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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Institutional Scholarships

Academic Scholarships | Departmental Scholarships | Institutional Work Study

Eastern has a variety of scholarships available for academic, leadership and athletic success. Plus, there's only one general scholarship application for all students. That means you'll be considered for all scholarships (Institutional, Foundation, Departmental, etc.) based on different factors such as academic merit, financial need and area of study.

Eastern offers scholarships each year to students who have achieved academic success in high school and while attending Eastern. Funds are made available for the scholarship programs by the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education and by donors who support Eastern's scholarship program for academic excellence through the Eastern Oklahoma State College Development Foundation.

Unless otherwise noted, scholarship applications (pdf) should be submitted to the Scholarship Office no later than February 21. Scholarship applications will be accepted and reviewed for all new and returning students.

Academic Scholarships

REGENTS ACADEMIC SCHOLARS – This scholarship provides a full tuition waiver, $800 room waiver** and $900 (per semester). Applicants must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for this award: ACT composite score of 29 or SAT equivalent, 3.7 GPA and top 5 percent or hold a class rank of first or second in their graduating class. Involvement in school and/or community activities helpful. Must complete 30 hours of community service hours.

PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP – This scholarship provides a $1,500 tuition waiver and an $800 room waiver** (per semester). Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for this award: ACT composite score of 23 or SAT equivalent or 3.7 GPA. Involvement in school and/or community activities helpful. Must complete 20 community service hours.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARS - This scholarship provides a $1,000 tuition waiver and a $400 room waiver** (per semester). Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for this award: ACT composite score of 23 or SAT equivalent or 3.7 GPA. Involvement in school and/or community activities helpful. Must complete 10 community service hours.

EASTERN OPPORTUNITY - This scholarship provides a $500 tuition waiver and $400 room waiver** (per semester). Applicants must have a 3.2 GPA. Involvement in school and/or community activities helpful. Must complete five community service hours.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP - This scholarship provides a $400 room waiver** (per semester). Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA. Involvement in school and/or community activities helpful.

*All academic scholarship students are required to complete at least 12 credit hours, complete their community service hours, and maintain a college GPA of 3.0 or better each semester to retain their scholarship.

** Room waivers may be used for Miller and Johnston residence halls only.

Departmental Scholarships

Agriculture | Athletic | Business | Science & Technology | Language Arts & Communications | Liberal Arts | Nursing & Science | Others

 

Agriculture Division

OTHA H. GRIMES - Judging teams and agriculture students majoring in agriculture, animal science, agriculture economics, agronomy, forestry, horticulture, and agriculture meat science are eligible. Freshmen or sophomore students demonstrating leadership ability, actively participating in school activities and maintaining a 2.50 or better GPA may apply to the Agriculture Division.

LIVESTOCK - A scholarship has been provided for students who would like to participate in the Livestock Judging Team. Contact the Livestock Judging Coach.

MEATS SCIENCE - A scholarship has been provided for students who would like to participate in the Meats Judging Team. Contact the Meats Judging Coach.

 

Athletic Department 

BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP - Students who excel in baseball may apply by contacting the baseball coach. Amount of scholarship varies.

BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP - Students who excel in basketball may apply by contacting the men's or women's basketball coach. Amount of scholarship varies.

CHEERLEADING SCHOLARSHIP
- Students who are members of the athletic cheerleading squad may apply for a room scholarship. Information may be obtained from the cheerleading sponsor.

POM DANCE SCHOLARSHIP - Students who are members of the athletic Pom Dance squad may apply for a room scholarship. Information may be obtained from the cheerleading sponsor.

SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIP - Students who excel in softball may apply by contacting the softball coach. Amount of scholarship varies.

 

Business Division

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION/ACCOUNTING - Second semester freshmen majoring in business administration or accounting with a 3.00 or better GPA may apply for a scholarship to be used their sophomore year. Applicants must demonstrate leadership abilities and financial need. Recipient is chosen by the Business Administration Department.

MARY BETH GUARD ANNUAL AWARD
- The Southeastern Oklahoma Bankers Association has established an annual award in the amount of $500. Minimum qualifications for applicants:  HS Senior or Freshman standing, must be majoring in Computer Information Systems.

COMPUTER SCIENCE - A scholarship has been provided for students who excel in Computer Science and enrolled full-time. Contact the Chairperson of the Computer Science Division.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP - Students majoring in Entrepreneurship may apply for a scholarship. Recipients are selected by a committee. Contact the Chairperson of the Entrepreneurship Division.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE TECHNOLOGY/ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE TECHNOLOGY LEGAL OPTION
- A scholarship has been provided for students who excel in Administrative Office Technology/Administrative Office Technology Legal Option and enrolled full time. Contact the Division Chairman of the Business Department.

