To qualify for the Academic Scholars Program, the applicant must meet the criteria outlined below, prior to college entry.
Scholars will continue to receive a scholarship each year if they:
Students receiving the scholarship as an Institutional Nominee of a two-year college are eligible for transfer to a four-year public or private Oklahoma institution after completion of an associate's degree or the accumulation of at least 48 credit hours. Institutional Nominees of a two-year college must attend the nominating institution for the first year.
Students receiving the scholarship as an Institutional Nominee of a four-year university are eligible for transfer to another Oklahoma institution after one year of attendance at the nominating institution.
Academic Scholars will receive a scholarship to help cover the cost of room, board, tuition, books and incidental fees for up to 10 semesters.
The amount of the award varies according to the type of institution the student attends and qualification status. The annual scholarship amount for automatic qualifiers is $6,000 for students who attend the University of Oklahoma.
The annual scholarship amount for Institutional Nominees is $3,500 for students who attend the University of Oklahoma.
The award amounts may vary from year to year depending upon the amount of funds available. Payment is made directly to the institution on the student's behalf. Students who enroll at public colleges and universities are eligible for a tuition waiver in addition to the scholarship award noted above.
Oklahoma residents who automatically qualify for the program by scoring at or above the 99.5 percentile on the ACT or SAT should obtain an application from their high school counselor or click on the link below to download a copy of the application. Applications are also available by calling the State Regents student information hotline at (800) 858-1840 or 225-9239 in Oklahoma City.
Students should complete the application and mail it with supporting documentation to the State Regents office. State Regents staff will then review and verify the application and supporting documentation.
Students who qualify for the program by achieving designation as a National Merit Scholar, National Merit Finalist or United States Presidential Scholar should contact their college or university to apply.
Students who do not automatically qualify should contact their college or university financial aid office for more information on the institution's nomination process.
Prior to each semester, the State Regents office will forward a roster of Academic Scholars to each Oklahoma college and university. Oklahoma high schools are not notified of scholarship recipients.
Completed forms should be submitted to:
Academic Scholars Program
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
PO Box 108850
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-8850