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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 vary from merit based to financial need.

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.

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.

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 upperclass scholarships. Please see your department's scholarship web page below for more information:

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Scholarship Coordinator: Paula Maxim

Biomedical Engineering
Scholarship Coordinator: Shayla Glover

Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering
Scholarship Coordinator: Madena McGinnis

Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
Scholarship Coordinator: Molly Smith

Computer Science
Scholarship Coordinator: Philip Johnson

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Scholarship Coordinator: Stephanie Gill

Engineering Physics
Scholarship Coordinator: Dr. Mike Santos

Industrial & Systems Engineering
Scholarship Coordinator: Melodi Franklin

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 $1000 scholarship for the Fall 2020 semester.

Qualities demonstrated by the successful applicant through his or her 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
Applications are closed.  Please check back for updates.

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.

Jeff Biggerstaff

Jeff Biggerstaff
Engineering Student Life Coordinator

202 W. Boyd St., Carson Engineering Center 107
Norman, OK 73019-1052
(405) 325-4724
(800) 522-0772, Ext. 4724

Lisa Morales

Lisa Morales
Executive Director of Engineering Diversity and Inclusion

865 Asp Ave., Felgar Hall 112
Norman, OK 73019-1052
(405) 325-0095
(800) 522-0772, Ext. 0095