The retention scholarships are designed to reward OU undergraduate students for outstanding academic performance during their freshman year. They are coordinated by the OU Scholars Selection Committee, Christina Norman, Chair.
Eligible students must be direct-from-high school admits to OU who entered Spring 2012, Summer 2012 or Fall 2012 and full-time students (12 hours or more) during both Fall and Spring semesters of the 2012/2013 academic year.
Students may not hold any general university continuing scholarship award (including but not limited to Oklahoma Academic Scholar, National Merit, Regents Scholar, Award of Excellence, Honor Scholar, Valedictorian, American Indian Tuition Waiver or Advantage). Students receiving OHLAP or Sooner Promise are also ineligible.
Students who received no general university talent-based scholarship during their freshman year are encouraged to apply. Students holding first-year-only awards (University Scholar, PLC, PSC) are also encouraged to apply.
Students who have earned a 3.80 or better cumulative grade point average at the end of the Spring 2012 semester will be considered for the scholarships.
The Retention Scholarship is now accessible on the OU Common Application online.
Go to the Money Tab
Go to the Scholarship Information block
Click on 2013-2014 OU Common Scholarship Application and follow the instructions
Students may apply between now and April 1, 2013.