All-State Nomination Criteria

All-State Nomination Criteria

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence recognizes 100 outstanding public high-school seniors through their selection, by an independent committee, as Academic All-State scholars. Honorees will each receive a $1,000 scholarship and will be recognized at the Academic Awards Banquet at the Omni Hotel in Oklahoma City on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

Basic Criteria:

An Academic All-State scholar is a student who has demonstrated academic excellence and who has excelled within his or her own particular learning environment.

Currently enrolled Oklahoma public high-school seniors who meet ANY ONE of these criteria are eligible for this award.

1) Composite ACT score of at least 30*

2) Combined SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math score of at least 1370*

3) National Merit Scholarship Program semi-finalist

4) National Achievement Scholarship Program semi-finalist

5) National Hispanic Scholar Awards Program semi-finalist

6) 2021 COVID-19 Alternative—Given the unique circumstances surrounding standardized testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, this alternative criterion is available to students who have been unable to take the ACT and/or SAT in calendar year 2021. In lieu of a score as described above in criteria 1 and 2, the student’s principal must certify a) that the student has been unable to take the ACT and/or SAT in calendar year 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and b) that the student ranks in the top 4% (weighted cumulative GPA) of the senior class. Students who took the ACT and/or SAT in 2021 but did not receive the required minimum score are not eligible for this alternative.

* 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 based on their leadership abilities, motivation, academic achievement, and character as maximized within each student’s learning environment.

“The way teachers were honored for their work in student’s lives really resonated with me, and I was left with gratitude. These are a group of special people who chose their work not for the salary, but to pour into the next generation’s lives. After the Academic Awards Banquet, I was humbled and went home and wrote thank-you notes to my teachers. Thank you, Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence!”