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The Richardson Dean's and President's Scholarship

Richardson Dean's Scholarship

All first-time students seeking a degree at OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE may apply. 


The Richardson Dean's Scholarships are awarded by the Scholarship Committee after evaluating each applicant's

Bullet blue arrow  Christian character 
Bullet blue arrow   Christian service
Bullet blue arrow   Academic merit
Bullet blue arrow   Future plans

The number one consideration for the Richardson Dean's Scholarship will be academic merit.

WHEN TO APPLY 
New students may apply ONE time prior to their semester of enrollment. Students who meet the Admissions requirements and the Richardson Dean's Scholarship requirements for the by December 1, 2015 will be considered for these scholarships. Students fully accepted after the deadline will be able to apply for Federal aid and Outside scholarships, but will not be considered for the Richardson Dean's scholarships.

HOW TO APPLY 
The following items are needed:

Bullet blue arrow   SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Includes the 'facts sheet' and 'future plans statement' as shown on pages three and four of this information and application form. Dean's application link. (Requires free account with NGWeb Solutions)
Bullet blue arrow   OCC APPLICATION: Includes the enrollment application fee of $30, high school transcript (including final grades through the second semester of your junior year), or college transcripts. A reference form from a Minister or Sunday School Teacher, and a Public/Christian School Teacher or an Employer is also required.  

High School students who have or are taking dual credit classes only need to submit official college transcripts IF they desire credits to be transferred into their OCC degree. 

NOTE: If all required materials as stated herein are not received in completed form by the deadline date, the applicants can not be considered. Many times we are regrettably unable to consider highly qualified applicant because an item such as a GPA, ACT or SAT score is not submitted.

HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH
The scholarship is worth 12 credit hours of tuition each year, divided between the fall and spring semester. The total tuition value for an academic year is $4,140, $2,070 in tuition being applied to each semester.  

The maximum worth to a student who qualifies each semester during a four year degree program would be $16,560; the total value for a five year program would be $20,700.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
All first-time students seeking a degree at OCC. The scholarship applies to only 4 semesters for a 2-year degree, 8 semesters for a 4-year degree and 10 semesters for a 5-year degree. Those on co-op programs are included if they are following the co-op guidelines as shown in the current OCC catalog. 

Once a student is admitted to OCC and has accepted the Dean's scholarship award offer, by attending another college or university the Dean's scholarship award is automatically rescinded. Deferment of the scholarship may be requested for reasons of medical illness, military service, or missions service. Should a student decide to come to OCC at a future date as a Transfer student, they may re-apply for consideration of the Dean's scholarship.

 

HOW CAN IT BE RENEWED
Once the scholarship is awarded, it can be renewed each year by meeting these renewal requirements:

  • The student maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. If a student loses the scholarship at the end of an academic year, it can be renewed following the completion of the NEXT academic year by achieving the 3.0 cumulative GPA requirement again.
  • The student is enrolled in 12 or more credit hours per semester.

 

Bullet blue arrow   Students receiving the Richardson Dean's Scholarship may not also receive the Automatic, the President's  or the Mosaic scholarship, or the International Student Grant.
Bullet blue arrow   The Richardson Dean's Scholarship must be fully used within six years after the date of the award with amounts being determined by policy in effect at each award year.
Bullet blue arrow   This scholarship is not a cash award, applies only to tuition, is not transferable, and applies to credit hours taken at OCC only.
Bullet blue arrow   As changes are made to this scholarship program from year to year, those changes will apply to all recipients both past and present e.g., as tuition increases, the annual value of the scholarship will increase.
Bullet blue arrow   If the student is enrolling in LESS THAN 12 credit hours during ONE of that last two semesters of study, a request for exemption from the full-time status requirement may be made in the Financial Aid Office. Students may use the exemption for one semester only.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING
All applications for these scholarships to be awarded for the coming school year must be received by December 1, 2014. The winners will be announced by the middle of December. 

NOTE: You may "stack" scholarships. This means that you can use all of them that you accumulate to pay for your tuition at OCC. All scholarships apply to tuition only, are not cash awards, are not transferable, and apply to credit hours only at OCC. To maintain scholarship eligibility, the student must enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester and have a 2.500 cumulative GPA, or the GPA requirement as stated for each scholarship, (e.g.- Richardson Dean's GPA requires a 3.000 cumulative GPA). Should the cumulative GPA drop below the requirement, the scholarship is lost for the next year. If a student loses the scholarship at the end of an academic year, it can be renewed following the completion of the NEXT academic year by achieving the 3.0 cumulative GPA requirement again.

