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More than $1 million in scholarships available for incoming OCU business students

OCU Meinders School of Business

OKLAHOMA CITY – Leaders at Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business have found themselves in a unique position – one that could be advantageous for high school seniors across the state and region.

Thanks to some recent generous donations, the positive performance of the stock market and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on higher education application trends, Oklahoma City University has a substantial sum of scholarship money available for undergraduate business students enrolling for the fall 2021 semester: More than $1 million.

“We have several scholarships available that will cover full tuition for four years of undergraduate study at our business school, as well as several other partial-tuition scholarships,” said Steven Agee, dean of OCU’s Meinders School of Business for the past 11 years. “This is caused by a one-time-only confluence of events, and our future students would be the beneficiaries.”

OCU typically fills all of its business scholarship slots, but the recent creation of a scholarship in the name of Agee – who will step down as dean at the end of June to focus on teaching at Meinders – has created several additional openings. Full-tuition scholarships in the name of the business school’s namesake, Oklahoma City businessman and philanthropist Herman Meinders, also are available.

Agee said education industry trends point to many high school seniors delaying their college decision during the COVID-19 era. This, combined with OCU’s scholarship availability in the business school, could be a boon to students looking to start college in the fall, he said.

“I would encourage students who haven’t decided where they want to attend college, or who aren’t receiving a great deal of scholarship money, to submit their application as soon as they can,” Agee said. “An OCU business degree can help position students for great success in the world – especially when some or all of your tuition is taken care of.”

Business scholarships at OCU may require that students meet certain academic standards, but since the undergraduate application to the university doubles as a scholarship application, students need only to submit their application to learn what types of scholarships they may qualify for.

The Meinders School of Business provides students a broad-based view of business and management and allows learners to hone in on an area of focus from disciplines including accounting, business administration, economics, finance and marketing.

More information about the Meinders school, including scholarships and application details, is available here.


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