$3500 available per student covers tuition and fees for their first Fall and Winter terms at OCC
The consequences of the COVID-19 health crisis has greatly impacted Oakland County’s graduating high school seniors, and Oakland Community College has extended the application deadline for a special scholarship that can help support their future academic dreams.
Graduating Oakland County high school students can now apply for the OCC Chancellor’s Scholarship through June 30, 2020. The scholarship provides 100 qualified students with a $3,500 award ($1,750 for the fall semester and $1,750 for the winter semester) that covers full tuition and fees for the student’s first academic year at OCC beginning Fall Term, 2020.
To qualify, students must be a high school senior graduating from a public, private, charter or home school program in Oakland County this spring with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6 to 4.0 and a minimum SAT score of 1200 or a minimum ACT score of 25. Adult and alternative public or private graduating high school students in Oakland County can also qualify with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
“I am honored to again offer this scholarship to our Oakland County students because it helps to reduce the financial barrier that often limits students from achieving their dream of a college education,” said OCC Chancellor Peter Provenzano. “I received a scholarship toward college and recognize the difference that it made in my life, and want to give that same opportunity to this year’s class of high school seniors.”
Recipients must attend OCC at least full time (12 credit hours minimum) for both fall and winter semesters. If the student does not attend classes, the scholarship is forfeited.
Eligibility criteria and applications are available online at Chancellor's Scholarships.
Offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates, OCC is Michigan’s largest multi-campus community college and No. 1 transfer institution in the state. The College provides academic, career training and enriching experiences, designed to empower students to reach their potential and enhance our community. More than 1 million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965. A seven-person Board of Trustees governs OCC. Board members are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis, serve as volunteers and are not paid. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.
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