General Scholarships

All general scholarships are only available to traditional students unless otherwise specified.  If you have any questions, contact the SNU Financial Assistance Office at (405) 491-6310.  

AAUW/Laughbaum Scholarship

  • Established and funded by the Oklahoma City Chapter of the AAUW in honor of Dr. Anna Belle Laughbaum
  • Restricted to upper-division Junior or Senior female students wishing to return following a ‘stop-out’ or ‘drop-out’ phase in their education.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Amount varies

ASP (Academy of Senior Professionals) Scholarship

  • Established and funded by members of the SNU Academy of Senior Professionals
  • Any classification, in-coming freshman must have been above the Top 50 percentile to be eligible, and upper-division recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Students must have a written set of goals, and be willing to attend an annual ASP meeting
  • Financial need will be considered
  • Amount varies

Alger, Helen Scholarship – Work Assistance

  • Established and funded by Mrs. Helen Alger
  • Provides support for students who are academically ‘at-risk’ due to work schedule to stay in school
  • Amount varies

Banker, Willie Frances (W.F.) Memorial Scholarship

  • Established by the Estate of Willie Frances Banker
  • Any classification
  • Provides awards based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Banks, Gladys Memorial Servant-hood Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Dr. J. Michael Crabtree and Friends of “Mom” Banks
  • Restricted to a Senior student from any discipline with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Selection based on ‘Leadership and extra-curricular service, involvement in church and/or compassionate ministries, and/or SGA’
  • Amount varies

Banz Family Scholarship – Kansas student preference

  • Established and funded by Leonard & Jeanette Banz
  • 1st Preference for students from Pleasant Hills CON, Sylvia, KS
  • 2nd Preference for students from Fairfield HS, Langdon, KS
  • 3rd Preference for students from Reno County, KS or the Kansas District CON
  • If there are no eligible candidates, award to any student on need-basis
  • Amount varies

Barnard, Malcolm & Goldie Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Dr. Tom & Madeline Barnard
  • Any classification, no other restrictions
  • Amount varies

Bates, M.D. & Leola Memorial Scholarship – Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene

  • Established and funded by the Estate of Leola Bates Gaddie and Friends of Mrs. Gaddie
  • Any classification, awarded on need-basis
  • Restricted to [1] members of Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene, or [2] lives within the corporate boundaries of the City of Bethany
  • Amount varies

Brasher, Milton & Lois Stockett Memorial Scholarship – Work Assistance

  • Established and funded by Mrs. Lois Brasher, and Friends of the Brashers
  • Provides support for students who are academically ‘at-risk’ due to work schedule to stay in school
  • Amount varies

Bumpus Family Memorial Scholarship – Nazarene Heritage

  • Established and funded by Dr. John Bumpus, and Friends of Mrs. Gracie Bumpus
  • Recipient shall be selected by the Office of Student Development
  • Awarded to in-coming Freshmen based on Nazarene heritage, leadership style & spiritual growth
  • 1st Preference for students pursuing degree in the Natural Sciences but not exclusive
  • Candidate possess personal initiative and potential for success
  • Amount varies

Cantwell, Evelyn Memorial Scholarship – Restricted to Female

  • Established and funded by the Friends of Mrs. Evelyn Cantrell
  • Restricted to Junior level females with a minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Amount varies

CHOICE (Christians Helping Others in Christian Education)

  • Established by friends of SNU under the leadership of Pres. Stephen W. Nease
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Cobb, Twyla Jane Memorial Scholarship – Oklahoma District CON

  • Established by Mrs. Elsie Cobb, mother
  • Restricted for students from the former Southeast Oklahoma District
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Coburn, Gene Memorial Scholarship – Male Academic Marshall

  • Established and funded by Dr. Thurman Coburn, father
  • Awarded to Male Academic Marshall with the highest GPA selected for Spring Commencement
  • Amount varies

Coody, Dean & Loy Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by the Estate of Dean & Loy Coody
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Cornwell Family Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Don & Colleen Karns Cornwell
  • Recipients shall reflect SNU’s motto – CHARACTER, CULTURE, CHRIST
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Cory, Duane & Carol Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Duane and Carol Cory
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Curry, Deborah Kaye Davis Memorial – Pastor’s Dependent Crises Fund

