Rose State College has many scholarship options for students. Check out the links to find out about these important options. Pay particular attention to the deadline for the scholarship in which you are interested.
- Scholarships (tuition waivers) are non-transferable.
- Unless specifically noted on the award letter, scholarships apply toward general tuition only. The scholarships are not cash awards and do not cover special fees or books.
- Scholarships are usually awarded for both Fall and/or Spring terms. Be sure to check your award letter for specific term/s the scholarship is good for. Students interested in Summer awards may request such consideration separately. Summer awards will be made pending availability of funds and exceptional academic performance during prior semesters.
- Scholarships are not automatically renewable. Students must re-apply every year. Some scholarships, such as the Academic Success Scholarship, are one-year awards and must be used during the semester listed on the award letter.
- Only one tuition waiver scholarship per student can be accepted. Since scholarships cannot be "stacked", recipients are advised to accept the highest award granted.
- Generally, student's must be enrolled in a minimum of three credit hours during a given semester to utilize the award unless stated otherwise in your award letter.
Concurrent Student Tuition Waiver: for high school seniors attending Rose State College.
- Available: All Semesters
Amount: Will pay up to 6 credit hours ($450) per semester - tuition only. Student will be responsible for any tuition beyond 6 credit hours, fees and books.
- Requirements: Open only to high school seniors. There is no deadline date. Student must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours.
- Deadline Date and Application: No deadline date or application needed
TUITION WAIVERS FOR CONCURRENT STUDENTS WILL BE CREDITED TO THEIR ACCOUNT AUTOMATICALLY ONCE THE STUDENT HAS BEEN ADMITTED TO THE COLLEGE AND CONCURRENT PAPERWORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED.
** PLEASE ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR THIS TO BE CREDITED (USUALLY 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS). IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL 736-0223 BEFORE CONTACTING THE CASHIERS OFFICE.
The Rose State College Foundation Scholarship application for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters will be open from March 1st through March 31st.
Follow this link and look for the Foundation Scholarship application: Foundation Scholarship Application
Adult Civilian & Military Spouse Scholarships
Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Scholarship Opportunities for Adult Civilians and Military Spouses Available at Rose State College!
Tinker Federal Credit Union Civic Leaders Scholarship
Thanks to an annual financial commitment from Tinker Federal Credit Union, Rose State College created the Tinker Federal Credit Union Civic Leaders Scholarship Program. This is the first Rose State College program focused on Tinker Air Force Base military spouses as well as the adult student population in Eastern Oklahoma County. The TFCU Civic Leaders Scholarship Program is an intense leadership development program that includes character training, communication skills, teamwork, and much more. Ten scholarships are available for the spouses of active duty military members (holding the rank E1 – E6) stationed at Tinker Air Force Base, and ten scholarships are available for non-military adults; age 24 and older.
Rose State College is proud to offer many scholarships that provide students with opportunities to develop leadership skills as an active component of the program. Recipients will have demonstrated skills in leadership, citizenship, organization, and communication.
Many scholarships are available, including the President's Leadership Class, Legacy Scholars, and Student Ambassadors, to name a few. The deadline for these scholarship applications is the first Monday in March for an award effective for the upcoming Fall semester. The online application link at the bottom of this page will be activated and available to students from January 1, 2015 through March 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm.
View the essay questions from the application.
Scholarship Information & Criteria
A list of available scholarships is shown below. To make this process easy for you, we have combined several scholarship applications into one for you to complete. The scholarship committee uses the criteria, based on your answers, to match you to a scholarship. To be considered, please complete the entire online application and provide your transcript to the Student Welcome Center by the deadline date. Allow yourself plenty of time to complete the essay questions to ensure you will be considered a viable candidate for one our our scholarship programs. All instructions and information will be listed in the application.
- President's Leadership Class: Available to graduating high school or home school seniors.
- Legacy Scholars: Available to graduating high school or home school seniors.
- Student Ambassadors: Available to all students.
- Tinker Federal Civic Leaders: Military spouses (E1-E6) and adult civilians (ages 24 and older) may apply.
- Frances White Hughes Scholars: Available to students majoring in one of the fine arts, arts management, or art librarian areas. To qualify for this scholarship you must indicate your major as one of the following: Art, Library Technical Assistant (Emphasis in fine arts), Photography, Music, Music Engineering and Industry Option, or Theatre.
- Chickasaw Nation Native Scholars Program: Available to graduating high school and home school seniors with documented membership in a Native American tribe.
- Community Scholars: Available to graduating high school or home school seniors.
- Rising Scholars: Available to graduating high school or home school seniors.
- Academic Student Success Scholarships: Available to graduating high school or home school eniors.
Details on how to apply are contained in the Admissions & Leadership Scholarship Packet. Admissions & Leadership Scholarship Packet (PDF). If you have questions, please contact the Student Welcome Center at (405) 733-7372.
Ticket to Rose Program
Rose State College is proud to announce an opportunity for graduates of the Class of 2015 who will graduate from, or whose primary family residence is located in, the Carl Albert, Choctaw, Del City, Midwest City and Star Spencer school districts. Graduates who meet the criteria listed below will have the opportunity to receive financial assistance for tuition and mandatory fees for up to 62 attempted credit hours, or three consecutive years, whichever comes first.
Although a state institution, Rose State College also receives local funding through the Technical Area Education District supported by the citizens of our immediate service area. Thus, we are able to give back to our community and offer this generous source of financial assistance to our local graduates.
