PLC applications due March 7

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PLC applications due March 7

High school seniors who plan to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University in the fall can apply to the President’s Leadership Class (PLC) and earn up to $2,750 in scholarship funds. Students must meet specific requirements in order to apply.

Applications may be found online at The application deadline is Saturday, March 7. Hand delivered applications must be in by Friday, March 6, to the Office of Recruitment.  If mailed, the application must be postmarked no later than Saturday, March 7.           

 Students should send a seven-semester transcript and ACT scores with the application, and must meet all standard admission requirements to Northwestern.

Applications must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation and a scholarship application form, obtainable from Northwestern’s Office of Financial Aid or by visiting

One letter of recommendation must be from a high school teacher, high school principal, high school counselor or other faculty member or member of administration. The second letter should be from another person such as a minister, family friend or employer. Letters of recommendation should include the name, position and relationship to you of the person writing the recommendations.

All applicants should have a scholarship application submitted with the PLC application or on file at the Northwestern Scholarship Office prior to the PLC application deadline.

Selected finalists will be interviewed in March and notified by phone and/or mail about the interview.

Recipients of the PLC Scholarship will be notified mid-April. The scholarship will cover freshman year only at Northwestern-Alva.

Each year, the PLC class takes a trip to a major U.S. city with Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president. The group visits museums and other fun sights.

All application materials should be mailed to Paige Fischer, director of recruitment, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Office of Recruitment, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717. Contact Fischer with questions at or (580) 327-8545.