Scholarships 2010

I believe I can safely say that one of the first things students think about is how to pay for their education, no matter what their age. Students in the College of Liberal Studies are certainly no exception. Finances might be even more of a question for you with your many responsibilities as an adult student.

Good news! Here are some scholarship opportunities for you to consider.

The Undergraduate or Graduate Start-up Scholarship. As the name implies, this scholarship is for students who are beginning their first semester in our bachelor’s or master’s program. The amount available is $500.

The Osher Reentry Scholarship. The Bernard Osher Foundation, headquartered in San Francisco, provides scholarship funds to colleges and universities across the country intended especially for students who are returning to school. Specifically, these funds are available by application for:

  • Students who have been out of school and are returning to complete their first undergraduate degree, or;
  • Students who are enrolled or were previously enrolled in on-site/hybrid classes at any University of Oklahoma site such as Oklahoma City Community College, Rose State College, OU-Tulsa, OU-Norman, Ponca City, and Lawton/Ft. Sill.

Up to $1400 is available via tuition waiver. The deadline for summer is soon – June 4 – and for the fall the deadline is Aug. 3. In the fall two other scholarship opportunities are available: The Undergraduate or Graduate Alumni Scholarship and the Ruth Coble Scholarship. I encourage you to apply.

Update: The College of Liberal Studies was renamed the College of Professional and Continuing Studies in 2017. 

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The College of Professional and Continuing Studies is a fully accredited academic unit of the University of Oklahoma, offering 100% online, hybrid and onsite degrees for working adults and non-traditional students.