Info & Requirements


To be eligible for the John Thompson Leadership Program, the following requirements must be met:

  • Apply for admission to Oklahoma Christian University.
  • Submit the John Thompson Leadership Program application.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and/or ACT score of 21.
  • Complete the FASFA.
  • Eligibility is restricted to domestic minority students.


  • FTC and Transfer Students
    • The tuition discount scholarship amount is 75% of tuition when coordinated with all other institutional, state and federal grant aid.
    • Applications for this scholarship submitted after February 15 will not be used to increase financial aid award packages.
    • This scholarship will not combine with an OC discount (All discounts are listed at, with the exception of the Children of Minister’s Discount. Students who qualify for both the Children of Minister’s Discount and the John Thompson Leadership Program will receive a total of $6,000 for both awards.
    • The scholarship will combine with an academic scholarship, performance award, and/or Biblical Studies endowed scholarship.
  • Additional Information

    • Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA, comply all Ethos requirements, and comply with all John Thompson Leadership Program requirements.
    • Award is renewable for four years.


  • Recipients will be selected following an interview process.
  • Applicants will be notified of selection within two weeks of receipt of all application requirements and interview.
  • The award must be accepted within three weeks of the offer.
  • Total recipients will be no more than 10 students per year.


  • Complete and sign the application.
  • Attach a resume.
  • Attach two recommendation letters.
  • Request that a copy of your transcript be sent Oklahoma Christian University.
  • Complete an interview with Gary Jones, Multicultural & Service Learning Coordinator.