Institutional Undergraduate Scholarships
Scholarship candidates are evaluated on a competitive basis. A number of factors are reviewed in selecting a student to receive an award. For new entering students, of prime importance are the student’s academic record and the results of national testing programs. Candidates for federal aid programs are evaluated based on financial need, as determined by the FAFSA.
Available only to full-time undergraduate students. (12 or more credit hours per semester)
TU Scholarships and grants, unless specifically stated, may be applied only toward tuition for full time, first, degree seeking students. Unless otherwise noted, the amount(s) listed on the Award Notice are yearly awards with one-half applicable to the fall semester and one-half to the spring semester. The single exception is the Federal Work-Study Program, which is received in bi-weekly paychecks as earned. Since a student must earn the Work-Study award, this amount is not available for bill payment at the beginning of the semester.
University scholarships credit to the student's account no earlier than the first day of class each semester. These awards are made possible from general funds budgeted each year with approval of The University of Tulsa Board of Trustees.
Presidential Scholarship-The TU Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious academic merit award given by the university. The award is based on a number of factors, including exceptional performance in rigorous college preparatory curriculum, ACT/SAT scores, and demonstrated leadership, and/or service. The Presidential Scholarship Program recognizes scholars who will make a difference in the world. Awarded for 8 consecutive undergraduate semesters (excluding summers) with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year. *Limited number awarded. Please see "Other Scholarship Awards" to see how outside scholarships will affect this award.
TU Academic Scholarship-Awarded for eight semesters with a 3.0 cumulative gpa.
Supplemental Scholarship-Awarded for eight semesters with a 2.5 cumulative gpa.
Provost Scholarship-Awarded for eight semesters with a 3.0 cumulative gpa requirement for renewal.
Dean's Scholarship-Awarded for eight semesters with a 3.0 cumulative gpa requirement for renewal.
International Baccalaureate Scholarship Award-Given to students based on earning an International Baccalaureate diploma. Awarded for eight semesters with a 3.0 cumulative gpa.
International Leadership Scholarship - Awarded for eight semesters with a 2.5 cumulative gpa.
Presbyterian Leadership Award-Based upon recommendation from a Presbyterian Minister in specific churches. Scholarship renewal is contingent on active participation in Presbyterian leadership program on campus. Awarded for eight semesters with a cumulative 2.5 gpa.
Dependent of Presbyterian Ministers Grant-Must be a dependent of a Presbyterian Minister and be eligible to be claimed on parent's most recent federal tax return. Awarded for eight semesters with a cumulative 2.0 gpa.
Honors Program Scholarship-Award available to new freshmen based on exceptional performance in high school, ACT or SAT scores, and Honors Program application essay. Participation in Honors Program course work is mandatory.
Alumni Grant-Awarded to new undergraduate students based on at least one parent or grandparent with a degree from TU. Awarded for 1st undergraduate degree.
Sibling Grant-This grant is available to entering students who currently have a sibling attending TU. Awarded for eight semesters with a cumulative 2.0 gpa.
Transfer TU Academic Scholarship-Awarded to new transfer students, based on exceptional performance in previous college coursework. Must have at least 48 transferable hours and a 3.25 cumulative gpa. Renewable with a 3.0 cumulative gpa. May receive for six semesters if student enters as a sophomore or four semesters if student enters as a junior. Students receiving this award are not eligible for the TCC Honors Student Scholarship or the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.
TCCTA Tulsa Achieves-Awarded to new students graduating from TCC. Must have a 3.0 gpa at TCC. Renewed with a 2.5 cumulative gpa as long as the student continues full time enrollment at TU. Students receiving this award are not eligible for the Transfer TU Academic Scholarship or the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.
TCC Honors Graduate Scholarship-Awarded to new AA or AS degree candidates graduating from TCC's honors program. Must have a 3.5 gpa at TCC. Award may be given provisionally - must have required hours and gpa by start of fall 2015. Awarded with a 3.0 cumulative gpa for four semesters as long as the student continues full-time enrollment at TU. The scholarship is forfeited upon withdrawal or dismissal. Students receiving this award are not eligible for the Transfer TU Academic or the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship-Awarded to new transfer students who were members of Phi Theta Kappa at two year schools. Must have a 3.5 gpa and at least 48 hours of transferable credit. Renewable with a 3.0 cumulative gpa for six semesters if students enters as a sophomore or four semesters if students enters as a junior. Students receiving this award are not eligible for the Transfer TU Academic Scholarship or the TCC Honors Graduate Scholarship.
Vision Scholarship-Awarded for eight semesters with a cumulative 3.0 gpa.
Performance, Talent, and Athletic Scholarships-Scholarships awarded on the basis of merit and demonstrated talent. Awarded by departments through an audition or evaluation of performance. Renewable by department's guidelines.
Endowed and Supported Scholarships-These awards are made possible by the annual earnings of restricted gifts invested with The University of Tulsa's endowment funds or by gifts given to The University of Tulsa by corporations, foundations, and friends of the University. Most of these awarded are used to underwrite university grants and university scholarships.
Law and Graduate-Students receiving scholarships, stipends, or assistantships should contact the respective college for information and renewal of awards.
*Other Scholarship Awards-Funds from sources outside the university will credit to the student's account no earlier than the first day of class each semester upon receipt of the funds. If outside scholarships received, combined with TU scholarship funds, exceed the student's basic charges of TU tuition and TU room and board, we reserve the right to adjust your TU funded awards. It is necessary to report to the Office of Student Financial Services any change in circumstances, including outside scholarship awards not considered in the offer of assistance. By law, the Office of Student Financial Services must make adjustments to prevent or correct "over awards" that may result from the receipt of these outside sources of financial assistance. Adjustments will be in both gift aid (grants/scholarships) and self-help aid (work/loans).
Important: If you are a student athlete you must meet with The University of Tulsa Athletic Compliance Office. There are NCAA rules that may impact the renewal of your TU academic scholarship based on your gpa.
Scholarship policies are reviewed annually and are subject to change from year to year. University policy may prohibit academic scholarship awards to exceed the cost of tuition. The University reserves the right to use outside sources of scholarships in determining if academic scholarships exceed the cost of tuition.