Melvin B. Tolson Scholarship Application

The Melvin B. Tolson Scholarship is in honor of Dr. Tolson’s legacy on campus. It is open to all majors and available for all full-time OU undergraduate students to apply.


  • Must have 24 credit hours and a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must be a full-time OU student
  • Must submit a current resume
  • Must submit 250-word minimum/500-word maximum essay

Scholarship Awards: Two scholarship award of $250.00 per year given.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Provide a detailed statement of your financial need.
  2. Please attach a resume (include any of the following that apply): work experience, volunteer work, internships, academic organizations, fraternities/sororities, past scholarships & awards, etc.)
  3. Consider Dr. Melvin B. Tolson Jr.’s contributions to the University of Oklahoma: In what way, does his achievement impact the current student body, faculty, staff and you specifically? (250-word minimum/500-word maximum)