We want every student to find their maximum amount of potential aid, whatever their background or circumstances. Whether you qualify for academic scholarship, government grant, or other outside assistance, we will work with you to tailor a program that makes Bacone possible — and makes sense for the long term.

Native American students receive a $10,000 scholarship and we offer one-on-one assistance with outside aid and Tribal scholarships. More than 60 percent of students are also Pell Grant eligible.

Bacone Scholarship Opportunities

Alexander Posey (American Indian Scholarship) – This scholarship awards $10,000 per academic year to each American Indian student enrolled as a residential  main campus student at Bacone College.

Athletic Scholarship – $7,000 to $10,000 per year for residential students
$2,000 to $5,000 per year for commuter students

Bacone Indian Art Scholarship – This amount varies and is awarded by the Art Director.

Christian Ministry Scholarships Praise Team – A mixed contemporary praise and worship ensemble that leads worship in chapel, Wednesday Night Worship, and travels to churches. Amounts of scholarships vary. (GPA requirement to maintain scholarship: 2.5)

Gospel Choir – A mixed soulful Gospel ensemble that leads worship in chapel, Wednesday Night Worship, and travels to churches. Amounts of scholarships vary. (GPA requirement to maintain scholarship: 2.5)

Worship Arts – Students who prepare visuals, run sound, and perform drama in chapel, Wednesday Night Worship, and travel to churches. Amounts of scholarships vary. (GPA requirement to maintain scholarship: 2.5)

Christian Ministry – Christian Ministry Majors who plan chapel and Wednesday Night Worship and travel to churches. (GPA requirement to maintain scholarship: 2.5)

Descendant Grant- A grant for the direct blood descendants of the following contributors to Bacone College;

  • Samuel Richard
  • Walter Starr
  • William McCombs
  • Benjamin Wacoche

Qualifications include: Must provide proof of their heritage (birth certificates and bloodline from tribe). Must apply for Federal Financial Aid with Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Resident Students – This grant applies to Total Cost (excluding books and fees) with Federal Aid (excluding loans) and outside scholarships and grants being applied to room and board first. Any remaining cash-based funds will be applied to tuition. This grant will be used to make up the difference and can be reduced as other funds are applied.

Commuter students – This grant will cover any remaining tuition cost after Federal Aid (excluding loans) and outside scholarships and grants are applied. If the student does not qualify for any Federal Aid except for loans, and no outside resources, the grant will cover tuition only.

Miss Indian Bacone – Every year Bacone College hosts a pageant for our students.

The winner of the Miss Indian Bacone pageant can receive a scholarship ranging from $500 – $1,500. This award is funded by private donors.

Presidential Scholarship – Merit based scholarship for first-time freshmen.  Scholarship is valid for up to four years of attendance at Bacone College.  Must meet 2 of 3 criteria for initial eligibility:

  • A minimum ACT composite score of 23:
  • A high school GPA of at least 3.50;
  • High school standing within the top 15% of graduating class. (GPA Requirement to maintain scholarship:  3.25)

** Bacone College Scholars Society and Presidential scholarships must be accompanied with two (2) written recommendations from a teacher, school counselor, or principal, and a two (2) page, typewritten, double-spaced essay describing your qualifications as a leader or significant achievements the student has accomplished*

Rennard Strickland School of Criminal Justice – Native American scholarship-up to $10,000 per academic year

Non-Native- up to $7,000 per academic year

Success Scholarship – This is Bacone’s standard scholarship. This scholarship awards any residential main campus student up to $7,000 per academic year and up to $2,700 for commuter students.


All scholarships are renewable each year up to four years based on the following criteria:

  • Be a student in good standing;
  • Maintain a full academic load of at least 12 credit hours per semester; and  Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • These scholarships cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarship.



Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance Fall 2021 – Spring 2022:
Full-time Tuition: $12,000 
Administrative Fees: $2,700
Athletic Fees: $1,000
Library Fees: $120
Technology Fees: $240
Room and Board (multi-occupancy): $8,600
Total: $24,660

Admission Requirements:
2.0 GPA- High School or Transfer
18 ACT/860 SAT
Top 50% of graduating class

Josh Chapman

Interim Financial Aid Director
Financial Aid
Office Phone 918-781-7474
[email protected] 
[email protected]

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Basic Advice

  • Apply for grants and scholarships before the semster begins
  • Look into work study and other local employment opportunities.
  • Ask about payment plans
  • If you must borrow, borrow as little as possible, and read your counseling documents carefully.