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ECU Scholarship Opportunities

Use the links below to open a PDF document in a new browser window. The document gives information about each scholarship or waiver, and the criteria for consideration. 

East Central University Academic (Oklahoma Residents) & Foundation Scholarship Application

Incoming Oklahoma resident freshmen can use this form to apply for the following scholarships:

Oklahoma Academic (Automatic Qualifier) -- National ACT 33 or above with a cut score of 134 or above)
Full Tuition waiver, semi-private room waiver ($950) and $2000 per semester for four years.

Regent Baccalaureate (National ACT 30 and have above a 3.0 GPA)
Full tuition waiver, semi-private room waiver ($950) and $1500 per semester for four years.  15 available.

Oklahoma Academic (Institutional Nominee with a National ACT 30 or if less than an ACT 30 have above or a 3.8 GPA or above and in the top 4% of their graduating class or a 3.8 GPA or above and first or second in their graduation class.
Full Tuition waiver, semi-private room waiver ($950), book voucher (amount determined by the ECU Foundation) and $1000 per semester for four years.  5 available. 

Presidential Plus
(ACT 28 or above and 3.0 GPA)
Full Tuition waiver and semi-private room waiver ($950) per semester for four years.

President's Leadership Class (ACT 22 or above and 3.3 GPA)
The PLC program includes a full tuition waiver and residence hall room waiver ($950) for four years for full-time PLC students who maintain an overall 3.0 GPA. A one-semester credit course on leadership is required.  Read more about this opportunity and the 2011 class here.
PLC Scholarship Application (pdf)

Presidential with Room (ACT 26 or 27 and 3.0 GPA)
$1600 per year ($800 per semester) tuition waiver and semi-private room waiver ($950) per semester for four years.

Presidential (ACT 25 and 3.0 GPA)
$1600 per year ($800 per semester) tuition waiver for four years.

Deans (ACT 23 or 24 and 3.0 GPA)
$1000 per year ($500 per semester) tuition waiver for one year (must re-apply for a Continuing Student Scholarship after the first year.)

University (ACT 21 or 22 and 3.0 GPA)
$750 per year ($375 per semester) tuition waiver for one year (must re-apply for a Continuing Student Scholarship after the first year.)

Room Waiver (ACT 26 or above)
$881 semi-private room waiver per semester for four years
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Transfer Oklahoma resident students can also use this form to apply for the following scholarships:

  • Presidential
  • Deans
  • Transfer Scholarship (equivalent to University)

ECU Non-Resident Waiver Application

This waiver is available to incoming freshmen, transfer students as well as continuing students.  Students MUST live in campus housing to utilize this waiver.

Non-Resident (not a Oklahoma Resident) Student must be admissible to the University, live in campus housing and be enrolled as a full time student. (Full time is 12 hours or more per semester.)
Full waiver of Non-Resident tuition (Students will continue to receive this waiver as long as they maintain a 2.0 retention GPA and live in campus housing. 

Students will be exempt from living in campus housing for the following reasons:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Married
  • Have children
  • Extenuating Circumstances -- must submit reasons in writing to the Dean of Students.

Note: All fees and meal plans are not included with tuition or room waivers.

The room waiver is equivalent to a semi-private room rate ($848 per semester for this academic year) in our lowest cost residence halls (ex. Briles, Pesagi and Pontotoc Halls) on the campus of ECU.

To continue receiving the four-year scholarship, a student must meet the minimum retention GPA required each year.

To continue receiving the one-year scholarship, a student must re-apply annually.

All scholarships are not automatic and are awarded based on the availability of funds.

Tuition, Fees, Books, Room and Board may increase each academic year.

East Central University Foundation, Inc.

Many scholarships are awarded through the ECU Foundation. Please visit the Foundation pages for more information about all the scholarship options available.

ECU Alumni Association Scholarship

For juniors/seniors with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and 60 completed hours.  Applications are due by March 1st.

ECU Legacy Scholarship

For first semester freshmen who have a parent, grandparent or legal guardian that graduated from ECU and is a current dues paying member of the ECU Alumni Association. 
Applications are due by March 1st.

 

Some academic departments also have scholarships available to students majoring in a particular subject area.  Please visit the department homepage for your prospective major for more information.

 For more information on the Alumni Scholarships please contact the Alumni Office at 580-559-5651.

For information on the Foundation Scholarships please contact the ECU Foundation, Inc. 580-559-5655.