  • Established and funded by the Friends and Family of Deborah Curry, and Rev. J. Michael Curry
  • Restricted to children of full-time pastor’s on the South Central Educational Region
  • Aids families who are experiencing extreme financial duress due to illness, etc.
  • Any classification, multiple awards may be given
  • Amount varies

Davis, B. Eugene & Opal M. Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by the B. Eugene & Opal M. Davis Trust
  • Recipient should give-evidence of Christian commitment and potential to graduate
  • Any classification and area of study

Davis/Fauss, B. Eugene & Opal M. Memorial Family Scholarship – Descendants of Davis Family

  • Established and funded by the B. Eugene & Opal M. Davis Trust
  • For lineal descendants of E. Eugene & Opal M. Davis. Contact James N. Posey, Esq.
  • Any classification
  • Amount varies

Diffee, Vic Family Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Vic F. Diffee
  • Restricted to any full-time upper-division student
  • Based on verifiable financial need
  • Amount varies

Dorough, Rev. William M. & Velma R. Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by the William M. & Velma R. Dorough Trust
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Elder, Alpha & Dorothy Wilson Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by the Estate of Dorothy Wilson Elder
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies
Eskridge, Rodney L. & Dr. Mary E. Scholarship
  • Established and funded by Rod & Dr. Mary Eskridge
  • Restricted to upper-division students, based on financial need
  • Recipients should reflect SNU’s motto – CHARACTER, CULTURE, CHRIST
  • Amount varies

Ferris, Bob & Billie Hagemeire Scholarship

  • Established and funded by “Billie” Ruth J. Hagemeire Ferris
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Fitzgerald, Don Memorial Scholarship – ‘Pace-setter”

  • Established and funded by Ellen Fitzgerald Kelly, sister
  • Restricted to upper-division students who are the 1st member of their immediate family to attend college as a full-time student
  • Awarded in increments of $1,000

Gardner, John & Frankie Scholarship – Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene

  • Established and funded by John & Frankie Gardner
  • Must be active members of the Lake Jackson, TX Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene – selected by the Scholarship Committee of Cornerstone CON
  • Any classification, awarded on financial need
  • pper-division recipients must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Amount varies

Giving Back to the Bible – South Central Region Bible Quizzing participant

  • Established and funded by Tony & Beverly Randolph Lyles
  • Restricted to former Bible Quiz participants from the South Central Educational Region
  • Recipients selected by District Quiz coaches
  • Award amount up to $500
Goodhue, Jewell & Frank Memorial Scholarship
  • Established and funded by Estate of Jewell & Frank Goodhue
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Green, Spencer Memorial Scholarship – Pastor Dependents

  • Established and funded by Rev. Lonnie A. & Christie A. Green, parents
  • Restricted to upper-division students based on financial need
  • Preference for pastor dependents
  • Amount varies

Gresham, Loren & Linda Leadership Grant

  • Established and funded by the Friends and Former Students of Pres. Loren & Mrs. Linda Brown Gresham
  • Restricted to incoming high school senior or transfer student who has [1] demonstrated leadership in their community, church and/or school, [2] exhibited exemplary character in all aspects of their lives, and are members of the Church of the Nazarene
  • Selected by the SNU Office of Admission & Recruitment
  • Awards range from $2500-5000

Guest, Bryan W. Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by the Estate of Bryan W. Guest
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Students receiving athletic scholarships are not eligible to apply
  • Amount varies

Hamilton, Vinita Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Ramon “Tex” Hamilton, son, and Jan Wheeler, grand-daughter
  • Restricted to upper-division students
  • Based on financial need
  • Awarded in $1,000 increments

Hardeman, Byrdell & Homer Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by the Byrdell & Homer Hardeman Trust
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Harper, Leonard C. Memorial Scholarship – Bethany H.S. (OK) graduate

  • Established and funded by the Friends and Family of Leonard C. Harper, and Eva May Harper, wife
  • Restricted to an in-coming Freshman who is a graduate of Bethany High School
  • Amount varies

