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Financial Resources

A graphic for the University’s Centralized Scholarship Hub (CASH) reminding students to apply by February 1 at CASH. Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub. Apply by Febraury 1. Questions?

The link to CASH opens annually on Oct. 1 for the next academic year and closes on February 1.

Student Financial Center

Currently enrolled A&GS students are strongly encouraged to apply for scholarships through the University’s Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub (CASH), accessible through the Financial Aid Website

In CASH, eligible students can apply for a number of other scholarships specific to the Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability (DGES) and the School of Meteorology (SoM), as well as:

  • The South Central Climate Science Adaptation Center International Studies Scholarship ($5,000)
  • The John T. Snow Study Abroad scholarship ($1,500)

In addition, the College provides a limited number of tuition waivers for out-of-state students, including incoming freshmen.  Eligible students are selected by DGES and SoM faculty annually.

The College of A&GS offers financial assistance to students traveling to professional conferences. 

Click here to access the AGS Undergraduate Student Travel Award Form (pdf)

A&GS students have the option to check out textbooks for major requirements, for up to four days at a time, thereby saving the cost to purchase a textbook.

The College also strongly encourages sophomores to apply for NOAA’s Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program, which provides a number of benefits, including up to $9,500 per year in academic assistance.  This scholarship is open to all A&GS majors.  Here is a link to FAQ.

We encourage all students to meet with an OU MoneyCoach to assist you in your academic financial planning.



Scholarships & Awards

THE DAVID JAMES SHELLBERG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP   In memory of David James Shellberg, the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences will present a memorial scholarship to a student exhibiting exemplary vision focused on the utility of surface observations in the realm of meteorology or climatology. The award is presented each year at the annual College awards ceremony.  He earned his M.S. degree in Meteorology from OU in 1994.  After completion of his degree, he joined the Oklahoma Climatological Survey (OCS) as a research associate, to continue his work with the Oklahoma Mesonet.  David was an enthusiastic young man, a good friend to many, and an integral part in making the Oklahoma Mesonet a reality.  David died in an airplane crash in Indiana on October 31, 1994. The due Date is may 6th 2022 at 5pm. submit your application to Brad illston at
Image: David J. Shellberg Memorial Scholarship 2022 (pdf)