High School Equivalency Scholarships

Students applying for High School Equivalency Scholarships (HiSET) must reside in the OTC service area.

All the necessary information and forms to apply can be accessed at the Institutional Scholarship page.

Contact Financial Aid for more detailed information at (417) 447-6900.

Interested students will be required to submit a copy of their HiSET scores along with a completed copy of the OTC Institutional Scholarship application.

Number Offered Per Year



Renewable for up to four (4) semesters

$1,000 per semester full-time award
Award based on credit hours enrolled not to exceed tuition & fees:

*12+ hours    =   $1,000
* 9-11 hours   =   $750
* 6-8 hours     =   $500
* 1-5 hours     =   $250


  • Completed High School Equivalency Certification with 75 or higher
  • 30 highest scores of those who apply will be awarded
  • Seeking a degree at OTC

Renewal Criteria

Renewable for 3rd and 4th semester for students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher at OTC


Fall- June 1st

Spring- November 1st


Institutional Scholarship Application