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Academic Scholarships

Southwestern Oklahoma State University offers an array of different scholarships based upon students' academic achievements.

New Freshmen

All Oklahoma residents who are incoming freshmen and are fully admitted by the March 1st priority deadline will be automatically considered for freshmen scholarship awards.

Additional documents and information are needed only for those students applying for the:

  • Regents' Baccalaureate Scholarships - Oklahoma residents only
  • Regents' Academic Scholar Nominee Awards - Oklahoma residents only

Additional information is available at These top two prestigious scholarships are awarded to a select group of students, on the Weatherford campus only, who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Score a minimum of a 30 ACT composite or super score
  • National Merit Semifinalist or Commended Student

If you meet one of the criteria above, please complete the additional application instructions listed below by the March 1st deadline to be considered for these prestigious awards.

  • Complete the online admission application and submit ACT scores, a six- or seven-semester high school transcript and transcripts reflecting any college work completed or currently attempting.
  • Provide a brief resume, including experiences, honors and high school activities.
  • Type your response, not to exceed 500 words each, to these two questions:
  1. Describe the experience which has most influenced your life.
  2. How would a degree from SWOSU assist you in achieving your career goals?

Applicants must be fully admitted to SWOSU and all additional materials should be submitted by March 1st to the following address:

                       Student Financial Services
                       100 Campus Drive
                       Weatherford, OK  73096

The values of our different freshman scholarships are listed below. These may change annually depending upon scholarship funding availability and other institutional factors.

Regents' Academic Scholar Nomination

$3,200 a year + full tuition waiver each term + room/year (renewable)

Regents' Baccalaureate

Scholarship $3,500 a year + full tuition waiver each term + room/year (renewable)

Notices are sent out to students who qualify for freshman scholarships in March. Please note that students may only receive one academic honor listed above. Should a student qualify for two categories, the larger value award will be given.