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, in hopes that they will continue to strive to have a positive impact on the lives of others.

To be eligible for this award, applicants:

  • MUST have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of instruction at Oakland Community College. Transfer credit hours are counted toward the maximum eligibility.
  • MUST have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • MUST be enrolled in Mental Health/Social Work (MHS.APP) program (specialization in substance abuse)
  • MUST be used for tuition only
  • MUST write a thank-you letter to the donor.
  • MUST NOT be an OCC employee or family member receiving tuition reimbursement
  • MUST NOT be a College guest student, high school guest student or high school dual enrolled student

Renewal criteria: This scholarship can be renewed if recipient still meets criteria. Renewal is subject to funding availability.