CFO Scholarships

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks scholarship season opens
Feb. 1, 2019, to be awarded for the 2019–20 academic year.

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks manages more than 400 private scholarship funds established by individuals, families and companies that want to provide a path to higher education for generations to come. These donors determine the size and eligibility criteria for the scholarships they create, and the CFO manages the scholarship process on their behalf.

Click here to view a list of the scholarships administered by the CFO. Enter the name of a school, community, field of study or other specific criteria in the “Quick Search” field to find scholarships that may be appropriate for your goals of higher education.

How to Apply

Each scholarship has its own criteria and application requirements. You will be able to apply for some scholarships directly through this website and others will require you to contact your counselor or other representative in order to obtain a hard copy application. Be sure to read each scholarship criteria carefully. Please note that a separate application will need to be submitted for each scholarship for which you are applying.

Below is the link to our online application portal to apply.  You will first have to create a username and password to establish your account.  Next you will be prompted to answer a couple of eligibility questions, which will determine the scholarships you are eligible to apply for.

If you need assistance, contact Beth Hersh, Scholarship Manager, (417) 864-6199 or


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.