Named Scholarships

Applying For or Establishing An Alumni Association Scholarship

The USAO Alumni Association oversees more than 90 scholarships established by the generosity of alumni and friends. USAO students will receive scholarship awards ranging from $400 to $1,500 for an academic year. Many times, the financial assistance helps students focus on what is important to them and to USAO -- their education.

Students wishing to apply for USAO Alumni Association scholarships must provide the necessary materials by the deadline stated on the scholarship application form. The form is available at the USAO Office of Alumni Development, Stevens Alumni House, or available for download here. This form is for all Alumni Association scholarships.

For those who wish to establish a scholarship, go here.

 

Named Scholarship Profiles

Alumni Association


Mo Gregg Anderson Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a USAO student in need of financial assistance to pursue an education. More

 


Ruth Gardner Ball Scholarship

This scholarship awarded to a sophomore or junior communication major who has at least 3.0 grade point average. More

 


Flavia Brown Bare Scholarship
Preference is given to a student in the arts and humanities who has a financial need. More

 


Dr. Kathleen Black  Scholarship

This scholarship awarded to a Native American woman, preferably an incoming freshman and can be renewed until she graduates. More

 


Kathryn Kniseley Bond Scholarship

Preference is to be given to a music major. More

 


Dr. Bonnie Bell Butler Buchanan Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a home economics major if there is a program. If there is not, it is  awarded on the basis of need, proven ability as evidenced by grades. The recipient must be single. More

 


Burruss Family Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship should be a student working his or her way through school, who is of good character. More
 


Zelma Ball Burruss Scholarship

The Zelma Ball Burruss Scholarship is based on need. More

 


Mildred Matthews Chambless Family Scholarship

Preference female, 35 years old or older, of any major. More

 


Class of 1961 Scholarship
Established by members of the OCW class of 1961, this scholarship is given to a woman in any major at USAO. More

 


Conover Sisters Scholarship
The scholarship was established by Mildred Conover Watson and Una Jo Conover Teter. Preference is given to USAO students who are female American Indian, preferably an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. More

 

Craig Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is to be awarded to a junior or senior taking a minimum of 15 hours, based on need. More

 


Dr. Brenda Stanfill Cranmer Scholarship

The scholarship is open to all USAO students and is based on need. More

 


Shirley Mitchell Duckwall Scholarship

This scholarship is for a student who wishes to be an elementary school teacher. More

 


Lorraine Wooster Eck Scholarship
The scholarship is designed for a music education major to be selected by the alumni scholarship committee or the Division of Arts and Humanities. More

 


Margaret A. Elliott Scholarship

Established by Dr. Virginia Roeder Wenger, this scholarship goes to a junior or senior who is outstanding in English and/or British Literature and poetry. More

 


Virginia Embree Scholarship
The family of Virginia Embree established this scholarship in honor of her memory for a female student. More

 


Kathryn Duncan Empie Scholarship

This scholarship is to be given to an Oklahoma student in the field of speech and language therapy. More

 


Loucile Bennett Evans Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a student majoring in art, picked by the head of the art department. If there is no longer an art department, a student in English or education shall receive the scholarship. More

 


Dr. Samuel W. Evans Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a junior or senior enrolled in the teacher education program. More

 


Fay Craddock Finley Scholarship

In loving memory of Fay, Mary Alice and Suzanne Jackson established this scholarship for a music major. More

 


Janis Marsh Fitzgerald Scholarship

This music scholarship was established by Dan Fitzgerald in memory of Janis who was a 1954 graduate. More

 


Barbara Faith Cunningham Forsythe Scholarship
The Barbara Faith Cunningham Forsythe Scholarship was established by her husband Homer to honor the 1961 OCW graduate. It is a tribute to her dedication and excellence as a teacher and for her inspiration to her students in their academic pursuits. More

 


Hazel Frost Scholarship
This scholarship is to be awarded to a home economics major. If there is no program. It is to be awarded on the basis of need. More

 


Irene Stephens Gibbons Scholarship

Mary Alice, daughter, and Suzanne Jackson, granddaughter, established this scholarship in loving memory of Irene. More

 

