It is said that the best gift a person can give another is an education.  A good education is something that Jud Little believes very strongly in, this is why he endowed a Scholarship in his name at Culver Academies.  The Jud Little Scholarship is set for exceptional Freshmen or first year Sophmore with a passion for horses, that live in rural Oklahoma and without this scholarship would not be able to attend Culver Academies.  The program will uplift them in mind, spirit, and body, as it prepares them for the finest colleges and universities and for a lifetime of principled leadership.   

"Besides being a highly acclaimed academic institution, Culver offers a very unique leadership program and I am hoping to develop some young people with great leadership abilities who will get a good education and will return to Oklahoma.  Then will become real leaders whether it be a boy or girl scout leaders, church leaders, community leaders or political leaders whether it be on the state or national level"

-Jud Little 

Jud standing in the Jud Little Riding Hall at Culver Academies.  

The first Jud Little Scholarship recipient began her Culver career in the fall of 2008.  Ideally the students interested in receiving the Scholarship should contact us during the middle of their junior high school years.  Generally, if the student shows great interest in the Scholarship and meets the requirements, they will attend a Culver Summer School & Camp to see if they would fully enjoy the Culver Experience.  

The Jud Little Scholarship is renewable annually.  Recipients who continue to excel academically, as student leaders, and in extracurricular activities will each realize a total, four year value in excess of $150,000.  

Culver Scholarship recipients Stephanie Phieffer, Bravid Duke, Katie Michaels, & Meagan Burns

Candidates are expected to demonstrate:

-significant interest and experience in horsemanship activities

-financial need

-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


The Scholarship covers:

-Full Tuition

-room and board

-required uniforms


-a round-trip airline ticket

-A Spring Break in Mission service project during the second year 


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Please feel free to contact us for more questions on the Jud Little Scholarship to Culver Academies or if you are interested.  


Besides the Culver Academies Scholarship Jud sponsors various others scholarships with different organizations.  

One of the main ones he sponsors is at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo given away during the Commericial Heifer Sale.

Jud Little and 2015 scholarship recipient Colton Mize along with Andrew Jackson and Robbie Schacher, sale manager.