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STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES




Financial aid at Southwestern Oklahoma State University includes employment, loans, scholarships, grants, awards, and other forms of financial assistance. Our institution distributes over $37,000,000 annually in federal and state financial aid including Federal Pell Grants, Federal SEOG grants, Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grants, Oklahoma Promise, Federal Work-Study employment, Federal Stafford Loans, and Federal Parent PLUS Loans. Information pertaining to these types of aid may be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Services in the Gen. Thomas P. Stafford Center, Room 224, or by calling (580) 774-3786. Students may apply for student employment in the Human Resources Office of the University. The University offers work-study (federally assisted) and regular student employment.
Financing a college education today can be challenging, but does not have to be overwhelming. Our objective is to work with students and create a financial aid package that will help them attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Since educating a student is a family responsibility, the financial service resources in this catalog are not designed to replace family assistance, but to supplement it. Although students and parents are expected to be contributors toward educational expenses, over 65 percent of Southwestern Oklahoma State University students receive some kind of financial assistance.
Financial assistance consists of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities. Scholarships are generally merit-based awards. They are awarded to a student on the basis of skill or accomplishment. Scholarships are generally not cash awards, but instead waivers applied toward tuition and room charges incurred at the university. Other financial service programs described are awarded to a student on the basis of financial need, taking into consideration the expected family contribution (EFC) and the cost of attending school. Grants, loans, and work-study programs fall into this category.
Students who are convicted of possession or sale of illegal drugs while receiving federal financial assistance will lose eligibility for continued assistance.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Students should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Once the federal processor has completed calculations, SWOSU will automatically receive the student’s data if we are listed as a school recipient. The Office of Student Financial Services will notify the student of his/her eligibility. It is important that the student respond in a timely manner to prevent any delay in completion of the financial aid process.
Financial aid is not automatically renewed each year. Typically, a student is awarded financial aid for the fall/ spring semesters. A student needs to reapply after January 1 for financial aid consideration for the following fall/spring terms.
FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION

RECOMMENDED COMPLETION DATES
Many financial aid programs at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are administered on a first-come, first-served basis. For best consideration, students should strive to complete the appropriate paperwork by the following dates:
Foundation Scholarship Application March 1
Freshman Scholarship for students admitted by March 1
Free Application for Federal Student

Aid - Fall/Spring March 1



SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
Federal law requires that all students who receive financial aid must maintain the requirements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy of the University to continue receiving financial aid from the following programs: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study, Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant, Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Parent PLUS Loan. State law now also requires that students meet the Federal (SAP) policy to receive OHLAP or Oklahoma Promise.
For a copy of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy, contact the Office of Student Financial Services or see our web page at www.swosu.edu/sfs/.
RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS
Federal law requires that students who receive financial aid and completely withdraw before the 60 percent point of a semester will be subject to pay back some of the financial aid that they received. If a student needs to completely withdraw, he/she should consult with the Office of Student Financial Services before doing so to see what implications withdrawal will have.


FINANCIAL AID AND RESOURCES



Need Based Financial Aid
A student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for need based financial aid. Household size, the number of children in college, and family income are important variables in determining eligibility for need based financial aid. All of the programs listed on this page require a FAFSA be completed.
Federal Pell Grant
Over $6,000,000 per year is given to SWOSU students from the Federal Pell Grant Program. It is the largest federal grant program. Federal Pell Grants are available to help undergraduate students pay for their education. For Federal Pell Grant Programs, an undergraduate is one who has not earned a bachelor’s degree. The amount a student can receive depends on whether the student is full-time, half-time, or less than half-time, and the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number, which is on the Student Aid Report (SAR). Students must reapply each academic year to have his/her eligibility assessed and be making satisfactory academic progress. Typically, other than in the case of a complete withdrawal by the student, Federal Pell Grants do not have to be repaid.
Federal Supplemental Educational

Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a federal grant program limited to undergraduate students who are enrolled at least half-time with exceptional financial need. It must be awarded to Federal Pell Grant recipients who have the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The amount a student can receive depends on the student need, the availability of Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant funds, and the amount of other financial assistance the student is receiving. Typically, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants do not have to be repaid.
Federal Work-Study Employment
Funded by the federal government, this is a program that provides jobs for students who are eligible for need-based financial assistance. The amount of the offer depends on the student’s need, the availability of funds for the program and the amount of assistance the student receives from other programs. Students generally work 10 to 20 hours per week during each semester. The student must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for this program. In addition to Federal Work-Study jobs on the campus, there are also a limited number of opportunities for students to participate in a reading and math tutoring program off campus. Work-study job assignments are not guaranteed by the University.

Federal Stafford Loans
Subsidized
Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans are low-interest, need-based loans made to the student by the U.S. Department of Education to help pay for the student’s education. A student must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible to receive a loan and must complete an entrance interview before receiving student loan funds. Loan amounts vary depending on the student’s grade level and other financial aid the student may be receiving. The student does not have to begin repayment on the loan for six months after they have either graduated or dropped below half-time enrollment.
Unsubsidized
Unsubsidized Federal Stafford loans are low-interest, non-need based loans made to the student by the U.S. Department of Education, to help pay for the student’s education. A student must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible to receive a loan and must complete an entrance interview before receiving student loan funds. Loan amounts vary depending on the student’s grade level. The student is responsible for paying the interest on this loan while in school. Repayment of the principal balance begins six months after the student either graduates or drops below half-time enrollment.
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG)
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education sponsor the Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program. This grant program is based on a student’s financial need. The student must be a resident of the state of Oklahoma and be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible. The asking student uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to apply for this grant, and traditionally, the application data must be received by the federal government by April 30 to be considered for available funds.

Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP)
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education sponsor the OHLAP Program. Students sign up for the program while they are in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade. Students whose parents earn $50,000 or less at the time they sign up and less than $100,000 at the time they begin college are eligible to have tuition paid while enrolled at SWOSU.


SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS, AND HONORS



Scholarship eligibility is determined by Student Financial Services, the University Foundation, academic departments, organizations, or schools. Contact respective departments for details.
Scholarships awarded through the University Foundation are identified with an (F) following the description. Information and applications for Foundation scholarships may be obtained from the Office of Institutional Advancement (Burton House).
Following are scholarships, awards, and other types of honors which are available at SWOSU.
GENERAL
A. E. FRIEDRICH III MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship fund was established by Goldie Friedrich. It is awarded to a Clinton High School senior. (F)
ALPHA PHI SIGMA: The Iota chapter of the national scholarship fraternity selects its outstanding member each year as the recipient of the Alpha Phi Sigma Key.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN: A cash award given each December to assist a female graduating senior with spring semester tuition. The recipient is selected on the basis of scholarship and financial need. Priority is given to non-traditional students who have re-entered college to complete a degree and develop skills for a career change.
ANDY AND DORA FARMER MEMORIAL TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP: This fund was established by the children of the Farmers. The scholarship is available to all full time students on the Sayre Campus, being a U.S. citizen with a home residence in Oklahoma. It is based on financial need. (F) (Sayre Campus)
ANN GILLINGHAM MEMORIAL TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by David L. (Red) Gillingham, husband of educator. To be awarded by the Classroom Teachers Association of the Hydro-Eakly Public School to an elementary teacher, through grade eight, that has less than 10 years experience. Recipient to be randomly selected. It must be used within one year of the date of the award. (F)
BRENDA LUMPKIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This fund was established by family and friends in memory of Brenda. This will be awarded to a history major. (F)
BURCH (F.C., EMAGENE & BARBARA) MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by Fred Burch, to be awarded to a full time student with a home residence in Oklahoma. The student must have a 3.0 GPA or better. It will be funded on the basis of academic merit and need. (F)
BUSEY BROTHERS’ SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Brian and Philip Busey to benefit six deserving students. (F)
CARL HICKERSON SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Carl Hickerson, a life long educator, to assist Southwestern Oklahoma State University students from western Oklahoma. (F)

CECIL AND GLADYS LEWIS SCHOLARSHIP: This fund was established by the Cecil and Gladys Lewis estate. It will be awarded to a Sayre student from Beckham or Roger Mills Counties. (F) (Sayre Campus)


