Athletic Grants/Scholarships

OCC offers scholarships to some exceptional student athletes for their active participation in the college's athletic programs.

Tax Credits, Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit

Tax Credits can decrease the amount of money you owe for taxes or increase the amount of your tax return. Exact award amounts will vary. Consult with your tax advisor regarding eligibility requirements.

Technically a tax credit, the Hope Scholarship allows eligible students pursuing the first two years of post-secondary education to receive tax credits for tuition and fees. If you are not eligible for the Hope Scholarship or if you have already attended your first two years of post-secondary education, you may be eligible for the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit.

Foundation Scholarships

Many OCC students receive Foundation Scholarships from contributions made by public and private donors if they meet OCC's academic criteria. Scholarship application information is posted online and at OCC campuses periodically throughout the year.

Non-Institutional Scholarships

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 profiles.

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.

Chancellor’s Scholarship

An OCC Chancellor’s Scholarship is available to each public/private high school and adult/alternative education center in Oakland County. The $2,500 scholarship covers full tuition and fees for the first year only. Applications are available from high schools and the adult/alternative education centers starting in November of each year. Recipients are announced in March.


Auburn Hills Campus
2900 Featherstone Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
(248) 232-4340

Orchard Ridge Campus
27055 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579
(248) 522-3440

Southfield Campus
22322 Rutland Drive
Room 240
Southfield, MI 48075-4793
(248) 233-2940


Highland Lakes Campus
7350 Cooley Lake Road
Highland Hall 113
Waterford, MI 48327-4187
(248) 942-3040

Royal Oak Campus
739 South Washington
Royal Oak, MI 48067-3898
(248) 246-2440