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Outside Scholarships

Could you use some extra money for school?

Note: These scholarship sources are offered for information purposes only and may not necessarily reflect the views of OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE and its constituency. Also, OCC does not determine the recipients of these scholarships. Please notify the Financial Aid Office of any outside scholarships you know you will receive.

ALEXANDER CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION - The recipient must be a member of the Christian Church or Church of Christ. He/she must have a desire to serve in a church-related vocation and be a candidate or currently pursuing candidacy for a church-related vocation. The deadlines vary by state. Please see contact information below. 

Doug Raymond
(515) 266-4949
P.O. Box 57205
Des Moines, IA 50317

Tom Scott or Judith Colip
(317) 467-1223
also check out

Kathy Cea
(503) 302-8955


ABBOTT AND FENNER - Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

 ESA FOUNDATION - The applicant must meet one of the following: 

  • Incoming freshman with a minimum 3.0 GPA, or minimum score of ACT 22/SAT 1030; or meets the GPA criteria of designated scholarship
  • Currently enrolled student in an accredited college or university who has maintained a 3.0 GPA; or meets the GPA criteria or designated scholarship
  • Post secondary students at any educational level who are returning after an absence to retrain job skills or obtain a degree.

All applications must be postmarked no later than February 1st. Applications are available online at www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants. Please email Kathy Bloyd with questions.

INSURANCE PROVIDERS - The Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship is awarded to students who are currently attending or planning to attend college. Find the requirements and entry information at Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship. Deadline is December 1st.

KEITH CUNNINGHAM SCHOLARSHIP - The recipient must be an active member of a New Testament Christian Church in the South Central Missouri Christian Men's Evangelistic Fellowship, live in south-central Missouri, and plan to go into the preaching, youth, or worship ministry. To apply, provide the following information in writing: Where do you plan to attend college? What are your long-range goals and plans for ministry? Why do you want to preach or minister to youth or lead in worship? Also, supply references from Ministers, Elders, Deacons, or others. Submit all information to: Barry Crouse, barry@foothillfarms.com.

LaFERLA ORTHODONTIC TEAM SCHOLARSHIP - Current or former patient of De. LaFerla. Must be an incoming freshman and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Awards are also based on community participation and financial need. Awarded at the end of April or 1st of May. Applications are available at Dr. Laferla's office or in the Financial Aid Office.

LUTHER DUVALL SCHOLARSHIP - The recipient of this scholarship must be a full-time student who is entering full-time ministry. An amount of $1000 will be awarded to one student per year ($500 /semester), based on these criteria: Christian service, academics, and financial need. The deadline is May 1st. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. Completed applications, along with a recent transcript, must be mailed to: Central Christian Church, 920 Central Avenue, McAlester, OK 74501.

MALCOLM ALLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - The recipient must be an active member of the Christian Church/Church of Christ. The awards will be made on the basis of these three criteria: a B grade average, Christian service, and financial need. The deadline is March 31st and applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.

MAMIE HOLDEN SCHOLARSHIP FUND - This scholarship is open to students who are Protestant residents of Joplin, Missouri and who have already successfully completed two years of college. The maximum period for which a recipient can receive a scholarship is three years, unless he/she shows unusually fine talent in fine arts. The deadline is May 1st for the following academic year. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. Completed applications must be mailed to: US Bank; P.O. Box 8; Joplin, MO 64802-0008; Attn: Don McClure.

MARY E. BIVINS FOUNDATION - Student must be dedicated to seeking a degree in ministry and be at the classification of Junior or above. Student must be a resident of one of the 26 counties of the northernmost counties of the Panhandle of Texas. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 as an undergraduate and must enroll and pass a minimum of 12 hours each semester, and as a graduate, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and enroll and pass a minimum of 9 hours each semester. Said hours must be applicable to the Foundation approved degree program. Applications are available at www.bivinsfoundations.org the second week of January, with a deadline of February 15th.

MG JAMES URSANO SCHOLARSHIP FUND - The recipient must be a dependent child, stepchild, or legally adopted child of an Army soldier on active duty, retired, or deceased. The recipient must also be enrolled in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System, remain unmarried for the entire academic year awarded, be under the age of 23 but will be awarded through the semester in which he/she turns 23, enrolled as a full time student and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Awards are primarily based on financial need, academics and leadership. Applications are available through the website at www.aerhq.org. Other guidelines and deadlines can be found on their website as well. Application deadline is May 1st.

MISSOURI COUNCIL OF THE BLIND - Applicant must be legally blind and be a resident of Missouri. Must be a full-time student with a GPA of 2.0. Must have an eye report from doctor, letter from a professor, letter of intent and a transcript from the school. Applications are available at www.moblind.org. For more details or to obtain a paper application, contact Dr. Jarrell Holt at 573-785-0511 or the MCB office toll free at 1-800-342-5632 or email moblind@moblind.org.

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND -  30 awards ranging from $3,000 to $12,000. To recognize achievement by blind students, the National Federation of the Blind invites applications to the national scholarship program from freshmen beginning college this fall on up through grad school level.  Thirty top students will receive scholarships along with a trip to the national convention in Orlando this July! Applications must be received by March 31, 2013. To apply or learn more, please visit www.nfb.org/scholarships.

The Internet is also a great resource for finding scholarships.

Listed below are a few sites to check out.

Beware of scams. Applying for financial aid should not cost you, especially when free resources are available. Even a seminar may or may not be legitimate. Some warning signs are: 1) a fee, 2) a money-back guarantee, and 3) requests for your credit card or bank account. Check with your Financial Aid Office if you question a company's legitimacy.

www.aasa.org  www.ed.gov 
www.fastweb.com   www.fisherhouse.org  
www.collegeboard.org   www.gocollege.com  
www.CollegeIsPossible.org   www.college-scholarships.com 
www.collegenet.com   http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/ 

If you have any questions concerning your financial aid, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us.  

Phone: 417.626.1234 (X2017) or (X2027)
Toll Free Phone: 1.800.299.4622
Email: FinAid@OCC.edu