Application Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2016

New CASH Application!

We are happy to announce the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) scholarship opportunities are now included in the new Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub (CASH) application.  Students are now able to apply for their college scholarships, those of their departments, and other university-wide awards for which he/she meets the criteria.  The application is now live, and it can be accessed through the OU Scholarships wepbage or through Ozone by clicking on the Money Tab.

Please read important information below about CAS scholarships

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of scholarships that are merit only and merit and financial-need-based. They are available to full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate and graduate A&S majors, who are working toward a degree in the college. While applicants will be considered for any and all scholarships for which they meet the criteria, they may only receive one CAS scholarship per year.

CAS scholarship applicants must show documented financial need to be considered for any of the financial need-based scholarships.This is determined by a need amount being present in the Need Calculation section of the OU Financial Aid Notification (OU-FAN). The OU-FAN is the financial aid award notification generated by OU Financial Aid Services when a student's financial aid is processed. Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial aid. Financial aid processing usually takes 4-6 weeks from the time the FAFSA is filed if further information is not requested. Please keep this in mind if you have not yet filed a FAFSA for this 2015-2016 academic year.

To view your OU-FAN, log in to oZONE, and click on the Money tab. In the Quick Links box, click on Awards (OU-FAN) link. Select Aid Year 2015-2016 and press submit. Finally, click on the Award Overview tab.

Please be aware that all scholarship application materials are subject to OU's Academic Misconduct Policy.

CAS College Scholarships

Click on the links below to view specific criteria for each of the scholarships.  This may give you an indication of which and how many of the awards you are eligible for consideration.

Scholarship Name GPA
Major Specific


Berlin Scholarship 3.25 No Yes Undergrad $1,200
Brakebill Scholarship  3.5 No No Undergrad $1,200
Carson Smith Scholarship
3.5 No Yes Undergrad $1,100
Cowden Burns Scholarship
3.0 No
No Undergrad
Denton Scholarship 3.0 Yes No Undergrad $1,200
Dixon Scholarship  3.25 No No Undergrad $1,200
Goff Memorial Scholarship  3.0 No No Undergrad/Grad $500
HEAP Scholarship  3.0 Yes Yes Undergrad/Grad $4,500
Jirous Sonic Scholarship 2.75 Yes No Undergrad/Grad $1,500
Larason Scholarship 3.25 No Yes Undergrad $1,200
Perkinson Scholarship 2.75 Yes No Undergrad $1,200
Price Scholarship 3.0 Yes No Undergrad $1,200
Pullin and Drake Scholarship 3.0 Yes No Undergrad/Grad $1,200
Sturgis Scholarship 3.0 Yes No Undergrad/Grad $1,200
Sullivan Scholarship 3.0 Yes No Undergrad $1,000
Withrow Scholarship 3.0 Yes No Undergrad $1,200
York Cowden Scholarship
3.0 Yes No Undergrad $1,200


Resume: All undergraduate applicants must complete and upload an Arts and Sciences Scholarship Resume to the application. Current freshman applicants may include high school activities, awards, etc. All graduate applicants must also complete the resume. The resume must be saved as a .pdf document. Please click here for instructions.

Vitae: Any graduate applicants who have a working curriculum vitae can upload a vitae in lieu of the resume. The vitae must be in .pdf format.

Essay: All applicants must compose an essay of 500 words or more in Microsoft Word or similar program for copying and pasting into the application. Scholarship Essay Topic: How has your experience at OU affected your view of the world? How has your view of the world affected your experience at OU?

Optional Essays: Students who would like to apply for the Jim Sullivan Endowed Scholarship, the Ruby Brakebill Scholarship, the Charles C. and Ernestine York Cowden Scholarship, or the Corinne Price Scholarship must compose an essay of 250 words or more in Microsoft Word or similar program for copying and pasting into the application. Please check the scholarship criteria above to verify you are eligible for consideration for these scholarships.

Sullivan Scholarship Essay Topic: Affection between human beings, however transitory, however qualified, is the closest we can come to paradise.

Brakebill Scholarship Essay Topic: Describe the ways your activities support your strong social conscience and dedication to peace and social justice.

Price and York/Cowden Scholarships Topic: Describe the jobs you have held to earn money for your college expenses, how much of your college costs you have been able to cover yourself and describe any challenges you have faced in trying to pay for college.

International Students: To be considered for the A&S financial need-based scholarships, you must compile your financial information, e.g., school and living costs and income for the 14-15 academic year for use in the International Student Financial Information section.

Native American Students: Scan and save a copy of your CDIB card for uploading to the application. This can be a .pdf or .jpeg document.

Male students, 3.0 GPA or above, who work to afford college: Obtain a dated letter from your employer that states the number of hours you work per week for uploading to the application. The letter can be in .jpeg or .pdf format.

For complete financial aid information, including the 2016-2017 Scholarship Guide, please log in to oZONE and click on the Money tab. Questions about the CAS scholarships can be directed to Julie Hamburger at (405) 325-1002.

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