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Scholarships

The Gallogly College of Engineering offers a wide range of scholarships for all students, including freshmen, transfer students, and students who are currently enrolled. The scholarship requirements are holisitc and take into account both academic merit and financial need.


 


 

Incoming Engineering Student Scholarships

To be considered for a First Year Engineering Scholarship from the Gallogly College of Engineering, you must apply for admissions to the University of Oklahoma by December 15. Scholarships are competitive for students demonstrating strong academic merit, leadership, community service, co-curricular activities, financial need, etc.  Selection and award amounts vary and are determined holistically from academic merit and financial need.

The Diversity & Inclusion Program Scholarship Committee selects incoming first year students who will contribute and improve the diversity and inclusion efforts in the Gallogly College of Engineering. This is a competitive scholarship with academics as the main criteria for selection. Those selected will receive a scholarship for their freshman year. Award amounts will vary based on need and merit.  Once students are chosen as D&I Scholars, they must enroll in ENGR 1411/1510, the D&I Orientation class, for both semesters of their freshman year. The deadline to apply is December 15.

To be considered for a transfer student scholarship from the Gallogly College of Engineering, you must apply for admissions to the University of Oklahoma by March 1 and have completed 24 hours or more from an accredited two- or four-year institution.  Scholarships are competitive for students demonstrating strong academic merit, leadership, community service, co-curricular activities, financial need, etc.  Specific requirements for this scholarship include:

  • Maintaining a total retention GPA of 3.0
  • Declaring a Gallogly College of Engineering major
  • Being enrolled full-time each semester in courses that show progression to a GCoE degree
  • Must enroll in ENGR 3511/3410, Transfer Engineering Orientation

The University of Oklahoma offers a variety of scholarships for admitted incoming freshmen.  To be considered, incoming freshmen students must apply for OU by December 15.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to retake the ACT and/or SAT through April 30 and send their seventh semester transcript for scholarship update consideration.  Please note that OU will consider applicants holistically for scholarships, but it is highly encouraged to submit test scores and transcripts in a timely manner to ensure the highest scholarship award and the fastest notification of said award.

For more information about OU Incoming Freshmen Scholarships including award amounts, qualifications, and how test scores may affect your award, please visit the incoming student scholarship webpage.

The National Merit Awards are the top merit-based scholarship awarded at the University of Oklahoma.  To be eligible for this award, students will need to take the PSAT or NMSQT during their junior year in high school.  The National Merit Selection Committee (NMSC), a non-OU entity, will look at their Selection Index Score to determine if the student is a Semifinalist.  These students will be notified of their Semifinalist standing in early to mid September of their senior year in high school.  The NMSC will also notify their high school and give them information on how that student may become a National Merit Finalist.

National Merit Award Packages and details can vary from year to year, so please visit the OU Honors College Scholarship Page for up to date information.

Please note, National Merit Scholars are not typically eligible for additional scholarship awards through the Gallogly College of Engineering during their first year.  However, National Merit Scholars are eligible and considered for engineering scholarships in subsequent years and are encouraged to apply annually through CASH.

Current Engineering Student Scholarships

The Gallogly College of Engineering offers annual scholarships for returning students through the Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub (CASH), which is open from October 15 to February 1 each year.  CASH is used to determine engineering scholarships given out every year and include college-level scholarships, departmental scholarships, and sometimes program specific scholarships.  Scholarships are competitive with award amounts varying and dependent on academic merit as well as financial need.

This year's CASH application opens on October 15th and closes on February 1st.  To apply on CASH, please visit https://www.ou.edu/sfc/cash.  

It is also strongly recommended to complete or update your FAFSA with your latest financial information.  FAFSA applications open on October 1st.  To complete your FAFSA, please visit https://fafsa.ed.gov.  Please note, that to complete your FAFSA, you will need your social security number (or permanent resident card), W-2's from the past year, and your tax records from the past year.

The Diversity & Inclusion Program selects upperclassmen who contribute to the Diversity and Inclusion Program of the Gallogly College of Engineering. This is a competitive scholarship with essay responses and academics as the main criteria for selection. The scholarship amount varies. You must reapply for this scholarship every year to be considered. Applications to reapply will be available each year through the Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub (CASH). The deadline to apply is February 1.

Most OU scholarship opportunities are applied for through the Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub (CASH), which is open October 15 to February 1 each year.  CASH includes financial need-based scholarships, merit-based scholarships, college-wide scholarships, general OU scholarships, departmental scholarships, many study abroad scholarships, Campus Awards, Work Assistance, among many others.  To apply on CASH, please visit https://www.ou.edu/sfc/cash.  

For information about specific funding opportunities offered by the University for current students, please visit https://www.ou.edu/sfc/scholarships/current-students.

Departmental Scholarships

Schools within the Gallogly College of Engineering offer scholarship awards. Incoming freshmen should still fill out the University Scholarship application and then check with your department to see if they offer freshman awards - not all do.

All of the departments offer upper-class scholarships. Please see your department's scholarship web page below for more information:

Other GCoE Funding Opportunities 

The Sooner Engineering Education (SEED) Center of the OU Gallogly College of Engineering encourages undergraduate and graduate engineering students to apply to be named a Boggs Family SEED Scholar. This award includes a scholarship for the Fall 2022 semester, starting at $1000.

