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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Spears School of Business (General) Scholarships

Important Information

The Dean’s Office (201 Business Building) begins accepting applications for the annual scholarship program for continuing students at the end of the fall semester. Unless otherwise announced, the deadline for turning in completed applications is 5 p.m. on January 19, 2018.

Business Scholarship Online Application

Majors in the Spears School of Business have the opportunity to apply for a number of different scholarships. Several of these scholarships have a perpetual existence because they are endowed. The others are made possible because of yearly donations from the donors and may not always be available. The amounts and number of scholarships awarded each year are determined by earnings and donations.

Most scholarship recipients are selected by a scholarship committee within the Spears School of Business. The same application is used to apply for most of these endowed or “yearly” scholarships. You can apply online using the following link: Business Scholarship Online Application. Please note that some scholarships may require additional information or an alternate application. For these scholarships, you will be provided with a link in the scholarship information below.

Most scholarships are awarded for the fall and spring semesters of the following school year. One half of the scholarship is disbursed into the students’ bursar accounts the beginning of each semester after the drop/add period ends. A student’s failure to maintain scholarship criteria results in the loss of the scholarship(s), and re-application for the following year is required for future scholarship awards. Study abroad scholarships are one time payments and are disbursed into students’ bursar accounts approximately a week before their trips.

Business Scholarship Online Application

Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Scholarship recipients are selected by a scholarship committee within Spears Business. All incoming freshmen must fill out the scholarship application attached to the OSU Admissions application. Students must select “Business” as their college on the admissions application if they want to be considered for business freshman scholarships. The number and amount of scholarships will vary by year.

CAGLE Travel Scholarships

CAGLE scholarships of $100-$500 are available to qualified students in Spears Business. These scholarships are only for students enrolled in international CAGLE travel programs. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or above. Preference is given to students who have also applied for the CAGLE Study Abroad Office’s Scholarship. Scholarship applications will be available online or in 201 Business Building.

Students can enroll in Spears School's travel programs through the Cagle Center: Study Abroad and Travel.

Transfer Student Scholarships

The only scholarship application transfer students must fill out is the one attached to the OSU Admissions application. Students must select “Business” as their college on the admissions application if they want to be considered for business scholarships. The number and amount of scholarships will vary by year.

Scholarship Categories

General Scholarships

This list includes information about the amount of each scholarship (most are a variable amount), as well as the criteria used in selecting recipients. All undergraduate Spears School Scholarships require that the recipient be an undergraduate and enrolled full time in the Spears School of Business.

Important Information

  • All Undergraduate Majors in the Spears School of Business are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  • Students participating in the Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) and the Financial Pathways program are considered to be undergraduate students until they have earned 120 credit hours and graduate students at 120-plus credit hours.

Allen, Bess Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Scholarship, leadership, and need

Anderson, Christopher Memorial Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: out-of-state student

Ashby, Steven E. Memorial Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Need and academic achievement

Bacy, Kedric Q. and Theoscar Meares, Jr. Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 3.0+ GPA, need
(alternates with CEAT)

Bale, John T. and Beverly Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Need primarily; academics second

Barnes, Arlene White Scholarship in Business*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Full time, business student

Boeing Scholarship

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Full time, business student

Branstetter, Olin D. Memorial Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: At OSU at least 1 semester, 2.0+ GPA, no other scholarships nor financial aid

Brenneman, Ralph A. and Peggy A. Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: No less than one-half and no more that the total annual stipend awarded to a PDS recipient in the same year.

Criteria: 3.0+ GPA, need, preference to a graduate of Ponca City High School, and other preferences in the following order:

  1. MBA
  2. Any business grad student
  3. Undergraduate accounting major
  4. Any undergraduate business major

Brown, David W. and Karen Bale Business Scholarship

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 2.5+ GPA, need

Bryan, Judson and Mary Endowed Scholarship Fund*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Recipient must be working way through college

Burris, Edward C. Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 2.5+ GPA, need, leadership, working, sophomore, junior, or senior, good citizenship

Buster Family Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 3.25 GPA, need, leadership, participation

Butler-Clyne, Mary Sue Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 3.0+ GPA, preference given to Native American students and students who have financial need

Cathey, John B. and Nancy S. Endowed Scholarship Fund*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Full-time, business student

Charlson, E. Virginia Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Preference to a student with one or more parents who are serving or have previously served in a branch of the United States military.

(Incoming freshmen do not qualify.)

