Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship

The UCO Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship is awarded to 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 will award four legacy scholarships in the 2018-19 school year.

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

Requirements

  • At least one parent or grandparent who graduated from UCO
  • 3.0 minimum GPA for incoming students and for reapplying 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 must have applied and submitted admissions materials by the university's scholarship consideration deadline.
  2. Incoming freshmen must designate that they are a legacy on their admissions application.
    • Applicants who fail to identify themselves as a legacy on their application will not be considered for the scholarship.
    • The office of Alumni Relations cannot alter or edit a student’s admissions application.
  3. All incoming freshmen who qualify are automatically entered into consideration by virtue of their admissions application. There is no specific legacy scholarship application.
  4. Incoming freshmen must be enrolled at UCO by July 31 before their freshmen year to be considered
    • Legacy status will be verified prior to the disbursement of the scholarship.
  5. Transfer students are also eligible to receive the UCO Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship.
    • Transfer students must be enrolled at UCO by May 1 for the upcoming school year and must designate that they are a legacy on their admissions application.
    • The process will then proceed similarly to incoming freshmen regarding qualification, consideration and application. Visit the UCO Transfer Admissions Standards page for more information and deadline dates for transfer students.

Details

The Office of Alumni Relations will notify the scholarship recipients of their selection within the first two weeks of the 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 admission application. The essays are used to break a tie so please take them seriously. Award recipients are required to attend the Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon on the Friday of homecoming 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.

 

Additional Benefits

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Our friends at Textbook Brokers are pleased to offer a one-time bonus to the scholarship. They will cover the cost of textbook rentals for the spring semester for freshmen who receive the award.

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We invite you to give to the Legacy Scholarship and make a difference in the lives of fellow Bronchos.

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