Thanks to continued support from the Alumni Scholarship Fund, $57,500 was awarded this spring at the Annual Awards Convocation. Because of alumni generosity, the following college scholarships were provided:

  • one two-semester room and board,
  • 14 one-semester room and board,
  • 11 $500 cash scholarships were awarded.

In addition, the J. Hugh and Martha Wise Scholarship Fund awarded three one-semester room and board scholarships, and three $500 cash scholarships. J. Hugh Wise was a 1936 School of the Ozarks graduate. If you want to make a positive impact in the lives of C of O students, donate today. Alumni may give to the scholarship fund online, complete and mail the scholarship form, or call the Alumni Office at 417-690-2208.

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Jeffrey Pettibone
Class of 2016
Hometown: Hartville, MO
Major: Elementary Education

I have had several issues, including my mother passing away that left me financially destitute. This scholarship provided for me in the roughest of times—and I am so grateful.


Haly Johnson
Class of 2016
Hometown: Lebanon, MO
Major: Theatre

The Alumni Scholarship helped me tremendously. It came at a time when I wasn’t sure how I would pay for anything, from personal expenses to the Health and Technology fee. I am beyond grateful that I was chosen to receive this scholarship!


Hannah Schuette
Class of 2015
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Major: Allied Health

The Alumni Scholarship has blessed me in multiple ways. I was able to do my 240-hour internship at Cox Branson Physical Therapy Clinic. I learned so much and gained experience and knowledge to help further my career in Physical Therapy.


Adam Pipenhagen
Class of 2016
Hometown: Morrisville, MO
Major: Accounting

With the Alumni Cash Scholarship, I have been able to pay for my school fees and books without getting a loan or worrying about getting a second job to help cover expenses. I am very appreciative of the generous donors who make it possible for students like me to continue living debt-free!