All-State Nomination Criteria

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Academic Awards Program

All-State Nomination Criteria

  • Participants must be Oklahoma public high school seniors, and eligibility must be verified 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 1370; 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, as well as Academic All-State alumni and former Medal for Excellence-winning educators.