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Ohio Christian University is excited to announce three Commitment to Excellence Full-Tuition Scholarships will be awarded to our Scholars Day competition winners this Fall. Ohio Christian’s Admissions team is hosting the next Scholars Day competition on Saturday, November 18th . Qualifying high school seniors or incoming transfers can apply and compete for one of the three full-tuition scholarships. To compete, applicants must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher,at least a 25 ACT composite score or 1210 SAT scoreand be accepted to Ohio Christian’s on campus program. When completing the Scholars Day application, students must list community service projects or activities, submit two letters of recommendation, and write a 1,500-word essay. At the Scholars Day competition, students will interview with two separate panels—one panel being the Associate Deans from our four academic schools. The Ohio Christian Admissions team is excited to host Scholars Day and award three promising individuals a scholarship that reflects their commitment to excellence and outstanding character. All scholarship application materials, including acceptance to OCU, are due by Friday, November 10th . Apply now to start your application process at OCU and complete the Scholars Day application.Visit https://www.ohiochristian.edu/scholarsday to learn more about Scholars Day.
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Ohio Christian University is honored to be named a Champions of Character Five Star Institution for the 2022-23 school year.The NAIA Champions of Character program was created with the intention of changing the culture of sport into a more character-driven environment. The NAIA encourages student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans to abide by five core values – integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership in both practice and competition. Five Star Institutions are measured on their demonstrated commitment to the NAIA Champions of Character. They earn points based on their efforts in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus and character recognition in their athletic programs. "It's been a while since we've received this recognition, but it's important that we do," Ohio Christian Athletic Director George Arroyo Jr. said. "It starts with creating an environment that fosters character driven teams and then recruiting student athletes who place high value in their academic focus, competition in sport and service to others. While our commitment to Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Sportsmanship, and Servant Leadership is important, our commitment to honoring Christ in sport, on campus and throughout the community is greater. The coaches and athletes work diligently to ensure actions are pleasing to Him and that we represent Ohio Christian with excellence, whether home or away." The Ohio Christian University athletic department is dedicated to pursuing excellence in and out of competition for the glory of God.To keep up with Ohio Christian athletics, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.Print Friendly Version
MISSIONS WEEK CELEBRATION in conjunction with WGM OCTOBER 3-5, 2023 Tuesday, October 3 // 9:25 AM Chapel with Dr. Doug Carter Worship led by OCU Worship Collective Wednesday, October 4 // 6:00 PM WGM at the Global Café Thursday, October 5 // 9:25 AM Chapel with Rev. John Rinehimer, WGM Vice President of International Ministries and Mobilization Worship led by OCU Worship Collective DR. DOUG CARTER is an internationally recognized authority on Christian leadership, Biblical stewardship, and Kingdom partnership. Dr. Carter and his wife, Winnie, served as missionaries to Native Americans for 16 years, 1964-1980. Then in 1980, he became president of Ohio Christian University (formerly Circleville Bible College) and served 9 years helping prepare men and women for Christian service. Next he served 8 years (1989-1997) as Vice President of World Gospel Mission. He has served as the Senior Vice President of EQUIP since 1997. He has preached and trained in over 125 nations. REV. JOHN RINEHIMER committed to serve the Lord at 17 and told the Lord he would go anywhere and do anything He asked, a promise that led him and his wife, Erica, to serve in Uganda with WGM for two years as missionary disciples. After almost a decade spent in the pastorate near Chicago, John returned to WGM, this time in a new role that will combine the Mobilization and Communications teams.
SAVE THE DATE // OCTOBER 12, 2023Join us for the Diamond Anniversary Events Celebrating 75 years of Christian Higher Education.CLICK HERE TO REGISTERTo reserve a seat at the 4:30 meal, please register by October, 8th8:00 AM Community Action Day Students participate in sprucing and cleaning up community areasAll of the following events are open to the public, students, faculty and staff at no charge! Please come and enjoy the celebration!4:30 PM Bar-B-Q Meal Under the tent on the front lawn6:00 PM Praise-Fest Enjoy music and words of appreciation from OCU students and alumni8:00 PM Donkey Basketball A staff and student event in the Maxwell Building GymnasiumUpcoming activities and events for the Diamond Anniversary include...September 26-28 Revival with Dr. John Oswalt 9:25 AM // Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:00 PM // Tuesday and Wednesday All services will be held in the Ministry and Performing Arts Center (Everyone welcome)September 28 // 1:00 - 4:00 PM Symposium on Faith and Works Dr. Caleb Friedeman, Dr. Matt Friedeman, and Dr. Tom McCall Dr. Ron Smith, ModeratorOctober 16 // 7:00 - 9:00 PM October 17 // 9:25 AM - 4:00 PM Community Transformation ConferenceRegister Here Helping Everyday People Make a Difference in a Broken World with Pastor Jones, David Dean, Dr. Ron Smith, and Dr. Michael HolbrookOctober 18 -21 Circleville Pumpkin Show An OCU Diamond Anniversary float for the parades "Reunion" in The Loft from 5:00–8:00 PM on Thursday, October 19 75th Anniversary items for sale at the events1476 Lancaster Pike | Circleville, Ohio 43113Copyright © 2023 Ohio Christian University, All rights reserved.
Ohio Christian is proud to announce that ’23 graduate Elizabeth “Liz” Ennis was admitted into the University of Alabama’s PhD in Experimental Psychology program starting this fall. Liz received a full-tuition-plus-living-stipend Graduate Research Assistantship. Because of Liz’s quality undergraduate work and high-level academics in Ohio Christian University Psychology program, she will be well equipped for this research and leadership role at the University of Alabama. Liz came to Ohio Christian from Logan, Ohio and, in addition to her involvement in the Psychology program, she worked for OCU’s Student Involvement Council, helping plan student events like the Film and Arts Festival, Mr. And Miss and more. Her best advice to underclassmen is to “ask a lot of questions in class and talk to your professors about various paths your interests can take you.” Ohio Christian University is proud to have alumni like Liz furthering their education and bringing the light of Christ to their field.
Scholars Day 2023
OCU Named Champions of Character 5 Star Institution
Mission Week Celebration
Upcoming Activities & Events for the Diamond Anniversary
Elizabeth Ennis Success Story