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Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship

The UCO Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen second and third generation students who make UCO their choice for an undergraduate university degree. This $1,000 annual scholarship is paid at $500 per fall/spring semester and is renewable for up to four years. The Alumni Association awards approximately four scholarships per year.

Will you be a UCO graduate student?
Learn more about the UCO Alumni Association Master Legacy Scholarship.


  • At least one parent, grandparent or legal guardian who graduated from UCO
  • 3.0 minimum GPA for incoming students
  • Enrolled in 12 hours or more per semester

Note, a student who does not meet the eligibility criteria at the time of enrollment cannot become eligible in a future semester.

How to apply

  1. Incoming freshmen can apply in early summer through the Scholarship Portal. Specific dates will be posted this spring.
  2. Incoming freshmen must designate that they are a legacy on their application.
    • Applicants who fail to identify themselves as a legacy on their application will not be considered for the scholarship.
  3. Legacy status will be verified prior to the disbursement of the scholarship.


The Office of Alumni Relations will notify the scholarship recipients of their selection prior to the beginning of the fall semester. The Alumni Association’s Legacy Committee will be responsible for selecting the recipients. The selection process is competitive and is based on need, GPA, test scores, and essays on the application. The essays are used to break a tie. Award recipients are required to be an active member of the Student Alumni Association, and attend the Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon to be recognized as a legacy scholar. Legacy scholars will be treated to lunch at that event. Guests are welcome to attend, but they are responsible for their own ticket to the event.


Would you like to give back to the university?
We invite you to give to the Legacy Scholarship and make a difference in the lives of fellow Bronchos.

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