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Alumni Association Scholarship

DescriptionSince 1962, the Oakland University Alumni Association has provided scholarships for Oakland students. Through the Alumni Association’s generosity, a limited number of Oakland University students are selected each semester to receive scholarships varying in amount from $500 - $2,000 that enable them to study and travel abroad. The Alumni Association Scholarship program for Study Abroad recognizes the tremendous academic and career benefits of learning about other cultures. In partnership with Oakland University, the Alumni Association encourages students to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance their understanding of the global economy and many peoples of the world.

For more information about the Alumni Association Scholarship and to apply, view the Alumni Association Study Abroad Scholarship.


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*This scholarship requires an application.

Betty and Kiichi Usui Endowed Scholarship

Description To provide an annual award to students who promote an understanding between Eastern and Western cultures.

Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students engaged in some form of Asian studies and/or who through their service and interest have promoted cultural understanding between East and West. Nominees must already have completed 28 credits at Oakland University, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50, be currently enrolled in a Japanese or Chinese language class beyond the third semester, and have declared a major or minor in Japanese or Chinese. The nominee must also be enrolled in a course numbered 215 or higher for each semester of the year in which the money is awarded.


Deadline:  March 15 of every year
AmountThe award amount varies from year to year.
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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Submit application to Professor Jennifer Law-Sullivan, 375 O’Dowd Hall.

Carmine Rocco Linsalata Memorial Scholarship Fund

Description

This fund supports scholarships for students of a foreign language in recognition of academic excellence and responsible citizenship. It is designed to recognize past achievement and to encourage the winner of the award to pursue the study of a foreign language and literature.


Eligibility of Recipient:

  • Candidates must have earned 28 credits at Oakland University 
  • Candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 
  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a language class beyond the third semester
  • Candidates must have the intention of majoring or minoring in a foreign language

Deadline: March 15

AmountThe award amount varies from year to year.
*Award is made automatically and does not require an additional application.

Don Iodice Grant-in-Aid for Foreign Study

Description

To make annual awards to give students the opportunity to study abroad. 


Eligibility of Recipient:  
  • Enrolled at Oakland University
  • Foreign Language major 
  • Will return to OU for two full semesters
  • Demonstrates proficiency in listening and comprehension and speaking proficiency equivalent to two years of study 
  • Students who will enroll in an overseas language program of at least four weeks in another country
  • Students who demonstrates some need for the grant-in- aid
  • Students who will share their foreign study experiences with other students

Deadline: March 15

AmountThe award amount varies from year to year.
*Award is made automatically and does not require an additional application.

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.
Contact
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Department of Organizational Leadership
2483703070
sehs@oakland.edu

Finnegan Sharf (Patti) Study Abroad Scholarship - SBA

DescriptionThis scholarship was established by Patti Finnegan Sharf who recognizes the tremendous academic and career benefits of learning about other cultures. 

Eligibility requirements:
  • Must be an undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Business.
  • The eligible student must travel outside of the United States of America through a University-approved academic program. 
  • Preference will be given to students who otherwise would not be able to participate in such a study abroad program due to financial need.
 Candidates applying for the Patti Finnegan Sharf Study Abroad Scholarship 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.
  • Copy of Financial Aid award letter received from OU.
*CANDIDATES MUST HAVE APPLIED FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID (IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU APPLY BY FEBRUARY 15TH). THE AWARD LETTER COPY IS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION.

Application deadline is Friday, March 10, 2017.  Online application can be found here: SBA Scholarship Application

*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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Bobbie Badgley
248-370-3160
badgley@oakland.edu

Gerald Pearsall Memorial Travel Award

Description
The Gerald Pearsall Memorial Travel Award program recognizes the tremendous academic and career benefits of learning about other cultures. In partnership with Oakland University, the award of up to $250 is designed to support students traveling to enhance their understanding of the world by paying for their accommodations at hostels affiliated with Hostelling International only (see website for locations https://www.hihostels.com/) during their travel.


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Amount$250
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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Office of International Education
(248) 370-2889
ie@oakland.edu

Jack Moeller Modern Languages and Literatures Gift Fund

Description

The purpose of this endowment, which was originally created by Mrs. Moeller as a restricted fund to honor her husband Jack's retirement, is to support tuition, room and board, housing, book, and travel awards for undergraduate students studying German at the University. 


Eligibility of Recipient:

  • Candidates must have taken German 214 and German 215 and have the highest cumulative GPA in those courses
  • Candidates must be majoring or minoring in German
  • Candidates must study abroad in Germany for one or more semesters

 Deadline: March 15

*Award is made automatically and does not require an additional application.

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

Kaviuk & Kirachuk Slavic Studies Scholarship Application

DescriptionThe scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Frederick G. Kaviuk and Ms. Mary Kirachuk to assist eligible students who are committed to the study of Slavic life, culture, language or history.   Students should have taken or be enrolled in IS 260.


All applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, March 24, 2016
AmountThe award amount varies from year to year.
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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A completed application may be mailed or hand delivered to the Interdisciplinary Programs office at 521 Varner Hall Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48903.

Marion Adams Bunt Endowed Fund in Art and Art History

Description

The Marion Adams Bunt Endowment Fund awards are granted to undergraduate majors in either studio art or art history.  Mrs. Bunt was a former staff member in the Department of Art and Art History and an art history alumna from Oakland University.


Defining the Award:  Students may use awards to support curricular and extracurricular activities that will enhance their educational experience as studio art or art history majors.  This includes individual and/or group travel and study in the United States and abroad, attendance at conferences and symposia, driving costs associated with internships, and other research or creative activities.  Students may apply individually or as a group.  Examples: a group trip to a museum outside of southeast Michigan, the production of an artwork requiring funds not normally available to a student, a research trip to a library, travel abroad on a study program or tour (e.g. Oxford Studies). 


Eligibility:   Students must be declared in art history, graphic design and studio art majors in good standing.


Applications:  Applications should consist of the following: a title, a description of the project or activity, an explanation of how the award will enhance the applicant's educations experience, the time frame for the award, and a budget page explaining how the project will be funded (including personal funds and/or other sources of funding).

Each application must have a faculty sponsor who reviews the application and the budget.  The faculty sponsor should be the person most closely associated with the proposed activity.  Applications must include a statement of support by the faculty sponsor. 


Application Deadlines:  Friday, November 6, 2015 and Friday, February 12, 2016

AmountThe size of the award is flexible. The Department prefers to make awards to as many students as possible. The awards, however,
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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Susan Wood
(248) 370-3378
wood@oakland.edu

Patti Finnegan Sharf Study Abroad Scholarship

Description

The International Studies Program (ISP) is introducing a new study abroad scholarship being offered this semester. The Patti Finnegan Sharf Study Abroad Scholarship has been made accessible to eligible University undergraduate students to be used for participation in a University approved study abroad program.

 

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Must be an undergraduate student enrolled in a major program in the College of Arts and Sciences 
  2. The eligible student must travel outside of the United States of America through a University-approved academic program 
  3. Preference will be given to students who otherwise would not be able to participate in such a study abroad program due to financial need

Application link 

All applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, March 24, 2016.

AmountThe award amount varies from year to year.
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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A completed application may be mailed or hand delivered to the Interdisciplinary Programs office at 521 Varner Hall Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48903.

SEHS Study Abroad Award

DescriptionThe 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:   

- Be a student in the School of Education and Human Services  
- Have a 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: https://ucmcms.oakland.edu/formbuilder/?formid=92554&with-layout=1

Application deadline is February 19, 2016. 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
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sehs@oakland.edu

Sharp (James A. and Tessie Baltrip) Endowed Fund for Study Abroad

Description
The James A. Sharp and Tessie Baltrip Sharp Scholarship Award program recognizes the tremendous academic and career benefits of learning about other cultures. In partnership with Oakland University, the $500 awards for study abroad encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance their understanding of the global economy and the many peoples of the world.


 




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Amount$500
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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International Education Office
248-370-2889
ie@oakland.edu

Study and Travel Grant in Art and Art History

DescriptionDepartment of Art and Art History

The Study and Travel Grant of $200 is intended to provide the art history or studio art major with the funds to pay for entry fees to museums and architectural monuments while studying and/or traveling in countries other than the United States and Canada. The applicant must be a declared art history, graphic design 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 the proposed study and travel. To apply, the student must complete an application form and submit a copy of the airline ticket prior to travel. Upon returning, the student will write for our departmental records a brief description of how the grant was used.

Students may wish to enroll in AH396 Directed Study Abroad in Art History in conjunction with their travel. Obtain applications in the Art and Art History Department Office, 310 Wilson Hall.
*This scholarship requires an application.

The Gretchen J. Adler Study Abroad Endowed Fund

Description

The International Studies Program (ISP) announces the availability of scholarships from the Gretchen J. Adler Study Abroad Endowed Fund. Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, travel and/or room and board expenses relating to student participation in a University-approved study abroad program, during the Academic Year 2015-2016. University-approved study abroad programs are those listed on the web page of the Office of International Education. Following donor preferences, the award is limited to students who intend to study in Europe or China. More than one award may be given.


Eligibility:

  1. Are undergraduates enrolled in a humanities or social science program in the College of Arts and Sciences 
  2. Have successfully completed a minimum of 8 credits of college level study in a foreign language related to their study abroad program or project 
  3. Commit to a period of study abroad for a minimum of one full semester.

All applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, March 24, 2016. 

AmountThe award amount varies from year to year.
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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A completed application may be mailed or hand delivered to the Interdisciplinary Programs office at 521 Varner Hall Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48903.

