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Freshman Scholarships

Freshman Scholarships

Resident Students Entering Fall 2020

Scholarships  Amount and Description

Eligibility

National Merit
Scholars

$68,500
(Combination of one-time and multi-year state, university, and National Merit funding)

Guaranteed to every National Merit Finalists. See ou.edu/admissions/honors for details.

Oklahoma State Regents' 
Academic Scholars Program
$43,150
(Combination of one-time and multi-year funding)
ACT/SAT scores in top one-half of 1% for Oklahoma residents. To learn more, visit okhighered.org/academic-scholars.
National Merit Semifinalist Scholarship$16,000
($4,000 x 4 years)
National Merit Semifinalists with a 3.5 GPA. National Merit Finalists will be eligible to be upgraded to the National Merit Scholars award listed above.
Award of Excellence$16,000
($4,000 x 4 years)
31 ACT or 1390 SAT (or greater) and 3.5 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
Distinguished Scholar$12,000
($3,000 x 4 years) 
29-30 ACT or 1330-1380 SAT 
and 3.5 GPA or top 10% class rank 
University Scholarship$10,000
($2,500 x 4 years) 
28 ACT or 1300-1320 SAT
and 3.5 GPA or top 10% class rank 
Valedictorian Award$10,000
($2,500 x 4 years) 
Residents ranked first in their class based on sixth- or seventh semester transcripts will be cosidered. Due to limited funding, ACT/SAT scores will be used to make final selections.
Academic Achievement Award   $8,000
($2,000 x 4 years)   
24-27 ACT or 1160-1290 SAT and 3.25 GPA or top 10% class rank
Sower Award$4,000
($1,000 x 4 years)   
3.5 GPA or top 10% class rank

Non-Resident Students Entering Fall 2020

Scholarships Amount and 
Description

Eligibility

National Merit
Scholars

$121,500
(Combination of one-time and multi-year state, university, and National Merit funding)

Guaranteed to every National Merit Finalists. See ou.edu/admissions/honors for details.

 

National Merit Semifinalist Scholarship$56,000
($14,000 x 4 years)
National Merit Semifinalists with a 3.5 GPA. National Merit Finalists will be eligible to be upgraded to the National Merit Scholars award listed above.
Award of Excellence$56,000
($14,000 x 4 years)
31 ACT or 1390 SAT (or greater) and 3.5 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
Distinguished Scholar$52,000
($13,000 x 4 years) 
29-30 ACT or 1330-1380 SAT and 3.5 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
University Scholarship$36,000
($9,000 x 4 years) 
28 ACT or 1300-1320 SAT and 3.5 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
Academic Achievement
Award   
$32,000
($8,000 x 4 years) 
26-27 ACT or 1230-1290 SAT and 3.5 GPA
or top 10% class rank
Honor Award$28,000
($7,000 x 4 years) 
26 ACT or 1230 SAT (or greater)
and 3.25-3.49 GPA 
Merit Award$24,000
($6,000 x 4 years) 
24-25 ACT or  1160-1220 SAT and 3.5 GPA or top 10% class rank
Sower Award$8,000
($2,000 x 4 years)
3.5 GPA or top 10% class rank

Resident Students Entering Fall 2019

Scholarships  Amount and Description

Eligibility

National Merit
Scholars

$64,000
(Combination of one-time and multi-year state, university, and National Merit funding)

Guaranteed to every National Merit Finalists. See nationalscholars.ou.edu for details.

Oklahoma State Regents' 
Academic Scholars Program
$38,000
(Combination of one-time and multi-year funding)

 

ACT/SAT scores in top one half of one percent for OK residents. To learn more, visit okhighered.org/academic-scholars.

Award of Excellence$12,000
($3,000 x 4 years)
31 ACT or 1420 SAT (or greater) and 3.75 GPA or top 10% class rank 
Distinguished Scholar$10,000
($2,500 x 4 years) 
29-30 ACT or 1350-1410 SAT and 3.75 GPA or top 10% class rank 
University Scholarship$6,000
($1,500 x 4 years) 
28 ACT or 1310-1340 SAT 
and 3.5 GPA or top 10% class rank 
Academic Achievement Award   $4,000
($1,000 x 4 years)     
26-27 ACT or 1240-1300 SAT and 3.5 GPA

Non-Resident Students Entering Fall 2019

Scholarships Amount and 
Description

Eligibility

National Merit
Scholars

$117,000
(Combination of one-time and multi-year state, university, and National Merit funding)

Guaranteed to every National Merit Finalists. For details see nationalscholars.ou.edu

National Merit Semifinalist Scholars$36,000
($9,000 x 4 years)
National Merit Semifinalists with a 3.5 GPA. National Merit Finalists will be eligible to be upgraded to the National Merit Scholar award listed above.
Award of Excellence$36,000
($9,000 x 4 years)
31 ACT or 1420 SAT (or greater) and 3.75 GPA or top 10% class rank 
Distinguished Scholar$32,000
($8,000 x 4 years) 
29-30 ACT or 1350-1410 SAT and 3.75 GPA or top 10% class rank 
University Scholarship$28,000
($7,000 x 4 years) 
28 ACT or 1310-1340 SAT and 3.5 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
Academic Achievement
Award   
$24,000
($6,000 x 4 years) 
26-27 ACT or 1240-1300 SAT and 3.5 GPA
Non-Resident
Honor Award
$16,000
($4,000 x 4 years) 
     
