Academic All-State Application and Criteria

Academic All-State Application and Criteria

The Academic All-State Award is one of the most prestigious student honors in Oklahoma, bestowed to only 100 outstanding public high school seniors annually in recognition of academic achievement, leadership, and community service. Each honoree will receive a $1,500 scholarship and be recognized at the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic Awards Banquet on May 4, 2024, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Norman. 

Please read these guidelines before proceeding to the Academic Awards portal link at the bottom of this page.

  • Use the Google Chrome web browser for best results.
  • Students initiate the application process by creating an account using a valid email address and a password. They may save and come back to a nomination at any time up to the deadline; it does not need to be completed in one sitting.
  • Students will designate individuals to submit official transcripts (including ACT/SAT scores) and directed recommendations on their behalf. Verification of eligibility from either the school principal or district superintendent is also required.
  • Students can monitor progress of requests to provide information and will receive a system-generated email when each third-party request is completed.
  • Third parties will receive a system-generated email requesting specific information. They will click on the link provided in the email and will not be required to create an account or to log in.*
  • Transcripts (and official ACT/SAT score reports if scores are not documented on transcripts) must be uploaded in .pdf format.** All other information must be input via text box. If cutting and pasting from an existing document, save as plain text first for best results.
  • Students will receive a system-generated email when their application is successfully submitted.
  • Students are responsible for ensuring that all information, including that requested from third parties(e.g. transcripts, verification of eligibility and directed recommendations), is submitted via the online portal by the stated deadline.
  • Incomplete applications, including those missing any information requested from a third party, will not be forwarded to the selection committee and will not be considered.

*Schools having trouble receiving emails should have their IT departments whitelist system-generated email by following this article.

** We recognize that students may have online access to their latest standardized test scores before their schools do. To document a more recent score, an official score report from ACT or SAT must be uploaded in .pdf format along with the student’s official transcript.

Applications for 2024 are now closed.

Eligibility Criteria

Currently enrolled Oklahoma public high-school seniors who meet any one of these criteria are eligible to apply.

  • Composite ACT score of at least 30*
  • Combined SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math score of at least 1370*
  • National Merit Scholarship Program semi-finalist

* We do not accept ACT superscores. Standardized test scores must be from a single test date on a national or district-contracted testing day.

In addition to the minimum criteria, students will be evaluated on their leadership abilities, motivation, academic achievement, and character as maximized within each student’s learning environment.