EDI SCHOLARSHIPS CRITERIA

Deadline to receive scholarship submissions for the Fall 2022 EDI is July 15, 2022.

Rocky Wade Scholarship

As a means of recognizing the impact that Rocky Wade, EDI's beloved Credit Analysis Instructor, has made on economic development professionals in the United States, the University of Oklahoma has established the Rocky Wade Scholarship.

Criteria include:

  • Complete the OU EDI Scholarship Form
  • Graduation from an accredited Economic Development Course (formerly Basic)
  • Leadership shown while in attendance
  • A letter of recommendation from your Basic Course Director, supervisor, or other professional within your community

Award is for OU EDI tuition.

Derieth Sutton Legacy Scholarship for Economic Development

Named for Derieth Sutton, an accomplished economic developer and instructor at EDI.  Derieth has been successful in public, non-profit, and private sector economic development work.  She is a certified economic developer and a certified economic development finance professional.

Criteria include:

  • Complete the OU EDI Scholarship Form
  • Successful prior completion of an EDI in-person Institute

Award is for OU EDI tuition.

Michael P Hickey Foundation Scholarship

Named for Michael P Hickey, founded of Hickey and Associates specializing in Site Selection and Economic Development Initiatives.  

Michael handled each and every business project and relationship with an ethical and honest approach unmatched by few.   As the company developed into a global leader for business growth and expansion, Michael's strong principles were the core reason for his success.   Without question, his legacy endures through the company he established. 

Michael passed away in 2009, and is survived by his wife Doris, and sons Jason Michael and David Patrick, which now manage the day-to-day operations of Hickey and Associates.

Criteria include:

  • Complete the OU EDI Scholarship Form
  • Successful prior completion of an EDI in-person Institute
  • Letter of recommendation from head of economic development entity (if head person then letter from your supervisor or chair)
  • Preference given to underrepresented student populations

Award is for OU EDI tuition and related expenses.

Ed McCallum Site Selection Consultant Scholarship 

Named for the late Ed McCallum, a highly regarded Site Selection consultant with over 20 years’ experience including as a founding partner in the former McCallum Sweeney Consulting firm. Ed was passionate about helping young professionals who may have a desire to consider the site selection profession and this scholarship aims to carry on his legacy.

Criteria include:

  • Complete the OU EDI Scholarship Form
  • Enroll as a third-year participant at EDI
  • You must plan to and be either in the site selection profession or be in the economic development profession
  • And document collaboration with or letter of recommendation from a site selection professional

This is a $600 award per Institute.  

OU EDI Scholarship Form

Submit your completed form via email: edi@ou.edu.