Scholarships

Application Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2017

New CASH Application!

Apply for scholarships now! 

The Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub (CASH) application is now open! You can now apply for college scholarships, departmental scholarships, and other university-wide awards for which you meet the criteria. The application can be accessed through the OU Scholarships webpage.  

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. Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial aid. The FAFSA is now open at fafsa.gov.

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 NameGPA
Financial
Need-Based
Major Specific 

Availability

Amount
Berlin Scholarship 3.25NoYesUndergrad$1,200
Brakebill Scholarship 3.5NoNoUndergrad$1,200
Carson Smith Scholarship
3.5NoYesUndergrad$1,100
Cowden Burns Scholarship
3.0No
NoUndergrad
$1,200
Denton Scholarship 3.0YesNoUndergrad$1,200
Dixon Scholarship 3.25NoNoUndergrad$1,200
Goff Memorial Scholarship 3.0NoNoUndergrad/Grad$500
HEAP Scholarship 3.0YesYesUndergrad/Grad$4,500
Jirous Sonic Scholarship2.75YesNoUndergrad/Grad$1,500
Larason Scholarship3.25NoYesUndergrad$1,200
Perkinson Scholarship2.75YesNoUndergrad$1,200
Price Scholarship3.0YesNoUndergrad$1,200
Pullin and Drake Scholarship3.0YesNoUndergrad/Grad$1,200
Sturgis Scholarship3.0YesNoUndergrad/Grad$1,200
Sullivan Scholarship3.0YesNoUndergrad$1,000
Withrow Scholarship3.0YesNoUndergrad$1,200
York Cowden Scholarship
3.0YesNoUndergrad$1,200

THINGS YOU WILL NEED TO DO TO APPLY FOR CAS SCHOLARSHIPS:

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 300 words or less in CASH on the following topic: Explain why you chose to attend the University of Oklahoma and how receiving a scholarship from the College of Arts and Sciences would impact you as a student. 

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 on CASH. 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 Arts and Sciences financial need-based scholarships, you must compile your financial information, e.g., school and living costs and income for the 15-16 academic year for use in the Financial Aid essay section on the General Application in CASH.

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.

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.

Questions about the CAS scholarships can be directed to Julie Hamburger at (405) 325-1002.

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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