Multicultural Student Affairs  
Clara Luper Scholarship

List of all current scholars

This Oklahoma City University scholarship program honors the legacy of Oklahoma City civil rights leader Clara Luper by providing a private college education to deserving students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds who demonstrate financial need.  In addition to maintaining high academic performance, community service activities are an integral part of this highly competitive scholarship program demonstrating the United Methodist tradition of leadership in scholarship and community.

Clara Luper served as a school teacher in Oklahoma City as well as mentor to members of the NAACP Youth Council during its campaign to end segregation in Oklahoma City.  Her bold efforts, beginning in 1958, contributed to the desegregation of hundreds of restaurants, cafes, theaters, hotels, and churches.  OCU honors Luper’s legacy in its local history and mission, small classes, individual attention from caring faculty and staff, and emphasis on community service. While the standards of the program remain highly demanding, Luper scholars mature in leadership roles both on and off campus and graduate with impressive resumes reflecting their academic excellence and active service in their community.

  

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 high school GPA of 3.25 at the time of application.
  • By March 1, 2015, applicants must be admitted to OCU, have completed the Clara Luper Scholarship Application, as well as completed and submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

After all federal and state grants have been applied, the Clara Luper 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 www.okcu.edu/claraluper. If you have questions about the application and awarding process, please contact Student Financial Services at (405) 208-5211. For more information about the Clara Luper Scholarship Program, please contact Student Engagement, Inclusion and Multicultural Programs at (405) 208-5171.

 

OCU offers this prestigious program with gratitude to financial support from Devon Energy, attorney and philanthropist Mike Turpen, and individual community sponsors.

 

Clara Luper & American Indian Scholarships

Mandatory & Double Service Hours Events 2014-2015

Mandatory Events

Event                                                                      

Date

Location

 

   

OIMC Youth & Family Day (AIS)

February 14, 2015

Freede Wellness Center & Chapel (Campus)

NAS Powwow (AIS)

March 28, 2015

Freede Wellness Center

Clara Luper Corridor Cleanup (Luper)

April 11, 2015

TBA

Awards Ceremony (AIS & Luper)

April 2015

TBA

 

Monthly Meetings - Mandatory

 

     

March

March 2, 2015

5:00-7:00pm

Great Hall, University Center

April

April 6, 2015

5:00-7:00pm

Great Hall, University Center

Double Service Hours

Event                                                                      

Date

Location

NAS Pow Wow

March 28, 2015

Freede Wellness Center