|OU Club of Houston Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2014 High School Seniors
|The Scholarship Committee of The OU Club of Houston will solicit applications for its two 2014-15 scholarship awards beginning March 1. Applications will be due no later than May 1, 2014. Candidates are asked to submit the following information:
||the electronic submission form available on this website
||at least one and no more than three electronic references from people other than family members
||a hard copy of an official high school transcript
Finalists will be selected no later than May 10, 2014, and will be asked to appear before the scholarship committee for an on-camera interview the week of May 12. Exact time and location to be determined.
Due to the limited review period, no incomplete applications will be considered.
The OU Club of Houston has been awarding scholarships to Houston-area students bound for the University of Oklahoma for nearly fifty years. Anyone with questions about the program or the process is invited to contact The Club via the website or by calling The Club at 281.560.3645.
We look forward to receiving your scholarship application and wish you a great experience at The University of Oklahoma!
Get started with your application by clicking here
Sooner Bound Texans 2014
Prospective OU students from the Houston area high school Class of 2014 and their families congregated February 26 and 27 for the annual Sooner Bound Texans dinner events at the Houston Arboretum. OU recruiters C. Don Bradley and Melanie Hamilton hosted and provided information about the enrollment, housing and financial aid processes. More than 200 students from Houston are expected to attend OU as freshmen next fall, in large part due to the work of Bradley and Hamilton. BOOMER! to our future fellow Houston Sooners and their parents!
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College of International Studies Breakfast
Long-time OU Club of Houston contributor Alan Livingston hosted a breakfast gathering at Ouisie's Restaurant February 27, honoring the university's College of International Studies. Featured guests were Dr. Mohammad Al-Marsi, Director of the Arabic Flagship Program at OU, and Genevieve Schmitt, the OU Arabic Flagship Program Coordinator. Livingston is a frequent host of events of this nature in Houston and The OU Club of Houston honors his commitment and generosity.
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OU Tennis Team Makes Statement At Houston Tournament
The OU men's tennis team, under the direction of head coach John Roddick, competed in the 2014 ITA Indoor Tennis Championships February 14-17 in Houston. The Sooners captured wins over Illinois and Baylor and lost to second-ranked UCLA. Rated seventh in the country, OU is the two-time defending Big-12 champion, and features four of the top 50 college singles players in the country. Congratulations to Coach Roddick and assistant head coach Bo Hodges for the team's successful visit to our city. Houston Sooners wish the OU men the best of luck during the upcoming outdoor season. THREE-PEAT!
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Recovery Efforts Continue In The Aftermath Of Devastating Oklahoma Tornadoes
Almost nine months have passed since a series of devastating tornadoes ripped through the middle of Oklahoma and the hearts of Oklahomans. In Moore, work continues to help people affected by the storm. The OU Club of Houston along with the Houston chapter of Texas Exes raised more than $7,500 to support the recovery and contributed that money to the United Methodist Disaster Response Program which has become the lead organization in continuing to offer help and hope.
Find out how your contribution continues to provide assistance to our fellow Oklahomans in need. And visit our Club Website and Facebook page to learn how you'll soon be able to provide hands-on support for those in need right here in our own Houston communities.
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Welcome, Jonathan Jackson
You may remember Jonathan Jackson as an All-Big 12 defensive end with the University of Oklahoma football team. A three-year starter, Jackson played in three BCS games while at OU, including two national championship match-ups: the Sugar Bowl against LSU following the 2003 season, and the Orange Bowl against USC culminating the 2004 campaign.
A Houston native, Jackson is back home and recently joined The OU Club of Houston.
His life has taken some interesting and impressive turns since he last performed at Owen Field. Read the Q&A with Jonathan here
Check Out The New Club Logo For 2014
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Golfers, mark you calendar for April 21, 2014, and the OU Club of Houston Golf Tournament at Longwood Golf Club.
Proceeds fund scholarships for OU-bound Houston area students. The format is a 4-man scramble with lunch and dinner included.
AND for a limited time, OU Club members can save $75 with a 50 percent discount on registration.
Enjoy a great day of golf and support The OU Club of Houston scholarship fund.
Click here to take advantage of this special discount.
Sugar Bowl Watch Party
Houston Sooners had a night to remember, not only in New Orleans, where the Oklahoma football team upset Almighty Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, but also at Katch 22 in Houston. Special Guest Quentin Griffin, star running back on OU's last national championship team, was joined by former OU teammates Renaldo Works and Jonathan Jackson. Also in attendance was all-time baseball great Roger Clemenss, whose son, Kory, owns Katch 22. And as if that weren't enough, "The Rocket" brought along a friend of his own--country music legend Toby Keith! Granted, Keith was on the sidelines at the Sugar Bowl, but Roger reached him by phone at halftime of the game and via a portable sound-docking station, shared his conversation with Keith with a delighted Houston Sooner contingent. While not all of what Keith had to say can be repeated here, it was a moment to remember on a night to remember. BEST. WATCH PARTY. EVER. Thanks to Kory Clemens and Luke Mandola, Jr., for a fantastic season of watch parties. It was Sooner Magic in the Superdome...and Sooner Magic all year at Katch 22.
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OU Hosts Student Recruitment Dinner in Houston
More than 600 people attended the November 18 OU student recruitment dinner at the Omni Woodway Hotel. The event provides Houston-area high school students a chance to get better acquainted with the University of Oklahoma. Among those in attendance: OU President David Boren who celebrated his 20th anniversary as head of the school at the Houston event.
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November Third-Thursday Happy Hour at Onion Creek Cafe
OU Club members celebrated the beginning of the holidays and said goodbye to Houston Sooner Jackie Brown who is moving to Midland to start a new job. Jackie promises to start an OU Club of Houston--Midland chapter and we wish her the very best in her new endeavors.
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A Special Family Reunion
For as long as she could remember, Claire Switzer dreamed of attending the University of Oklahoma. After all, with a name like "Switzer," OU seemed the logical choice.
The OU Club of Houston helped turned Claire's dream into a reality by presenting her a club scholarship in advance of the 2013-14 academic year.
Now a freshman student at Oklahoma, Claire hoped she might run into a distant relative of hers while in Norman. Indeed, Claire is related to former OU football coach Barry Switzer.
That encounter happened on October 21, "Sooner" than Claire could have imagined and came as a complete surprise to her. Read her account of meeting Coach Barry Switzer here.
Read Club Claire's Q&A about life as an OU freshman here
Read Club scholarship recipient--and OU Pom--Emily Akins Q&A about her freshman experience at OU here