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The Academic Scholars Program, established by the state Legislature and governor in 1988 and operated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, provides scholarships to academically outstanding students who attend an Oklahoma college or university.
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.
This program should not be confused with the Oklahoma State Department of Education's Oklahoma Academic Scholars. Before the creation of the Academic Scholars Program, the State Department of Education had an award called "Oklahoma Academic Scholar." The student has to meet certain criteria to receive this recognition. It should be noted that this is a recognition only, not a scholarship. For more information about the SDE's Academic Scholar program, visit www.ok.gov/sde/academic-scholar-recognition-program.
How to Apply
Frequently Asked Questions
To qualify for the Academic Scholars Program, the applicant must meet the criteria outlined below.
Scholars will continue to receive a scholarship each year if they:
Academic Scholars will receive a scholarship to help cover the cost of room, board, tuition, books and incidental fees for up to eight semesters.
The amount of the award varies according to the type of institution the student attends and qualification status. The annual scholarship amount for automatic qualifiers is $5,500 for students who attend the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University or The University of Tulsa; $4,000 for students who attend any other Oklahoma four-year public or private college or university; and $3,500 for students who attend Oklahoma two-year colleges.
The annual scholarship amount for Institutional Nominees is $3,200 for students who attend the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University or The University of Tulsa; $2,400 for students who attend any other Oklahoma four-year public or private college or university; and $2,200 for students who attend Oklahoma two-year colleges.
The award amounts may vary from year to year depending upon the amount of funds available. Payment is made directly to the institution on the student's behalf. Students who enroll at public colleges and universities are eligible for a tuition waiver in addition to the scholarship award noted above.
Oklahoma residents who automatically qualify for the program by scoring at or above the 99.5 percentile on the ACT or SAT or who qualify for the program by achieving designation as a National Merit Scholar, National Merit Finalist or United States Presidential Scholar should obtain an application from their high school counselor or click on the link below to download a copy of the application. Applications are also available by calling the State Regents student information hotline at 800.858.1840 or 405.225.9239 in Oklahoma City.
Students should complete the application and mail it with supporting documentation to the State Regents office. State Regents staff will then review and verify the application and supporting documentation.
Students who do not automatically qualify should contact their college or university financial aid office for more information on the institution's nomination process.
Prior to each semester, the State Regents office will forward a roster of Academic Scholars to each Oklahoma college and university. Oklahoma high schools are not notified of scholarship recipients.