History and Geography Scholarships

Fee Waiver Application Deadline is NOV. 19

Applications for fee waivers for the Department of History and Geography must be received by Nov. 19.

In order to be eligible for a fee waiver, students must have Oklahoma residency and be enrolled in at least SIX hours.

Get the application here.

Scholarship Applications for 2014-2015 are Now Closed 

The College of Liberal Arts wants to thank all of our students for applying for the 2014-2015 scholarships and awards. Applications are now being reviewed by committees and all students who applied will be notified via email no later than April 1st.  

 

Scholarship and award recipients are asked to attend the College of Liberal Arts Donor/Student Luncheon from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11th. The student awards will be handed out later that day from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. More information will be provided when students are notified by email.

 

Feel free to contact Lauren Belflower at lbelflower1@uco.edu or 974-5567 with any questions.

The Finney Scholars Scholarship

Underwritten by gifts to the Finney Fund and to the Liberal Arts Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Mission:  To provide scholarships that recognize Liberal Art students who are identified as having a proven record of high academic achievement in their chosen major.

Value and Duration:  The value of the Finney Scholarships is determined by the funds available and is disbursed in the following academic year.

Criteria:  The selected recipients will meet the following criteria and may be required to submit additional documentation as required by the department.
* Must be a Liberal Arts major
* Must have a 3.5 GPA in the major and a 3.5 GPA overall
* Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing
* Must show practical evidence of excellence in the discipline as determined by the department (see additional requirements below)

Requirements:   The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to the Scholarship Donors. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current transcript

Additional Requirements within Your Department:


The Building Traditions, Educating Generations-Museum Studies Awards

Scholarship Mission: To present two awards to students majoring in History-Museum Studies.

Value and Duration: The amount of each scholarship is $500.

Criteria:
*Must be enrolled with UCO as a full-time student
*Must be a History-Museum Studies Major
*Available to Undergraduate or Graduate Student
*Must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
*Must show participation in any of the following: professional associations, conferences, seminars, internships, volunteer services, employment in museums and related organizations, presenting scholarly papers.

Requirements: The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to the Scholarship Donors. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  •  Cover Sheet
  •  Application
  •  Resume
  •  Current transcript

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Emeritus Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: The scholarship is awarded in honor of a retired or retiring professor of History and Geography. This year’s Emeritus Scholarship is in honor of Dr. Carolyn G. Pool, former Director of Museum Studies, who passed in 2012.

Value and Duration: The amount of scholarship will be determined by the funds available and will be disbursed in the Fall semester.

Criteria:
*Must be enrolled in UCO for the following Fall semester
*Must be a history, geography, history museum studies or history education major
*Must have junior status (at least 60 hours) in the spring the award is announced. (must have 18 completed history, geography, and/or social studies hours; at least 6 of the 18 hours must be 3000 level courses or above.
* Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 with a GPA of 3.5 in major

Requirements: The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to the Various Donors and Selection Committee. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  •  Cover Sheet
  •  Application
  •  Resume
  •  Current transcript

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Everett Museum Studies Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: Reflecting Dr. Mark R. Everett’s appreciation for the visual arts, this scholarship recognizes a student who achieves in the classroom and who demonstrates capacity for excellence in the field of Museum Studies.

Value and Duration: The value is a $1500 scholarship for the academic year of 2012-2013 and is disbursed in the Fall/Spring semester in equal amounts of $750 each semester.

Criteria:
*The recipient must be a graduate student in Museum Studies
*Must show promise of professional excellence
*Must have a minimum 3.5 overall GPA
* Attach a 1-page letter outlining financial need/status
*Must submit a research paper (10-12 pp.)-a preference may be given to students who submit a paper pertaining to a collection of the UCO campus.

Requirements: This scholarship requires that the recipient complete additional documents provided by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation as well as the College application. The recipient is asked to write a letter of thanks to The Everett Family Trust which has made this scholarship available. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  •  Cover Sheet
  •  Application
  •  Resume
  •  Current transcript
  •  Research paper (10-12 pp.)
  •  One page letter outlining financial need/status

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Dr. Stan Hoig Endowed Memorial Scholarship in History

Scholarship Mission: To provide a scholarship for a UCO student who is a declared History Department major who submits a paper focusing on the American West.

Value and Duration: The value of the scholarship is determined by the funds available at the time of disbursement which will occur in the Fall semester.

