Incoming Freshmen Scholarships

Scholarship recipients are selected by a scholarship committee within the Spears School of Business. For maximum consideration student must fill out the involvement and leadership selection of the admissions application. Furthermore, students must select “Business” as their college on the admissions applications if they want to be considered for Business freshman scholarships. The number and amount of scholarships will vary by year.

Spears Scholar Leader Program Admisson Requirements

Admission into the Spears Scholar Leaders Program is highly selective and competitive. Selection is based on a balance of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and demonstrated leadership abilities.

Incoming freshmen requirements: minimum ACT score of 25, minimum 3.2 high school GPA, leadership experience and participation in extracurricular activities and a desire to participate in Scholar Leaders Program activities. Renewal is contingent upon active participation in the Scholar Leaders programs and maintaining a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA.

Your Oklahoma State University application acts as your scholar leader application as well. No additional information is required unless contacted by the selection committee.

About the Program
The Spears School of Business is proud to offer the Spears Scholar Leaders Program to a limited number of exceptional students each year. The Scholar Leaders Program is personally overseen by the Spears School associate dean for undergraduate programs. Students admitted into this program receive some financial support throughout four years of their enrollment as full-time business students. Scholar Leaders are involved in a series of educational experiences and extracurricular activities aimed at providing opportunities to stretch the students’ academic abilities and at developing future business leaders through activities beyond the traditional classroom setting.

President’s Distinguished Scholarships

A President’s Distinguished Scholarship (PDS) is one of the most prestigious undergraduate scholarships at Oklahoma State University. Recipients must possess outstanding academic credentials and strong leadership capabilities. Each PDS awards $2,200 every year for four years. Students must continue to meet the academic standards for the PDS program while at OSU to retain the scholarship.

Baugh, Russell and Florence Scholarship*

Amount: One half of tuition and fees
Criteria: Economics major, graduate of an Oklahoma high school, 3.2+ GPA, ACT 24-26, leadership
(Can be renewed to cover a total of four years if the recipient maintains the above criteria.)

Boggs, James and Jimmea Lea Scholarship*

Amount: half the cost of tuition and fees
Criteria: Oklahoma high school grad, 3.2 GPA, ACT score of 24-26, leadership
(Can be renewed to cover a total of four years if the recipient maintains the above criteria.)

Chesapeake Rural Scholarship*

Amount: Freshman year $1000, Sophomore year $2000, Junior year $2500, Senior year $3000, and an additional $500 the final semester for each internship with Chesapeake completed
Criteria: Come from a hometown in Oklahoma with a population of 20,000 or fewer, 1st consideration to incoming freshmen from north central, northwestern, southeastern, or southwestern Oklahoma where Chesapeake Energy Corp. conducts business, 2.5+ GPA, need, participation, leadership, preference to students who received the scholarship the previous year and maintained a 3.0+ GPA
Incoming freshmen apply through their OSU application

Clark, Stephen C. Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable
Criteria: Part time or full time, preference to incoming freshmen

ConocoPhillips Freshman Incentive Scholarship

Amount: Variable
Number: Variable
  • Students must complete the scholarship application attached to the OSU Admissions application, select “ Business” as their college and “MSIS” as their degree on their admissions application.
  • Multiple awards are given each year – all applying Freshman are eligible for consideration.
  • Minimum ACT score of 27
  • Minimum 3.2 High School GPA
  • For renewal, student must remain an MSIS major at OSU and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

DECA Scholarship

Amount: $1000
Criteria: State officer in DECA in high school, business major, 3.0+ GPA, full-time student

Gibson, Fred and Janice Endowed Scholarship in Spears School of Business*

Amount: $7500
Criteria: 3.2+ high school GPA, need, leadership, community service (Can be renewed for a total of four years if the recipient maintains a 3.0+ GPA.)

Goetz, Gary and Becki Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable
Criteria: Full time or part time, non-traditional student, 1st preference to a female (Can be renewed for up to four additional years of undergraduate study, provided the recipient remains in good academic standing with the university.)

Horn, Merlyn and Opal Scholarship*

Amount: Variable
Criteria: academic achievement

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

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

Jeffery-Brown Scholarship

Amount: Variable
Criteria: minimum ACT score of 24 or 3.2 GPA, need, leadership

Loy, Kelly Clarkson Scholarship*

Amount: Variable
Criteria: 3.0 GPA
(Renewable if the GPA is maintained and the student remains in good standing with OSU.)

Moomau, Julia and Steven Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable
Criteria: Freshman, full-time, need, 3.5+ GPA, graduate of a high school in Dallas, Collin, Denton, or Tarrant County, Texas

National Merit Scholarship*

Amount: $1000 a year for 4 years
Criteria: National Merit Finalist

Rader, Bob and Judy Scholarship*

Amount: Variable
Criteria: Oklahoma resident, minimum 26 ACT or 3.5+ high school GPA, leadership, community service, high school honors and awards, and maintain an undergraduate 3.0+ GPA

(Can be renewed for up to four years as long as the recipient continues to progress toward a business degree and completes at least 24 credit hours per academic year with a GPA of at least 3.0.)

Robinson, Steven and Anne Endowed Scholarship*

Amount: Variable
Criteria: Full time freshman, ACT 24+ or SAT 1100+, need, top 10% of graduating high school class, leadership, community involvement, honors and awards,

(May be renewed for a period of four years provided the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater, completes at least 24 credit hours per academic year, and continues to pursue a business major.)

Starks, Walter L. Scholarship*

Amount: Variable
Criteria: Full time student, graduate of Stillwater High School, 3.0 GPA, leadership, financial need