Presidential Scholars

Each year, TU invites a select group of freshmen to receive the Presidential Scholarship, the highest academic merit award given by the university. The award is based on a number of factors, including exceptional performance in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, ACT/SAT scores, and demonstrated leadership and/or service. The Presidential Scholarship Program recognizes scholars who will make a difference in the world.

Award Amount

Full tuition and basic room and board for four years (8 consecutive undergraduate semesters total, excluding summers). Basic room and board is defined as the cost of a standard double occupancy room in a residence hall with a 17 meals per week meal plan.

Application Process

Please refer to the Presidential Scholarship Application for eligibility requirements.  Eligible students who would like to be considered must complete and submit the TU Application for Admission and Scholarship and submit the Presidential Scholarship application and essay by February 1, 2015. Only admitted applicants will be considered. A Presidential interview and a campus visit prior to March 1, 2015 are also requirements for eligibility.

Additional Information

Awards are funded by the University of Tulsa, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Oklahoma State Regents, and any “outside” scholarships for which the student has qualified. Total scholarships, excluding need-based government grants, may not exceed full tuition, basic room and board. A minimum semester and cumulative GPA of 3.25 and attendance of special events are required to maintain each scholarship.