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2021-22 Scholarships and Waivers

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At Southeastern, we believe supporting a well-funded scholarship program is one way to demonstrate our commitment to students and their families. We’ve been helping students for many years, and we are committed to helping you find the resources needed to successfully complete your degree.

Southeastern offers many scholarships to help you finance your education. A scholarship is a financial award given to a student on the basis of academic achievement and promise. Many are awarded based on merit and on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, some also take into account financial need. We recommend you apply as early as possible. While scholarships do not have to be repaid, most require full-time enrollment (minimum 12 hours per semester) and have academic progress requirements that must be maintained.

The 2021-2022 scholarship application is open. To apply for a scholarship, you must be admitted to Southeastern. Award notifications are sent to the student’s Southeastern email. Applications received after the listed dates may not be considered for all scholarship programs and will be considered only if funds remain available. Scholarship applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

General Scholarship Application

If your admission is complete follow the instructions below. If your admission is not complete, contact the Admissions Office at 580.745.2060.

  • Step 1 –  Click Here, to SIGN-UP for a scholarship portal account.  Enter your SE student email address and create a NEW PASSWORD for the scholarship portal. Your SE email address will be provided in your letter of acceptance.
  • Step 2 –  Log in to SE Student email account. Open the email from SE Scholarships and click the confirmation link.
  • Step 3 –  Clicking the confirmation link will take you directly to the scholarship application page.  You are now ready to complete the online General Scholarship Application.
New Freshman Scholarships and Waivers Open Close

Note: The priority deadline for submitting the General Scholarship Application is March 1*. Remember, to be considered for any scholarship, students must already be admitted to Southeastern by the scholarship deadline.

Automatic Academic Excellence Scholarship A tuition waiver of $1,000 per semester, renewable for 8 semesters is awarded to students with an ACT composite of 23 or SAT of 1130 or higher. No application is necessary. Maintain a 3.0 GPA for retention.

Automatic Stronger Storm A tuition waiver of $750/semester per semester, for 2 semesters, is awarded to students with an ACT composite of 22 or lower (SAT score of 1100 or lower) OR no ACT score.  No application necessary.

Foundation Scholarships Variable cash scholarships based on academic ability, financial need, leadership skills, character of candidate, and other requirements are awarded to students through the General Scholarship Application online.

President’s Leadership Class The President’s Leadership Class (PLC), is one of Southeastern’s premier scholarship programs for new freshmen.  A tuition waiver of $1,250 per semester, renewable for 8 semesters, is awarded to students with an ACT composite of 20 or SAT of 1030 or higher, have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and who demonstrate outstanding leadership in extracurricular activities and involvement in the community. Complete the General Scholarship Application and the supplemental PLC Application and participate in the Scholarship Competition Weekend. For more information, contact the Vice President of Student Affairs office.

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Honors Program Scholarships** As an academic program, the Honors Program provides financial support to nearly all of its students, ranging from $2,000 to the full cost of attendance. Most awards are renewable for up to 8 semesters. Admission to the Honors Program is highly selective; applicants must have an ACT composite of 25 or higher (or SAT equivalent), and complete the General Scholarship Application and the Honors Program Application, and participate in the Scholarship Competition Weekend.

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Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) Academic Scholar is a full tuition waiver and cash scholarships with awards from $1,000 to $2,000 per semester, renewable for 8 semesters that are awarded to students in the 99.5th percentile of the ACT or SAT or with an ACT composite of 30 or equivalent SAT score or higher or have a high school GPA of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale and either are in the top 4% of their class or rank 1st or 2nd in their graduating class. Note: To apply, complete the Honors Program Application and participate in the Scholarship Competition Weekend.

OSRHE Regional University Scholar A full tuition waiver and cash scholarship of $1,500 per semester, renewable for 8 semesters, is awarded to students with an ACT composite of 30 or higher. Note: To apply, complete the Honors Program Application and participate in the Scholarship Competition Weekend.

NOTE: Tuition waiver programs are available to Oklahoma residents only. To be considered an Oklahoma resident, you/your parents must have lived in Oklahoma continuously for the last 12 months for reasons other than education. The tuition waiver scholarships listed are not stackable and are competitive.

*Applications received after these dates may not be considered for all scholarship programs and will be considered only if funds remain available. For all scholarships, students must maintain full-time enrollment (12 hours/semester) and maintain a 2.5 GPA or as required by award. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

**Must maintain full-time enrollment (12 hours), maintain 3.0 GPA, and participate in Honors’ activities.

New Transfer Student Scholarships and Waivers Open Close

Note: Deadlines are November 15* for spring scholarships and March 1* for fall scholarships. To be considered for scholarships, students must be admitted to Southeastern by the scholarship deadline. 

(New) Automatic Tuition Waiver Scholarship Tier 1 A tuition waiver of $1,000 per semester, renewable for 4 semesters is awarded to first-time Southeastern students who hold an Associates of Arts or Associates of Science degree with a minimum 3.0 transfer GPA and are Oklahoma residents. No application necessary. Maintain a 3.0 GPA and full-time status to renew.

(New) Automatic Tuition Waiver Scholarship Tier 2 A tuition waiver of $500, for 2 semesters is awarded to first-time Southeastern students who hold an Associates of Arts or Associates of Science degree with a minimum 2.0 transfer GPA and are Oklahoma residents. No application necessary.

Foundation Scholarships Variable cash scholarships based on academic ability, financial need, leadership skills, character of candidate, and/or additional requirements for each scholarship. To apply, complete the General Scholarship Application online.

NOTE: Tuition waiver programs are available to Oklahoma residents only. To be considered an Oklahoma resident, you/your parents must have lived in Oklahoma continuously for the last 12 months for reasons other than education. The tuition waiver scholarships listed are not stackable and are competitive.

*Applications received after these dates may not be considered for all scholarship programs and will be considered only if funds remain available. For all scholarships, students must maintain full-time enrollment (12 hours/semester) and maintain a 2.5 GPA or as required by award. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

**Must maintain full-time enrollment (12 hours), maintain 3.0 GPA, and participate in Honors’ activities.

Current SE Student Scholarship Opportunities Open Close

Current students will continue to be considered for University scholarships by applying through the General Scholarship Application online. Priority deadline is March 1.

Out-of-State Scholarships and Waivers Open Close

All out-of-state students, both undergraduate and graduate, will receive a 100% out-of-state non-resident tuition waiver each semester while eligible to enroll at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The out of state non-resident tuition waiver is available for any semester (Fall, Spring or Summer). No application is necessary to receive the waiver. In-State/Resident tuition and fees still apply.

These great awards are listed above, but are also available for non-Oklahoma residents.

  • Foundation Scholarships
  • President’s Leadership Class Scholarships (for entering freshmen)
  • Honors Program Scholarships** (for entering freshmen)
Other Scholarship Links Open Close

Find state, federal, & career scholarship links.  Locate scholarship tips, database, and more.  Remember to check with your local bank/credit union, community organizations, and more.

Other Scholarship Links

Contact Us

Susan Trombley
Scholarship Coordinator
Phone: 580.745.3212
Email: SEscholarships@se.edu