C of O Scholarships

Alumni Scholarship 
  • Alumni Scholarship application is available only during the month of January, for the next school year
  • Application will be available in CampusWeb

C of O General Scholarship and Alumni Scholarship Application  (the C of O General Scholarship Application opens in January each year; closes December 1)

College of the Ozarks Cost of Education Scholarship 
Summer Work Education Program-Room and Board Scholarship (if you are looking for Big Cedar Lodge Summer Work Scholarship Program, see link below under External Scholarships)
Room and board scholarships may be awarded to admitted students who are selected to participate in the on-campus summer work program.
  • 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 $5,000 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 College office no later
    than 1 May. Applicants will be notified, if selected for the scholarship, by 1
  • 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. Bolger, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, in the McDonald Administration Building or by calling 417-690-2278.

Athletic Scholarships

Scholarships are available for some students selected to athletic teams at the College.  The Athletic Director determines these awards.

External Scholarships

Undergraduate Financial Aid Programs of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Missouri Scholarship Central - Multiple Scholarship Opportunities
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs
American Dietetics Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarships
American Royal Association
Arkansas Society of the United States Daughters of 1812 | Requirements | Application
Big Cedar Lodge Summer Work Room & Board Scholarship (for Sophomore, Junior, Senior level students)
Business Leaders Scholarship
Christian Community Credit Union Scholarship
College Sports Recruiting Scholarship
Culinary and Hospitality Scholarship from WebstauarantStore
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Scholarship from KaTom
National Society - Daughters of the American Colonists | Scholarship Application (Use C of O Scholarship Application)
Fastweb Scholarship Search
Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri
Hartford Technology Scholarship
Healthcare Leadership
Jack J. Isgur Foundation
James Madison Memorial Fellowship
KY3 Broadcast Scholarship
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Missouri Council of the Blind
National Federation of the Blind
The National Physical Science Consortium Scholarship
Ocean City Tabernacle - Dana Kull Memorial Scholarship for Christian Vocations | Scholarship Information | Scholarship Application
Adrian Rubin Scholarship
Student-Caregiver Scholarship
Udall Scholarship
Westlake Scholarship Program
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity | Scholarship Guidelines | Scholarship Application
Study Abroad Scholarship Information

Missouri Residents

Accounting and Business - Ozarks Chapter, Association of Government Accountants
Missouri Access Extra Scholarship  For new college Freshman, graduating high school
Grants and Scholarships for Missouri Residents
Jack J. Isgur Foundation
Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Scholarship
Southwest Missouri Public Relations Society of America’s Dr. Joe McAdoo Memorial Scholarship 
C. Lawrence Leggett Scholarship and Missouri Insurance Education Foundation Scholarship

Health Care

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Heart of the Ozarks Oncology Nursing Scholarship
Missouri League for Nursing Scholarships
NurseRecruiter Scholarship
Senior Care Scholarship
The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Military and Veteran

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Army Emergency Relief (AER)
Division of Vocational and Adult Education | Veterans' Benefits call (573) 751-3487
Veterans and Military Coalition of the Ozarks (VMCO) | Directives Qualifications | Application
Veteran's Benefits

Patriotic Scholarship - Those who contract and complete commissioning requirements for the Missouri Army National Guard Bobcat GOLD program will receive a full room and board Patriotic Scholarship.

Graduating Students 

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.
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Fee Waiver

Scholarship Search

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