Clifford & Jeanne Benson Endowed Scholarship

The Clifford & Jeanne Benson Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of the donor’s parents, who provided for an excellent education for her and her siblings.

To be eligible for this award, applicants:

  • MUST have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours on transcript at Oakland Community College.
  • MUST have Royal Oak/Southfield as home campus.
  • MUST have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • MUST demonstrate financial need (as determined by the OCC Office of Financial Assistance and Scholarships).
  • MUST have a declared program of study
  • MUST use awards for tuition and other educational 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

Preference will be given to working parents & others with special circumstances.

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