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The Humanities Department offers both Division and Talent Scholarships each year. The Division Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that covers general enrollment tuition costs up to a specified amount but does not cover special fees or books. A student who plans to enroll for the following fall semester may apply for a Humanities Division Scholarship between January 1st and April 1st each year. The applicant must be observably pursuing a degree in a Humanities Department major, must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours for semesters awarded, be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Oklahoma, and have completed at least twelve hours with a 3.0 GPA. 

Talent Scholarships are awarded in Art, Mass Communication, Choir, and Theatre. Some Theatre and Choir scholarships are available to new and returning Rose State students alike. Mass Communication and Art scholarships are awarded to returning Rose State students who show exceptional talent in that field. These scholarships are not cash awards and do not cover special fees or books. They cover general enrollment tuition costs, up to a specified amount per semester. 

Also, thanks to generous donations, the Rose State College Foundation Office has many scholarship opportunities to assist students pursuing a humanities degree.

To apply for all foundation, division, or talent scholarships, click here to complete the General Scholarship Application between January 1st and April 1st.

Frances White Hughes Scholarship 

Students majoring in Art, Photography, Music, Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Library Technical Assistant programs may apply. The Frances White Hughes Scholars program: 

  • Is funded by a gift from the estate of former Rose State Regent, Dr. Frances White Hughes. 
  • Requires each member to complete 90 hours as an intern each 16-week semester directed by a Fine Arts or Library Technical Assistant professor-mentor, and 
  • Requires each member to complete an approved business course. 

Those chosen to be a part of the Frances White Hughes Scholars program: 

  • Have earned and maintained a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (high school or college). 
  • Enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester at Rose State College. 

Ten students per year are awarded the Frances White Hughes Scholars scholarship, which includes $3,500 per semester and may be used toward tuition, fees, books, and other approved related expenses. (Hughes Scholars receiving the Ticket to Rose scholarship receive $1,500 per semester that may be used toward books.) 

For more information or for assistance to complete the application, contact Christopher Shaneyfelt, HU 107 (405) 733-7999

Scholarship Contacts

Humanities Department Scholarships:
See online application (annually during May)

Art Talent Scholarships: 
Spencer Tracy, (405) 733-7599

Mass Communication Talent Scholarships: 
Professor Darcy Delaney, FA 110, (405) 733-7400

Choir Talent Scholarship:
Professor Tracey Gregg-Boothby, CC 124, (405) 733-7324

Theatre Talent Scholarships: 
Professor Rick Nelson, FA 101, (405) 736-0364

Frances White Hughes Scholarships: 
Chris Shaneyfelt, HU 107 (405) 733-7999
Suzanne Thomas, CC 121 (405) 733-7316