The Ambassador Edward J. Perkins Africa Scholarship

The Ambassador Edward J. Perkins Africa Scholarship

The Ambassador Edward J. Perkins Africa Scholarship was created to facilitate and enhance the development of future leaders who are cognizant of Africa and its importance in matters pertaining to a peaceful coexistence of nations. This endowed scholarship is unique in that it will assist University
of Oklahoma
students to pursue studies in Africa and for African university students to study at the University of Oklahoma. This fund was established in the memory of the late Marjorie Schenfeld Stewart.

Awards will be given on a competitive basis to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. The amount of each award will be based on factors such as the student’s financial need, estimated program related costs such as travel and living expenses, and the number of approved applicants.

Scholarship applicants must meet the following specific criteria:

1. Junior level standing and a minimum one-year of study at OU by the time of participation.
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 for undergraduates, 3.3 for graduates.
3. Eligible program destinations are limited to Africa for OU students, and limited to OU for students from African universities.

Recipients will be selected through review of this application and the personal essay. Applicants will be notified of results prior to the end of the spring semester.

Upon program completion, recipients will be interviewed so that their experiences can be shared with other OU students. Program alumni will be invited to assist in various International Programs Center’s activities and program promotion.


If for some reason you are unable to complete the program, you will be required to return the full amount of your award to the International Programs Center.

Submit all documents to the International Programs Center
Deadline is March 1, 2009

International Programs Center
339 West Boyd, Room 400
Norman, OK 73019
Phone: 405.325.1396 Fax: 405.325.7454


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