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Top 30 Oklahoma Scholarships in February 2024

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Updated: February 19th, 2024

The “Sooner State” is home to a variety of renowned colleges and universities, and luckily, there are plenty of Oklahoma scholarships to offset the cost of attending. With its beautiful landscapes, rich history, and cowboy culture, Oklahoma is an exciting environment for in-state or out-of-state students! Check out our guide and learn how to win Oklahoma scholarships “sooner” than later!

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$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Alberta Brannon Memorial Scholarship

Offered by Oklahoma City Community Foundation

1 award worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Are you an Oklahoma resident currently pursuing an education in the culinary, hospitality or food service industry? If so, you may be eligible for the…Show More

Are you an Oklahoma resident currently pursuing an education in the culinary, hospitality or food service industry? If so, you may be eligible for the…Show More

Are you an Oklahoma resident currently pursuing an education in the culinary, hospitality or food service industry? If so, you may be eligible for the Alberta Brannon Memorial Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to one post-secondary student from Oklahoma who is pursuing an education in the culinary, hospitality or food service industry. The scholarship was established by family in memory of Mrs. Brannon, a longtime Oklahoma City caterer and restaurant owner. If you wish to continue Mrs. Brannon's legacy and pursue your dream career in the hospitality, culinary, or food service industry, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$40,000 BigFuture Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Apply

Oklahoma Association for the Education of Young Children Scholarship

Offered by Oklahoma City Community Foundation

1 award worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Are you an Oklahoma resident currently pursuing a degree in early childhood education or child development/family studies? If so, you may be eligible for the…Show More

Are you an Oklahoma resident currently pursuing a degree in early childhood education or child development/family studies? If so, you may be eligible for the…Show More

Are you an Oklahoma resident currently pursuing a degree in early childhood education or child development/family studies? If so, you may be eligible for the Oklahoma Association for the Education of Young Children Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to one post-secondary student from Oklahoma who is pursuing an education in early childhood education or child development/family studies. The scholarship was established by the association to benefit individuals working in early childhood care or family services. If you wish to continue make a difference in the lives of young children and families, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Niche $25,000 No Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants Scholarship

Offered by Oklahoma City Community Foundation

1 award worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomore

Offered by Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Are you a second-year student enrolled in an accredited Oklahoma physician assistants program? If so, you may be eligible for the Oklahoma Academy of Physician…Show More

Are you a second-year student enrolled in an accredited Oklahoma physician assistants program? If so, you may be eligible for the Oklahoma Academy of Physician…Show More

Are you a second-year student enrolled in an accredited Oklahoma physician assistants program? If so, you may be eligible for the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to one second-year, post-secondary student enrolled in an Oklahoma physician assistants program. If you wish to continue make a difference in the lives of others and the healthcare field, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomore
Get Started

Ralph Clinton Scholarship

Offered by Oklahoma City Community Foundation

1 award worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Are you an Oklahoma resident pursuing a sales or marketing degree? If so, you may be eligible for the Ralph Clinton Scholarship! Each year, the…Show More

Are you an Oklahoma resident pursuing a sales or marketing degree? If so, you may be eligible for the Ralph Clinton Scholarship! Each year, the…Show More

Are you an Oklahoma resident pursuing a sales or marketing degree? If so, you may be eligible for the Ralph Clinton Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to one Oklahoma college student pursuing a sales or marketing degree. The scholarship was established by the Sales and Marketing Executives of OCCF in honor of past president Ralph Clinton. If you're a Oklahoma college student pursuing a sales or marketing degree, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Donna and Harry Kornbaum Scholarship

Offered by Oklahoma City Community Foundation

1 award worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Are you an Oklahoma resident who was formerly in Oklahoma's foster care system and have a plan to attend the University of Oklahoma? If so,…Show More

Are you an Oklahoma resident who was formerly in Oklahoma's foster care system and have a plan to attend the University of Oklahoma? If so,…Show More

