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Academic Scholarship List — Prospective Freshmen or Transfer Students

Prospective freshmen and transfer students interested in majors within the College of Human Sciences (CoHS) are eligible to compete for three levels of scholarships:

  1. University-wide scholarships
  2. CoHS scholarships
  3. Departmental scholarships

How to Apply

To compete for these scholarships prospective freshmen and transfer students need to complete an Admissions Application.

When Should You Apply?

For the summer or fall entry term, apply by November 1 to receive early scholarship and financial aid notification and to compete for the highest level academic awards. You must submit all application materials by February 1 for full scholarship consideration.

For the spring entry term, all application materials must be submitted by October 15 for priority consideration. Materials will be accepted through the Friday before the first day of spring semester classes for final consideration.

How Will I Be Notified About an Award?

Each unit is responsible for contacting students about their scholarship. Most often, students are only contacted if they are awarded a scholarship. Students may use their O-key account to login to Self-Services Banner (SSB) to view awards.

Tips for Assuring Your Application Gets Sent to the College and Major in Which You Are Interested

All students, despite their major interest, who complete the OSU Admission Application will be eligible to compete for University-wide scholarships including tuition wavier scholarships, President's Leadership Council Scholarships and numerous other scholarships. To ensure a student is considered for scholarships from CoHS and its departments, he or she needs to choose a program of study (major) that is offered through CoHS.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities for Incoming Freshmen:\

McKnight Leader Scholars

The McKnight Leaders Scholars program recruits students from rural communities, outside Oklahoma, to attend OSU. The program includes a renewable waiver of out-of-state tuition fees, $10,000 in scholarships over two years, and opportunities to develop leadership skills through exclusive courses and seminars. For additional information about the program, visit