2021 - 2022 Scholarships Available
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2021 - 2022 Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges
Colorado Garden Foundation Scholarship
Colorado Garden Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a two-year degree in the Agricultural field at Lamar Community College, Otero Junior College, or Trinidad State Junior College. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, books, fees, supplies, and transportation.
Two-year scholarship in the amount of $10,000 ($5,000 annually). To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
Colorado Garden Foundation Scholarships are awarded as two year scholarships. Scholars are not required to reapply for the second year of funding, however, the scholarship may be revoked if the student fails to write an annual thank you letter to the Colorado Garden Foundation; the student’s annual grade point average falls below 2.50; the student changes to a course of study outside of approved fields; or the student participates in conduct unbecoming of a scholarship recipient.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2021 by 11:59 PM.
The Jenny Bransteitter Memorial Scholarship
2021 - 2022 OJC Women's Volleyball Athletes
Two scholarship recipients will be awarded up to $2,000.00 per academic year ($1,000.00 for the fall semester and $1,000.00 for the spring semester), contingent upon continuing to meet program requirements.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2021 by 5PM.
The Martin Masar Memorial Scholarship
2-year RN Nursing Program Students at OJC
This scholarship is a Memorial Scholarship for Martin Masar, who founded Ryon Medical, an Integrated Health Care Practice in La Junta Colorado. This scholarship is for students who are pursuing the full 2-year RN nursing program at Otero Junior College. This scholarship will be awarded at each semester. It is renewable for the 2nd year as long as student maintains the 3.0 GPA and continues in the nursing program. This scholarship is designed to cover the full 2- year program cost of tuition and fees.
Applications must be completed and turned into the Financial Aid Office Otero Junior College by August 15, 2021 by 5PM.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
As students and parents explore their options for paying for college, taking advantage of scholarship opportunities should be one of their top strategies. While the cost of college may seem overwhelming to families, the simple task of exploring and completing scholarship applications could offer the financial solutions that students need. OJC offers numerous scholarships for our new and returning students. View Financial Aid & Scholarship Brochure.
Please look over the scholarships we offer—it could be the perfect financial boost you need to help finance your college education. Then use the Online Scholarship Application to connect to AwardSpring, our new scholarship program that makes applying for your scholarships easier than ever before!
Cordova-Wentling Scholarship in Memory of Mona Becerra-Garibay
- Cordova-Wentling Scholarship Application
Qualified OJC Student - Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2021
This $1,000 scholarship is given annually to a La Junta High School graduate enrolled as a full-time student at Otero Junior College with plans to earn an associate degree in any transfer or career program related to teaching. The criteria for the scholarship are based on financial need, academic merit, Hispanic heritage, school and community involvement.
2021–2022 Classified Employees Scholarship:
- Classified Employees Scholarship
The Otero Junior College State Classified Employees are offering one scholarship of $1,000 ($500 per semester) for the 2021-2022 year to a qualified returning OJC sophomore.
Fall 2021 Application Deadline: April 30, 2021.
President's Leadership Scholarship:
- President's Leadership Program—About the Program and Online Application
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship:
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship—About the Program and How to Apply
The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities.
Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree.
|Scholarship Name (in alphabetical order)||Qualifications||Duration||Amount|
|Ashley Rochelle Abel Nursing Scholarship||3.0+ gpa, Nursing student, 5 hrs community service||School Year||$500|
|Boundless Opportunity Scholarship||Full-time non-traditional students, 23 yrs or older, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Demonstrate financial need.||School Year||$2,000|
|Central Colorado Educational Trust Scholarship||Graduate from SE Colo H.S., full-time student, Agricultural emphasis,||School Year||$1000|
|Chapter GM P.E.O. Scholarship||Full-time female student, 2.5+ gpa, La Junta, Cheraw, Swink H.S. graduate.||School Year||$500|
|Classified Employees Scholarship||Qualified returning OJC sophomore only, 3.0+ gpa, Full time student. One scholarship of $1000, ($500 per semester).||Semester||$500|
|Colley Scholarship (STEM)||AS degree in STEM field, 3.0+ gpa, full-time student||up to Two Years||$2,500 yr|
|Colorado Scholars 3.0 Scholarship - High School
(High School Students After 2021 Graduation)
|Colorado residents only, 3.0+ gpa, Graduating High School Students or First Time College Students ONLY||Semester||$1000|
|Colorado Scholars 3.0 Scholarship - Transfer or College||Colorado residents only, 3.0+ gpa, Current OJC Students or Transfer Students ONLY||Semester||$1000|
|Colorado Opportunity Scholarship||Full-time students, income qualifications, apply to TRiO program||Semester||up to
|Conley Memorial Scholarship||Full-time student, 2.5+ gpa, ASG or Athletics or Political Science/History major.||up to Two Years||Variable|
