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Applying for scholarships as an incoming freshman or transfer student is easy! Select your student type to learn more about automatic academic scholarships and application deadlines.

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Freshman Scholarships

OU offers a variety of scholarships for admitted incoming freshmen. You must apply by December 15 to be considered. This list represents some of the general, university-centralized freshman scholarships, but is not all-inclusive.

Applicants are encouraged to retake the ACT and/or SAT through April 30 and send their seventh semester transcript for scholarship update consideration. When awarding scholarships, we will use a student’s highest overall weighted GPA on a 4.0 scale, taken from a high school transcript and highest composite score from a single date on the national or residual tests taken before April 30.

Resident Freshman Scholarships

ScholarshipAward AmountQualifications
National Merit Finalist$64,000 National Merit Finalist
National Merit Semifinalist$12,000
($3,000 x 4 years)
Be named a National Merit Semifinalist and have a 3.5 GPA. Students who advance to Finalist standing and name OU as their college choice by April 30 are eligible to be upgraded to the National Merit Finalist package.
Oklahoma State Regents Academic Scholars Program$38,000ACT/SAT scores in top one half of one percent for OK residents.
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 3.75 GPA or top 10% class rank. 
Academic Achievements$4,000
($1,000 x 4 years)
26-27 ACT or 1240-1300 SAT and 3.5 GPA

Academic Major of Interest

Depending on your selected major of interest in the OU admissions application, you may have additional scholarship opportunities. If applicable, the application will prompt you to complete a short essay. 

Leadership, Development & Community Involvement

To receive consideration, answer the short essay questions in your OU admission application regarding your involvement in these activities. 

Valedictorian

Oklahoma residents who are ranked 1 or 2 in their class are considered for a $10,000 tuition waiver ($2,500 x 4 years). Due to limited funding, ACT/SAT scores may be used to make final selections. Does not stack with automatically awarded academic scholarships.

Oklahoma's Promise & Sooner Promise

Oklahoma residents whose annual family income does not exceed $55,000 can enroll in Oklahoma’s Promise between eighth and tenth grade to receive a scholarship for college tuition. Visit okhighered.org/okpromise to learn more.

Sooner Promise is OU’s guarantee to Oklahoma’s Promise recipients that you will receive a minimum of $5,500 in free money annually to put toward outstanding costs. Note that scholarship and grant money you receive reduces this sum.

Non-Resident Freshman Scholarships

ScholarshipAward AmountQualifications
National Merit Finalist$117,000 National Merit Finalist
National Merit Semifinalist$36,000
($9,000 x 4 years)
Be named a National Merit Semifinalist and have a 3.5 GPA. Students who advance to Finalist standing and name OU as their college choice by April 30 are eligible to be upgraded to the National Merit Finalist package.
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 Achievements$24,000
($6,000 x 4 years)
26-27 ACT or 1240-1300 SAT and 3.5 GPA
Non-Resident Merit Award$16,000
($4,000 x 4 years)
24-25 ACT or 1160-1230 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

Academic Major of Interest

Depending on your selected major of interest in the OU admissions application, you may have additional scholarship opportunities. If applicable, the application will prompt you to complete a short essay. 

Leadership, Development & Community Involvement

To receive consideration, answer the short essay questions in your OU admission application regarding your involvement in these activities. 

Legacy Students

OU offers a one-time, $1,000 award to all admissible non-residents whose parent or grandparent graduated from OU. Additional awards may be available from the Alumni Office on a competitive basis.

Transfer Scholarships

OU offers a variety of scholarships for admitted incoming transfer students. This list represents some of the general, university-centralized scholarships, but is not all-inclusive.