CECIL AND IMOGENE ROUNDS SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship program established by Imogene Rounds in honor and memory of Cecil Rounds. The fund provides scholarship assistance to residents of Baptist Boys Ranch Town or other students in Oklahoma Baptist Child Care or residents of child care in Oklahoma who plan to attend SWOSU. (F)
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by Chesapeake for students majoring in Business, Math and Chemistry. (F)
CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: These scholarships are made available by the various civic organizations and are applied for through the local organizations, such as Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, etc.
CONTINUING STUDENT TUITION WAIVER SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is available to Oklahoma residents who have completed at least 24 credit hours at Southwestern Oklahoma State University during the fall and/or spring terms. To receive this award, a student must complete the FAFSA online or provide a copy to Student Financial Services and enroll in at least 12 hours before July 15th. Awards are competitively assigned based upon a point total comprised 50% of the student’s retention grade point average, 25% by the most recent fall semester grade point average and 25% by the most recent spring semester grade point average.
DAVIS/McELMURRY SCHOLARSHIP: This fund was established by the Wilma McElmurry Estate. The scholarship is a need-based scholarship. (F)
DAWNING PLACE SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship fund established by the Dawning Place, Inc., in order to provide financial assistance to students based on financial need and academic merit. Preference is given to graduates of the Western Oklahoma Vocational-Technical School. (F)
DEAN’S HONOR ROLL: Undergraduate students who complete 12 or more hours in the fall and spring semester or six or more hours in the summer semester and earn a 3.50 or higher grade point average qualify for this honor roll.
DISTINGUISHED FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP: These scholarships are awarded to first-time, full-time Oklahoma Freshman based on need and scholastic achievement using ACT scores and high school GPA. During the first year recipient will receive up to 16 hours of resident tuition each semester for the first two semesters. NOTE: Tuition does not include fees. This scholarship is not renewable. Students are encouraged in their award letters to make application for a Continuing Student Tuition Scholarship for upcoming years. March 1 is the annual deadline for application.
DONALD AND JEAN HAMM SCHOLARSHIP FUND: This scholarship fund was established by the children of Donald and Jean Hamm. Southwestern students who are active in the Church of Christ Student Center in Weatherford, in good standing, with a 3.0 GPA, are eligible to apply. (F)
DONALD THOMAS HOOVER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in 2013 for deserving SWOSU students. (F)
DR. ALBERT H. GABRIEL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship fund was established to commemorate the significant contributions of Dr. Gabriel to the School of Business and his leadership role in the development and organization of the M.B.A. Program at SWOSU. It is awarded to a student who has been admitted into the M.B.A. Program. (F)
DR. JOHN AND SHIRLEY HUSER SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Dr. John and Shirley Huser to provide financial assistance to upper classmen majoring in pre-medicine. (F)
DUKE AWARDS: Recipients are outstanding students selected by the Student Government Association and members of the faculty. The awards are presented near the end of the academic year at a special assembly.
ED AND WINNIE OLA BERRONG SCHOLARSHIP: Senator Ed and Winnie Ola Berrong established this scholarship fund to provide assistance to students with a financial need. (F)
EDITH PATTERSON BARNETT SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in memory of Lucille Wheeler by her daughter, Edith Patterson Barnett, for Oklahoma residents. (F)
ERTIS SASSEEN SCHOLARSHIP: A fund provided by Lilla Sasseen in memory of her husband. Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic merit and need. (F)
EUGENE AND VERA STEWART SCHOLARSHIP: Scholarship funded by Eugene and Vera Stewart in order to provide assistance to incoming freshmen from Southwestern Oklahoma. (F)
FIRST NATIONAL BANK SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by the First National Bank and Trust Co. of Weatherford for full time students in good standing. Will be awarded based on financial need and academic merit. Must be a U.S. Citizen (F)
F.K. BUSTER SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by Eddie Tom Lakey to be awarded to a high school graduate of Cheyenne, Reydon or Hammon Schools of Roger Mills County that will be enrolling in the health or medical field. It will be funded on basis of academic merit and need. (F)
FRESHMAN SCHOLAR SCHOLARSHIP: These scholarships are awarded to first time, full-time Oklahoma Freshman based on need and scholastic achievement using ACT scores and high school GPA. The Freshman Scholar will receive $1000 ($500 per semester) for the first two semesters. This scholarship is awarded only for resident tuition. NOTE: Tuition does not include fees. This scholarship is not renewable. Students are encouraged in their award letters to make application for a Continuing Student Tuition Scholarship for upcoming years.
FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is available to qualifying Oklahoma residents who are first-time freshman. A student must apply for this scholarship using the “Freshman Scholarship Application” in the Freshman Application Packet or by requesting one from the Office of Student Financial Services. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services and must be postmarked no later than March 1. A variety of awards with different values are selected from this scholarship applicant pool.
GARY RUSSI SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship fund was established by Gary Russi. It is awarded to a pharmacy student who has been admitted to the College of Pharmacy. Must have a home residence in Oklahoma (F)
GENERAL THOMAS P. STAFFORD SCHOLARSHIP: General Thomas P. Stafford, a Weatherford native, established this scholarship in order to financially assist students from Weatherford High School that will enter Southwestern Oklahoma State University. (F)
GEORGE ROBERTSON SCHOLARSHIP: The fund was established by George Robertson in order to provide assistance to students who graduated from a Custer County high school. This scholarship is based on work performance and need, not academic merit. (F)
GLENN & ANNA ALBRIGHT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This annual scholarship is given in memory of the late Glenn Albright, an outstanding Oklahoma citizen and farmer, and his wife, Anna. This is a continuing scholarship for those who maintain a specified grade point average in at least 12 hours. The Albright scholarship provides $750 per semester for four years. Custer County high school seniors with financial need and an agricultural background are eligible. (F)
GRACE CRUMP BOAL SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by Mrs. Boal to assist students with strong financial need. (F)
GREAT PLAINS NATIONAL BANK SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by Great Plains National Bank to be awarded to high school graduates from Elk City, Mangum, Burns Flat and Cordell. (F)
HARRY AND LONETTA PATTERSON SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Shirley Patterson Hollingsworth Harrison in honor of Harry O. and Lonetta H. Patterson to be awarded to a Weatherford High School graduate. The scholarship is based on academic merit and need and is not to be used for athletic purposes. (F)
HONOR GRADUATES: Seniors with outstanding academic records are recognized during the graduation convocation. Those with four-year cumulative grade point averages of 3.90 to 4.00 are designated as graduating summa cum laude; 3.75 to 3.89, magna cum laude; and 3.50 to 3.74, cum laude.
INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS: Tuition waiver scholarships are authorized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. They are awarded to outstanding high school and college students on the basis of academic achievement and American College Test scores. March 1 is the annual deadline for freshman applications; May 1 for continuing student tuition waivers.
INTERBANK OF SAYRE: Awarded to a full-time student on the Sayre campus. Must be a U. S. Citizen. Financial need and academic merit are considered. (F) (Sayre Campus)



