Oakland County High School Seniors Sought for OCC Annual Scholarship

Awardees receive $3500 to cover full tuition and fees for their first Fall and Winter terms at OCC

OCC wants to help make it easier for Oakland County’s high school seniors to pursue their college career, especially in this unusually challenging senior year for the Class of 2021. The College is providing its annual Chancellor’s Scholarship to both qualifying high school seniors and graduates of qualified adult and alternative education programs.

“This past year has been especially tough on high school seniors and non-traditional education program students,” said OCC Chancellor Peter Provenzano. “It is important we help support their future academic dreams and college success with greater accessibility and support. The Chancellor’s Scholarship provides an additional financial lift to qualifying students to help get them started.”

Chancellor Peter Provenzano, Jr. congratulates previous scholarship recipient.

OCC’s Chancellor's Scholarships are awarded annually to students from a public or private Oakland County high school and students from qualified adult-education or alternative-education center. The $3,500 award ($1,750 for the fall 2021 semester and $1,750 for the winter 2022 semester) covers full tuition and fees for the first academic year

To qualify, students must be a high school senior graduating from a public, private, charter or home school program in Oakland County with a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA). Adult and alternative public or private graduating high school students in Oakland County qualify with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

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.

Applicants also need to take OCC’s English placement test by June 1, 2021 and place into English 1510-Composition I, or higher. The test is self-directed through the prospective student’s MyOCC account.

The deadline to apply is April 15, 2021. Eligibility criteria and applications are available online at Chancellor's Scholarships 

About OCC

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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