Herbert A. and Lela Mitchell Berlin Scholarship

Number Awarded - 1 to 5
Minimum Amount - $1,200, based on merit

Established by Lila Mitchell Berlin and named for she and her husband, Herbert A. Berlin.  Both were graduates of OU in the early 1900's.  

Criteria - Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate students, who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences in one of the following areas of study: Mathematics; Economics; Laboratory Sciences (Physics, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology/Plant Biology); Social Sciences with a lab component (Psychology); or Foreign Languages. In addition, applicants must have a GPA of 3.25 or above.

Ruby Brakebill Scholarship

Number Awarded - 1 to 3
Minimum Amount - $1,200, based on merit

Established by Ruby M. Brakebill, who was a 1929 graduate of OU and worked as a public school teacher in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Criteria - Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate students, who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences.  In addition, applicants must have earned a GPA of 3.50 or above and show demonstrated leadership, along with a record of community service work.

Bob G. Burns and Mary Sue Cowden Burns Scholarship

Number Awarded - 1 to 2
Minimum Amount - $1,200, based on merit

Established to honor Bob G. Burns and his wife, Mary Sue Cowden. Mr. Burns graduated from Earlsboro High School in Oklahoma. He went on to receive a degree in business from Oklahoma A&M (OSU) in 1950 and his CPA in 1963. He worked for Stanolind Oil Company (AMOCO) and Superior Oil Company during his career. Mary Sue Cowden Burns graduated from from Classen Senior High school in Oklahoma City in 1950. She then received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from OU in 1955. She worked for Conoco Oil Company for many years.

Criteria - Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled students, who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Applicants must also be sophomore-level students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and will be entering their junior year in the following academic year. In addition, applicants must also be a native Oklahoman or an Oklahoma resident at the time of enrollment at OU. Applicants must also have graduated from one of the following Oklahoma high schools: Marlow, Shawnee, Norman, Springer and Earlsboro, Stillwater, Northeast OKC (Northeast Academy), Putnam City, Marietta, Bartlesville, Northwest Classen OKC, Classen OKC (Classen for Advanced Studies).

Melanie Carson Smith Memorial Scholarship

Number Awarded - 1-2
Minimum Amount - $1,100, merit based

Established by Dr. Eddie Carol Smith and Shirley Jean Smith in memory of their daughter, who was a sophomore at OU at the time of her death in 1986.

Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled sophomore or junior-level students, who are majoring in Biochemistry or Chemistry and will be entering their junior or senior year in the next academic year. In addition, applicants must have earned a GPA of 3.5 or above.


Jack Roe Denton Scholarship

Number Awarded – 1 to 3
Minimum Amount - $1,200, based on financial need and merit

Established by Ruby M. Brakebill and named in honor of her cousin, Jack Roe Denton, who was a U.S. Air Force Cadet that was killed while training in 1942.

Criteria - Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled, male undergraduate students, who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences.  In addition, applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above and show financial need.  Applicants must also be engaged in outside employment in order to attend and afford college. A dated letter from the employer, stating the number of hours worked per week is required with the application. Preference will be given to students from New York State or the East, but all applicants will be considered.

Alvin Terrell Dixon Memorial Scholarship

Number Awarded – 1 to 3
Minimum Amount - $1,200, based on merit

Established by Virginia Dixon and her son, Dr. Terrell F. Dixon, to honor their husband and father.  Alvin Terrell Dixon was forced to quit college during the depression, but later realized his dream by graduating from OU with his only son in 1962.

Criteria - Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate students, who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences with a GPA of 3.25 or above.  Applicants must be older students who have returned to school after being in the work force and realizing that it would benefit him or her to return to college to receive their degree.

Heather Marie Goff Memorial Scholarship

Number Awarded - 1
Minimum Amount - $500, based on merit

Established by Carolyn and Ben A.& Goff to honor their daughter, Heather Marie Goff

Criteria - Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, applicants must be citizens of the United States and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Hassler Educational Assistance Program (HEAP)

Number awarded - 2 to 3
Minimum Amount - $4,000 - $5,000, based on financial need and merit

Criteria - Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled students, who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Applicants must be sophomore or junior-level students, who will be entering their junior or senior year the next academic year or graduate students, who are master's candidates.  In addition, applicants must be pursuing degrees in Chemistry/Bio Chemistry or Mathematics, be U.S. citizens, have a GPA of 3.0 or above, and show financial need. Preference will be given to students from Logan County, Oklahoma, but all applicants will be considered.

Marvin D. and Barbara L. Jirous Sonic Scholarship

Number Awarded - 1 - 2
Minimum Amount - $1,500, based on financial need and merit

Established by Marvin D. Jirous and named for he and his wife, Barbara.  Mr. Jirous opened the first Sonic Drive-In in Alva, Oklahoma, in 1961.  He is past president of Sonic Industries and is now affiliated with the Sonic Franchise Association.

