Financial Assistance at the Residential Campuses (Ottawa, KS and Surprise, AZ)

The University has a program of scholarships. This is gift aid that does not have to be repaid. Institutional aid is awarded in a nondiscriminatory fashion, for recognition in academics and activity participation. The criteria for receiving an award are each student’s prior academic performance or an audition or tryout for the director/coach of a campus activity. Financial need may be considered for a scholarship from the University. Scholarships are renewable each academic year provided the recipient maintains the appropriate grade point average (GPA) for their scholarship and/or continues participation in their activity. The following are some examples of the types of scholarships offered to residential students.  Not all scholarships are available at each campus.

American Baptist Church Award

Recipient must be a member of an American Baptist Church (ABC), verified in writing by the pastor or a church official. 

Alumni Award

Recipients are students who are children or grandchildren of Ottawa University graduates.

Franklin County Award

Recipients must have graduated from a Franklin County, Kansas, high school. The students must reside on-campus.

City of Surprise Award

Recipients must be high school seniors who have resided in Surprise, AZ for a minimum of one year or who are graduating from a Surprise, AZ high school.

Sibling Award

Recipient must have at least one sibling currently enrolled at Ottawa University.