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Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships and Awards

Upon admission to Ottawa University, you are automatically considered for institutional scholarships. You must be a full-time student to be eligible for the following scholarships and awards.

Contact your advisor or call 855-774-7714 for more information about any of these scholarships.


Life of Significance (LOS) Award - $100

Available to new APGS students only. $100 per credit hour for 2 years or until the student has earned 54 credits (whichever comes first).  Must maintain a 2.0 OU cumulative GPA. Unless specifically designated, institutional aid can be used to cover any direct cost (e.g., tuition, fees, room, board, etc.).

Alumni Impact Scholarship

Alumni Impact Scholarship - $500

One time award to students who are referred by an alumnus.  Can be self-referred.  Available to both undergraduate and graduate students as well as undergraduates moving on to a graduate program. Must successfully earn credits in the first term and be enrolled in a subsequent term before receiving the award.  The FAFSA is not required. Unless specifically designated, institutional aid can be used to cover any direct cost (e.g., tuition, fees, room, board, etc.).

NOTE:  Executive Graduate programs are excluded from qualification

University-wide Scholarships            

Ottawa Indian Award - Full Tuition and required fees/Room and board if on campus

This scholarship is awarded to documented members of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma.  Double occupancy room and board charges are covered if the student resides on-campus.  Reduced meal plan charge is covered if student resides off-campus.  Students residing in university-owned off-campus housing should see the Tribal Agreement for full details.  Incoming tribal students must complete and submit the BIA Higher Education Scholarship application.

Tuition Waiver Award - Full tuition

Full tuition to faculty/staff and their dependents.  These students are not eligible for SEOG & KCG unless all other eligible students have been awarded.  See Employee Policy Handbook for eligibility details.

Tuition Exchange - Reciprocal agreement schools

Full tuition award for students whose parent (s) are employed by a university with a reciprocal agreement with Ottawa University.  OU reserves the right to limit the number of these awards.  These students are not eligible for SEOG & KCG unless all other eligible students have been awarded.

The Ottawa University Corporate Partnership provides corporations exclusive benefits for employees looking to pursue a degree.

We're pleased to partner with corporations to offer you special discounts when you pursue a degree at one of our campuses or online. As a student at Ottawa University, you can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Discounted Tuition
  • Dedicated Advising Staff
  • Locations Close to Work

If you have any questions about these benefits, contact one of our enrollment advisors.

Current Employee Educational Partnerships

  • APA Phoenix Metro
  • Alhambra Elementary School District
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Arion Care Solutions LLC
  • Arizona Charter Academy
  • Auburn-Washburn Unified School District #437
  • Basehor-Linwood Unified School District #458
  • Blackhawk Technical College
  • BLOC KC (Brothers Liberating Our Communities)
  • Buckeye Union High School District
  • Central Heights School District (USD 288)
  • Chandler Unified School District
  • City of Glendale
  • City of Peoria
  • City of Phoenix
  • Comprehensive Mental Health Services (CMHS)
  • Deer Valley Unified School District
  • Desoto School District USD 232
  • Donnelly College
  • Dress for Success Phoenix
  • Dysart School District
  • EdAssist*
  • Edcor*
  • Ford Motor Corp. 
  • Garmin International
  • Gilbert Public Schools
  • Glendale Elementary School District #40
  • Grandview School District (C-4)
  • Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Grundfos Pumps
  • Imagine Middle at Surprise Inc
  • Imagine Preparatory Suprise
  • InPro Corporation
  • Kansas City Kansas Public Schools USD 500
  • Kindred Health Care (including Gentiva)
  • Kingman Academy of Learning
  • LEARN Behavioral
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH Health)
  • Louisburg Unified School District #416
  • Manhattan Unified School District #383
  • Maricopa Community College District
  • Mazuma Credit Union
  • Mercy Health
  • Mercy Health Corp (Wisconsin)
  • Mirror Inc. 
  • Nadaburg Unified School District
  • Nevada Regional Medical Center
  • Olathe School District USD 233
  • Osage City Schools USD 420
  • Paola School District USD 368
  • Paradise Valley School District
  • Pendergast School District
  • Phelps County Regional Medical Center
  • Phillips County Health Systems
  • Phoenix Union High School
  • ProHealth Care
  • Providence Medical Center
  • Ransom Memorial Hospital
  • Saint John Hospital
  • Salina Regional Medical Center
  • Scholarship America*
  • Shawnee Heights Unified School District #450
  • Shawnee Mission School District USD 512
  • Spring Hill School District USD 230
  • Student Choice High Schools
  • Tempe Elementary
  • The Groves Retirement Community
  • Tonganoxie School District USD 464
  • Topeka School District USD 501
  • Turner Unified School District #202
  • Uniontown Unified School District #235
  • UPS
  • US Toy
  • Wellsville School District USD 289
  • West Franklin USD 287