Are you an Oklahoma resident who was formerly in Oklahoma's foster care system and have a plan to attend the University of Oklahoma? If so, you may be eligible for the Donna and Harry Kornbaum Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to one rising University of Oklahoma student who was formerly in the Oklahoma foster care system. If you're a Oklahoma resident, incoming Sooner, and were formerly in foster care, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Wann & Clara Langston Scholarship

Offered by Oklahoma City Community Foundation

1 award worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Are you a graduate nursing student at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center? If so, consider applying for the Wann & Clara Langston Scholarship!…Show More

Are you a graduate nursing student at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center? If so, consider applying for the Wann & Clara Langston Scholarship!…Show More

Are you a graduate nursing student at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center? If so, consider applying for the Wann & Clara Langston Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to one current graduate nursing student at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The scholarship was established through a gift from the estate of longtime University of Oklahoma College of Medicine faculty member Wann Langston and his wife, Clara. If you're a graduating nursing student at the University of Oklahoma, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

Oklahoma Goodwill Industries Abilities Scholarship

Offered by Oklahoma City Community Foundation

1 award worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Are you a college-bound high school senior from Oklahoma with a disability? If so, you may be eligible for the Oklahoma Goodwill Industries Abilities Scholarship!…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior from Oklahoma with a disability? If so, you may be eligible for the Oklahoma Goodwill Industries Abilities Scholarship!…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior from Oklahoma with a disability? If so, you may be eligible for the Oklahoma Goodwill Industries Abilities Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to one such applicant. The scholarship was established by Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma to benefit graduating high school seniors from Oklahoma who have a disability. If you fit these criteria, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth Varies
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Hopson-Laurent Scholarship

Offered by The Dallas Foundation

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 14, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by The Dallas Foundation

The Hopson-Laurent Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to benefit graduates of high schools in the city of Fort Towson and Choctaw County, Oklahoma. Preference…Show More

The Hopson-Laurent Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to benefit graduates of high schools in the city of Fort Towson and Choctaw County, Oklahoma. Preference…Show More

The Hopson-Laurent Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to benefit graduates of high schools in the city of Fort Towson and Choctaw County, Oklahoma. Preference will be given to graduates of high schools in Fort Towson, Oklahoma. Applicants who plan to pursue studies in architecture, art, or forestry may be given special consideration. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 14, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

The Jimmie L. Dean Scholarship

Offered by The Jimmie L. Dean Scholarship Foundation, Inc

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by The Jimmie L. Dean Scholarship Foundation, Inc

Are you a high school senior at an Oklahoma high school who has been residing in Oklahoma for at least six years and will be…Show More

Are you a high school senior at an Oklahoma high school who has been residing in Oklahoma for at least six years and will be…Show More

Are you a high school senior at an Oklahoma high school who has been residing in Oklahoma for at least six years and will be attending an in-state university? If so, the The Jimmie L. Dean Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple college-bound, Oklahoma high school seniors. To be eligible, applicants must also have a minimum ACT score of 25 (if attending a four-year university) or 17 (if attending the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology). If you're an Oklahoma resident who will be attending an in-state university, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Oklahoma’s Promise Scholarship

Offered by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Are you a college-bound 8th - 11th grader from Oklahoma from a low-income household? If so, you may be eligible for the Oklahoma’s Promise Scholarship!…Show More

Are you a college-bound 8th - 11th grader from Oklahoma from a low-income household? If so, you may be eligible for the Oklahoma’s Promise Scholarship!…Show More

Are you a college-bound 8th - 11th grader from Oklahoma from a low-income household? If so, you may be eligible for the Oklahoma’s Promise Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards various amounts of scholarship money to help cover the tuition costs of eligible students who will be attending an Oklahoma two-year college or four-year university. To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the federal adjusted gross income (AGI) of the applicant's parents may not exceed $60,000 with one or two dependent children OR $70,000 with three or four dependent children OR $80,000 with five or more dependent children. If you're an Oklahoma student wanting help affording to attend an in-state university, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Oklahoma State Regents Academic Scholars Program