Do you meet all of the following Ticket to Rose eligibility requirements?
- I will be a 2015 graduate from Carl Albert, Choctaw, Del City, Midwest City or Star Spencer High School; or I will be a 2015 graduate from a private, alternative, or home school whose primary family residence is located within the officially defined borders of the aforementioned school districts and,
- I am a legal resident of the United States and,
- I will have an overall (cumulative) weighted high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher upon graduation (Note: Initial eligibility will be determined by a 7-semester high school transcript, submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records, ADM 100).
If so, complete all of the following requirements by May 4, 2015:
Please be aware that you MUST complete the Rose State College Application for Admissions AND the Ticket to Rose Application by May 4, 2015 to qualify for the program.
- Complete the online Ticket to Rose Application (Available January 5, 2015). Helpful tips when completing the Ticket to Rose Application, are included below.
- Complete a separate Rose State College Application for Admission, in person through the Office of Admissions and Records, ADM 100; or online at https://www.rose.edu/content/admissions-aid/how-to-apply/
- Complete the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), at www.fafsa.gov, and submit all required documents to the Rose State College Financial Aid Office (SSB 200). You must include the Rose State College school code 009185 in the FAFSA application process. • Submit a 7 semester high school transcript to the Office of Admissions and Records (ADM 100) indicating that you have currently earned a minimum 2.5 weighted GPA.
Helpful Tips When Completing the Ticket to Rose Application:
First time users must “create a new account” (link is located below the “log in” button).
- The student may use their email address as a username.
- The student’s password must be at least 8 characters long & contain at least three of the following:
- Lower case letters (example: a,b,c)
- Upper case letters (example: A,B,C)
- Numbers (example: 1,2,3)
- Alphanumeric characters or symbols (example: @, $, &).
- We suggest that the student write down their username & password to file for future use.
- Include an answer in each field. For example, if the student is unaware of other forms of financial assistance, enter “N/A” under source. A confirmation email will be sent upon successful completion of the application. If the student does not receive a confirmation message, he or she should log back in, check the application for errors, and resubmit the application.
For more information contact the Ticket to Rose Advisement Assistant at (405) 736-0346, or TicketToRose@rose.edu
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Many organizations, such as businesses and religious institutions, offer student scholarships. You are encouraged to research and apply for many different scholarship opportunities. Rose State College does not support or endorse any of the organizations listed below. You should always do your research before providing any information.
- Ink Addicts: Scholarship for students pursuing a degree in Graphic Design or Art.
- Various national lists: Women, Minorities, Hispanic Latino Americans, Native Americans, African Americans, Ethnic Groups, College bound HS seniors, College and Graduate school, Computer Science and Eng., Math and Physical Sciences, Education, Internship and Summer jobs, Nationally coveted, Medicine, Public health, Nurses, Cancer Research and Education, Biology and Environmental Science, K-12, Social Sciences, Free Scholarship search, study abroad, library studies and history, media communications, all others. This site has a variety of scholarships in each field with varied deadlines.
- Scholarships.com: Art, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Health, Science, Technology, and more. Scholarships.com also has a variety of other scholarships with varied deadlines. This site requires a free account and will provide the user with relevant scholarship and job opportunities.
- Zinch: Zinch revolutionizes the current college recruitment process by allowing colleges to seek out and interact with high school students online, as a guest on the students' stage. The student's self-reported information being shared with colleges on Zinch is comprehensive--much more than a test score--and completely searchable. Zinch creates an environment in which in-depth student information can be made available to the colleges, thus enabling relevant college information to be made available to the student. Through Zinch, communication becomes more effective and interaction becomes more engaging on all ends. (from about section on Zinch.com) After creating your profile you can head to the “dollar-hollar” section to check out available scholarships.
- Society of Manufacturing Engineers: To be considered applicants must first meet following criteria: Intend to pursue a degree in a manufacturing related field of study; Be a high school senior or enrolled in a college or university in the United States or Canada; Reside in the United States or Canada at the time the application is submitted; Meet minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements; Pursue your degree on a full time basis (12 credits at a min.). Applicants must create an account, and submit the following to complete the application process before February 1st: Student Statement, Student Resume, Transcript, and two letters of recommendation.
- Fastweb: Free scholarship search
- NerdScholar: Free scholarship search
- Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship
Summer-only Tuition Waivers:
Application available March 1-31, 2015 for the Summer 2015 semester.
Spring-Only Tuition Waivers:
Application available October 1-31, 2015 for the Spring 2016 semester.
Fall & Spring Tuition Waivers:
Application available March 1-31, 2015 for the Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 semesters.
To receive a scholarship, the student must be a legal resident of the State of Oklahoma as classified by the Office of Admissions and Records. Scholarships are not available to non-residents. All students are required to enroll in a minimum number of credit hours based upon the award type.
All students receiving leadership scholarships, with the exception of the Academic Success Scholarship, are required to enroll in LEAD 2103, Lessons in Leadership Class during the first fall semester and attend the Leadership Retreat in August. A key component of the course is the application of leadership theory to "real life" projects. Participants also focus on balancing their time and involvement, developing goals, and learning and practicing communication skills. Other participation required is club participation, service hours, attend meeting, etc. depending on the leadership scholarship received. Scholar-leaders also have one on one case management of their academic plans.