Wimberly School of Religion  
Bishop's Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Students who seek the Bishop’s Scholar Award must fulfill the eligibility requirements and complete the application process. The applications/recommendations for the Award made by the Senior Pastor of the student's church must be mailed before December 15. The student will be asked to provide a personal written statement of qualifications, accomplishments, talents and desire for full time service in the United Methodist Church and provide academic recommendations from a high school counselor or teacher and a personal recommendation from a layperson in their local church.  Complete application should be mailed to the vice president of University-Church Relations, Rev. Maggie Ball and must be received before January 15. The Bishop's scholarship award is for 100% tuition.

Applicants must:

  • Be a high school senior who is enrolling at OCU as a first-year student;
  • Meet the admission standards of the university;
  • Have a 3.0 or higher grade-point average (in core curriculum classes only);
  • Hold membership in a UM church;
  • Be recommended by their senior pastor;
  • Be a full-time student at OCU who intends to pursue a career in Christian service in The United Methodist Church and major in one of the degree programs of the Wimberly School of Religion; and
  • Plan to live in university housing facilities all four years.

For more information about the Bishop’s Scholar program and United Methodist scholarships, visit the Office of Church Relations Website or contact OCU’s United Methodist specialist in admissions, Kendall Weimer, kweimer@okcu.edu, 405-208-5328.

Dean's Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

The Dean's scholarship award is for 80% tuition.

  • Maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average;
  • Continue your commitment to a full-time vocation in the United Methodist Church;
  • Continue a course of study in the Wimberly School of Religion; and
  • Be active in and provide leadership for the campus Religious Life Programs

School of Religion Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • Maintain a 2.5 Grade Point Average;
  • Continue your commitment to a full-time vocation in the United Methodist Church;
  • Continue a course of study in the Wimberly School of Religion; and
  • Be active in and provide leadership for campus Religious Life Programs