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2014 NATIONAL MERIT FINANCIAL PACKAGE

OKLAHOMA RESIDENTS

The following scholarship package is guaranteed to every resident National Merit Finalist who names OU as his/her college of first choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation:

Oklahoma Academic Scholars Program $22,000

  • $2,750 per semester/$5,500 per year for four years to help offset the costs of fees, books, room and board
  • Funded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
  • Must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA and be enr olled full-time
  • Can be used toward any graduate/professional program at OU if funds remain after completion of undergraduate degree (including medical school and law school)

Resident Tuition Waiver $20,000 (estimated value)

  • Waives 100% of resident tuition
  • May be used for five years (fall, spring and summer)
  • Must maintain a 2.8 cumulative GPA and be enrolled full-time
  • Can be used toward any graduate/professional program at OU if funds remain after completion of undergraduate degree (including medical school and law school)

National Merit Cash Stipend $5,000

  • National Merit Finalists offered one of three possible awards
  • Total stipend includes any award funded by National Merit
  • Paid over a four-year period or as determined by National Merit
  • Must maintain “good academic standing”

Technology Allowance $1,500

  • Award is given at beginning of freshman year
  • Can be used for your choice – an iPad, Mac, PC, etc.

Travel Stipend $1,500

  • One-time travel-study stipend when you enroll full-time in one of OU’s many partner universities worldwide

RESIDENT TOTAL = $50,000

Guaranteed to all Finalists who name OU as their college choice. This scholarship does not cover the full cost of attendance. If you receive outside scholarships, those cash awards will be added to the above $50,000 offer.


Additional Note
: If you do not meet National Merit's criteria, you may be eligible for the Oklahoma Academic Scholars Award at OU. To view this scholarship and learn more about the necessary criteria, visit the Academic Scholars Program website.

OU is #1 in the nation among all public universities in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled. Join over 700 National Merit Scholars currently enrolled at OU!