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. To honor his life and his memory, his friends, colleagues, and family members have established the this scholarship for students enrolled in an Emerging Sectors program.

To be eligible for this award, applicants:

  • MUST have completed a minimum of 8 credits at Oakland Community College
  • MUST be currently enrolled at OCC for at least 3 credits
  • MUST have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • MUST be a U.S. Citizen
  • MUST be enrolled in an Emerging Sectors degree or certificate program (see below)
  • MUST have financial need
  • MUST be a resident of Oakland County
  • MUST use 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

The Dennis Toffolo Endowed Scholarship will provide financial assistance to students at Oakland Community College pursuing such emerging sector fields as:

• Advanced Electronics and Controls
• Advanced Materials and Chemicals
• Alternative Energy and Power Generation
• Automotive Research and Development
• Biotechnology
• Communications and Information Technology
• Homeland Security
• Medical Devices and Instrumentation
• Micro technology/Nanotechnology
• Robotics and Automation
• Film Industry Training Program

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