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Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships for International Students

For questions on OU scholarships listed below contact Jennifer Grover at

OU Scholarships in the Centralized Academic Hub (CASH)

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.

The following applications will open October 1 and close February 1, unless otherwise noted, and are for international students.



Cleo Cross Scholarship

International students

Sue Williams Service Award

International students

Paul & Rose Sharp Scholarship

International students

OU Scholarships Outside the Centralized Academic Hub (CASH)

These scholarships must be applied for individually.



Ted H. Greenberg Memorial Scholarship

International students from Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden 

Deadline: April 1

International Student Emergency Relief Scholarship
(See full description below)

International Student Emergency Relief Scholarship

The International Student Emergency Relief Scholarship is administered by the David L. Boren College of International Studies to provide emergency assistance to international students who have experienced emergencies leading to unexpected financial obligations they are unable to meet with their available financial resources. This scholarship is awarded once to a qualified individual during their academic career at the University of Oklahoma. This scholarship is granted on a rolling basis.

Funding is granted to students on the basis of documented, unforeseen financial need. This includes:

  • Sudden illness or hospitalization
  • Loss of employment, income, or other financial support
  • Major accident
  • Natural disaster
  • Dramatic personal or political event at home
  • Among other emergencies

This does not include:

  • Credit card debt
  • Poor use of scholarship funding
  • Loans to friends and family
  • Poor financial choices

Applications are reviewed by a committee comprised of the ISS Assistant Director of International Student Programs, the CIS Associate Dean of Student Services, and the CIS Dean with notification typically in a week. For cases determined to merit assistance, the committee will award 3/4 of the amount needed 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 CIS International Student Emergency Relief Scholarship

For more information, contact Youssef Kamel 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 Youssef Kamel for more information at