Our Opportunities

STUDENTS The general application is now open for the Summer 2020 semester. We typically do not offer Summer scholarships; however, during these uncertain times we want to help. Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to provide 200 scholarship in the technical trades and health professions.

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. PLEASE NOTE: If you are a recipient of the Summer Momentum scholarship, you will not qualify for these 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
$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
TBD 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: TBD
Ended
$500.00 Daniel W. Doidge Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Daniel W. Doidge graduated from OCC in April, 1989 in liberal Arts. He transferred to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and completed a...
Daniel W. Doidge graduated from OCC in April, 1989 in liberal Arts. He...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship, John Sackett Chapter
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a lineage-based membership service organization for women who are directly descended from a...
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a lineage-based...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
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
TBD 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: TBD
Ended
$500.00 David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation Annual Scholarship
David W. Elliott was a local business owner who died of kidney failure. Elliott said he gained a great appreciation for the nursing profession...
David W. Elliott was a local business owner who died of kidney failure....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 David W. Hackett Endowed Scholarship
The David W. Hackett Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of one of the founding members of the College. This scholarship will recognize...
The David W. Hackett Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of one...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
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
TBD 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: TBD
Ended
$500.00 Delta Kappa Gamma Society Scholarship - Beta Eta Chapter
The local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Eta, is comprised of women educators – working and retired – from the Clarenceville and Farmington...
The local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Eta, is comprised of women...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
TBD Delta Network Services Endowed Scholarship
Delta is a Michigan-based provider of converged IP solutions, supporting VOIP data and video over secure wired and wireless networks. The...
Delta is a Michigan-based provider of converged IP solutions, supporting...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: TBD
Ended
$2,000.00 Dennis Toffolo Emerging Sectors Endowed Scholarship
Dennis Toffolo brought foresight and planning skills to Michigan’s economic development initiatives as deputy county executive for Oakland County. ...
Dennis Toffolo brought foresight and planning skills to Michigan’s...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
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
$500.00 Donald J. Pagenette Memorial Scholarship
Criteria To be eligible for this award, applicants: MUST have an EMIT program of study (please see the qualifications to see full list of...
Criteria To be eligible for this award, applicants: MUST have an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Dora J. Geeter Memorial Culinary Arts Annual Scholarship
Dora was the third eldest child of fourteen born to Rosie & Samuel Geeter. She was extremely creative and loved to cook and bake. Her specialty...
Dora was the third eldest child of fourteen born to Rosie & Samuel...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
TBD Dorene Hope Shank Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Dorene Hope Shank was a teenage mother with two young children to support, and after obtaining her GED she enrolled at OCC and graduated magna cum...
Dorene Hope Shank was a teenage mother with two young children to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: TBD
Ended
$500 Doris & George Mosher Endowed Scholarship
The Founders of Oakland Community College, Doris and George Mosher, established the Doris and George Mosher Endowed Scholarship in 2000. The...
The Founders of Oakland Community College, Doris and George Mosher,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
TBD Dr. Dennis Sobol Family Endowed Scholarship in Instrumental Music Performance
Dr. Dennis R. Sobol is a retired member and former Chairman of the OCC Orchard Ridge campus Psychology Department. His career at OCC spans from...
Dr. Dennis R. Sobol is a retired member and former Chairman of the OCC...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: TBD
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Dr. LeRoy & Carole Salowich Endowed Scholarship for Veterans and Active Military/First Responders
The Dr. LeRoy and Carole Salowich Endowed Veterans Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress,...
The Dr. LeRoy and Carole Salowich Endowed Veterans Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Ended
TBD 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: TBD
Ended
TBD Dr. Mel & Nena Chudnof Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship fund was created to honor Dr. Mel and Nena Chudnof. Mel was a faculty member at the OCC Auburn Hills campus for 43 years. He...
This scholarship fund was created to honor Dr. Mel and Nena Chudnof. Mel...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: TBD
Ended
$500.00 Dr. Patsy Fulton-Calkins Endowed Scholarship
The Patsy Fulton-Caulkins Endowed scholarship was established in honor of the College’s fifth Chancellor. The scholarship will recognize...
