Alumni Scholarship

Thanks to continued support of the Alumni Scholarship Fund, $47,700 was awarded this Spring at the Annual Awards Convocation. Because of alumni generosity, one two-semester room and board, 12 one-semester room and board, and eight $800 cash scholarships were awarded.  In addition, the J. Hugh and Martha Wise Scholarship Fund awarded three one-semester room and board scholarships, and two $650 book scholarships. J. Hugh Wise was a 1936 S of O graduate.

Alumni may give to the scholarship fund online (select Alumni Giving, then Alumni Scholarship Fund), complete and mail the scholarship form, or call the Alumni Office at 417-690-2208.

Timothy ChurchTimothy Church
Recipient of One-Semester Room & Board Scholarship
Hometown: Alton, MO
Work Station: Resident Assistant in Youngman Hall
Major/Minor: Journalism/Media Production
Campus Activities: Rotaract Club, Communication Arts Club, Student Alumni Association

I have been given so many great opportunities at College of the Ozarks. I have professors who really care about their students. I have friends and relationships with some fantastic and wonderful people that I would have never met if it had not been for this college. And because of this college, my leadership skills have grown, and I have become a person that others can respect and trust. Receiving the Alumni Scholarship allowed me to complete an internship last summer. When I graduate, I look forward to coming back for Homecoming and Doc Good Day as an alumnus, and if someday I am as big of a success as I want to be, College of the Ozarks will not be forgotten. I look forward to giving back to this college as much as I can in the future so that students can come here and work for their education just like I did.

Amy EatonAmy Eaton
Recipient of One-Semester Room & Board Scholarship
Hometown: Marionville, MO
Work Station: Sociology Department
Major/Minor: Sociology/Psychology
Campus Activities: Sociology Club President, Rotaract Club, Student Alumni Association

The College has helped me in so many aspects. It gave me the opportunity to graduate from college debt free, taught me what work means, and taught me how to become a better person. I can honestly say College of the Ozarks has changed me for the better in the vocational, Christian, cultural, academic, and patriotic aspects of my life. Being awarded the room and board scholarship, I was able to pursue an internship at Skaggs Hospital. Knowing I did not have to worry about trying to find the funds to pay for an entire semester of school was the biggest blessing I could have received. I was able to complete an internship in my area of my study and still further my education at the College. The Alumni Scholarship was a gift from God to me and my family.

Jonathan WalhJonathan Wahl
Recipient of Two-Semester Room & Board Scholarship
Hometown: Springfield, MO
Work Station: Mass Communications Department
Major: Video Production and Journalism
Campus Activities: Student Government, Student Alumni Association, Mass Communications Club, Lambda Pi Eta President, Character Camp Pop Receiving the Alumni Scholarship allowed me to work two internships last summer, where I learned valuable skills for my future career. C of O really has changed my life forever, and has challenged me to strive for greatness. I have learned more about my God and my country. I have been challenged in my classes, and I have been encouraged by friends and teachers. When I graduate, it is my hope to stay involved with the Alumni Association and to help other students receive the same opportunities that I was given.

Lisa WallerLisa Waller
Recipient of Cash Scholarship
Hometown: Baileyville, KS
Work Station: Biology Department
Major: Human and Molecular Biology
Campus Activities: Pre-Med Club President, Biology Club, Sigma Zeta, Pep Band, CCNA, Student Alumni Association

I decided to come to College of the Ozarks for several reasons. 1) I was looking for a private, Christian college where I would be more than just a number on a piece of paper and have the opportunity to grow in my faith. 2) I wanted to pay my own way through school, and I was drawn to the idea of working for my education. 3) My plans after college are to attend medical school, and entering that phase of life without any previous debt would make life much easier. The Alumni Cash Scholarship allowed me to use more time of my summer to gain experience in the medical field shadowing doctors, rather than working to make enough money to pay for both my room and board, as well as my books.


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