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Academic merit awards at Oakland University in USA, 2018-2019

Applications are invited for academic programs for Oakland University available to incoming freshmen and transfer students. The Oakland University Alumni Association (OUAA) also offers the scholarships to entering freshmen who are “legacy students” (individuals whose parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt or uncle received a degree or academic certificate from OU). Awards are based on academic record, including GPA and ACT score at the time of application. financial aid positions will be awarded for a period of four years for freshman and up to two years for transfer students.

Types of scholarships: 

1). Academic Merit Scholarship for Freshman:

To be considered for programmes , applicants should apply for admission during their senior year of high school when their academic record reflects the strongest grades and their high school cumulative GPA is the highest. Awards are based on their academic record, including GPA and ACT score, at the time of application. International students are not eligible for programmes , except where reflected. Under this category, following types of opportunities are available as follows:
-Presidential scholar award includes full tuition for four years and is awarded to entering freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.90 or higher and an ACT composite score of 31 or higher.
-Distinguished scholar award
of $20,000 for four years ($5,000 per year) is available to entering freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.80-3.89 and an ACT composite score of 27 or higher, or high school GPA of 3.90 or higher and an ACT composite score of 27-30.
-Talented scholar award of $12,000 for four years ($3,000 per year) is awarded to entering freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.70-3.79 and an ACT composite score of 27 or higher, or with a high school GPA of 3.80 or higher and an ACT composite score equal to 25 or 26.
-Academic achievement award of $8,000 for four years ($2,000 per year) is awarded to entering freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher and an ACT composite score of 24, OR with a high school GPA of 3.50-3.79 and an ACT composite score equal to 25 or 26, OR with a high school GPA of 3.50-3.69 and an ACT composite score of 27 or higher.
-University Recognition award of $6,000 for four years ($1,500 per year) is awarded to entering freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.40-3.49 and an ACT composite score of 23 or higher, or with a high school GPA of 3.40 or higher and ACT composite score equal to 23.
-Geographic Region award of $8,000 for four years ($2,000 per year) is awarded to entering freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher residing in Michigan counties outside of Macomb, Oakland or Wayne who wish to live on campus. Recipients must live in university housing.
-Non-Resident award is available to entering freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher who are not Michigan residents and allows them to pay in-state tuition rates. Citizens of Canada and Mexico also qualify. Recipients must live in university housing for their first two years.

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2). Academic Merit funding for Transfers:

To be considered for programmes , entering transfer students must apply and submit all admission materials by August 1 (for fall transfers) or December 1 (for winter transfers). This category includes following scholarships:

Phi Theta Kappa Award: $2,000 for two years ($1,000 per year) Awarded to community college students with a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative GPA and at least 24 transferable credits. This award may be earned in addition to the Distinguished or Talented Transfer Award. Note that 24 transferable credits must be earned by the program deadline.
-Distinguished transfer award of $3,000 for two years is awarded to new transfer students with a college GPA of 3.60 or higher and 24 or more transferable credits. Note that 24 transferable credits must be earned by the program deadline.
-Talented transfer Award of $2,000 for two years ($1,000 per year) is awarded to new transfer students with a college GPA of 3.0-3.59 and 24 or more transferable credits. Note that 24 transferable credits must be earned by the program deadline.
-Non-resident award worth in-state tuition rates for two years is awarded to transfer students with a college GPA of 3.0 or higher and 24 or more transferable credits who are not Michigan residents and allows them to pay in-state tuition rates. Citizens of Canada and Mexico also qualify. Note that 24 transferable credits must be earned by the program deadline.

3). Academic Merit funding for Legacy Students:

The Oakland University Alumni Association (OUAA) offers the following scholarships to entering freshmen who are “legacy students” (individuals whose parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt or uncle received a degree or academic certificate from OU).
-Legacy award of $12,000 for four years ($3,000 per year) is available for entering freshmen legacy students with a high school GPA of 3.4 or higher and an ACT composite score of 23 or higher are eligible to apply.
-Legacy transfer award of $6,000 for two years ($3,000 per year) is awarded to new transfer legacy students with a college GPA of 3.0 or higher, 24 or more transferable credits and have at least two years remaining in their undergraduate program are eligible to apply. Note that 24 transferable credits must be earned by the fall semester following the award application deadline.

How to Apply: If you meet these deadlines, you will automatically be considered for OU scholarships. Legacy students should submit a separate Legacy Award Application form. You should apply for admission during your senior year of high school when your academic record reflects the strongest grades and your high school cumulative GPA is the highest.

Application Deadline: To be considered for programmes , entering winter 2017 transfer students must apply and submit all admission materials to the university by December 1 entering fall transfer students must apply and submit all admission materials by August 1 and entering fall freshmen students must submit all the materials by March 1.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application