Chancellor’s Scholarships

These scholarships are an admirable way for talented students to start their higher education experience. Chancellor's Scholarships are awarded each year to one student from each Oakland County high school (public, private, charter, or home school - home schools must be connected with an association), and one student from each qualified adult/alternative education school. The award is for $3,500 ($1,750 for the fall semester and $1,750 for the winter semester), is non-renewable, and is good only for the first academic year following the student's high school graduation.

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.

Scholarship Application Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be an Oakland County public or private high school student OR  must be an Oakland County resident when graduating from high school.
  • Must graduate from a public, private, charter, or alternative/adult high school, or home school by June 30, 2019 prior to college attendance.  Home schools must be connected with an association.
  • Must have an Oakland Community College admission application on file.  Visit www.oaklandcc.edu to apply for admission prior to submitting your scholarship application.  Include your Social Security Number on your OCC admissions application.
  • Must include an official high school transcript showing fall 2018 first-quarter/semester grades and cumulative (non-weighted) GPA with scholarship application.  High school, charter school, and home school applicants must have a 3.0 GPA.  Adult/alternative school applicants must have a 2.5 GPA.
  • Must take the English placement test (practice and exam) by April 30, 2019.
  • Public & private high school, charter, and home school students must place into English 1510 or higher.
  • Adult/alternative students must place into English 1060 or higher.
  • www.oaklandcc.edu/admissions/placement-testing/placement-in-english.asp
  • NOTE:  If you have taken the SAT, you may submit your scores to the OCC Counseling department.  If your scores place you into the appropriate ENG course, you do not have to take the ACCUPLACER test.
  • Must complete the Financial Literacy program at fa.financialavenue.org (access code oak123).  All ten courses must be completed with a score of 70% or higher by May 31, 2019.
  • You may mail your Chancellor's Scholarship application and transcript to the address that is listed on the application, or drop them off at any campus Financial Aid office.  Retain a copy for your records.
  • Must declare a major and enroll for at least 12 credit hours for both the fall and winter semesters following high school graduation.
  • If you withdraw from school or do not attend classes, the scholarship is forfeited.

Scholarship Award Criteria

  • Must see an OCC educational counselor by May 31, 2019 and complete the Academic Plan of Study for the Fall 2019 semester.  Students may register for ONLY the classes listed on their Academic Plan of Study.  Submit your Academic Plan of Study to your campus Financial Aid office.  Retain a copy of your Academic Plan of Study for your records.
  •  Scholarship recipients must write a thank-you note to the Chancellor (mailed to the Financial Aid office) by May 31, 2019.
  • Must schedule and attend a follow-up educational counseling appointment by November 15, 2019 and complete an Academic Plan of Study for the Winter 2020 semester.  Students may register for ONLY the classes listed on their Academic Plan of Study.  Submit your Academic Plan of Study to your campus Financial Aid office.  Retain a copy of your Academic Plan of Study for your records.
  • Students must attain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and complete at least 67% of their credits in the fall semester to be eligible for the winter Chancellor's Scholarship award.
  • If a student does not complete the above criteria, the scholarship may be forfeited for the fall and/or winter semesters.

Scholarship Amount

  • The scholarship is for $3,500 ($1,750 for the fall semester; $1,750 for the winter semester).
  • This scholarship is non-renewable; good for only the first academic year following high school graduation.

Applications are available now on our website.

Deadline Date: March 31, 2019.  Official transcript must be attached to application.


Application

FINANCIAL AID OFFICES

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

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

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

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

Royal Oak Campus
739 South Washington
Room  B-127
Royal Oak, MI 48067-3898
Phone  248.341.2240