African and African American Studies Scholarship Application
African and African-American Studies majors and minors only. Completing this application places students in consideration for the Raymond Gary Memorial Scholarship, the Wayne C. Thompson Memorial Scholarship, and the Ashlee T. Madison Freedom Scholarship. The requirements for each scholarship are listed below. To learn more about these scholarships or the African and African American Studies program, please visit the African and African American Studies website.
Raymond Gary Memorial Scholarship
The Raymond Gary Memorial Scholarship is the first endowed scholarship for students in the AFAM program. The Gary Scholarship will be awarded to two AFAM majors each year according to academics and financial need.
The applicant must be a full-time student, AFAM major, with a 3.0 GPA or higher. The applicant will submit two (2) letters of recommendation, along with the scholarship application. The applicant will submit a 250-word essay, detailing why he/she should receive this scholarship. A copy of FAFSA must be on file with the University of Oklahoma financial aid services.
The Wayne C. Thompson Memorial Scholarship
The Wayne C. Thompson Memorial Scholarship is the second endowed scholarship fund in OU’s African and African-American Studies Program. Wayne Thompson was a community and social activist, a humanitarian, mentor to many, and a role model for how one life can make the world a better place. He continued his work until his death at the age of 62 on December 15, 2008.
The applicant must be a full-time AFAM major, who service focused and/or active in the community. Preference will be given to a student that has an interest in issues that affect the African Diaspora. Two (2) letters of recommendation, from two different instructors, employers or advisors outside of the AFAM program. Please include a 300 word essay detailing why you should be considered for this scholarship. The applicant must have a 2.5 GPA.
The Ashlee T. Madison Freedom Scholarship
AFAM will be distributing for the very first time the Ashlee T. Madison Freedom Scholarship. Ashlee was a dynamic individual, who commanded an audience at an early age. The Ashlee T. Madison Freedom Scholarship is the third endowed scholarship fund in OU’s African and African American Studies Program.
All applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be full-time students at OU, with preference given to AFAM majors or minors. Students involved in African American Studies courses may also be considered. The applicant will submit two (2) letters of recommendation, a 300 word essay (detailing why he/she should receive the scholarship) and the application.