Sep 29, 2020  
2019-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2021 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Assistantships, Scholarships and Fellowships


 

 

  

Graduate Assistantships

 

The Oakland University Assistantship programs provide students an opportunity to gain professional experiences, which enhance graduate instruction and research, while contributing financial assistance to the successful completion of a graduate degree. Oakland University budgets financial resources for a number of graduate assistantships that are made available to full-time, degree-seeking graduate students.
 

 

Assistantship structure and definition

All graduate assistantships have a service obligation for which the student receives a stipend. Stipends vary according to program and degree level (doctoral and master’s). Graduate assistantships are for the 15-week semester or the academic year and are either a full-time appointment, which requires 20 hours per week service obligation, OR a half-time appointment, which requires 10 hours per week service obligation.

An accompanying tuition reduction, which has no service obligation, is awarded to the student for graduate coursework.

Assistantship tuition reduction

Tuition reductions are equal to the full amount of tuition (excluding any special charges) for each semester during the term of the appointment, up to the maximum number of credits per semester identified in the signed agreement. All graduate students holding an assistantship or fellowship awarded through Oakland University are charged in-state rates during the awarded enrollment period.

  1. A tuition reduction is provided for graduate courses or research that contributes directly to the satisfaction of degree requirements.
  2. In circumstances where undergraduate courses are substituted on an approved Plan of Study, no more than 12 credits will be allowed per graduate policy.
  3. Each semester a tuition reduction will be credited to the student’s account according to the percentage of the assistantship: 8 credit tuition reduction = full-time offer 4 credit tuition reduction = half-time offer
  4. Any tuition reduction benefits (credits), which are not used during the term in which the student holds the appointment are lost.
  5. Assistantship agreements are subject to cancellation if the student does not meet the minimum enrollment requirement.

Assistantship administration

Graduate Assistants (GA) at Oakland University are under the direct supervision of the department, program, or unit that offers the appointment. The department determines the GA assignment, supervises his or her work, and recommends him or her for reappointment and promotion to various compensation levels. The department is the primary source of information for the details of the assistantship. Within the academic or non-academic unit, the GA work assignment is determined by the faculty member or director assigned to supervise the GA’s particular course, laboratory session, or research project.

Assistantship eligibility and requirements

To be awarded an assistantship, the following are required:

  1. Students must have full standing admission status to a specific graduate degree program.
  2. Students with a limited standing admission status may be considered for an appointment if the conditional requirements can be met within the first semester of the award enrollment period. An assistantship award will be terminated should the conditional requirements not be satisfied.
  3. Students must be in good academic standing.
  4. All students with graduate assistantships are expected to maintain a full-time enrollment status at Oakland University during the semester(s) for which they are appointed.
  5. Graduate Assistants must maintain an overall grade-point average of 3.0 AND show satisfactory progress toward completing degree requirements.
  6. Students may not hold other employment positions during the term of appointment, either at Oakland or elsewhere, without prior written permission from their adviser and Oakland University Graduate School.
  7. Students must apply through Handshake.

Applying for graduate assistantships

Graduate Study and Career Services have been working together to improve the hiring of Graduate Assistants (GA) through Handshake. Students must apply in Handshake to any open positions they are interested in.

Graduate assistantship time limit policy

Graduate Assistantship positions, funded by Oakland University Graduate School, are limited to two years for master’s degree students and four years for doctoral students. If units wish to continue supporting a student beyond this time, it requires position funding from the school or college.

Council of Graduate Schools resolution

Oakland University subscribes to the Resolution adopted by the Council of Graduate Schools which, among other provisions, states students are under no obligation to respond to assistantship offers prior to April 15. In those instances in which the student accepts the offer before April 15 and subsequently desires to withdraw, the student may submit in writing a resignation of the appointment at any time through April 15.

An acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept an offer from another institution. In order to accept an assistantship offer at another institution after April 15, prospective graduate assistants must first obtain a written release from any other institution to which a previous commitment has been made. Similarly, an offer by an institution after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer.

