The Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub (CASH) is where current OU students can apply for all merit and financial need-based OU scholarships. The link to CASH for the next academic year is now open and closes in February of 2022.
College-wide scholarships, departmental scholarships, financial aid scholarships, Sooner Parents scholarships, and campus awards will all be housed through the online system. Undergraduate, graduate, liberal studies, international, and study abroad populations are encouraged to access the system to apply for scholarships. Be sure to apply for every academic year you plan to enroll!
The Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub, or CASH for short, is the premier place for current and continuing students to apply for university scholarships. Although you are applying during the 2021-2022 academic year, these scholarships will be awarded and disbursed during the 2022-2023 academic year - next year.
All students should first complete their General Application, which begins the process. After you complete your General Application, you will be prompted to complete other scholarship applications, such as your college-level application, departmental applications, study abroad awards, campus awards, or miscellaneous scholarship opportunities. Visit our Q&A in CASH to get more details on this process!
CASH will be open October 1, 2021 through February 1, 2022. During this time, you will have access to all scholarship applications available through the system.
CASH is specifically available for students that are currently enrolled in and attending classes made available through the University of Oklahoma Norman Campus. Since scholarship decisions are being made for next year, you also want to make sure that you will be attending during the following academic year to reap the benefit of your efforts!
Not in all cases. The FAFSA is only required for scholarships awarded through the Financial Aid Scholarship Application, or scholarships that require it to be completed. With that said, there are some cases where exceptions are made for students that are ineligible to complete a FAFSA. There are many scholarship opportunities that do not require the FAFSA to be completed!
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Incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students are not eligible to complete any scholarship applications through CASH. We encourage you to apply through CASH for scholarships once you begin taking classes at OU. More information on scholarships for incoming students is available here. Contact your OU admissions counselor for questions regarding incoming freshmen and incoming transfer student scholarships.