The Patsy Fulton-Caulkins Endowed scholarship was established in honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
TBD 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: TBD
Ended
TBD 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: TBD
Ended
$500.00 Early Childhood Development Annual Scholarship
The Early Childhood Development Scholarship was established to assist students pursuing a degree where they will be working with children. Criteria...
The Early Childhood Development Scholarship was established to assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Empowered to Rise Above Scholarship
The Empowered to Rise Above scholarship were established with the hope to serve as a sign to autistic students, as well as those with learning...
The Empowered to Rise Above scholarship were established with the hope...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Estelle Mary Nealer Endowed Scholarship
Estelle Mary Nealer retired from Oakland Community College in 1994. The Estelle Nealer Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic...
Estelle Mary Nealer retired from Oakland Community College in 1994. The...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Farmington Rotary/Lydia Silvani-Foley Endowed Memorial Scholarship
The Farmington Rotary/Lydia Silvani-Foley Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established to assist students with special needs to progress in their...
The Farmington Rotary/Lydia Silvani-Foley Endowed Memorial Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
TBD Felipe & Maria Rodriguez Velasquez Endowed Scholarship
To honor their parents, the children of Felipe and Maria Velasquez, established this endowed scholarship to continue their legacy. Criteria To be...
To honor their parents, the children of Felipe and Maria Velasquez,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: TBD
Ended
$500.00 Fraser E. Pomeroy & Margaret T. Pomeroy Endowed Scholarship
The Fraser “Bud” E. Pomeroy and Margaret T. Pomeroy Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued...
The Fraser “Bud” E. Pomeroy and Margaret T. Pomeroy Endowed Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Frey - Thines Health Sciences Annual Scholarship
The Frey-Thines Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide financial assistance to...
The Frey-Thines Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Funds-Carroll 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
TBD Gail and David Haines Finish Line Endowed 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: TBD
Ended
$500.00 Gail Taylor Memorial Scholarship
A graduate of the Medical Laboratory Technology program, Gail Taylor was a “non-traditional” student who had a goal of working as a medical...
A graduate of the Medical Laboratory Technology program, Gail Taylor was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
TBD Garden Party Endowed Scholarship
Aligning with the mission of The Garden Party Foundation (TGPF) focused on providing trade school scholarships to students with financial needs,...
Aligning with the mission of The Garden Party Foundation (TGPF) focused...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: TBD
Ended
$500.00 George Cartsonis Memorial Scholarship
In 1970, George started work at Oakland Community College. During the course of his 43-year career he was involved in community services, extension...
In 1970, George started work at Oakland Community College. During the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 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: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Gregory A. Kozell Memorial Endowed Fund
The Gregory A. Kozell Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Greg Kozell. Greg spent his life serving his country and...
The Gregory A. Kozell Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Department awarded scholarship Harold and Esther Ellias Music Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Anne Greenstein in memory of her parents to subsidize private music lessons for piano, vocal, string and/or...
This scholarship was established by Anne Greenstein in memory of her...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
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
$500.00 Harriet Heiden Gabori & Richard Frederick Gabori
This scholarship is established by family members to honor the memory of Harriet Heiden Gabori and Richard Frederick Gabori to provide assistance...
This scholarship is established by family members to honor the memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 InTouch Credit Union Scholarship
The InTouch Credit Union Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide financial...
The InTouch Credit Union Scholarship was established to recognize...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 ITC Holdings Annual Scholarship
ITC Holdings Corp. invests in the electricity transmission grid to improve reliability, expand availability to markets, lower the costs of...
ITC Holdings Corp. invests in the electricity transmission grid to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$0.00 Ivy C. Davis, Jr. Annual Memorial 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
TBD 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: TBD
Ended
$500.00 James & Emma Mae Lorencz Family Endowed Scholarship
The James and Emma Mae Lorencz Endowed Scholarship was established to honor the memory of the donor’s uncle and aunt. Mr. Lorencz is a prime...
The James and Emma Mae Lorencz Endowed Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 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: $500.00
Ended
Department awarded scholarship 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: Department awarded scholarship
Ended