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As many high school students across Oklahoma prepare to graduate and look at next steps, they may feel a nostalgia toward their high school and leaving their beloved mascot behind.

East Central University understands the significance of a mascot, particularly the Tiger, as there’s a saying at ECU: “Once A Tiger, Always A Tiger!” It’s a rallying cry for students and alumni alike.

At ECU, high school Tigers have a great opportunity to remain a Tiger in college with the “Once A Tiger, Always A Tiger” scholarship.

Oklahoma high school students with a tiger as their mascot may be eligible for $500 off tuition, just by being a Tiger! All the students have to do is apply to ECU and be enrolled as a new fulltime student for the fall 2023 semester.

Once admitted to ECU, students need to email and state they want the Once A Tiger Always A Tiger Scholarship. 

For more information contact the Office of Admissions & Recruitment at 580-559-5628 or visit


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