Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Students may apply for scholarship consideration if they meet the appropriate requirements for that scholarship. Awards are competitive and are subject to available funding. Although the scholarship application deadline is typically March 1 of each year, students who apply early may receive increased favorable consideration. Applications can be obtained from OPSU admissions coordinators or high school counselors.
1. Regent's Academic Scholar Program
$4,000 plus a full-tuition waiver and a room scholarship (annual) for up to 8 semesters, no application deadline, but distributed in October. Must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA while in the program, and must remain a full-time student (12 hours) and earn 24 credit hours per year. Residents of Oklahoma automatically qualify by scoring within the 99.5 to 100.0 percentile levees on the ACT or SAT as administered by the state of Oklahoma. Sum of scores should be equal or better than 133 of the ACT skill area scores. Non-residents of Oklahoma can qualify for this scholarship as a National Merit Scholar, National Merit Finalist or United States Presidential Scholar. This scholarship may be transferred to another state institution.
2. Regent's Regional Baccalaureate Scholarship
$3,000 plus a full tuition waiver and room scholarships (annual) for up to 8 semesters. Application deadline is March 1. Must maintain 3.25 cumulative GPA while in the program. Must remain a full-time student (12 hours) and earn 24 credit hours per year. Must be a resident of Oklahoma and have an ACT composite score of at least 30 and an exceptional GPA and class rank. Scholarship must be used at nominating institution, which means the scholarship is not transferable.
- Applicable to first-time freshmen - $2,000 (plus $450 room scholarship) - Students must be first time attendees and have a minimum composite ACT score of 26 or a minimum SAT score of 1170 or be valedictorian of high school graduating class.
4. Outstanding Student
- Applicable to first-time freshmen - $1,000 (plus $450 room scholarship) - Students must have a minimum composite ACT score of 24 or a minimum SAT score of 1080 or be salutatorian of high school graduating class.
5. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
- Applicable to Junior College Transfer students - $1,000 - Student must have a minimum of 3.25 cumulative GPA on a minimum of 30 semester credit hours and have membership in Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Renewable with 30 hours per year, full-time enrollment and cumulative GPA of 3.0.
6. Educational Achievement
- Applicable to first-time freshmen and transfer students - $500 - Students must have a minimum composite ACT score of 22 or a minimum SAT score of 1010. Transfer students must have a minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA on a minimum of 30 semester credit hours.
Scholarship categories 3-6 listed above are renewable based on GPA and availability of funds. Students must be full-time, degree-seeking students taking at least 30 hours per year. Students must reapply annually through the OPSU Office of High School Relations from January 1 to March 1:
- Presidential: Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25
- Outstanding: Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00
- Educational Achievement: Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0
1. Educational Incentive Award
- Applicable to first-time freshmen and transfer students - $300 - Freshman students must have a minimum composite ACT score of 18 or a minimum SAT score of 860 and a high school cumulative GPA of 2.50. Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours. Renewal upon Department Chair recommendation.
2. Special OPSU Award Scholarships
- Senior Day Scholarship - $450 one-time award for attending a senior day and enrolling at OPSU.
- OPSU Scholastic Contest - $300 one-time award for winning an annual scholastic contest and enrolling at OPSU.
- Departmental Scholarship - $450 one-time award by Dean of School
No more than two awards in the category "Special OPSU Award Scholarships" will be awarded to any one student. Any individual student possessing two scholarship awards in this category must use them in consecutive and separate years.
All scholarship amounts listed above will be applied in two equal shares: 1/2 in the fall semester and 1/2 in the spring semester by the business office toward the financial obligations incurred by the student awardees (Summer and Interterm excluded).