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Melanie L. Wright Study Abroad Scholarship

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Melanie L. Wright Study Abroad Scholarship

Dr. Melanie Wright with OU Rhodes Scholars Andrea DenHoed (2008),  Dr. Jason Sanders (2008) and Mubeen Shakir (2013).

About Scholarship

For nearly two decades, Honors at Oxford has provided OU students the opportunity to live and learn in a place that is considered the pinnacle of higher education. To date, more than 750 students have participated in Honors at Oxford. At the heart of this program is Melanie Wright. Inspired by her unparalleled commitment to Honors at Oxford, the Honors College established the Melanie L. Wright Study Abroad Scholarship in Spring 2018. As an enduring tribute to Dr. Wright’s twenty-year dedicated service, this special award is awarded to an outstanding Honors College student each summer.

Melanie Wright obtained her Ph.D. in English from the University of Oklahoma in 1991. Beginning as an academic advisor for the Honors College in 1994, Dr. Wright eventually assumed the role of advisor for nationally competitive scholarships. As one of the more than 100 nationally competitive scholarship recipients whom Dr. Wright has personally coached would attest, there is nothing more important to her than the success of her students. This scholarship not only recognizes Dr. Wright’s legacy, but it helps fulfill her desire to ensure that future generations of Honors College students have an unforgettable study abroad opportunity.

Amount Awarded

One student will receive a $1,250.00 award to be deposited to the student’s bursar account and recognition as the recipient of the Melanie L. Wright Study Abroad Scholarship.

Who Can Apply?

Any full-time Honors College student with a minimum 3.4 GPA eligible to graduate with cum laude distinction. From those students who meet the selection criteria, priority consideration will be given to students enrolled and participating in the Honors at Oxford program.

Deadline and Application

Applications for the Wright award are made annually through the university's CASH system. Due date in early February. 

Applicants will need to complete one short-answer essay.