The Chancellor scholarships for $4,000 are awarded county-wide to talented all-star
students. Recipients must attend Oakland Community College at least full-time (12
credit hours minimum) for both fall and winter semesters.
Who should apply? High school seniors from public, private, charter and home-schooled programs with
a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students from adult and alternative public or private high schools
with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Each year, sponsors and donors to the OCC Foundation provide hundreds of scholarships
to empower our students to succeed. OCC students can easily apply for most Foundation
scholarships through OCC-SOS (OCC Student Online Scholarships), the College's web-based
scholarship application system.
OCC Foundation scholarships are offered to currently enrolled OCC students without
regard to race, gender, gender identity, color, ethnicity, or national origin, regardless
of the scholarship’s title. For example, scholarships sponsored by women’s organizations
are offered without a preference or restriction based on sex, are open to all genders,
and are awarded without regard to the sex of the applicant.
Non-Institutional Scholarships are sponsored by a variety of organizations, and a
limited number of applications are sent along with the scholarship posting. Students
must follow the instructions and meet application deadlines noted in the scholarship
OCC does not assist in the development of the scholarship criteria nor participate
in the screening and/or selection of the scholarship recipient(s) except as prescribed
by the scholarship sponsors. OCC also does not approve/disapprove/endorse the scholarship
organizations and provides the scholarship information as a public service.
Summer Momentum Scholarship
The Summer Momentum Scholarship for summer 2023 is open for new applications! This
scholarship offers an opportunity to save money while helping you achieve your academic
goals. The on-line application is available from January 17, 2023 - April 21, 2023.
“Oakland Community College scholarships are offered to currently-enrolled OCC students
without regard to race, gender, gender identity, color, ethnicity or national origin,
regardless of the scholarship’s title. For example, scholarships sponsored by women’s
organizations are offered without a preference or restriction based on sex, are open
to all genders, and are awarded without regard to the sex of the applicant.”
Oakland Community College, in partnership with the Michigan Reconnect program, is
offering free in-district tuition to qualifying Michigan residents who want to earn
an associate degree or certificate. Students have four years to complete an associate
degree or eligible certificate in one program of study.
Michigan residents must meet all the following criteria:
- At least 25 years of age
- U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Hold a high school diploma or GED
- Do not currently hold a college or university degree
- Students must enroll in at least six-credit hours in a semester and be enrolled in
a least two semesters in a 12-month period.
Student Success Fund
The Student Success Fund is OCC’s rapid response to students in crisis. Through donations
to the OCC Foundation, help may be available for enrolled students facing a non-tuition financial emergency. This fund may provide assistance to eligible students for help
with rent, utilities, transportation, food, technology needs, required textbooks,
required course materials or other unexpected expenses as outlined below. The goal
is to prevent a student from dropping out of classes and losing momentum toward completion.