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College of Education Graduate Scholarships

How to Apply for Graduate Scholarships

Students admitted to graduate programs in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education are encouraged to apply for college-administered scholarships. Complete applications are placed in consideration for each scholarship for which the applicant is deemed to be a qualified applicant.  Not every scholarship account listed will have sufficient funding to be awarded for each academic year.  The application deadline is March 1 for scholarships to be awarded for the following academic year (ie. March 1, 2015 deadline for 2015-2016 scholarships).  More information is available on the OU Scholarship website.  Click the link for information on how to apply for JRCoE graduate scholarships.

All Education Majors

Anna and Harold Paige Scholarship Fund:

To provide graduate scholarships to youth with potential but who are in such financial need as to jeopardize completing their education.

Carl P. and Erma W. Dunifon Education Scholarship Fund:

Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, demonstrate financial need for scholarship assistance, must be enrolled as a full time student in the College of Education at the University of Oklahoma with preference being given to relatives of Carl P. Dunifon or Erma W. Dunifon and to unmarried students without children.

Dallas Area Education Alumni Scholarship Fund:

Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled students in the College of Education; provided, however, that no scholarship may be awarded to or for the direct benefit of the Donor or any member of the immediate family of the Donor. Any eligible deserving undergraduate or graduate student is qualified for either an initial award or a subsequent award if, in the opinion of the selection committee, the student is making satisfactory progress toward graduation and the student needs supplemental financial assistance. For purpose of this scholarship, satisfactory progress shall be deemed to be the achievement of and maintenance of at least a 3.0 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Hannah Foreman Davis Scholarship Fund:

Applicants must be residents of Oklahoma; must be regularly enrolled full-time in the College of Education; must achieve and maintain a 3.0 overall GPA; must demonstrate need for supplemental financial assistance as determined by qualification for either a grant or subsidized student loan through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Jeanne Reeder Perkins Scholarship Fund:

All individuals who are full-time, regularly enrolled students in the University of Oklahoma are eligible for this scholarship; provided, however, that no scholarship may be awarded to or for the direct benefit of the Donor or any member of the immediate family of the Donor. Any eligible deserving undergraduate or graduate student who is committed to completing the elementary education program and becoming a fully certified teacher is qualified, student is making satisfactory progress toward graduation and the student needs supplemental financial assistance. Student has achieved and maintained at least a 3.0 combined retention grade point average on a 4.0 system.

Kern and Ruth Chastaine Johnson Scholarship:

Resident of the State of Oklahoma and are current classroom teachers wishing to pursue a graduate degree as regularly enrolled students in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education of the University’s Norman campus; provided, however, that no scholarship may be awarded to or for the direct benefit of the Donor or any member of the immediate family of the Donor. Any eligible deserving graduate student is qualified for either an initial award or a subsequent award if, in the opinion of the selection committee, the student is making satisfactory progress toward graduation and the student needs supplemental financial assistance. Achievement of and maintenance of at least a 3.0 overall grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Patricia Elaine Rigney Scholarship Fund:

All individuals who are full-time, regularly enrolled students in the University of Oklahoma are eligible for this scholarship; provided, however, that no scholarship may be awarded to or for the direct benefit of the Donor or any member of the immediate family of the Donor. Any eligible deserving undergraduate or graduate student who is committed to completing a degree in Education and becoming a fully certified teacher is qualified, student is making satisfactory progress toward graduation and the student needs supplemental financial assistance. Student has achieved and maintained at least a 3.0 combined retention grade point average on a 4.0 system. Preference shall be given to candidates from homes where both parents are teachers; however, in the absence of such qualified candidates, the selection committee shall make the award on its own discretion while honoring the donor’s basic intent.

Teaching Profession

Judith Bratcher Crockett Scholarship in Education:

Applicants must be residents of Oklahoma; Must be regularly enrolled full-time in the College of Education; must achieve and maintain a 3.0 overall GPA; must demonstrate need for supplemental financial assistance as certified by the University of Oklahoma Office of Financial Aid. Preference will be given to students majoring in Teacher Preparation.

Sherry S. Steele Scholarship Fund:

Applicants must be full-time regularly enrolled in the College of Education; must achieve and maintain a 3.0 grade point average; must demonstrate need for supplemental financial assistance, must be female and majoring in the TE-PLUS program.

Doctoral Students - Dissertation

A.E. Clark Memorial Scholarship:

Applicants must be doctoral level graduate students, with first priority given to those students at the dissertation stage. Students must demonstrate financial need and academic promise.

Paul F. Kleine Graduate Scholarship:

Applicants must be doctoral level graduate students at the dissertation stage majoring in Educational Psychology.

Education Administration and Curriculum Supervision majors

Dr. Glenn Snider Education Scholarship Fund:

Applicants must be full-time regularly enrolled Ph.D. students in the College of Education who are studying secondary school administration (EACS).

Fred Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund:

Education Administration majors. Applicants must be regularly enrolled in the College of Education; must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and demonstrate need for supplemental financial assistance.

Michael Langenbach Scholarship Fund:

Education Administration and Curriculum Supervision majors enrolled in the CoE and must maintain a 3.0 combined retention GPA; must demonstrate need for supplemental financial assistance.

William B. Ragan Memorial Scholarship:

For graduate students in the two program areas of: 1) Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision, and 2) Educational Technology at the University of Oklahoma College of Education. Awards are available to provide assistance in graduate study for research, tuition, materials, or professional travel. Awards will be made competitively on the basis of likelihood of future scholarly and professional contribution to education in one or both of the targeted specialties.

Educational Psychology (IPT) Majors

Paul F. Kleine Graduate Scholarship:

Applicants must be doctoral level graduate students at the dissertation stage majoring in Educational Psychology (Instructional Psychology and Technology).