Harrison, Charles R. Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Charles R. Harrison
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Hayhurst, Johnny Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Mrs. Mattie Lou Sherwood
  • Restricted to Junior or Seniors
  • Based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Heath, Opal Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by the Friends and the Estate of Mrs. “Mom” Opal Heath
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Henderson, J.T. Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by
  • Restricted to upper-division students – Freshmen not eligible to apply
  • Based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Hermann, Dr. Darrell & Leanne Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Dr. Darrell & Leanne Hermann
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Hill, Adolph & Hilda Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Bob and Ruby Hill Young, daughter and son-in-law
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Hispanic Student Scholarship – Hispanic students

  • Funded by annual support from the CLAD and Hispanic community
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Ingram, Mike & Sheila Scholarship – Arizona or New Mexico preference

  • Established and funded by Mike & Sheila Ingram
  • 1st Preference - students from Arizona or New Mexico
  • 2nd Preference – student participating in the SNU Equine Program
  • 3rd Preference – students called to preach through ministry of Evangelism
  • Amount varies

Jerrett Family Memorial Scholarship – students from Marksville, La.

  • Established and funded by the Jerrett Family Estate
  • Restricted to upper-division students, based on financial need
  • Preference for students from the Marksville (La.) Church of the Nazarene
  • Amount varies

Johnson, Arthur C. & Dollie M. Memorial Scholarship – Pastor Dependents

  • Established and funded by Mrs. Harriett Elizabeth Browning
  • Restricted to upper-division students – Freshmen not eligible to apply
  • Preference for children from pastors of small churches
  • Candidates shall have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Amount varies

Kilgore, Bishop Marvin & Mary Jo Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded through the Estate of John P. Kilgore, son
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

King’s Foundation Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Steve & Billye Bailey
  • Restricted to upper-division students, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Lambdin, Avaleen Memorial Scholarship – Japanese Nationals or Japanese Heritage

  • Established and funded by James C. Lambdin, husband
  • 1st Preference for students who are Japanese nationals or from its heritage
  • If no candidate is available from 1st preference, shall be open to any student
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Lambdin, James C. Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded through the Estate of James C. Lambdin
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Lewis/Winslow Family Memorial Scholarship – East Terrell Hills Church, San Antonio, Tx

  • Established and funded by Eva G. Winslow, daughter, in memory of Vera Lewis and Paul & Eva Winslow
  • 1st Preference for students from the East Terrell Hills Church of the Nazarene
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Livingston, Stephen & Michelle Scholarship – Lawton 1st or SWO District students

  • Established and funded by Stephen & Michelle Banz Livingston
  • Restricted to students from Lawton 1st Church of the Nazarene, or from the Southwest Oklahoma District Church of the Nazarene
  • Should no candidates are available, may be awarded to Spanish or Business majors
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Louisiana District Scholarship – students from the State of Louisiana

  • Established and funded by Friends and Alumni
  • Restricted to students who are members of any Church of the Nazarene in Louisiana
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Matson/Chisholm Family Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Morris & Kathryn Chisholm Matson
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

McClaflin, E. Elmer Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded through the Enoch Elmer McClaflin Testamentary Trust
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

McDonald, Wayne Family Memorial Disability Scholarship – ADA support

  • Established and funded by Mrs. Patty McDonald, wife, and Prof. Loral McDonald Henck, daughter
  • Restricted to full-time ‘on-campus’ students who meet the ADA definition
  • Recipients shall be selected by the SNU Academic Center for Excellence, Disability Services office
  • Amount varies

McLaughlin, Ercell B. Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by the Estate of Ercell B. McLaughlin
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Miller, Thelma A. Memorial Scholarship – Missionary dependents

  • Established and funded through the Thelma A. Miller Revocable Trust
  • Restricted to students who are dependents of ‘active’ or furloughed missionaries of any Christian faith
  • Any classification, based on financial need

Mills, Judy – Angel Tree Scholarship – Angel Tree dependents

  • Established and funded by Judy Mills, and Friends of Judy Mills and the Oklahoma “Angel Tree’ Program
  • Restricted to students whose parent or caregiver is or has been incarcerated
  • If no candidates are available, may be awarded to any student based on need
  • Amount varies

Mills, Rev. O.O. Memorial Scholarship – Friendship Church of the Nazarene, Stuart, Ok.

