W. W. Allen Scholars Program
W. W. Allen Biographical Sketch
Wayne Allen is the former chairman and CEO of Phillips Petroleum Company. The success story associated with Allen's record of achievement, leadership and service exemplifies the American dream. His long-range vision, motivation and optimistic focus are characteristics of the professional philosophy that he shares with others. He is a highly-skilled professional who began planning and preparing his dream of becoming an engineer while in high school in Stillwater, Okla. He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and later his master's degree in industrial engineering and management, both from Oklahoma State University. Through his many noted accomplishments, tireless efforts, and commitment to educational, social, and humanitarian concerns, Mr. Allen has brought great prestige and honor to himself, to his family and to Oklahoma State University. Since its inception, Mr. Allen has taken a personal interest and joy in seeing the Allen Scholars mature and flourish in the engineering field. Through biannual meetings with Allen Scholars, he has had an enormous impact on their perspective and professional development.
What to expect
The Allen Scholars Program at OSU offers engineering students over $135,000 in scholarship and enrichment. Industry networking, study abroad, mentorship, an annual scholarship of $7500, plus full tuition and housing for a Master's degree at the University of Cambridge is all available to two new recipients each year.
The program is designed for top academic students, who also show significant promise in leadership and career ambition. The program is highlighted by the opportunity to pursue a masters degree at the University of Cambridge in the UK following graduation from OSU.
Qualifications for the Program
- Accepted to study engineering at Oklahoma State University.
- Committed to majoring in and graduating with a Bachelors degree in engineering.
- Prepared for study of engineering at the university level through advanced mathematics, physics and chemistry courses taken in high school.
- Achieved a high school GPA of 3.75/4.0 minimum and top 5% rank in class.
- Demonstrated leadership abilities and active involvement in student and community organizations while in high school.
- Achieved minimum national test scores of ACT = 32 or SAT = 1450.
Requirements for Continuation in the Program
- Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours of coursework toward a bachelor s degree program in engineering each regular semester of the academic year. Courses must be taken at OSU-Stillwater or OSU-Tulsa and must satisfy requirements in an approved degree plan in engineering.
- Maintain a graduation/retention grade point average of 3.50 or higher in all coursework required in the degree plan.
- Participate actively in program events and enrichment activities developed for the Program.
- Execute a Program Agreement each academic year in the Program.
- The OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology maintains all rights to discontinue the scholarship and other benefits for any student who fails to maintain the minimum requirements for the Program.