Photography Scholarship

The Photography Scholarship is intended to recognize scholastic achievement and exceptional talent in the photographic arts, and to enable students at both the Royal Oak and Orchard Ridge campuses to continue their education in photography during the academic year.

To be eligible for this award, applicants:

  • MUST have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at Oakland Community College.
  • MUST have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • MUST be enrolled in the Photography curriculum.
  • MUST designate Royal Oak or Orchard Ridge as home campus.
  • MUST be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-U.S. citizen.
  • MUST submit a portfolio of 4 to 6 photographs; matted prints (darkroom or inkjet).
  • MUST must write a brief summary of how this scholarship will assist with completing their educational goals.
  • Must demonstrate financial need (as determined by the OCC Office of Financial Assistance and Scholarships). Students receiving Federal direct loans or work-study will not be considered for the scholarship.
  • MUST be used for tuition, books, course materials and supplies, and transportation expenses.
  • 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

A jury shall be made up of faculty members from the RO and OR photography departments for each respective campus (2 from Analog Photography and 2 from Digital Photography) to select the recipients of this award according to College policies and procedures.

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

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