The Presidential Leadership Scholarship (PLS) offered at Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s residential campus is an opportunity to highlight the best of the best in our incoming students. This scholarship is based on a student’s excellence in leadership and “mission fit” to OKWU–their spiritual and community attitudes that reflect the core values of the Oklahoma Wesleyan family.

Nomination & Eligibility

Eligible students must be first-time freshman or transfer students, and can be nominated by a pastor, youth pastor, school counselor, OKWU Board of Trustee member, OKWU faculty, or OKWU staff member. Once nominated, students must be accepted to OKWU before their application is reviewed.

Other requirements:

  • 3.0 minimum high school or college GPA
  • 600-800 word essay
  • 2 recommendation letters
  • PLS Application completed by Nov. 1
  • FAFSA completed by Nov. 15

Scholarship Award Details

PLS is worth $5,000 annually, and is awarded based on a committee selection process which includes the initial application, references, and an interview.

PLS is renewable for a total of 4 years by maintaining a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, participating in specified leadership opportunities while at OKWU, and remaining good standing with the Office of Student Development.

Nominate a student or apply below:

Nominate a Student  Start My PLS Application

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