Chancellor’s Scholarships

These scholarships are an admirable way for talented students to start 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), is non-renewable, and is good only for the first academic year following the student's 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.

The Chancellor's Scholarship deadline (April 15, 2017) has passed.  Applications are being reviewed. 

Scholarship Application Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be an Oakland County public or private high school student ORmust be an Oakland County resident when graduating from high school.
  • Must take the English placement test (practice and exam) by April 15.
    • Public & private high school students must place into English 1510 or higher.
    • Adult/alternative students must place into English 1060 or higher.
  • Public & private high school students must place into English 1510 or higher.
  • Adult/alternative students must place into English 1060 or higher.
  • Must graduate from a public, private, or alternative/adult school by June 30 prior to College attendance.
  • Must include a high school transcript showing fall 2016 first-quarter/semester grades and GPA with scholarship application.
  • Must have an Oakland Community College admission application on file.  
  • Must attend Oakland Community College with at least 12 credit hours for fall and winter semesters following high school graduation.  
  • If student does not attend classes or withdraws from school, the scholarship is forfeited.

Scholarship Award Criteria

  • Must see an OCC educational counselor by June 30 and complete the Academic Plan of Study for the first year of attendance.  Students will be able to register for only the classes listed on their Academic Plan of Study.
  • Scholarship recipients must write a thank-you note to the Chancellor (mailed to the Financial Aid Office) by August 30.
  • Must schedule a follow-up educational counseling appointment by November 15.
  • If a student does not complete the above-listed criteria, the scholarship may be forfeited for fall and/or winter semester(s).

Scholarship Amount

  • The scholarship is for $2,500 ($1,250 for the fall semester; $1,250 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: April 15, 2017.  Transcript must be attached to application.



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