International Student Grant

The International Student Grant is awarded to seven first-time students accepted to enroll each school year. A Grant Committee appointed by the administration of the college will determine these awards after considering each applicant according to the criteria stated herein.

Who is Eligible

Qualified, new, full-time, degree-seeking international students entering the U.S. on an F-1 student visa seeking to prepare for involvement in Christian ministry, and who are committed to returning to their home country upon completing their studies in the United States.

When to Apply

All information must be received at OCC by May 1 of the year of enrollment for fall applicants, and by October 1 of the year preceding enrollment for spring applicants. Applications received after these dates will not be considered.

Value of the Grant

The grant is worth up to 16 hours of tuition applied directly to the current cost of your tuition after the third week of each semester. For example, if the tuition cost is $370 per credit hour, you could receive $5,920 credit toward your tuition each semester, or $11,840 per academic year. 

How to Maintain the Grant

Once the grant is awarded, it is renewable each semester on the following basis:

Other Applicable Items

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