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How to Apply for CFO Scholarships

The scholarship application period is closed for the 2024–25 academic year. Students can apply online for scholarships for the 2025–26 academic year beginning Jan. 1, 2025, with a deadline in mid- to late-March 2025. Each scholarship opportunity has its own criteria and supplemental requirements. Please read the information below to begin the application process.

How to Apply

  • Beginning Jan. 1, click the link below to access the online application portal.
  • You will first need to create a username and password to establish and confirm your account.
  • Next, you will be prompted to begin the universal application process. The universal application is a comprehensive form that allows you to apply for all the scholarships for which you qualify.
  • To save your progress, click the “Save” button at the bottom of your screen.
  • When you complete the universal application, click the “Submit” button at the bottom of your screen.
  • After submitting the universal application, you will receive a confirmation page that lists the scholarship opportunities for which you qualify. You are strongly encouraged to print this page.
  • Some scholarship opportunities may have supplemental questions to complete. If you receive supplemental questions, you must click the “Submit” button upon completing your response for each opportunity.
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ scholarship program is committed to respect for all people and does not intend to deny services on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. However, this policy’s intent is not to deny the ability of scholarship programs to support scholarships that serve specifically designated populations, as long as that eligible class of potential recipients is sufficiently large. Conditions of scholarship criteria can be specific as long as they do not violate federal public policy as it relates to discrimination and as long as it does not provide private benefit to the donor or donor family members. The CFO is committed to equity at every opportunity and continues to work to strengthen all our communities.