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Amy Butler and Paul Kennaugh Energy Innovator’s Scholarship

DescriptionOpen to currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students. Engineering or Computer Science majors. 3.0 or above GPA is required. Student must demonstrate interest and plan towards energy applications and should reflect this in their essay and letters of recommendation. 

Deadline to apply: February 24, 2017


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*Award is made automatically and does not require an additional application.
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Carmen Etienne
(248) 370-2201
etienne@oakland.edu

Clayton McKervey International Scholarship

Description

The scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to a Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate accounting major who is going to be enrolled in MAcc program and who has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extracurricular activities.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a declared accounting major and have achieved major standing
  • Currently enrolled in at least one Accounting major course at OU
  • Have some international exposure

Application Deadline: March 15, 2017


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Amount$1,500
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Sally Galloway
(248) 370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

CNS: George R. and Helen Klein Memorial Scholarship

Description
Barry Kline, a 1968 graduated of Oakland University, established the George R. and Helen Klein Memorial Scholarship in 1997 to honor his parents. Klein credits OU for teaching him to think critically and question why things are the way they are. He has authored the book Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll; the royalties from the book are used to fund this scholarship in support of students with an interest in substance-abuse counseling. 
 
Since his graduation, Klein has continued his involvement with Oakland University by co-chairing the alumni component of the University’s Enduring Legacy Capstone Campaign, serving as the president of the Oakland University Alumni Association, and serving on the Board of Directors of the Oakland University Foundation; Klein has been the recipient of both the Distinguished Alumni Service Award and the OU Alumni Spirit Award. Klein feels it’s important to support students because they will, in turn, give back to the community. 
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  • currently enrolled in the counseling program with a primary interest in substance-abuse counseling, education or treatment
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • financial need may be considered 
Award Information:
The George R and Helen Klein Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to up to two students each Fall and Winter semester. The amount award is approximately $1,000-2,000. Recipients may re-apply for this award in future years. 

Apply online using this form.
Application deadline is February 9, 2018.
Applicants are notified by the end of the semester prior to the term in which the award is to be used.
Amount$1,000 - $2,000 (amount may vary)
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Department of Counseling
(248) 370-4179
sehs@oakland.edu

CNS: Luellen Ramey Humanistic Counseling Scholarship

Description
Dr. Luellen Ramey, chair of the Department of Counseling from 1996 - 2008 and Professor Emeritus of Education, made a generous gift to provide one scholarship award to a student, who is pursuing graduate degree in counseling with a humanistic focus.  

Eligibility requirements: 
  • graduate student enrolled in the Department of Counseling, dedicated to pursuing a career in counseling with a humanistic approach.
  • minimum of 40 credits earned in the program
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6

Award Information: 

The Luellen Ramey Scholarship for Humanistic Counseling award is approximately $1,000 each year.  The candidate for this award can submit an application or be nominated by a faculty member. Recipients of this award may re-apply in future years. 


Application deadline is February 9, 2018. 
Student - Apply online using this FORM
Faculty - to nominate a student use this FORM

Applicants are notified by the end of the semester prior to the term in which the award is to be used.

Amount$1000
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Department of Counseling
248-370-4179
sehs@oakland.edu

CNS: Student - Faculty Collaborative Research Award

DescriptionOakland University's School of Education and Human Services has established a Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Award for degree-seeking students in a counseling program. The award supports collaborative projects between graduate students and faculty. Funds may also be used for graduate student research, conference presentations and publications on topics related to counseling. 

Eligibility requirements:  
  • enrolled in a SEHS Counseling program
  • completed one full semester in their Counseling program prior to submitting an application
  • have an OU faculty member who will work with student(s) on a collaborative project and/or supervise the research

Apply online using this form..
Application deadline is the Friday, October 13, 2017 and Friday, February 9, 2018. 
All applicants are notified in writing after the committee reviews all applications.
Amount$500 (amount may vary)
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Department of Counseling
(248) 370-4179
sehs@oakland.edu

Ed Leadership: Jacqueline I. Lougheed Endowed Scholarships

Description

Jacqueline Lougheed joined Oakland University in 1968 after spending the first 15 years of her career in the Detroit Public Schools as a teacher and principal. She was the third woman in OU’s history to receive a full professorship. Dr. Lougheed received OU’s Teaching Excellence Award in 1994 and the Phyllis Law Googasian Award in 1995 for her many contributions to the advancement of women in higher education. In 2000, the School of Education and Human Services and her department honored her with a special lecture for her outstanding accomplishments. 

