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The Kramer Way Scholarship


The Kramer Way Scholarship is a gift by an anonymous donor which will provide $400,000 for ten new BSN students who are eligible to enroll immediately in NURS courses and $90,000 for six new MSN students over a two-year period starting in fall 2019. After all federal and state grants have been applied, the Kramer Way Scholarship may be applied to a student's remaining tuition. These awards may be for a maximum of two years per student.

RN-BSN students are not eligible for the scholarship. No university or school fees, books from the campus bookstore, nor housing scholarships will be covered by the Kramer Way Scholarship. Federal and state grants, outside scholarships, loans, and personal payments can be used to cover the cost of university fees.


To be considered for the Kramer Way Scholarship:

  1. Applicants must be accepted into the BSN or MSN program.
  2. Applicants must have a minimum of a cumulative 3.0 GPA at time of application.
  3. Applicants must provide a 500-word written essay demonstrating evidence of the Kramer Way (caring, kindness, and respect) in their lives.
  4. Applicants must provide two references who can support evidence of the Kramer Way in the applicant.
  5. Applicants must have completed and submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • The FAFSA can be accessed starting October 1, and completed online at
    • Include Oklahoma City University's federal code (003166) on the application.
    • Oklahoma residents are urged to submit the FAFSA no later than December 1 to ensure maximum eligibility determination for state grants.

Decisions on scholarship recipients will be made by the Deans with input from faculty and program specialists. Preference is given to Oklahoma students. Applicants who do not have all application materials submitted by June 30 for the fall semester or November 30 for the spring semester will not be considered for the scholarship until the following cycle.

Students receiving the Kramer Way Scholarship will be required to meet the following expectations:

  1. A letter of thanks written to the Anonymous Foundation C/O Foundation Management, Inc.
  2. Behavior exemplifying the Kramer Way
  3. Maintenance of a minimum GPA of 2.5 for the BSN and 3.0 for the MSN student throughout the program
  4. Employment as a Registered Nurse in the state of Oklahoma for a period of two years following graduation.

How to Apply

To complete your application you must complete the Kramer Way Scholarship Application, including:

  • A 500-word essay addressing the following topic: Describe the role the attributes of caring, kindness, and respect has played in your life. Please be specific and give examples.
  • Names and contact information of two references who can support your essay.

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