Our Opportunities

STUDENTS The general application is now open for the Winter 2020 semester. The actual awarding of the scholarships will not occur until after the drop/add period for the Winter 2020 semester. 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 in order 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 in order to see a list of scholarships that you are more likely to qualify for.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY Chancellor's Scholarship
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CRITERIA: Must see an OCC educational counselor by May 29, 2020 and complete an Academic Plan of Study for the Fall 2020...
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CRITERIA: Must see an OCC educational counselor by...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY
Deadline05/01/2020
up to $1500 New Chance Scholarship Fund
The donor established scholarship, because she experienced the challenge of supporting herself while pursuing her higher education. She values her...
The donor established scholarship, because she experienced the challenge...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1500
Ended
$500.00 Gerry Logue & Sally Hanna Scholarship
This fund is established for students at Oakland Community College to recognize their scholastic achievement, encourage their continued progress,...
This fund is established for students at Oakland Community College to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 AAUW Farmington Branch Scholarship
The AAUW Farmington Hills Branch support the advancement of equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and...
The AAUW Farmington Hills Branch support the advancement of equity for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Ann O'Grady Endowed Scholarship
Ann accepted a position with Oakland Community College during its formative years. She was very dynamic and inspirational, and as a professor she...
Ann accepted a position with Oakland Community College during its...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
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
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
$500.00 Dr. Gordon F. & Mrs. Patricia S. May Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Gordon & Mrs. Patricia May started this scholarship to ensure that the legacy they started here at Oakland Community College, he as an...
Dr. Gordon & Mrs. Patricia May started this scholarship to ensure that...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Dr. Maurice McCall Annual Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Maurice Henderson McCall was the eldest of six children born in Newport News, Virginia. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from...
Dr. Maurice Henderson McCall was the eldest of six children born in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
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
Department awarded scholarship 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: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
TBD Jon D. Misner Endowed Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Jon D. Misner, who was a graduate from OCC Fire Academy. It is the hope of the family and friends of...
This scholarship was established in memory of Jon D. Misner, who was a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: TBD
Ended
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
$500.00 O'Rilley Endowed Scholarship
This fund is established for students at Oakland Community College to scholastic achievement, encourage their continued progress, and provide...
This fund is established for students at Oakland Community College to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 OCC "Gala" Endowment
The “Gala” Endowment was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide financial assistance to...
The “Gala” Endowment was established to recognize scholastic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
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
$500.00 Patricia Fitzsimmons Kellogg Endowed Scholarship
The scholarships awarded from this fund will help students in the Early Childhood Education program at OCC, who, like Patricia Kellogg, dedicate...
The scholarships awarded from this fund will help students in the Early...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,250.00 Robert Austin Memorial Scholarship
Robert (Bob) Austin was employed as an adjunct faculty member at Oakland Community College at the Highland Lakes Campus, teaching Accounting and...
Robert (Bob) Austin was employed as an adjunct faculty member at Oakland...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
$500.00 Robert Roelofs Memorial Scholarship
The Robert Roelofs Endowed Memorial scholarship was established to honor the memory of third College President (Chancellor), Robert Roelofs. It is...
The Robert Roelofs Endowed Memorial scholarship was established to honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Department awarded scholarship 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: Department awarded scholarship
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 Sgt. James S. Collins, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Our son, Sgt. James S. Collins, was killed in Kirkuk, Iraq on August 28, 2007. Jim was in the Marine Corp for 6 years serving at Guantanamo Bay,...
Our son, Sgt. James S. Collins, was killed in Kirkuk, Iraq on August 28,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Sgt. Patrick J. O'Rourke Memorial Scholarship
The Sgt. Patrick J. O’Rourke Memorial scholarship will financially assist Criminal Justice students and perpetuate Sgt. O’Rourke’s memory for the...
The Sgt. Patrick J. O’Rourke Memorial scholarship will financially...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Specialist Andrew Waits 101st Airborne Division Endowed
This scholarship is established in memory and honors Specialist Andrew Waits, member of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 1/502 Inf 2 BCT,...
