Application Process

  1. Apply for admission at OTC Application for Admission.
  2. Have a FAFSA on file at OTC (school code 030830) for respective academic year
  3. Read and understand the Scholarship Application Disclosure Statement 

Graduating High School Seniors

Fall Application period: December 1 – June 1
Spring application period: September 1 – November 1

Graduating High School Seniors Scholarship Application

Qualifications:

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

  • Include school, community or civil activities
  • High School 3.30 cumulative grade point average or higher
  • Rank in the top 25% of graduating class
  • ACT composite score of 22 or higher

Value:

$2,500 annually; $1,250 Fall/$1,250 Spring
Award based on credit hours enrolled not to exceed tuition & fees:

  • 12+ hours    =   $1,250
  • 9-11 hours   =   $938
  • 6-8 hours     =   $625
  • 1-5 hours     =   $312

Renewal criteria:

Complete a FAFSA each year

Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher at OTC

Number offered:

20

Qualifications:

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 counselor based on community service, school involvement, leadership and potential to succeed at OTC
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

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

Renewal Criteria:

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

Number Offered:

75

Qualifications:

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

  • High School cumulative 3.5 grade point average or higher
  • Rank in the top 10% of graduating class
  • Composite score of 25 or higher on the ACT
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

Renewable for up to four (4) semesters
$1,500 per semester full-time award
Award based on credit hours enrolled not to exceed tuition & fees:
o    12+ hours    =   $1,500
o  9-11 hours     =   $1,125
o    6-8 hours     =   $750
o   1-5 hours      =   $375

Renewal criteria:

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

Number offered:

5

High School Programs Transition Scholarship

Application period: No Deadline

High School Programs Transition Scholarship Application

Qualification:

  • Earned credit in any of OTC’s programs for high school students:
    • Middle College
    • Career Center
    • Dual Credit
    • Early Start
    • College Now
  • Available the first semester you choose to enroll after high school graduation.

Value:

Pays for one college credit course (up to 5 credit hours) at the in-district, Tier 1 tuition rate. If you are out-of-district and/or take a Tier II course, you will have to pay the difference in tuition.

Renewal Criteria:

This is a one-time award.

A+ Advantage Scholarship

Fall application period: December 1 – June 1

Spring application period: September 1 – November 1

A+ Advantage Scholarship Application

Qualification:

  • The Missouri A+ scholarship must pay your tuition and fees
  • You must have textbooks/supplies from the OTC Bookstore and charge them to your student account or you have miscellaneous fees the A+ program does not cover.
  • You are enrolled full-time; OTC defines full-time as a minimum of
    • 12 credit hours
    • 6 credit hours for students who have a documented disability and an ADA letter on file with the Financial Aid Office from Disability Support Services
    • You are talking all available hours and the Financial Aid Office approved you as meeting an exception to the full-time rule.

Value:

$500 annually; up to $250 for two semesters towards unpaid book charges or misc. fees. It is non-refundable.

Number Offered:

100

General Scholarships

Fall application period:  December 1 – June 1

Spring application period:  September 1 – November 1

General Scholarship Application

Qualifications:

  • Current active member of the OTC Honors Program
  • 3.50 cumulative grade point average to receive 3rd & 4th semester
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

Renewable for up to four (4) semesters
$1,250 per semester for full-time award
Award based on credit hours enrolled not to exceed tuition & fees:

  • 12+ hours  = $1250
  • 9-11 hours = $938
  • 6-8 hours   = $625
  • 1-5 hours   = $312

Renewal criteria:

Value renewable for up to four (4) semesters
Renewable for 3rd & 4th semester for students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher at OTC
Maintain an active status in OTC Honors Program

Number offered:

5

Qualifications:

  • Current active member of OTC Honors Program
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

$500 per academic year ($250 per semester) not to exceed tution & fees

Renewal criteria:

Renewable for 3rd & 4th semester for students who maintain a 3.50 or higher cumulative GPA
Maintain active status in the OTC Honors Program

Number offered:

5

Qualifications:

Successfully completed 24 credit hours at OTC
2.75 cumulative minimum grade point average
Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

Total of two (2) consecutive semesters. $1,000 per semester full-time award.
$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

Renewal criteria:

This is a one-time award for two consecutive semesters: Fall/Spring or Spring/Fall

Number offered:

15

Qualifications:

  • Student must have not attended a college/university or high school for at least one academic year
    • If student has attended college previously, they must have 20+ transfer credit hours with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

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

Renewal criteria:

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

Number offered:

15

Qualifications:

  • Completed GED/High School Equivalency Certification 2900  or higher
    (if taken before 2014) or 75 or higher (if taken after 2014).
  • 30 highest scores of those who apply will be awarded
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

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

Renewal criteria:

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

Number offered:

30

 

Qualifications:

  • Must indicate first-generation college student on admissions application by designating they come from a family in which neither parent/guardian earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Student must have competed a minimum of twenty-four (24) credit hours at OTC
  • Requires student to maintain involvement in FGCS and to work a minimum of 40 hours service per semester at OTC events, providing campus tours, and completing duties assigned by FGCS advisors
  • Demonstrate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher or a minimum GED score of 2900
  • Full-time enrollment (12 + credit hours)
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

One school year (Fall/Spring)
Value applies towards tuition & fees
$1,500 per semester full-time award not to exceed tuition & fees

Renewal criteria:

Scholarship is awarded for one school year (Fall/Spring).  Student must apply each academic year and participate in an FGCS scholarship interview by a Review Committee which includes FGCS advisors and scholarship committee members that will consider need, academic ability, and service experiences

Number offered:

1

Qualifications:

  • Must indicate first-generation college student on admissions application by designating they come from a family in which neither parent/guardian earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Maintain involvement in FGCS through at least one of the following:
    • Attend one meeting per semester and/or
    • Attend a special FGCS event
  • Demonstrate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher or a minimum GED score of 2900
  • Minimum of half-time enrollment (6+ credit hours)
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Value:

One school year (Fall/Spring)
Value applies towards tuition & fees
$500 per academic year ($250 per semester) not to exceed tuition & fees

Renewal criteria:

Scholarship is awarded for one school year (Fall/Spring).  Student must apply each academic year and participate in an FGCS scholarship interview by a Review Committee which includes FGCS advisors and scholarship committee members that will consider need, academic ability, and service experiences

Number offered:

30

HiSET Transition Scholarship

Application period: No Deadline

HiSET Transition Scholarship Application

Qualifications:

  • Completed the GED/High School Equivalency test within the past twelve (12) months
  • Must be your first time attending any college

Value:

Three (3) credit hours
*Fees and books associated with the class are the responsibility of the student

Renewal criteria:

This is a one-time award

Number offered:

unlimited

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