Criteria - Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, applicants must have a GPA of 2.75 or above and show financial need. Preference will be given to students who currently work or have previously worked at a Sonic Drive-In Restaurant.

A.R. Bert Larason Public Service Scholarship

Number Awarded - 1 to 2
Minimum Amount - $1,200, based on merit

Established by Margaret Larason, Timothy Larason, Anne Larason Schneider and Linda Larason Edmondson to honor their husband and father, A.R. "Bert" Larason.  Bert Larason was from Fargo, Oklahoma, and graduated from OU in 1930.  He served in the Pacific Theater for three years during World War II and went on to become a 10-term member of the Oklahoma House.

Criteria - Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate students, who are pursuing a major in one of the following areas of study:  History, Political Science or Social Work.  Applicants must be classified as seniors the following academic year - in the year of the award and have a GPA of 3.25 or above.  Applicants must show high academic achievement, leadership ability and a demonstrated plan for use of his/her education in a public service career.  Applicants must also show proficiency in written and oral communication.  Preference will be given to students from Oklahoma, but all applicants will be considered.

Mary, Nell and Louise Perkinson Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Number Awarded - 1 to 6
Minimum Amount - $1,200, based on financial need and merit

Established by Louise E. Perkinson and named for herself and two sisters, Mary and Nell. Louise Perkinson graduated from OU in 1930 with a degree in Home Economics. She went on to teach in Altus, Oklahoma. She also worked for the Oklahoma Extension Service in Lawton, transferring to Cleveland County in 1951 and continued until her retirement in 1969.

Criteria - Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled Native American undergraduate students, who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences.  In addition, applicants must have a 2.75 GPA or above and show financial need.  Applicants must be on the roll of a recognized Native American tribe. A copy of the tribal enrollment or CDIB card is required. Applicants must also demonstrate academic excellence, leadership ability and potential for significant contribution to the American Indian community.

Corinne Price Scholarship

Number Awarded - multiple recipients
Minimum Amount - $1,200, based on financial need and merit

Established by Dr. Harvey Price to honor his wife, Laurice Corinne Carpenter Price.  Dr. Price was a long-time veterinarian in Ada, Oklahoma.  He was from Sayre, Oklahoma, and attended pre-veterinarian school at OSU, then graduated from Iowa State University.

Criteria - Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate students, who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences.  In addition, applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above and be partially or wholly self-supporting. 

G.W. & Vera Dobbs Pullin & Charles A. & Janice Pullin Drake Endowed Scholarship

Number Awarded - 1
Minimum Amount - $1,200, based on financial need and merit

Established by Charles and Janice Pullin Drake in honor of Mrs. Drake's parents, G.W. and Vera Dobbs Pullin.

Criteria - Applicants must full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences.  In addition, applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a GPA of 3.0 or above and show financial need.

Robert E. and Mary B. Sturgis Scholarship

Number Awarded - multiple recipients
Minimum Amount - $1,200, based on financial need and merit

Criteria - Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above and show financial need.

Jim Sullivan Endowed Scholarship

Number Awarded: 1
Minimum Amount: $1,000, based on financial need and merit

Established to honor James A. "Jim" Sullivan, who was a devoted supporter of both OU and the Norman Women's Resource Center.  He earned a business degree at OU before moving on to a 33-year career in the US Dept. of Agriculture.  He was the father of the Singing Sullivans from Norman, and was well-loved by his family and friends.  The essay topic for this scholarship was taken from his favorite quote, "Affection between human beings, however transitory, however qualified, is the closest we can come to paradise."    

Criteria – Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate students, who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences. Applicants must have earned a GPA of 3.0 or above and show demonstrated financial need.

Cathryn L. and Jon R. Withrow Arts & Sciences Scholarship

Number Awarded - 1
Minimum Amount - $1,200, based on financial need and merit

Criteria - Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Applicants must also have a GPA of 3.0 or above and show financial need. Preference will be given to students who have graduated from a high school in Oklahoma.

Charles C. and Ernestine York Cowden Scholarship

Number Awarded - 6 to 9
Minimum Amount - $1,200, based on financial need and merit

Established by Bob G. Burns and Mary Sue Cowden Burns to honor Mary Sue's parents, Charles C. Cowden and Ernestine York Cowden. Charles Cowden was born in 1907 in Earlsboro, Indian Territory, Oklahoma. He received his education in Shawnee, Oklahoma, then at OU. He retired in 1974 as Director of Beverage, Oklahoma, Tax Commission, after 24 years of service. Ernestine York Cowden was born in 1908 in Henryetta, Oklahoma. She attended Norman High school, then OU. She retired in 1974 after having worked for the State of Oklahoma Department of Human Resources for 24 years.

Criteria - Applicants must be full-time, regularly enrolled students, who are pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Applicants must be sophomore-level students, who will be entering their junior year the next academic year.  In addition, applicants must have earned a GPA of 3.0 or above and have demonstrated a strong desire to obtain their education by having earned most of their college expenses during their first two years.