The Jud Little '65 Scholarship Program

A Culver Academies horsemanship student rides during class in the Jud Little Riding Hall

About Jud Little '65

Oklahoma rancher and oilman Jud Little was a 1965 graduate of Culver Military Academy and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. He was a past president of the Culver Legion, the alumni organization that represents the 12,000 graduates of Culver Military Academy and Culver Girls Academy and served on the Culver Educational Foundation Board of Trustees.

Little was a 2004 inductee into Culver’s Horsemanship Hall of Fame and was co-chairman of the Academies’ Horsemanship Capital Campaign. His Jud Little Horse Ranch in Ardmore specializes in breeding horses for timed rodeo events, such as barrel racing and calf roping.

Who is Eligible?

  • Incoming 9th and 10th grade boys and girls.
  • US citizens residing in Oklahoma.

The Jud Little Scholarship Covers

  • Full Tuition.
  • Room and Board.
  • Required Uniforms.
  • Books and Laptop.
  • Global Pathways Spring Program experience in US or abroad.
  • Equitation Fees/Costs.
  • One (1) round-trip airline ticket each school year.

What makes a Jud Little Scholar?

  • Significant interest in horsemanship, 4-H, or community activities.
  • An excellent citizenship record.
  • An academic record of achievement that ensures success in Culver's highly competitive college preparatory curriculum.
  • Those characteristics and traits that suggest the successful candidate will participate fully in Culver's leadership development program.
  • Financial need.

How are Jud Little Scholars Selected?

  • Semi-Finalists are selected from all candidates who have completed the Culver Academies Application Process and have submitted a Merit Scholarship Application by January 15.
  • Finalists are selected by the Little Scholarship Selection Committee.
  • Scholars are notified by the Little Scholarship Committee.