition to filling out an emergency scholarship. Please visit their website for more information about their program as well as how to apply for a grant
We are also recommending students look into and apply for a grant through the CARES Act. This is a grant program that will help students affected by Covid-19. More information about the grant, including eligibility and the application itself can be found on the Student Financial Center website.
In order to be eligible for an emergency scholarship, a student must have suffered an unforeseen and dire emergency that has affected their ability to pay for school expenses. While many circumstances could cause a student to be unable to pay for college, the scholarship is only awarded in what the college defines as an emergency. An emergency, as defined by the college, includes the following circumstances:
- Sudden illness or hospitalization
- Loss of employment, income, or other financial support
- Major accident
- Nautral disaster
- Credit card debt
- Poor use of financial aid funding
- Loans to friends and family
- Poor financial choices
To be eligible for an emergency scholarship, you must:
- Be an engineering student in good standing with the Gallogly College of Engineering
- Be currently enrolled in classes
- Continue to be enrolled and complete your degree
- Suffer from a financial hardship due to a dire and unforeseen circumstance
- Have discussed your situation with the OU Financial Aid office
- Have met with a money coach regardding a financial success plan
- Have talked to the the OU scholarship office about additional scholarship opportunities
While an emergency scholarship is one avenue for students, it is not the only means. There exist a number of places and programs that work to help those in need.
Sooners Helping Sooners is a grant program on campus that helps students that are suffering from an unforeseen and documented emergency. Applications are reviewed by their board of faculty, staff, and students, and once a decision is made, they will call the applicant via the phone number provided.
OU Food Pantry is a program that helps OU students, faculty, and staff struggling with food insecurity. with free, supplemental food assistance. Applications are submitted through OrgSync and are completely confidential. Once approved, users will be able to complete an online shopping form for foodstuff each week they need to utilize the pantry.
The University of Oklahoma has been given funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities Act (CARES Act). Through this Act, OU has established an emergency grant program to help students dealing with financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These funds are available to all OU students, throughout all OU campuses.
For more information about CARES Act funding, including eligibility and other information, please visit the Student Financial Center website. For questions, please contact Student Financial Center at (405)-325-9000 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.