Offered by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Multiple awards worth $2,500 - $3,500
Deadline Rolling
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

The Academic Scholars Program provides scholarships to college-bound Oklahoma students who have achieved designation as a National Merit Scholar, National Merit Finalist or United States…Show More

The Academic Scholars Program provides scholarships to college-bound Oklahoma students who have achieved designation as a National Merit Scholar, National Merit Finalist or United States…Show More

The Academic Scholars Program provides scholarships to college-bound Oklahoma students who have achieved designation as a National Merit Scholar, National Merit Finalist or United States Presidential Scholar or have scored at or above the 99.5 percentile on the ACT or SAT and who will be attending an in-state university. Public colleges and universities may also nominate students attending their institution for the program based on criteria established by each institution. Academic Scholars receive a scholarship to help cover the cost of room, board, tuition, books and incidental fees for up to eight semesters. The actual value of the scholarship varies based on the institution the scholar chooses to attend, but ranges between $4,000 and $6,000 per year. If you're an academically excellent Oklahoma student, we wish you good luck securing this scholarship! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,500 - $3,500
Deadline Rolling
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Oklahoma Independent Living Act (Foster Care Tuition Waiver)

Offered by OKCollegeStart.Org

Multiple awards worth Tuition
Deadline Varies
Grade Level College Students

Offered by OKCollegeStart.Org

Are you a college student who has previously been in DHS (Department of Human Services) custody in Oklahoma? If so, consider applying for the Oklahoma…Show More

Are you a college student who has previously been in DHS (Department of Human Services) custody in Oklahoma? If so, consider applying for the Oklahoma…Show More

Are you a college student who has previously been in DHS (Department of Human Services) custody in Oklahoma? If so, consider applying for the Oklahoma Independent Living Act (Foster Care Tuition Waiver)! The Oklahoma Independent Living Act (Foster Care Tuition Waiver) is open to Oklahoma high school graduates now enrolled in postsecondary programs who have been in DHS custody for at least nine months between the ages of 16 and 18. The scholarship is offered by OKCollegeStart.Org, an organization that offers qualified Oklahoma students the opportunity to earn scholarships to go towards their college tuition. Winning applicants will receive a resident tuition waiver which covers the costs of resident tuition for all eligible courses. If you're an Oklahoma college student who has previously been in foster care, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Tuition
Deadline Varies
Grade Level College Students
Get Started
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How to win Oklahoma scholarships

From the rolling hills to the bountiful farmland, Oklahoma is the perfect place to continue your educational journey. In order to win Oklahoma scholarships, you need to first and foremost be yourself! This means searching for scholarships that align with your passions and career goals. Once you find these scholarships, you should then respond to scholarship essay questions by detailing how the state of Oklahoma ignited your passion. 

For example, if you grew up on a farm in Oklahoma, it comes as no surprise that you want to pursue agriculture in college or university! Therefore, make it known in your scholarship application that your firsthand experiences growing up in Oklahoma allowed you to realize your agricultural passion. Make sure to emphasize that you wouldn’t be who you are without Oklahoma! 

Connecting your uniqueness to the uniqueness of Oklahoma will make you stand out in Oklahoma scholarship applications. Doing so may just help you win Oklahoma scholarships and live out your career goals and dreams in the Sooner State. 

Writing resources for writing Oklahoma scholarship essays

In order to write a strong Oklahoma scholarship essay, you will need to review how to start a scholarship essay and how to end a scholarship essay. Additionally, looking over some Scholarships360 guides on common scholarship essay prompts and how to write an essay about yourself can ensure that you are prepared for any essay an Oklahoma scholarship may require you to write. Lastly, review the ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships to make sure you are prepared to win Oklahoma scholarships! 

