Oklahoma State University


The Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research has long been a national leader and innovator in scholar development and, more recently, undergraduate research. For over 25 years, our office has prepared students for the future, whether in competition for prestigious national/international fellowships, admission to top graduate schools, securing highly competitive jobs, or attaining the skills required to grow as a leader. The past has taught us that diverse programs, targeted to a wide range of majors, year classifications, and interests, has been the most successful way to elevate a large number of students’ educational experience. 

OSU’s commitment to highly motivated students has been nothing short of phenomenal. Our office has prepared and supported 72 major fellowship winners, 1,471 Wentz Research Scholars, 778 Freshman Research Scholars, 3,334 Wentz Leadership Scholars, 625 Wentz Music Scholars, and nearly $1,000,000 worth of other scholarship support, totaling over $19 million in awards.

Our office enhances undergraduate opportunity, encourages student-faculty mentoring, and promotes retention through scholarship/fellowship success, undergraduate research, international experience, and individual/institutional recognition. We hope you will join our team, as student, faculty or supporter, in broadening OSU’s reputation as a top school for scholars who develop their academic abilities in exceptional ways, increasing the national visibility of our students, university, and state. 


Chacey Schoeppel Named 2014 Truman Scholar

Chacey Schoeppel 

Ariel Leff Named 2013 Udall Scholar

Ariel Leff (right) with Dr. Bob Graalman (left). 

Logan Scott Named 2013 WISE Intern
Logan Scott (fourth from the left) at the rededication of the Halligan Hall of Scholars. 

Rosa Yorks Awarded 2012 Goldwater Scholarship
Blake Jackson Named 2011 Truman and Udall Scholar
Udall and Truman Scholar Blake Jackson (5th from left) is pictured with State Senator Jim Halligan, former Stillwater City Councilor Tom Dugger, State Representative Cory Williams, State Senator Mike Schulz, (Jackson) State Senator Richard Lerblance, State Senator Eddie Fields and State Representative Lee Denney.
Flint Holbrook Named 2011 Udall Scholar
OSU junior Flint Holbrook is congratulated by OSU Dean of Engineering Karl Reid (far left),OSU President Burns Hargis and OSU Dean of Agriculture Robert Whitson (far right) on being chosen one of the nation’s 80 students to win the Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship.


Qualities of Successful Scholars

  • Honors College enrollment is recommended, but not required
  • Good grades (at least a 3.7 GPA is recommended)
  • Impressive speaking and writing skills
  • Leadership roles in campus and community
  • Diverse academic interests (preferably a double major or multiple minors)
  • Interested in and conversant about the Humanities (regardless of major)
  • Passion for public service and intellectual discourse
  • Extensive personal reading habits beyond course work (including reputable national newspapers, influential periodicals (other than Time/Newsweek), and classics of fiction and non-fiction)

If you have these qualities and are interested in challenging yourself, we invite you to browse this site to learn more and to stop by our office in 334 Student Union to discuss the scholar development process and opportunities available.

Bright students with energy and integrity will find enthusiastic faculty mentors to guide them, wholehearted support from alumni, individualized mentoring and multiple opportunities through the Scholar Development office.




"Undergradate Research Scholar" Transcript Designation Deadlines:

  • Fall 2013: Nov. 1, 2013
  • Spring 2014: Mar. 28, 2014
  • Summer 2014: Jun. 27, 2014

Wentz Semester Research Grant (Fall 2014)

Deadline: Aug. 22, 2014