Scholarship Opportunities for Behavioral and Social Sciences Students

We know that the affordability of a college education is at the top of your mind as you navigate your college search. We make an education at OBU affordable with many scholarship opportunities, including several full-tuition scholarships and even scholarships exclusive to students majoring in Behavioral and Social Sciences degrees.

Incoming Freshmen Scholarships

OBU automatically awards two annual scholarships to incoming freshmen based on academic achievement or demonstrated need.

Guaranteed Freshmen Scholarships
Total $12,000–$17,000 or more!
Scholarship Amount
Academic Merit $10,000–$15,000 based on academic achievement
Bison Grant $2,000 or more (File your FAFSA to find out if you qualify for more!)
Additional Freshmen Scholarships
Total $5,000 possible in additional scholarships!
Scholarship Amount
Visit Campus $1,000 (by Feb. 4)
$500 (after Feb. 4)
Multicultural $1,000
Out of State $2,000
Project Lead the Way $1,000

Additional Scholarships and Grant Opportunities

In addition to the scholarships automatically available to incoming students, the following scholarship and grant opportunities are available.

Academic Scholarships
Scholarship Amount
University Scholar Full Tuition
Allen Academic Scholar Full Tuition
Martin Academic Scholar Full Tuition
Oklahoma Regents Academic Scholars Program $4,000
Need-Based Scholarships and Grants
Scholarship/Grant Amount
OBU Bison Grants and Endowed Scholarships Varying Amounts
Allen Scholarships $1,000–$5,000
Martin Scholarships $1,000–$5,000
Air Force ROTC Dorm Room Scholarship OBU room charges

For more information on these scholarships, visit the Freshmen Scholarships information page.

Transfer Student Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities are also available for students transferring to OBU from another university. For more information on these scholarships, visit the Transfer Student Scholarships information page.

Transfer Student Scholarships
Scholarship Amount
Academic Merit Scholarships $8,000–$12,000

Scholarships listed are applicable for students entering OBU for the first time during the 2023-24 academic year. Students must enroll full-time to qualify. Some scholarships may not be applicable for student athletes, full-tuition scholarship recipients, or students currently receiving the employee education benefit.

Behavioral and Social Sciences Scholarships

Scholarships for Upperclassmen

The Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences awards approximately 30 scholarships each year to upperclassmen ranging from $170 to $30,000 (full tuition for the year). The average scholarship amount is $2,300. Award selections are based on specified criteria.

For additional information and to apply for these scholarships, please contact the division chair.