Scholarships at a Glance

Students may receive only one University scholarship. If more than one scholarship is offered, the student will receive the award for the highest amount.

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Freshmen Honors and Leadership Scholarships

Scholarship ACT Score High School GPA Amount Duration Deadline
Baccalaureate Scholars 30 or higher 3.5 or higher $13,095.60 4 years 2/1/2021
Academic Scholars 30 or higher 3.8 or higher $12,495.60 4 years 2/1/2021
Northeastern Honors Scholars 28 or higher 3.5 or higher $11,095.60 4 years 2/1/2021
President's Leadership Class2 20 or higher 3.25 or higher $10,995.60 4 years 2/1/2021

1 Academic Scholars must meet either the ACT score required OR the High School GPA AND class rank requirement. Students meeting only the GPA and class rank requirements should have a minimum ACT score of 28.

2 Students with proven leadership skills and strong academic records are encouraged to apply.

Freshmen Tuition Waivers

Scholarship ACT Score High School GPA Amount Duration Deadline
Collegiate Scholars3 26 or higher 3.5 or higher $4,150 4 years 3/1/2021
University Scholars3 26 or higher 3.0 to 3.49 $3,900 2 years 3/1/2021
Valedictorian Scholars3 20 or higher Class Rank of 1 $2,300 4 years 3/1/2021
Green and White Scholars3 22 - 25 3.25 or higher $2,450 2 years 3/1/2021
Freshman Scholars3 20 - 21 3.25 or higher $1,550 1 year 3/1/2021
Foundation Scholarships Varies Varies Varies Varies 3/1/2021

Early Freshmen Deadline: December 1, 2020

Students that have applied for admission and scholarships and have been admitted to the University by December 1, 2020, may be eligible to receive an early scholarship.

3 Students can only receive one of the above tuition waivers. Scholarships are not automatic and are awarded based on availability of funds. Out-of-state students are only eligible for Foundation Scholarships.

Transfer Student Tuition Waivers

Scholarship College GPA Minimum Amount Duration Deadline
Phi Theta Kappa PTK Member $2,500 2 years 5/3/2021
Tulsa Achieves 3.75 - 4.0 $2,000 2 years 5/3/2021
Tulsa Achieves
3.5 - 3.74 $1,500 2 years 5/3/2021
Tulsa Achieves
3.25 - 3.49 $1,000 1 year 5/3/2021
Smart Choice Presidential 3.8 - 4.0 $4,000 2 years Rolling
Smart Choice 3.5 - 4.0 $1,500 2 years 5/3/2021
Smart Choice Part-Time 3.5 - 4.0 $500 1 year 5/3/2021
RiverHawk Transfer 3.5 - 4.0 $1,000 1 year 5/3/2021

4 Scholarships are not automatic and are awarded based on availability of funds and application receipt date. Students can only receive one of the above tuition waivers.

5 Only those applicants that have completed/will complete the Tulsa Achieves program are eligible.

6 Only students transferring from one of our Smart Choice partner institutions are eligible. (CASC, CSC, EOSC, NEO, TCC)

International Incoming Student Scholarships

Scholarship GPA Amount Duration Deadline
Presidential 3.75 $2,000-$5,000 USD 1 year Fall - July 1
Spring - Nov. 1
Summer - April 1
Academic Excellence 3.0 $1,000-$2,000 USD 1 year Fall - July 1
Spring - Nov. 1
Summer - April 1
International Freshmen 2.75 $500-$1,000 USD 1 year Fall - July 1
Spring - Nov. 1
Summer - April 1

International Current Student Scholarships

Scholarship GPA Amount Duration Deadline
Outstanding Senior 3.75 $2,000-$5,000 USD 1 year Fall - July 1
Spring - Nov. 1
Summer - April 1
Academic Achievement 3.0 $1,000-$2,000 USD 1 year Fall - July 1
Spring - Nov. 1
Summer - April 1
International RiverHawk 2.75 $500-$1,000 USD 1 year Fall - July 1
Spring - Nov. 1
Summer - April 1

Quad State Scholarships

Residents of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas that meet regular admission requirements and live on campus may qualify for a non-resident tuition waiver.  This program waives only the non-resident portion of tuition.  Interested students must complete a general scholarship application by August 2, 2021.  See more details regarding a Quad State Scholarship here.


Any student that does not live in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, or Texas may be eligible for a nonresident tuition waiver scholarship. You must live on campus and be regularly admitted to be eligible. See more details regarding a Non-Resident Scholarship here