Our Opportunities

SUMMER MOMENTUM SCHOLARSHIP: If you are looking to apply to the Summer Momentum scholarship, please note that you must complete the general application first, and then it will be recommended to you if you meet the qualifications.

Oakland Community College Foundation scholarships are offered to currently-enrolled OCC students without regard to race, gender, gender identity, color, ethnicity, or national origin, regardless of the scholarship’s title. For example, scholarships sponsored by women’s organizations are offered without a preference or restriction based on sex, are open to all genders, and are awarded without regard to the sex of the applicant.

If you are registered for less than 6 credits for the current semester and/or have not attended OCC in the last 2 years, you will not qualify for scholarships. Students who have the classification of High school Guest, High school Dual enrolled or College Guest cannot apply for Foundation scholarships.

Thank you for visiting the new Oakland Community College Student Online Scholarships OCC-SOS website. You will use your MYOCC username (ex: doe.jane) and password to log in to the site. If you have questions, please contact the Foundation at 248.341.2137.

*Please be sure to complete your General Application to be considered for an OCC Foundation Scholarship. *

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OCC-SOS is a web-based scholarship application system through AcademicWorks. OCC students must use this site to complete applications for many of our Foundation Scholarships. Foundation scholarships are available due to generous donors who have contributed to the College.

If you are signed-in, then this screen will simply show a list of all active scholarships on our campus at this time. The majority of these scholarships are automatically matching which means there is no further action that needs to be taken — you will be automatically considered for these scholarships if you meet the qualifications.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a student and this is your first time visiting the scholarship system, you must sign in before you can proceed with the application process.