This scholarship is established in memory and honors Specialist Andrew...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Stephen Thomas First Responders Scholarship (MSGCU)
“People helping people” is the philosophy that Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) embraces. As a community credit union, MSGCU...
“People helping people” is the philosophy that Michigan Schools and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Study Abroad Scholarship
The Mission of Global Education Committee Study Abroad Scholarship Fund is to provide students various means for developing awareness, knowledge...
The Mission of Global Education Committee Study Abroad Scholarship Fund...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
$500.00 Susan Murdock/Sandra Langeland Annual Scholarship
The Susan Murdock/Sandra Langeland Annual scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and...
The Susan Murdock/Sandra Langeland Annual scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Tamar Y. Susskind Endowed Science Scholarship
The Tamar Y. Susskind Endowed Science scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide...
The Tamar Y. Susskind Endowed Science scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Department awarded scholarship The Sharyn Weisbaum Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Sharyn Weisbaum Memorial Endowed scholarship was established in memory of ESL faculty member Sharyn Weisbaum. It is also to recognize...
The Sharyn Weisbaum Memorial Endowed scholarship was established in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
$500.00 "Anonymous" Endowed Foundation Scholarship
An anonymous donor established this scholarship to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and provide financial...
An anonymous donor established this scholarship to recognize scholastic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 AAUW Birmingham Excellence Award
The AAUW Birmingham Branch devote many hours to raising funds for scholarships and other endeavors that support AAUW’s mission of promoting...
The AAUW Birmingham Branch devote many hours to raising funds for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 AAUW Northville-Novi Branch Endowed Award
The AAUW Northville-Novi Branch support a number of community action projects and raise funds for local college scholarships. Criteria To be...
The AAUW Northville-Novi Branch support a number of community action...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
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
$1,250.00 Angelo Evangelista Construction Management Endowed Scholarship
The Angelo Evangelista Construction Management Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of Angelo Evangelista, founder of the Tony Angelo...
The Angelo Evangelista Construction Management Endowed Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
$500.00 Arthur Pyrros Scholarship
The Arthur Pyrros Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and to provide financial...
The Arthur Pyrros Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan Scholarship
Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to transform the lives of children and...
Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan is a nonprofit, all-volunteer...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Barbara F. Ball Scholarship
The Barbara F. Ball scholarship was established by the AFSCME Local 2042 Union to honor a dedicated member, Barbara Ball. Criteria To be eligible...
The Barbara F. Ball scholarship was established by the AFSCME Local 2042...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
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
$500.00 Barton Malow Annual Scholarship
Barton Malow Company provides construction services throughout North America. The company believes that their progress, success and legacy depends...
Barton Malow Company provides construction services throughout North...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
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
$500.00 Blinn B. & Barbara Ann Rush Endowed Scholarship
The Blinn B. Rush and Barbara Ann Rush Scholarship is available to an individual with Autism who has successfully met all the requirements for...
The Blinn B. Rush and Barbara Ann Rush Scholarship is available to an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Bryan A. Bowden Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Bryan A. Bowden Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide financial...
The Bryan A. Bowden Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
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
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
$1,000.00 Cathy & Robert Raffle Annual Scholarship
*Criteria * To be eligible for this award, the applicant: • MUST have completed a minimum of 8 credits at Oakland Community College • MUST be...
*Criteria * To be eligible for this award, the applicant: • MUST have...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
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
$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
$500.00 Cheryl Feinberg Memorial Endowed Scholarship
In memory of Cheryl Feinberg who loved reading and aspired to be a writer. This fund is established for students at Oakland Community College to...
In memory of Cheryl Feinberg who loved reading and aspired to be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Clifford & Jeanne Benson Endowed Scholarship
The Clifford & Jeanne Benson Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of the donor’s parents, who provided for an excellent education for her...
The Clifford & Jeanne Benson Endowed Scholarship was established in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended