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Emergency Aid Scholarship Program

If you have an emergency expense you can’t afford and it’s keeping you from continuing your education, you may be eligible for an OSU-Tulsa Emergency Aid Scholarship.

Award amount

  • Maximum payment up to $1,500
  • Students may be eligible for a second award if they have previously received an Emergency Aid Scholarship.
  • Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Internet, cell phone, TV, car payments, car repairs, rent, utilities, medical expenses and prescriptions, child care and essential living expenses.
  • Ineligible expenses include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Tuition and fees, legal fees, parking tickets or bail.

Criteria for Consideration

  • Minimum GPA: 2.50 or above
  • Need-based: Yes
  • Academic level: Undergraduate
  • Enrollment status: Part-time (At least 6 hours completed at OSU-Tulsa*)
  • Campus: OSU-Tulsa
  • Additional Criteria**:
    • Completion of at least 80 credit hours or be within four semesters of graduation.
    • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Must be a currently enrolled in at least 3 credit hours at OSU-Tulsa as an undergraduate student.
    • A demonstrated high level of financial need, defined as an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) less than $7,000.
    • A current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file.

* OSU-Tulsa courses state TUL in the campus field.

** You must meet specific criteria to qualify for an Emergency Aid Scholarship  


Approved Scholarship Information 

Covered expenses:

  • Essential living expenses
  • Child care
  • Utility bills
  • Auto repair
  • Other hardships

Not covered:

  • Legal fees, parking tickets or bail
  • Cell phone
  • Internet
  • Cable TV
  • A bill owed to OSU or other university

Application Information

Criteria to Maintain Scholarship

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be considered for financial aid.


To request a change or report a problem with this scholarship posting, please contact us.

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