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:
After all federal and state grants have been applied, the American Indian Scholarship includes:
To apply, please visit www.okcu.edu/americanindian. 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.