As graduation draws near in Tulsa every year, four students in each high school receive a most wonderful gift. They are given the distinctive opportunity to attend TU.
Based on their academic merit and the promise of succeeding at TU, each student is awarded a generous $6,000 scholarship from the Mervin Bovaird Foundation.
The foundation, created in 1955 by Mabel W. Bovaird after the death of her late husband, Mervin, a principal at Bovaird Supply Company, wants to ensure that the best and brightest students in Tulsa can continue their higher education here at TU. With an astounding 50 scholarships offered, the foundation puts going to the university within the reach of as many students as possible.
The Bovaird Foundation's philanthropy has extended across decades at TU, each time generously helping various areas in need, including the law school, the legal clinic, the Collins College of Business and Gilcrease Museum.