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University Scholarships

Oakland City University is committed to working with students and their families to ensure that private Christian education is affordable.  Our desire is to assist students as they make financial decisions about college.  Oakland City offers several forms of financial assistance to students based on academic achievement, athletic ability, and financial need.  We also assist students with getting the most from government financial aid.  Our financial aid professionals are here to help you navigate the processes.  Please take time to review our financial aid and scholarship pages to see how you can receive a private, quality Christian education at an affordable price.  We look forward to assisting you through the process and invite you to contact us with your questions.

Each year, Oakland City University students receive millions of dollars in financial assistance.  We are committed to working with you to find a financial solution that allows you to meet your educational goals.

  • University scholarships are awarded only to traditional undergraduate students at the Oakland City University main campus.
  • All scholarships are awarded pending the receipt of the student’s final high school transcripts and/or college transcripts and standardized test scores by the Office of Admissions. Students must also complete a current FAFSA to be eligible to receive University funds.

Based on your situation, you may qualify for merit based, endowed, or athletic scholarships.  Download the Summer Aid Application.

Merit Based Scholarship

All students meeting the entrance eligibility requirements set forth by the University qualify for merit based aid.  These awards are based on a combination of your high school GPA and standardized test scores.  GPA is based on the student’s final high school transcript on a 4.0 scale.  All merit based scholarships are renewable for 120 credit hours, provided that the student maintains the required 2.5 cumulative GPA.   For more information regarding scholarships please call the OCU Office of Admissions at: (800-737-5125).

Athletic Scholarship

Oakland City University is a NCAA Division II school.  We currently offer 13 unique athletic opportunities for which athletic aid is available.   Athletic aid is offered to those student athletes selected by the respective coach as eligible for collegiate participation.  If you have a desire to participate as a student athlete at Oakland City University, please contact the appropriate athletic coach to schedule a conference or contact the Admissions Office for further information.

General Baptist Scholarship

The General Baptist Scholarship is available to freshman or transfer students who are enrolled in main campus and/or AEL courses, full time. To be eligible, the student or the student's parents or the spouse of the student must be a member of a General Baptist church. This scholarship is renewable as long as the student remains academically eligible. Download the Application.

Military Scholarship

Oakland City University is proud to honor our service men and women by offering military scholarships for those students enrolled who qualify. Please contact the Business Office for additional information and qualifications at (800) 737-5125 or (812) 749-1240. Download the Application.

Endowment Scholarship

To receive consideration Oakland City University’s Endowment Scholarships please print and complete the application. Paper applications are also available in the Financial Aid Office. Please return to the Financial Aid Office by April 1st for priority consideration.

Alumni Scholarship

To apply for the Oakland City University Alumni Scholarship please print and complete the application. Paper applications are also available in the Financial Aid Office. The deadline for the Alumni Scholarship is April 1st.

Multicultural Scholarship

Deadline: August 1, 2014
This scholarship is awarded annually with an initial award of $500.00 as part of Oakland City University’s efforts to create a multicultural and diverse student body. This scholarship is only available to full time, degree seeking, freshman, and transfer students who will reside on campus. Current enrolled OCU students are not eligible to apply. This scholarship is offered to students selected by the University’s Scholarship Committee and is renewable contingent upon academic renewal requirements. Students from historically under represented populations are encouraged to apply. Download the Application.

Diversity in Education Scholarship

Deadline: August 1, 2014
This scholarship is awarded annually with an initial award of $500.00 as part of Oakland City University’s efforts to create a multicultural and diverse student body. This scholarship is only available to full time, degree seeking, freshman, and transfer students who will reside on campus. Current enrolled OCU students are not eligible to apply. This scholarship is offered to students selected by the University’s Scholarship Committee and is renewable contingent upon academic renewal requirements. Students from historically under represented populations and education majors are encouraged to apply. Download the Application.

Worship Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually with an initial award of $500.00 as part of Oakland City University’s efforts to enhance the music and visual media technology areas of study.  This scholarship is only available to full-time, degree-seeking, freshmen, and transfer students who will reside on campus.  Currently enrolled OCU students are not eligible to apply. This scholarship is offered to students selected by the University’s Scholarship Committee and is renewable contingent upon academic requirements. Download the Application.


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