Oklahoma student debt snapshot

According to the Department of Education, Oklahoma residents owe $15.4 billion in federal student loan debt, with student borrowers owing $31,525 on average – remember this is just in federal loans, these numbers don’t also include private loans! Additionally, 47.3% of student loan borrowers in Oklahoma are under the age of 35. 

As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take less loans. Make sure that you apply to as many as you qualify for. Keep on reading to learn more about merit scholarships from colleges in Oklahoma scholarships, as well as Oklahoma scholarships!

Merit scholarships at Oklahoma colleges and universities

Oklahoma State University

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen who demonstrate high academic performance, test scores, class rank and strong essay responses 
  • Amount: $750 up to full tuition
  • Deadline: Admission to Oklahoma State University

University of Oklahoma

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-year students who have a high GPA and test scores 
  • Amount: $2,000 up to full tuition
  • Deadline: Mid December 

The University of Tulsa

  • Eligibility: Freshmen who have excelled in the high school classroom based on GPA, high school curriculum and academic accomplishments
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Admission to the University of Tulsa 

Oral Roberts University

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen with a 2.0+ GPA 
  • Amount: $6,000 up to $11,000
  • Deadline: Admission to Oral Roberts University

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

  • Eligibility: Admitted incoming freshmen to Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: March 1

East Central University

  • Eligibility: Accepted freshmen who demonstrate strong academic performance
  • Amount: $1,500 up to full tuition
  • Deadline: Feb 1

Oklahoma Baptist University

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen with strong academic achievement that have a 3.0+ GPA
  • Amount: $10,000 up to full tuition 
  • Deadline: Admission to Oklahoma Baptist University

Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity 

In-state tuition allows residents of a state to receive cheaper tuition for a college or university in their state. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

Here are a few well-known Oklahoma universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

University of Oklahoma

  • In-state tuition: $4,920 
  • Out-of-state tuition: $21,486

Oklahoma State University

  • In-state tuition: $13,920
  • Out-of-state tuition: $29,440

How do you get in-state tuition? 

Being a resident of Oklahoma has many perks including cutting the cost of tuition in half for Oklahoma universities and colleges. In order to gain Oklahoma residency for tuition purposes, you will need to reside in Oklahoma for 12 consecutive months. During this time you can not primarily be a student at a postsecondary institution and you must provide your own financial support. 

Does Oklahoma offer tuition reciprocity? 

Yes, Oklahoma is a participating state in the Southern Regional Education Board which is a tuition reciprocity agreement between select Southern states. Through this agreement, out-of-state students are eligible to receive in-state tuition rates if they are studying a niche program that is unavailable in Oklahoma. However, the exact specifications for this tuition reciprocity vary between institutions so double check with your intended school that you and your intended program qualify! 

Additional Oklahoma resources

FAFSA Guide

In Oklahoma, students must apply for the FAFSA as soon as possible after it opens (they have “first come, first served” funding). The Oklahoma FAFSA opens on October 1 each year, so make sure you are ready!

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education is a website that offers information on scholarships available to Oklahoma residents! They provide valuable details on state-funded scholarships, grants and tuition waivers.

Tulsa Community Foundation

The Tulsa Community Foundation administers numerous scholarships specifically for students living in the Tulsa area. There is an abundance of information about scholarships including application deadlines and requirements.   

Frequently asked questions

What scholarships are available at the University of Oklahoma?

The University of Oklahoma offers a variety of merit scholarships including valedictorian recognition and National Merit awards. The institution also celebrates diversity with opportunities for first-generation and minority students. 

What type of scholarships does Oklahoma offer?

Oklahoma offers a lot of different types of scholarships both for Oklahoma residents and out-of-state students. These scholarships may include need-based scholarships, merit-based scholarships and scholarships specific to a certain demographic.

Do I need to be a Oklahoma resident to receive Oklahoma scholarships?

Not necessarily! Many Oklahoma scholarships may require applicants to be residents; however, there are also many scholarships that are open to non-Oklahoma residents. Ultimately, make sure you are researching scholarships that you fit the eligibility criteria for!

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