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Scholarships for International Students

OU Scholarships in the Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub (CASH)

For questions on OU scholarships listed below contact Rebecca Cruise at

There are many OU scholarships in the Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub (CASH). The system allows current students to apply for most OU scholarships in one central location, with one deadline.



Cleo Cross Scholarship

International Student

Sue Williams Service Award

International Student

Paul & Rose Sharp Scholarship

International Student

OU Scholarships outside the Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub (CASH)

These scholarships must be applied for individually.



Greenberg Scholarship

International Student from Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden enrolled in a degree-seeking program

Farzaneh Family Scholarship for Iranian Students

Iranian students with a significant financial need.

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, applicants are required to submit a 1-3-page essay responding to the following question: "If you were taking an American student to visit Iran, what places or cultural events would you want him or her to experience?"

International Student Emergency Relief Scholarship
**The International Student Emergency Relief Scholarship is not currently accepting applications. Please check back for updates.**
OU International Student Pandemic Scholarship(See full description below)

OU International Student Pandemic Scholarship

*Offered while funds are available*

This scholarship is designed to provide relief to international students who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 or COVID-related closures. Up to $1,000 will be given to individuals who can demonstrate their need and its relation to the current global pandemic. This grant, available to students on any of OU’s campuses, will be given on a rolling basis. A committee will determine eligibility and amount of the award. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be either a part-time or full-time, regularly enrolled student at The University of Oklahoma;
  • Must be an international citizen (US citizens are not eligible);
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor.
  • This scholarship is limited to one award per eligible international student per year while funds are available (August 1 to July 31).
  • Funding is granted to students on the basis of documented, unforeseen financial need

Potentially covered costs:

  • Immediate tuition or fees directly related to COVID-19 
  • Lost wages due to COVID-related closures 
  • Expenses incurred due to need to isolate
  • Flights 
  • Books, research supplies etc.  
  • Rent 
  • Food 

Does not include:

Applications are reviewed by a committee with notification typically within a week. For cases determined to merit assistance, the committee will award up to $1,000. We encourage students to set up a payment plan for medical or other bills where that is possible in order to ease the stresses associated with pending bills.

APPLY HERE for the OU International Student Pandemic Scholarship. For more information, contact Rebecca Cruise at

Non-OU Scholarships

Norman Lions Club International: International Student of the Month

The Norman Lions Club provides a $200 scholarship to an exceptional international student from the University of Oklahoma during the months of October, November, February, March and April. The goals of this program are to increase the diversity of the Norman Lions Club weekly meetings and ensure that international students become exposed to one of a number of service clubs that represent a unique aspect of American culture. Contact Courtney Crowder for more information.