Frontier Scholarship


This endowed, competitive, need-based Frontier Scholarship was established in 2016 by the Walton Family Support Foundation to help make a private college education more accessible to students and their families. It is one of the University’s most prestigious and selective scholarships and is presented to those unique individuals whose academic achievement, leadership skills, potential, and passion for Ozarks sets them apart from other students. Our goal is to help high-achieving and dedicated students earn a top-quality undergraduate degree by reducing out-of-pocket costs and loan debt.


The Frontier Scholarship is a supplemental grant that is awarded in conjunction with federal, state, institutional and all other aid. The scholarship covers tuition, books and room and board — with minimal debt (on average $2,500 per year) and is renewable for up to four years. Recipients will graduate in four years with much less student debt and a top-notch Ozarks education. That’s an incredible value considering that the average cumulative student debt for a private college education exceeds $30,000.


HS GPA of 3.2 or higher
FAFSA filed
AGI (adjusted gross income) < $92,000


Recipients of the Frontier Scholarship participate in the Frontier Leadership Seminar. This for-credit seminar series will take place over the course of the fall and spring semesters of your freshman year and will provide you with the opportunity to meet regularly with President Dunsworth to help you develop your leadership qualities, such as integrity, accountability, empathy, influence, vision, humility and positivity. To retain and renew the scholarship, recipients must carry an average course load of 12 credit hours per semester, maintain a 2.0 GPA, and otherwise remain in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.