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Scholarships for Freshmen

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships and grants are awarded to students based on their academic achievement. The awards are not based on financial need and are renewable provided the student maintains a 2.0 College GPA.

Academic Scholarship Levels
Scholarship Four-Year Award Annual Award GPA or TEST SCORE
Academic Grant $40,000 $10,000 GPA: 3.24 or below*
ACT: 18 or below or
SAT: 999 or below or
CLT: 57 or below
President's Academic $44,000 $11,000 GPA: 3.25–3.49 or
ACT: 19–21 or
SAT: 1000–1099 or
CLT: 58–71
Trustee's Academic $48,000 $12,000 GPA: 3.5–3.74 or
ACT: 22–24 or
SAT: 1100–1199 or
CLT: 72–82
Founder's Academic $60,000 $15,000 GPA: 3.75–4.0 or
ACT: 25+ or
SAT: 1200+ or
CLT: 83+

* Must be admissible to the University

Full-Tuition Academic Scholarships

University Scholar

These full-tuition scholarships are made to incoming full-time freshman. Students must have at least a 29 ACT or 1330 SAT or 89 CLT with a 3.5 high school GPA to apply.

University Scholar Information

Allen Academic Scholar

This full-tuition scholarship is awarded to a student from Western Oklahoma who has at least a 27 ACT or 1270 SAT or 84 CLT and a 3.5 GPA.

Allen Academic Scholar Information

Martin Academic Scholar

This full-tuition scholarship is awarded to an Oklahoma resident Choctaw student who is recognized by the Choctaw Nation as being Choctaw with at least a 25 ACT or 1190 SAT or 78 CLT and a 3.0 GPA.

Martin Academic Scholar Information

Oklahoma Regents Academic Scholars Program

The Academic Scholars Program, established by the state Legislature and governor in 1988 and operated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, provides scholarships to academically outstanding students who attend an Oklahoma college or university. Academic Scholars receive a $4,500 scholarship to help cover the cost of room, board, tuition, books and incidental fees for up to eight semesters. To qualify for the scholarship, students must first be an Oklahoma Resident and a National Merit Scholar or be an Oklahoma resident and achieve an ACT or SAT composite scores in the 99.5 to 100th percentile.

Oklahoma Regents Academic Scholars Program Information

Need-Based Scholarships and Grants

OBU Bison Grants or OBU Endowed Scholarships: $2,000 +

Need-based grants awarded based on unmet demonstrated need and other financial aid student is receiving. All students automatically qualify for $2,000. File your FAFSA to find out if you qualify for even more! 

Allen Scholarships: $1,000 to $5000

Need-based scholarships awarded to students from Western Oklahoma based on unmet demonstrated need and other financial aid student is receiving.

Martin Scholarships: $1,000 to $5000

Need-based scholarships awarded to Oklahoma resident Choctaw students recognized by the Choctaw Nation as being Choctaw based on unmet demonstrated need and other financial aid student is receiving.

Bison Pact Scholarship

Do you qualify for Oklahoma’s Promise? If so, you can qualify for the Bison Pact, which will cover tuition and general fees once other scholarships and aid are applied.

Bison Pact Scholarship Information

Multicultural Scholarship: $1,000

The multicultural scholarship recognizes underrepresented undergraduate students. Apply for admission to find out if you're eligible! 

Bison Bound: Amounts Vary

Incoming students who complete an official campus visit through Admissions will receive $1,000 for visiting prior to our priority deadline and $500 for any visit after the deadline. The priority deadline for the 2024-2025 class is February 4, 2024.

Out-Of-State Scholarship: $2,000

To help offset the lack of state grant funding for our out-of-state students, all non-resident students qualify for an automatic $2,000. 

Air Force ROTC Dorm Room Scholarship

This scholarship is for recipients of Air Force ROTC Type I or Type II Scholarships who are active in OBU's cross-town ROTC program at OU. Scholarship covers OBU room charges (does not apply to private room charges). Present documentation of ROTC participation to your Student Financial Services counselor in order to receive the scholarship.

OBU Engineering Scholarship

Oklahoma Baptist University students enrolling in the University’s new engineering program will receive a $3,000 scholarship, beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. Students must be admitted to the University and pursuing a major of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or systems engineering. 

* Scholarships listed are applicable for traditional undergraduate students entering OBU for the first time during the 2024-2025 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. Fully online students are not eligible.