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ADA, Okla. – As many high school students across Oklahoma prepare to graduate and consider their next steps, they may regret leaving their beloved high school mascot behind.

East Central University understands the significance of a mascot, particularly the tiger, as evidenced by a saying we have at ECU: “Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger!” It serves as a rallying cry for students and alumni alike.

At ECU, high school tigers have a great opportunity to remain a tiger during their college journey 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 2024 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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