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 $20,000 $5,000 2.0
Academic Grant $28,000 $7,000 2.0
President's Academic $36,000 $9,000 2.0
Trustee's Academic $40,000 $10,000 2.0
Founder's Academic $48,000 $12,000 2.0

Full-Tuition Academic Scholarships

University Scholar

Eight awards are made to incoming full-time freshmen. Students must have at least a 32 ACT or 1400 SAT with a 3.75 high school GPA to apply.


Deans Transfer Academic Scholarships

GPA Academic Award GPA required for renewal
2.50-2.99 $6,500 Transfer Academic 2.00
3.00-3.59 $7,500 Transfer Academic 2.00
3.60 & Above $8,500 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)


International Student Scholarships

International Diversity Scholarship: $2,000 per year

This scholarship is for students attending OBU on an I-20 application. The International Diversity Scholarship cannot be used in combination with an Academic Scholarship. Students will receive an Academic Scholarship (if eligible) or an International Diversity Scholarship.


*Scholarships listed are applicable for students entering OBU for the first time during the 2017-18 academic year. Students must enroll full-time to qualify.