Dr. Lougheed’s dedication to education and teachers is evident throughout her career. She was instrumental in the development and evolution of the first master’s degree in the School of Education and Human Services. Between 1984 and 1999 Dr. Lougheed founded and directed OU’s Women in Leadership forum, assisting hundreds of women in their quest for leadership positions. From 1999 to 2001 she was the president of Alpha Delta Kappa, an organization representing more than 57,000 international women educators. Dr. Lougheed's commitment to the Master's program in Educational Leadership continues with the Jacqueline I. Lougheed Master's Scholarship. 
 

Eligibility Requirements:

graduate student in educational leadership

minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

maintain GPA of 3.0 during term of scholarship


Award Information:

The Jacqueline I. Lougheed Endowed Scholarship is approximately a $1,000-2,000 each year. Recipients of this award may not re-apply in future years. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, research or attending a professional conference.

Apply online using this form.

Deadline to appy in February 9, 2018

Applicants are notified by the end of the semester prior to the term in which the award is to be used.

Amount$1,000 - $2,000 (amount may vary)
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Department of Organizational Leadership
(248) 370-3070
sehs@oakland.edu

Ed Leadership: Jacqueline I. Lougheed Master's Scholarship

Description

Jacqueline Lougheed joined Oakland University in 1968 after spending the first 15 years of her career in the Detroit Public Schools as a teacher and principal. She was the third woman in OU’s history to receive a full professorship. Dr. Lougheed received OU’s Teaching Excellence Award in 1994 and the Phyllis Law Googasian Award in 1995 for her many contributions to the advancement of women in higher education. In 2000, the School of Education and Human Services and her department honored her with a special lecture for her outstanding accomplishments. 

Dr. Lougheed’s dedication to education and teachers is evident throughout her career. She was instrumental in the development and evolution of the first master’s degree in the School of Education and Human Services. Between 1984 and 1999 Dr. Lougheed founded and directed OU’s Women in Leadership forum, assisting hundreds of women in their quest for leadership positions. From 1999 to 2001 she was the president of Alpha Delta Kappa, an organization representing more than 57,000 international women educators. Dr. Lougheed's commitment to the Master's program in Educational Leadership continues with the Jacqueline I. Lougheed Master's Scholarship. 
 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • a Master's student enrolled in Educational Leadership
  • completed at least 24 credit hours
  • GPA of 3.3 or above in the program
  • submit an essay detailing the development of your interest in educational leadership, your personal and professional goals, and how you propose to use the award dollars
  • two written recommendation letters from Department faculty members
  • one written recommendation letter from immediate supervisor or school principal at your place of employment
Recommendation letters can be mailed to:
  
 Department of Organizational Leadership 
   Attention: Lougheed Educational Leadership Award 
   480D Pawley Hall 
   2200 N. Squirrel Road 
   Rochester, MI 48309-4401


Award Information
This non-renewable award is approximately $1,000 - $2,000 and may vary year to year. The award may be used for:

  • tuition and books at Oakland University, including professional development courses at the University
  • travel and related expenses for attending professional conferences related to educational leadership
  • expenses related to completion of a Master's action research project
Apply online using this form. 

Application deadline:  Friday, October 13, 2017 and Friday, February 9, 2018. 
Applicants are notified by the end of the semester prior to the term in which the award is to be used.
Amount$1000 - $2000 (amount may vary)
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Department of Organizational Leadership
2483703070
sehs@oakland.edu

Education: John and Marie Pino Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education

DescriptionJohn and Marie Pino have a long-standing relationship with Oakland University. As leaders who empower others, they have been influential in moving the School of Education and Human Services forward. John’s involvement began in the early days of the University where his father, Dr. Lewis N. Pino, was a chemistry professor and later an administrator on campus. John grew up in the faculty sub-division and spent much of his childhood on campus.


Years later, John and Marie offered their support to the School of Education and Human Services by offering an annual scholarship to honor John’s father, Lewis N. Pino, and no have created this endowed scholarship for teacher education.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • undergraduate student enrolled in elementary education or secondary education
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 

Award Information:

The John and Marie Pino Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education award is approximately $1,000 each year. Recipients may re-apply for this award in future years.


Application deadline is February 9, 2018. 

Apply online using this FORM. 

Applicants are notified prior to the term in which award is to be used. 

Amount$1000
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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Education Advising
(248) 370-4182
sehs@oakland.edu

Education: Keane/Demarest Endowment for Berkley School District Students

DescriptionThe Keane/Demarest Oakland University Endowment for Berkley School District Students, created by Dr. William Keane and his wife Geraldine Keane, benefits incoming freshmen from the Berkley School District. This award may be renewed for up to four years if the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

Eligibility Requirements: 
  • a graduate of the Berkley School District
  • a full time undergraduate student planning to major in education
  • have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • maintain a GPA at Oakland University of 3.0 or higher
  • an essay of no less than 500 words detailing the development of your interest in elementary education
Award Information: 

This award may be renewed for up to four years if the recipient continues to meet the criteria. 

