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PCS Alumni

OU students at graduation

You may know it as University Achievement Class, President’s Achievement Class or now President’s Community Scholars. While the name of this prestigious scholarship has evolved to appropriately identify the achievements of the recipients, the mission of the program has remained steadfast – to recognize those high school students who excelled in high school while making significant contributions to their communities. You and the other students of UAC, PAC and PCS changed lives and hopefully saw your own life changed by this scholarship program.

The program now carries a name that appropriately reflects your accomplishments – President’s  Community Scholars.  Through the PCS scholarship Interim President Joseph Harroz recognizes the community service of our high school’s best and brightest scholars.

What does the PCS program look like today? Scholars start off their PCS experience with a overnight retreat with OU administrators and staff. This retreat, right at the start of their freshman year, gives them an opportunity to connect with each other, make new friends, develop a sense of PCS family and build a network for success. The Scholars return back to Norman and sit together at Convocation and are recognized by Interim President Harroz. 

Starting the first week of school, the Scholars meet each Thursday evening for programs that introduce them to the very best OU has to offer them.  They learn about OU’s finest people about OU’s finest programs and facilities and explore community service opportunities. They learn about servant leadership and have numerous opportunities to positively touch the lives of their new expanded OU community.

If you or someone you know would like to know more about the program, email us at We are happy to provide additional information or ways you can get involved.