Scholarships

Automatic Scholarships

Ozark offers several automatic scholarships to domestic students. By completing your application to Ozark, you are considered for these. Automatic scholarships are awarded based upon your cumulative GPA and college entrance exam scores (ACT or SAT) at the time of application (see image below to determine award level). There's no need to make any special requests. When your GPA and ACT or SAT scores meet the award threshold, the Admissions Office will automatically award these scholarships upon acceptance. A student can receive only one automatic scholarship. The full value of the scholarship will be split equally between the fall and the spring semesters. Students attending only the fall or spring semester will only receive the half value of the scholarship.

The automatic scholarship is applied per semester to those students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in a degree program. Those in co-op programs are included if they are following the co-op guidelines as shown in the current OCC catalog.

Once the scholarship is awarded, it can be renewed each year by meeting these renewal requirements:

  • The student maintains a 2.5 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 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement again. 
  • The student is enrolled in 12 or more credit hours per semester. 

NOTE: You may "stack" scholarships. This means that you can use all of them that you may accumulate to pay for your tuition at OCC. All scholarships are for degree seeking students only, apply to tuition only, are not cash awards, are not transferable, and cannot be used for audit hours.

If a student qualifies for the largest automatic scholarship, the Trustees' Scholarship, for all eight semesters during a four-year 131-hour degree program, the scholarship could be worth $8,520. The maximum worth to a student who qualifies each semester over a five-year program would be $10,650.

How Do I Apply?

Only two documents are needed to begin:

  • ACT test report. (Be sure to put OCC down as one of your college choices when you take the ACT test.)
  • High school and/or college transcript showing cumulative grade point average. (Simply ask your high school guidance counselor to send a copy of your official transcript to OCC.)

When Is The Deadline?

August 5 for the fall semester and January 5 for the spring semester

*Students who are not required to take the ACT/SAT because they have completed an associate's or bachelor's degree, and/or are over the age of 25, their level of Automatic Scholarship will be determined by Enrollment Services.

NOTE: In November 2014, the former Trustees' Scholarship was eliminated, and a new Automatic Scholarship was created. Any previous awards of the Trustees' Scholarship are now under the eligibility requirements and tuition value of the Automatic Scholarship as stated above. Tuition values and eligibility terms are evaluated annually and are subject to change.   

Richardson Dean's Scholarship

All first-time students seeking a degree at Ozark Christian College may apply. 

Richardson Dean's Scholarships are awarded by the scholarship committee after evaluating each applicant's

  • Christian character
  • Christian service
  • academic merit
  • future plans

The number one consideration for the Richardson Dean's Scholarship is 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, 2016, 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:

  • SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: Includes the "facts sheet" and "future plans statement," as shown on pages three and four of this information and application form.
  • 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 4-year degree program would be $16,560; the total value for a 5-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.
  • Students receiving the Richardson Dean's Scholarship may not also receive the Automatic (Trustees', Ambassador and Ozark), the President's, the Mosaic or the International Student Grant.
  • 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.
  • This scholarship is not a cash award, applies only to tuition, is not transferable, and applies to credit hours taken at OCC only.
  • As changes are made to this scholarship program from year to year, those changes will apply to all recipients both past and present. For example, as tuition increases, the annual value of the scholarship will increase.
  • 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.

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING

All applications for these scholarships to be awarded for the coming school year must be received by December 1, 2016. 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.

President's Scholarship

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, 2017, 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 required:

  • SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: Includes the "facts sheet" and "future plans statement" as shown on pages three and four of this information and application form. (Requires free account with NGWeb Solutions) 
  • 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 yeacher, 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 cannot be considered. Many times we are regrettably unable to consider highly qualified applicants because an item such as a GPA, ACT or SAT score is not submitted.

How Much It's 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 4-year degree program would be $16,560; the total value for a 5-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 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.
  • Students receiving the President's Scholarship may not also receive the Automatic (Trustees', Ambassador and Ozark), the President's, the Mosaic scholarship, or the International Student Grant.

  • 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.

  • This scholarship is not a cash award, applies only to tuition, is not transferable, and applies to credit hours taken at OCC only.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Mosaic Leadership Scholarship

A mosaic is comprised of various unique elements—each individual piece is beautiful, valuable, essential and irreplaceable. Together they form a single, composite whole. God’s vision for the church is a mosaic. He gathers people from different nations and backgrounds into one unified kingdom. Ozark is committed to creating a mosaic of campus life that reflects and advances God’s vision. (Eph. 1:12; Col. 1:17)

Mosaic Leadership Scholarships are designed to recruit students with multiethnic backgrounds who desire to be trained for Christian leadership.

Mosaic Leadership Scholarships are available to a limited number of students who:

  • are new full-time degree-seeking students admitted to Ozark Christian College.
  • demonstrate a call to vocational ministry in the church.
  • have potential for leadership and service in the church and/or community.
  • are members of an underrepresented ethnicity or race at Ozark Christian College.
  • have a high school cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or above, and/or a cumulative college transfer GPA of a 2.5 or higher.
  • are actively involved in serving a church.

