Qualification to compete for the Martin Scholar- Full Tuition Scholarship requires a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and 25 ACT score or 1200 SAT score (Critical Reading and Math only). Candidates must be Choctaw Indian with a degree of Indian blood recognized by the Choctaw Nation and Oklahoma residents.
Candidates must provide the following documents to the University and should be postmarked no later than January 15th of the student's senior year in high school for consideration:
- Application for admission to OBU
- FAFSA submitted to OBU, demonstrating financial need
- Current high school transcript
- ACT or SAT scores
- Proof of Choctaw Indian heritage
- Current resume exhibiting leadership, involvement in school, church, community and work activities.
- Letter of recommendation from a teacher attesting to your academic accomplishments and abilities.
- 500-1000 word essay addressing one of the following questions:
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.
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.
Applicants will be notified by January 20. Interviews will be held on campus, February 17-18.
Scholarship is limited to 16 hours per semester for eight semesters or until completion of degree. Scholarship does not cover January or summer term tuition.
We request that you complete and submit the FAFSA to OBU by February 1 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.
View remaining eligible OBU Residual Dates for Martin Scholar applicants.
OBU Residual ACT test scores will be accepted for University Scholar purposes through December 6. Testing reservations can be made through OBU Testing Services at 405.585.5261.
Full Tuition scholarship recipients are not eligible for additional OBU aid.