JAROD MARTINDALE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Susan Mabra established this scholarship in 2013 in memory of her son, Jarod Martindale. This scholarship is awarded to a graduate from a Roger Mills County High School. (F)
JERRY W. GRIZZLE AND SHAWN L. GRIZZLE ENDOWMENT FUND: Established by Jerry W. and Shawn L. Grizzle, the income to be used for a scholarship awarded to the School of Business and the Department of Biological Sciences. Must be a full-time student, a U. S. citizen, and credit to financial need may weigh in student evaluation. (F)
JIM GRAVES SCHOLARSHIP: This fund was established by Mattie Lou Sherwood. It will be awarded to a full-time student who is a U.S. citizen and will be based on need. (F)
KELLEY JEWELERS LEADER/SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in 2008 for the benefit of deserving sophomore, junior or senior students who are members of one of the following SWOSU student organizations listed in priority order: Student Government, Collegiate Activities Board or other student organizations recognized by SWOSU. (F)
L. L. “RED” MALES SCHOLARSHIP: The children of L.L. “Red” Males established this scholarship fund in memory of their father. Students who are residents of Roger Mills County transferring from SWOSU Sayre campus to Weatherford campus may be eligible to apply. This scholarship is a continuing scholarship provided that the recipient maintains a specified grade point average. (F) (Sayre Campus)
LLOYD & NORA MURDOCK SCHOLARSHIP: This fund was established by the Lloyd & Nora Murdock family. The scholarship recipient must be a graduating senior from Hammon High School. It will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and need. (F)
MARCRUM-LEONARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by Eva Leonard in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Marcrum and her husband, Bill Leonard. Annual scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial need, and commitment to American ideals. (F)
MARGARET RENZ REPLOGLE SCHOLARSHIP: Awards are given each year on the basis of academic ability and financial need. The fund was established by Margaret Renz Replogle, a member of SWOSU’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. (F)
MARK BERRONG FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by Mark Berrong, to be awarded to a full time student. It will be funded on the basis of need or academic merit. (F)
MARION R. DAWSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARHIIP: This scholarship was established by the Marion Dawson Estate. It will be awarded to a student who is a U. S. citizen with home residence in Oklahoma. It will be funded on the basis of academic merit and need. (F)
MARK MOUSE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by Sheila Mouse in memory of her husband. It is to be awarded to an incoming freshman whose parent, grandparent or legal guardian is presently employed or retired as an Oklahoma public school employee. It must be awarded to a U.S. citizen and funded on academic merit and need. (F)

MELDA AND DICK MOORE SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Richard W. Moore, Jr., and Steven E. Moore in honor of their parents. The scholarship will be awarded to full time students in good standing that are U.S. citizens and residents of Oklahoma. (F)


MERLE K. AND HAZEL E. EXLINE SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by the estate of Hazel E. Exline. The scholarship is to provide assistance to a student in the Language Arts field. The recipient must be a graduating senior from Seiling, Laverne, Sharon-Mutual, Beaver, or Woodward public schools. (F)
MILLIE ALEXANDER THOMAS MEMORIAL SCHOLAR-SHIP FUND: A fund established by Goldie Alexander Friedrich and Arch Alexander in memory and honor of Millie A. Thomas. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has completed a minimum of 90 credit hours, with a home residence in Custer, Beckham, Washita, Dewey, Roger Mills, Greer, Kiowa or Caddo County. (F)
M.L. AND PEARL HOLLADAY SMALLING SCHOLARSHIP: Dr. John Hays established this scholarship in 2004. First priority is to a descendant of “Ranger” John Holladay. Applicants must self-identify as a descendant of John Holladay and provide at least one letter of verification for John Hays, Elaine Bush Donohoe or Vickie Smith. (F)
NADINE KAISER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Scholarship awards are given in memory of Nadine Kaiser, a home economist and educator. (F)
ORBIE WILBURN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by Gary and Linda Wilburn in memory of their son to be awarded to a Weatherford High School graduate who has been an athlete. It will be funded on the basis of academic merit and need. (F)
PANSY FREEMAN SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship fund was established through the estate of Pansy Freeman in memory of Pansy, Orville, Charley and Lucille Freeman. This scholarship will be funded on basis of merit and need. (F)
PAUL AND DOTTIE FLICK SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by Paul Flick, Jr., a western Oklahoma business leader, to assist talented students with financial need. There are four awards and recipients must be from Clinton High School, Elk City High School, Hammon High School, or the Sayre Campus. (F)
PRESIDENT’S HONOR ROLL: Undergraduate students who complete 12 or more hours in the fall or spring semester or six or more hours during the summer semester and earn a 4.00 grade point average qualify for this honor roll.
PRESIDENT’S LEADERSHIP/INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP: This fund was established through the SWOSU Foundation to help with current and future leadership opportunities for our students. (F)
R/B/G KOBEL MEMORIAL FUND: Established by Cecil Pettle, executor of the estate of Glenna Kobel, according to her will. The earnings of the fund are to be used to fund a scholarship to a student in the home economics field. However, these are requests only and not mandatory restrictions on the Trustee. (F)
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR INDIAN STUDENTS: The Bureau of Indian Affairs provides scholarship grants (non-reimbursable) to Indian students who have a minimum of one-fourth Indian blood, are in need of financial assistance, and who demonstrate reasonable academic potential.
SHANNON LITTLE BIRD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Dutch and Sandy Little Bird as a memorial to their son, Shannon, to be awarded to deserving students that have participated in high school wrestling or football. (F)
SHIRLEY ANN (LEE) PUGH - A PUGH FAMILY PIONEER AWARD: Established by Ed Pugh in honor of his wife, Shirley, for students who have been accepted into the School of Education as Elementary Education majors. Must be a U.S. citizen with a home residence west of I-35 in Oklahoma. This scholarship will be funded on the basis of academic merit and need.
SHRINER/SMITH SCHOLARSHIP FUND: A scholarship fund established by the late Gladys Shriner and Geraldine Shriner-Smith to provide assistance to a graduating senior of Hobart High School. (F)
SOUTHWESTERN SCHOLAR SCHOLARSHIP: These scholarships are awarded to first-time, full-time Oklahoma Freshman based on need and scholastic achievement using ACT scores and high school GPA. A Southwestern Scholar will receive up to 12 hours of resident tuition for the first two semesters. NOTE: Tuition does not include fees. This scholarship is not renewable. Students are encouraged in their award letters to make application for a Continuing Student Tuition Scholarship for upcoming years.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION SCHOLARSHIPS: A number of student organizations have scholarship funds for deserving members.
SUE GOODALL LOYALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship program established by Scott Loyall in honor and memory of Sue Goodall Loyall. The fund provides scholarship assistance to a graduating senior from Butler, Hammon, Cheyenne, Thomas-Fay-Custer, Leedey or Reydon. (F)
SWOSU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: Applications are available in the Development and Alumni Office of the Administration Building. (F)
TELLY GATEWOOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship fund was established in memory of Telly by his parents, Linda and Jimmy Gatewood. It will be awarded to a student from Jones High School; applications will be handled through that school. (F)
TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS: Any new transfer resident who is fully admissible, in good standing, to SWOSU with at least 16 hours (if applying for spring), and 24 hours (if applying for fall) from a college or university and a 3.25 minimum grade point average will be eligible to apply for this scholarship. Awards will be equal to 12 semester hours of resident tuition for each of the fall and spring semesters. Awards are for one academic year only.
TRAVIS L. HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship program was established in recognition of Travis Harris’ work with the blind. He was the first blind graduate of SWOSU (1947). The scholarship program provides assistance for blind students attending SWOSU. (F)

