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 and its partner venues have been defining extraordinary experiences through thoughtful hospitality, expertly delivered, for more than 80 years. They partnered with OCC’s Culinary Studies Institute (CSI) to provide a career path to residents of the City of Detroit interested in the Culinary Arts. This scholarship recognizes scholastic achievement, encourages continued progress, and provides financial assistance to Detroiters studying at the CSI.

To be eligible for this award, applicants:

  • MUST have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • MUST have completed a minimum of 8 credits at Oakland Community College
  • MUST be currently enrolled at OCC for at least 3 credits
  • MUST be working toward a credential in Culinary Arts or Hospitality (CUL.AASX, CUL.BPA.CT, CUL.HMM.AAS, or CUL.RMP.AAS)
  • MUST have demonstrated financial need as determined by OCC Student Financial Resources and Scholarships
  • MUST be used for tuition and books
  • 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 the recipient still meets criteria. Renewal is subject to funding availability.

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