William Jeffrey Argo Scholarship Fund:

Educational Psychology (Instructional Psychology and Technology) graduate students who are pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree; maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA; and needs supplemental financial assistance.

Educational Technology (IPT) majors

Dr. Tillman "Tim" Ragan Endowed Scholarship:

Full-time, regularly enrolled students in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education's Instructional Psychology and Technology programs with an emphasis in instructional design-development or closely related area are eligible for this scholarship.  Priority will be given first to an exceptional full-time doctoral student, followed by an exceptional full-time master's student in his/her final year.  Any eligible deserving graduate student is qualified for either an initial award of a subsequent award if, in the opinion of the selection committee, the student is making satisfactory progress toward graduation and needs supplemental financial assistance.  For the purpose of this scholarship, satisfactory progress shall be deemed to be the achievement of and maintenance of at least a 3.0 overall GPA.

William B. Ragan Memorial Scholarship:

For graduate students in the two program areas of: 1) Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision, and 2) Educational Technology (Instructional Psychology and Technology) at the University of Oklahoma College of Education. Awards are available to provide assistance in graduate study for research, tuition, materials, or professional travel. Awards will be made competitively on the basis of likelihood of future scholarly and professional contribution to education in one or both of the targeted specialties.

ILAC - Elementary Education Majors

Jeannine T. Rainbolt Scholarship Fund:

All individuals who are residents of the state of Oklahoma, full-time, regularly enrolled students in the University of Oklahoma are eligible for this scholarship; provided, however, that no scholarship may be awarded to or for the direct benefit of the Donor or any member of the immediate family of the Donor. Any eligible deserving undergraduate or graduate student who is committed to completing the elementary education program and becoming a fully certified teacher is qualified, student is making satisfactory progress toward graduation and the student needs supplemental financial assistance. Student has achieved and maintained at least a 3.0 combined retention grade point average on a 4.0 system. Each Jeannine T. Rainbolt Scholar shall be expected to submit to the donor a one-page report of his/her activities at the end of each academic year during which he/she is receiving the scholarship.

Judith "Judy" Ann Head Gwinn Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship Fund:

Must be full-time regularly enrolled student in the College; must be an ILAC-Elementary Education student; Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale; Must demonstrate financial need; priority consideration will be given to student with the greatest financial need.  Donor of this scholarship or immediately family member of the donor is ineligible.

ILAC - English Education Majors

Frances Ranson Dunham Scholarship Fund:

A graduate student seeking a master’s degree in English Education or for an undergraduate student seeking certification in Language Arts with either a B.A. or a B.S. Must be a resident of Oklahoma and a full-time, regularly enrolled student in the College of Education; must maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA and demonstrate need for supplemental financial assistance.

EDAH - Higher Education Majors

Herbert R. Hengst Scholarship Fund in Higher Education Administration (EDAH):

Applicants must be Administration in Higher Education majors through the Adult and Higher Education program and regularly enrolled in the College of Education; must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and demonstrate need for supplemental financial assistance.

ILAC - Math Education Majors

Eunice Lewis Mathematics Education Scholarship:

All full-time, regularly students enrolled in the College of Education at OU who are majoring in Mathematics Education are eligible for consideration for this scholarship. Must achieve and maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA and demonstrate need for supplemental financial assistance.

Rosa Brink and Shirley Brink Holladay Scholarship Fund:

Applicant is a full-time, regularly enrolled student with a minimum of 90 hours complete and is a declared Education major at OU. Eligible undergraduate or graduate students that maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA; recipients are to be students who are children of active or retired Oklahoma Public School Teachers and secondary preference to students who are children of active or retired Texas Public School Teachers. Preference given to students who plan a career in disciplines in reading education, science education or mathematics education.

ILAC - Reading Education Majors

Richard P. Williams Memorial Scholarship:

Established in memory of Dr. Richard P. Williams to provide scholarships for master's or doctoral students in Reading Education in the College of Education.  Any eligible deserving graduate student is qualified for either an initial award or a subsequent award if, in the opinion of the selection committee, the student is making satisfactory progress toward graduation and the student needs supplemental financial assistance.

Rosa Brink and Shirley Brink Holladay Scholarship Fund:

Applicant is a full-time, regularly enrolled student with a minimum of 90 hours complete and is a declared Education major at OU. Eligible undergraduate or graduate students that maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA; recipients are to be students who are children of active or retired Oklahoma Public School Teachers and secondary preference to students who are children of active or retired Texas Public School Teachers. Preference given to students who plan a career in disciplines in reading education, science education or mathematics education.

ILAC - Science Education Majors

Rosa Brink and Shirley Brink Holladay Scholarship Fund:

Applicant is a full-time, regularly enrolled student with a minimum of 90 hours complete and is a declared Education major at OU. Eligible undergraduate or graduate students that maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA; recipients are to be students who are children of active or retired Oklahoma Public School Teachers and secondary preference to students who are children of active or retired Texas Public School Teachers. Preference given to students who plan a career in disciplines in reading education, science education or mathematics education.

Special Education Majors

R. Steven Hsu Special Education Endowed Scholarship

Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled post-graduate student in the College; have a minimum 3.5 GPA; have a demonstrated financial need; is not the donor or an immediate family member of the donor; and must have completed one year of post-graduate studies in special education. From those candidates who meet the selection criteria, priority consideration will be given to students with specific interests in autism research.

Sandra L. O'Brien Endowed Scholarship Fund:

Special Education majors. Applicants must be regularly enrolled in the College of Education; must achieve and maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and demonstrate need for supplemental financial assistance.