TRUMAN SMITH SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Truman Smith for a full time student that is a U.S. citizen. Financial need will be considered. (F)


UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR SCHOLARSHIP: These scholarships are awarded to first-time, full-time Oklahoma Freshman based on need and scholastic achievement using ACT scores and high school GPA. During the first year recipient will receive up to 16 hours of resident tuition and fees per semester and is renewable with a 3.25 cumulative GPA and 24 hours up to four years or until the first bachelor’s degree is completed, whichever comes first.
W. D. & BESS HIBLER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP: A $200 cash award established by Dr. Joe Anna Hibler in the memory of her parents, who were educators. The recipient must be a full-time student, a U. S. citizen from Oklahoma, and be accepted in the Department of Education. It will be funded on the basis of academic merit and need. The scholarship shall be funded to the student during their professional semester. (F)
WARREN A. WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The fund was established in memory of Dr. Warren Wilson to recognize his outstanding contributions as an educator and former Director of Financial Aid at SWOSU. The fund provides scholarship assistance for students with a rural Oklahoma background who could not attend SWOSU without financial assistance. (F)
WAYNE AND JOI DELL SALISBURY SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship fund established by Wayne Salisbury and Joi Dell Salisbury to provide scholarship assistance for students in pharmacy, education, and arts and sciences. (F)
WEATHERFORD COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship fund was established by the Weatherford community sales tax. Priority is given to transfer students who hold an Associate in Science degree, an Associate in Applied Science degree, or an Associate in Art degree with a 3.25 cumulative grade point average. June 15 is the annual deadline for application. (F)
WESTERN OKLAHOMA BANKERS ASSOCIATION: This scholarship fund was established by a group of Western Oklahoma Bankers in order to provide scholarships for accounting or finance majors from the trade area of the participating banks. (F)
WHEELER BROTHERS AND SISTERS SCHOLARSHIP: A trust fund donated by H. N. Wheeler in memory of his brothers and sisters, the children of B. B. and Miriam Wheeler, who attended SWOSU. Proceeds from the fund are used for tuition scholarships. (F)
WILLIAM AND JUNE STOVALL SCHOLARSHIP: William and June Stovall have founded this scholarship to assist students from SWOSU at Weatherford or Sayre. Students who are eligible to apply are residents of Beckham County and western Oklahoma. (F) (Sayre or Weatherford Campus)

WILLIAM (BILL) BENNETT AND JIM D. JONES MEMORIAL FUND: This scholarship fund was established by Linda Bennett and Ron Polston. It will be awarded to a student who is involved in campus organizations and a U.S. citizen with home residence in western Oklahoma (west of Interstate 35), with preference given to students from schools classified as 2A or smaller. It will be funded on the basis of academic merit and need. (F)


WILLIAMS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in 2012 for deserving students in the School of Nursing and the Department of Parks & Recreation Management. Nursing students must be classified as a junior or senior. Student must perform 10 hours of volunteer work per semester in the field of the scholarship. (F)
WHO’S WHO AMONG STUDENTS IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES: One hundred fifty outstanding SWOSU seniors are chosen by faculty nomination each year to be listed in the national publication, “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” They are chosen on the basis of character, leadership, scholarship, and contributions to the University.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES



ART, COMMUNICATION AND THEATRE
ALPHA PSI OMEGA SCHOLARSHIPS: The SWOSU Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national drama fraternity, offers one to three scholarships yearly to Theatre students.
ART DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS: These scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding students majoring in Art. (F)
CEDRIC CRINK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is presented annually to an outstanding Speech-Theatre major. (F)
CINDY CARLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is presented to an outstanding Communication Arts major in any emphasis area. This scholarship was established to honor former faculty member, Cindy Carley.
DAMARISE KITCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The fund was established by a former member of the Language Arts faculty to assist Speech-Theatre majors.
ELBY WARD THREADGILL & EDWARD THREADGILL SCHOLARSHIP: Established by the Elby Ward Threadgill Estate. The scholarship will be awarded to a full time student with home residence in Oklahoma who is a junior or senior Communication Arts major with at least a 2.5 GPA. It will be funded on basis of academic merit and need. (F)
HARRY C. MABRY FORENSIC AWARD: A faculty committee selects the student outstanding in public speaking during the year to receive cash given by a former Southwestern Oklahoma State University student and debater.
MARY BETH AND LACY NOBLE, JR. ART SCHOLARSHIP: An award given to outstanding Art students attending SWOSU. This is presented annually to current and new students that submit a portfolio of their work to the faculty for assessment. The amount of the award offered each year, as well as the number of students granted scholarships, is variable. (F)
MOLLY STRICKLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is presented to an outstanding Communication Arts major in the Theatre emphasis of the Communication Arts major. The scholarship was established by the friends and family of Molly Wyatt Strickler. (F)
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
ARTHUR L. SHUCK AWARD: An award is given each year to the outstanding freshman Biological Sciences student as determined by competitive examination. This award honors the first faculty member to retire from the department.
AUDUBON H. NEFF AWARD: This memorial award honoring a former chair of the department is given each year to a student who has demonstrated high academic achievement in pre-professional studies.

BETA BETA BETA AWARD: The Delta Sigma chapter of the national biology honor society and the biological sciences faculty select the outstanding senior Biological Sciences major each year to receive this award.



CHARLES G. TORBECK STUDENT SERVICE AWARD: This award is given each year to a Biological Sciences major whose service to the Biological Sciences Department, campus, and community merits recognition. The award honors a former Southwestern graduate, Dr. Charles Torbeck, D.D.S.
F. K. “SKEET” CARNEY AND DR. HENRY KIRKLAND JR. SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established by Dr. Wade McCoy to help deserving biological science or pre-healthcare students at SWOSU. (F)
HOBART F. LANDRETH AWARD: This memorial award is presented to a student who has demonstrated an aptitude for original research and independent thinking as evidenced by active participation in meritorious research. The award honors a former Biological Sciences faculty member.
INTERNATIONAL/OUT OF STATE BIOLOGIST SCHOLARSHIP: This fund was established by Anna and Andrew Nelson. The scholarship recipient must be a full-time student in good standing, a junior or senior, with a biology major. The student must be an international or out-of-state student, going on to graduate school and interested in the biomedical field. Financial need will be considered. (F)
JAMES BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship program established as a memorial to James Brown, a 1978 pre-med graduate. The fund is designed to provide financial assistance to pre-med students from Harper and Beaver counties. (F)
MADGE LENZ JORDAN SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in 2015 by Marilyn Ann Doty for the benefit of students majoring in one of the following departments: Education, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics or Social Sciences (F)
MARY M. MILLER AWARD: An annual award from the estate of the late Mary Miller is presented to a student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in wildlife studies. (F)
OTIS KING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship established as a memorial to Otis King, a field biologist at SWOSU in the late 1950’s. The scholarship will be funded on the basis of academic merit and need. Recipient must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in good standing working toward a Biological Sciences degree, and a U.S. citizen. (F)
OTTIS AND BUENA BALLARD: This scholarship is for a full-time student and Biological Sciences major that has completed 60 semester hours. Financial need and academic merit are considered. (F)
RYAN PETERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in memory of Ryan Peters, a 1994 Biology graduate. The scholarship will be awarded to a pre-med student pursuing a Science degree. The student must be a U. S. citizen with a home residence in Oklahoma. It will be funded on the basis of academic merit and need. (F)
SONOBE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: Blake and Janie Sonobe established this scholarship in 2014 for the benefit of students majoring in one of the following departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Pre-Pharmacy. (F)
CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Chemistry
ALLEN G. LANE SCHOLARSHIP FUND: A fund established to award scholarships to deserving chemistry majors. (F)
BOBBY D. GUNTER FRESHMAN CHEMISTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Presented to an outstanding freshman in General Chemistry II who achieves the highest score on the standardized exam taken for this award. The award includes a check for $25 and a Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (a $120 value).
CRONIN SCHOLARSHIP: Two or more annual scholarships of $250/semester are awarded to sophomore, junior, and senior Chemistry majors selected by a faculty committee from qualified students making application. (F)
DAN DILL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY AWARD: Presented to the outstanding student in Inorganic Chemistry as selected by the course instructor. The award includes a check for $25 and a framed certificate.
DONALD V. HERTZLER SCHOLARSHIP: Presented annually to an outstanding high school student agreeing to matriculate to SWOSU as a Chemistry major. The award covers tuition and fees for one year.
EARL REYNOLDS ELEMENTARY EDUCATION SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP: This fund was established by Edward Neparko. The scholarship recipient must be an elementary education major with a 3.0 GPA or higher and taking or have taken math and science courses. The student must be an American citizen, a resident of Oklahoma, and classified as a sophomore or higher. (F)
ED NEPARKO SENIOR CHEMIST AWARD: Presented to the outstanding graduating senior in Chemistry, this award includes a check for $25, associate membership in the American Institute of Chemists, and a subscription to The Chemist.
G. E. CASTLEBERRY SCHOLARSHIP: Presented to one or more outstanding freshman Chemistry majors who will be enrolling in Organic Chemistry I (majors) in the fall. This award is $250/semester for up to six semesters. Selections are based on standardized exam results. (F)
HAROLD WHITE SCHOLARSHIP: This fund was established by the family and friends of Harold White. It will be awarded to a full-time student who is a Chemistry major and meets the requirements established by the Chemistry and Physics Department. The recipient will be the winner of the “Hal White Award”, who is the outstanding student in Organic Chemistry. (F)
JOHN AND JACQUELINE LUDRICK CAREER TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by John A. and Jacqueline H. Ludrick. A $500 scholarship is to be awarded to a junior or senior student with at least a 3.0 GPA and home residence in Oklahoma. They must be working toward a teacher education degree in science, preferred having aspirations to complete an advanced teaching degree. (F)

