Scholarships & Assistantships

The Forensic Science Institute offers a limited number of scholarships and assistantships to Forensic Science students.  Students may begin applying for scholarships the spring semester of their first year to be applied the following school year.

Forensic Science Institute (FSI) Endowed Scholarships

The FSI Endowed Scholarship is available to Oklahoma residents currently enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student in the Forensic Science program.  Students may apply for these monetary awards annually by completing and submitting the FSI General Scholarship application by February 15th.  Please click on the Scholarship Eligibility Requirements link below for additional eligibility requirements.

These awards are presented during the Spring Presidential Partner's Awards Banquet and are funded through the faculty of the FSI and Private Donors. Corporations or individuals desirous of contributing to the success of future forensic scientists are encouraged to donate to the FSI Endowed Scholarships through the UCO Foundation link.

ARL/DNA Solutions Endowed Scholarship in Forensic Science

The ARL/DNA Solutions Endowed Scholarship is available to in-state, out-of-state, and international students currently enrolled full-time as graduate students in the Forensic Science-Biology/Chemistry master’s program.  Students may apply for this monetary award annually by completing and submitting the ARL/DNA Solutions Endowed Scholarship application by February 15th.  Please click on the Scholarship Eligibility Requirements link below for additional eligibility requirements.

This award is presented during the Spring Presidential Partner's Awards Banquet and was established by Dr. Tom Kupiec, CEO of Analytical Research Laboratories and DNA Solutions, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Fred Jordan Scholarship

The Fred Jordan Scholarship is available to in-state, out-of-state, and international students currently enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student in the Forensic Science program.  Students may apply for this monetary awards annually by completing and submitting the FSI General Scholarship application by February 15th.  Please click on the Scholarship Eligibility Requirements link below for additional eligibility requirements.

This award is presented during the Spring Presidential Partner’s Swards Banquet and was established by the former Chief Medical Examiner for Oklahoma. 

Julian and Irene Rothbaum Student Achievement Award

The Fred Jordan Scholarship is available to in-state, out-of-state, and international students currently enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student in the Forensic Science program.  Students may apply for this monetary award annually by completing and submitting the FSI General Scholarship application by February 15th.  Please click on the Scholarship Eligibility Requirements link below for additional eligibility requirements.

This award is presented during the Spring Presidential Partner’s Swards Banquet and was established to recognize academically gifted students who make contributions to the University of Central Oklahoma and community.

FSI Tuition Waivers for Out-of-State Undergraduate Students

Multiple awards for partial tuition waiver are available to out-of-state undergraduate students enrolled full-time in the Forensic Science program.  Awards are made in the Fall semester for both the Fall and Spring semesters, subject to the availability of funds and continued successful progress by the student.  Students may apply for this monetary award annually by completing and submitting the FSI General Scholarship application by February 15th.  Please click on the Scholarship Eligibility Requirements link below for additional eligibility requirements.

FSI Tuition Waivers for Graduate Students

Multiple awards for partial tuition waiver are available to Oklahoma residents enrolled in the Forensic Science master’s program.  Awards are made in the Fall semester for both the Fall and Spring semesters, subject to the availability of funds and continued successful progress by the student.  Students may apply for this monetary award annually by completing and submitting the FSI General Scholarship application by February 15th.  Please see the application for additional eligibility requirements.

FSI Research Assistantships for Graduate Students

A limited number of Research Assistantships are available through the Forensic Science Institute.  Current Graduate students are encouraged to discuss this possibility with their Graduate Advisor.

FSI Teaching Assistantships for Graduate Students

A limited number of Teaching Assistantships are available through the Forensic Science Institute.  Current Graduate students are encouraged to discuss this possibility with their Graduate Advisor.

Please click here for eligibility requirements for all scholarships