Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Each year, numerous scholarships are made available at OCC through private contributions.  OCC-SOS is the College's web-based scholarship application system through AcademicWorks. OCC students must use this site to complete applications for many of our Foundation Scholarships.


PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that you log in using either Chrome, Firefox or Safari, as you may encounter problems with Internet Explorer.

How to log into OCC-SOS Award Management:

  • Go to OCC-SOS AcademicWorks. You may also access Award Management via MyOCC.
  • Click the "Sign-In" button.
  • Click on the "Sign-in with your institution" button and log in using MYOCC username (ex:Doe.Jane) and password.
  • Complete the OCC-SOS General Application (you must answer all required questions). Note: Depending upon your major, you may be asked to complete a Conditional Application, as well.
  • Once you have completed the General Application, you will be automatically matched with scholarships for which you meet the minimum qualifications. This doesn't mean that you will be awarded that particular scholarship.
  • When you are notified (via your College email) that you are a candidate for a Foundation Scholarship, you must upload your thank-you letter by the specified deadline date, or you will become ineligible for the scholarship. Be sure to check your OCC email frequently so you don't miss an opportunity.
  • Sign out of OCC-SOS Award Management.

To view and apply for "Recommended" scholarships in the system:

  • To view the status of your application, click on "My Applications."
  • To view other scholarship opportunities, click on "Opportunities" and hover over "Recommended" or "All."
  • You will have the option to click on "Recommended" or "All" scholarship opportunities.
  • Note: the "Recommended" scholarships are those opportunities that require more information than what is on your general application; you may apply for these scholarships if you are qualified. You will be automatically matched to scholarships which are not listed as "Recommended."
  • To apply for "Recommended" scholarships, simply click on the "Apply" button, carefully read the requirements, and follow the instructions to submit your application.


Auburn Hills Campus
2900 Featherstone Road
Room B-227
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250

Orchard Ridge Campus
27055 Orchard Lake Road
Room M-207
Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250

Southfield Campus
22322 Rutland Drive
Room A-203
Southfield, MI 48075-4793
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250

Highland Lakes Campus
7350 Cooley Lake Road
Woodland Hall 260
Waterford, MI 48327-4187
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250

Royal Oak Campus
739 South Washington
Room  B-104
Royal Oak, MI 48067-3898
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250