Academic All-State Selection Criteria

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Academic Awards Program

Academic All-State Selection Criteria

• Participants must be Oklahoma public high school seniors. Eligibility must be verfied by their principals or superintendents.

• To be nominated for Academic All-State, students must meet one of the following criteria: an American College Test (ACT) composite score of at least 30; a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) combined Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math score of at least 1340; or be selected as a semi-finalist for a National Merit, National Achievement (African American) or National Hispanic Scholarship.

• Once nominated, recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership experience, extracurricular activities and community involvement, as well as an essay submitted by each nominee.

• The selection committee, chaired by retired Tulsa attorney Teresa B. Adwan, works independently of all other foundation activities. The committee members are a diverse group of business, education and civic leaders. Academic All-State alumni and former Medal for Excellence-winning educators also sit on the committee.