Scholarships

OSU graduate students participate in international programs through many avenues and as such the funding available is varied. For more information on funding study abroad, see website to view Funding for Graduate Student Study Abroad: https://abroad.okstate.edu/outgoing/funding/graduate

School of International Studies Graduate Program Fellowships and Scholarships

The School of International Studies Graduate Program offers six fellowships and scholarships to our students every year. The application will consider you for all six scholarships and fellowships. Please return all applications by November 1st to i-study@okstate.edu or in person to 204 Wes Watkins Center on the OSU Stillwater campus. See fellowship & scholarship descriptions below.

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THE LAWRENCE L. BOGER DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES $2,200

The Lawrence L. Boger Fellowship in International Studies is available to post-baccalaureate students who demonstrate high academic achievement. The applicant must be applying for admission to, or be enrolled with full-time status in, the M.S. Program in International Studies at OSU. The period of the Fellowship is for one year and subject to several reviews to determine if the recipient is in compliance with the criteria upon which the Fellowship is granted.

THE WES AND LOU WATKINS DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES $2,200

The Wes & Lou Watkins Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in International Studies is available to post-baccalaureate students who demonstrate high academic achievement. The applicant must be applying for admission to, or be enrolled with full-time status in, the M.S. Program in International Studies at OSU. The period of the Fellowship is for one year and subject to several reviews to determine if the recipient is in compliance with the criteria upon which the Fellowship is granted.

THE DR. JAMES G. HROMAS DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES $2,200

The Dr. James G. Hromas Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in International Studies is available to post-baccalaureate students who demonstrate high academic achievement. The applicant must be applying for admission to, or be enrolled with full-time status in, the M.S. Program in International Studies at OSU. The period of the Fellowship is for one year and subject to several reviews to determine if the recipient is in compliance with the criteria upon which the Fellowship is granted. Preference is to students who are Oklahoma residents and who can demonstrate financial need.

RAYMOND SIDWELL FAMILY ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH SCHOLARSHIP $1,000

The Raymond Sidwell Family Endowment Scholarship is available to enrolled graduate students in International Studies with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who can demonstrate financial need. Preference is to students with interests in Asia, Africa, or South America.

HUGH ROUK FELLOWSHIP $600

The Hugh Rouk Fellowship is available to full-time students from Ethiopia in the graduate program in International Studies. Graduates of Alemaya University of Agriculture are preferred.

JUD AND VERA MILBURN FELLOWSHIP $600

The Jud and Vera Milburn Fellowship is available to full-time students from Africa in the graduate program in International Studies. Preference is to students from Ethiopia, then Kenya, then other nearby countries.

Wes & Lou Watkins

MATTHEW 25:40 INTERNATIONAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

Wes and Lou Watkins truly believe in the virtues of helping under-served communities in other countries as a means to both improve their quality of life and to serve as positive representatives of Oklahoma and the United States. As a result, the Matthew 25:40 Scholarships have been made possible by a generous commitment from the Watkins to establish an endowment providing permanent scholarship support to Oklahoma State University students. This scholarship provides and additional incentive for students to travel abroad to participate in community improvement projects in developing countries. Over the next few years, this endowment will grow to $100,000 and shall be eligible for future scholarship matches through the Foundation if the matching gift donor so designates. Thanks to this generous commitment, Oklahoma State University will be able to award scholarships to students every year.

Eligibility

  • Recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at Oklahoma State University or part-time in the summer session.
  • Priority goes to students who actively participate in non-traditional study (service) opportunities in undeveloped countries addressing issues of hunger, health, education, and poverty.
  • Preference will be given to one incoming student from Northern Oklahoma College, who intends to complete their education at Oklahoma State University.

Requirements

  • Provide a short description of the overseas study opportunity
  • A written summary of your project and experience shall be provided for Wes and Lou Watkins upon completion of your overseas study experience.

For more information contact

School of International Studies
204 Wes Watkins Center
(405) 744-7693
i-study@okstate.edu

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