HONORS AND AWARDS
Special recognition is given to pharmacy students at the Annual Pharmacy Honors and Awards Convocation and through senior awards presented at the Graduate Recognition Ceremony. Recognition may be in the form of scholarships or other valued awards:
ASP OUTSTANDING SENIOR RECOGNITION AWARD: A certificate presented by the SWPhA advisor to an outstanding member of SWPhA.
COLLEGE OF PHARMACY RECOGNITION AWARDS: Appropriate awards are presented by the faculty to professional students who have made significant contributions to the College of Pharmacy.
EXCELLENCE IN PHARMACY PRACTICE AWARDS: Presented for superior performance during Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences.
FACTS AND COMPARISON EXCELLENCE AWARD IN CLINICAL COMMUNICATION: This award of a set of reference books is given to a professional student on the basis of academic achievement and superior verbal and written clinical communication skills.
MERCK, SHARP, AND DOHME COMPANY AWARDS: These awards are presented to students with high scholastic achievement and leadership qualities.
MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS EXCELLENCE IN PHARMACY AWARD: This award is presented to a professional student on the basis of excellent scholarship and leadership achievement.
NATURAL STANDARD RESEARCH COLLABORATION AWARD: Granted to an exemplary senior student for perpetuating multidisciplinary, evidence-based research practices, healthcare communications, or information.
OKLAHOMA PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP AWARD: This award provides a one-year membership in the Oklahoma Pharmaceutical Association.
OKLAHOMA SOCIETY OF HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACISTS ANNUAL AWARD: This annual award is presented to a professional student, selected by the faculty, who has a professional interest in hospital pharmacy.
SISTER MARY TERESA BRAMSIEPE HOSPITAL AWARD: An engraved plaque and a savings bond are presented by the sisters of St. Francis and St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City to a student who has a special interest in hospital pharmacy.
SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE OF PHARMACY OUTSTANDING GRADUATE AWARD: This award, which is presented to the outstanding graduate, is based on superior professional & scholastic achievement.
SOUTHWESTERN PHARMACY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION: The Alumni Association provides financial support for various student functions.
SOUTHWESTERN PHARMACY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE AWARD: This award recognizes a graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the profession.
TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD: This award is made to a professional student selected by the faculty.
COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL AND GRADUATE STUDIES
SCHOOL OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
BURCHAM SISTERS SCHOLARSHIP: The scholarship fund was established by Grace and Pearl Burcham, Blanche Burcham Cox, and Mable Burcham Hamburger to provide financial assistance for Elementary Education majors. (F)
CECIL PERKINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Patti Perkins established this memorial scholarship in 2013 to benefit deserving students majoring in Education and competing in an athletic program at SWOSU. (F)
CHARLIE M. AND OLIVIA DOWNS ABERCROMBIE SCHOLARSHIP: Charles and Mary Abercrombie established this scholarship in 2015 to benefit deserving students majoring in Education at SWOSU. Student must have a home residence in one of the following Oklahoma counties: Harmon, Jackson, Greer, Beckham, Tillman, Comanche, Kiowa, Washita, Caddo or Custer, or from the Texas county of Wheeler. (F)
DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP: This is an academic scholarship designed to attract and retain Teacher Education Candidates from underrepresented communities. The amount of the scholarship is $500.
DR. HARRY HENSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established by Faye Henson in memory of Dr. Harry Henson. Students must be working toward a degree in Natural Science Education with an emphasis in Life Science. (F)
GUTHRIE SCOTTISH RITE FOUNDATION FUND: A fund established by the Guthrie Scottish Rite Foundation to be awarded to a junior or senior Education Major with a home residence in Oklahoma. (F)
HAROLD AND KAY JACKSON SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship established by the Jacksons for a student who has been admitted to the School of Education. It is to be awarded to a student from Oklahoma, preference given to a student from Marlow. They must be a full time student in good standing. It can be based on academic merit and need. (F)
JANZEN-JARVIS SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship program provides assistance to students with special interest in service to the handicapped. The fund was established by Rudy and Gladys Janzen, members of the SWOSU Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. (F)
KAPPA DELTA PI: The recipient of this scholarship must be a member of Kappa Delta Pi for financial assistance in the amount of $100.
