Our Mission

To Develop Leaders Who Transform the World

We do this through life-changing scholarships and transformative leadership opportunities that honor the legacy of Phillips University.

Our Vision

Our vision is to see a world where, thanks to accessible, affordable, and transformative opportunities in higher education, students are equipped to transform the world for the better.

Honoring a Legacy of a University That Transformed Lives

Phillips University was founded in 1907 in Enid, Oklahoma, and for more than nine decades, provided a world-class education to thousands of students. The Phillips University experience was one-of-a-kind and focused on providing an in-depth liberal arts education that prepared students to make a difference.

Our Story

The Phillips University Legacy Foundation began with a dream to honor the legacy, stories, and community of Phillips University by transforming the world through life-changing scholarships and opportunities for leadership development.

Since its beginnings in 2001, the foundation has worked with alumni, friends and community partners to accomplish that mission. Today, we still do that through providing scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students that ultimately make education not only more accessible and affordable but also more transformative.

Impacting Students, Campuses, and Communities since 2001

As of today, we have awarded more than $3 million to over 300 students across the country attending schools much like Phillips University. As important, PU Legacy Scholars engage in leadership development opportunities that equip them to make a profound difference on their campuses, communities, and beyond.

“Like so many Legacy Scholars before me, I hope to be a force for good and take what I’m learning into my work as a teacher after I graduate. The experiences I’m gaining through our leadership work and my Volunteer Leadership Project are helping me connect my passion for teaching with my community’s needs in a way that makes a difference.”

Sarah S., PU Legacy Scholar, Class of 2024