Scholarship Information

**Scholarship and award deadlines may occur on the first day of the month. It is highly recommended that you plan ahead to prepare your application because the scholarships below are associated with the month within which the deadline occurs.

Year-Round Scholarships and/or Awards

January Scholarships and/or Awards

February Scholarships and/or Awards

March Scholarships and/or Awards

April Scholarships and/or Awards

May Scholarships and/or Awards

June Scholarships and/or Awards

July Scholarships and/or Awards

August Scholarships and/or Awards

September Scholarships and/or Awards

October Scholarships and/or Awards

November Scholarships and/or Awards

December Scholarships and/or Awards

Additional Resources

College Named Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the following scholarship opportunities for currently enrolled College of Allied Health students who will be enrolling to continue their academic studies in the 2017-2018 academic year.

College of Allied Health

 

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

CSD Scholarship

This scholarship was established to provide financial support for students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Allied Health.

Selection criteria:

  • Meet satisfactory academic merit
  • Demonstrated financial need

Due Date: July 1


Shelley Campbell Beall Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by Robert and Shelley Beall in honor of Shelley Beall. Mrs. Beall is a graduate of the Speech-Language Pathology program in the College of Allied Health. Both she and Robert are great supporters of the College and University.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time regularly enrolled student pursuing an MA is Speech-Language Pathology
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor who donated for the benefit or purpose of a direct family member

Due Date: July 1


Caraway Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of the Caraway Family by Tom and Teresa Heim Caraway, Ph.D. Dr. Caraway is a graduate of the Speech-Language and Pathology program at the College of Allied Health. She had funded many organizations involved in the education and development of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Caraway is an author and former Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the College of Allied Health.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student in the Department
  • Studying Speech Pathology     
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale     
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Due Date: July 1

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

MIRS Scholarship (MIRS)                                 Variable deadline

This scholarship was established through alumni support to provide support for students in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences in the College of Allied Health.

Selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated technical and professional attributes evidence of potential as a future clinician
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated special circumstances which may hinder one’s ability to successfully complete the program

Hazzard Family Scholarship (MIRS/NS)               October 15th deadline

This scholarship was established in 2013 and renamed in 2016 to honor Doris L Hayes and Frances O. Hazzard, the mothers of Jay Hazzard and Becky Hayes Hazzard.  Doris L. Hayes was a Registered Nurse and long-time emergency room nurse at Norman Regional Hospital. In the late 1980’s, Hayes was instrumental in propelling other nurses to work with AIDS patients due to her personal connection with the disease. Frances O. Hazzard, a Registered Dietitian, and advocate for wellness and a healthy diet, was an early pioneer in diabetes research and treatment. Hazzard was also a leader in expanding women’s roles in the workplace and management. The preference for this scholarship is to provide scholarships for students in both the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences and the Nutritional Sciences Departments with priority given to students studying Sonography or Dietetics.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student in the College of Allied Health
  • A student of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences or Nutritional Sciences
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Normah and John Miller Memorial Scholarship (MIRS)     November 30 deadline; awarded early spring

This scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of Normah and John Miller, to recognize their work in pioneering x-ray services in Oklahoma, particularly in rural medical practices, by providing scholarships to students within the field of medical imaging at the University of Oklahoma.

Selection criteria:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be enrolled in classes and/or interested in entering the medical imaging field as an x-ray technologist
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Carole A. Sullivan Scholarship (MIRS)                                     Varible deadline

This scholarship was established in 2010 by Dean Emeritus Carole A. Sullivan, Ph.D. to provide scholarships to students pursing a degree in the Radiation Therapy or Medical Dosimetry program. Dr. Sullivan, a former faculty member and Chair of the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences and Allied Health Sciences departments. She is the third and longest serving Dean of the College of Allied Health. She is also a strong supporter and advocate of students and the College, she was  instrumental in the planning and construction of the College of Allied Health building.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student in the Department
  • Must be a student in the Radiation Therapy or Medical Dosimetry program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Jerry Jeskey Memorial Endowed Scholarship (MIRS)                  June 1st deadline