*Contact your Human Resource department to see if your company is a member of one of these partnership organizations.

Outside Scholarships

These resources can help you apply for scholarships.

These links are provided as resources for you and will take you to outside websites. Ottawa University is not affiliated with any of the websites listed and is not responsible for content accuracy.



Transfer Advantage Partnerships

Through agreements with associate degree granting institutions, Ottawa University offers tuition savings making completing your Bachelor degree fast and affordable.

Ottawa University is proud to partner with the following schools for the Transfer Advantage Program:

  • Allen Community College (KS)
  • Barton County Community College (KS)
  • Blackhawk Technical College (WI)
  • Butler Community College (KS)
  • Central Arizona College (AZ)
  • Chippewa Valley Tech.College (WI)
  • Cloud County Community College (KS)
  • Cochise County Community College District (AZ)
  • Coffeyville Community College (KS)
  • Colby Community College (KS)
  • Cowley College (KS)
  • Crowder College (MO)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (IA)
  • Dodge City Community College (KS)
  • Donnelly College (KS)
  • East Central College (MO)
  • Flint Hills Technical College (KS)
  • Fort Scott Community College (KS)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (WI)
  • Gateway Technical College (WI)
  • Garden City Community College (KS)
  • Highland Community College (KS)
  • Hutchinson Community College (KS)
  • Independence Community College (KS)
  • Indian Hills Community College (IA)
  • Ivy Tech Community College - All campuses (IN)
  • Johnson County Community College (KS)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (KS)
  • Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KY)
    •  Ashland Community & Technical College
    •  Bluegrass Community & Technical College
    •  Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
    •  Gateway Community & Technical College
    •  Hazard Community & Technical College
    •  Henderson Community College
    •  Hopkinsville Community College
    •  Jefferson County Technical College
    •  Madisonville Community College
    •  Maysville Community & Technical College
    •  Owensboro Community & Technical College
    •  Somerset Community College
    •  Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College
    •  Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College
    • West Kentucky Community & Technical College
  • Labette Community College (KS)
  • Manhattan Area Technical College (KS)
  • Maricopa County Community College District (AZ)
    • Chandler-Gilbert Community College
    • Estrella Mountain Community College
    • Gateway Community College
    • Glendale Community College
    • Mesa Community College
    • Paradise Valley Community College
    • Phoenix College
    • Rio Salado College
    • South Mountain Community College
    • Scottsdale Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College (MO)
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (WI)
  • Moraine Park Technical College (WI)
  • Neosho County Community College (KS)
  • Nicolet College (WI)
  • Northcentral Missouri College (MO)
  • Northcentral Technical College (WI)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (MO)
  • Pratt Community College (KS)
  • Rock Valley College (IL)
  • Seward County Community College (KS)
  • Southwest Texas Junior College (TX)
  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (WI)
  • State Fair Community College (MO)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (WI)
  • Yavapai County Community College (AZ)

Your enrollment advisors are conveniently located near you. Either request information or call us at 855-774-7714 today to get started.

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