This scholarship program demonstrates that access and opportunity are the critical components necessary for underserved students to realize the goal of a private college education. Scholars' retention rates exceed national averages, and barriers presented by socioeconomic status are greatly reduced because of these programs.
The American Indian Scholarship strives to complete the recipient's remaining costs for tuition, fees, room and board, and provides $400 ($200 per semester) book allowance for all recipients, after all tribal, state, and/or federal aid, and/or all outside scholarships (if the recipient qualifies for such) have been accepted to the recipient's account.
The American Indian Scholarship is a four-year scholarship (eight consecutive semesters) provided the recipient maintains a level of good standing with the University.
The Clara Luper and American Indian Scholarship Programs present outstanding opportunities for academically accomplished and community service- orientated students from underrepresented areas. These scholarship programs embrace Oklahoma City University’s United Methodist tradition of scholarship and service by removing the primary barrier to a private education – cost. The Clara Luper and American Indian Scholarship Programs help provide a private college education to deserving students who may not otherwise have the opportunity.
The Clara Luper and American Indian Scholarships will replace any merit-based aid previously awarded. In 2013, the average Clara Luper or American Indian award was $18,000 annually. The Clara Luper and American Indian Scholarship, when combined with OCU talent-based and athletic scholarships, may not exceed the cost of full tuition. The award does not cover university fees.
These scholarships are renewable for four years by maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA and adhering to program guidelines.
Who Can Apply? Applicants must:
How to apply?
When to Apply
By March 1st, 2014.