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CEAT Scholars Program

The CEAT Scholars Program provides a scholarship and educational experience worth over $15,000 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.


  • 31 ACT or 2060 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


CEAT Scholars Interview Day will be hosted on the Stillwater campus on December 12, 2016. Students will receive an email and hardcopy invitation to participate in interview day in mid 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.


CEAT Scholars receive $2,000 in scholarship awards each year for up to four years, as well as paid enrichment activities and partially paid travel opportunities. 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 inlcude:

  • 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.

During the summer of their sophomore year, CEAT Scholars have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C., where they visit with members of Congress and gain pivotal insight into legislature processes that affect the engineering industry.

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, 2016. Invitations to CEAT Scholars Interview day will be sent in mid-November. Save the date to attend CEAT Scholars Interview Day, which will happen on Monday December 12,2016. If you have questions about CEAT Scholars Interview Day, start by checking out the FAQ.