SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

OU EDI administers two scholarships for participants.

Ruffin Scholarship

As a means of recognizing the impact that Jerry Ruffin, OU EDI Director from 1972-1986, has made on economic development professionals in the United States, the University of Oklahoma has established the Gerald E. Ruffin Scholarship. 

Criteria include:

  • Graduation from an accredited Economic Development Course (formerly Basic)
  • Leadership shown while in attendance

Please submit the OU EDI Scholarship Form along with a letter of recommendation from your Basic Course Director, supervisor, or other professional within your community.

Derieth Sutton Legacy Scholarship for Economic Development

This scholarship will be awarded to OU EDI participants embarking on their second and third sessions of the Institute. Award is for the amount of OU EDI tuition.

Ed McCallum Site Selection Consultant Scholarship 

This is a $600 award per Institute. To qualify, you must plan to enroll as a third year participant at EDI 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.


Scholarship Applications for OU EDI in Denver, Colorado are Due by Friday, July 12, 2019.

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

OU EDI Scholarship Form