OCC Chancellor’s Scholarship – Qualifying Students Sought for Awards

OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan – Students planning to attend OCC for the 2016-17 academic year are encouraged to apply for the Chancellor’s Scholarship awards. These scholarships help incoming, qualified students get a financial head start on their higher education experience.

The Chancellor's Scholarships are awarded to one student from each public or private Oakland County high school and one student from each qualified Adult Education/Alternative Education Center each year.

The award is for $2,500 ($1,250 for the fall semester and $1,250 for the winter semester) and covers full tuition and fees for the first academic year following high school, or qualified adult education/alternative education center graduation.

"We are pleased to offer these annual scholarships to Oakland County high school students," said Chancellor, Timothy Meyer. "We are committed to ensuring OCC students succeed, meet community need and enhance the prosperity of the County. By offering these scholarships, we provide new students an opportunity to successfully launch their careers at OCC."

The application deadline is April 30. Recipients must attend Oakland Community College 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

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Must be a current Oakland County public or private high school student; must have a minimum cumulative (not weighted) GPA of 3.0; official transcript must include the fall semester grades; must graduate in June prior to college attendance.

FOR ADULT EDUCATION / ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION CENTER STUDENTS: Must be a current Oakland County Adult      Education/Alternative Education Center student; must have a minimum cumulative (not weighted) GPA of 2.5; official transcript must include the fall semester grades; must have completed a minimum of three terms of adult/alternative education; must graduate in June prior to college attendance.

Applications are available online or contact any of the four offices of Financial Assistance and Scholarships. For more information on these awards, visit https://www.oaklandcc.edu/finaid/chancellors-scholarships.aspx.

About OCC

With five campuses throughout Oakland County, Oakland Community College is committed to providing academic and developmental experiences that allows each student to reach their full potential and enhance the diverse communities they serve. It offers degrees and certificates in approximately 100 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. More than a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965.

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Contact: Bridget M. Kavanaugh | Marketing & Communications | T: (248) 341-2020 | bmkavana@oaklandcc.edu