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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.  Effective with the 2016-2017 academic year the application deadline is February 1 for scholarships to be awarded for the following academic year (ie. February 1, 2017 deadline for 2017-2018 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

Anita S. Bednar Education Endowed Scholarship:

Candidates must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in the College; must have a GPA that meets or exceeds the minimum requirements for admission to the College; must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor.

Anna and Harold Paige Scholarship:

To be eligible for scholarship(s) candidates must meet the following criteria: a. Must be a regularly enrolled graduate student in the College; b. must meet minimum grade point average requirements for admission to the College; c. Must have a demonstrated financial need as to jeopardize the completion of his/her education; d. Must not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor.

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 is qualified, providing the 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.

Kenny Comer Graduate Scholarship:

Candidates must be a graduate student in the College of Education; must have a minimum 3.0 GPA; must have a demonstrated financial need; must not be the donor or an immediate family member of the donor(s).

Kern and Ruth Chastaine Johnson Scholarship:

Residents of the State of Oklahoma who 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.

Leah Copass Brakebill Scholarship:

Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate or part-time or greater graduate student in the College; b. Must have a demonstrated financial need; c. Must not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor.

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.

Paul F. Kleine Graduate Scholarship:

To be eligible for scholarship(s) candidates must meet the following criteria: a. Must be a regularly enrolled graduate student in the College; b. must meet minimum grade point average requirements for admission to the College; c. Must have a demonstrated financial need; d. Must not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor.

Sarabeth and Gary Farney Scholarship:

Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Education; have a grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must demonstrate financial need, no scholarship may be awarded to or for the direct benefit of the Donor or any member of the immediate family of the Donor. 

Tara Reilly Education Endowed Scholarship:

Candidates must be full-time regularly enrolled in the College of Education; must have a GPA of 2.5 or beter, must demonstrate need for supplemental financial assistance, must hold a full-time or part-time job, preference given to female students.

Virginia Hallum Scholarship:

To be eligible for scholarship(s) candidates must meet the following criteria: a. Must be a regularly enrolled student in the College; b. must meet minimum grade point average requirements for admission to the College; c. Must have a demonstrated financial need; d. Must not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor.”

William B. Ragan Elementary Education Graduate Scholarship:

To be eligible for scholarship(s), candidates must meet the following criteria: a. Must be an enrolled graduate student in the College; b. Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; c. Must have a demonstrated financial need; d. Must have completed at least three years of service as an elementary teacher in the state of Oklahoma; e. Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor.

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.

William B. Ragan Elementary Education Graduate Scholarship:

To be eligible for scholarship(s), candidates must meet the following criteria: a. Must be an enrolled graduate student in the College; b. Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; c. Must have a demonstrated financial need; d. Must have completed at least three years of service as an elementary teacher in the state of Oklahoma; e. Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor.

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.

 

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).

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.

Educational Psychology (IPT) Majors

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.

 

ILAC - Elementary Education Majors

Blanche Honaker Brakebill Scholarship:

FT Undergraduate or PT Graduate student enrolled in the JRCoE who has a demonstrated financial need and is not a fund contributor.  Prior consideration given to female students planning to work with children as an elementary school teacher in a public school. 

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

Edmund A. Marek Endowed Scholarship:

Science Education majors.  Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate student in the College or a full- or part-time graduate student in the College.  Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA; must have a demonstrated financial need; must not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor.

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

Joseph D. Purdy, Ph.D. and Family Scholarship:

Special Education majors. Candidates must be a senior level undergraduate student or finishing an advanced degree (Masters or Doctoral level) in Special Education.  Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA; must have a demonstrated financial need; must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the donor.

Mary Rule Murphy Endowed Scholarship Fund:

U.S. Citizens only.  Applicant must demonstrate financial need is a full-time, regularly enrolled student in Special Education with at least Sophomore status. Eligible undergraduate or graduate students that maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA; must have demonstrated financial need; is not the Donor or immediate family member of the Donor. Preference will be given to those who plan to teach in U.S. upon Graduation.

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.

Sarah Owen Memorial Scholarship:

Special Education majors.  Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled in the College of Education; must have a minimum 2.75 GPA; must not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor.  Priority consideration will be given to students who are at the undergraduate level who plan to teach at the junior high or high school level, and/or who are currently overcoming additional obstacles in life.

Counseling Psychology doctoral students

Robert Ragland Endowment:

To be eligible for scholarship(s) candidates must meet the following criteria: a. Must be a regularly enrolled graduate student in the College; b. Must be participating in the Counseling Psychology Program; c. Must not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor.