A President’s Distinguished Scholarship (PDS) is one of the most prestigious undergraduate scholarships at Oklahoma State University. Once attending OSU, students must continue to meet the strict academic standards established for the PDS program to retain the scholarship. Designed to bring the finest high school graduates to OSU, the PDS is a key element in the University’s program for recruiting scholars. Recipients must possess outstanding academic credentials and strong leadership capabilities. There is no application necessary; all majors with the appropriate credentials will automatically be considered.
The English Department awards two President's Distinguished Scholarships: a James and Ann Halligan Scholarship for English, and a Eugene W. & Marie-Louise Jackson Scholarship for Creative Writing.