KATHY DICK SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship program was established by James A. Dick in memory of his sister. The scholarships are awarded to women majoring in Elementary Education with a strong commitment to teaching. (F)
KRISTI ROZELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship program established in 1989 to honor the memory of Kristi Rozell. The fund was established by Kristi’s classmates, friends, and family to provide scholarship assistance for Teacher Education students at SWOSU. The applicant must be a female Special Education major. (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 & Physics or Social Sciences. (F)
MARANA AND MILDRED RICE SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by Marana and Mildred Rice to provide scholarships for teacher education majors. The Rice sisters had long and distinguished teaching careers after graduating from Southwestern in 1941. (F)
OKLAHOMA RETIRED EDUCATOR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association to be awarded to a senior majoring in Teacher Education. (F)
OPAL HARGRAVE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Opal Hargrave Family established this memorial scholarship in 1997 to benefit deserving students majoring in Education at SWOSU. (F)
SHERMAN GARRISON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by Edwardene Garrison for a full-time student and a U.S. citizen with home residence in Oklahoma. Credit to financial need may weigh in the student evaluation. Student must have been accepted into the Department of Education and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. The scholarship will be for two years; amount to be determined by the rate of earnings. (F)
SHIRLEY ANN (LEE) PUGH; A PUGH FAMILY PIONEER AWARD FUND: A fund established by Ed Pugh in honor of his wife, Shirley Ann (Lee) Pugh to be awarded to a Elementary Education major with a home residence in Oklahoma west of I-35. (F)
STANDIFER AND ONA KEAS SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship established for the Department of Education. It is to be awarded to a U.S. citizen with a home residence in Oklahoma. To be based on merit and need, awarded to a student planning to enter the teaching or education administration field, graduate or undergraduate level. (F)
VICKI N. PARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by family and friends of Vicki. It is to be awarded to a full-time junior or senior Elementary Education major with minimum 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen with a home residence in Oklahoma. (F)
WILBUR AND GOLDIE HAYS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by Robert J. Hays in memory of his parents. The scholarship is to be awarded to an Elementary Education major admitted to the School of Education having graduated from Weatherford, Thomas or Hydro High Schools. It will be funded on basis of academic merit and need. (F)
AWESOME ED DRURY SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in 2012 by Tim & Lisa Drury in memory of their son, Ed Drury. First consideration will be to a student involved in the SWOSU rodeo program. Second consideration will be to a student involved in SWOSU leadership. (F)
CLAUDE HOSTETTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship fund established to recognize the distinguished teaching and coaching career of Claude Hostetter. (F)
DIXON MCGOWAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in memory of Dixon McGowan, outstanding college and professional timed event rodeo athlete. The program will provide scholarship assistance for members of the rodeo team. (F)
D.J. WITHERSPOON SCHOLARSHIP: Scholarships are awarded from a fund established by D.J. Witherspoon. Mr. Witherspoon was one of the first elected to the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. (F)
DONALD ROUSH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship fund established by George Lowry as a memorial to his friend, Don Roush. Don was a 1936 graduate of SWOSU and was lost during a World War II bombing mission. (F)
EDDIE & JOYCE WOOD RODEO SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established by Eddie and Joyce Wood. The scholarship recipient must be on the SWOSU Rodeo Team and a full-time student in good standing. They must be a U.S. citizen and have at least a 2.75 GPA. (F)
GORDEN “CAKE” GORE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship program was established by friends and former teammates to recognize Cake’s outstanding accomplishments as a college and professional athlete. (F)
J. HAMBURGER BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship fund was established by family and friends in memory of Jerry Hamburger to assist student athletes participating in baseball. (F)
JOE BAILEY METCALF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A memorial scholarship fund recognizing the contributions that Coach Metcalf made as a SWOSU football coach during the 1950’s. (F)
LESTER BOND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Established by Ila Bond for a full time student in good standing that is a member of the SWOSU golf team. (F)
L.J. VAN HORN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Established by faculty, friends, and former students as a memorial to Dr. Van Horn, a long-time chairman of the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. (F)
OTIS DELAPORTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The scholarship program was established by family, friends, and former players to recognize Coach Delaporte’s service as an outstanding football and golf coach at SWOSU (1964-1981). (F)
SCOTT MONROE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship program was established in memory of Scott Monroe. The program will provide scholarship assistance for members of the rodeo team. (F)
TERRY GROCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship program was established in memory of Terry Groce, a former member of the SWOSU Rodeo Team and former professional bull rider. The program will provide scholarship assistance for members of the rodeo team. (F)
HAROLD BUDDE AWARD: An award granted to an undergraduate student for outstanding academic achievement in Psychology for outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas: academics, research and/or service. Recipients are selected by a faculty committee.
