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Scholarships have varying requirements and do not have to be repaid.  

Scholarships can come from a variety of sources.  We’ve listed a few but there are thousands out there so apply for as many as possible to improve your chances. Search the web for MORE!

Student Financial Services Scholarships

Odessa College annually awards more than $500,000 in academic scholarships to recognize scholastic merit.  This is a partial list of the scholarships awarded through OC Student Financial Services.  Unless otherwise specified, students may apply for any of these scholarships with one general OC Scholarship Application (2014-15). The priority deadline is May 1 but applications are accepted year round. Applications received after November 1st will be considered ONLY if funds are available. Students must reapply each school year.

Russell Scholarship
(Meet the criteria? Apply now!  We are
always looking for Russell applicants.)

$650 per semester
Permian Basin resident
Receiving no other financial aid
Enrolled full time
Maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA
OC Academic Scholarship $750 per semester
Enrolled full time
Maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA
Slaton-Basset Scholarship $700 per semester, up to 4 semesters
Nursing major
Enrolled full time
Maintaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
Davidson Scholarship $500 per semester, up to 4 semesters
Enrolled full time
West Texas resident
Maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA
Parker Scholarship $500 per semester
Enrolled full time
Maintaining 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Adair Scholarship $500 per semester
Enrolled full time
Maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Pickering-Douglass Scholarship Covers tuition, fees and required book costs
Financial need on a FAFSA
Single parent
Enrolled at least half time
Maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Forfeited Property Deposit Scholarship $300 per semester
Financial need on a FAFSA
Enrolled at least half time
Maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Odessa Board of Realtors Scholarship $300 per semester
Enrolled at least half time
Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. 

Hext Scholarship
2014 Hext Family Scholarship Application (2014-15)

Tuition, fees, books up to $900 per semester
Career and Technical Education, Nursing, Allied Health major
Financial need on a FAFSA
Enrolled at least half time
Maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA
Pass drug test

Other Campus Scholarships

The OC Foundation Office offers scholarships targeted at students who qualify for less than $1500 per semester of other financial assistance.  For a list of scholarships and the application, visit the OC Foundation Scholarships page

Departmental scholarships are offered through the art, social studies, music, nursing, photography, diesel and OSHA departments.  Interested students should contact the department chair for information and application requirements.  Athletic scholarships are awarded each year in baseball, basketball, golf, softball, athletic training, cheerleading, cross country, dance team and rodeo.  Athletes should contact the coach for details.  We are required to make available to students information regarding our athletic participants, coaching staff and athletic budget.  To see the report, go to the Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool, enter Odessa College under “Name of Institution” and click “Search at the bottom of the page. 

Non-Institutional Scholarships

These scholarships come from off-campus individuals and organizations.  Student Financial Services does not select or award these scholarships and only provides application information for the organization.  These scholarships are offered yearly, so if the due date has passed, keep a lookout in the early spring for the new applications.

Students in Philanthropy

(Interested? Few students apply.
Turn in your application by the deadline!)
High school graduate or currently enrolled at OC
Incoming high school graduates – 3.1 GPA
Current OC students -- maintaining a 2.75 overall GPA
Minimum course load of 9 credit hrs per semester
Meet Thursdays 12:30 to 1:30 throughout the school year
Participate in at least one fundraising activity
Permian Basin Area Foundation Information and Applications Local foundation offering a variety of scholarships for students from the Permian Basin.
Charley Wootan Grant
Information and Application
US citizen/permanent resident
High school graduate/GED
Enrolled at least half-time
Financial need on a FAFSA
Noel Scholarship
Application (NOT ATTACHED)
Covers tuition, fees, books
Children of confirmed Rexene/Huntsman employees
Maintaining a 2.0 GPA
Maintaining 50% course completion

Mexican American Scholarship Committee

Must be full-time
Maintain a 2.0 GPA
High School Transcript and/or College Transcript

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