This scholarship was established in 1997 by Arlene Starwalt Jeskey in honor of Jerry Jeskey who was a dedicated educator with a firm belief in the baccalaureate education for Radiographers.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student in the Radiography program
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Seniors in the Radiography program
  • Making satisfactory progress in the program

Amir and Katayoun Farzaneh Nuclear Medicine Scholarship (MIRS)         June 1st deadline

This scholarship was established in 2016 by Amir Farzaneh to support students studying Nuclear Medicine in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, who aim to improve community health through promotion of the field of Nuclear Medicine Technology. Mr. Farzaneh is a 1998 graduate of the Nuclear Medicine program.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled Nuclear Medicine student in the Department
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Department of Nutritional Sciences

Marinell Friday Guild Clinical Dietetic Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2002 by Professor Emeritus Marinell Guild, professor and Program Director in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Mrs. Guild was a Registered Dietitian who went back to school after working in the dietetic field for 17 years. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Nutritional Sciences from the College of Allied Health. Her desire in the establishment of this scholarship is to give back by providing financial support to students interested in becoming Registered Dietitians.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled second-year student enrolled in the Coordinated Master of Arts Program
  • Must be in good standing and have satisfactorily completed all previous assignments in the Coordinated Master of Arts program
  • Must be responsible for all or the major portion of their financial support and Demonstrated financial need
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Due Date: Mid to late March


Jane and H.B. Onley Scholarship Travel Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2011 by the Department of Nutritional Sciences in honor of Jane and H.B. Onley to provide financial support for students pursuing degrees in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. The purpose of the scholarship is to also provide financial support for students interested in the international Mediterranean Diet and Culture course offered in Arezzo, Italy.  

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in the department
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Is not a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor

Due Date: Mid to late March


Hazzard Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2013 and renamed in 2016 to honor Doris L Hayes and Frances O. Hazzard, the mothers of Jay Hazzard and Becky Hayes Hazzard.  Doris L. Hayes was a Registered Nurse and long-time emergency room nurse at Norman Regional Hospital. In the late 1980’s, Hayes was instrumental in propelling other nurses to work with AIDS patients due to her personal connection with the disease. Frances O. Hazzard, a Registered Dietitian and advocate for wellness and a healthy diet, was an early pioneer in diabetes research and treatment. Hazzard was also a leader in expanding women’s roles in the workplace and management. The preference for this scholarship is to provide scholarships for students in both the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences and the Nutritional Sciences Departments with priority given to students studying Sonography or Dietetics.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student in the College of Allied Health
  • A student of  Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences or Nutritional Sciences
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor

Shirley Enders Smith Memorial Scholarship (NS)

This scholarship was established in 1982 by Kenneth Smith in memory of his wife, Professor Shirley Enders Smith, who died of cancer in 1981. Smith is an alumna of the Nutritional Sciences program and worked for many years as a registered dietician. This scholarship is to be awarded to students pursuing a degree in Dietetics or Nutritional Sciences.

Selection criteria:

  • A student enrolled in Dietetics or Nutritional Sciences
  • In good standing and making satisfactory progress in the program
  • Exhibited outstanding leadership ability
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Show potential for making a significant contribution to their chosen field upon graduation

Due Date: Mid to late September

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Martha J. Ferretti Scholarship in Rehabilitation Sciences Endowed (PT/OT)

This scholarship was established in 2016 in honor of Professor Emeritus Martha J. Ferretti for more than 40 years of service to the Physical Therapy program and Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. The scholarship will provide financial support to a second or third year student studying Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy who exhibits leadership skills and a demonstrated record of community engagement.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in good academic standing in the Department
  • Must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a second or third year student studying occupational therapy or physical therapy who exhibits leadership skills and a demonstrated record of community engagement
  • Must not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of the contributor to the Fund

Occupational Therapy Scholarship (OT)

This scholarship was established in 2004 to provide scholarships in Occupational Therapy in the College of Allied Health.

