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Oklahoma City University’s American Indian Scholarship is offered to deserving students who are members of a recognized tribe/nation or have a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood and who demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  OCU American Indian scholars actively participate in community service both on and off campus.  While the standards of the program remain highly demanding, Native scholars mature in leadership roles and graduate with impressive resumes reflecting their academic excellence and active service in their community.

The Oklahoma Indian Mission Conference (OIMC), comprised of 89 United Methodist churches in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas, represents the largest concentration of Native American United Methodists in the U.S. The historic Indian Missionary Conference was started by Cherokee, Creek and Choctaw tribes in 1844 and continues today.  As a result, OCU is uniquely positioned, given its history and mission, small classes, individual attention and caring faculty and staff, to serve American Indian students.


Applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time, first-time freshman during the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.
  • Achieve an ACT score of 24 or higher, or an SAT score of at least 1110 (excluding writing portion), and have a minimum GPA of 3.25 at the time of application.
  • By March 1, 2015, applicants must be admitted to OCU, have completed the American Indian Scholarship Application, as well as completed and submitted the Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA).
  • American Indian students must also provide documentation of tribal membership and/or Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood.


After all federal and state grants have been applied, the American Indian Scholarship includes:

  • The remaining tuition up to the block pricing structure of 12-16 credit hours
  • Standard room
  • Standard meal plan (Plan D)


To apply, please visit For more information about the application and awarding process, please contact Student Financial Services at (405) 208-5211. For more information about the program, please contact Student Engagement, Inclusion and Multicultural Programs at (405) 208-5171.