You are welcome to browse through this page and apply for any supplemental scholarships for which you believe you qualify. We recommend that you jump over to the Recommended Opportunities page to see a list of scholarships that you are more likely to qualify for.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
RECENT HIGH SCHOOL, ADULT/ALTERNATE EDUCATION STUDENTS ONLY Chancellor's Scholarship
ATTENTION: To access the Chancellor’s Scholarship application, you must have an OCC student ID# and Username. Once you have accessed the...
ATTENTION: To access the Chancellor’s Scholarship application, you must...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2021
  • Award: RECENT HIGH SCHOOL, ADULT/ALTERNATE EDUCATION STUDENTS ONLY
Deadline04/15/2021
Department awarded scholarship Lee S. Peel Speech Endowed Scholarship
This fund will recognize the academic achievement of OCC Students in Speech, theater and Forensics. Mr. Peel believed that these areas contributed...
This fund will recognize the academic achievement of OCC Students in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship OCC Faculty Association Endowed Scholarship (OCCFA)
The Faculty at Oakland Community College demonstrate their commitment to their students inside and outside of the classroom. They have established...
The Faculty at Oakland Community College demonstrate their commitment to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Carney Herndon Endowed Scholarship
The Carney Herndon Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide financial...
The Carney Herndon Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Nathan Warshaw Endowed Memorial Fund
The Nathan Ben Warshaw Endowed Scholarship was established to encourage continued progress in the Chef’s Apprenticeship Program and provide...
The Nathan Ben Warshaw Endowed Scholarship was established to encourage...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
TBD OCC Faculty Association Annual "All Campus" Scholarship
The Faculty at Oakland Community College demonstrate their commitment to their students inside and outside of the classroom. They have established...
The Faculty at Oakland Community College demonstrate their commitment to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: TBD
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Allen J. Bogucki Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Alan J. Bogucki Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide financial...
The Alan J. Bogucki Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Barbara Whiting, RN Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Barbara Whiting, RN Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide...
The Barbara Whiting, RN Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Bennett & Gunderson Endowed Forensics
Criteria To be eligible for this award, applicants: MUST be a member in good standing of the OCC Forensic Team. A member in good standing...
Criteria To be eligible for this award, applicants: MUST be a member...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Bennett & Wahlman Endowed Scholarship
Criteria To be eligible for this award, applicants: MUST be a member in good standing of the OCC Forensic Team. A member in good standing...
Criteria To be eligible for this award, applicants: MUST be a member...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Camille Sneed Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship
In May of 2015, Registered Nurse, Camille Sneed, an OCC Nursing graduate passed away unexpectedly. Our goal is to bring a positive light to our...
In May of 2015, Registered Nurse, Camille Sneed, an OCC Nursing graduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
$0.00 Carney Herndon Endowed Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Centerplate Annual Scholarship
Centerplate is the exclusive caterer for the Cobo Center in Detroit. At gathering places across North America and the United Kingdom, Centerplate...
Centerplate is the exclusive caterer for the Cobo Center in Detroit. At...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Centerplate Endowed
Centerplate is the exclusive caterer for the Cobo Center in Detroit. At gathering places across North America and the United Kingdom, Centerplate...
Centerplate is the exclusive caterer for the Cobo Center in Detroit. At...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
$500.00 Cervantes-Paramo Scholarship
The Cervantes-Paramo Scholarship was established because education has always been a priority among the donors’ families. Criteria To be eligible...
The Cervantes-Paramo Scholarship was established because education has...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Chinese Study Abroad Scholarship
In this highly connected and competitive world, college graduates with global knowledge and understanding and direct overseas experience are very...
In this highly connected and competitive world, college graduates with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
$0.00 Clyde Harnack Endowed Firefighter Scholarship
Clyde Harnack was a mentally challenged resident of Royal Oak who always wanted to be a firefighter. Clyde had the highest regard for the fire...
Clyde Harnack was a mentally challenged resident of Royal Oak who always...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$500.00 Dave Hamilton Construction Management Endowed Scholarship
The Dave Hamilton Endowed scholarship was named in honor of Dave Hamilton, retired President of Auch Construction. Mr. Hamilton established the...
The Dave Hamilton Endowed scholarship was named in honor of Dave...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$575.00 David Randall Endowed Math Scholarship
The David Randall Endowed Math Scholarship was established to honor the memory of the long-time faculty member, donor, and mentor to OCC...
The David Randall Endowed Math Scholarship was established to honor the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $575.00
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Davis/Sawyers Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship memorializes two fallen officers, Gary Davis and Mark Sawyers, who were killed in the line of duty. They were both graduates from...
The scholarship memorializes two fallen officers, Gary Davis and Mark...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
$0.00 Dell Endowed Scholarship
The Dell, Inc. Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide financial...
The Dell, Inc. Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$500.00 Don & Marie Huey Memorial Fund
The Don and Marie Huey scholarship was established as a memorial to Don & Marie Huey. Mr. Huey was an accountant and controller and Mrs. Huey was...
The Don and Marie Huey scholarship was established as a memorial to Don...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Dr. LeRoy & Carole Salowich Endowed Scholarship for Veterans and Active Military/First Responders
Dr. LeRoy Salowich is a veteran with eight years of military service. He is a charter faculty member of the Oakland Community College. He...
Dr. LeRoy Salowich is a veteran with eight years of military service. He...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
$0.00 Dr. Mary S. Spangler Endowed Scholarship
The Mary S. Spangler Endowed Scholarship was established to honor the seventh College Chancellor, Mary Spangler. It is also to recognize...
