Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship

Thanks to the generous support of our friends and alumni, the Department of Political Science is able to award several scholarships recognizing the top undergraduate students enrolled as political science majors at OSU Stillwater and OSU Tulsa.  The amount and availability of each scholarship may vary by year, so please contact scholarships.polsci@okstate.edu for the most up-to-date information.

A basic description of each scholarship, including eligility requirements, is listed below.  

The A.R. Larason President’s Distinguished Scholarship

The Raymond & Afaaf Habiby Scholarship

The Paul Matthews Scholarship

The Harold V. Sare Scholarship

The Franz Von Sauer Scholarship

The Paul Bohannon Scholarship

The Guy R. Donnell Scholarship

The Dianne and Stanley Sheldon Scholarship

The Scholarship Selection Committee is composed of faculty members from the Department of Political Science representing a variety of fields of study. In order to be competitive, students must demonstrate to the committee that they excel in one or more of the areas listed below:

  • Scholarship: academic record including, GPA, awards (e.g., honor roll), previous or current scholarship awards, scholarly research, honors college involvement, or other tangible signs of academic achievement
  • Leadership and Service: experience helping run or contributing to campus organizations (offices, committees, contributions to the growth or excellence of student organizations) or living groups involvement (office, honors, or service), or any activities that benefit members of the campus, the community, or society in general
  • Special merit: activities that bring distinction to the University (national offices, honors including athletic involvement, other designations that call positive attention to Oklahoma State University), or personal growth and determination (obstacles overcome in pursuit of degree, extenuating circumstances, etc.)

Students interested in applying should click here for more information. 

* Given that the deadline falls close to the beginning of the Spring semester, we strongly encourage students to begin their applications and contact their letter writers before the winter break.

All scholarship award winners must attend the College of Arts and Sciences' A&S Scholarship Appreciation Week. During this event, scholarship recipients learn more about their scholarship, write letters to the scholarship donors, and get a photo taken with the donor. Scholarship recipients will receive more details about the A&S Scholarship Appreciation Week in their award letters.