How much is it worth?

Up to seven (7) new Mosaic Leadership Scholarships will be awarded each academic year. The scholarship is worth up to 24 credit hours of tuition each year (a maximum of 12 credit hours a semester).

How does a recipient maintain the scholarship?

Once the scholarship is awarded, it is renewable each semester provided the student

  • is enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester.
  • maintains a 2.5 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 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement again. 
  • is not placed on disciplinary probation. Such action will result in the forfeiture of the scholarship in a succeeding semester. It may be re-instated once the disciplinary probation is resolved.
  • remains in compliance with the college catalog and all other student guidelines of the college.
  • Students receiving the Mosaic Scholarships may not also receive the President's or Dean's scholarship, or an Automatic Scholarship.
  • meet once a month for the entirety of your college career with a representative of Ozark’s Dream of Destiny Diversity Department.
  • be willing your second year of study to be a leader on campus in student life or with the Dream of Destiny Diversity Department (e.g., resident assistant, class representative, life group leader, etc.).

How does one apply? 

  • Meet the scholarship guidelines as stated above.
  • Submit the Mosaic Leadership Scholarship Application (PDF) by March 15, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Mail the scholarship application and admissions application material to:

Ozark Christian College
ATTN: ADMISSIONS
1111 N Main
Joplin, MO 64801

  • Recipients will be selected based on who meets the application requirements, demonstrates academic strength and has a commitment to learning and Christian development.

Questions related to the Mosaic Leadership Scholarship may be directed to the Vice President of Admissions at nelson.troy@occ.edu or 417.626.1234 ext. 2006.

La Beca Mosaico de Liderazgo

Un mosaico se compone de varios elementos, todos únicos – cada pieza poseyendo su propio valor, belleza, mérito y distinción – y sin igual. Juntos esas piezas forman un todo nuevo. La visión de Dios para su Iglesia se pueda ver en un mosaico. Dios reúne a su pueblo de muchas diferentes naciones y fondos culturales, y los moldea, incorporándoles a su Reino único. Ozark se compromete a crear un mosaico de vida en su campus que refleje y avance la visión de Dios (Efesios 1:12; Colosenses 1:17).

La Beca Mosaico de Liderazgo se dirige a los estudiantes de fondo multiétnico que desean entrenarse para el liderazgo Cristiano.

Las Becas Mosaico de Liderazgo están disponibles para un número limitado de estudiantes quienes:  

  • Sean estudiantes nuevos en Ozark Christian College (la aplicación de admisión del estudiante tendrá que haberse aceptada en full para que el estudiante sea considerado para la Beca).
  • Estarán estudiando a tiempo completo en Ozark Christian College, buscando un título. 
  • Demuestren un llamado al ministerio en la Iglesia.
  • Posean una capacidad potencial para el liderazgo y servicio a la Iglesia y/o a la comunidad.
  • Son ciudadanos de los EEUU y parte de una minoría (grupo étnico). OCC utiliza la definición del gobierno federal para determinar una minoría como “personas que indicaron su identidad étnica y/o raza como algo diferente que solamente ‘non-Hispanic White’ en el censo decenal."
  • Tienen un GPA (promedio de notas) cumulativo del colegio de 3.0 para arriba, y/o un GPA cumulativo de la universidad de 2.5 para arriba.
  • Están involucrados activamente en su Iglesia local.

¿Cuánto vale la Beca? 

La Beca consiste en un máximo de 24 horas de crédito académico cada año, (un máximo de 12 horas de crédito académico cada semestre). El valor total referente a los costos de matriculación en un año académico llega a unos $7,800 según la tarifa corriente.

¿Cómo se pueda mantener o renovar el estudiante esta Beca? 

Ya que la Beca se adjudique a un estudiante, se pueda renovar cada semestre, siempre que el estudiante:

  • Sea matriculado para un mínimo de 12 horas de crédito académico cada semestre.
  • Se mantenga un promedio cumulativo de notas en 3.0 para arriba. En el caso de no lograr el GPA cumulativo de 2.500, la Beca se abandona hasta que el estudiante logre de nuevo el promedio indicado.
  • No sufre la probación disciplinaria; tal condición se resultará en que la Beca se abandona en el semestre subsiguiente. La Beca se pueda renovar después de que se resuelve la probación.
  • Se mantenga conforme en todo referente a las pautas contenidas en el catálogo de Ozark Christian College para que un estudiante se mantenga matriculado.
  • Los estudiantes premiados de la Beca Mosaico de Liderazgo no son elegibles para recibir las Trustees', President's o Dean's Scholarships (Becas de la Junta, del Presidente, o del Director Académico).

¿Cómo se solicita?  

