OCC Foundation Receives $10,000 to Establish Novi Police and Fire Scholarship

Scholarship provides two scholarships for Novi residents to attend Police and Fire Academies

The Novi Police and Fire Benevolent Association (NPFBA) has contributed $10,000 to the OCC Foundation to establish two scholarships for Novi residents to attend the College’s Police and Fire Academies. The scholarships are available for the current 2022-2023 academic year.   

To be eligible for this award, the applicant must: 

  • Be a resident of the City of Novi. 
  •  Be currently enrolled in the Oakland Community College Police or Fire Academy.  
  •  Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-U.S. Citizen. 
  •  Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher. 
  •  Have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours from an accredited college.
  •  Demonstrate financial need.
  •  Write a thank-you letter to the NPFBA. 

Each scholarship covers tuition, books and educational expenses for the recipients.   

“The $5,000 scholarship comes close to covering the full cost of the basic Police and Fire Academies, so they can really help a Novi resident with financial needPhoto of OCC Police Academy Student launch their career in public safety,” said Dan Jenuwine, Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Executive Director, OCC Foundation .  

David Ceci, Academic Dean of Public Services, said OCC’s Police and Fire Academies have had a number of graduates from Novi. 

“Over the years, we have had a number of students in our academies from Novi who are now working for the Novi Police and Fire departments, and these two scholarships will really help some of our future students who really need the financial help reach their public service goals,” Ceci said.   

The scholarship is not available for OCC employees or family members receiving tuition reimbursement or a College guest student, high school guest student or high school dual enrolled student. 

For more information about OCC’s Police and Fire Academies, visit https://www.oaklandcc.edu/crest/.   

About the NPFBA 

The Novi Police and Fire Benevolent Association (NPFBA) was created to benefit the men and women of these organizations, and public safety personnel from other communities, during times of need. Through a variety of fundraising events, the Association seeks not only to raise funds, but also to enhance the community partnerships between the men and women of the Novi Police and Fire Departments and those we serve. 

The Novi Police and Fire Benevolent Association is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, to financially help the otherwise unmet needs of the poor, distressed or underprivileged, covering both dependents of public safety employees and other members of the community, thus lessening the burdens of government. The Association may also, for such purposes, make distributions to other organizations that qualify as exempt organizations. 

About OCC 

Offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates, OCC is Michigan’s largest multi-campus community college and one of the top transfer institutions 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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