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Scholarships available through CASH

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 opens annually on Oct. 1 for the next academic year and closes on Feb. 1. More information about CASH is availabe here.

The following scholarships in CASH include specific military/veteran criteria that is considered when selecting scholarship recipients from completed applications.

Included Criteria:

Criteria

  • Full-time student
  • 3.0 GPA (scholarship committee can be flexible with GPA requirement for exceptional candidates with GPA of 2.5-2.99 due to extenuating circumstances)
  • Demonstrated financial need

Criteria

  • Regularly enrolled graduate or undergraduate student
  • Currently serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces
  • U.S. citizen
  • Satisfactory Progress toward graduation
  • Demonstrated Financial Need
  • Not a donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Criteria

  • U.S. citizen 
  • WWI descendent or direct descendent of army or navy veteran
  • Financial need

Criteria

  • Geology or Geophysics degree
  • U.S. Marine Corps or U.S. Navy Corps
  • Honorable discharge following AD of said branches
  • Navy Corps qualify as Marine by:
        NEC/MOS of8404
        Attended Field Medical Service School
        Stationed with a Marine Corps unit in combat area
        Navy Corps meets all criteria that Marines must meet under definition
  • Cannot be the Donor or Donors immediate family member

Criteria

  • Full-time, graduate or undergraduate, regularly enrolled student
  • Currently serving or has served in the U.S. Armed Forces
  • A U.S. citizen
  • Making satisfactory progress towards graduation
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Not be the Donors or an immediate family member of the Donors
  • No arts, Liberal studies, etc…

Criteria

  • Vietnam veterans 
  • descendants of Vietnam veterans 
  • American citizens of Vietnamese descent
  • Full-time student
  • GRFD recipient at the University of Oklahoma Army ROTC in good standing
  • Minimum GPA: 3.3/4.0 overall
  • Degree-seeking in one of the following engineering disciplines: chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, petroleum
  • Demonstrated interest in the oil & gas industry through previous job experience, course work, and/or research
  • Winner selected early Fall semester with Army ROTC leadership

Criteria

  • Full-time student
  • Member of the University of Oklahoma Student Veterans Association chapter in good standing
  • Minimum GPA: 3.3/4.0 overall
  • Degree-seeking in one of the following engineering disciplines: chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, petroleum
  • Demonstrated interest in the oil & gas industry through previous job experience, course work, and/or research
  • Winner selected early Fall semester with Student Veterans Association chapter, College of Engineering and Veteran Student Services’ leadership

Additional military/veteran scholarships available through CASH:

For information about the Hugh Reynolds Armed Forces Scholarship, please contact Price College of Business at (405) 325-7377.

OU Partners- Military Scholarships

There are several additional scholarship opportunities for veteran students and their dependents. Find out more about our scholarship partnerships and application requirements below.


 


The Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships - building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

Tillman Scholarships help cover direct study-related expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living stipend.  Eligible applicants are service members, veterans or military spouses pursuing undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degrees as a full-time student at a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution.

 

Apply to be a Tillman Scholar                                  Meet the Scholars

Tillman Scholars

OU is a Pat Tillman Foundation University Partner!!  That is fantastic news for any OU military student or spouse applying to be a Tillman Scholar.

OU Resources - Tillman Scholar Applicants

Career Services

Debbie Boles, Assistant Director
Career Services, Suite 323
Oklahoma Memorial Union
dboles@ou.edu
(405) 325-1974

Walk In or by appointment. Call for more information.

Expository Writing Program

Dr. Catherine Mintler, Lecturer
Bizzell Library Room 4
Expository Writing
crmintler@ou.edu

*Appointments Available

Veteran Student Services

Jennifer Trimmer, Director
Buchanan Hall Room 216
Veteran Student Services
veterans@ou.edu
(405) 325-4308

*Call or email for more information


A 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Offers both a Higher Education Scholarship, as well as a Children’s Fund Scholarship (which helps with the cost of private school and tutoring).  You can find more information about the organization here: Folds of Honor

Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded over 35,000 scholarships totaling over $160 million in all 50 states. Among the students served, 41 percent are minorities. 

Their sole purpose is to ensure that families who have sacrificed so much for our country receive the education and opportunities they deserve. They believe the cost of pursuing their academic dreams should not be an additional burden.   

Some fast facts about the Folds of Honor Scholarship: 

• Application window February 1 – March 31, 2022

• Value of the scholarship: $5,000 per academic year, not to exceed $2,500 per semester 

• Number of Awards: Varies each year  

• Who can apply: Our scholarship is open to any child or spouse whose service member has either fallen or has a combined service-connected disability rating through the VA.  

• There is no major requirement; student must be attending an accredited college, university, licensure/technical program 

• Open to applicants pursuing their first degree, certificate or license, and to those pursuing post-graduate work, such as a master’s degree, doctorate, or a second bachelor’s degree or trade/technical program certificate


The Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) provides college scholarships and educational counseling and services to surviving military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.  University of Oklahoma is a partner school to the Fallen Patriots and commits to provide services and financial assistance to eligible students enrolled with the Fallen Patriots and receiving financial support through the Fallen Patriots grant program.

Visit the Children of Fallen Patriots webpage for more information.

Oklahoma Women Veterans Organization

Oklahoma Women Veteran and Family Member Scholarships

When visiting okwvo.org find the single scholarship application to apply for the following three scholarship opportunities:

The Army Women's Foundation, Legacy Scholarships

This scholarship program offers financial support to all Army women who are serving or have honorably served, and their children. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need. The Legacy Scholarships are available for tuition assistance for certificate programs, coursework at community colleges, four year academic institutions and graduate schools. Annual applications must be completed online and support documents must be postmarked by Jan. 15. Visit www.awfnd.org for more details and link to the online application.

College Guide for U.S. Service Members

Scholarships

Financial Aid Guide for Military Servicemembers

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Marines' Memorial Association Scholarships Programs

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