OSU Institute of Technology is dedicated to the recruitment and retention of our students. One of the ways we help and retain students is through scholarships.

We understand the importance of funding one’s education and how stressful it can be. Scholarships can come from different sources and have various eligibility and awarding criteria. OSUIT provides several ways to help offset the cost.

Tuition Waivers*

Apply Early for Federal
Financial Aid

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at the link below.

FAFSA Website

Where to Find Scholarships

Check with local fraternal clubs (Rotary, Lions, Elks, Masonic Lodge, Moose, Optimist, Toastmasters, etc.)

Check with the local or county Chambers of Commerce

Check with local churches, many have funds to assist their members with scholarships

Check with the State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation to see if you qualify for benefits

Check with tribal agencies to see if you may qualify for Indian (Native American) assistance

Check out this guide to searching for scholarships

…and please do not forget to do your FAFSA!

Tuition waiver scholarships are scholarships that cover a portion of the tuition charges and cannot exceed the tuition charges. Maintaining full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours) and satisfactory academic progress are required to receive tuition waivers. There are several different types of tuition waivers, including the following:

  • Resident Tuition Waivers Scholarships - are awarded to Oklahoma residents by the date of submitted application for admission and receipt of ACT and transcripts. For more information, please see our Tuition Waiver Scale. Funds are limited and not guaranteed.
  • Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Scholarships - are awarded to Non-Resident students who meet the eligibility criteria. Students under 21 years of age are required to live on campus unless they are married, have a dependent.  For more information on eligibility criteria, please see Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Policy. Funds are limited and not guaranteed.
  • Independent Living Act (Foster Care Tuition Waivers) - are awarded to eligible students who have been in Department of Human Services custody for at least nine months between the ages of 16 and 18. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Independent Living Program at 405-521-3778 or the University of Oklahoma National Resource Center for Youth Services at 800-397-2945.
  • National Guard Tuition Waivers - are awarded to eligible National Guard Service members. For more information on eligibility, please speak with the Education Office at the service member’s unit.
  • International Tuition Waiver Application and Instructions - OSUIT offers a partial scholarship (tuition waiver) for international students, lowering tuition costs by $500 USD each term. This competitive financial aid can be granted to new international student applicants who provide required documentation prior to the submission deadline and who become selected by the international tuition waiver committee. Students receiving the tuition waiver will be notified of the award prior to the first day of his or her program start date. Learn more about the international admission application process.

* Contingent on funding.

OSUIT Foundation Scholarships

OSUIT Foundation Scholarships are funded by individuals, agencies and organizations. Donors set the scholarship requirements. Foundation scholarships are automatically awarded three times per year. In the fall, spring, and summer. Students who are enrolled and are meeting satisfactory academic progress, as well as the additional requirements set forth by the donor are automatically considered for these scholarships.  For need-based scholarships, a FAFSA must be submitted.

Foundation Scholarship Information


A separate scholarship application is not required for scholarships listed in this PDF. Students who are enrolled full-time (i.e., 12 semester credit hours or more) and are meeting satisfactory academic progress, as well as any additional requirements set forth by the donor, will be automatically considered for these scholarships. Students must be enrolled at least five (5) weeks prior to the beginning of the semester for scholarship consideration. 

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Foundation Scholarships that require an essay, application, or letter of recommendation


All scholarships listed in this PDF require an application, essay, or a letter of recommendation as noted next to the scholarship name.  Scholarship packets may be returned in person to the Scholarship Coordinator located in the Grady Clack building. All essay submissions must be typed and include your name and CWID. Scholarship packets can be sent electronically, as an attachment, via email to Please include the name of the scholarship in the subject line. 

2022-2023 Essay Scholarship Application

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Fall 2022 Scholarship essay packets must be received by the Scholarships Coordinator by October 1, 2022.

ONEOK Engineering Technologies Scholarship

Open to Electrical/Electronic or Instrumentation Technology students

First-time college students with a high school GPA of at least 2.2 or 2.5 GPA for continuing students. 

To apply for the ONEOK Engineering Technologies Scholarship, OSUIT Electrical/Electronic or Instrumentation Technology students should submit an application and an essay on the following topic:

  • How do you intend to finance your college education?



Oklahoma's Promise

Oklahoma's Promise is a unique program for eighth-, ninth- and 10th-grade students (homeschool students must be age 13, 14 or 15) that will help pay for their college education if their parents' income from taxed and untaxed sources is $55,000 or less at the time the student applies for the program. This program is administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, which maintains information at the OK Promise website.