Criteria:
*Must major in History General, History Education, History Museum Studies or Geography
*Must submit UCO transcript and transcripts from any other universities attended
*Must submit a paper on the American West, including Oklahoma, American Indians or any other aspect of the region; the recipient must commit to submitting the paper for publication in the Chronicles of Oklahoma or other scholarly journal.
*Must be currently enrolled at UCO and be a returning student.
*Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the graduate program or 3.0 in the undergraduate program.

Requirements: The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to Mrs. Patricia Hoig, donor of the scholarship, before funds will be disbursed. This letter can be delivered to Lauren B. Belflower, Scholarship Coordinator in the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office (LAR 104).

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  •  Cover Sheet
  •  Application
  •  Resume
  •  Current transcript and other transcripts as required
  •  Paper focusing on the American West

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John Osburn Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide a scholarship to History or Geography students who show outstanding achievement in academics and activities as it relates to their major.

Value and Duration: The value of this scholarship is $250 and will be disbursed in the Fall semester.

Criteria:
*Must be a full-time student at UCO
*Must be a History or Geography major (Undergraduate or Graduate)
*Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
*Must submit an essay (1 p.) discussing outstanding achievements in one of the following areas as it relates to the study of history or geography:

  • Volunteer work
  • Goals and aspirations
  • Financial need
  • Mentor influence

Requirements: The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to Dr. T.H. Baughman. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014. 

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  •  Cover Sheet
  •  Application
  •  Resume
  •  1-page essay as described above
  •  Current transcript

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Pugh Family Pioneer in Geography Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: This scholarship provides funds for a student whose major is Geography who holds a standing of sophomore or junior at UCO. The scholarship is open to US as well as International students.

Value and Duration: The value of the scholarship will be determined by the funds available and will be disbursed in the Fall/Spring semesters.

Criteria:
*Must be a sophomore or junior in the semester awarded
*Must be a Geography major
*Open to US and International students
*Must provide a personal letter discussing background and influences in career choice
*Submit a letter stating financial need, documenting hours of employment and campus activities as they apply to Geography.

Requirements: The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to Shirley Pugh who established the scholarship. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  •  Cover Sheet
  •  Application
  •  Resume
  •  Current transcript

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Kenneth Rees Scholarship in American History

Scholarship Mission: To provide a scholarship for one History student whose course work shows an emphasis in American History.

Value and Duration: The value of the scholarship is determined by the funds available and is disbursed in the Fall semester.

Criteria:
*Must have an outstanding academic record
* Must have completed at least 75 credit hours and is a History major
* Transcript must show an emphasis in American History
* Must provide 3 letters of recommendation-2 from professors, 1 from community member

Requirements: The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to Ken Rees. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  •  Cover Sheet
  •  Application
  •  Resume
  •  Current transcript

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The David Webb Scholarship

Scholarship Mission: To provide a scholarship that is available to an undergraduate or graduate student who has financial need and shows academic promise.

Value and Duration: The amount disbursed will be determined by the funds available and will be disbursed in the Fall.

Criteria:
*Must be a History or Geography Major
*Must be a full-time student at the time of disbursement
*Must demonstrate financial need and a promise of academic success through an essay

Requirements: The recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to the Scholarship Donors. This letter must be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office, ATTN: Lauren B. Belflower before May 1, 2014.

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  •  Cover Sheet
  •  Application
  •  Resume
  •  Current transcript
  •  Essay outlining financial need and academic accomplishments (1-2 pp.)

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The Russ Goodno History Scholarship

Scholarship Mission:  The scholarship is awarded to a History General or History Education major in honor of retired Professor of History Russ Goodno.

Value and Duration:  The value of the scholarship is $500 and will be disbursed in the Fall semester.

Requirements:  The recipient will be expected to write a letter of thanks to Mr. Ben Odom.  This letter should be delivered to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office (LAR104) to the attention of the Scholarship Coordinator, Lauren B. Belflower.  The letter of thanks must be received before scholarship disbursement will be processed.

Criteria: 
*Must be a returning student for the Fall semester
*Must be a History General or History Education major
*Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 overall
*Must have a current FAFSA on file with the UCO Office of Financial Aid
*Must provide an essay (1-2 pp.) describing financial need and academic potential

Scholarship Packet Must Contain:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Application
  • Current UCO transcript and official transcript from any other university/college attended
  • Resume/CV
  • Essay describing financial need and academic potential

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