Scholarships

Automatic Scholarships

Automatic scholarships are awarded based upon cumulative GPA and ACT/SAT scores at the time of application. The Admissions Office automatically awards and notifies the student upon acceptance (see Admissions Requirements for details). A student can receive only one automatic scholarship. The value of the scholarship is split equally between the fall and spring semesters. 

The full value of the Automatic Scholarships are:

  • Trustees' $2,220 (6 credit hours)
  • Ambassadors $1,480 (4 credit hours)
  • Ozark $740 (2 credit hours)

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

  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. 
    • If the scholarship is lost 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. 
  • Enrolled in 12 or more credit hours per 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, will be awarded an Automatic Scholarship based upone their GPA. 

Richardson Dean's Scholarship

Richardson Dean's Scholarship is awarded to incoming students based on academic merit, Christian and community service and a passion to change the world for Christ. 

HOW TO APPLY AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit application for admission, high school and/or college transcript(s) and ACT/SAT scores. Items must be received by the deadline. Minimum academic requirements: 25 ACT/1130 SAT score and 3.25 cumulative GPA. 
  • Record a 2- to 3-minute YouTube video telling us what you're passionate about and how you want to change the world. Make the YouTube video private and send the link to admissions@occ.edu
  • Submit a resume of your Christian and community service to admissions@occ.edu. Half-page minimum. 

Deadline: December 1, 2017, at 5:00 PM (CST). All items must be received by the deadline to be eligible. 

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 $4,680 and $18,720 over 4 years. 

HOW CAN IT BE RENEWED?

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. 
  • Enrolled in 12 or more credit hours per semester.
  • The Richardson Dean's Scholarship is not stackable with the Automatic (Trustees', Ambassador and Ozark), President's, Mosaic or International Student Grant.
  • The Richardson Dean's Scholarship must be fully used within six years after the date of the award. 
  • 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.
  • If the scholarship is lost 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

President's Scholarship is awarded to incoming students based on academic merit, Christian and community service and a passion to change the world for Christ.

HOW TO APPLY AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit Application for Admission, high school and/or college transcript(s) and ACT/SAT scores. Items must be received by the deadline. Minimum academic requirements: 25 ACT/1130 SAT score and 3.25 cumulative GPA. 
  • Record a 2- to 3-minute YouTube video telling us what you're passionate about and how you want to change the world. Make the YouTube video private and send the link to admissions@occ.edu.
  • Submit a resume of your Christian and community service to admissions@occ.edu. Half-page minimum. 

Deadline: March 15, 2018, at 5:00 PM (CST). All items must be received by the deadline to be eligible. 

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 $4,680 and $18,720 over 4 years. 

HOW CAN IT BE RENEWED?

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. 
  • Enrolled in 12 or more credit hours per semester.
  • The President's Scholarship is not stackable with the Automatic (Trustees', Ambassador and Ozark), Richardson Dean's, Mosaic or International Student Grant.
  • The President's Scholarship must be fully used within six years after the date of the award.
  • 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 Student Financial Services Office. Students may use the exemption for one semester only.
  • If the scholarship is lost 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, 2018, 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 Enrollment Management at witte.robert@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, 2018 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 witte.robert@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 Services 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
    • $2,760
  • Second:
    • 6 Credit Hours
    • $2,070
  • Third:
    • 4 Credit Hours
    • $1,380

Junior High Bracket

Teams - Round Robin or Double Elimination:

  • First
    • 12 Credit Hours
    • $4,140
  • Second
    • 10 Credit Hours
    • $3,450
  • Third
    • 8 Credit Hours
    • $2,760

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 Services Office with official documentation showing that you are among the top three winners.

Scholarship Awards

  • First: 16 Credit Hours
    • $5,920
  • Second: 14 Credit Hours
    • $5,180
  • Third: 12 Credit Hours
    • $4,440

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 ($5,920), split between two semesters (8 credit hours each 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 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 ($4,440). 

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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