The College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of scholarships based on financial need and academic performance. They are available to both undergraduate and graduate students from all Arts and Sciences majors who will be working toward a degree in A&S in the year of the award - next academic year. While applicants will be considered for any and all scholarships for which they meet the criteria, they may only receive one A&S general scholarship per year. To view specific scholarship criteria, click on the scholarship links in the table below.
A&S Scholarship applicants must have financial need to apply, e.g., a need value in the “Need Calculation” portion of the OU Financial Aid Notification (OU-FAN). Students must have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive an OU-FAN from OU Financial Aid Services. The recommended deadline to submit a FAFSA is by March 1, for the following academic year, and processing can take 4-6 weeks from the time the FAFSA is filed. Applications with incomplete financial aid information will not be considered. To view your OU-FAN, log in to oZONE, and click on the Money tab. In the My Financial Aid box, click on Award (OU-FAN) link. Select Aid Year 2012-2013 and press submit. Finally, click on the Award Overview tab.
Leadership Scholars Program: Financial need is NOT required to apply or to be selected for Leadership Scholars. Visit the Leadership Scholars webpage for information on the program.
Students can now apply for some department scholarships through the College of Arts and Sciences scholarship application. Participating departments are: Biology/Zoology, Classics and Letters, Health and Exercise Science, Library and Information Studies, and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. These scholarships are for both undergraduate and graduate students, and financial need is NOT required to apply. Please see the department links below.
Note: Some departmental scholarships require additional documents and letters of recommendation. Please follow the department links below for more information. Please be aware that scholarship application materials are subject to OU's Academic Misconduct Policy.
Transcripts: All applicants must save or scan a web-based or official or unofficial transcript to PDF for uploading to the application. Transcripts must include Fall 2012 grades. For students that do not have a program or scanner to convert transcripts to PDF, all computers in the library computer lab (Rm. 118A) are equipped with Adobe Acrobat Professional that can be used to convert web-based transcripts to PDF. The computer lab is open M-TR 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM and F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. In addition, there are 4 scanners located throughout the library. Do not wait until right before the application deadline to utilize these resources as you may experience a wait time. Fall grades will be available Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. The Office of Academic Records will be closed Mon., Dec. 24 - Tues., Jan. 1, with respect to obtaining paper transcripts. Some of the departmental scholarships require transcripts from other institutions.
Accessing and saving web-based transcripts: Log into oZONE, and click on the "Academics" tab at the top of the page. Click on "Transcript" in the Academic Profile Section, then click on the "submit" button to view the transcript. If the Adobe Acrobat Professional program is loaded on the computer you are using, there will be a "convert" icon at the top of the page. Click on the "convert" icon to convert the transcript to a PDF document, then save the PDF to your personal computer or a flash drive if using public computer. If you do not see the "convert" icon, click on "Tools" in the menu bar and select "Menu bar" and "Adobe PDF" so these will be added to the top menubar.
Essay-A&S applicants only: All undergraduate and graduate applicants must compose a two-page, double-spaced essay in Microsoft Word or similar program for copying and pasting into the applicaltion. Scholarship Essay Topic: What challenges have you faced in successfully achieving your educational goals and how have you overcome these challenges? Leadership Scholars applicants, who are NOT applying for the need-based A&S general scholarships, need only to submit the Leadership Scholars essay.
Department Scholarships (for currently enrolled majors)
The Department of Biology offers merit only and merit and financial need-based scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate Biology/Zoology majors. Please follow the Biology/Zoology link for scholarship and application information.
The Department of Classics and Letters offers merit only and merit and financial need-based scholarships for undergraduate students who will be junior or senior Classics or Letters majors in the year of the award. In addition, one outstanding senior award is offered. Please follow the Classics and Letters link for scholarship and application information.
The Department of Health and Exercise Science offers merit-based only scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted into the program and have completed a number of credit hours in the HES core curriculum. Please follow the Health and Exercise Sciences link for scholarship and application information.
The School of Library and Information Studies now offers the application online for its merit-based, undergraduate scholarship. Applicants must be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies program and be regularly enrolled in at least 12 hours each semester. Please follow the Library and Information Studies link for scholarship criteria and application information.
The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics offers merit only and merit and financial need-based scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate student majors in Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Linguistics and Modern Non-European Languages. There are also a number of scholarships for any MLLL major. Applicants must hold a 3.5 GPA in the major and an overall GPA of 3.0. Please follow the Modern Languages, Literature and Linguistics link for scholarship criteria and application information.
Many of the other departments and programs in the college offer scholarships. Please visit their webpages individually for more information.
Log in to oZONE, and click on the Money tab. You can find the link to the application in the Scholarship Information box to the left of the page. See below.
Incoming Freshmen Scholarships (for graduating high school seniors)
Entering freshmen are eligible to apply for the Alice Allen Everett American Indian Scholarship, the J & J Stevens Scholarship, and the Les and Mary Puckett Arts and Sciences Scholarship. To view specific scholarship criteria, click the Details links below. Please read the criteria carefully as there are other requirements in addition to filling out the application.
Applicants must fill out the scholarship section of the online admission application to be considered for these scholarships. Visit the Prospective Student Services website to access the log in page for the application.
For complete financial aid information, including the 2013-2014 Scholarship Guide, please log in to oZONE and click on the Money tab. For more information, please contact Susan Bayliss at (405) 325-2078.
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