JIM BLAGOWSKY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Scholarship awarded each year to an outstanding Psychology student. This award honors Dr. Jim Blagowsky who was an outstanding teacher in the Psychology Department for 29 years. (F)
JULIA LEVY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This fund was established by Les Levy in memory of Julia. It will be awarded to a junior or senior Psychology major. (F)
PSYCHOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP: Scholarship awarded to an outstanding undergraduate Psychology major. (F)
ROBERT S. TYLER AWARD: An annual award given to an undergraduate student deemed most outstanding in Psychology. Recipients are selected by a faculty committee.
EVERETT DOBSON SCHOOL OF
BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY
BAIRD, KURTZ, & DOBSON: Established for accounting students by Baird, Kurtz, & Dobson through matching funds of employee contributions. (F)
BILLY JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Annual Accounting scholarships are given in memory of Billy Johnson, a member of the Accounting faculty from 1967 to 1980. (F)
BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS: Departmental scholarships are presented annually from funds provided by donors to the B.B.A. programs. Scholarships awarded on a competitive basis as determined by academic performance and leadership potential. (F)
DOBSON COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION ENDOWMENT FUND: This fund was established by Everett Dobson, President and CEO of Dobson Communication Corporation, for the general and unrestricted use of the B.B.A. programs. (F)
DR. JOE ANNA HIBLER SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in 2001 to benefit deserving students who have been accepted into the School of Business and are in the last year of their degree program. (F)
DR. W.W. AND ELSIE WARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
W.W. and Elsie Ward established this scholarship in 1997 for the benefit of students enrolled in the School of Business. Student must maintain a 2.75 GPA. (F)
EGERTON SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship established by Dr. Roger Egerton, retired Marketing professor, to benefit a Marketing student. (F)
ETHEL GRACE HEINRICH WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established by the Ethel Grace Heinrich Wilson Trust. It will be awarded to a student enrolled in a B.B.A. program and be funded on the basis of academic merit and need. (F)
FIRST NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST OF ELK CITY: This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior student pursuing a degree in Business. Student must be from one of the following counties in Oklahoma: Beckham, Custer, Roger Mills, Dewey or Washita. (F)
FRANK AND SHIRLEY (DOUGLAS) POLK SCHOLARSHIP: Scholarship fund used to provide financial assistance for students in a B.B.A. program. The fund was established by Frank Polk, a member of SWOSU’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame and his wife Shirley Douglas Polk. (F)
JIM HORSBURGH SCHOLARSHIP: An Accounting scholarship fund established by Giles Avriett in recognition of a former Business faculty member. (F)
K. B. CORNELL FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP: Established as a memorial to Dr. K. B. Cornell, the founder and first Chair of the former School of Business. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding business student. (F)
MIDFIRST BANK SCHOLARSHIP: A fund established by the Bank for junior and senior business finance majors. It must be a full time student, a U.S. citizen with home residence in Oklahoma. It will be funded on the basis of academic merit and need. (F)
PAUL J. HART MEMORIAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established in 2013 by Michele (Searcey) Hart for the benefit of deserving business students. (F)
RETIRED FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP: Established in 2014 by Cindi Albrightson for the benefit of students majoring in Industrial Technology with at least a 2.0 GPA. (F)
THE DONNELL ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP: Dustin Donnell and Lacey Donnell established in 2014 for the benefit of students majoring in Engineering Technology. (F)