  • Established and funded by Rev. F. Irwin & Doris Mills Harris
  • 1st Preference for students from the Friendship Church of the Nazarene of Stuart, Oklahoma
  • If no candidate is available, may be awarded to any student based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Mizell, Durward M. & Willie Mae Flanigan Memorial Scholarship – West Texas District

  • Established and funded by Dale Mizell and Fred M. Springer, daughter and son-in-law; honoring her parents who were 1917 & 1918 grads of Central Holiness College, Hamlin, TX
  • Restricted to students from churches on the West Texas District of the Church of the Nazarene
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Morsch, Gary & Vickie Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Gary Morsch, M.D. and Vickie Wessels Morsch
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Murray, Sam Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by the Friends and Family of Sam Murray, Lake Charles, La.
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Parker, Beverly McAllister Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Mr. Robert Parker
  • Awards one scholarship to a student of any department based on financial need
  • Recipients emulates the SNU motto – CHARACTER, CULTURE, CHRIST
  • $5,000 award

Payne, DeEtte Leupp Memorial Scholarship – Native American heritage

  • Established and funded by Dr. Edythe Leupp, mother
  • Restricted to students of Native American heritage
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Peterson, Marvin & C. J. Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Marvin & Clara Jean Smith Peterson
  • Restricted to Junior or Senior-level students
  • Students receiving an Honor’s Level scholarship are not eligible to apply
  • Amount varies

Phi Delta Lambda Honor Society Scholarship – Book Scholarship

  • Funded by annual gifts from members of the Phi Delta Lambda Honor Society
  • Restricted to Sophomore and Juniors
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA required
  • Amount varies

Pierce-Eppler Family Angel Scholarship

  • Established and funded through the Estates of Rev. & Mrs. John Eppler and Ralph & Learon Lewis Pierce
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Pittman-Hagerman Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded through the Viola M. Pittman Revocable Trust, and the Friends and Family of Mrs. Stella Hagerman
  • Restricted to upper-division students – FRESHMEN not eligible to apply
  • Awards based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Posey, James N. Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Rick Roeder and Friends of James N. Posey, Esq.
  • Restricted to Junior or Senior-level students
  • Awards based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Randolph, Dayton Memorial Bible Quizzing Scholarship – Bible Quizzing

  • Established and funded by Tony & Beverly Randolph Lyles
  • Restricted to a high school senior who was a Top-10 Bible Quiz participant from any district on the South Central Educational Region
  • Applicant has applied to SNU with a minimum high school 2.5 GPA
  • Letter of recommendation from local pastor
  • Recipients selected by District Quiz coaches
  • Amount varies

Reed, Paul A. & M. Lucille Reed Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Paul A. & M. Lucile Reed
  • Any classification, but must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA to be eligible
  • Award based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Reinbold, Sheila Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Dr. Paul & Jan Reinbold, parents
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Rhodes Family Scholarship - Descendants of Joseph Bushell & Josephine Rhodes

  • Restricted to descendants of Joseph Bushell & Josephine Rhodes
  • Repeat recipients must have a 2.5 GPA
  • Contact the Rhodes Family or SNU Office of Financial and Business Affairs
  • Amount varies

Ripper, Dr. C. Harold & Opal Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded through the Estate of C. Harold Ripper
  • Restricted to Junior or Senior-level students
  • Student athletes not eligible to apply
  • Award based on financial need
  • Applicant reflects the SNU motto – CHARACTER, CULTURE, CHRIST
  • Amount varies

Ronnekamp, Steve & Nelda Scholarship – Chaplain, Clergy or Missionary children

  • Established and funded by Steve & Nelda Emberton Ronnekamp
  • Restricted to upper-division students – FRESHMEN not eligible to apply
  • Must be children of a full-time pastor, missionary, military or prison chaplain of any Protestant denomination
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Amount varies

Rustin, Stuart & Annette Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Rev. Stuart and Annette Blankenship Rustin
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Sattler, Harold Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Mrs. Carol D. Sattler, wife
  • Restricted to upper-division students – FRESHMEN not eligible to apply
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Amount varies
Seekers, The Scholarship
  • Established by an anonymous private foundation
  • Any classification, must have 3.0 minimum GPA for upper-division recipients
  • Students participating in intercollegiate athletics are not eligible to apply
  • Amount varies