The Hailey Brouillet Study Abroad Scholarship

DescriptionThe Hailey Brouillet Study Abroad Scholarship provides two scholarship awards annually in memory of Hailey Brouillet, a promising student enrolled in the School of Health Sciences who passed away in a tragic car accident after another driver lost control. She planned to pursue a degree in physical therapy, and through her studies she had the opportunity to study abroad in London and Amsterdam.  These meaningful experiences inspired her love of travel and changed her entire outlook on life, which Hailey’s parents, Lori and Wayne Brouillet, would like to share with future study-abroad students. The exact amount of the award will depend on the amount available in the fund, but is approximately $1,000.

For more information about the Hailey Brouillet Study Abroad Scholarship, click on the link below.


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*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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International Education
(248) 370-2889
ie@oakland.edu

The Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Islamic Studies Scholarship

Description

The Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Islamic Studies Scholarship was established in honor of the late Mrs. Sheikh, a native of Lahore, Pakistan. Although Mrs. Sheikh was schooled at home in a traditional manner and did not receive a formal education, she held a strong belief in education and encouraged all eight of her children to pursue college studies; three of her children are practicing physicians. Mrs. Sheikh was active in her community and a leader in her faith; she performed Hajj and continue to do so even after she was severely disabled by arthritis.


Eligibility: Undergraduate students may apply who have completed at least one course in the curriculum for the Islamic Studies minor and meet University standards for academic achievement. The scholarship may be used towards a university approved study abroad program or tuition.  


 All applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, March 24, 2016.
AmountThe award amount varies from year to year.
*Award is made automatically and does not require an additional application.
Contact
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A completed application may be mailed or hand delivered to the Interdisciplinary Programs office at 521 Varner Hall Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48903.

The Jenna Elyse Balabuch Memorial Study-Abroad Award for English Majors

DescriptionThe Jenna Elyse Balabuch Memorial Study-Abroad Award for English Majors

Application Deadline: April 4, 2017

Defining the Award: The Jenna Balabuch Study-Abroad Award for English Majors provides one scholarship award annually, in memory of OU English major and English Honor Society member Jenna Balabuch, to an OU English major planning to study abroad; the award is intended especially for participants in the British Studies at Oxford Program.  The amount of the award will depend on the amount available in the fund but will ordinarily be approximately $1,000.

Scholarship Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria to be considered:

  • Be an undergraduate English major with a minimum of 24 credits at the time of departure for study abroad.
  • Be accepted in a study-abroad program. 
  • Preference will be given to participants in the British Studies at Oxford Program, in which Jenna Balabuch had intended to participate and which the fund was created, in part, to support.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Application Process

  • Submit a scholarship application including cover sheet and  personal statement
  • Provide an academic reference form completed by a member of the OU faculty.
  • Provide a personal reference from someone (not a parent) who knows the candidate well (e.g., employer; coach; someone in a community organization, club, or church group).

Submit your application by April 4 to

Susan Lynne Beckwith
Department of English
501 O'Dowd Hall
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309-4409

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Ms. Cynthia Ferrera in the Department of English Office, 248-370-2251, ferrera@oakland.edu


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Amount$1,000
*This scholarship requires an application.
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Susan Lynne Beckwith

beckwit2@oakland.edu

The R. F. and Robert C. Howes Slavic Studies Fund

Description Established by Robert C. Howes, Director of the Honors College in 1985 and Dr. and Mrs. Annan to contribute to the advancement of Slavic Studies at Oakland University. This will include speakers' honoraria, purchase of books, purchase or rental of films, faculty or student travel, and financial aid to students.


Deadline: March 15

AmountThe award amount varies from year to year.
*Award is made automatically and does not require an additional application.
Contact
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Students interested in this fund should contact Paul Kubicek at kubicek@oakland.edu.

The Rosemont Scholarship for China Immersion

Description

The donors believe in experiential learning and want to help students to gain cultural knowledge and global awareness by providing opportunities for University students to study abroad in China. The donors are especially interested in supporting University undergraduate students who have studied Chinese Language with continued studies through a scholarship to study abroad in China.

 

Eligibility of Recipient:

  • Candidates must be undergraduate students at the University 
  • Candidates must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher and/or financial need as determined by the University’s Financial Aid office 
  • Candidates must have studied the Chinese language for at least one year
  • Candidates must have expressed interest in and respect for Chinese culture and history 
  • Candidates must not have previously received this award


Deadline: March 15

AmountThe award amount varies from year to year.
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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Return application to 372 O’Dowd Hall, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

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
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Bobbie Badgley
248-370-3160
badgley@oakland.edu

Young Study Abroad Scholarship

DescriptionOne time Study Abroad scholarships are awarded to sophomore, junior or
senior Honors College students who are full time and in good standing.
  • Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating leadership
    skills, involvement in the Honors College and financial need
  • Awards range from $750 to $4,000 (depending on duration of program) to
    be used in conjunction with an educational plan approved by an OU faculty
    member
  • Applicants must be willing to correspond with the Donors on how the
    program impacted their life
  • Students are required and agree to attend any acknowledgement event
    connected to the award
Amount$750 - $2,500
*Award is made automatically and does not require an additional application.
Contact
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The Honors College
(248) 370-4450
hc@oakland.edu