Since 1928, The Oklahoma City Gridiron Foundation has awarded nearly $500,000 in scholarships to students attending colleges and universities across Oklahoma. Scholarship applicants must be pursuing a degree in a journalism or communications-related field. Each year, Club members interview the scholarship finalists and review their portfolios to determine who will be awarded an OKC Gridiron Scholarship.
The money for scholarships comes from numerous corporate and private donors. Additional funding comes from the revenue generated by ticket sales for the annual Oklahoma City Gridiron Club Show. The scholarships aim to encourage college students to remain in Oklahoma to pursue their careers, ensuring a stronger future for journalism in Oklahoma.