Jimmie L. Dean Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $10,000
Awards Available: 10
Award Deadline: Apr 30, 2024

After the application period has closed for the year, the information will be reviewed by the Board of Directors and each applicant will be notified during the summer as to whether you are a finalist for an award. Finalist will be required to provide additional information including a more in depth 500-word count essay, a letter of recommendation, and a transcript. In addition they will be required to conduct an in-person interview with the Board of Directors. Each finalist will receive an email with instructions for completing the process.

Note: If you are not willing to complete the entire process do not apply.

After all finalists have been interviewed, the Board of Directors will determine award recipients for the upcoming school year.  All finalists will be notified of their status soon after the completion of the interviews.  More information about the final selection process will be provided during the interview.

Important Information

It is very important to understand the criteria the board will use for this selection process. The student’s GPA, ACT and/or SAT test scores and their expected major area of study are very important. We look at these awards as an investment in our recipients and the future of Oklahoma.

The expectation of our ultimate award winners is that they will graduate with an undergraduate degree within 5 years of entering the school they enrolled in as a first-time award winner from that school.  Additionally, they will have completed the degree in the major area of study provided to the board during this application process.

The academic record each applicant provides is taken as an indicator of whether we feel they can achieve these expectations.  Please do not complete an application if you cannot meet this minimum requirement.

ACT scores of less than 25 will not be considered for those students attending a 4-year college or university

The minimum ACT score for OSUIT applicants is 17.

The application form will provide you with an opportunity to share with the board a brief narrative on you, why you would be a good investment for this foundation and how you fit the characteristics of this Foundation.

Some of the majors we do not accept are the arts, business, criminal justice, journalism, music, political science, pre-law, psychology, religious studies, sociology, or social sciences, as these fields are not our focus.


Only four-year degree-granting programs or certain Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) programs are eligible for scholarship awards. Make sure to include the entrance exam score you provided or will be providing on the application to the school of your choice.

Please note the qualifications required for all applicants other than OSUIT applicants require a minimum ACT score of 25.  The minimum ACT score for OSUIT applicants is 17.

Applicants with ACT scores below the minimum will be considered as an incomplete application and will not be considered.  OSUIT students can contact us via email inquiring about eligible programs.

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