C of O Scholarships

Summer Work Education Program-Room and Board 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 $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 or


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

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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