OSF Gives Back


Oklahoma State Fair Scholarship

Established in 2002, the Oklahoma State Fair Scholarship Program has provided nearly $250,000 to deserving and qualified Oklahoma youth through annual, individual awards of $2,500 each. Beginning in 2015, the program selects 10 winners to receive a one-time award of $2,500. 


Previous sponsors have included companies such as American Fidelity, Frankfurt Short Bruza, Waste Connections, Inc. and Force Personnel.

Guidelines & Application

The Oklahoma State Fair Scholarship guidelines and instructions, which outline eligibility requirements and materials, are available below. The 2021 Oklahoma State Fair Scholarship application is now closed.

  2021 Oklahoma State Fair Scholarship Guidelines


2020 Recipients

Jackson Caves – Amber-Pocasset High School

Kindle Chamberlain – Southwest Covenant Schools

Bryant Chitsey – Choctaw High School

KayAnn Eck – Thomas Fay Custer High School

Colby Gilpen – MacArthur High School

Mackenzie Goings – Edmond Memorial High School

Jordan Mason – Burns Flat - Dill City

Pace Mittelstaedt – Amber-Pocasset High School

Austin Rankin – Waynoka High School

Erin Slagell – Weatherford High School

Madison Stephens – Weatherford High School

Jazmine Walker – Walker Homeschool


OSAE Visual Arts Scholarship

The Oklahoma State Fair offers five annual Visual Art Scholarships available to graduating seniors whose school participated in the Oklahoma Student Art Exhibition within the prior two years. 

Registration is now closed. Please check back early next year for the 2022 application and guidelines. 


University Partners

University of Central Oklahoma: UCO will match the $1,500 scholarships presented by the Oklahoma State Fair. The funding is applicable only for Studio Art, Art Education or Art History majors. Recipients must be enrolled full-time as an art major no later than August 15, 2021. For complete information, contact Ines Burnham at iburnham@uco.edu.

 Oklahoma City University: OCU will provide an art talent scholarship of $3,000 for $1,500 scholarship recipients and an art talent scholarship of $1,000 for $500 scholarship recipients. This funding is applicable only for Studio Art and Film majors and is renewable for up to four years for a total of $4,000 - $12,000. OCU will determine the parameters for use of these funds. All funds must be accepted no later than August 1, 2021. For complete information, contact Kurt Grau at kmgrau@okcu.edu.


2020 Visual Arts Scholarship Winners


Melissa Angel – Coweta High School
Julia Bischoff – Carl Albert High School
Santana Jimenez – Calhoun, Norman High School


Bryant Chitsey, Choctaw High School
William Mustachia, Carl Albert High School

Please check back in mid-April for the list of 2021 winners.