Community Merit Scholarship

This information details the financial award and requirements for the Community Merit Scholarship.

Number offered per year



Renewable for up to four (4) semesters

$1,000 per semester  full-time award
Award based on credit hours enrolled not to exceed tuition & fees:

  • 12+ hours    =   $1,000
  • 9-11 hours   =   $750
  • 6-8 hours     =   $500
  • 1-5 hours     =   $250


In-district high school graduates whom meet two out of the three criteria:

  • Include school, community, or civil activities
  • High School 2.75 cumulative grade point average or higher
  • Recommended by high school principal based on community service, school involvement, leadership, and potential to succeed at OTC
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Renewal Criteria

Renewable for 3rd and 4th semester for students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher at OTC


Fall – April 1st