Apply online using this form.
Application deadline is February 9, 2018. 
Applicants are notified prior to the term in which award is to be used.
Amountapproximately $4,000 a year
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Education Advising

sehs@oakland.edu

Education: Larry Chunovich Legacy Scholarship Endowment

Description

This fund was established in memory of Larry Chunovich, who devoted his life to education. Chunovich spent most of his career in the Southfield Public Schools, serving as chairman of the math department at Southfield-Lathrup High School. He served as President of the Southfield Education Association and Michigan Education Association. He was a member of the Michigan and National Councils of Teachers and Mathematics, served on the boards of the Michigan Education Special Services Association and the MEA Financial Services Association. Chunovich was the first non-dentist elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Delta Dental Plan of Michigan. In 1986, he was appointed to the Oakland University Board of Trustees by former Governor, James Blanchard, where he served until 1994 and was granted emeritus status.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • undergraduate student enrolled in secondary education program, preparing an endorsement in mathematics
  • demonstrate financial needs, as determined by Oakland University’s Office of Financial Aid
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 
  • a preference for students from the Southfield Public Schools

Award Information:

The Larry Chunovich Legacy Scholarship Endowment award is approximately $1,000 each year. Recipients may re-apply in future years. 


Apply online using this form

Application deadline is February 9, 2018. 

Applicants are notified prior to the term in which award is to be used.

Amount$1000
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Education Advising
2483702424
sehs@oakland.edu

Education: Nancy Anderson Schmitz Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education

DescriptionFern Anderson made great sacrifices to obtain her teaching certificate during the Great Depression, and her teaching career was spent in a one-room schoolhouse. The Anderson family recognize the value of education to individuals and to our society as a whole. Their strong work ethic and devotion to family ensured that both their daughters and granddaughters received college degrees. This scholarship pays tribute to Edwin and Fern Anderson for their commitment to and belief in high education—specifically in teacher education.


As a supporter of higher education and leadership, Nancy Anderson Schmitz would like to showcase her respect for her parents’ dedication to teacher education by establishing an endowment in her mother’s field of teacher education.


Eligibility requirements: 

  • a junior or senior enrolled in elementary education or S.T.E.P. undergraduate programs
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • demonstrated involvement and/or leadership in campus organizations and/ university activities
  • an essay on the challenges and opportunities of teaching in today’s society

Award Information:

The Nancy Anderson Schmitz Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education award is approximately $1,000. Recipients may re-apply for this award in future years.

 

Deadline to apply is February 9, 2018.  

Apply online using this FORM. 

Applicants are notified prior to the term in which award is to be used.
Amount$1000
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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Education Advising
(248) 370-4182
sehs@oakland.edu

Elem Ed: Morgan Behen Memorial Scholarship for Exemplary Students in Elementary Education Endowment

Description

In memory of Morgan M. Behen, the Behen family has established this scholarship fund at Oakland University to assist students who share Morgan’s goal and passion to teach and leave an impression on the world, one child at a time. 


Eligibility requirements: 

  • undergraduate junior or senior student majoring in elementary education
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • an essay of 500 or less words detailing how the candidate developed interest in elementary education, your professional objectives, and how cancer impacted your life, and the reasons you are applying for this award
  • preference will be given to students who have been personally affected by cancer and have a passion for special education

Award Information: 

The Morgan Behen Memorial Scholarship award is approximately $10,000 each year. Recipients of this award may re-apply in future years.


Apply online using this form.

Application deadline is February 9, 2018. 

Applicants are notified prior to the term in which award is to be used. 

Amount$10,000
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Education Advising
(248) 370-4182
sehs@oakland.edu

Gadis and Susan Dillon Accounting Student Leadership Scholarship

Description

This scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to an OU undergraduate accounting major entering the OU MAcc program, who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and support of the OU Accounting Student Professional Organizations (for 2015, these organizations are OASIS, NABA, and Beta Alpha Psi).  Grade point average may be considered, but is clearly subordinate to leadership activities.

Applicants must meet the following criteria: 
 

  • Served in a leadership role in the OU Accounting Student Professional Organizations 
  • Be an OU undergraduate accounting major entering the OU MAcc program

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017


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Amount$1,500
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Sally Galloway
(248) 370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

Gerald and Tracy Nanni Accounting and Finance Scholarship

DescriptionThe scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is awarded to an undergraduate accounting or finance major or a Master of Accounting (MAcc) student who has exhibited a combination of outstanding academic performance and demonstrated financial need.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a declared accounting or finance major and have achieved major standing
  • Currently enrolled in at least one Accounting or Finance major course at OU
  • Have at least a 3.2 overall GPA in courses taken at OU
  • Have at least a 3.4 GPA in Accounting and Finance courses taken at OU
  • Preferably a self-supporting student working while attending school

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017


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Amount$1,250
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Sally Galloway
(248) 370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

Graduate Assistantship / Experiential Learning and Innovation

DescriptionA limited number of graduate assistantships are awarded each academic year, on a competitive basis, to full-time students. Graduate assistants are required to work 20 hours per week assisting one or more faculty members in their research efforts. Please consult the Oakland University Graduate Catalog for regulations governing assistantships.


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Amount9 credits of tuition and $3,207 stipend per term of appointment
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Graduate Business Programs
(248) 370-3287
vlewis@oakland.edu

Graduate Study Grant in Art and Art History

Description

This grant of $200 is intended to provide the art history or studio art major with textbooks or art supplies during her/his first semester as a graduate student in art history, studio art or a related area. The applicant must be a declared art history or studio art major in good standing and must have been enrolled in classes at Oakland University for two consecutive (fall/winter) semesters prior to their first semester in a graduate program. To apply, the student must complete an application form and submit a copy of a letter of acceptance from a graduate program in art history or studio art prior to the first semester of study. Art history and studio art alumni may also apply for this grant up to one year after graduation. After completing her/his first semester of graduate study, the student will send us a brief note regarding his/her academic progress. Obtain applications in the Art and Art History Department Office, 310 Wilson Hall.

Amount$200
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Art and Art History

International First-time Graduate to Oakland University Scholarship

DescriptionScholarship applicants must be newly admitted to Oakland University as first-time, graduate, international students, who intend to be F-1 or J-1 visa holders. (Transfer students currently in the United States are eligible.) Students must have a minimum, equivalent GPA of 3.5 from a previous institution. Applicants must demonstrate active involvement in community service activities in their home countries or previous institutions, such as student leadership roles, student advocacy, organizing and planning school or community programming, and improving the overall quality of life in their communities. Scholarship recipients are required to contribute in meaningful ways to campus activities at OU during their first semester. 

Applications must be returned to the International Students and Scholars Office in person, 157 North Foundation Hall. This scholarship is awarded in both fall and winter semesters, with one winner per semester. Please see the application for specific deadlines. 
Amount$1,500
*This scholarship requires an application.
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International Students and Scholars
(248) 370-3358
isso@oakland.edu

International Scholarly Achievement Award

Description
This award is made annually to one qualified Oakland University international student whose scholarly excellence is clearly recognized within the academic community. Scholarship applicants must be full-time, returning international students of undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. levels, who hold an F-1 or J-1 visa. Students must have a minimum OU GPA of 3.5. Applicants must demonstrate significant scholarly or creative contributions of national or international reputation in a given field during their studies at OU, which may include articles, essays, books, other scholarly publications and/or presentations at academic conferences. One to three sealed letters of recommendation, a typed personal statement, and resume or curriculum vitae should accompany the submitted application. 

Applications must be returned to the International Students and Scholars Office in person, 157 North Foundation Hall. Please see the application for specific deadline. The award is made annually in February.
Amount$500
*This scholarship requires an application.
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International Students and Scholars
(248) 370-3358
isso@oakland.edu

International Service Award

Description
Two awards are given, one in fall and one in winter, to Oakland University students who demonstrate active involvement in out-of-class activities at OU during the year the award is made, such as student leadership roles, student advocacy, promoting cross-cultural programming, and improving the overall quality of life of the Oakland community. The recipients of this award must be full-time, returning international students, who have a minimum OU GPA of 2.0 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduates

Applications must be returned to the International Students and Scholars Office in person, 157 North Foundation Hall. This scholarship is awarded in both fall and winter semesters, with one winner per semester. Please see the application for specific deadlines. 
Amount$500
*This scholarship requires an application.
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International Students and Scholars
(248) 370-3358
isso@oakland.edu

Islamovic-Skomski Scholarship

Description

This scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to a Master of Accounting (Macc) student or an undergraduate accounting major who is going to be enrolled in Macc program and who has exhibited an outstanding academic performance.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a declared accounting major and have achieved major standing
  • Have a minimum 3.4 GPA

Application Deadline: March 15, 2017


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Amount$1,000
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Sally Galloway
(248) 370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

John B. Cameron Endowed Travel Award in Art History

Description

The John B. Cameron Endowment in Art History was established in 2010 to encourage art history students to travel abroad.  Professor Cameron taught art history at Oakland University for 43 years before his death in 2008.  Although a scholar of French Romanesque architecture and sculpture, he also collected and studied nineteenth-century French photography, especially the glass stereographs of the Ferrier & Soulier.  Travel abroad made a difference in his lief.  The faculty of the Department of Art and Art History would like to make a similar difference in the lives of art history majors.


Defining the Awards:  Students may use awards to support travel to Great Britain, Europe and Asia.  This can be private individual travel, travel in a group, or travel and student for academic credit.  Travel should be completed by the end of 2016.


Eligibility:  John B. Cameron Endowed Travel Awards are granted to undergraduate students with at least a junior class standing and a declared art history major, art history alumni up to one year after they graduate from Oakland University, and art history alumni who enter an advanced degree program in art history up to two years after they graduate. Alumni will be required to enroll in a post-graduate class or program in art history at Oakland University which includes or requires such travel (e.g. AH396 Directed Study Abroad in Art History-1 credit).


Applications: 

  • Applicants must complete a cover sheet, identify a faculty sponsor, and provide a personal statement describing where they intend to travel and why such travel would make a difference to their education.
  • Provide a copy of a current official OU transcript.
  • Application forms are available in 310 WH.  Return completed applications to 310 WH.


Application Deadlines: 
Monday, February 8, 2016
AmountStarting at $1000. Awards will not be given in cash, but in the form of reimbursement. Students awarded funds will be requried
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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Susan Wood
(248) 370-3378
wood@oakland.edu

MATERIALS ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

DescriptionThis scholarship will be given to currently enrolled students who have major standing (enrolled in 300-400 level courses or a current graduate student) in the School of Engineering & Computer Science and are enrolled either full or part-time.  Preference may be given to students who are fluent in more than one language or who can demonstrate they are contributing to the quality of academic and student life at the University through their activities and interests.  Recipients are expected to demonstrate professionalism and ability to collaborate with others throughout their academic career, but especially as a recipient of this award.  Awards are renewable provided the student continues to meet eligibility requirements stated above.  Current undergraduate and graduate students may apply.

Deadline to apply: February 24, 2017


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Carmen Etienne
(248) 370-2201
etienne@oakland.edu

MERITOR SCHOLARSHIP (SAE)

Description

Open only to members of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) team. Open to current students. Students must reapply each year for renewal consideration.


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*Award is made automatically and does not require an additional application.
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Carmen Etienne
(248) 370-2201
etienne@oakland.edu

NHK INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIP

DescriptionTo qualify for selection, student must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, desire to major in engineering, be a full-time student enrolled in the SECS while holding the scholarship, and demonstrate professionalism and the ability to collaborate with others.  Consideration will be given to the student’s activities and interests, particularly those related to Asian culture, that demonstrate a potential to contribute to the quality of academic and student life at Oakland.  Current undergraduate and graduate students may apply. Students must reapply each year for renewal consideration.

Deadline to apply: February 24, 2017


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*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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Carmen Etienne
(248) 370-2201
etienne@oakland.edu

ORG: Tapestry Scholarship for Master of Training and Development Students

Description

The purpose of this scholarship is to offer opportunities to expand the learning of graduate students in Human Resource Training and Development with a leadership emphasize at Oakland University.


Eligibility requirements: 

  • Graduate student in SEHS Master of Training and Development (MTD) in one of the degree programs focused on leadership. 
  • GPA 3.5 or higher
  • An essay in 500 words of less on the impact the degree, as well as previous experience will have on your future career. 
Apply online using this FORM.

Deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 9, 2018. 



Amount$2500
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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Education Advising
2483702424
sehs@oakland.edu

OU Non-Resident Tuition Differential for Graduate Students

Description
The scholarship is awarded to qualifying Canadian and Mexican citizens who have earned a baccalaureate degree (equivalent to a four-year U.S. degree) and have been admitted to Oakland University graduate degree*. The scholarship is the difference between resident and non-resident tuition rates. The specific amount of the scholarship award is subject to the number of registered credits. Graduate students are eligible to receive the scholarship up to a maximum of  four (4) successive fall, winter, and summer semesters. Ph.D. students are eligible to receive the scholarship up to a maximum of ten (10) successive fall, winter, and summer semesters.  

*Students admitted to a graduate degree which is assessed by a program rate, rather than the standard graduate tuition rate, are not eligible for this scholarship, including students admitted to the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Oakland University - Beaumont Nurse Anesthesia Program, and the OU- Executive Masters of Business Administration programs. 
*Award is made automatically and does not require an additional application.
Contact
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Student Financial Services
248-370-2550

Pia Tax Scholarship

Description

This scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to a Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate accounting major who is going to be enrolled in MAcc program and who has exhibited an outstanding academic performance in tax.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a declared accounting major and have achieved major standing
  • Currently enrolled in at least one Accounting major course at OU
  • Have a minimum overall 3.4 GPA
  • Have a minimum 3.6 GPA in one (1) or more tax courses
  • Served in a leadership role in the OU Accounting Student Professional Organizations for 2014-2015 academic year, these organizations are OASIS, NABA, and Beta Alpha Psi, unless the student can substantiate full-time employment (e.g., letter from employer) in an accounting or tax related field which may also include finance related field if accounting or tax related

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017


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AmountTwo (2) - $1,000
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Sally Galloway
(248) 370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

Plante & Moran Golden Rule Scholarship-MAcc

DescriptionThis scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to a Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate accounting major who is going to be enrolled in MAcc program and who has exhibited outstanding academic performance.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a declared accounting major and have achieved major standing
  • Have completed ACC 310 at OU and have completed or are currently enrolled in at least one Accounting major course at OU
  • Have a minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Interest in Public Accounting – credits/courses upon graduation to sit for the CPA exam
  • Legally authorized to work for any employer in the United States without sponsorship
  • Preference given for financial need

Application Deadline March 15, 2017


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Amount$1,250
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Sally Galloway
(248) 370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Scholarship - Macc

Description

This scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to a Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate accounting major who is going to be enrolled in MAcc program and who has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extracurricular activities.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a declared accounting major and have achieved major standing
  • Currently enrolled in at least one Accounting major course at OU
  • Have a minimum 3.4 GPA

Application Deadline: March 15, 2017


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Amount$1,500
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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Sally Galloway
(248) 370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

RDG: Harry Hahn Reading Endowment Award

Description
Dr. Harry T. Hahn came to Oakland University, where he founded the Department of Reading and Language Arts, the Oakland University’s Reading Clinic, and the reading education specialization. During the 1960s, Dr. Hahn conducted studies to determine the effectiveness of using a language experience approach with beginning readers. As a result of his work, Language Encounters was development, a strategy for teaching language arts by integrating thinking, speaking, reading, writing, and listening. This developed strategy was used by 45 off-campus sites, and one outcome of Language Encounters was the Young Authors Conference, which is a celebration of the publication achievements of elementary students.
 
Due to Dr. Hahn’s ground-breaking working, Oakland University’s Department of Reading and Language Arts is recognized around the world by educators and scholars. More than 10,000 children have benefited from the reading clinic, where a plaque of Dr. Hahn hangs as a permanent reminder of all his hard work and dedication. Dr. Hahn’s legacy of commitment to the development of many students’ literacy skills is perpetuated by a generous gift from the Hahn family to establish this endowment.
 
Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ph.D. student, full-time or part-time faculty members in the Department of Reading and Language Arts.  
Award Information:
The Harry Hahn Reading Endowment Award will be used to pursue scholarly, teaching, or service activities in reading, writing, and language arts. The award amount will depend upon the needs outlined in the proposal; the maximum amount awarded in any one year is $1,500. 


Apply online using this form. 
Application deadline is February 9, 2018.
Applicants are notified at the end of the term prior to the term in which award is to be used.
Amount$1500 (amount may vary)
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Reading and Language Arts
(248) 370-3065
sehs@oakland.edu

RDG: Ron Cramer and W. Dorsey Hammond Reading Legacy Fund

Description
Dr. Ron Cramer and Dr. W. Dorsey Hammond spent their careers focusing on the success of their students, current and future educators, and their student’s students. 
 
Together, these professors of Reading and Language Arts have established an endowment to benefit doctoral students to conduct research, present their findings at conferences, and pay tuition.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  • current doctoral student in the Department of Reading and Language Arts
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • students must be within the first seven years of their program 
Award Information:
The Ron Cramer and W. Dorsey Hammond Reading Legacy Fund’s annual awards of approximately $1,000 will be distributed to two doctoral students each year. A student may only win this award one time during their degree program.
Apply online using this form.
Application deadline is February 9, 2018.
Applicants are notified at the end of the term prior to the term in which award is to be used.


AmountApproximately $1,000 made twice a year
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information


sehs@oakland.edu

RDG: Toni S. and Kenneth Walters Student Literacy Scholarship

Description

Dr. Toni S. Walters was influential during her Oakland University teaching career. As a tribute to her influence, a number of her former students celebrated her career and retirement by honoring Dr. Walters with gifts toward a scholarship bearing her and her husband’s names. With those gifts, and her own, Dr. Walters established an endowment for an annual tuition award benefiting students studying literacy.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  • graduate student in the Department of Reading and Language Arts in the School of Education and Human Services or an undergraduate student studying literacy
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • an essay discussing how the candidate serves one’s community, emphasizing a commitment to ethnically and economically diverse communities in urban/metropolitan educational institutions
  • priority will be given to students who have demonstrated service in the field of literacy as an in-service or pre-service teacher either on OU’s campus or through community service
Please note since there is not an undergraduate Reading and Language Arts program currently, the committee has selected to use Reading courses on an applicant’s transcript as evidence of studying literacy when evaluating undergraduate student applications.
 
