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UCSO becomes Murray State College in Ardmore

Murray State College Scholarships

The MSC scholarship portal is currently open and waiting for your application!

MSC Scholarship Portal

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Applications opened on October 15, 2021 (scholarships that will be awarded for Fall 2022/Spring 2023). The first priority deadline was February 1, 2022. At that time the review process for applications began and scholarships started being awarded. The scholarship portal remains open and scholarships remain available, so please apply when you are ready.   

For scholarship questions or assistance with the application, email

Click HERE for the MSC Scholarship and Financial Aid page

External Scholarships

Deadline For Submission:  September 8, 2021

Bill H. Darnell Scholarship

As the founding Director of the Ardmore Higher Education Center (now Murray State College – Ardmore), Bill H. Darnell had a vision for providing higher education opportunities for the citizens of southern Oklahoma.  This scholarship articulates and reinforces that vision in a tangible way by offering financial support for individuals who choose to remain in the area while pursuing their higher education degree.  Mr. Darnell was greatly admired by his colleagues, community members, and students.

Bill H. Darnell Scholarship Application

The Ada Mae Smith Scholarship

The Ada Mae Smith Scholarship was established with funds bequeathed by the late Ada Mae Smith. Mrs. Smith directed the funds to be awarded to eligible African American students from Carter County who enrolled in courses at the Ardmore Higher Education Center (now Murray State College Ardmore). Mrs. Smith was originally from Valiant, Oklahoma, and came to Ardmore in the early 1920s to live with her brother. After she married, she moved to Denver, Colorado, and had two sons. Mr. Smith died and her two sons also preceded her in death. Although Mrs. Smith did not have a formal education beyond grade school, she highly valued education and wanted to assist African American students attain a higher education. Mrs. Smith lived into her nineties.

Ada Mae Smith Foundation Scholarship Application