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Clara Luper Scholarship

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The Clara Luper Scholarship Program demonstrates that access and opportunity are the critical components necessary for underserved students to realize the goal of a private college education. Scholars’ retention rates exceed national averages, and barriers presented by socioeconomic status are greatly reduced because of this program. Oklahoma City University is committed to student success.


The Clara Luper and American Indian Scholarship Programs present outstanding opportunities for academically accomplished and community service- orientated students from underrepresented areas. These scholarship programs embrace Oklahoma City University’s United Methodist tradition of scholarship and service by removing the primary barrier to a private education – cost. The Clara Luper and American Indian Scholarship Programs help provide a private college education to deserving students who may not otherwise have the opportunity.

The Clara Luper and American Indian Scholarships will replace any merit-based aid previously awarded. In 2013, the average Clara Luper or American Indian award was $18,000 annually. The Clara Luper and American Indian Scholarship, when combined with OCU talent-based and athletic scholarships, may not exceed the cost of full tuition. The award does not cover university fees.

These scholarships are renewable for four years by maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA and adhering to program guidelines.

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Who Can Apply? Applicants must:

  1. Enter Oklahoma City University as a first-time freshman during the fall semester following high school graduation
  2. Meet the university’s general admission standards. Students must either score a 22 ACT or 1020 SAT or must have a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top half of high school graduating class.

How to Apply?

  1. Complete and submit the university’s on-line application for admission, and print out and return the required supplemental information paper application including the required scholarship essay.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be accessed and completed at (Request a copy be sent to Oklahoma City University. Our FAFSA code is 003166.)
  3. Complete the university’s student data form, which can be accessed and completed at
  4. Submit all other financial aid documents as requested by the university’s financial aid office
  5. You must submit your application for admission and scholarship with the questions completed, as well as your completed FAFSA information. No application is considered without a completed FAFSA on file in admissions.

When to Apply?

Priority Deadline February 25, 2014 | Application Deadline March 1, 2014