Shelton, Lavaun Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded through the Estate of Lavaun Shelton
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Snowbarger, Ralph F. & Wilma O. Memorial Scholarship – Kansas student preference

  • Established and funded by Ralph F. Snowbarger
  • 1st Preference for students from Pleasant Hills CON, Sylvia, KS
  • 2nd Preference for students from Fairfield HS, Langdon, KS
  • 3rd Preference for students from Reno County, KS or the Kansas District CON
  • If there are no eligible candidates, award to any student on need-basis
  • Amount varies

Snowbarger, Sam & Katie Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded heirs of Sam & Katie Snowbarger
  • Restricted to upper-division students – FRESHMEN not eligible to apply
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Award based on financial need

SNU Foundation Director’s Scholarship

  • Established and funded by members of the SNU Foundation
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

South Texas District Church of the Nazarene Scholarship – students from South Texas

  • Established and funded by Friends and Alumni
  • Restricted to students who are members of any Church of the Nazarene on the South Texas District
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Southwest Oklahoma District Church of the Nazarene Scholarship – SWO District students

  • Established and funded by Friends and Alumni
  • Restricted to students who are members of any Church of the Nazarene on the Southwest Oklahoma District
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies
Stewart, Burt Student Development Crises Fund – Emergency Funds
  • Established and funded by Mrs. Alice Stewart, wife
  • Provides emergency funds for medical, travel or other emergency needs
  • Awarded by the Office of Student Development
  • Amount varies

Stinson-Twinning Family Memorial Scholarship – children of small church pastors

  • Established and funded by Dr. E. Ray Stinson in honor of Vernie L. & Betty Ann Twinning Stinson
  • Restricted to dependents of ‘small church’ pastors
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA to apply
  • Amount varies

Vestal, Richard Memorial Scholarship – Dallas area students

  • Established and funded through the Estate of Richard Vestal
  • Restricted to students from the ‘Greater Dallas region’
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Walker, G.C. & Elizabeth ‘Beth’ White Scholarship – preference for Temple or Austin, Tx

  • Established and funded by Dr. J. Michael & Cheryl Wallace Crabtree, niece and husband
  • 1st Preference for students from Temple or Austin, Texas
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Watson, James Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by Mrs. Betty Watson, and Friends of Jim Watson
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Webster Family Scholarship – students from Rogers’ 1st & New Hope, Rogers, Ark.

  • Established and funded by Dale & Janie Webster
  • Restricted to students from Rogers’ 1st Church or New Hope Church of the Nazarene
  • Any classification
  • Awarded in $2,000 increments

Webster Family Scholarship – Pastor dependents from the N. Arkansas District

  • Established and funded by Dale & Janie Webster
  • Restricted to children of Church of the Nazarene pastor’s on the N. Arkansas District
  • Any classification
  • Awarded in $2,000 increments

Webster, Willard & Elsie Family Scholarship – Choctaw (Ok) Church of the Nazarene

  • Established and funded through the Estate of Willard & Elsie Webster
  • Restricted for student who are ‘active members’ of the Choctaw (Ok) Church of the Nazarene
  • Any classification, based on financial need

West, Dr. Ralph & Louise Scholarship – Students of Nazarene heritage

  • Established and funded by Neil & Cindy West Cagle, son-in-law & daughter
  • Restricted to students who are members of the Church of the Nazarene
  • Any classification, based on financial ned
  • Amount varies

White, Rev. & Mrs. Claude Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded through the Estate of Rev. & Mrs. Claude White
  • Restricted for upper-division students – FRESHMEN not eligible to apply
  • Awarded on financial need
  • Amount varies

Williams, Bert & Birdie V. Memorial Scholarship – students from Tyler Lakeview (TX)

  • Established and funded through the Birdie W. Williams Revocable Living Trust
  • Restricted to ‘active members’ (at least 2-years) of the Tyler Lakeview Church of the Nazarene
  • Any classification with a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Apply to the Church Board - of the Tyler Lakeview Church of the Nazarene
  • Amount varies

Winters Family Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded by the Winters’ Family Bequest
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies

Zerbe, Henry C. Memorial Scholarship

  • Established and funded through the Estate of Henry C. Zerbe
  • Any classification, based on financial need
  • Amount varies