Prospective Student Scholarships  |  Current Student Scholarships


The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) is committed to providing an affordable tuition to students and families from all over the world as you seek to finance your tertiary education at UCO. UCO recognizes and rewards student achievement by offering scholarships and awards on the basis of academic merit or talent in fine arts or athletics.  Other awards are based upon financial need. Students may qualify for both merit-based and financial need awards.

In addition to affordable tuition at UCO, the cost of living in Edmond is very affordable or low compare to other major cities in America particularly those at the coast. Please be sure to learn by comparing the total cost of your tuition, cost of living, health insurance and others between UCO and other universities in America - even universities that are offering your partial scholarship.

On-campus employment availability at UCO also assists many of our international students to support their cost of living during their tenure here. International students may apply for on-campus jobs and work up to 20 hours per week after they arrive. Students may work in offices, the library, cafeterias, labs, tutoring, assist custodians in cleaning, parking attendants and many others. By working 20 hours per week, students can earn approximately US$600 per month. On-campus employment is not guaranteed.

As such, you are strongly encouraged to consider investing your future at UCO who offers you the best value for your investment!

Scholarship List

You've worked hard; now we'll reward your accomplishments!

At UCO, your application for admission is also your application for scholarships. When completing your application for admission, indicate the types of scholarships for which you would like to be considered. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for admission and scholarships early while scholarships are most abundant. In most cases, scholarships are stackable but may not exceed the cost of tuition.

Prospective Student Scholarships

Global Education Award up to $1,500 (one time award)

Student will be considered for this particular scholarship upon admission to UCO Bachelor or Master’s degree program. No separate application form will be required to receive this scholarship.

The student is required to obtain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or better and UCO will award the scholarship based on the qualification presented at the time of application. The scholarship amount will be determined based on students GPA, TOEFL or IELTS score, leadership qualities, and organization involvement.

UCO Global Scholarship - up to $3,000 (renewable)

This scholarship is provided to students who are currently attending or completed a program at a college or higher education institution which has a strong partnership with UCO.

The student is required to obtain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or better to qualify for this scholarship. The student will be required to seek more information from your current academic or transfer advisor. A recommendation letter or form is required for this scholarship.

UCO Legacy Scholarship - up to 12 credits non-resident tuition

This scholarship is awarded to student who parent(s) or grandparents(s) must have graduated from UCO/Central State.

Current Student Scholarship Opportunities

Honor Scholarship - $400 (one-time award)

Each Spring semester, several applicants will be awarded pending funding by administration.

Leadership Scholarship - $400 (one-time award)

Each Spring semester, several applicants will be awarded pending funding by administration. The elected ISC President will be awarded $1000.00 each Spring and Fall semester.

Dr. Ronald Paddack Scholarship - $400 (one-time award)

Each Spring semester, several applicants representing different geographic areas will be awarded pending funding.

International Pageant Scholarship

Scholarship amounts are granted each Spring for the top three winners of male and female category.

Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Scholarship - up to $1,000 (one-time award)

Scholarship is awarded to student based on their GPA and leadership involvement while studying at UCO. For a list of other scholarship opportunities, please refer to

To view a summary of all scholarships offered to UCO international students click here.

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