26 ACT or 1240 SAT (or greater)
and 3.25-3.49 GPA 
Non-Resident
Merit Award
$16,000
($4,000 x 4 years) 
  
24-25 ACT or 1160-1230 SAT and 3.5 GPA 

Resident Students Entering Fall 2018

Scholarships  Amount and Description

Eligibility

National Merit
Scholars

$64,000
(Combination of one-time and multi-year state, university, and National Merit funding)

Guaranteed to every National Merit Finalists. See nationalscholars.ou.edu for details.

Oklahoma State Regents' 
Academic Scholars Program
$38,000
(Combination of one-time and multi-year funding)
ACT/SAT scores in top one-half of 1% for Oklahoma residents. To learn more, visit okhigherd.org/academic-scholars.
Award of Excellence$12,000
($3,000 x 4 years)
31 ACT or 1420 SAT (or greater) and 3.75 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
Distinguished Scholar$10,000
($2,500 x 4 years) 
29-30 ACT or 1350-1410 SAT 
and 3.75 GPA or top 10% class rank 
University Scholarship$6,000
($1,500 x 4 years) 
28 ACT or 1310-1340 SAT 
and 3.5 GPA or top 10% class rank 
Academic Achievement Award   $4,000
($1,000 x 4 years)     
26-27 ACT or 1240-1300 SAT and 3.5 GPA

Non-Resident Students Entering Fall 2018

Scholarships Amount and 
Description

Eligibility

National Merit
Scholars

$117,000
(Combination of one-time and multi-year state, university, and National Merit funding)

Guaranteed to every National Merit Finalists. For details see nationalscholars.ou.edu

Award of Excellence

$36,000
($9,000 x 4 years)

 

31 ACT or 1420 SAT (or greater) and 3.75 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
Distinguished Scholar$32,000
($8,000 x 4 years) 
 
29-30 ACT or 1350-1410 SAT and 3.75 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
University Scholarship$28,000
($7,000 x 4 years) 

28 ACT or 1310-1340 SAT and 3.5 GPA or top 10% class rank 
Academic Achievement
Award   
$24,000
($5,000 x 4 years) 
  
26-27 ACT or 1240-1300 SAT and 3.5 GPA 
Non-Resident
Honor Award
$16,000
($4,000 x 4 years) 
     
26 ACT or 1240 SAT (or greater)
and 3.25-3.49 GPA 
Non-Resident
Merit Award
$16,000
($3,000 x 4 years) 
  
24-25 ACT or  1160-1230 SAT and 3.5 GPA

Resident Students Entering Fall 2017

ScholarshipsAmount and Description

Eligibility

National Merit
Scholars

$68,200
(Combination of one-time and multi-year state, university, and National Merit funding)

Guaranteed to every National Merit Finalist who names OU as their college choice prior to May 1. Students who apply to OU after Dec. 15 are still eligible. See nationalmerit.ou.edu for details.

Oklahoma State Regents’
Academic Scholars Program 
$38,000 
Partial tuition waiver and a technology & textbook allowance plus cash award from state over four years. 
ACT/SAT scores in top one half of 1 percent for OK residents.Qualifying criteria set annually by the State Regents.Students may qualify on a national exam through June, whether or not they applied by Dec. 15. Go to okhighered.org/academic-scholars.
Oklahoma State Regents' 
Institutional Nominee
$25,200
Partial tuition waiver plus cash award from state over four years. Limited number available.
Minimum qualifying criteria and award amountset annually by the State Regents in late fall. Students whoapply by Dec. 15 will be considered. For details go to okhighered.org/academic-scholars.
Award of Excellence$12,000
($3,000 x 4 years)
Partial tuition waiver over four years.  
31 ACT or 1420 SAT (or greater) and 3.75 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
Distinguished Scholar$10,000
($2,500 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver over four years.  
29-30 ACT or 1350-1410 SAT 
and 3.75 GPA or top 10% class rank 
Valedictorian/ Salutatorian $10,000
($2,500 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver over four years.  
Residents ranked 1 or 2 in their class will be considered. Due to limited funding, ACT/SAT
scores will also be used to make final selections. 
University Scholar$6,000
($1,500 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver over four years.  
28 ACT or 1310-1340 SAT 
and 3.5 GPA or top 10% class rank 
Academic Achievement Award   $4,000
($1,000 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver over four years.     
26-27 ACT or 1240-1300 SAT and 3.5 GPA 

Non-Resident Students Entering Fall 2017:

Scholarships Amount and 
Description

Eligibility

National Merit
Scholars

$130,000
(Combination of one-time and multi-year state, university, and National Merit funding)

Guaranteed to every National Merit Finalist who names OU as their college choice prior to May 1. Students who apply to OU after Dec. 15 are still eligible. See nationalmerit.ou.edu for details.

