A.R. Bert Larason Public Service Scholarship Criteria

Students must meet all criteria to be eligible for consideration.

  • Applicants must be enrolled full time
  • Applicants must have a major course of study in Administrative Leadership, World Cultural Studies, Criminal Justice, Lifespan Care Administration, or Liberal Studies
  • Applicatnts must demonstrate leadership ability
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above
  • Applicants must be classified as seniors in the year of the award.  
  • Applicants from Oklahoma will be given preference, but all applicants will be considered.    

Required Application Materials

Application materials should be six to eight pages.

  1. Completed Undergraduate Startup Application form
  2. Statement of purpose (one to two pages), responding to the following questions:
    • What are your educational interests and goals?
    • Why do you want to obtain a degree from the University of Oklahoma and from OU Extended Campus?
  3. Letter describing financial need (one page). This letter should address how the scholarship is significant to you and/or how it would benefit your continuing progress
  4. Demonstrated Career Plan. This plan should demonstrate use of your education in your chosen field. 
  5. Resume (one to two pages). There is no one correct resume format; however, your resume should include information about, but not limited to, the following categories that are applicable to you: education, community involvement, extracurricular activities, work experience, internships, honors, awards, scholarships, and any additional pertinent information