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PLC & PCS Scholarship Guidelines

PCS & PLC Scholarship Guidelines

PLC & PCS Scholarship recipients are a prestigious group comprised of undergraduate students selected before their freshman year at OU to receive a partial tuition waiver on the basis of extracurricular accomplishment. These awards are only available for incoming first-time freshmen. PLC & PCS have a one-year cash award that is applied during the student's first year of college. For questions regarding this one-year PLC or PCS cash awards, please contact LeeAnn Burns at Students who are not receiving a general OU merit academic partial tuition waiver may also receive a one-year PLC or PCS partial tuition waiver.

Select PLC & PCS awardees (Advantage Scholars) are offered a renewable annual award. This is available for up to eight semesters as long as the recipient fulfills the program requirements outlined below.

PLC & PCS partial tuition waivers cannot be used:

  • toward fees (i.e. enrollment commitment, facility, health or activity fees, housing, correspondence courses, etc.).

  • for tuition and fees through the Graduate College, OU Health Sciences Center graduate studies, or OU-Tulsa campus or at any other institution.

  • in the event of early graduation, unused semester funds will be forfeited.

NOTE: Institutional scholarships, combined with other federal, state and/or institutional aid, should not exceed the published cost of attendance. 

Program Requirements for Four-Year Awards (Advantage Scholars)

  1. Enrollment – PLC & PCS Scholarship recipients must enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at OU each semester.

  2. Grade Point Average – PLC & PCS Scholarship recipients must maintain at least a 2.0 overall grade point average (GPA).  Students who show academic success through an OU GPA with a 2.0 or higher will also remain eligible.

Probation Guidelines

  1. If a recipient does not meet the 2.0 overall or OU GPA requirement, the student will be placed on probation for one academic year. Students will continue to receive funding only during the first semester of the probationary period. Students will have one full calendar year to achieve the 2.0 overall or OU GPA. If a 2.0 overall or OU GPA is not earned by the end of the probationary year, the award will be discontinued.

  2. If a student’s GPA increases to a 2.00 or above during the probationary year, the scholarship will be reinstated. Upon reinstatement, the duration of the scholarship will be reduced by the number of semesters spent on probation. The student will not have the opportunity to recoup the lost unpaid semester while on probation.

Special Conditions

PLC & PCS Scholarship recipients may be granted exceptions to the enrollment requirements listed above on a case-by-case basis. If a PLC or PCS Scholarship recipient cannot enroll in the full-time required hours due to medical or personal reasons, study abroad experiences, internships or because the student requires less than 12 hours to graduate, the student must complete a special conditions form

In order to insure a timely award, PLC & PCS award recipients that transfer to the OU Health Sciences Center to finish an undergraduate degree must notify the Scholarship Office through the Norman Scholarships to HSC Transfer request form

For more information on eligibility concerns or terms of the tuition waiver, please contact the Scholarship Office at