Oakland Community College
Resources & Scholarships

Non-Institutional Scholarships Currently Available

Arab American Women's Business Council AAAWBC) 2015-2016 Scholarship October 23, 2015
Future First Nursing Scholarship August 14, 2015
Lapeer County Community Foundation Scholarships 2015-2016 see website
Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship see website
National Association of Hispanic Nurses - Michigan Chapter October 9, 2015
University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarship see website


Scholarship Name: Arab American Women's Business Council (AAWBC) 2015-2016 Scholarship

Award Amount:   $1,000

Applicant requirements:

  • Must be of Arab descent.

  • Must be a current Michigan-based undergraduate or graduate student or high school senior accepted into a Michigan college or university for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • Must submit the entire application postmarked by October 23, 2015, or sent by email by 5:00 p.m., October 23, 2015.

  • Scholarship recipients will be required to volunteer for six (6) hours of community service to support any AAWBC annual activity.

For application and information, visit:  http://www.aawbc.org



Application deadline:    October 23, 2015 


Scholarship Name: Future First Nursing Scholarship

Award Amount:   $500

Best Online RN to BSN Program will award one $500 scholarship to a qualified college student.



  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of award.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an RN nursing degree program with an accredited nursing school.

Apply at:  http://bestonlinerntobsnprogram.com/NursingScholarship.html



Application deadline:    August 14, 2015 

Scholarship Name: Lapeer County Community Foundation Scholarships 2015-2016

Award Amount:   varies

The Lapeer County Community Foundation is dedicated to attracting and managing permanently endowed funds in order to strengthen the community's quality of life.


To access applications and instructions for the Lapeer County Community Foundation scholarships, visit the website:




Application deadline:    see website for details

Scholarship Name: Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship


Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33) to include the children of service members who die in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.  The benefit is effective August 1, 2009; the same day the Post-9/11 GI Bill takes effect.


Eligible children attending school may receive:

  • Full tuition and fees paid directly to the school for all public school in-state students.  For those attending private or foreign schools, benefits are capped at a statutory minimum amount per academic year.

  • A monthly housing allowance

  • A stipend for books and supplies

Who is eligible?  Children of active duty members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible for this benefit.  A child may be married or over the age of 23 and still be eligible.


Eligible children:

  • Are entitled to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level
  • May use the benefit until his or her 33rd birthday
  • Are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program

Rules for eligible children serving, or who have served, in the Armed Forces:

  • If the child is eligible under the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve, and/or the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), he or she must relinquish eligibility under one of those programs to receive benefits under Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • A child's character of discharge from his or her own service does not impact eligibility resulting from the line of duty death of a parent.
  • A child on active duty will receive benefits at the active duty benefit rate.
  • A child may qualify for up to 36 months of benefits under the Fry Scholarship Program, and possibly another 36 months of benefits of the Post 9/11 GI Bill based on their own service.  An individual may also receive additional entitlement if another parent transfers entitlement to the individual.

Children who have used or wish to use entitlement under Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA):

  • If a child is eligible for the Fry Scholarship, he or she may be eligible for VA's Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA).  Although the benefits cannot be used at the same time, a child may be eligible for up to 48 months of benefits between the two programs. 

Find out more about DEA at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/survivor_dependent_assistance.asp


How to apply:

Go to VA's website, http://benefits.va.gov/gibill and click on "Apply for Benefits."  Paper versions of the form (VA Form 22-5490) may also be printed.  A parent or guardian must sign the application if the child is under age 18.

For more information, call toll-free 1-888-GIBILL-1 or visit the website at http://benefits.va.gov/gibill


Scholarship Name: National Association of Hispanic Nurses - Michigan Chapter

Award Amount:   $1,000

NAHN-MI will ward four $1,000 scholarships to Hispanic nursing students.  The scholarships will be awarded at the 2015 NAHN-MI Fall Gala on Friday, November 6, 2015 in Detroit.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be members of NAHN & NAHN-MI.  Non-members may apply, but if selected to receive a scholarship, the membership fee will be deducted from the scholarship (currently $40 for students and $125 for full/RN membership.

  • Undergraduate Hispanic nurses enrolled in a generic nursing program in the states of Michigan or Ohio.  Hispanic nurses in MS/MSN or PhD/DNP program.  RN to BSN students are not eligible.

  • Completion of at least one semester of nursing curriculum for ADN, BSN, MS, MSN, PhD, or DNP students.  LPN students currently enrolled in a LPN program.

  • Minimum GPA 2.75 for undergraduate and 3.0 for graduate students.

  • Prior recipients of NAHN Michigan Chapter Scholarships are not eligible to apply.


  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a nursing school faculty member on letterhead from the enrolled institution.

  •  Include copies of certifications, academic honors, community awards, and scholarships received within the last three (3) years.

  • Submit a typed essay.  This essay should include personal background information, school involvement, community service, goals after graduation, and how you plan to serve the NAHN Michigan Chapter in the coming year.

  • One current sealed transcript form the college/university is required.

  • All materials should be submitted in a single U.S. mailing postmarked by October 9, 2015.  Transcripts may be mailed separately if coming from the college/university.  Incomplete or late applications will not be evaluated.  It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm that we have received the application packet.

Please mail all materials to:

NAHN MI Chapter Scholarship Committee

c/o 769 Fox River Drive

Bloomfield Twp., MI  48304

For questions, call or email:  313.282.8471 or dottierodr@aol.com


Visit the website:    http://nahnnet.org


Application deadline:    October 9, 2015 

For application, please call Student Financial Resources and Scholarships 248.341.2181


Scholarship Name: University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarships

Award Amount:   varies

The University of Michigan Community College Scholarship is awarded to high-achieving Michigan community college transfer students entering the University of Michigan.


Eligibility:  Students must have significant experience attending a Michigan community college up to and including an associate degree. 

To be considered for a University of Michigan Community College Transfer Scholarship a student must:

  • Be accepted for admission and enrolled full-time at the University of Michigan.
  • Apply for financial aid.  Visit online at www.finaid.umich.edu/Transfer for details specific to transfer students.  Follow these steps to apply:
    • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor.  The FAFSA is available on the web beginning Jan. 1 at www.fafsa.gov.  Be sure to list Federal Code 002325 so that a copy will be sent to U-M.
    • Complete and submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application.  The profile is available at http://profileonline.collegeboard.org beginning Oct. 1.  Be sure to list CSS Code 1839 so that a record will be sent to U-M.

For more information:  contact Kendall Flowers at 734-736-4119 or klwest@umich.edu

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