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CEAT Scholars Program

The CEAT Scholars Program provides a scholarship and educational experience worth $19,000 for a select group of students. The program aims to develop students’ technical competence, a broader world view, professional and public responsibility and leadership abilities. Scholars are selected each year into this prestigious program after attending the CEAT Scholars Interview Day. To be invited to CEAT Scholars Interview Day, students must meet the minimum qualifications.

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SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFICATIONS

  • 31 ACT or 1420 SAT
  • 3.75 GPA (unweighted)
  • Freshman student accepted to study engineering at Oklahoma State University
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and active involvement in student and community organizations while in high school
  • Invited to CEAT Scholars Interview Day

INTERVIEW DAY

CEAT Scholars Interview Day will be hosted on the Stillwater campus on December 9. Students will receive an email and hardcopy invitation to participate in interview day in November. They must reply by the deadline with confirmation of attendance. CEAT Scholars Interview Day consists of two assessment rotations and two discussion rotations: faculty interviews, an advisor leadership activity, discussion with the Dean and discussion with a current CEAT student panel. Only students who participate in the entire interview process will be considered for the program. If students are unable to attend in person they have the opportunity to participate via Skype (please contact Amanda Williams for details). Questions? Check out the FAQ.

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS

CEAT Scholars receive scholarship packages between $29,000-$69,000 minimum from OSU and CEAT combined. The packages include $19,000 from CEAT in cash scholarships and enrichment and In-State or Out-of-State partial tuition waivers from OSU. In-State partial tuition waiver consists of at least $10,000 over 4 years and Out-of-State partial tuition waiver of at least $50,000 over 4 years.

The $19,000 CEAT scholarship package includes a $3,500 cash scholarship for 4 years, $2,000 in enrichment over 4 years and $3,000 in global travel expenses. The CEAT Scholars Program is made possible by the several scholarship funds listed below and the generous donors who support them:

  • Sherman Smith Family CEAT Scholars
  • Dean Karl Reid CEAT Scholars
  • I. Edward Lynch CEAT Scholars
  • Dean’s CEAT Scholars
  • CEAT Fund

Enrichment Opportunities

Much more goes into preparing CEAT Scholars for success after graduation than that which occurs inside the classrooms at OSU. The opportunity for a unique set of enrichment activities truly sets the program apart from other scholarships. CEAT Scholars participate in leadership and team-building activities, cultural activities such as operas and plays, professional development, community service projects and have one-on-one interaction with corporate and industry leaders. Examples of past enrichment opportunities include:

  • Murder Mystery Theatre
  • Of Mice and Men Opera
  • Glassblowing
  • Salaries and Negotiations
  • Stock Portfolio Guidance
  • Zeeco Tour
  • WEAT: Industry Wisdom Event
  • Habitat for Humanity

National and International Experiences

Global competition is a reality for the nation’s leading industrial firms and a way of life for the intellectual leaders of those firms. Each CEAT Scholar will graduate fully prepared to walk into any organization with an understanding of the global marketplace and its impact on that industry and this country.

Following their junior year, CEAT Scholars have the opportunity to travel internationally. During their first three years as a CEAT Scholar, they — together with Allen Scholars — choose countries they would like to visit in order to experience the reason behind the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering.

To apply, complete your OSU admissions application by November 1, 2017. Invitations to CEAT Scholars Interview day will be sent in November. Reply 'attending' on your application portal. Save the date to attend CEAT Scholars Interview Day on December 9. If you have questions about CEAT Scholars Interview Day, start by checking out the FAQ.