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 developed, directed, coordinated and taught the Medical Laboratory Program. The program had worldwide recognition. The program accepted the education and training that military veterans acquired during their time of active duty. The acceptance of the veteran’s military training allowed the veterans to become registered technicians without repeating courses, which they took during their active duty training. Dr. Salowich retired after 35 years of service with OCC.

Carole Salowich taught middle school for 31 years. She was actively involved in writing curriculum for the county, state, US and Canada. She served on the Board of Michigan Council for Social Studies. Carole obtained several grants to develop an international Social Studies curriculum. In 1988 Carole was named “Outstanding Social Studies Educator in the State of Michigan.”

1. Criteria for the Veterans, Active Military
To be eligible for this award, applicants:

  • MUST have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours of instruction at Oakland Community College. Transfer credit hours are counted toward the maximum eligibility.
  • MUST have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • MUST be a U.S. Citizen
  • MUST be part-time (generally 6 credit hours per semester)
  • MUST have financial need (determined by OCC Office of Financial Assistance and Scholarships)
  • MUST be a veteran or spouse of veteran with Proof of Active Military service or Military Discharge ( other than dishonorable).
  • 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
  • MUST be used for tuition and books
  • MUST write a thank-you letter to the donor.

Preference will be given to Disabled Veterans first, then Veterans, and finally Active Military

2. Criteria for the First Responders
To be eligible for this award, applicants:

  • MUST have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours of instruction at Oakland Community College. Transfer credit hours are counted toward the maximum eligibility.
  • MUST have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • MUST be a U.S. Citizen
  • MUST be currently enrolled part-time (generally 6 credit hours per semester
  • MUST be enrolled in the Oakland Policy Academy, Oakland Fire Training Institute, or EMS Academy
  • MUST demonstrate financial need (determined by OCC Office of Financial Assistance 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

Preference will be given to Disabled Veterans first, then Veterans, and finally Active Military

Donor
Dr. LeRoy & Carole Salowich
Award
Department awarded scholarship
Deadline
09/04/2020