A limited number of merit awards are available. Merit award opportunities are based on the student’s needs, his respective church’s recommendation, the college’s consideration of the student’s application, and the student’s academic progression. Students who receive merit awards will receive the applicable discount from tuition up to 16 hours.
Pastor’s Child Merit Awards
Oklahoma Baptist College provides merit awards to the children of full-time evangelists, pastors, and missionaries. These awards reduce a young lady’s tuition per semester by 50%, and a young man’s by 25%. Students must apply through the office of the executive vice president each semester, at least one month before registration. If a student is accepted to receive this award and for any reason does not graduate from OBC&I, the student will be responsible to pay back the full amount of the award received for the duration of the time he or she was in college.
Academic Merit Awards
New students graduating at the top of their respective high school classes (minimum of ten students) will receive a 40% tuition discount for their first semester. Students must apply within the first year after high school. Applications must be received by the executive vice-president at least one month before registration.