Outside Scholarships

Need some extra money for school?

Note: These scholarship sources are offered for information purposes only and may not necessarily reflect the views of Ozark Christian College or its constituency. Also, OCC does not determine the recipients of these scholarships. Please notify the Student Financial Services Office of any outside scholarships you know you will receive.

ALEXANDER CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION - The recipient must be a member of the Christian Church or Church of Christ. He/she must have a desire to serve in a church-related vocation and be a candidate or currently pursuing candidacy for a church-related vocation. The deadlines vary by state. Contact information below:

Doug Raymond
P.O. Box 57205
Des Moines, IA 50317

[email protected]

ACF Office

ABBOTT AND FENNER - Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page at abbottandfenner.com/scholarships. This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.

ASPIRE SCHOLARSHIP - The Aspire Scholarship Program provides supplemental financial assistance to qualified single parents pursuing a full-time, career-oriented education that will improve their income-earning potential. Aspire scholarships of $1,000 are awarded two times a year (fall and spring semesters). Additional merit scholarships of $250 are awarded to students who achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher during a given semester. Applicants may reapply but must fill out an application each semester a scholarship is sought. The Aspire scholarship can be used for any financial need that supports success in school, including books, school/lab fees, computer equipment, car maintenance, childcare, medical expenses, and utility bills. To apply online, create an account, complete an application, upload supporting documents, and submit. Deadlines are November 15 (spring) and May 15 (fall). aspirescholarship.org

B DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP - The creators of the Student Award Search Aid website are offering a scholarship for 2023. Please visit our website at studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and apply for our scholarship. While you're there, browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships. Deadline for application is May 21, 2023.

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000

CM CARES - As a part of our mission to protect the greater good, Church Mutual Insurance Company believes in helping our young, vibrant religious leaders today will ensure strong faith-based communities of tomorrow. Our newly formed foundation, CM CARES is pleased to support the future of religious communities.

Eligibility requirements:

Applications are only at churchmutual.com/cmcares-scholars.

ESA FOUNDATION - The applicant must meet one of the following: 

All applications must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2023. Applications are available online at epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants. Please email Kathy Loyd with questions.

INSURANCE PROVIDERS - The Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship is awarded to students who are currently attending or planning to attend college. Find the requirements and entry information at Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship. Deadline is December 1, 2023.

LaFERLA ORTHODONTIC TEAM SCHOLARSHIP - Current or former patient of Dr. LaFerla. Must be an incoming freshman and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Awards are also based on community participation and financial need. Deadline is April 3, 2023. Awarded at the end of April or the beginning of May. Applications are available in the Student Financial Services Office.

LYDIA'S CLOSET CONSORTIUM - LCC is a private not-for-profit organization, based in Oblong, IL. We are engaged in helping young people prepare for Christian ministries. In an effort to make their education more affordable, LCC offers $2,000/semester scholarships to young men preparing for Preaching ministry and young men and women preparing for missions ministry, youth/children’s ministry, and worship ministry. Applications are available in the Student Financial Services Office. Deadline is June 1.

MALCOLM ALLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - The recipient must be an active member of the Christian Church/Church of Christ. The awards will be made on the basis of these three criteria: a B grade average, Christian service, and financial need. Deadline is March 31 and applications are available in the Student Financial Services Office.

MARY E. BIVINS FOUNDATION - Student must be dedicated to seeking a degree in ministry and be at the classification of junior or above. Student must be a resident of one of the 26 counties of the northernmost counties of the Panhandle of Texas. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 as an undergraduate and must enroll and pass a minimum of 12 hours each semester, and as a graduate, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and enroll and pass a minimum of 9 hours each semester. Said hours must be applicable to the Foundation-approved degree program. Applications are available at bivinsfoundations.org.

MG JAMES URSANO SCHOLARSHIP FUND - The recipient must be a dependent child, stepchild, or legally adopted child of an Army soldier on active duty, retired, or deceased. The recipient must also be enrolled in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System, remain unmarried for the entire academic year awarded, be under the age of 23 but will be awarded through the semester in which he/she turns 23, enrolled as a full-time student, and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Awards are primarily based on financial need, academics, and leadership. Applications are available through the website at aerhq.org. Other guidelines and deadlines can be found on their website as well. Deadline is April 1, 2023.

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART DEPARTMENT OF MISSOURI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM -This program is a $5,000 scholarship spread out over 4 years.  The student will receive $1,250 a year while maintaining a minimum of 12 credit hours at an accredited Missouri college.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Must be a US Citizen, Missouri resident, a high school graduate, and less than 24 years old when scholarship is awarded.
2. Be a apouse, child, grandchild, or stepchild of a Purple Heart Recipient, living or deceased.
3. Provide a copy of the related Purple Heart Recipient’s DD-214 discharge papers or equivalent.
4. High school GPA of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale)

Additional requirements and applications available in the Student Financial Services Office.

MISSOURI COUNCIL OF THE BLIND - Applicant must be legally blind and be a resident of Missouri. Must be a full-time student with a GPA of 2.0. Must have an eye report from doctor, letter from a professor, letter of intent, and a transcript from the school. Applications are available at moblind.org/scholarship-program. For more details or to obtain a paper application, contact 314-832-7172 or the MCB office toll-free at 800.342.5632 or email [email protected].

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND - 30 awards ranging from $3,000 to $12,000. To recognize achievement by blind students, the National Federation of the Blind invites applications to the national scholarship program from freshmen beginning college this fall up through graduate school level. Thirty top students will receive scholarships along with a trip to the national convention in Orlando. Applications must be received by March 31, 2023. To apply or learn more, please visit nfb.org/scholarships.

WADE LOWREY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Scholarship sponsored by Center Point Christian Church. Student must be a preaching major with sophomore standing that is currently serving in a local church and active in Christian Service. Application requires an essay on current ministry involvement and future plans. Deadline is June 30, 2023. Apply here.

The internet is also a great resource for finding scholarships. Listed below are a few sites to check out. Beware of scams. Applying for financial aid should not cost you, especially when free resources are available. Even a seminar may or may not be legitimate. Some warning signs are fees, money-back guarantees, and requests for your credit card or bank account. Check with the Student Financial Services Office if you question a company's legitimacy.


If you have any questions concerning your financial aid, contact us at [email protected] or 417.626.1206.

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