PLC Information

Eligibility Criteria (must meet one of the three)

  • ACT Score of 24 or Higher
  • Top 40% of Graduating Class
  • Exceptional Activities, Athletics, or Community Service

Scholarships and Benefits

  • $1,000 Scholarship/Stipend for the Freshman and Sophomore years.
  • Freshman year Residence Hall scholarship valued for the rate of a “regular” double-occupancy room.  This scholarship will cover the “regular” room cost per semester for the Freshman year.  It can be applied towards the cost of a private room or towards a room in Black Kettle Hall, but will only cover the regular portion of the room rate.
  • Early enrollment opportunity.
  • Opportunity to meet and learn from business and political leaders from the area, state and nation.

Class Makeup

  • Approximately 15 freshman students are selected each year.
  • Applications will be accepted September 1st through March 1st of the applicants senior year. (PLC Application)
  • Selection Committee and SWOSU President makes final selections after personal interviews.
  • Class selected by 1st week of May.

Class Format

  • Monthly meetings with SWOSU President.
  • Weekly class meetings that will constitute one credit hour per semester.
  • Trip to Oklahoma State Capitol during the Spring Semester for Legislative Session.
  • Dinner with donors at Governor's Mansion, during the Fall Semester.