The Mary S. Spangler Endowed Scholarship was established to honor the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 Dr. Rosalind Reaves - Africa Legacy Endowed Scholarship
As a teacher in Gambia and Malawi, Dr. Reaves observations taught her that the possibilities are limitless, that we are all capable of much more...
As a teacher in Gambia and Malawi, Dr. Reaves observations taught her...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 Dr. Rosalind Reaves - Detroit Legacy Endowed Scholarship
“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” - Marian Wright Edelman,...
“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$500.00 Gail and David Haines Finish Line Scholarship
This fund is established for students at Oakland Community College who are one class away from completing an Associate degree and are facing...
This fund is established for students at Oakland Community College who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$0.00 Gerald Faye Endowed Scholarship
Gerald E. Faye was a faculty member at Oakland Community College for 51 years. He was a dedicated instructor, teaching within the Social Science...
Gerald E. Faye was a faculty member at Oakland Community College for 51...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Harper Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
During the early 1900s, Detroit’s Harper Hospital was home to one of the nation’s most renowned nursing schools. The fund was established to...
During the early 1900s, Detroit’s Harper Hospital was home to one of the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship HL Nursing Scholarship (AND & MCL-PNE
The nursing program at OCC is rigorous and incorporates a variety of experiences. This fund is established for students at Oakland Community...
The nursing program at OCC is rigorous and incorporates a variety of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
$0.00 Honor and Dedication Firefighter Scholarship
This scholarship was established by an anonymous donor who wishes to support those dedicated persons who are willing to be trained and serve as...
This scholarship was established by an anonymous donor who wishes to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 Ivy C. Davis, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Ivy C. Davis, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Ivy C. Davis, Jr. and recognize scholastic achievement, encourage...
The Ivy C. Davis, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 James R. Coates Memorial Scholarship
The James R. Coates Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established to facilitate the education of future generations of substance abuse counselors,...
The James R. Coates Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 James Stawara Memorial Scholarship
The James Stawara Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Culinary Arts was established to honor the memory of Culinary Arts Faculty at the Orchard Ridge...
The James Stawara Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Culinary Arts was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Janice Simmons Memorial Endowed Nursing Scholarship
The Janice Simmons Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide...
The Janice Simmons Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP)
The Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award is sponsored by the Police Officers Labor Council (POLC) to provide annual financial assistance...
The Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award is sponsored by the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Madison Heights Lodge 551 Endowed Scholarship
This fund is established by the Northwood Ancient-Craft Lodge 551 of Free and Accepted Masons of Madison Heights to encourage achievement and...
This fund is established by the Northwood Ancient-Craft Lodge 551 of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
$0.00 Michael David Golds Endowed Success Scholarship
Michael Golds was a talented young man who was diagnosed with ADHD after several years of struggle with the effects of this disorder. He became a...
Michael Golds was a talented young man who was diagnosed with ADHD after...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Nadia E. Boulos, PHD, RN Endowed Scholarship
In June 2011, Nadia E. Boulos, PhD, RN and Dean of Nursing and Health Professions and Technologies retired from Oakland Community College after 25...
In June 2011, Nadia E. Boulos, PhD, RN and Dean of Nursing and Health...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
$0.00 Nathan Ben Warshaw Endowed Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 Northwood Ancient Provisions
This award will alternate annually between applicants from the Oakland Police Academy and the Oakland Fire Training Institute. Be enrolled in...
This award will alternate annually between applicants from the Oakland...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$500.00 Patrick Baldwin Endowed Scholarship
Patrick Baldwin was a former student of Oakland Community College who lost his life to depression. Patrick was a wonderful young man. He made...
Patrick Baldwin was a former student of Oakland Community College who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$0.00 Phillip and Elizabeth Filmer Memorial Annual Scholarship
The donors desire is to help the Trust steward the legacy of Phillip and Elizabeth Filmer. Criteria To be eligible for this award,...
The donors desire is to help the Trust steward the legacy of Phillip and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Photography Scholarship
The Photography Scholarship is intended to recognize scholastic achievement and exceptional talent in the photographic arts, and to enable students...
The Photography Scholarship is intended to recognize scholastic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Physical Excellence Scholarship (formerly David Ceci Scholarship)
This scholarship was established to offer financial support to students who received high scores on their physical fitness test for the Oakland...
This scholarship was established to offer financial support to students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
$0.00 Provenzano Endowed Scholarship for Excellence
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Providence Hospital Endowed Nursing Scholarship
The Providence Hospital Endowed Nursing scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide...
The Providence Hospital Endowed Nursing scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
$0.00 Rolland C. Thayer III Memorial Endowed Firefighters
Rolland was born November 26th 1957 at Pontiac General Hospital. He was a resident of Waterford, as a child and graduated at Kettering High School...
Rolland was born November 26th 1957 at Pontiac General Hospital. He was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Sarah Weiner Keidan Endowed Paralegal
The Sarah Weiner Keidan Endowed Paralegal Program Scholarship was established in honor and memory of Sarah Weiner Keidan who was instrumental in...
The Sarah Weiner Keidan Endowed Paralegal Program Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Scott D. Vance Memorial Math Annual Scholarship
The Scott D. Vance Memorial Math scholarship was established as a memorial to Scott Vance. Scott was a student, tutor, and supplemental instructor...
The Scott D. Vance Memorial Math scholarship was established as a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended