C of O Scholarships

College of the Ozarks Cost of Education Scholarship
College of the Ozarks guarantees to meet the entire Cost of Education (tuition) for each full-time student through a combination of the work program and federal, state, and institutional funds.

L.W. Hyer Book Scholarship
$200 per semester $100 paid by bookstore credit $100 paid to student
Requirements:
  • Currently enrolled/accepted,
  • Apply each semester,
  • Dorm student,
  • At least 24 hours of credit,
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better,
  • Transfer Students:  After 1 semester with 12 hours credit and a GPA of 2.5 or better at C of O,
  • Financial need based on FAFSA,
  • Cannot be on any type of probation,
  • Apply through Campusweb during the application period (Current Students).

C of O Book Scholarship
$150 Bookstore credit per semester
Requirements:
  • Currently enrolled/accepted,
  • Apply each year,
  • Financial need based on FAFSA,
  • EFC of less than 2,000,
  • Full-time dorm or commuting student,
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress,
  • Cannot be on any type of probation,
  • Apply through Campusweb during the application period (Current Students).

General Scholarship
  • Currently enrolled/accepted,
  • Apply each year,
  • Award amounts vary,
  • Based on financial need, GPA, and major,
  • Apply through Campusweb during the application period (Current Students).

Summer Work Scholarship
Room and board scholarships may be awarded to admitted students who are selected to participate in the on-campus summer work program.
  • Currently enrolled/accepted,
  • Two six-week sessions, 40 hours per week,
  • Working either session provides a scholarship for room and board for the following fall term,
  • Working both sessions provides a room and board scholarship for the following fall and spring terms,
  • Summer room and board is covered while working,
  • Must apply to participate,
  • Apply through Campusweb during the application period (Current Students),
  • Priority consideration is given to current students,
  • Cannot be used retroactively.

General Terrence R. Dake, USMC (Ret.)Aviation Scholarship
College of the Ozarks provides an opportunity for deserving C of O students to apply for a $2,500 scholarship to begin, or advance, their aviation flight training. This scholarship is established to honor the distinguished military aviation career of General Terrence R. Dake, a C of O alumnus and trustee.
  • Applications must be received by the Dean of Work Education office no later
    than 1 May. Applicants will be notified, if selected for the scholarship, by 1
    June,
  • Students must be in good standing in their academics and in the Work
    Program. They must maintain at least a 3.0 academic and Work Grade average,
  • Students must have completed at least 30 semester hours of academic course
    work at C of O prior to scholarship award,
  • Student desire, motivation and any previously accomplished flight training
    progress will be considered as a part of the selection process.
Interested students may receive more information by contacting Dr. Larsen,
Dean of Work Education, in the C of O Administration Building or by calling or
417-334-6411, ext. 2373.

Athletic Scholarships
Forty-eight athletic scholarships are available each year. The Athletic Director determines these awards.

COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
A. General Requirements For Application
  Any full-time C of O student desiring additional financial assistance, who has no major disciplinary record, and who is willing to provide service to the College through the activities of the Student Alumni Association in order to fulfill the scholarship’s requirements.
B. Specific Requirements For Application (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
  1.) Any full-time student who is on target to complete 30 hours at CofO by the end of the current semester, and one who does not have 105+ hours at the time of the application may apply.
  2.) Must have above average work grade and above average academic performance.
  3.) Must be involved in extra-curricular activities.
  4.) Applicant must give a brief summary of his/her qualifications, and state why he/she feels he/she is deserving of this award.
AWARDS’ SERVICE REQUIREMENTS (for 2014-2015):
  Cash Scholarship Recipient:
  Join the Student Alumni Association ($5.00) by beginning of Fall 2014 semester,
  Participate in Alumni Scholarship Phonathon,
  Participate in one of the following SAA activities:
    · Homecoming float/banner (2 hours) AND Operation Christmas Child (purchase required items and attend box preparation meeting),
    · NAIA team host (8 hours).
     
  One-semester Room and Board Scholarship Recipient:
  Join the Student Alumni Association ($5.00) by beginning of Fall 2014 semester,
  Participate in Doc Good Day,
  Participate in Alumni Scholarship Phonathon,
  Participate in at least two of the following SAA activities:
    · Homecoming float/banner (4 hours),
    · NAIA team host (8 hours),
    · Operation Christmas Child (purchase required items and attend box preparation meeting).
     
  Two Semester Room and Board Scholarship Recipient:
  Join the Student Alumni Association ($5.00) by beginning of Fall 2014 semester,
  Participate in Doc Good Day,
  Participate in Alumni Scholarship Phonathon,
  Participate in all three of the following SAA activities:
    · Homecoming float/banner (4 hours),
    · NAIA team host (8 hours),
    · Operation Christmas Child (purchase required items and attend box preparation meeting).
     
  RECIPIENTS OF THE ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A WRITTEN SCHOLARSHIP AGREEMENT. If the recipient does not meet the activities requirements, the scholarship will be charged back to the student’s account during the second semester by April 1.
C. Benefits from The C of O Alumni Scholarship
Students selected by the Alumni Scholarship Committee will be awarded a room and board or cash scholarship.  These scholarships will be awarded in April each year.  (The cash scholarships will be awarded as follows: half at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.)
THE SELECTION OF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS AND AWARD AMOUNTS IS THE DESCRETION OF THE INDEPENDENT ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

Patriotic Scholarship
College of the Ozarks Patriotic Scholarships: Patriotic Scholarships are provided to students who attend and satisfactorily complete the Leader’s Training Course and/or the Leader Development and Assessment Course. This $1,500 partial room and board scholarship will be divided between the fall and spring semesters ($400 in the fall and $1,100 in the spring), assuming satisfactory academic, work, and citizenship standards have been maintained. Contracted and ROTC Scholarship resident students will receive a full room and board Patriotic Scholarship. Qualifying non-resident students will receive compensation for books, cafeteria meals, and transportation. Selected students who consecutively complete the four basic military science courses (MIL 121, 131, 202, and 212) during their freshman and sophomore years, will also be eligible for the Patriotic Scholarship.

Ozarks Fellowship
Outstanding graduating seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.2 planning to attend graduate or professional school may apply to the Dean of the College for the honor of being designated an Ozarks Fellow. Recipients of this fellowship receive a stipend to aid them financially during their first year of graduate study (non-renewable). A 500-word essay detailing the student's graduate plans and financial needs, two academic letters of recommendations, one letter of personal reference, and evidence of acceptance to graduate or professional school should be sent to the Dean no later than April 1.

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