Our Opportunities

STUDENTS The general application is now open for the Winter 2021 semester. The official awarding of scholarships will not begin until after the drop/add period for the Winter 2021 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 "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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$0.00 AAUW Northville-Novi Annual Scholarship
The Northville-Novi Branch was established in 1975 to promote equity and education for women and girls in the Northville-Novi area. The Branch...
The Northville-Novi Branch was established in 1975 to promote equity and...
  • Deadline: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $1,250.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$0.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$0.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$0.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$0.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$0.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$0.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$0.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$555.00 Conne Hollander Memorial Annual Scholarship
  • Deadline: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $555.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$0.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$1,000.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$1,000.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$1,000.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$0.00 Don & Margie Arsen Endowed Scholarship(2)
Mr. Donald H. (Don) & Mrs. Marjorie (Margie) Arsen are long-serving educators and civic boosters in Waterford Township and southeast Michigan. Don...
Mr. Donald H. (Don) & Mrs. Marjorie (Margie) Arsen are long-serving...
  • Deadline: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$500.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$500.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$0.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$0.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$0.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$0.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$0.00 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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: up to $1000
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/05/2021
$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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline01/05/2021
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: 01/05/2021
  • Award: Department awarded scholarship
Deadline01/05/2021