Presidential Academic Scholarships

$1,600–$2,400Award Amount
1Number of Awards
3/1/2023Submission Deadline

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This scholarship is an initiative of Western Oklahoma State College, a public institution in Oklahoma. Each year, as part of its financial aid program, the institution offers the Presidential Academic Scholarships. In doing so, the college seeks to reduce the financial costs of its programs to eligible students.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a first-time college freshman. The main focus of the scholarship is academic excellence and, therefore, you must have a minimum ACT score of 23. Additionally, to maintain your scholarship for over four semesters, you must enroll in a course and complete at least 12 hours each semester while having a GPA score of 3.0 or higher.

The scholarship awards are based on the student’s ACT scores. In particular, those with ACT scores of 28 or higher are awarded $2,400, whereas those with ACT scores of between 26 and 27 receive an award of $2,000. Finally, students with ACT scores ranging from 23 to 25 are awarded a scholarship worth $1,600.

Key Information of Presidential Academic Scholarships

Study Details

Area of Study


Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

Western Oklahoma State College

Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study


Award Amount


Number of Awards


Presidential Academic Scholarships Timeline

December 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on December 1.

March 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on March 3.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: High School Senior – High School Graduate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 3
  • Geographic Eligibility: Oklahoma
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Financial Information
  • Short Answers
  • Grade transcript

How to ace the Presidential Academic Scholarships


Proofread your application

Applications are often turned down due to simple grammatical, spelling, and formatting errors. To avoid this, proofread your application and have it reviewed by trusted people before submission.


Follow guidelines strictly

Precisely follow all the instructions given in the application form, submit all the necessary documents, and do not deviate from the stated guidelines as you may risk being disqualified.


Avoid the last-minute rush

Start your application process as soon as they open in order to have ample time to write your application and ensure that there are no glitches.


Consider your competition

Make sure to highlight the factors that set you apart and make you more deserving of the scholarship as compared to your peers. For example, you can highlight your leadership skills to complement your academic excellence.

How the Presidential Academic Scholarships is Judged

The main selection criteria for the Presidential Academic Scholarships is academic excellence. Candidates are judged based on their ACT scores. An ACT score of 24 means you have performed better than 74% of students. A score of 28 means that you have performed better than 88% of students, and a score of 30 means you've scored better than 93% of students.

Why We Love the Presidential Academic Scholarships


Variable scholarship amount

The scholarship is awarded based on one’s ACT scores, which makes it accessible to many students who wish to join Western Oklahoma State College.


Specific to first-time freshmen

The scholarship is open to first-time incoming college students who usually face several financial challenges while entering college. It allows access to higher education with less financial burdens.



All Presidential Academic Scholars are selected based on their academic excellence regardless of their financial capabilities. There is also no discrimination against race, gender, ethnicity, religion, etc.

5 Facts About Presidential Academic Scholarships


Award money is split over four semesters

The prize money is spread equally across four semesters to undergraduate students seeking their first degree.


There is no bias

No candidate is discriminated against on basis of race, sex, or ethnicity: anyone can apply as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens

All applicants must be legal citizens of the United States residing or studying in Oklahoma State.


WOSC has other scholarships

Aside from the Presidential Academic Scholarships, Western Oklahoma State College has other scholarships namely: Western Tuition Waiver Scholarships, Agriculture Scholarships, and Athletic Scholarships.


Application forms can be submitted in two ways

The scholarship application forms may be completed online through the WOSC financial aid web page or via paper applications.

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