How to apply

 

  1. Apply for admission at OTC Application for Admission.
  2. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.FAFSA.gov for the academic year & include OTC as a school to receive your results (federal school code is 030830).
  3. Read and understand the Scholarship Application Disclosure Statement .
  4. Complete and submit your scholarship application.

Scholarship Application Periods

 

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

Articulated Credit Scholarship

Articulated Credit Scholarship Application

Ozarks Technical Community College is awarding 10 new scholarships to students who successfully completed one or more OTC approved articulated credit courses at an OTC approved high school.

Qualifications:

  • Graduating from high school
  • Successful completion (final grade of 80% or above) of one or more OTC approved articulated credit courses at an OTC approved high school
  • 2.0 cumulative high school grade point average
  • Seeking a Career and Technical Education or Business degree at OTC

Value:

$500 annually; up to $250 for a total of two semesters (Fall/Spring or Spring/Fall). Pays towards tuition, fees and/or course materials.

Number Offered:

10

Qualifications:

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:

10

Qualifications:

High school graduates whom meet two out of the three criteria:

  • Include school, community, or civil activities
  • High School 2.50 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:

25

Qualifications:

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:

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

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

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

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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