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Scholarships for International Students

Academic Scholarships for Freshmen

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 the appropriate OBU GPA. Our estimator tool gives you a quick idea of how much you can expect to receive in academic scholarships and it takes less than a minute to complete. 

Scholarship Four-Year Award Annual Award Renewal GPA
Academic Grant $36,000 $9,000 2.0
President's Academic $44,000 $11,000 2.0
Trustee's Academic $48,000 $12,000 2.0
Founder's Academic $56,000 $14,000 2.0

Full-Tuition Academic Scholarships

University Scholar

Six awards are made to incoming full-time freshmen. Students must have at least a 29 ACT, 1330 SAT or 97 CLT with a 3.5 high school GPA to apply.

Deans Transfer Academic Scholarships

GPA Academic Award GPA required for renewal
2.49 & Below $7,000  Transfer Academic 2.00
2.50-2.99 $9,000  Transfer Academic 2.00
3.00-3.59 $10,000 Transfer Academic 2.00
3.60 & Above $11,000 Transfer Academic 2.00

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships: $1,000 per year

The PTK Scholarships are for transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa. (3.0 GPA required for renewal)


*Scholarships listed are applicable for students entering OBU for the first time during the 2022-23 academic year. Students must enroll full-time to qualify.