Selection criteria:

  •  Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled Occupational Therapy student in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be in good standing with the college.
  • Not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor
  • Must have shown excellent participation in student association and governance, professional associations, and/or community service activities outside of the academic environment.

Friends of Toby Hamilton Scholarship (OT)

This scholarship was established in 2016 in honor of Toby Hamilton, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences for 32 years, to provide scholarships to Occupational Therapy students in the College of Allied Health.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled occupational therapy student in the Department
  • Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must have a Demonstrated financial need
  • Must not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor
  • Must have participated in student association and governance, have membership in professional associations, and volunteer in service outside of the academic requirements

Occupational Therapy Scholarship Fund for Excellence in Academics and Service (OT)

This scholarship was established in 2015 by Steve Hoppes, former faculty member in the Occupational Therapy program, and his wife, Linda Bell, to provide scholarships to students within the Occupational Therapy program in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences who have achieved academic excellence and service to the community.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in the Department, and have completed at least two semesters in the Occupational Therapy program;
  • Must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale;
  • Must have a Demonstrated financial need;
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor.

Nancy Lynn Olsmith Scholarship (OT)

This scholarship was established in 1998 by Col. Edwin S. Olsmith, Jr. (Ret), Col. Lola M. (Ret.) and Judith Olsmith in memory of their daughter, Nancy Lynn Olsmith, a 1990 graduate of the Occupational Therapy program at the College of Allied Health who died tragically in an accident. The purpose is to provide funds for students pursing a degree in the Occupational Therapy program in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled Occupational Therapy student in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be in good standing with the college.
  • Not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor
  • Must have shown excellent participation in student association and governance, professional associations, and/or community service activities outside of the academic environment.

Jill Pitman Jones Scholarship (PT)

This scholarship was established in 1992 by Morris R. Pitman in honor of his daughter, Jill Pitman Jones, to provide financial support for students pursing a degree in the Physical Therapy program in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student studying physical therapy in the College of Allied Health
  • Demonstrated financial need

Alice Sowers Physical Therapy Scholarship (PT)

This scholarship was established in 1987 in honor of Dr. Alice Sowers to provide scholarships in the area of Physical Therapy.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled occupational or physical therapy student in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be in good standing with the college.
  • Not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor
  • Must have shown excellent participation in student association and governance, professional associations, and/or community service activities outside of the academic environment.

Hazel Kennett & O.C. Ball Memorial (PT)

This scholarship was established in 1986 by Kennett Ball in honor of his parents, Hazel Kennett & O.C. Ball to provide financial support for students in Physical Therapy. Kennett was a member of the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) and had a great love for physical therapy.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate or graduate student studying Physical Therapy in the College of Allied Health
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Making satisfactory progress in the program

Physical Therapy Alumni Scholarship (PT)

This scholarship was established to provide financial support for students in Physical Therapy.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled graduate student studying Physical Therapy in the College of Allied Health
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must not be the Donor or an immediate family member of the Donor
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Making satisfactory progress in the program

Irene McEwen Scholarship for Excellence in Rehabilitation Sciences (PT)

This scholarship was established in 2016 in honor Irene McEwen, Ph.D., a retired professor who has provided leadership in educational programs that prepare Physical and Occupational Therapists to work with children and adults with developmental disabilities. As a strong proponent of evidence-based practice, she was instrumental in key policy decisions that changed service provisions for the population. Dr. McEwen served as the first Director of the Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center for Developmental Disabilities and Autism housed the College of Allied Health. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to Physical or Occupational Therapy students.

Selection criteria:

  • Full-time, regularly enrolled student in the Department
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Must show a record of leadership in activities that support and promote high quality services for children in educational settings or natural environments
  • Must Demonstrated involvement in advocacy leadership roles for children with disabilities at state or national levels
  • Must have a record of evidence-based and peer-reviewed presentations at a national level
  • Is not a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor

Pat Howard Scholarship (PT)

This scholarship was established in 1988 in the name of Pat Howard. Howard served as Office Manager for the Department of Physical Therapy for many years.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for students enrolled in the Physical Therapy program.