 
The President's Scholarship

ONLINE PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (Requires free account with NGWeb Solutions. NOTE: After account is created, a link will be sent to you via e-mail. Be sure to check spam folder, as e-mail will sometimes go there depending on your settings).

 

The President's Scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the Admissions Scholarship Committee. These are awarded to students with high academic performance, leadership ability, community/ministry service work, and extracurricular involvement. 
  • Students fully accepted for admission by March 15, 2016 will be considered for a President's Scholarship.  
  • As with the Dean's scholarship, the primary consideration for this scholarship is academic merit.
  • This scholarship can be used in conjunction with all other OCC scholarships, except the Automatic or Richardson Dean's scholarships.
HOW TO APPLY  

 

The following items are needed:

Bullet blue arrow   SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Includes the 'facts sheet' and 'future plans statement' as shown on pages three and four of this information and application form. President's application link. (Requires free account with NGWeb Solutions)
Bullet blue arrow   OCC APPLICATION: Includes the enrollment application fee of $30, high School transcript (including final grades through the second semester of your junior year), or college transcripts. A reference form from a Minister or Sunday School Teacher, and a Public/Christian School Teacher or an Employer is also required. 

High School students who have or are taking dual credit classes only need to submit official college transcripts IF they desire credits to be transferred into their OCC degree. 

 

NOTE: If all required materials as stated herein are not received in completed form by the deadline date, the applicants can not be considered. Many times we are regrettably unable to consider highly qualified applicant because an item such as a GPA, ACT or SAT score is not submitted.

 

HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH
The scholarship is worth 12 credit hours of tuition each year, divided between the fall and spring semester. The total tuition value for an academic year is $4,140, $2,070 in tuition being applied to each semester.  The maximum worth to a student who qualifies each semester during a four year degree program would be $16,560; the total value for a five year program would be $20,700.00.  

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
All first-time students seeking a degree at OCC. The scholarship applies to only 4 semesters for a 2-year degree, 8 semesters for a 4-year degree and 10 semesters for a 5-year degree. Those on co-op programs are included if they are following the co-op guidelines as shown in the current OCC catalog. 

Once a student is admitted to OCC and has accepted the President's scholarship award offer, by attending another college or university the President's scholarship award is automatically rescinded. Deferment of the scholarship may be requested for reasons of medical illness, military service, or missions service. Should a student decide to come to OCC at a future date as a Transfer student, they may re-apply for consideration of the President's scholarship.
 

 

HOW CAN IT BE RENEWED
Once the scholarship is awarded, it can be renewable each year by meeting these renewal requirements:

  • The student maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. If a student loses the scholarship at the end of an academic year, it can be renewed following the completion of the NEXT academic year by achieving the 3.0 cumulative GPA requirement again.
  • The student is enrolled in 12 or more credit hours per semester.
Bullet blue arrow   Students receiving the President's Scholarship may not also receive the Automatic, the President's  or the Mosaic scholarship, or the International Student Grant. 
Bullet blue arrow   The President's Scholarship must be fully used within six years after the date of the award with amounts being determined by policy in effect at each award year.
Bullet blue arrow   This scholarship is not a cash award, applies only to tuition, is not transferable, and applies to credit hours taken at OCC only.
Bullet blue arrow   As changes are made to this scholarship program from year to year, those changes will apply to all recipients both past and present e.g., as tuition increases, the annual value of the scholarship will increase.
Bullet blue arrow   If the student is enrolling in LESS THAN 12 credit hours during ONE of that last two semesters of study, a request for exemption from the full-time status requirement may be made in the Financial Aid Office. Students may use the exemption for one semester only. 
 

NOTE: You may "stack" scholarships. This means that you can use all of them that you accumulate to pay for your tuition at OCC. All scholarships apply to tuition only, are not cash awards, are not transferable, and apply to credit hours only at OCC. To maintain scholarship eligibility, the student must enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester and have a 2.500 cumulative GPA, or the GPA requirement as stated for each scholarship, (e.g.- Richardson Dean's GPA requires a 3.000 cumulative GPA). Should the cumulative GPA drop below the requirement, the scholarship is lost for the next year. If a student loses the scholarship at the end of an academic year, it can be renewed following the completion of the NEXT academic year by achieving the 3.0 cumulative GPA requirement again.