Annie Rebecca Minshew Gillis Scholarship

The estate of Lois Gillis Hall established this scholarship in memory of Ms. Hall’s mother. The scholarship is for a student majoring in English. More

 


Calvin Favorite Good Scholarship

This scholarship gives preference to a student majoring in English. More

 


Issac and Mary Good Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a student based on need. More

 


Jacob Calvin and Belle Leonard Good Scholarship

A student majoring in English is eligible for this scholarship. More

 


Leonard Phelps and Yoshie Good Scholarship
Preference will be given to English majors who plan to pursue graduate studies. More

 


Anne Jones Griffin Scholarship

Established in her daughter's memory, Jerri Jones intents that this scholarship go to an art, math or music education major. More

 


Lois Gillis Hall Scholarship

Established by Myrtle Stevens to honor this 1918 graduate and Hall of Fame recipient. The scholarship is for a student needing financial assistance. More

 


Dr. Edith Hammond Scholarship

This scholarship is unrestricted and honors the chemistry instructor. More

 


Ann Marie Hooper Harrison Scholarship

Established by the 1956 graduate and Hall of Fame recipient, Ann Marie Harrison, this scholarship will be awarded to students in the fine arts. More

 


Barbara Gardiner Hearon Scholarship

The scholarship is intended to assist a female junior or senior majoring in education. More

 


Dr. Jeane Porter Hester Scholarship

This scholarship is to assist a female student who might otherwise not be able to continue her education. More

 


Diana Wight Hill Scholarship
Established by Dr. Nancy Warden and friends to honor her memory, this scholarship is available to a junior or senior student needing financial assistance. More

 


Phyllis E. Hillery Scholarship
Wishing to help her alma mater, Phyllis established this scholarship for juniors or seniors. First preference is for a Native American. Secondary preference is for a biology or pre-physical therapy major. More

 


Lynda Hanna Holding Scholarship

Established by Sue Caldwell Smith, class of 1949, this scholarship is to be awarded to an elementary education major. More

 


Mark Walter Howery Scholarship

This scholarship is to be used for an American young man born of American parents, second or third year student in any discipline. More

 


Harold and Kay Jackson Scholarship

Chickasha business owners, Harold and Kay Jackson, established this scholarship to give to the community. The scholarship preference is for students majoring in education. More

 


Phyllis June O’Dell James Scholarship

Established by Francis Ellis Ziegler, the need based scholarship is intended to assist an early childhood education major. More

 


Marjorie Foncannon Johnson Scholarship

This scholarship is based on need. More

 


Dr. Venetta Bynum Kell Scholarship

In honor of Dr. Kell's educational career, Ann Kell established this unrestricted scholarship in her mother's memory. More

 


Danny and Todd Kelly Scholarship

In memory of her two sons, Oweda would like for this scholarship to go to someone who plans to graduate from USAO, who needs financial assistance, with no specifics, but with a dedication to God and country. More

 


Ella Belle Leonard Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for a student majoring in English. More

 


Dr. Anna Lewis Scholarship

Niece Winnidell Gravitt Wilson established this scholarship for a female student studying history or social studies. More

 


Barbara Crouch Lies Scholarship

This scholarship is designated for a voice or music education major. More

 


Bernadene Protzman Lovell Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a student majoring in early childhood or elementary education -- preferably someone from Caddo or Grady County. More

 


Loyal Daughters of OCW Scholarship
This scholarship is to be given to a senior student whose need is such that he/she cannot graduate without financial help. More

 


Marion Letha Milton Scholarship
Honoring a lifelong friendship prompted Bernardyne Vipperman to establish this scholarship for a Haileyville student wishing to attend USAO. More

 


Dr. Irene Mitchell Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Ellen Taliaferro in honor of Mitchell who taught history and English at OCW in 1962. The scholarship is for students who have high educational goals and who maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. More

 


Eileen Smith Mosley Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a junior or senior student needing financial assistance to complete his or her degree. More

 


Newman-Hill Scholarship
Mary Newman Fortenberry and Dorothy Hill Kerbow established this scholarship for a drama major. More

 


