Tulsa Community College’s (TCC) ‘Tulsa Achieves’ scholarship program, which allows qualified students to attend TCC tuition-free, doesn’t have to be the end of higher education for Oklahomans. With TCC announcing this innovative program, Oklahoma State University (OSU) is reminding 2007 high school graduates that a bachelor’s degree is easier to earn than they might think.
TCC and OSU partnered up in Oct. 2005 to give students the opportunity to continue their education. The TCC-OSU dual admission program allows qualified students to gain admission to both institutions concurrently in order to best utilize academic resources and student development programs at both campuses.
In addition to dual admission, OSU also offers TCC graduates a number of scholarships simply for transferring. Scholarships include the TCC/OSU-Tulsa Transfer Scholarship, the Transfer University Scholarship and the Regents’ Distinguished Transfer Scholarship.
“This is a great time for the class of 2007 graduates, as well as current TCC students to continue their education at OSU,” OSU-Tulsa President Gary Trennepohl says.
The TCC/OSU-Tulsa Transfer Scholarship is awarded exclusively to students transferring from TCC to OSU-Tulsa. Contingent on grade point average (GPA), students are also eligible for two other scholarship options.
Students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at TCC with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 and enroll in at least six credit hours at OSU are eligible for a $650 tuition waiver per semester for two semesters. Students who meet the same criteria and have a 3.5 GPA or higher are eligible for a $650 tuition waiver for three semesters.
In addition, all students transferring to OSU’s campuses in Stillwater or Tulsa are eligible to apply for other transfer scholarships including a $1000 Transfer University Scholarship, a $1500 Regents Distinguished Scholarship, a $500 Mervin Bovaird Foundation award and a $2000 AT&T Presidential Transfer Scholarship.
“Together TCC’s ‘Tulsa Achieves’ and OSU’s transfer scholarship opportunities help make a bachelor’s degree an affordable and attainable goal for all Tulsa-area residents,” Trennepohl says.