 Scholarships

 

Alice Shotwell Gustafson Keeper of the Dream Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement (a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at time of application)
  • Have a clear career focus and academic persistence
  • Demonstrated outstanding citizenship and leadership in interracial issues, and have contributed to interracial understanding and goodwill
  • Be returning to Oakland in the fall and winter semester of the following academic year

Amount: varies

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by Oakland University committee

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:

Center for Multicultural Initiatives
cmi@oakland.edu
 

Amy Butler and Paul Kennaugh Energy Innovator’s Annual Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Engineering or computer science major
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrate interest or plan toward energy applications
  • Letters of recommendation

Amount: varies

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Engineering and Computer Science

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
Carmen Etienne
248-370-2201
etienne@oakland.edu
 

Ann V. Nicholson Endowed Scholarship for Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Students

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate strong community service interest and societal awareness through selection and execution of a relevant Capstone Project or direct volunteer activities and achievements as an OUWB student

Amount: varies

Application:

An application is not required, the scholarship is automatically awarded.

Selection Process: Awarded by Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Renewal: Eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
Jeremy Jones
248-370-3611
medfinservices@oakland.edu
 

Anonymous Endowed Accounting Student Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students with established records of exceptional scholarship in accounting
  • Preference will be given to students who are actively involved in student organizations and, in particular, students who have accepted leadership positions within those organizations

Amount: $1,500

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Department of Accounting and Finance

Contact Information:
Sally Galloway
248-370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

Betty and Shelly Appleton Critical Difference Endowed Fund for Music, Theatre, and Dance

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Admitted to major standing for the Bachelor of Arts in Dance, the Bachelor of Music in Music Education, or the Master of Music Education
  • Academic performance, faculty recommendation, and service to the Oakland University and/or larger community will be considered
  • Must be seeking to fund a quality experience/opportunity/project important to the student’s future development; Consideration will be given for availability of matching or supplemental funding
  • Preference will be given to students planning careers in teaching at any level, especially to students whose career goals concentrate on introducing, guiding or teaching others to enjoy or understand the music or dance of a non-Western culture through participation in multicultural arts experiences
  • If eligible applicants are equally meritorious in all the above criteria, preference will be given to undergraduate students over graduate students

Amount: varies

Application: An application is not required, the scholarship is automatically awarded.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
College of Arts and Sciences
cas@oakland.edu

Brady Youngblood Scholarship for Special Education

Eligibility Requirements:

  • First-year graduate 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 undegraduate 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

Amount: $2,000

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Education and Human Services

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
School of Education and Human Services
sehs@oakland.edu

Catherine Tyler Memorial International Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students in good standing with a declared major in one of the programs in the School of Business Administration
  • Participating in a university-approved study abroad or international internship program

Amount: varies

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Business Administration

Contact Information:
Bobbie Badgley
248-370-3160
badgley@oakland.edu

Coderre Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Admitted to Oakland University and establish financial need
  • Preference given to students whose parents did not graduate from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree

Amount: varies

Application: An application is not required, the scholarship is automatically awarded.

Selection Process: Awarded by Student Financial Services

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Degree Completion Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students in good academic standing
  • Need funding for the last one or two classes prior to graduation
  • Are otherwise not eligible for financial aid
  • Do not have a past due balance

Amount: varies

Application: This scholarship requires an application. Application deadline is Fall- August 1; Winter- December 1; Summer - April 1.

Selection Process:

Awarded by Student Financial Services

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
248-370-2550
finservices@oakland.edu

 

Dennis and Carlotta Pawley Endowed Graduate Student Lean Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled at least part-time as an Oakland University graduate student
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Be eligible under the guidelines within Oakland University Financial Aid
  • Submit an application
  • Submit along with the application a paper suitable for publication describing the applicant’s research project or applied research project
  • And/or submit a paper embracing the theory and application of lean principles. The paper must include documentation of significant improvements in efficiency, profitability and lean business practices demonstrated through the student’s academic work, including coursework, internships or assistantships, research, presentations or dissertations
  • And/or submit a paper demonstrating the intent to study lean and lean principles. Include the coursework that will support lean knowledge content and the career opportunities that support the lean skillset

Amount: varies

Application: This scholarship requires an application. Application deadline is March 1, 2020.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, and Engineering and Computer Science