Oklahoma State Regents'
Institutional Nominee
$43,200
Partial tuition waiver
plus cash award
from state over four
years.
Limited number available.
Minimum qualifying criteria and award
amount set annually by the State Regents
in late fall. Students who apply by 12/15 will be considered.
For details go to okhighered.org/academic-scholars.
Award of Excellence$36,000
($9,000 x 4 years)
Partial tuition waiver
over four years.  
31 ACT or 1420 SAT (or greater) and 3.75 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
Distinguished Scholar$32,000
($8,000 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver
over four years.  
29-30 ACT or 1350-1410 SAT and 3.75 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
University Scholar$28,000
($7,000 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver
over four years.  
28 ACT or 1310-1340 SAT and 3.5 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
Academic Achievement
Award   
$24,000
($6,000 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver
over four years.     
26-27 ACT or 1240-1300 SAT and 3.5 GPA 
Non-Resident
Honor Award
$16,000
($4,000 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver
over four years.     
26 ACT or 1240 SAT (or greater)
and 3.25-3.49 GPA 
Non-Resident
Merit Award
$16,000
($4,000 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver
over four years.     
24-25 ACT or 1160-1230 SAT
and 3.5 GPA 

Resident Students Entering Fall 2016

Scholarships  Amount and Description

Eligibility

National Merit
Scholars

$67,000
(Combination of one-time and multi-year state, university, and National Merit funding)

Guaranteed to every National Merit Finalist who names OU as their college choice prior to May 1. Students who apply to OU after Dec. 15 are still eligible.See nationalmerit.ou.edu for details.

Oklahoma State Regents’
Academic Scholars Program 
$38,000 
Partial tuition waiver and a technology & textbook allowance plus cash award from state over four years. 
ACT/SAT scores in top one half of 1 percent for OK residents.Qualifying criteria set annually by the State Regents.Students may qualify on a national exam through 6/16,whether or not they applied by Dec. 15. Go to okhighered.org/academic-scholars.
Oklahoma State Regents' 
Institutional Nominee
$25,200
Partial tuition waiver plus cash award from state over four years. Limited number available.
Minimum qualifying criteria and award amountset annually by the State Regents in late fall. Students whoapply by 12/15 will be considered. For details go to okhighered.org/academic-scholars.
Award of Excellence$12,000
($3,000 x 4 years)
Partial tuition waiver over four years.  
31 ACT or 1360 SAT (or greater) and 3.75 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
Distinguished Scholar$10,000
($2,500 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver over four years.  
29-30 ACT or 1290-1350 SAT 
and 3.75 GPA or top 10% class rank 
Valedictorian/ Salutatorian $10,000
($2,500 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver over four years.  
Residents ranked 1 or 2 in their class will be considered.Due to limited funding, ACT/SAT
scores will also beused to make final selections. 
University Scholar$6,000
($1,500 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver over four years.  
28 ACT or 1250-1280 SAT 
and 3.5 GPA or top 10% class rank 
Academic Achievement Award   $4,000
($1,000 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver over four years.     
26-27 ACT or 1170-1240 SAT and 3.5 GPA 

Non-Resident Students Entering Fall 2016

Scholarships Amount and 
Description

Eligibility

National Merit
Scholars

$124,000
(Combination of one-time and multi-year state, university, and National Merit funding)

Guaranteed to every National Merit Finalist who names OU as their college choice prior to May 1. Students who apply to OU after Dec. 15 are still eligible.See nationalmerit.ou.edu for details.

Oklahoma State Regents'
Institutional Nominee
$43,200
Partial tuition waiver
plus cash award
from state over four
years.
Limited number available.
Minimum qualifying criteria and award
amount set annually by the State Regents
in late fall. Students who apply by Dec. 15 will be considered.
For details go to okhighered.org/academic-scholars.
Award of Excellence$32,000
($8,000 x 4 years)
Partial tuition waiver
over four years.  
31 ACT or 1360 SAT (or greater) and 3.75 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
Distinguished Scholar$28,000
($7,000 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver
over four years.  
29-30 ACT or 1290-1350 SAT and 3.75 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
University Scholar$24,000
($6,000 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver
over four years.  
28 ACT or 1250-1280 SAT and 3.5 GPA
or top 10% class rank 
Academic Achievement
Award   
$20,000
($5,000 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver
over four years.     
26-27 ACT or 1170-1240 SAT and 3.5 GPA 
Non-Resident
Honor Award
$12,000
($3,000 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver
over four years.     
26 ACT or 1170 SAT (or greater)
and 3.25-3.49 GPA 
Non-Resident
Merit Award
$12,000
($3,000 x 4 years) 
Partial tuition waiver
over four years.     
24-25 ACT or  1090-1160 SAT and 3.5 GPA