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Scholarship and Award Programs

Click here for Scholarship Guidelines Beginning August of 2015

Ozark Christian College provides a program of scholarships and awards that recognize academic achievement, outstanding leadership and Christian service. Scholarships offered by OCC include:

Ambassadors (preaching scholarship) 

Bible Bowl 

The Richardson Dean's and President's Scholarship 

Trustees' 

Outside Scholarships 
  

Only full-time and degree seeking Ozark Christian College students are eligible for these scholarships and awards. In addition to the awards listed above, students may be eligible for need-based aid listed in the Institutional and Memorial Grants section of the financial aid web site. Students qualify for multiple scholarships and/or awards. 


Questions or concern regarding the above policies may be directed to the Financial Aid Office, or by e-mailing FinAid@OCC.edu.  

NEW GUIDELINES BEGINNING IN AUGUST OF 2015 (BELOW) 
General Guidelines for OCC Scholarship Awarding and Renewal:

  • Students receiving institutional scholarships will be awarded the full value of the scholarship as it is split equally between the fall and spring semester.  
  • Renewal takes place with the completion of 30 OCC credit hours each academic year with a 2.500 cumulative OCC grade point average (GPA), unless another GPA requirement is stated for the scholarship. 
  • Should a student not meet the requirements for renewability listed above, the scholarship will be forfeited for the next academic year. 
  • If after the completion of 30 credit hours and the cumulative GPA is raised to the required level for eligibility the next academic year at OCC, the scholarship will be reinstated for the academic year following. 
  • Co-op students with Missouri Southern State University MSSU would follow the same guidelines stated above. However, their 30 hours would be made up of OCC credit hours AND the MSSU credit hours that transfer in to their degree at OCC. 

Detailed Information Applying to all Ozark-funded Scholarships:

High School Students entering as Freshmen:

  • Students who graduate early from high school may be considered for "entering freshmen" scholarships on an individual basis. Scholarships and deadlines will still apply. 
  • Credit earned through OCC dual credit or dual enrollment is NOT considered in determining whether students meet the credit hour requirements for scholarship renewal. 

Current Students:

  1. During semesters that students are receiving scholarships, they must be full time (i.e., enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester during fall and spring semesters) unless otherwise stated. However, a total of 30 credit hours must be completed in the academic year of fall, spring and summer sessions with a cumulative GPA of 2.5000 for renewability the next year.
  2. Students who are in their semester of graduation and are taking all courses needed to fulfill graduation requirements are exempt from the full-time enrollment requirement if they complete and submit the "Exemption from full-time enrollment form" and return it to the Financial Aid Office. 
  3. Credit hours taken over the 30 credit hours per academic year may "bank" hours (with the exception of dual credit and credit by examination) for use in future years. For example, a student who earns 31 credit hours during the freshman year (fall, spring, and summer) can use the additional "banked" hour toward the next year's 30 credit hour requirement. Students must maintain a full-time enrollment (12 credit hours) each semester. 
  4. Students desiring to apply their OCC scholarships to study in the Hope International Dual Credit Program, Deaf Missions Extension Program in Council Bluffs Iowa, or Christ's Church of the Valley Leadership program should confer with the Financial Aid Office to coordinate their plans. 
  5. Students who wish to place their scholarships on hold to participate in internships should contact the Financial Aid Office for information and assistance. 
  6. Transfer hours and GPA (i.e., any hours not completed through Ozark Christian College, except for students enrolled in the MSSU Co-op program) cannot be counted toward scholarship renewal. 
  7. Credit by examination may not be counted towad scholarship renewal criteria. 
  8. Students have a full academic year (fall, spring, summer) to meet scholarship renewal criteria. 
  9. The total amount of aid received from federal and institutional sources may not exceed the established cost of attendance. 
  10. Scholarships may affect the amounts and types of federal and institutional financial assistance for which a student may be eligible (i.e. grants and loans). 
  11. Scholarships may be taxable. Students (or their parents) should consult with their tax consultant for details. 
  12. Scholarships are renewable for up to 9 consecutive semesters for students pursuing a BA with enrollment in at least 12 credit hours at OCC per semester, and upt o 11 consecutive semesters for students pursuing a BTh with enrollment in at least 12 credit hours at OCC per semester.  
  13. If the Spring semester is the FIRST semester for a NEW student (freshman or transfer), the student must complete at least 15 credit hours (spring and summer combined) with at least a 2.500 cumulative GPA. 
  14. If a returning student completes no credit for the fall semester, the student will forfeit the scholarship for the spring semester. 

Only full-time and degree seeking Ozark Christian College students are eligible for these scholarships and awards. In addition to the awards listed above, students may be eligible for need-based aid listed in the Institutional and Memorial Grants section of the financial aid web site. Students qualify for multiple scholarships and/or awards. 

Questions or concern regarding the above policies may be directed to the Financial Aid Office, or by e-mailing FinAid@OCC.edu.