Merenda O’Bar - Memorial Scholarship

1967 graduate and Hall of Fame recipient, Angelina Merenda O’Bar and her husband Jesse established this scholarship for students enrolled in USAO’s early childhood program. Preference is given to students involved in USAO’s Student National Education Association (SNEA). More

 


OCLA Scholarship

Established by a group of OCLA alumni, the scholarship is given to students majoring in one of the fine arts or in social sciences. More

 


Patricia Cooper Percy

This scholarship is awarded on the basis of need. Preference given to a music major. More

 


Marguerite Martin Pinkston Scholarship

This scholarship is based on need. Preferably for a second year student. More

 


Oliver Bennett Powers Scholarship

The scholarship is to be given to a music education major needing financial assistance. More

 


Lauraleene Baxter Price Scholarship

Eligible students include any that can demonstrate financial need, with preference given to science majors. More

 


Kathryn Lois Quattlebaum Scholarship

This scholarship was established by her classmates and will provide help to a young woman who might not otherwise be afforded the opportunity of a quality education. More

 


Joan Hughes Rawlings Scholarship

Established by Dr. Virginia Wenger, this scholarship is available to assist an aspiring young student wanting to receive a college education at USAO and needing financial assistance. More

 


Mary Russell Scholarship

This scholarship is to be awarded to a home economics major. If there is no program is to be awarded on the basis of need. More

 


Betty Sanders Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship is someone struggling financially to receive an education. More

 


Cecil & Norma Lea Drake Sanderson Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor their alma mater for students having financial need. More

 


Ina Edmondson Schowengerdt Scholarship
This scholarship was established so that students with financial difficulties can realize the dream of going to college. More

 


Dr. Martha Shackleford Scholarship
The Martha Shackleford scholarship shall be presented to a junior or senior in the field of biological sciences. The selection shall be made by biological science faculty and alumni. Criteria considered will be grades, attitude and originality. More

 


Ed and Aleta Walker Smalley Scholarship
This scholarship is available to a young aspiring student who wants to go to college. More

 


Dr. Rose Marie Smith Scholarship
This award is for a junior or senior communication major. More

 


Sue Caldwell Smith Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Sue honoring her husband James Virgil Smith. Preference is given to science majors. More

 


Garland and Myrtle Stevens Scholarship
Preference is to be given a home economics student. If there is no program, it is to be awarded on the basis of need. More

 


Christina Satterfield Swanson Scholarship
This scholarship is designated for a student majoring in education and needing financial assistance in order to attain a degree. The scholarship is lovingly given by Christina’s daughters, Iona Hoopert and Anna Claire Kuchto. More

 


Dr. Clarice Tatman Scholarship
This scholarship is based on need. If given to a continuing student, grades will be considered. More

 


J. Harper and Mary Ellen Thomas Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to a deaf education or speech pathology major. More

 


Dr. Roy and Ruth Troutt Scholarship
A student wishing to obtain a college education, needing financial assistance and qualifying for admittance is eligible to be considered for this scholarship. More

 


Dr. Dorothy Tulloss Scholarship
The scholarship is to be given to a woman majoring in one of the arts, preferably music. More

 


David H. Vaughn Scholarship
Honoring their son, David Sr. and Sofia established this scholarship to assist students wishing to visit another country. More

 


Adda Mitchell Voigt Scholarship
This scholarship is to be awarded to a student majoring in elementary education. Preferably someone who grew up on a working farm. More

 


Fred Voigt Award for Excellence in Science
Established by daughter, Dr Virginia Roeder Wenger, the award will go to a junior or senior who is outstanding in science. More

 


Mary Frances Willis West Scholarship
The scholarship is to be awarded to someone who loves music, is a hard worker and just needs a little help. More

 


Nance Foules Wier Scholarship
This scholarship is to be awarded to a female student needing financial assistance. She must be a diligent student in creative writing or teaching English. More

 


Dr. Loyce J. Willett Scholarship
Preference is to be given to a physical education/health major. The scholarship is awarded the semester the student is to do student teaching. It is not to be awarded as an athletic scholarship. In the event that a physical education/health major no longer exists at USAO, the criteria will be redirected for this scholarship. More

 


J.O. and Thelma Ball Wood Scholarship
This scholarship is unrestricted. More

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