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Scholarship Application (word, pdf)

Listed below are the awarding criteria for scholarships offered through the Office of Student Disability Services. These endowed funds were established with the Oklahoma State University Foundation by donors wishing to provide scholarships to deserving OSU students and are awarded as funds are available. We encourage students who qualify for these scholarships to complete an application. To apply for these scholarships, complete the scholarship application. Complete a separate application for each scholarship you wish to be considered for. Be sure to attach any required documentation.

Applications open January 1 and must be received no later than 5 p.m. on February 15. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will contact recipients. For additional questions about awards, FAFSA and other funding opportunities, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at (405) 744-6604 or

Eugene Embry Scholarship for Students with Dyslexia

Recipients must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Oklahoma State University and must have been diagnosed under the dyslexia umbrella. First selection preference shall be given to students who are enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

The Scholarship Endowment for the Physically Limited

The scholarship will be awarded to a student with a severe disability. Disability will not be limited to requirement of special equipment or mobility. First consideration may be given to individuals with quadriplegia or who are wheelchair-users. Must be enrolled at Oklahoma State University. It is not necessary to be a full-time student, but recipient must be making progress toward an undergraduate degree. A medical doctor’s statement of the disability must be included (appropriate documentation on file with SAS may be used). 

Eleanor Young Jenkins Endowed Scholarship

These scholarships are available to incoming freshman or transfer students with physical disabilities. The student must be enrolled as a full-time freshman or transfer student at OSU; must exhibit strong financial need; must be an undergraduate student; must remain in good academic standing to continue receiving the award; and must be a U.S. citizen.

Dr. Paul Eugene “Gene” Pulley, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Oklahoma State University. Preference shall be given to a student with a visual impairment or other disability.

Dexter Johnson Education and Benevolent Trust Scholarship

The recipient must be a full-time, undergraduate student challenged by health issues or who, by misfortune or calamity, could not complete his/her education without additional financial assistance. The recipient must be registered with Student Disability Services and have documented financial need.

Hoyt E. James Endowed Scholarship

Recipient(s) must have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA and must not receive private, state or federal financial aid exceeding 100% of the cost of attending OSU. The recipient may be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student and must be a United States citizen. The recipient may continue to receive the scholarship for up to four years, provided he/she continues to maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. The student must exhibit at least one of the following:

  • Impairment of vision, hearing, or other sensory function(s);
  • Limitation to physical movements due to birth defects, injury, accident, or illness;
  • Impairment of mental or neural capacity;
  • Health condition seriously impeding and/or complicating participation in educational experiences normally a part of the course for which the student plans to enroll.

Preference shall be given to residents of Haskell County.

Glen Edward Jenkins Endowed Scholarship

The recipient must meet the basic admission standards established by Oklahoma State University, be enrolled as a full-time freshman or transfer student, and exhibit strong financial need. Preference is given to students with physical disabilities. The recipient may retain the scholarship for up to four years of undergraduate study, provided he/she remains in good academic standing with the University.

Marc A. Frieden & Fred K. Fidanque Scholarship

This scholarship is for students with a medical diagnosis resulting in mobility, dexterity, or sensory-impairment limitations. The recipient must be an incoming freshman with documented financial need. The student must have graduated from an Oklahoma high school with a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. This scholarship may be renewed for up to four years, subject to the recipient maintaining the selection criteria.