Foundation & Community Scholarships
Otero Junior College
OJC Foundation President’s Leadership Scholarship
Scholarships of $1,000 per year are awarded to recipients who have applied and are selected on a competitive basis to enter into the President’s Leadership Program and earn a certificate in Leadership Studies. Application deadline is April 1.
Amy Blair Memorial Scholarship
Established through PEO; the scholarship awards one freshman or sophomore student. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the recipient must be a full-time female student. The student must also maintain a 2.5 G.P.A. Scholarship is based upon funding. Application deadline is April 1.
Cecil Colley Scholarship
The family of Cecil Colley offers one $2,500 scholarship that can be renewed for subsequent years if the recipient remains in the same area of study and maintains at least a 3.0 G.P.A. Priority will be given to students whose area of study is engineering or physical science. Application deadline is April 1.
Central Colorado Education Trust Scholarship
Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to entering freshmen on a competitive basis. Recipients must have graduated from a southeastern Colorado high school, plan to attend OJC on a full-time basis, be enrolled in a degree program and plan on returning to live and work in the agricultural community upon graduation. Application deadline is April 1.
Daniels Fund Scholarship
The scholarship awards recipients $1500. In order to be eligible, the recipients must meet the following characteristics: Non-traditional students (at least 23 years of age), GED recipients, returning military (DD214 required), foster care youth, juvenile justice youth, EMT/paramedic training. The recipients must also be enrolled in at least 9 credits and demonstrate need on the FAFSA application. Application is through the Daniels Fund.
Earl “E.J.” Conley Memorial Scholarship
The family of E.J. Conley offers two scholarships to incoming freshmen. Students must plan to participate in Associated Student Government, participate in athletics, or pursue a field of study in political science or history. The scholarship amount is dependent upon funding. It is renewable for the second year if the recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA and meets the above requirements. Scholarship amounts will be dependent upon funding. Application deadline is April 1.
Kay Mahoney Memorial/Kaiser Permanente Scholarship for Health Sciences
This scholarship awards up to $1,500 per year. Applicants must be accepted into a healthcare program at OJC prior to application; hold at least a 2.5 GPA; and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing community service. Application deadline is April 1.
Franzman Family Nursing Scholarship
The Franzman family offers one $1,500 scholarship for nursing students pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing. The recipient must be a citizen of the United States, graduate from an accredited high school with a 2.5 grade point average or higher. Priority will be given to graduating high school students from Crowley County or Cheraw High Schools. Application deadline is April 1.
Franzman Family Scholarship
The family of Pete and Alberta Franzman offers one $1,000 scholarship. The recipient must be a citizen of the United States, graduate from an accredited high school with a 2.5 grade point average or higher. Priority will be given to graduating high school students from Crowley County or Cheraw High Schools. Preference will also be given to students majoring in business administration or agriculture. Application deadline is April 1.
Franzman International Scholarship
This scholarship is offered by Seth and Barbara Franzman for the benefit of a deserving second-year (sophomore) international student to assist with funds necessary to continue their education at Otero Junior College, and to promote a positive international culture in the College community.
Freda T. Roof Scholarship
Ms. Roof established this scholarship fund in order to benefit worthy, deserving, and needy students who are obtaining a college or university education in the state of Colorado. The recipient will be chosen by the Otero Junior College Scholarship Committee on the basis of the needs, circumstances, and the Abilities of the candidate. This will also be used to determine the amount of the scholarship. Application deadline is April 1.
Jolynn Dutton Peters Scholarship
The scholarship offers one scholarship in the amount of $500 to a graduate of La Junta High School, Swink High School, or Cheraw High School. The scholarship will be awarded to a freshman or sophomore student attending OJC. The recipient must be a full time female student. The student must also maintain a 2.5 G.P.A. Application deadline is April 1.
Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation Scholarship
The foundation offers two $1,500 scholarships to students who plan to study journalism or business. Students applying should be from the 18-county Southeastern Colorado area covered by The Pueblo Chieftain newspaper. Students should have a 2.5 or higher GPA and plan on furthering their education after finishing at Otero Junior College. Application deadline is April 1.
Twila Anderson Scholarship
The scholarship offers one scholarship in the amount of $500. The recipient must attend OJC full time after graduating high school and must meet the following requirements: have graduated from La Junta High School with at least a 3.0 grade point average and have participated in at least one (1) sport and/or belonged to a minimum of one (1) high school club or organization their senior year. Application deadline is April 1.
UCCS Kane Family Foundation Scholarship
The UCCS University Connection Program is a second scholarship opportunity with the Kane Family Foundation. Two students from OJC, who plan on completing an Associate Degree at OJC and then a Bachelor’s degree at UCCS, will be provided with a scholarship that pays for tuition for up to five years. Freshman students must have completed high school with a GPA of at least 3.25. Returning students must have earned a minimum of 12 credit hours of college level courses with a GPA of at least 3.25. Application deadline is April 1.
Vera and Alan Shand Scholarship
This scholarship is to honor the memory of Vera and Alan Shand and their strong interest in education and health care. The scholarship will pay $1,000 per semester for a student pursuing a degree in education and $1,250 per semester for student pursing degree in nursing. Recipient must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Colorado for tuition purposes, graduate from an accredited high school with a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Priority will be given to graduating high school student from the lower Arkansas Valley (Fowler to Lamar) pursuing a degree in education. The scholarship is continued for a second year if the recipient remains in the same area of study and maintains at least a 3.0 grade point average. Application deadline is April 1.
Wickham Family Scholarship
Sandy and Kim Wickham, alumni of Otero Junior College, have been kind enough to award a $500 scholarship for the 2016-17 school year to a deserving Otero Junior College students. Recipients must be pursuing a degree in the engineering field or math/science. Recipients must attend OJC on a full-time basis and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. They must also have graduated from high school with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above. Application deadline is April 1.
Other Community Scholarships Available
Knights of Columbus Scholarship
La Junta Elks Club Scholarship
Rocky Ford Lions Club Scholarship
Rocky Ford Rotary Club Scholarship
Southeast Colorado Power Association Scholarship