WESTERN CHAPTER OKLAHOMA SOCIETY OF CPAs SCHOLARSHIP: Western Chapter Oklahoma Society of CPAs established this scholarship in 2013 for the benefit of deserving students majoring in accounting. (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)
Computer Science and Information Systems
COMPUTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FUND: This fund was established by members of the Computer Club. Recipient must be a Computer Science or Information Systems major and have completed 64 hours. (F)
SCHOOL OF NURSING AND
ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES
Allied Health Sciences
INDIAN HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP: An annual scholarship which funds up to two years for American Indian students in health care professions. The recipient must maintain a 2.0 GPA. The students must serve the Indian people upon completion of professional health care education and training. The scholarship includes tuition, books and monthly stipend.
WEATHERFORD REGIONAL HOSPITAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship provides financial assistance to academically successful students with financial need in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. The student must have applied and been formally admitted to the Nursing, Health Information Management, or Athletic Training program on the Weatherford campus, the Radiology or Medical Technology Program on the Sayre Campus or admitted to the PTA or OTA Program at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb. The student may also be completing their senior year of the Health Care Administration Program. (F)
Health Care Administration
OUTSTANDING HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION STUDENT: Each year a student is selected who has demonstrated outstanding potential for professional success in Health Care Administration.
Health Information Management
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: Each year a student is selected who has achieved the highest GPA within the professional sequence.
OUTSTANDING HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT STUDENT: Each year a student is selected who has demonstrated outstanding potential for professional success in Health Information Management.
OUTSTANDING HEALTH SCIENCE STUDENT: Annual awards presented to selected pre-professional students in Health Sciences.
DR. GARY WOLGAMOTT SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding allied health student working towards a degree in Medical Laboratory Science or another health profession who has been accepted into their professional program.
BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY (OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE): Faculty selected award for demonstration of commitment to and completion of community service done in a spirit which is the essence of caring.
BEVERLY COOK, RN, MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This is an annual cash award presented to a non-traditional (age 40 or older at the start of the Nursing Program) senior level student who is pursuing Nursing as a second career.
CHARLENE CARROL DOPSON NURSING SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship was established by Chester Ray Dopson to honor his late wife, Charlene Carrol Dopson, a graduate of Clinton Hospital School of Nursing. Awarded to a junior level nursing major. Must have a 2.5 GPA on all completed course work. Financial need will be considered. (F)
EVELYN HUEBERT SHEPHARD NURSING SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship fund was established by Evelyn Shephard. It will be awarded to a junior Nursing major with a home residence in Oklahoma. Financial need will be considered. (F)
FEE WAIVER: Students desiring fee waiver information should contact the Admissions & Recruitment Office or the office of Student Financial Services.
GOLDEN STETHOSCOPE AWARD: Faculty/Peer selected recognition of the embodiment of the spirit of nursing.
GRANTS/LOANS WITH WORK PAYBACK-PHYSICIAN’S MAN-POWER TRAINING COMMISSION: Through the School of Nursing, application may be made to several area hospitals which will grant up to $1,500 per semester of matching or non-matching funds for the junior or senior years. These grants/loans are repaid through a work obligation, with full benefits following graduation.