Award Information:
The Toni S. and Kenneth Walters Student Literacy Scholarship annual award is approximately $1,000. Students may only receive one award each academic year but may re-apply in future years.


Apply online using this form.

Application deadline is February 9, 2018. 

Applicants are notified at the end of the term prior to the term in which award is to be used. 

AmountApproximately $1,000
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Reading and Language Arts

sehs@oakland.edu

Returning Alumni Scholarship

DescriptionThis is a $3,000 scholarship (non-renewable). Applicant must be an Oakland University alumnus or alumna having earned at least one prior degree from OU. Must be admitted into a graduate degree program and be enrolled in at least eight credit hours per semester for the duration of the award and maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Application deadline is March 1, 2018.


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Amount$3,000
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Office of Alumni Engagement
(248) 364-6130
ouaa@oakland.edu

Robert Uptegraff Sr. Scholarship

Description

This scholarship (applied to OU tuition) is given to a Master of Accounting (Macc) student or an undergraduate accounting major who is going to be enrolled in Macc program and who has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extracurricular activities.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a declared accounting major and have achieved major standing
  • Currently enrolled in at least one Accounting major course at OU

Application Deadline: March 15, 2017


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Amount$1,500
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Sally Galloway
(248) 370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

SEHS Graduate Tuition Award

Description
Generous donors to the School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) have made several tuition awards for graduate students possible. Students enrolled in a graduate program at SEHS may apply.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • a part or full-time graduate student enrolled in a degree-seeking program in the School of Education and Human Services
  • maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • completed at least one semester at OU
  • describe interest in graduate studies, professional objectives, relevant work experiences, and relevant community service. 
Applicants applying for other awards in the School of Education and Human Services are eligible to apply for the Graduate Tuition Award as well. Students can apply for and be considered for more than one award from the School of Education and Human Services.

Apply online using this form. 
Application deadline is February 9, 2018
Applicants are notified at the end of the term prior to the term in which award is to be used. 
Amount$1,000 - $1,500 (amount may vary)
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Your Department Chair

sehs@oakland.edu

SEHS Study Abroad Award

Description

The Study Abroad Award is for students interested in studying abroad through an Oakland University travel abroad program. This award is available to students in the School of Education and Human Services.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • student in the School of Education and Human Services
  • cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • preference is given to those students who have not yet traveled abroad.
Applicants applying for other awards in the School of Education and Human Services are eligible to apply for the Study Abroad Award as well. Students can apply for and be considered for more than one award from the School of Education and Human Services.

Apply online using this form
Application deadline is February 9, 2018. 
Applicants are notified at the end of the term prior to the term in which award is to be used. 
Amount$1,000 award for an undergraduate student and $1,000 for a graduate student
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information


sehs@oakland.edu

Special Ed: Brady Youngblood Scholarship for Special Education

Description

The Brady Youngblood Scholarship for Special Education was established to provide opportunities to expand the learning of students outside the confines of traditional avenues for students studying in the field of Special Education at Oakland University. 


Eligibility requirements: 

  • first semester student studying in one of the degree programs focused on Special Education, or an undergraduate student with a preference of Special Education after taking the undergraduate course in Special Education. 
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • an essay of 500 words or less on a particular topic, such as career goals or the importance of service to the special education population. 
Apply online using this form. 

Deadline to apply for this scholarship is February 9, 2018. 

Amount$2000
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Education Advising
2483702424
sehs@oakland.edu

Special Ed: Sidney W. Graber Memorial Award

Description
Dr. Sidney W. Graber devoted his career to helping students with learning disabilities and emotional impairments. Prior to coming to Oakland University, he served 32 years as the first director of Children’s Orthogenic Center, which merged with Phoenix Place in 1983 to form Development Centers. Development Centers continues to fulfill its mission to improve the lives of individuals, families and the community by meeting behavioral health, social and vocational needs through a continuum of prevention, treatment and training services.

Graber’s legacy of passionate concern for students with special needs is perpetuated through this award established by his family in 1996 after his passing and established as an endowment in 2004 to benefit students pursuing a career in special education.

Eligibility Requirements:

pursuing a graduate degree in Special Education in the Department of Human Development and Child Studies
minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
preference is given to student who have completed at least 12 hours of graduate coursework
financial need is not required but may be considered

Award Information:
The Sidney W. Graber Memorial Award is for approximately $1,000 and is given to one student each year. Recipients of this award will not be considered for this award in future years.