  Selection criteria:

  • Third or fourth year physical therapy student
  • Making satisfactory progress in the program

Thelma Pedersen Physical Therapy (PT)

This scholarship was established in 1998 in honor of Thelma Pedersen, who was the first Program Director of Physical Therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, to provide an annual scholarship to a graduate student studying Physical Therapy.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled occupational or physical therapy student in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be in good standing with the college.
  • Not be a contributor to the Fund or an immediate family member of a contributor
  • Must have shown excellent participation in student association and governance, professional associations, and/or community service activities outside of the academic environment.

Elam-Plowman Physical Therapy Scholarship (PT)

This scholarship was established in 2005 by Professor Emeritus Bill Elam in honor of his mother Julia Elam Plowman and step-father, Charles Plowman, to provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in the Physical Therapy program.

 Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate or graduate student of Physical Therapy in the Department
  • Is not an immediate family member or Donor
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Jeannette Gimenez Holmes Scholarship (PT)

This scholarship was established in 2008 by Troy Holmes and the Jeannette Holmes Memorial Foundation in honor of Jeannette Gimenez Holmes, a mother and Physical Therapist who died after a heroic battle with cancer in 2007. Her family is dedicated to honoring her memory, her passion for physical therapy, and her commitment to family and community. The desire of the family is to provide a scholarship to a female student with children pursuing a career in Physical Therapy.

  Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled physical therapy student in the Department
  • Is not an immediate family member or Donor
  • Must be a mother with responsibility for a child (children) under 18
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Receive satisfactory ratings on all clinical rotations
  • Compose an essay that describes the importance of financial support to her ability to accomplish the goal of becoming a physical therapist

Mark E. Acker Memorial Scholarship (PT)

This scholarship was established in 2010 by Karen Acker in memory of Mark E. Acker, a former adjunct clinical professor of Physical Therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, to support students in the Physical Therapy program. Mr. Acker was an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1970; member of Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association serving as President 1976-1978 and again 1984-1986. He was a commercial pilot, enjoyed running marathons, skiing and cycling. On June 5, 1998 while training for competitive cycling, Mark was critically injured. His life as a quadriplegic allowed him to continue his passion for physical therapy. He was recognized for his dedication and devotion to preparing future physical and occupational therapists with a citation in March 2007.

  Selection criteria:

  • Resident of Oklahoma, full-time, regularly enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Allied Health, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Show exemplary leadership abilities
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Is not an immediate family member or Donor

Bruce Hawkins Scholarship (PT)

This scholarship was established in 2012 by Vicki Buchanan in memory of her colleague, Bruce Hawkins, a pioneer in Physical Therapy, to support students pursuing a degree in the Physical Therapy program at the College of Allied Health. Bruce and Vicki are co-founders of Regional Physical Therapy, Inc. Bruce was a committed therapists who dedicated his life to helping others.

  Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in the College
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Exhibit understanding of spinal dysfunction, obtaining at least a B average in that course
  • Represent good leadership qualities
  • Is not an immediate family member or Donor

Susan and Greg Krall Physical Therapy Scholarship (PT)

This fund was established in 2012 by Susan and Greg Krall. The Kralls have been avid advocates of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and the College for several years, providing clinical education, mentoring services and financial support. Susan served on the College of Allied Health’s Board of Advocates as chairperson from 2011-2013. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for Physical Therapy students possessing an expressed interest in provision of care to the geriatric population.

  Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in the Department
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Is not an immediate family member or Donor

Mark Anderson Scholarship (PT)

This fund was established in 2015 in honor of Professor Emeritus Mark Anderson, who served as a professor of Physical Therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences for more than 30 years, to provide support for physical therapy students interested in sports medicine.

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a full-time, regularly enrolled student in the Department
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Second or third year physical therapy student interested in sports medicine/sports physical therapy; particularly treating athletes with physical disabilities
  • Is not an immediate family member or Donor