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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.
Contact
Information
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.
Contact
Information
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.
Contact
Information
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.
Contact
Information
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.
Contact
Information
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
Information
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.
Contact
Information
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.
Contact
Information
Education Advising
2483702424
sehs@oakland.edu

Education: Lewis N. Pino Memorial Scholarship in Science Education

DescriptionThe Lewis Pino Memorial Scholarship in Science Education is in memory of Dr. Lewis N. Pino, professor emeritus at Oakland University. Dr. Pino taught organic chemistry from 1966-86 and served as director of research student at Oakland University.


John and Marie Pino established this fund in 2006 to support teachers going into the field of chemistry, physics or integrated science and have continued their support every year since. The Pinos are longtime supporters of OU and the School of Education and Human Services, volunteering their time, in addition to providing scholarships for future teachers. 


Eligibility Requirements:

  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • student in elementary or secondary education with an endorsement in chemistry, physics or integrated science
  • essay of 500 or more words describing interest in the field of chemistry education, physics education or integrated science education 

Award Information: 

The Lewis Pino Memorial Scholarship in Science Education is an award for approximately $1,000. Recipients are eligible to 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.

AmountApproximately $1,000 (may vary year to year)
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Education Advising
(248) 370-4182
sehs@oakland.edu

Education: Mary Joyce Pagano Memorial Award

Description
Mary Joyce Pagano was a member of the 1963 charter class of Oakland University. She taught physics and chemistry at Pontiac Northern High School for 17 years and was a role model for young teachers. Joyce, as she was known, was keenly aware of the importance of a good education and held a strong belief that those willing to learn and achieve should receive whatever assistance necessary. She took a deep personal interest in her students; her good counsel and advice were often sought out. 
 
In addition to her teaching passion, Joyce was a devoted wife and mother of two children. She loved horses, and upon her retirement she raised several horses on a farm in North Carolina. She had a natural flair for computers and the internet, realizing the potential for transforming the classroom experience. In memory of Joyce Pagano’s exceptional contribution to teaching and to sustain her legacy, family and friends established a scholarship fund to support teacher preparation for students doing their field placement in Pontiac or other urban settings.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  • undergraduate students enrolled in elementary or secondary education
  • student teaching placement in Pontiac or another urban setting
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 
  • financial need is considered but not a requirement for this award 
Award Information:
The Mary Joyce Pagano Memorial Award is approximately $1,000 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 at the end of the term prior to the term in which award is to be used.
AmountApproximately $1,000 (may vary year to year)
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Education Advising
(248) 370-4182
sehs@oakland.edu

Education: Meemic Insurance Company Scholarship for Teacher Education

Description
On April 7, 1950, seven teachers formed Meemic Insurance Company based on their belief that they could provide an invaluable service to their fellow educators by offering high-quality, affordable insurance protection. Over fifty years—and 150,000 policy holders—later, Meemic is a Michigan-based company that proudly reflects its roots in the educational community by supporting educational causes.

Meemic Insurance Company has made a generous gift to provide an award to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in education.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • enrolled as an undergraduate in the Department of Teacher Education and Educational Studies in the School of Education and Human Services
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • demonstrate financial need as defined by Oakland University’s Office of Financial Aid
Award Information:

The Meemic Insurance Company Scholarship for Teacher Education is an award of approximately $1,500. Recipients of this award by not re-apply 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. 
AmountApproximately $1,500
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Education Advising
(248) 370-4182
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
Information
Education Advising
(248) 370-4182
sehs@oakland.edu

Elem Ed: Louise Coallier Memorial Endowed Fund

Description
Louise Coallier earned two degrees from Oakland University. In 1973, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Social Science and in 1990, she received her Education Specialist Degree in Leadership. Louise worked as a teacher and administrator for the Chippewa Valley Schools in Macomb County. She was an assistant principal at Cheyenne Elementary School when cancer took her life in October 2005.
 
Coallier’s colleagues remember her as a leader, who championed literacy and brought out the best in student through her nurturing care. She loved reading and was passionate about teaching children the joys of literature. Coallier loved spending time with her six grandchildren, gardening, and traveling to many foreign countries: England, Japan, Mexico, and the Canary Islands. 
 