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
Dennis Wade
wade@oakland.edu

 

Dillon Family Accounting Student Leadership Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Oakland University undergraduate accounting students entering the Oakland University Master’s in Accounting program
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership and support of an Oakland University accounting student professional organization (OASIS, NABA, or Beta Alpha Psi)
  • Consideration may be given to GPA

Amount: $1,500 each

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Department of Accounting and Finance

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
Sally Galloway
248-370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

 

George E. and Gerry Palmer Coon Graduate Endowment Scholarship in Writing Education

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate students pursuing a degree in the Reading and Language Arts department
  • Currently enrolled in either “Teaching Writing in Elementary or Secondary Schools”, “Authors and Illustrators Art and Craft”, or their successor courses; or completing a graduate internship with either the Summer Writing Clinic or “Authors and Illustrators Art and Craft”; or pursuing a dissertation focused on writing education; or pursuing a major in writing within the Reading and Language Arts department

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Education and Human Services

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
School of Education and Human Services
sehs@oakland.edu

George R. and Helen Klein Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate students 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

Amount: $1,000 - $2,500 (amount may vary)

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Education and Human Services

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
School of Education and Human Services
sehs@oakland.edu

Gerald and Tracy Nanni Accounting and Finance Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate accounting or finance major with major standing or a Master of Accounting (MAcc) student
  • Be a declared accounting or finance major and have achieved major standing
  • Has exhibited a combination of outstanding academic performance and demonstrated financial need
  • Currently enrolled in at least one Accounting or Finance major course at OU
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2 in courses taken at OU
  • Minimum GPA of 3.4 in Accounting and Finance courses taken at OU
  • Preferably a self-supporting student working while attending school

Amount: $1,250

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Department of Accounting and Finance

Renewal: Eligible for renewal with application.

Contact Information:
Sally Galloway
248-370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

Golden Grizzly School Spirit Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student should exemplify exceptional school spirit
  • Preference given to students actively engaged in the Grizz Gang Student Organization

Amount: $1,000

Application: This scholarship requires an application. Application deadline is November 15, 2019.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Division of Student Affairs and Diversity

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
248-370-4200
studentaffairs@oakland.edu

 

Graduate Research Assistantship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Merit-based (high GPA and GMAT and/or GRE scores) and must be a Master’s graduate business student
  • Use the application link below to apply on Handshake

Amount: 9 credits of tuition & $3,207 stipend per term of appointment

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Business Administration

Renewal: Eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
Paul Trumbull
248-370-3287
trumbull@oakland.edu

 

Harriet Nadine Agler Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current OU undergraduate or graduate student with a 2.50 GPA or higher

Amount: $1,000

Application: This scholarship requires an application. Application deadline is March 16, 2020.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Division of Student Affairs and Diversity

Renewal: Eligible for renewal with application.

Contact Information:
248-370-4200
studentaffairs@oakland.edu

 

Harry Hahn Reading Endowment Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full or part-time doctoral student or part-time faculty members in the Department of Reading and Language Arts

Amount: varies

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Education and Human Services

Renewal: Eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
School of Education and Human Services
sehs@oakland.edu

 

Islamovic-Skomski Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate declared Accounting major with major standing who is going to enroll in the MAcc program
  • Has exhibited an outstanding academic performance
  • Minimum GPA of 3.4

Amount: $1,000

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Department of Accounting and Finance

Renewal: Eligible for renewal with application.

Contact Information:
Sally Galloway
248-370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

 

Japanese Government Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The applicant must be an international student.
  • International students currently studying in Japanese universities and outside are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • The candidates must have to accept the offer from Tottori University.
  • Candidates must be intended to apply for the undergraduate masters and doctoral degree program.

Amount: varies

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process:  Awarded by the Japanese Government

Renewal: Eligible for renewal with application.

