Our Opportunities

STUDENTS The general application is now open for the Fall 2020 semester. The official awarding of scholarships will not begin until after the drop/add period for the Fall 2020 semester. You will be notified via your student email if you are selected as a candidate for a scholarship.

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
$500.00 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: $500.00
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
$0.00 Dr. Kathleen J. Lorencz Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Kathleen Lorencz taught business at Oakland Community College for 41 years, from 1969 through her retirement in 2010. She earned her Bachelor...
Dr. Kathleen Lorencz taught business at Oakland Community College for 41...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
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
$750.00 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: $750.00
Ended
$0.00 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: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 Dr. Pamela Jackson Family Endowed Scholarship
This fund is established for students at Oakland Community College to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage their continued progress, and...
This fund is established for students at Oakland Community College to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
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
$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
$0.00 Dr. Rosalind Reaves Southfield/Oak Park Academic Recognition (SOAR) Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Rosalind Reaves-Southfield/Oak Park Academic Recognition (SOAR) Endowed Scholarship “Education is for improving the lives of others and for...
Dr. Rosalind Reaves-Southfield/Oak Park Academic Recognition (SOAR)...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
up to $1,000 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: up to $1,000
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
$0.00 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: $0.00
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
$0.00 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: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 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: $0.00
Ended
up to 800 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: up to 800
Ended
$0.00 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: $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
$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
up to $1000 Garden Party Annual Vocational Education Scholarship
The Garden Party Foundation believe that the purpose of education is to teach students skills allowing them the opportunity to create their own...
The Garden Party Foundation believe that the purpose of education is to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1000
Ended
$0.00 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: $0.00
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
$0.00 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: $0.00
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
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
$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
$500.00 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: $500.00
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
$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
$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
$0.00 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: $0.00
Ended
$500.00 Joseph & Mary Lorencz Endowed Scholarship
The Joseph and Mary Lorencz Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide financial...
The Joseph and Mary Lorencz Scholarship was established to recognize...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Joseph Bolinger, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Joseph Bolinger, Jr. Scholarship was established by Mr. Bolinger’s family to honor his memory and to recognize scholastic achievement,...
The Joseph Bolinger, Jr. Scholarship was established by Mr. Bolinger’s...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$400.00 Joyce Keil Zurel Scholarship
As a dedicated Library Technician, beloved friend, and respected co-worker, Joyce Keil Zurel worked with students and always encouraged them to do...
As a dedicated Library Technician, beloved friend, and respected...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$500.00 Kegham Tazian Endowed Scholarship
Kegham Tazian joined the art faculty at Oakland Community College, Orchard Ridge Campus, in 1967. Since that time, Mr. Tazian has served the...
Kegham Tazian joined the art faculty at Oakland Community College,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
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
$0.00 Lila E. Wasson Endowed Memorial Scholarship
The Lila E. Wasson Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Lila E. (Jenkins) Wasson. The scholarship recognizes...
The Lila E. Wasson Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established to honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 Lillian & Victor Kelmenson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Lillian and Victor Kelmenson’s children wanted to “pay forward” through encouragement and financial support to others beyond the family itself,...
Lillian and Victor Kelmenson’s children wanted to “pay forward” through...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 Lillian & Victor Kelmenson Memorial Scholarship
The Lillian and Victor Kelmenson Memorial Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and...
The Lillian and Victor Kelmenson Memorial Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$500.00 Lily & David Broner Annual Scholarship
Lily Broner taught economics at the Highland Lakes campus from 1982 to 2002. This fund is established for students at Oakland Community College to...
Lily Broner taught economics at the Highland Lakes campus from 1982 to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended