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Doris J. Dressler Scholarship

Description
The Doris J. Dressler Scholarship was established by Doris J. Dressler to support undergraduate students majoring in English at Oakland University. The award may be given to an Arts and Sciences major from another Humanities department if an English major does not meet the qualifications. The award is supported by an endowment administered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Defining the Awards: Scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate students majoring in English, Creative Writing, and Cinema Studies.

Eligibility Requirements for the Dressler Scholarship in English:

  • English, Creative Writing, or Cinema Studies majors
  • Preferably in Junior or Senior Year
  • Hardworking student demonstrating definite academic promise and financial need. (Financial need will be determined by coordinating with Oakland University Financial Aid Office.

Application and Materials:

  1. Applicants must complete a cover sheet and provide a personal statement arguing your worthiness of this award, demonstrating a hardworking student with definite academic promise and financial need.
  2.  Provide letters of recommendation from two faculty member.
  3.  Provide a copy of current official OU transcript.
  4.  Download and complete application form
  5.  Return application materials to:

Professor Kevin Grimm

Coordinator of the Dressler Scholarship

Oakland University

544 O'Dowd Hall

586 Pioneer Drive

Rochester, Michigan  48309


Application Deadline April 1, 2018


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Amount$1,000-2,000 applied to tuition
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Professor Kevin Grimm
(248) 370-2251
grimm@oakland.edu

Holzbock Humanities Scholarships

Description

The Holzbock Scholarships were established by Werner Holzbock to support undergraduate students majoring in humanities disciplines at Oakland University.  The award is supported by an endowment administered by the College of Arts and Sciences.  Department of English majors are invited to apply for The Werner Holzbock Humanities Scholarship in the amount range of $1,000-$2,000 for two academic semesters of fall and winter. 


Eligibility Requirements:
  • Candidates should have completed 62 credits (i.e., be entering their Junior or Senior Year)
  • Must show a 3.0 GPA overall and at least a 3.6 in major
  • At least 16 of the English credits must have been earned at OU
  • Provide recommendation letters from two Faculty members
  • Provide a letter explaining why the candidate should be a recipient of this scholarship and how studying the chosen major has influenced the candidate's intellectual perspectives
  • Provide a copy of a current OU transcript
Application:

Applicants should complete the application form and write a letter arguing their worthiness for the award. Submission must include your email, phone number, and mailing address. Direct this letter to the following address:

Professor Kevin Grimm
Coordinator of the Holzbock Humanities Scholarship
Department of English
544 O’Dowd Hall
586 Pioneer Drive
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309-4479

Award:

  • The Award will be applied to student tuition
  • Recipients will be required to enroll at OU for at least 12 credits in each of the two terms
  • These credits need not be in the major
  • Deadline: March 19, 2018


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    Amount$1,000-$2,000
    *This scholarship requires an application.
    Contact
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    Professor Kevin Grimm
    248 370 2251
    laam@oakland.edu