Qualification to compete for the Full Tuition University Scholarship award requires a 32 ACT or 1400 SAT (Critical Reading and Math only) and a 3.75 High School GPA. Candidates must provide the following documents to the University and should be postmarked no later than January 15, 2014 for consideration:
1) Familiarize yourself with the mission statement of the university. How might these concepts be strengthened through your OBU education? How might you demonstrate them in your chosen profession? Read about our mission here.
2) Imagine you are returning to OBU for your 10-year reunion. What are two or three of the major accomplishments you are eager to share with your class, and how will you say your OBU education helped you to achieve these goals?
3) Identify an educational, social or economic trend you think will have a significant impact on your chosen profession, and describe some leadership qualities you possess that will help you respond to that trend and have a positive impact on that professional field.
If you are selected for an interview to be one of our eight University Scholars, you will be notified by Friday, January 24, 2014. Interviews will be held on campus, Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15, 2014.
We request that you complete and submit the FAFSA to OBU by February 28, 2014 in order to minimize your out of pocket cost for tuition, fees, room, and board. Many of our current students receive additional institutional aid regardless of their qualification for federal aid.
OBU Residual ACT test scores will be accepted for University Scholar purposes through January 15. Testing reservations can be made through Christina Perry in testing services at 405.585.5261.
Remaining eligible OBU Residual Dates for University Scholar applicants:
If you have questions regarding the University Scholar process please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 405-585-5000 or 800-654-3285.