Elite Scholars Competition

Elite Scholars Competition - For Seniors

OUAZ announces its prestigious Elite Scholars Competition. Qualified students are invited to compete for the awarding of the Presidential and Surprise High Achiever (full-tuition), Provost (three-quarter tuition), Founders (half tuition), and Pioneer (40% tuition) Scholarships. These scholarships are renewable for up to a total  of four consecutive years as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and remains in good standing with OUAZ. Recipients of these scholarships live on campus and serve as student leaders in the campus community.

To be considered to compete in this elite competition, high school seniors must have:

  • a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.35,
  • a minimum ACT composite score of 23 or SAT score of 1080 and
  • been accepted to Ottawa University (residential campus only).

The competition begins with the submission of a portfolio which shall include:

  • a submitted OUAZ application for admission;
  • official high school transcript that details graded coursework through the end of the junior year, including in-progress coursework for the senior year;
  • and one (1) letter of recommendation from a school official, teacher, activity director, etc. that addresses your excellence in academics, intellectual and creative work, involvement in your high school community, and civic involvement

Elite Scholars Competition - For Counselors

OUAZ announces its prestigious Elite Scholars Competition. Qualified students are invited to compete for the awarding of OUAZ's Presidential and Surprise High Achiever (full-tuition), Provost (three-quarter tuition), Founders (half tuition), and Pioneer (40% tuition) Scholarships. A select group of high school students will have the honor of being invited to compete for full-tuition scholarships during the Presidential Scholarship Competition this spring.

To be considered to compete in this elite competition, students must have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.35 and a minimum ACT composite score of 23 or SAT score of 1080. In addition, a student must be accepted to OUAZ (residential campus only).