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Scholarships for International Students

OU Scholarships in the Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub (CASH)

For questions on OU scholarships listed below contact Rebecca Cruise at rebeccajcruise@ou.edu.

There are many OU scholarships in the Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub (CASH). The system allows current students to apply for most OU scholarships in one central location, with one deadline.

SCHOLARSHIP

CRITERIA

Cleo Cross Scholarship

International Student

Sue Williams Service Award

International Student

Paul & Rose Sharp Scholarship

International Student

OU Scholarships outside the Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub (CASH)

These scholarships must be applied for individually.

SCHOLARSHIP

CRITERIA

Greenberg Scholarship

International Student from Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden enrolled in a degree-seeking program

Farzaneh Family Scholarship for Iranian Students

Iranian students with a significant financial need.

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, applicants are required to submit a 1-3-page essay responding to the following question: "If you were taking an American student to visit Iran, what places or cultural events would you want him or her to experience?"

International Student Emergency Relief Scholarship
(See full description below)
OU International Student Pandemic Scholarship(See full description below)

International Student Emergency Relief Scholarship

The International Student Emergency Relief Scholarship is administered by the David L. Boren College of International Studies to provide emergency assistance to international students who have experienced emergencies leading to unexpected financial obligations they are unable to meet with their available financial resources. This scholarship is awarded once to a qualified individual during their academic career at the University of Oklahoma. This scholarship is granted on a rolling basis.

Funding is granted to students on the basis of documented, unforeseen financial need. This includes:

  • Sudden illness or hospitalization
  • Loss of employment, income, or other financial support
  • Major accident
  • Natural disaster
  • Dramatic personal or political event at home
  • Among other emergencies

This does not include:

  • Credit card debt
  • Poor use of scholarship funding
  • Loans to friends and family
  • Poor financial choices

Applications are reviewed by a committee comprised of the ISS Assistant Director of International Student Programs, the CIS Associate Dean of Student Services, and the CIS Dean with notification typically in a week. For cases determined to merit assistance, the committee will award 3/4 of the amount needed up to $1,000. We encourage students to set up a payment plan for medical or other bills where that is possible in order to ease the stresses associated with pending bills.

APPLY HERE for the CIS International Student Emergency Relief Scholarship.

For more information, contact Hannah Musselman at hannahmusselman@ou.edu.

OU International Student Pandemic Scholarship

*Offered while funds are available*

This scholarship is designed to provide relief to international students who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 or COVID-related closures. Up to $1,000 will be given to individuals who can demonstrate their need and its relation to the current global pandemic. This grant, available to students on any of OU’s campuses, will be given on a rolling basis. A committee will determine eligibility and amount of the award. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be either a part-time or full-time, regularly enrolled student at The University of Oklahoma;
  • Must be an international citizen (US citizens are not eligible);
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor.
  • This scholarship is limited to one award per eligible international student per year while funds are available (August 1 to July 31).
  • Funding is granted to students on the basis of documented, unforeseen financial need

Potentially covered costs:

  • Immediate tuition or fees directly related to COVID-19 
  • Lost wages due to COVID-related closures 
  • Expenses incurred due to need to isolate
  • Flights 
  • Books, research supplies etc.  
  • Rent 
  • Food 

Does not include:

Applications are reviewed by a committee with notification typically within a week. For cases determined to merit assistance, the committee will award up to $1,000. We encourage students to set up a payment plan for medical or other bills where that is possible in order to ease the stresses associated with pending bills.

APPLY HERE for the OU International Student Pandemic Scholarship. For more information, contact Rebecca Cruise at rebeccajcruise@ou.edu.

Non-OU Scholarships

Norman Lions Club International: International Student of the Month

The Norman Lions Club provides a $200 scholarship to an exceptional international student from the University of Oklahoma during the months of October, November, February, March and April. The goals of this program are to increase the diversity of the Norman Lions Club weekly meetings and ensure that international students become exposed to one of a number of service clubs that represent a unique aspect of American culture. Contact Hannah Musselman for more information.