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ECU Freshmen Scholarship Opportunities

East Central University Academic (Oklahoma Residents) & Foundation Scholarship Application  

Incoming resident freshmen can submit the application electronically by clicking on the link above to apply for Foundation Scholarships and the following Academic Scholarships:

Oklahoma Academic (Automatic Qualifier) -- National ACT 33 or above with a cut score of 134 or above)
Full Tuition waiver, semi-private room waiver ($1050) and $2000 per semester for four years.

Regent Baccalaureate (National ACT 30 and have above a 3.0 GPA)
Full tuition waiver, semi-private room waiver (
$1050) and $1500 per semester for four years.  15 available.

Oklahoma Academic (Institutional Nominee with a National ACT 30 or if less than an ACT 30 have above or a 3.8 GPA or above and in the top 4% of their graduating class or a 3.8 GPA or above and first or second in their graduation class.
Full Tuition waiver, semi-private room waiver (
$1050), book voucher (amount determined by the ECU Foundation) and $1000 per semester for four years.  5 available. 

Presidential Plus (ACT 28 or above and 3.0 GPA)
Full Tuition waiver and semi-private room waiver (
$1050) per semester for four years.

President's Leadership Class (ACT 22 or above and 3.3 GPA)
The PLC program includes a full tuition waiver and residence hall room waiver (
$1050) for four years for full-time PLC students who maintain an overall 3.0 GPA. A one-semester credit course on leadership is required.  Read more about this opportunity here.
PLC Scholarship Application   PDF File:  President's Leadership Club Scholarship Application

Presidential with Room (ACT 26 or 27 and 3.0 GPA)
$1600 per year ($800 per semester) tuition waiver and semi-private room waiver ($1050) per semester for four years.

Presidential (ACT 25 and 3.0 GPA)

$1600 per year ($800 per semester) tuition waiver for four years.

Deans (ACT 23 or 24 and 3.0 GPA)
$1000 per year ($500 per semester) tuition waiver for one year (must re-apply for a Continuing Student Scholarship after the first year.)

University (ACT 21 or 22 and 3.0 GPA)
$750 per year ($375 per semester) tuition waiver for one year (must re-apply for a Continuing Student Scholarship after the first year.)

Room Waiver (ACT 26 or above)
$1050 semi-private room waiver per semester for four years.

The room waiver is equivalent to a semi-private room rate ($1050 per semester for this academic year) in our lowest cost residence halls (ex. Briles, Pesagi and Pontotoc Halls) on the campus of ECU.

Note: All fees and meal plans are not included with tuition or room waivers.

To continue receiving the four-year scholarship, a student must meet the minimum cumulative GPA required each year.

To continue receiving the one-year scholarship, a student must re-apply annually.

All scholarships are not automatic and are awarded based on the availability of funds.

Tuition, Fees, Books, Room and Board may increase each academic year.

East Central University Foundation, Inc.

Many scholarships are awarded through the ECU Foundation. Please visit the Foundation pages for more information about all the scholarship options available.

Out of State and International Students

ECU Non-Resident Waiver Application     

Incoming students can submit the application electronically by clicking the link above to apply for the Non-Resident Waiver.

This full waiver of non-resident tuition is available to incoming freshmen, transfer students as well as continuing students.  Students MUST live in campus housing to utilize this waiver.

Non-Resident (not an Oklahoma resident) Student must be admissible to the University, live in campus housing and successfully complete 12 hours each semester. 

Students will continue to receive this waiver as long as they maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, successfully complete 12 hours each semester, and live in campus housing. 

Students will be exempt from living in campus housing for the following reasons:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Married
  • Have children
  • Extenuating Circumstances -- must submit reasons in writing to the Dean of Students.

Note: All fees and meal plans are not included with tuition or room waivers.

Transfer Students

East Central University Academic (Oklahoma Residents) & Foundation Scholarship Application

Transfer students can submit the application electronically by clicking the link above to apply for Foundation Scholarships and the following Academic Scholarships. Scholarships will be based on their Cumulative GPA, students must be Oklahoma residents and be transferring 24 credit hours or more to be eligible for these scholarships. 

  • Level 1 - 3.5 GPA or better, $1600 per year ($800 per semester) tuition waiver for two years.
  • Level 2 - 3.25-3.49 GPA, $1000 per year ($500 per semester) tuition waiver for one year (must re-apply for a Continuing Student Scholarship after the first year.)
  • Level 3 - 3.24-3.0 GPA, $750 per year ($375 per semester) tuition waiver for one year (must re-apply for a Continuing Student Scholarship after the first year.)

All scholarships are not automatic and are awarded based on the availability of funds.

Tuition, Fees, Books, Room and Board may increase each academic year.

East Central University Foundation, Inc.

Many scholarships are awarded through the ECU Foundation. Please visit the Foundation pages for more information about all the scholarship options available.

Current ECU Students

Current Student Scholarship Application

Current ECU students can submit the application electronically by clicking the link above to apply for Foundation Scholarships and the following Academic Scholarship:

Current Student Scholarship

Students must complete a minimum of 24 hours at ECU in the previous academic year while maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible to apply.  Graduate students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students currently receiving a Presidential Scholarship or higher are not eligible for this scholarship.

All scholarships are not automatic and are awarded based on the availability of funds.

Tuition, Fees, Books, Room and Board may increase each academic year.

East Central University Foundation, Inc.

Many scholarships are awarded through the ECU Foundation. Please visit the Foundation pages for more information about all the scholarship options available.

Departmental Scholarships

Some academic departments also have scholarships available to students majoring in a particular subject area.  Please visit the department homepage for your prospective major for more information.

For more information on Academic Scholarships please contact the Enrollment Management Office 580-559-5628.

For information on the Foundation Scholarships please contact the ECU Foundation, Inc. 580-559-5655.

For more information on the Alumni Scholarships please contact the Alumni Office at 580-559-5651.