MADGE LENZ JORDAN SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in 2015 by Marilyn Ann Doty for the benefit of students majoring in one of the following departments: Education, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics or Social Sciences. (F)


NEPARKO FAMILY CHEMISTRY SCHOLARSHIP: This fund was established by Edward Neparko. The scholarship recipient must be a chemistry major beginning their sophomore year. They must be an American citizen and a resident of Oklahoma. The student must have a 3.25 GPA. The scholarship is renewable up to six semesters if the student maintains the required 3.25 GPA. (F)
OSBORNE SCHOLARSHIP: Scholarships provided by David C. and Janyce Rader Osborne to students who are U.S. citizens and non-Oklahoma residents. Students selected must be sophomore, junior, or senior Chemistry majors and members in good standing of the Chemistry Club. (F)
OUTSTANDING ORGANIC CHEMISTRY STUDENT: Presented to the Organic Chemistry Student making the highest score on a standardized exam. The award includes a check for $25 and a framed certificate.
SONOBE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: Blake and Janie Sonobe established this scholarship in 2014 for the benefit of students majoring in one of the following departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Pre-Pharmacy. (F)
STUART BURCHETT ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY AWARD: Presented to the outstanding student in Analytical Chemistry who has completed Quantitative Analysis. The award includes a check for $25, a subscription to Analytical Chemistry, and membership in the Analytical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society.
Physics
BENNY J. HILL: Scholarship awarded each year to an outstanding Physics student. This award honors Dr. Benny J. Hill who was the chair of the Physics Department for 25 years. The fund was established by Mrs. Benny Hill and Physics alumni. (F)
J. R. PRATT AWARD: An award is given each year to the outstanding Physics student as determined by scholastic averages in physics and related subjects, as well as leadership development. This award is sponsored by the Physics and Engineering Club.
J. R. PRATT PHYSICS SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by alumni, faculty, and faculty emeriti to provide financial assistance for students pursuing a major in Physics. The fund was established in memory of J. R. Pratt, a former chair of the physics department. (F)
MADGE LENZ JORDAN SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in 2015 by Marilyn Ann Doty for the benefit of students majoring in one of the following departments: Education, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics or Social Sciences. (F)
McCLELLAND PHYSICS SCHOLARSHIP: This fund is based on scholastic achievement and provides scholarship assistance for students pursuing a program in physics. The fund was established by George R. Pearson in memory of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. McClelland. (F)
OUTSTANDING GENERAL PHYSICS STUDENT: This annual award is presented to a Physics student who has completed General Physics I and II. The award is based on scholastic averages, involvement in physics activities, and leadership potential. This award is sponsored by the Physics and Engineering Club.
RAY C. JONES MEMORIAL PHYSICS SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding Physics student. This award honors Dr. Ray C. Jones who taught at SWOSU for 32 years and was a perennial favorite among students. Funds are provided by generous donations from Dr. Jones’ family, students, and colleagues who wish to continue supporting the study of physics that he loved. (F)
SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY PHYSICS ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships to outstanding Physics majors are based on need and scholastic achievement. Recipients are selected by the Physics faculty.
LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
CLARENCE AND PAT STURM SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in 2013 by Clarence and Pat Sturm for deserving students majoring in English, English Education or Spanish. (F)
GERRY HENSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is presented annually to an outstanding English major. (F)
GLADYS CARMAN BELLAMY SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship presented annually to an outstanding English major, this scholarship honors a former chair of the Language and Literature Department.
GRACE JENCKE-GLADYS BELLAMY ENGLISH AWARD: An award presented annually to the senior English major with the highest grade point average in English classes.
JAMES L. MALES SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is presented to an outstanding Spanish major.
JO HILL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is presented to an outstanding English major. This award honors Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Deeds, the parents of Jo Hill. (F)
LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS: These scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding students majoring in English. (F)
LEROY THOMAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is presented annually to an outstanding English major. This scholarship honors a former Language and Literature faculty member. (F)
LOIS B. FISCHER MEMORIAL ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in memory of SWOSU Language and Literature faculty Lois B. Fischer. Student must be an English major. (F)
MABEL OWEN ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP: These scholarships are awarded to outstanding English majors selected by a faculty committee. This scholarship honors a former Language and Literature faculty member.
MARY HOOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS: These scholarships are presented annually to outstanding English majors. (F)
TED RAY PYLE SCHOLARSHIP: This memorial award is presented to a student who has demonstrated outstanding skill in writing. This award honors a former Language and Literature faculty member. (F)