Qualities demonstrated by the successful applicant through their application include:

  • Ability and experience teaching or mentoring younger students or peers
  • Initiative and leadership for completing tasks without constant supervision
  • Dependability
  • Attention to detail
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Effective time management
  • Strong sense of responsibility to a team work group

From The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Website

If a student is interested in being nominated, they should contact a member of their university’s faculty regarding consideration. Students may also contact the university liaison for more details regarding the internal process.

Students nominated for the scholarship will need to assist the nominating faculty member with the following: 

  • Ensure eligibility requirements are met,
  • Provide two letters of recommendation,
  • Provide a personal statement,
  • Provide a copy of academic transcripts,
  • Provide a C.V. or resume.

The deadline for liaisons to submit nominations for the 2021 Astronaut Scholarship has not yet been announced.

OU ADRC Scholarship Accomodation

If you have an approved reduced course load request/ full-time status accommodation through the OU ADRC and a scholarship from the Gallogly College of Engineering or one of its academic departments or programs, you are eligible to keep your scholarship disbursement for the applicable semester despite only being enrolled part-time.  This accommodation is done on a semester basis and must be applied for each semester with appropriate approval from OU ADRC.

Students seeking this accommodation need to present the reduced course load accommodation letter to the engineering scholarship coordinator for college-level scholarships and/or the department scholarship coordinator for department-level scholarships.  If the student is still in the process of obtaining this accommodation through the OU ADRC, they must communicate that to the scholarship coordinator upon notification of ineligibility due to enrollment hours.  The scholarship coordinator will work with the student on an appropriate timeline.

If the student loses their scholarship due to part-time enrollment despite having an accommodation or being in the process of receiving one, they can appeal to the appropriate scholarship coordinator.  To appeal, students must be otherwise eligible for their scholarship and will need the RCL approval letter or that they are in the process of receiving an accommodation.  Appeals may be initiated throughout the semester, however the approval of their accommodation must be submitted to the scholarship coordinator prior to the end of finals week for the semester being appealed in order to receive their award.

If the student does not have this accommodation in the Fall, but obtains it in the Spring, and is otherwise eligible for the scholarship, they may appeal to receive their Spring disbursement.  Students appealing will need to have approval of their accommodation and must present to the scholarship coordinator responsible for their scholarship.

Emergency Scholarships

In times of crisis, students may be burdened with financial problems due to unforeseen and dire circumstances. In an effort to support our students, the Gallogly College of Engineering offers an emergency scholarship program to help students minimize the financial burden brought on by an emergency, so they can focus on achieving academic success.

To obtain an emergency scholarship, students fill out the online application available on this site.  Once submitted, our emergency scholarship committee will review the application and our scholarship coordinator will contact the student with the decision.  This process can take up to a week, but we work hard to process these applications as soon as possible.

In order to be eligible for an emergency scholarship, a student must have suffered an unforeseen and dire emergency that has affected their ability to pay for school expenses.  While many circumstances could cause a student to be unable to pay for college, the scholarship is only awarded in what the college defines as an emergency.  An emergency, as defined by the college, includes the following circumstances:

  • Sudden illness or hospitalization
  • Loss of employment, income, or other financial support
  • Major accident
  • Natural  disaster

While this list is not exhaustive, there are a few circumstances that do not constitute an emergency, despite threatening a student's ability to pay their tuition.  These circumstances include:

  • Credit card debt
  • Poor use of financial aid funding
  • Loans or gifts to friends and family
  • Poor financial choices

Once again, this list is not exhaustive.  If you believe your emergency is exceptional or it is not included in this section, feel free to submit an application or contact us via email at coescholarships@ou.edu.

To be eligible for an emergency scholarship, you must:

  • Suffer from a financial hardship due to a dire and unforeseen circumstance
  • Declared a major within the Gallogly College of Engineering
  • Be currently enrolled in classes
  • Be in good standing with the Gallogly College of Engineering
  • Plan to continue to be enrolled and complete your degree

Prior to your application, it is strongly encouraged that you have done or are in the process of doing the following:

While an emergency scholarship is one avenue for students, it is not the only means.  There exist a number of places and programs that work to help those in need.

Sooners Helping Sooners

Sooners Helping Sooners is a grant program on campus that helps students that are suffering from an unforeseen and documented emergency.  Applications are reviewed by their board of faculty, staff, and students, and once a decision is made, they will call the applicant via the phone number provided.

For questions, please call their office at (405)-325-3161 or email their office at shs@ou.edu.  More information, as well as their application can be found on their website.

 

OU Food Pantry

OU Food Pantry is a program that helps OU students, faculty, and staff struggling with food insecurity. with free, supplemental food assistance.  Applications are submitted through their website and are completely confidential.  Once approved, users will be able to complete an online shopping form for foodstuff each week they need to utilize the pantry.

For questions, please call their office at (405)-325-2044 or email their office at OUpantry@ou.edu.  More information, as well as their application can be found on their website.

To apply for a the OU Food Pantry, click here.

To apply for an emergency scholarship, you will need to submit an application to our committee. Please complete the online form linked below.  Our committee will respond to your application within one week of submission.

Emergency Scholarship Form

Contact Us

Jeff Biggerstaff

Jeff Biggerstaff

Engineering Student Life Coordinator

Email:

coescholarships@ou.edu

Phone:

(405) 325-4724

Office:

CEC 107

Lisa Morales

Lisa Morales

Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion Program

Email: 

lmorales@ou.edu

Phone: 

(405) 325-5361

Office: 

GLG 115