Through generous gifts, the family and friends of Louise Coallier established an endowment to provide an annual award to a student enrolled in Elementary Education at Oakland University. 
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  • enrolled in Elementary Education specializing in language arts, mathematics, modern languages, integrated science, or social studies
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • an essay describing the development of your interest in elementary education 
Award Information: 
The Louise Coallier Memorial Endowed Award of approximately $1,000 will be given annual. This award can only be awarded to a student once in their career.

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 (may vary year to year)
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
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.
Contact
Information
Education Advising
(248) 370-4182
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.
Contact
Information
Office of International Education
(248) 370-2889
ie@oakland.edu

HRD: Barbara and Allen Gough Scholarship

Description
After raising two children and volunteering in the community, Barbara Gough returned to school to start a new career. As a non-traditional student, Barbara brought much to the classroom by offering life experience, insights, and the perspective of someone committed to helping others succeed in life. Upon earning her bachelor’s degree from Oakland University in 1992, Barbara went on to earn a master’s degree from Wayne State University.


With her concentration in training and development, Barbara held several key positions in organizations throughout southeastern Michigan. In addition, OU was fortunate enough to have Barbara back on campus working as an instructor in the training and development program in the Department of Organizational Leadership.


Along with her husband, Allen, Barbara continues to make an impact on Oakland’s campus. With their generosity, they have established an endowment to award a scholarship to on-traditional students enrolled in the human resource development program.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • undergraduate student majoring in human resource development
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • previously had their studies interrupted for 2 years or more

Award Information:

The Barbara and Allen Gough Endowed Scholarship award is approximately $8,500. Recipients of this award may reapply in future years.


Examples of Interrupted Studies:

Students may have many reasons and examples of interrupted studies. Interruptions may occur in the completion of high school, delay in post-secondary education, or completion of college. To clarify what is meant by “interrupted studies”, see examples below. Please note that this list is not exhaustive:

  • graduating from high school, moving on to the military for two years or more, and then enrolling at Oakland University
  • graduating from high school and enrolling in Oakland University at least two years later
  • completing a GED as an adult and continuing on to study at Oakland University
  • completion of an associate’s degree and enrolling at Oakland University two years later
  • beginning undergraduate coursework at a four-year institution, discontinuing studies for two years or more and returning to complete an undergraduate degree at Oakland University


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$8,500
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Human Resource Development Advising
(248) 370-4182
sehs@oakland.edu

HRD: Gina and Jeff Petherick Endowed Scholarship Award

Description
Gina Petherick received her bachelor’s degree in human resource development in 2000. Hard work, dedication, and perseverance gave Gina the ability to complete her degree while maintain other responsibilities as wife, mother, and friend to so many. The realization that God pursued and strengthened her through the hard times led to her commitment to following Jesus Christ the same year of her graduation, and her life has not been the same since. She came to understand love and grace; she discovered that life’s real purpose is found in serving others. She has lived this through her family life, countless hours of volunteering, as well as mission trip in the U.S. and abroad.
 
The Gina and Jeff Petherick Endowed Scholarship was created to help those pursuing a degree in human resource development, whose lives are guided by strong values and principles, and who possess a desire to love and serve others less fortunate as they journey through life.
 
Eligibility Requirements:
  • full or part-time undergraduate student with a declared major in the Human Resource Development program
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, as well as in coursework for the major
  • essay detailing the student’s interest in his or her prospective career in the field of Human Resource Development, including insights into the importance of ethics, compassion and service to others 
Award Information:
The Gina and Jeff Petherick Endowed Scholarship is approximately a $1,000-2,000 award given each year. Recipients of this award may not 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.
Amount$1,000-$2,000 (amount may vary)
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Human Resource Development Advising
(248) 370-4182
sehs@oakland.edu

HRD: Jeff Dupuis Award in Human Resource Development

Description

The W. Jeff Dupuis Award in Human Resource development was established by W. Jeff Dupuis, an Oakland University graduate in Human Resource Development and now is a special lecturer in the department.


