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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.

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

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.
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Office of International Education
(248) 370-2889
ie@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

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

Sharp (James A. and Tessie Baltrip) Endowed Fund for Oakland University

Description

Awarded each year to students who (a) may need emergency student loans; or (b) are underrepresented and demonstrate financial need to pay for costs associated with undergraduate research, or with international educational opportunities. Apply for emergency loans in the Center for Multicultural Initiatives. Apply for financial assistance with undergraduate research in the Office of Academic Affairs.  Apply for financial assistance with international study opportunities in the Office for International Education. The research and international study awards are limited to $500.  Awards are made by the Office of The Provost.

Amount$500 Maximum
*Award is made automatically and does not require an additional application.
Contact
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Office of The Provost
(248) 370-4955

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.
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International Education Office
248-370-2889
ie@oakland.edu

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.
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International Education
(248) 370-2889
ie@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
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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