LAMPLIGHTER AWARD: Peer selected recognition for the student who demonstrates continued improvement in physical, mental, spiritual, and social/emotional dimensions of life.
NATIONAL STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS: All applicants must be NSNA members. Other eligibility requirements may be set by the sponsors. Applications available from the National Student Nurses Association, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019.
NURSING SCHOOL ALUMNI OF THE CLINTON HOSPITAL, CLINTON, OKLAHOMA, 1922-1963 FUND: This scholarship was established by Alumni of the Clinton Hospital Nursing School. The scholarship will be awarded to a junior Nursing major. Student must be a U. S. citizen with home residence in Oklahoma. Financial need will be considered. (F)
OKLAHOMA STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AUXILIARY (ANN GARRISON): Scholarship for a junior Nursing student nominated by faculty. Requires GPA of 3.0 and advanced standing in Nursing major.
OUTSTANDING JUNIOR NURSING STUDENT: An annual award given to a Nursing student completing his/her junior year in the professional component of the SWOSU Nursing program.
OUTSTANDING SENIOR NURSING STUDENT: An annual award is given to a nursing student completing his/her senior year in the professional component of the SWOSU Nursing Program.
PERSONAL EVOLUTION AWARD: Faculty/Peer selected award for the student exhibiting the most significant positive improvement both personally and professionally.
SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY NURSING STUDENT ASSOCIATION (SOSUNSA) SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded annually to a senior or junior Nursing student who is a member of the Nursing Student Association. Criteria for eligibility are academic excellence and financial need.
SPIRIT OF NURSING AWARD: This award is sponsored by the U.S. Army. One student is honored for excellence in nursing each year. The recipient is placed in nomination for a national award.
SWODA: Reimbursement is available for tuition, books, and supplies necessary to complete training for economically disadvantaged or displaced people.
U.S. ARMED FORCES: All three branches of the armed forces offer scholarships for students pre-enlisting in that branch of the service.
WEATHERFORD REGIONAL HOSPITAL SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship provides financial assistance to academically successful students with financial need in either the School of Nursing or School of Allied Health Sciences. The student must have completed a minimum of 60 hours for Medical Technology or Allied Health, or been formally admitted to the Nursing or Health Information Management programs. (F)
WINONA MADISON NURSING SCHOLARSHIP: The scholarship program was established by Dr. and Mrs. Robert O. Raulston in recognition of the distinguished 41 year nursing career of Winona Madison. The perpetual fund will provide scholarship assistance for junior Nursing students. (F)
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Minimum requirements for admission to Southwestern Oklahoma State University have been established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Minimum requirements for first time entering freshmen are as follows:
graduate of an accredited high school.
meets or exceeds minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 940; or has a high school cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7 (based on 4.0 scale) and is ranked in top 50% of the high school graduating class; or has a 2.7 GPA in the 15-unit core curriculum.
meets the minimum high school curricular requirements:
4 years of English (grammar, composition, literature)
3 years of mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus)
3 years of lab sciences (may not include general science)
3 years of History and Citizenship Skills (including one year of American history and two additional years from the subjects of history, economics, geography, government, non-Western culture)
2 years of additional units (computer science, foreign language, or any Advanced Placement course except applied courses in fine arts)
*Foreign Language is not required for admission to SWOSU, but if you are pursuing a major in the education field, then it is recommended (two years of same language).
Graduates of unaccredited high schools or home study programs may satisfy admission requirements by meeting the minimum ACT (or SAT) score and satisfying curricular requirements.
Southwestern Oklahoma State University considers the following nonacademic criteria in admitting first time, transfer, or readmission students: (a) whether applicants have been expelled, suspended, or denied admission or denied readmission by any other educational institution; (b) whether the applicants have been convicted of a felony or convicted of a lesser crime involving moral turpitude; (c) whether the applicant’s conduct has been such that if the applicant was a student at the time of the conduct in question, the conduct would have been grounds for expulsion, suspension, dismissal; or denial of readmission at the University.