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Branch Scholarship for STEM Majors

The Branch Scholarship for STEM Majors at OLLU will fund up to half the cost of tuition and fees for five students pursuing majors within the STEM fields (does not include room and board) for the 2024-2025 academic year.  

The program is open to high school seniors and transfer students who excel in the classroom as well as extracurricular activities. Students must complete the application for admission and declare a STEM major by March 18, 2024 to be invited to apply for the Branch Scholarship. 

Honoring C.B. and Anita Branch

The late Charles B. and Anita Branch dedicated their lives to the field of science. A chemist by training, Charles worked for Dow Chemicals for 39 years and retired as its chief executive officer in 1976. Anita worked for Dow for a decade in the company's Equal Opportunity Program for Women. The Branch Scholarship honors their life-long dedication to the field of science.


Branch Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a first-time freshman or transfer student for the fall 2024 term
  • Possess an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Be active in extracurricular activities
  • Apply for admission to OLLU by March 18, 2024 with a declared major in a STEM field. Upon receiving admission and meeting the criteria, OLLU will provide the student with instructions on how to submit the Branch Scholarship application, which must be completed by March 29, 2024
  • Enroll full time at OLLU beginning in fall 2024 and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at OLLU to renew the scholarship for up to four years of undergraduate study for freshmen and two years for transfer students

Students interested in applying for the Branch Scholarship should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 29, 2024 at , be sure to list OLLU's School Code: 003598 on the FAFSA so we can electronically download and have access to your information.

Branch Scholarship Application


Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to:
Carlos Laird, Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 210-431-3961