|E.E. Bruegel Memorial Scholarship||Graduate of Las Animas H.S.||School Year||$300|
|The Franzman Family Scholarship
New model for the Franzman Family Scholarship
|2.5+ gpa, four scholarships each year. Two awarded to first year (freshman) students and two awarded to continuing second year (sophomore) students.||School Year||$1250|
|The Franzman International Scholarship||One second year (sophomore) International student retuning to OJC.||School Year||$2000|
|The Franzman Nursing Scholarship||2.5+ gpa, Two Nursing Scholarships will be available to be awarded, one to a first year (freshman) student and one to a continuing second year (sophomore), both enrolled in the nursing program and pursuing qualification as registered nurses||S.chool Year||$2,500|
|Franzman President's Leadership Scholarship||3.2+ gpa, 20 President's Leadership Program (PLP) annual scholarships will be awarded.||School Year||$1000|
|The Freda T. Roof Scholarship||Financial need||School Year||Variable|
|Jo Lynn Dutton Peters Scholarship||Full-time female student, 2.5+ gpa, Graduate of L.J., Swink, or Cheraw H.S.||School Year||$500|
|Kane Family 2 Year Merit||Colo Resident, 3.25+ gpa, seek associate degree within 2 consecutive years||Two Years||Variable|
|Kay Mahoney Scholarship||Healthcare Program at OJC, 3.2+ gpa, commitment to community service.||School Year||Variable|
|National Western Stock Show Scholarship||2.0 min semester gpa & 3.0 gpa cumulative, students majoring in any agricultural science field, rural medicine, or veterinary medicine.||Semester||$1750|
|OJC Agriculture 2.5 Scholarship||2.5+ gpa, Agriculture emphasis||Semester||$750|
|OJC Ag Premier Scholarship||Agricultural involvement, enrolled in an OJC ag science course||School Year||up to $1,500|
|OJC Arts Scholarship||Full-time student, 3.0 + gpa, Arts emphasis||Semester||$1150|
|OJC Cosmetology Scholarship||Colorado residents only, 2.5+ gpa First time student, or 3.0 + gpa OJC Student, Cosmetology emphasis||Semester||$750 - $1000|
|OJC Math and Science Scholarship||3.0+ gpa, be majoring in math or science, high school seniors, will also pay $150.00 per semester for college related expenses||School Year||$1000|
|Robert Hoag Rawlings Scholarship||2.5+ gpa, journalism or business emphasis, students from 18-county Southeastern Colorado area||School Year||$2000|
|Vera and Alan Shand Scholarship||Full-time student, 3.0 + gpa, pursuing a degree in education, priority given to students
graduating from Lower Arkansas Valley.
Full-time student, 3.0 + gpa, pursuing a degree in nursing and accepted into the OJC Nursing Program.
|Twilla Anderson Scholarship||Full-time student, 3.0 + gpa, graduated from La Junta High School, participated in at least one sport and belonged to minimum of one club or organization their senior year.||School Year||$500|
|Wickham Family Scholarship||Full-time student pursuing a degree in the Engineering field or Math/Science, 3.0+ gpa||School Year||$500|
International Student Scholarships
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.
International Academic/Leadership Scholarship*
Current OJC international students who have received the distinction of being on the President’s List, have demonstrated leadership and have been active in community service can apply for this scholarship award of $500 toward the following semester at OJC.
International Spirit Scholarship Application*
Current OJC international students who have received the distinction of being on the Institutional Recognition Honors List, have been active in community service and have demonstrated and fostered opportunities to reach across cultural borders to promote international understanding can apply for this scholarship award of $250 toward the following semester at OJC.
Student Life Scholarship
A $500 per semester tuition scholarship to students who select to live in OJC on-campus housing and participate in Student Life activities and events.
*These scholarships are made possible from the proceeds of the International Foods Night Event in the spring term. Thank you to everyone who has supported and continues to support this program!
Colorado Scholars Program - Scholarships of tuition are available to Colorado residents only who have a cumulative high school grade point average 3.00 or better (High School Scholarship) or 3.00 or better from OJC or previous college (College Scholarship). Student must be enrolled full-time at OJC. These scholarships are also available to returning OJC sophomore students who have maintained at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA.
Applications must be received by the Director of Financial Aid by August 1st. Awards are made depending upon the availability of funds and will be supplemented by the Colorado Student Grant if the student receives both awards. (Funds from the Colorado Scholars Program are not available for the summer term).
Community Sponsored Scholarships
- Arkansas Valley Board of Realtors Scholarship
- La Junta Rotary Club Scholarship
- EE Bruegel Memorial
For Information on how to apply for these scholarships please contact the Director of Financial Aid at Otero Junior College.
Private Donor Scholarships
The are a number of scholarships established by individuals and organizations interested in the welfare of OJC and its students. Eligibility for these awards varies according to the donor's wishes. Please contact the Director of Financial Aid to find out more about Private Donor Scholarships. Also, click below to see currently available scholarships.
For Information on how to apply for these scholarships please contact the Director of Financial Aid at Otero Junior College.
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