Scholarship Mission

The mission of the John Hope Franklin-ONEOK-Epsilon Iota Boule Scholarship is to enhance the educational opportunities through scholarship and mentorship, for racial and ethnic minority high school students seeking to attend institutions of higher learning. A particular emphasis will be place on the cultivation, of the yet to be fully realized potential of the racial and ethnic minority student.

We seek to honor the achievements of the scholars in our communities. However, we also want to reach out to those individuals that are "late bloomers", but are yet on the upward slope of academic discovery. 

The following types of scholarships will be awarded:


Franklin Scholars

  • For scholars attending four-year colleges or universities.

  • Scholars are selected annually & will be awarded $2,500 per year, renewable for three years.

  • One Scholar will be financed by Epsilon Iota Boule or Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.

Hope Scholars

  • For scholars attending Tulsa Community College or two-year institutions.

  • Scholars are selected annually & will be awarded $1,000 per year, renewable for one year.

Reconciliation Scholars

  • For scholars attending vocational schools.

  • Scholars are selected annually & will be awarded $500 per year, renewable for one year.

In addition to the scholarship, the recipients may also participate in the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity's career mentoring program.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements


The Applicant must be a graduating High School Senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.  If  the Applicant is awarded the scholarship, they must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their respective post-secondary education institution in order to receive the subsequent year's award. 



Applications must be submitted online by March 21, current year.  In order to meet the timeline for communication of awards, we cannot make any exceptions to the application due date. 



In order for your application to be considered, you must follow all instructions below. Tulsa Community Foundation is not responsible for procuring missing information or documents. 

  1.  Complete the Application Form below by March 21, current year at 5:00 PM.

  2.  Attach a copy of your Official Transcript that includes all grades (GPA and Cumulative            GPA) from the latest Fall semester.  Do not submit your application unless you include

      your latest  Fall semester transcripts. Do not send transcripts separately.

  3. Upload the Grade Certificate Form  and have your counselor complete and mail it to the        Tulsa Community Foundation address below by March 21, current year.

  4. Select someone to complete and mail in a Letter of Recommendation. The sole purpose        of the letter of recommendation is to learn about you, the applicant, through someone            who knows you and can write a candid, unbiased evaluation of your character and life            goals. Please do not ask family members or friends to write your recommendation                letter. Ministers, coaches, employers, supervisors, counselors or teachers would be                more appropriate for providing sufficient information about you as a person. The letter          of recommendation should be sealed in an envelope and returned to Tulsa Community          Foundation (postmarked by March 21, current year) at the address below.

Tulsa Community Foundation
c/o Scholarships
7030 South Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74136




Please Note: You will not be able to save your application and return to finish at a later time. Please have all items prepared prior to starting the application.


Office: 918-295-5009

Fax: 918-398-6328


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In the spirit of Dr. John Hope Franklin, the Center promotes reconciliation and generates trust through scholarly work and constructive community engagement.

To transform society’s divisions into social harmony.

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