Choctaw Nation Business and Leadership Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Junior/senior, citizen of the Choctaw Nation, 3.0+ GPA

Coleman, Craig Michael Memorial Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 3.0+ GPA, leadership, and need can be a factor

Donaldson, Robert H. Scholarship Fund*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Outstanding academic performance, leadership, and need

Fisher Family Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 3.0 GPA, strong leadership skills, need

Franz, Alan G. Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Need, potential to succeed, high academic achievement

Frontier Federal Scholarship*

Amount: $500

Criteria: Sophomore/junior/senior standing, Oklahoma resident, 2.5+ GPA, need, good character, leadership

Garrison, Lloyd Scholarship Fund*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Junior/senior, 3.0 GPA, leadership, need may be considered

Geis, Duane V. and Lois B. Endowed Scholarship Fund*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Sophomore/junior, good GPA, leadership

Gervais, Major Bernard & Margaret Endowment for Veteran Support Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: U.S. military service veteran

Hawkins, Andrew Benjamin Memorial Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Junior/senior, 3.0 GPA, leadership

Hedden, Audra Renee Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Junior, senior, or grad student, 3.0+ GPA, need

Hedges, Jerry and Linda Scholarship Fund*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Full-time student

Hensley Family Scholarship for Undergraduates*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 1st preference to a student who graduated from a high school located in Checotah, OK. 2nd preference to a student who graduated from a high school in North Texas as defined by the North Texas Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association who is majoring in finance and/or has expressed interest in a study abroad program.

Herzberg, Jerry and Carole Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 2.75+ GPA for continuing students and 2.8+ GPA for incoming freshmen, preference given to members of Alpha Kappa Psi

Hiney, Michael Memorial Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Graduate of Sapulpa Public Schools or Edmond Public Schools

Hobbs Family Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Full-time student

Holliday, James E. Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Full-time status

Horner, Norman S. “Jack” Scholarship Fund*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: full-time student

Horning Bootstrap Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: The Rex and Charlotte Horning Bootstrap Scholarship is designed to support students who have graduated from an Oklahoma high school and have clearly demonstrated an ability to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” and to take responsibility to improve their chances for success by virtue of obtaining a quality education, having a servant’s heart and an understanding of the core values of the American Way. The scholarship will be awarded to an Oklahoma high school graduate entering his/her junior or senior year and enrolled in the Spears School with a GPA of at least 2.5. Recipients in their junior year may be considered for renewal for their senior year.
**Essay question on scholarship application

Hyatt, Michael S. Endowed Scholarship in the Spears School of Business*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Freshman, transfer student, or MBA student, 2.8+ GPA

Ingham Family Scholarship Fund*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 3.0+ GPA, need

ISNetworld Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Criteria: 3.0 GPA

Jackman, James M. International Study Scholarship

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Undergraduate student studying abroad

Jeffery-Brown Scholarship

Amount: $1000

Criteria: Full-time and documented financial need due to a major life event

Johnson Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Native American, 2.0+ GPA, preference to students pursuing entrepreneurship majors and minors

Jones, Griff and Mindi Endowed Scholarship Fund*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 3.0+ GPA, leadership and participation

Koch Industries Scholarship

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Separate application found at the following link: Koch Discovery Scholarship Application

Lemon, Glen Memorial Scholarship*

Amount: $500

Criteria: GPA, leadership, and need

Lessley Family Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: $500 for a semester; if the student maintains or improves GPA they receive another $500 for a second semester

Criteria: Sophomore/Junior/Senior; 2.5-2.75 GPA (cumulative) at the beginning of the semester and must improve it by .3 by the end of the semester (Short essay required.)

Lewis, Adams, Barber Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 3.5+ GPA

Medley, Christopher D. Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: High academic achievement, community/campus involvement, demonstrate exemplary ethical practices and standards

Mullman, Don Frank Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 1st preference need, high academic achievement, member of Oklahoma Mu Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2nd preference need, high academic achievement, member of any college social fraternal organization

Newton, James L. and Sheila A. Scholarship Fund*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Need, consideration also given to lineal descendants of James L. and Sheila A. Newton

Oelke, Michael Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Full time undergraduate or MBA student, 3.0+ GPA, need, work for OSU residential life

Olson, Gary and Linda Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Need

Padgett Family Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Sophomore or junior, minimum high school GPA of 3.5, OSU GPA 3.0+, from rural community with a population of 5000, financial need