The award emphasizes and supports the opportunities for students to engage in theoretical and practical learning experiences in the area of labor and employment relations.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • undergraduate student with a declared minor in Labor and Employment Studies or Employments Studies and Standards
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • written essay of 500-750 words discussing the applicant’ career goals and/or accomplishments as they relate to the study of labor and work to facilitate the success of the American worker
Award Information:

The W. Jeff Dupuis Award in Human Resource Development of approximately $1,000 will be distributed to up to two students annually. Recipients of this award may reapply in future years. 

Apply using this form. 
Application deadline is February 9, 2018. 
Applicants are notified at the end of the the term prior to the term in which award is to be used. 
Amount$1,000 (amount may vary)
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Human Resource Development Advising
(248) 370-4182
sehs@oakland.edu

HRD: Ken Morris Center for the Study of Labor and Work Scholarship

Description

Trustee Emeritus Ken Morris worked directly with Oakland University’s founder, Matilda Dodge Wilson, to launch OU and became a charter member of OU’s Board of Trustees. He is one of the longest-serving members, sitting on the board from 1971-91.

Morris was instrumental in the development of the Labor Education Program at OU, which operated to develop future leaders focused on the labor movement throughout practical experience and theory. The Labor Education Program became an established center in 1983 and was named for Morris upon his retirement as Director of Region 1B of the UAW. Today, the Ken Morris Center for the Study of Labor and Work continues to focus on the changing nature of work and the relationship between work and society.

Morris’ diligent efforts to raise funds for the Center through an annual golf outing—as well as through his own personal giving—has resulted in the largest SEHS endowment to date. The endowment supports the Center, the Labor Relations Program, and scholarships for students studying labor relations.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • declared minor of Labor and Employment Studies
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • 12 credit hours still to be completed before graduation
  • nomination by two active labor union members using the nomination form (click on Download Scholarship Information link below to access forms) 
  • an essay of 500-750 words describing your career goals and/or accomplishments as they relate to the study of labor and work and facilitation of the success of the American worker
Award Information:
The Ken Morris Center for the Study of Labor and Work Scholarship is a $5,000 (amount may vary) award. Students can reapply for this scholarship in future years.

Note: Students must meet Oakland University Standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress and be enrolled in OU courses to receive the Ken Morris Scholarship.

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. 

Nominate a student by clicking on the informational link below. 


Download Scholarship Information

Amount$5,000 (amount may vary)
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
Michael Long
(248) 370-3124
sehs@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
Information
Education Advising
2483702424
sehs@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

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 Marjorie K. Simmons Endowed Fund

Description

Marjorie K. Simmons, a member of the School of Education and Human Services Resource Development Board, established an endowed award in 2008 to benefit undergraduate students in the School. By creating the award to be renewable for up to 5 years, Ms. Simmons has a lasting impact on the recipient of the Marjorie K. Simmons Endowed Fund. The recipient has a consistent award to rely on each year while financing his or her college education.

The Marjorie K. Simmons Endowed Fund is $1,000 per year for up to five consecutive years to any undergraduate student in the School of Education and Human Services who has demonstrated leadership skills.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • OU undergraduate students in the School of Education and Human Services
  • leaders in their community, demonstrated by taking on leadership roles in high school and/or college student organizations, athletics, etc.
  • students with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • have financial need as determined by Oakland University’s Financial Aid office

There is no application for this award. Recipients are chosen by the Financial Aid office.

Amount$1,000
*Award is made automatically and does not require an additional application.
Contact
Information


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

SEHS Undergraduate Tuition Award

DescriptionThe School of Education and Human Services Undergraduate Tuition Award committee will select the awardee(s) based on exemplary student achievement, dedicated community service, commitment to your profession, and/or financial need. The winner(s) will be notified of the award by mail.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • a full time undergraduate student in the School of Education and Human Services
  • cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8
  • completed at least one semester at Oakland University
  • an essay describing how you have distinguished yourself academically. Describe awards and honors you have received, your involvement in the community, and your professional objectives
  • financial need, determined by OU's Financial Aid Office, may be considered, but is not required to apply

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 (amount may vary)
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
Information
SEHS Advising
(248) 370-4182
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
Information
International Education Office
248-370-2889
ie@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 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
Information
International Education
(248) 370-2889
ie@oakland.edu