Resident Transfer Scholarships

ScholarshipAward AmountQualifications
Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship$6,000
($3,000 x 2 years)
3.75+ Transfer GPA
Transfer Academic Distinction Scholarship$4,000
($2,000 x 2 years)
3.5+ Transfer GPA
Transfer Academic Achievement Scholarship$2,000
($1,000 x 2 years)
3.25+ Transfer GPA
Transfer Leadership Award$1,000Competitively awarded based on academic performance and demonstrated leadership.
Transfer Housing Award$1,500
(Traditions Square)
$2,000
(Residential Colleges)
Competitively awarded based on academic performance and demonstrated leadership. Transfer students who live in on-campus housing in Traditions Square or the residential colleges are eligible.
Phi Theta Kappa$1,000Competitively awarded based on academic performance and demonstrated leadership. Tranfer students who participated in Phi Theta Kappa at their transferring institution are eligible.

Non-Resident Transfer Scholarships

ScholarshipAward AmountQualifications
Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship$18,000
($9,000 x 2 years)
3.75+ Transfer GPA
Transfer Academic Distinction Scholarship$14,000
($7,000 x 2 years)
3.5+ Transfer GPA
Transfer Academic Achievement Scholarship$10,000
($5,000 x 2 years)
3.25+ Transfer GPA
Transfer Leadership Award$2,000Competitively awarded based on academic performance and demonstrated leadership.
Transfer Housing Award$1,500
(Traditions Square)
$2,000
(Residential Colleges)
Competitively awarded based on academic performance and demonstrated leadership. Transfer students who live in on-campus housing in Traditions Square or the residential colleges are eligible.
Phi Theta Kappa$2,500Competitively awarded based on academic performance and demonstrated leadership. Tranfer students who participated in Phi Theta Kappa at their transferring institution are eligible.

International Scholarships

The University of Oklahoma offers scholarships to international students based on your completed application for admission to the university and qualified SAT or ACT exam scores. Admissible, non-US citizens attending secondary school in a country other than the United States are eligible for the scholarships listed below.

You must apply for admission by December 15 to be considered for these scholarship opportunities. Applicants may retake the SAT and/or ACT exam and send updated, official exam results to the Office of International Admissions & Recruitment through April 30, 2018. A student’s highest overall score from a single exam date will be used for scholarship consideration.

Freshman International Scholarships

ScholarshipAward AmountQualifications
Award of Excellence$36,000
($9,000 x 4 years)
31 ACT or 1420 SAT (or greater)
Distinguished Scholar$32,000
($8,000 x 4 years)
29-30 ACT or 1350-1410 SAT
University Scholarship$28,000
($7,000 x 4 years)
28 ACT or 1310-1340 SAT
Academic Achievement Award$24,000
($6,000 x 4 years)
26-27 ACT or 1240-1300 SAT
Non-Resident Merit Award$16,000
($4,000 x 4 years)
24-25 ACT or 1160-1230 SAT

Transfer International Scholarships

The University of Oklahoma offers a variety of scholarships to admitted transfer students based on criteria such as academics, leadership, community involvement, and extracurricular activities. There are two main categories of scholarships for transfer students: academic and competitive scholarships. Please note that for the purposes of these scholarships, you are only considered a transfer student if you have completed 24 college credit hours post high school graduation.

The list below represents centralized scholarship programs for the Norman campus and is not intended to be all-inclusive. Visit scholarships.ou.edu to explore other scholarships opportunities. Scholarships awarded by individual departments have an application deadline of February 1. Apply for admission and scholarships at apply.ou.edu

ScholarshipAward AmountQualifications
Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship$18,000
($9,000 x 2 years)
3.75+ Transfer GPA
Transfer Academic Distinction Scholarship$14,000
($7,000 x 2 years)
3.5+ Transfer GPA
Transfer Academic Achievement Scholarship$10,000
($5,000 x 2 years)
3.25+ Transfer GPA
Transfer Leadership Award$2,000Competitively awarded based on academic performance and demonstrated leadership.
Transfer Housing Award$1,500
(Traditions Square)
$2,000
(Residential Colleges)
Competitively awarded based on academic performance and demonstrated leadership. Transfer students who live in on-campus housing in Traditions Square or the residential colleges are eligible.
Phi Theta Kappa$2,500Competitively awarded based on academic performance and demonstrated leadership. Tranfer students who participated in Phi Theta Kappa at their transferring institution are eligible.