Pearson, Alan and Cheryl Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Junior/senior, need, leadership, 3.0-3.6 GPA, preference given to Business Student Council members

Phelps, William W. and Dorotha L. Scholarship in Business*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Undergraduate or graduate students, U.S. citizens or permanent residents, preference to students who have graduated from high schools in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, or Kansas

Phillips 66 Business College Diversity Scholarship

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Female or minority, 3.0+ GPA

Phillips 66 SHIELD Scholarship

Amount: $3500

Criteria: 3.25+ GPA, leadership, participation, have demonstrated a strong interest in the energy industry, junior/senior student
(Renewable as long as criteria maintained.) (Separate application)

https://app.wizehive.com/apps/p66shieldscholaroklahomastate

Pollard, Mike and Glynda Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Graduate from Tulsa Central High School and financial need

Powell, Dick and Carol Ann Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Need

Quible, Zane K. Endowed Business Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Achievement, leadership, junior or senior, 2.7+ GPA, and graduated from an Oklahoma high school

Reilley, Dennis and Cindy Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Graduate of an Oklahoma high school; need; academic achievement (can be weighed against exceptional outside constraints, such as, need to work more than 20 hours a week, being a primary caregiver to one or more family members or the need to materially participate in a family farm or other business)—gpa must show effort and dedication to succeed

Riley, Jack Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Need, working

Routh, Alan Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 3.25 GPA

Savage, A. O. Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Top 20 percent of class, sophomore/junior/senior, need, leadership

Savage, Neal Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Sophomore/junior/senior, 3.0+ GPA, leadership, need

Schedler, Carl Memorial Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Full-time student

Schendel, Travis E. Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Full-time status, good standing, need

Seidle Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Sophomore, junior, or senior, need, 2.5-3.2 GPA, 1st preference to graduates of a high school in Washington County, Oklahoma, 2nd preference to graduates of a high school in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, 3rd preference to graduates of any Oklahoma high school

Seretean, Martin B. Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Full time student

Soderstrom Family Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 2.8+ GPA, Jr. Sr. or Graduate, no transfer hours, need

Sooner Federal Scholarship for Business*

Amount: One year’s tuition, based on 30 hours per year

Criteria: Oklahoma resident, scholarship, leadership, need, junior/senior

SSB Ambassador Scholarship

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Active in SSB Ambassador activities

SSB General Scholarship

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Variable

SSB LLC Scholarship

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Active in SSB LLC activities
(Essay required.)

Swinka, Edward J. Scholarship Fund*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Full time

Tepe, Elmer Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Full-time status, need, good academic standing, graduate of a rural Oklahoma high school

Thomas, Raymond D. Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Junior/senior, scholarship, leadership, need

Tolbert, Phil D. and Patricia T. Dean’s Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 3.0+ GPA, graduate or undergraduate student

Tracy, David L. Revocable Trust Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Need

Turner, Bill and Barbara Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: One-half of the annual cost of tuition and fees (15 credits per semester; tuition for upper-division credits)

Criteria: Full time

Union Pacific/Champlin Petroleum Scholarship Fund*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Minority student

Watson, Charles L. and Kim R. Continuing Leader Fund*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Participant in PLC, 3.0+ GPA, leadership, need considered but not required
(If all criteria maintained, then scholarship renews. Maximum of 3 years awarded.)

Whitlaw, Dorothy & Gareld Scholarship Fund*

Amount: At least $1,000

Criteria: Junior/senior, need, leadership, scholarship, good citizenship, single, Oklahoma resident

Whitlaw, Mark Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Junior/senior, need, leadership, scholarship, good citizenship, single, at OSU all four years

Wiese, Harry and Maxine Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Full time (split with Entrepreneurship)

Williams Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 3.0+ GPA, sophomore
(Essays attached to application required.)

Woodson, Thelma Pat Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Full-time status, female, need

Wyatt Insurance Agency Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: Full time

Yeaman, Karen Rider Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: in good standing with the university, preference given to Ponca City High School graduates

Yingling, Briand and Elizabeth Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: 3.0+ GPA, need

Zannotti, Glenn and Rita Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable

Criteria: A student who is working part-time or full-time, must have completed 24 credit hours, 2.5-3.0 GPA
(The scholarship is renewable with maintenance of the selection criteria.)

*Endowed Scholarship

There are also many scholarships that are available to individuals that meet specific criteria such as being enrolled in a specific school or department, being an incoming freshman, or being enrolled in a graduate program.