MARTHA GRANTHAM LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
- An annual award scholarship in the amount of $400 has been established in honor of Martha Grantham. Minimum qualifications for applicants:  Freshman Scholarship - Must be a high school senior and have declared business as a major, 2.50 or better grade point average, must join and be an active member of Eastern's Phi Beta Lambda chapter, demonstrate leadership abilities and financial need. Sophomore Scholarship - Must be pre-enrolled for the fall semester and have declared business as a major, 2.50 or better grade point average, must join and be an active member of Eastern's Phi Beta Lambda chapter, demonstrate leadership abilities and financial need.

 

Science and Technology Division

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - Students majoring in Science and Technology or related fields may apply for a scholarship. Contact the Division Chairman of the Science and Technology Department.

I.C. GUNNING
- High school seniors majoring in engineering, science, science education or mathematics may apply for this scholarship. Amount of scholarship may vary depending on individual need. Contact the chairperson of the Science and Technology Division.

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY - Students majoring in Industrial Technology or related fields may apply for a room scholarship. Contact the chairperson of the Science and Technology Division.

 
Language Arts and Communications Division

DEBATE - Students who excel in Debate may apply for a scholarship. Contact the Debate Coach.

ENGLISH - A scholarship has been provided for students majoring in English and enrolled full-time. Contact the Language Arts and Communications Division.

JOURNALISM
- Students majoring in Journalism may apply for a scholarship to be awarded each semester. Contact the chairperson of the Journalism Division.

SPEECH/THEATRE - Students who excel in speech or theatre may apply for a scholarship by auditioning. Contact the chairperson of the Speech and Drama Division.

YEARBOOK - A scholarship has been provided for students who wish to participate in Yearbook activities. Contact the Yearbook sponsor.

 

Liberal Arts Division

INSTRUMENTAL OR VOCAL MUSIC - Students who excel in instrumental or vocal music may apply for a scholarship by auditioning. Contact the chairperson of the Music Department.

HISTORY - A scholarship has been provided for students majoring in History and enrolled full-time. Contact the Liberal Arts Division.

PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY - A scholarship has been provided for students majoring in Psychology/Sociology and enrolled full-time. Contact the Liberal Arts Division.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND INTRAMURAL - Students majoring in physical education may apply for a scholarship. Contact the Athletic Director.

 

Nursing and Science Division

NURSING FACULTY - A scholarship has been provided for students who excel in Nursing. Contact the Director of Nursing.

PUTERBAUGH (NURSING) - Students enrolled in nursing who demonstrate high academic qualifications and financial need may apply for a scholarship. Contact the Director of Nursing.

 

Others

CAFETERIA SCHOLARSHIP FUND - The Cafeteria Department has established a scholarship for an incoming freshman or sophomore student enrolled full-time. Contact the Food Service Director.

MAINTENANCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
- The Maintenance Department has established a scholarship for full-time freshman or sophomore students with a 2.50 GPA, must be a resident of Latimer, LeFlore, Haskell, Pushmataha, Choctaw, Pittsburg or McCurtain counties. Amount of scholarship may vary. May apply to the Scholarship Office or the Physical Plant. Application deadline is August 1 for the Fall semester and December 15 for the Spring semester.

NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT TUITION WAIVER – A $500 per semester scholarship has been established for non-traditional students.  Requirements include:  number of dependents, employment status and hours worked per week and community involvement.

For a list of more scholarships visit the Foundation Scholarship page.


Institutional Work Study

Institutional Work Study, also known as Regular College Employment (RCE), is an institutionally funded financial aid program that provides part-time on-campus employment opportunities for students who are not otherwise eligible for federal work study. Students work around their class schedule and are limited to a certain number of hours each week. Students must also maintain satisfactory academic progress to be allowed to continue working on the Institutional Work Study program. These funds are limited. Wage expenses for these positions are funded through the hiring department’s operating budget.

Students who are accepted into the program must complete necessary paperwork before beginning to work.  It is also mandatory that each student read the Student Employment Manual and sign an Acknowledgement of Responsibilities. Both are found at the links below:

Student Employment Manual
Student Employee Acknowledgement of Responsibilities
Job Description Form

For more information or for a list of available positions, contact:
Scholarship Coordinator
Enrollment Center, First Floor Library
918.465.1768