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.
Apply Early for Federal
Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at the link below.
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
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.
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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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 email@example.com. Please include the name of the scholarship in the subject line.
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Summer 2022 Scholarship essay packets must be received by the Scholarships Coordinator by June 1, 2022.
Captain Robert Stotts
Open to Culinary Arts students
To apply for the Captain Robert Stotts scholarship, OSUIT Culinary Arts students should submit an application, a letter of recommendation, and a 350-500 word essay on one of the following topics:
Jerry D. Barker Scholarship
Open to Air Conditioning & Refrigeration students
Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better is required
To apply for the Jerry D. Barker scholarship, OSUIT Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (ACR) students should submit an application, a letter of recommendation, and an essay on the following topic:
Martha Esther Dillman Memorial
Open to all programs
Preference for the Martha Esther Dillman Memorial scholarship is given to graduates of Mounds High School or an Okmulgee County High School. Students who do not qualify for federal grants as determined by a successful FAFSA are eligible to apply. Recipient must maintain 2.5 GPA or better.
To apply for the Martha Esther Dillman Memorial Scholarship, OSUIT students should submit an application, two (2) letters of recommendation (from a counselor, teacher or mentor), and an essay on the following topic:
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:
Open to Electrical/Electronics or Instrumentation Technology students
First-time college students with a high school diploma must have a cumulative 2.2 GPA. GED or homeschooled students must have a composite ACT of 21 or above. College transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. International students are also eligible to apply.
To apply for the Georgia-Pacific Engineering Tech Scholarship, OSUIT Electrical/Electronics or Instrumentation Technology students should submit an application, and an essay of 325-350 words. The essay should be typed, double-spaced 12 point font, on the following topic:
Mike Taylor Scholarship
Open to Construction Management and Engineering Technology students
Recipients must have successfully completed three semesters in the specified area of study, must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have documented financial need as determined by a successful FAFSA.
To apply for the Mike Taylor Scholarship, OSUIT Construction Management and Engineering Technology students should submit an application, and an essay on the following topic:
External Scholarship Opportunities
2022-2023 Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship
Deadline: April 14, 2022
Online Application: https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/
To apply for a work ethic scholarship, there are some hoops to jump through. The short version is you’ll have to:
Fair warning: The Work Ethic Scholarship Program is not for everyone. If you think you’ve got what it takes to show us your work ethic, you’re invited to apply.
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.