WORLD LANGUAGES SCHOLARSHIP: Linda Hertzler-Crumb established this scholarship in 2014 for the benefit of students majoring or minoring in a World Language other than English. (F)
MATHEMATICS
MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS: These are semi-annual scholarships awarded to outstanding Mathematics and Mathematics Education majors based primarily on scholastic achievement. Recipients are selected by the Mathematics faculty.
MUSIC
BOB LITTLE DRUM MAJOR SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in 2007 by Bob Little for the benefit of deserving drum major students. Must have a 3.0 GPA. Scholarship will be funded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. (F)
DICK COY MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP: A memorial to Richard Coy, former band director of SWOSU. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Instrumental Music Education major. (F)
EDMUND C. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A memorial to former faculty member Dr. Edmund Williams established by Sandra Leonard for a student majoring in Music. (F)
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC ALUMNI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by various donors in memory of alumni who were outstanding Instrumental Music educators. Recipients are outstanding majors in Instrumental Music Education. (F)
JAMES & ALICE JURRENS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship, established by James and Alice Jurrens, is to be awarded to a music major who is a U. S. citizen. It will be funded on the basis of academic merit and need. (F)
JOYCE ADAMS CURTIS SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in 2012 by Torrey Curtis in memory of his wife, Joyce Adams Curtis, for the benefit of music students. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and be a music major in one of the following disciplines in order of preference: vocal music performance/vocal music education, organ performance, piano performance, or music major. (F)
KAPPA KAPPA PSI SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded annually to a member of one of the University bands who has made outstanding contributions to the organization and the department.
LADD MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP: A memorial to Steve and Diana Ladd, graduates of SWOSU’s Department of Music. The scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding Instrumental Music Education majors. (F)
MALLOY MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP: A memorial to Pat Malloy, a former band director from this region. The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding Instrumental Music Education major. (F)
MARION R. DAWSON MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established by the Marion R. Dawson estate. It will be awarded to a Music major who is a U. S. citizen with home residence in Oklahoma. It will be funded on the basis of academic merit and need. (F)
MARY GRIFFIN MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to a full-time student in good academic standing. (F)
MIKE AND ELIZABETH MUNCY JAZZ SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to a full-time music student who has a strong performing ability in jazz. The recipient must maintain a 2.75 GPA and be enrolled in a jazz ensemble. (F)
MERLE TAFF MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP: A memorial to Merle Taff, former choral director of SWOSU. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Vocal Music major. (F)
MUSIC PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIPS: Music Performance Scholarships are available from the Department of Music. Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA, complete at least 12 hours toward their degree each semester, and participate in a Department of Music performance ensemble.
ORCHESTRA SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by friends and supporters of the Music department for scholarships to full-time students that are U.S. citizens with home residence in Oklahoma. Award based on musicianship. (F)
PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded annually to an outstanding music major.
RANDY F. BATEMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A memorial to former student Randy F. Bateman established by Pat Bateman for a student majoring in Instrumental Music. (F)
RUTH NICHOLS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Established by the family of Ruth Nichols for a student majoring in Vocal/Keyboard Music Education. (F)
SWOSU MUSIC ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by SWOSU music alumni. The award is to be awarded to a U.S. citizen whom is a music major performing satisfactory work toward a degree. Funded on academic merit and need. (F)
TAU BETA SIGMA AWARD: Marching band award given each fall to the outstanding member of the University Marching Band.
SOCIAL SCIENCES
HOLLEY DISTINGUISHED UPPER CLASS MAJOR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE: This award is given each year to a junior or senior majoring in criminal justice who has distinguished herself/himself in the classroom as well as in other areas of academic life.
JOHN DONLEY HISTORY SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is given annually to a distinguished history major.
JOHN T. PATTERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established by the family of John T. Patterson to provide financial assistance to deserving students working towards a degree in the criminal justice or any major in the Department of Social Sciences. (F)
MADGE LENZ JORDAN SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in 2015 by Marilyn Ann Doty for the benefit of students majoring in one of the following departments: Education, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics or Social Sciences. (F)
RANDY BEUTLER HISTORY SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is given annually to a distinguished history education major.
SOCIAL SCIENCE AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: This award is presented each year to the graduating student who has compiled the highest overall GPA in one of the Social Science majors.

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