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Scholarships and Aid

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and its academic departments award more than $1.4 million in scholarships to incoming freshmen, transfer students and continuing students enrolled in the college.

When awarding scholarships, CASNR looks at several areas of a student’s background including (but not limited to): scholastic standing in high school or college; leadership qualities; financial need; and sincere interest in the various CASNR disciplines.

In addition to the college and departmental level, scholarships are also offered at the university level. College and departmental level scholarships can be combined with university level awards.

  • University Level
    Students from all majors are considered for University scholarships.
  • College Level
    All students who have selected a major within CASNR are eligible for consideration.
  • Departmental Level
    CASNR has nine academic departments. Some departments award scholarships to students whose major is housed within the specific department.

 

To learn more about our scholarships and the application process at OSU and CASNR, please choose the appropriate link below:

Prospective Freshmen or Transfer Students

Prospective freshmen and transfer students interested in majors within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) are eligible to compete for three levels of scholarships:

  1. University-wide scholarships
  2. CASNR scholarships
  3. Departmental scholarships

 

How to Apply
To compete for these scholarships prospective freshmen and transfer students need to complete an Admissions Application.

When should you apply?
For the summer or fall entry term, apply by November 1 to receive early scholarship and financial aid notification and to compete for the highest level academic awards. You must submit all application materials by February 1 for full scholarship consideration.

For the spring entry term, all application materials must be submitted by October 15 for priority consideration. Materials will be accepted through the Friday before the first day of spring semester classes for final consideration.

How will I be notified about an award?
Each unit is responsible for contacting students about their scholarship. Most often, students are only contacted if they are awarded a scholarship. Students may use their O-key account to login to their Student Information System (SIS) to view awards.

Tips for assuring your application gets sent to the college and major in which you are interested:
All students, despite their major interest, who complete the OSU Admission Application will be eligible to compete for University-wide scholarships including tuition wavier scholarships, President's Leadership Council Scholarships and numerous other scholarships.

To ensure a student is considered for scholarships from CASNR and it's departments, he or she needs to choose a program of study (major) that is offered through CASNR.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities for Incoming Freshmen

McKnight Leader Scholars
The McKnight Leaders Scholars program recruits students from rural communities, outside Oklahoma, to attend OSU. The program includes a renewable waiver of out-of-state tuition fees, $10,000 in scholarships over two years, and opportunities to develop leadership skills through exclusive courses and seminars. For additional information about the program, visit mcknightscholars.com.

Current/Continuing Students

Current/continuing students enrolled in the CASNR are eligible to compete for three levels of scholarships:

  1. University-wide scholarships
  2. CASNR scholarships
  3. Departmental scholarships

 

How to Apply
University-wide scholarships
Information regarding university-wide scholarships can be found on the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid website.

CASNR and Departmental Scholarships
College-level and departmental scholarships in CASNR use a common online scholarship application.

Click here to access the CASNR Continuing Student Scholarship Application.

When should you apply?

Applications are due by January 15 for the following academic year. Most scholarship selections are made by mid-March.

How will I be notified about an award?
Each unit is responsible for contacting students about their awards. Most often, students are only contacted if they are awarded a scholarship.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities for Current/Continuing Students

Additional scholarship opportunities for current/continuing students are posted on the CASNR Applications page, casnr.okstate.edu/applications.

Financial Aid

Explore the Scholarships and Financial Aid home page to learn more about University-wide scholarship opportunities and the financial aid process at OSU. This office is located in the Student Union, Room 119, and may be reached by phone at 405.744.6604.