Cameron University is pleased to announce the President’s Distinguished Scholarship (PDS) for Academic Enrichment program, a competitive, academic-merit-based program designed to attract top Oklahoma student scholars to Cameron. The PDS program currently offers six scholarships that will assist deserving full-time Cameron students who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree to participate in special academic enrichment activities defined as study abroad, undergraduate research, and the Honors Program.
“Cameron University attracts some of the brightest college students in the state of Oklahoma,” says Cameron President Cindy Ross. “We are proud to introduce the President’s Distinguished Scholarship program, which will reward some of our top academic performers and assist them with the cost of participating in academic enrichment activities.”
The President’s Distinguished Scholarships are made possible by endowed gifts from donors and include the Mike and Mickie Krzyzewksi President’s Distinguished Scholarship, the Lawton Retail Merchants President’s Distinguished Scholarship, the Doss Owen Lynn President’s Distinguished Scholarship, the
Jessie Marie Dunbar President’s Distinguished Scholarship and two Tom Sutherlin President’s Distinguished Scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded for use during the Fall 2013 semester and beyond.
The program seeks students with the potential to be academic scholars and intellectual leaders. President’s Distinguished Scholars are chosen based on a combination of superior intellect and academic achievement; outstanding integrity; excellent written and verbal communication skills; creativity; and imagination. Required application materials are:
- A university application for admissions (http://www.cameron.edu/admissions)
- A university scholarship application (http://www.cameron.edu/financial_aid/gen_scholarship_app)
- A 500 word essay focusing on what the student expects to gain from participation in academic enrichment activities.
Essays will be reviewed by members of Cameron’s Honors Council, who will rate the application essays, verify eligibility and submit a list of eligible, rank-ordered candidates to the Provost. The number of awards will be based on available funds.
Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually, $500 in the fall and $500 in the spring semester subject to the following criteria:
- First-time recipients must have a composite ACT score of 25 with an ACT subscore of 29 or higher in at least one area of specialization;
- The student must be enrolled full time (12 or more semester credit hours);
- The student must be an active member of the Cameron University Honors Program, which provides an enriched, innovative and high impact curriculum of honors courses coupled with experiential learning opportunities aimed at fostering civic engagement, scholarly activities and global citizenship. Details about the Honors Program can be found at www.cameron.edu/honors.
- Scholarship recipients may continue to receive the scholarship for a maximum of four years (eight academic semesters) provided they remain qualified for and enrolled in the Cameron University Honors Program and maintain a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average.
For more information about Cameron’s President’s Distinguished Scholarship for Academic Enrichment program, contact the Office of Academic Enrichment at 580-581-2496.
May 2, 2013