Apply online using this form. 
Application deadline is February 9, 2018
Applicants are notified at the end of the term prior to the term in which award is to be used. 
Amount$1,000 (may vary from year to year)
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Human Development and Child Studies
(248) 370-3077
sehs@oakland.edu

The Cheryl Cole Pope Scholarship

DescriptionDefining the Awards:  The Cheryl Cole Pope Scholarship will benefit Oakland University graduate students earning a Master’s Degree in English. 

Cheryl Cole Pope was a dedicated oncology nurse who appreciated literature and the arts, ardently believed in life-long learning, and practiced service to her community. The Cheryl Cole Pope Student Gift Fund honors Ms. Pope’s dedicated work ethic, commitment to professional excellence, service to her community and practical generosity to those in need. This scholarship commemorates her delight in literature and film, and her lively interest in learning new things every day.  The Cheryl Cole Pope Student Gift Fund offers academic opportunity and the celebration of intellectual discovery in the spirit of its namesake.

Eligibility Requirements for the Cheryl Cole Pope Scholarship in English:

  • Be admitted to or enrolled in the MA English program (students may apply to the program and scholarship simultaneously).
  • Preference may be given to students who demonstrate financial need as confirmed by the Financial Aid Office and indicate need in their application to the English Graduate Program Committee.
  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate community service.
  • Students who foster a sense of community among graduate students in the M.A. in English Program, are especially encouraged to apply, and their efforts will be considered in the selection of the awardee.

Application and Materials:

Students who want to apply should submit transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a letter stating how they fulfill requirements for this scholarship.  Deadline for submission is April 1, 2017.

Applications should go to:

Professor Jeff Insko 

Department of English

544 O’Dowd Hall

826 Pioneer Drive

Oakland University

Rochester, MI 48309

 

Inquiries should go to Natalie Cole:  cole@oakland.edu



Amount$1,500
*Award is made automatically and does not require an additional application.
Contact
Information
Natalie Cole
248 370 2250
cole@oakland.edu

Tyler (Catherine) Memorial International Endowed Award

DescriptionThis award was established in 2008 in memory of Catherine L. Tyler, PhD, who was an Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business Administration at Oakland University. Dr. Tyler was passionate about providing students with opportunities to study abroad or acquire work experience through international internships. Recipients must meet the following criteria:
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing with a declared major in the SBA, or a graduate student in the SBA in good standing.
  • Will use the award to participate in a University approved study abroad or international internship program.
Candidates applying for the Catherine Tyler Memorial International Endowed Award must submit the following:
  • A one page essay describing how the award will impact your education.
  • A description of the study abroad program including courses, institution name and location, itinerary and costs.
  • A list of activities, organizations, community service projects, honors societies, etc. in which you are involved with at Oakland University.
Application deadline is Friday, March 10, 2017.  Online application can be found here: SBA Scholarship Application
Amount$1,000
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Bobbie Badgley
248-370-3160
badgley@oakland.edu

UHY Distinguished Accounting Leadership Scholarship

DescriptionThis scholarship (applied to OU tuition) should be awarded to a Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate accounting major who is going to be enrolled in MAcc program who has exhibited a combination of outstanding academic performance and leadership skills.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be an OU undergraduate accounting major entering the OU MAcc program or currently in the MAcc program
  • Have at least a 3.3 overall GPA in accounting courses taken at OU
  • This person must have demonstrated leadership skills which include:
    • Taken risks in classroom projects to deliver an unique work product
    • Effectively managed divergent personalities to achieve successful outcomes and to enhance the contributions of others
    • Demonstrated the ability to grasp new concepts quickly and applied them effectively in the classroom
    • Calmness under pressure

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017


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Amount$1,000
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Sally Galloway
(248) 370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

W. Edwards Deming Scholarship

Description
Criteria for Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be studying statistics
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student
  • Applicants must show potential as a practicing statistician
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. 
Amount$750
*Award is made automatically and does not require an additional application.
Contact
Information
Rob Kushler

kushler@oakland.edu

Wesley Brooks Bennett Graduate Fellowship

Description

The endowment was established by Ronald Bennett and Distinguished Alumni Award winner Janet Bennett, Ph.D. The award provides tuition for graduate research credits and supplies.

Extremely well-qualified students are invited to apply to the Department of Chemistry for consideration for the Bennett Scholarship in Chemistry. Awards will be granted to full-time students whose undergraduate records not only give evidence of exceptional past academic achievement, but promise future high accomplishment as well. All decisions will be based on a student’s complete record, including grades, courses taken, test scores, letters of recommendation and a personal interview. 

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student
  • Applicants must be participating in research projects in the Department of Chemistry
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing

Applications are due no later than the first day of the semester. 

Amountup to 4 credit hours per semester
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Marcee Daly

daly@oakland.edu