Hay que cumplir con las directrices de la Beca indicadas arriba.
Entregar el trámite de aplicación (haz clic aquí Mosaic Leadership Scholarship Application(PDF)) no más tarde que el 15 de marzo, 2016 antes de los 5 p.m. Se puede enviar todo por correo (la aplicación para la admisión a Ozark CC y la aplicación para la Beca Mosaico de Liderazgo) a la dirección siguiente:

Ozark Christian College
ATTN: ADMISSIONS
1111 N Main
Joplin, MO 64801

  • La selección de los becados será basada en el cumplimiento de los requisitos de la aplicación, la muestra de la capacidad académica, y el compromiso hacia el aprendizaje y el desarrollo en la fe Cristiana. 

Cualquier pregunta referente a la Beca Mosaico de Liderazgo se puede dirigir al Vicepresidente de las Admisiones en nelson.troy@occ.edu o 417.626.1234 ext. 2006.

Bible Bowl Scholarships

OCC will award scholarship hours for the placings listed below in any major tournament sponsored by a sister Bible college. In order for you to be eligible for these scholarships, you must supply the Financial Aid Office with official documentation showing that your team or you have been among the top three winners. 

NOTE: Only scholarship awardings from sister Bible college tournaments are eligible for OCC scholarship. Neither monthly Round Robin practice rounds nor pre-season tournaments are eligible for awards.  

Scholarship Awards

Senior High Bracket

Teams - Round Robin Bracket A or Double Elimination:

  • First:
    • 16 Credit Hours
    • $5520
  • Second:
    • 14 Credit Hours
    • $4830
  • Third:
    • 12 Credit Hours
    • $4140

Top Brain Test Winners: Same as above.
Top Brain Team Average: First place receives 16 credit hours per team member.

Teams - Round Robin Bracket B

  • First:
    • 8 Credit Hours
    • $2760
  • Second:
    • 6 Credit Hours
    • $2070
  • Third:
    • 4 Credit Hours
    • $1380

Junior High Bracket

Teams - Round Robin or Double Elimination:

  • First
    • 12 Credit Hours
    • $4140
  • Second
    • 10 Credit Hours
    • $3450
  • Third
    • 8 Credit Hours
    • $2760

Top Brain Test Winners: Same as above.
Top Brain Team Average: First place receives 12 credit hours per team member.

NOTE: You may "stack" scholarships. This means that you can use all of them that you may accumulate to pay for your tuition at OCC. All scholarships apply to tuition only, are not cash awards, and are not transferable. Scholarships cannot be used of audit hours. A student must be seeking a degree, enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester and have a 2.500 cumulative GPA.

Preaching Scholarship

OCC will award this scholarship to those who place in the top three positions in any major preaching/public speaking contest at any state Christian teen convention or the North American Christian Convention.

In order for you to be eligible for this scholarship, you will need to supply the Financial Aid Office with official documentation showing that you are among the top three winners.

Scholarship Awards

  • First: 16 Credit Hours
    • $5680
  • Second: 14 Credit Hours
    • $4970
  • Third: 12 Credit Hours
    • $4260

NOTE: You may "stack" scholarships. This means that you can use all of them that you may accumulate to pay for your tuition at OCC. All scholarships apply to tuition only, are not cash awards, and are not transferable. Scholarships cannot be used for audit classes. A student must be seeking a degree from OCC, enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester and have a 2.500 cumulative GPA.

Harvester Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students that come in contact with our OCC camp teams, faculty and staff during church camps and conventions. Harvester Scholarship recipients are chosen by OCC camp teams from among eligible, registered campers.

Scholarship award value is 16 credit hours ($5,680). 

NOTE: You may "stack" scholarships. This means that you can use all of them that you may accumulate to pay for your tuition at OCC. All scholarships apply to tuition only, are not cash awards, and are not transferable. Scholarships cannot be used for audit classes. A student must be seeking a degree from OCC, enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester and have a 2.500 cumulative GPA.

Creative Arts Academy

This scholarship is awarded to participants in Ozark's Creative Arts Academy program for high schoolers. Recipients are selected by the faculty and sponsors in the academy.

Scholarship award value is 12 credit hours ($4,260). 

NOTE: You may "stack" scholarships. This means that you can use all of them that you may accumulate to pay for your tuition at OCC. All scholarships apply to tuition only, are not cash awards, and are not transferable. Scholarships cannot be used for audit classes. A student must be seeking a degree from OCC, enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester and have a 2.500 cumulative GPA.

Tuesday Tour Scholarship

Juniors, seniors and transfer students who attend our Tuesday Tour campus visit program are awarded a $500 scholarship upon full-time enrollment at Ozark.

Click here to register for a Tuesday Tour.

NOTE: You may "stack" scholarships. This means that you can use all of them that you may accumulate to pay for your tuition at OCC. All scholarships apply to tuition only, are not cash awards, and are not transferable. Scholarships cannot be used for audit classes. A student must be seeking a degree from OCC, enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester and have a 2.500 cumulative GPA.

Outside Scholarships

In addition to institutional scholarships given by OCC, you can receive scholarships from other sources in order to help pay for your education. We have compiled an Outside Scholarship List to help you get started.

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