Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors: Professionally Engineering the Future Scholarship


  • Applicants must be attending a university in Oklahoma and enrolled in an undergraduate professional degree program accredited by EAC/ABET or ETAC/ABET for Engineering or Engineering Technology.
  • Applicants must be full-time students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.
  • The scholarship is available to all eligible applicants entering their third, fourth or fifth year of school in Fall 2022.
  • Applicants must have a collegiate GPA ≥ 2.5.
  • Financial need is considered.
  • Preference may be given to students who have graduated from an Oklahoma high school.

The OKPELS Professionally Engineering the Future Scholarship is a one-time award; recipients of this scholarship are invited to reapply. Recipients may not receive the award more than 3 times. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, required supplies and book expenses. Payments are made in two installments (fall and spring semester) each academic year directly to the student’s school after proof of enrollment has been provided to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Payments are issued in the academic year immediately following the application year.

The OKPELS Professionally Engineering the Future Scholarship was established in 2018 to benefit and support creative and diverse student leaders whose goals are directed towards Professionally Engineering the Future through the principled practice of engineering as a future Engineer Intern (E.I.) and Professional Engineer (P.E.). This scholarship is an endowed fund of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

At least $2,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. What discipline of engineering are you studying, and what is your specific major?
  2. While we ask that all college students supply an official transcript through mail, the administrators of this scholarship will accept official and unofficial transcripts. If you are applying for this scholarship only, please upload a transcript (either official or unofficial) below for the committee to review.
  3. Did you submit your household's FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) for the coming year when you completed the General Application? (NOTE: If you answered "no,” please know that financial need is strongly considered by the scholarship committee, so it is a benefit to you to submit your FAFSA or 1040 if you are unable to complete the FAFSA and/or answer the essay question on the College Student Application that asks about your unusual circumstances - talk about your family's financial situation in that essay.)
  4. Are you receiving any other scholarships? If so, please provide the name(s) and award amount(s) below.
  5. Did you receive the OKPELS “Professionally Engineering the Future” scholarship for the current school year?
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