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Temporary Scholarship Specialist

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
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The Scholarship Specialist position is responsible for processing awards for internal and external tuition waivers and scholarships such as Tribal, Oklahoma’s Promise, OSU-OKC Foundation scholarships, Oklahoma State Regents scholarships as well as OSU-OKC Tuition Scholarships. Selected candidate will work closely with the state regents, private agencies, state high-schools, tribal agencies, OSU-OKC Foundation, Business Office, and Division Heads (secretaries).


Essential Job Functions:

1.       Process applications and forms necessary for receipt of scholarship funding.

2.       Reconcile funds received for tribal, state, and private sources. Reconciliation may be on an individual or fund basis.

3.       Work with academic divisions to process institutional aid offers.

4.       Develop and maintain a solid working knowledge of federal aid guidelines governing coordination of student resources with federal aid.

5.       May assist with establishing new and/or updating existing procedures used in daily job requirements, ensuring all procedures are consistent with federal, state, and institution guidelines.

6.       May serve as an initial contact for students/parents with scholarship questions.

7.       May be required to participate in seminars or public relations events relative to Scholarships.

8.       May be required to serve as a back-up to the Customer Service Area as needed.

9.       Completes all mandatory training and participates in a minimum of two professional development each year. 

10.   Performs other duties as assigned.


 The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  




 High School Diploma or equivalent



 Work Experience:


Applicant must have a minimum of two years’ experience in post-secondary Financial Aid administration with an emphasis in Scholarship processing.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Comprehensive knowledge of federal guidelines governing coordination of institutional, state, or private aid in conjunction with federal aid.

Ability to determine and resolve over awards resulting from the addition of private, state, or institutional scholarships to students aid packages.

Ability to serve a diverse student body regarding financial aid application processing.

Ability to work with a diverse office of team members.

Ability to accurately and expediently process and analyze detailed paperwork on a continuous basis.

Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalism

 Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior


Preferred Qualifications: 

Associate Degree Preferred

A minimum of two years’ experience in student financial aid administration; experience with Oklahoma’s Promise eligibility determination and claims processing, tribal financial needs analysis and consortium agreement processing.

Experience with Ellucian Banner software. Bachelor Degree 

Working Conditions:

Work will be performed in an office environment with a significant amount of public contact, in person, by telephone and via email. 

Physical Requirements:

Duties require extended periods of sitting, talking, listening and computer usage

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.



Posted: 2019-10-16 Expires: 2038-01-18

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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Temporary Scholarship Specialist

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107

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