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Out-of-state Institutional Nominee

 Oklahoma State University may nominate 45 in-state and out-of-state new freshmen for the Academic Scholar Program of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE). We offer a very competitive scholarship package to these students, known as Institutional Nominees. All freshmen who apply for admissions/scholarships at OSU, and who are nominated by OSU are guaranteed the following cash and tuition scholarships for 2024-2025 once they are confirmed as Academic Scholars by OSRHE. The minimum criteria to be considered for an Institutional Nominee scholarship require either (1) at least a 32 ACT composite score (or 1420 SAT) on a national test, AND a 3.5 unweighted high school GPA; or (2) at least a 3.9 unweighted high school GPA AND top 2 percent ranking in your high school graduating class or rank of #1 or #2; or (3) at least a 3.9 unweighted high school GPA AND at least a 30 ACT composite score (or 1360 SAT). OSU recipients tend to be students who applied early, have at least a 33 ACT and a 3.9 GPA. Official ACT Superscores provided by ACT will be accepted for Institutional Nominee scholarship consideration. At OSU there is no secondary nomination step after being admitted. 

Award Description Amount

OSRHE Institutional

Nominee Award

  • Funds are used to pay for books, fees, housing, etc. 
  • Enroll  full-time
  • Maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA
  • Must earn 24 credit hours by the end of the spring term each year. 
$4,000 per year cash scholarship for four years
Tuition Scholarship
  • Full waiver of out-of-state tuition for up to 5 years of undergraduate and some graduate study. Out-of-state students must pay the in-state portion of tuition and all fees. 
  • Actual value varies, depending on tuition rates and number of hours attempted
  • Enroll full-time
  • Must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
$15,520 per year for up to five years (estimated)
Total   up to $93,600* 

The tuition scholarship may be used in undergraduate and graduate school but cannot be guaranteed for students in the OSU Center for Health Sciences or the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine (CHS and CVM students may request tuition scholarship from those colleges). The tuition scholarship normally applies to fall and spring terms only. Some restrictions, terms, and conditions apply. 

* Scholarships awarded by other offices or organizations may be added to this total package, increasing your total scholarship award up to the cost of attendance. A student may only have one tuition scholarship in effect at any time. 

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