 

Jacqueline I. Lougheed Educational Leadership (Masters) Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate student enrolled in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Completed a minimum of 24 credit hours in the program
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA in the program
  • Submit two letters of recommendations from faculty members in the Department of Organizational Leadership
  • One letter of recommendation from an immediate supervisor or school principal at the applicant’s place of employment
  • Submit essay at least 500 words outlining interest in the program

Amount: $1,000-$2,000 (amount varies)

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Education and Human Services

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
School of Education and Human Services
sehs@oakland.edu

 

Jacqueline I. Lougheed Endowed Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate student enrolled in the Educational Leadership program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Submit an essay of at least 500 words on their interest in educational leadership, their personal goals, and their professional goals for the next five years

Amount: $1,000-$4,000 (amount varies)

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Education and Human Services

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
School of Education and Human Services
sehs@oakland.edu

 

Luellen Ramey Humanistic Counseling Endowed Scholarship

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 completed in the program

Amount: $1,000 - $1,500 (amount may vary)

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Education and Human Services

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
School of Education and Human Services
sehs@oakland.edu

 

Marty Nowosielski Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Non-traditional student
  • Be a declared accounting major and have achieved major standing
  • Currently enrolled in at least one accounting major course at OU at either the undergraduate or graduate level of study
  • Have a minimum 3.4 GPA

Amount: $1,500

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Department of Accounting and Finance

Renewal: Eligible for renewal with application.

Contact Information:
Sally Galloway
248-370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

 

Mary Kay Davis Writers Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student who attends the annual Writers Conference at Oakland University

Amount: varies

Application: An application is not required, the scholarship is automatically awarded.

Selection Process: Awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
College of Arts and Sciences
cas@oakland.edu 

 

Nancy (Bloom) Stern Memorial Award in MAT - Reading Education

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate student pursuing a degree in Reading and Language Arts
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching students to read
  • An essay of 500 words or less describing what (or who) inspired you to want to teach children to read and also the importance of physical books in early childhood education

Amount: $1,500

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Education and Human Services

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
School of Education and Human Services
sehs@oakland.edu

 

NHK International Corporation Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full time in the School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA
  • Intends to major in engineering
  • Demonstrate professionalism and the ability to collaborate with others
  • Consideration given to 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

Amount: varies

Application: This scholarship requires an application. Application deadline is February 21, 2020.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Engineering and Computer Science

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
Carmen Etienne
248-370-2201
etienne@oakland.edu

 

Oakland University in Macomb County Graduate Tuition Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be an Oakland University admitted graduate degree-seeking student
  • Be enrolled at least half-time in Oakland University credits not including credits for course competency examinations, audit courses, and continuing education courses
  • Meet the Oakland University Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Amount: up to $1,000

Application: This scholarship requires an application. Application deadline is Fall - July 15; Winter - November 15.

Selection Process: Awarded by Macomb County Outreach

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
Cheryl Rhodey
586-263-6424
rhodey@oakland.edu

 

OU Canadian/Mexican Graduate Tuition Differential Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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*
  • 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.
  • Must enroll full-time (8+ credits) each semester

Amount: Difference between in-state tuition rate and out-of-state tuition rate

Application: An application is not required, the scholarship is automatically awarded.

Selection Process: Awarded by Graduate Admissions

Renewal: Eligible for renewal.

 

OU Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver program is administered by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR)
  • Application information can be accessed on MDCR website, or by contacting MDCR at 110 W. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800, Lansing, MI 48933, or at (231) 439-5247
  • The MDCR notifies Oakland University of student eligibility
  • Oakland University will verify the following: The student must be admitted to an Oakland University degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate/professional program, eligible certificate program, or be completing preparatory coursework for a degree program at Oakland University; and the student must provide adequate proof of Michigan residency for not less than 12 consecutive months; and awards are only applicable to registered Oakland University courses which are part of the degree program (excludes credit be exam, auditing, CLEP, consortium credits, continuing education, professional development, guest, high school, non-degree, etc.); and the student meet the requirements of the Oakland University Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)

Amount: varies

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by Student Financial Services

 

OU Non-Resident Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All graduate admission requirements and deadlines must be met
  • Have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (or the equivalent of 3.0 in any grading scale other than a 4.0 scale) or above
  • Entering graduate student to an OU graduate degree program as a non-Michigan resident (maintain non-residency and assessed non-resident tuition rates)
  • Enrolled as a full-time (eight credits) graduate student

Amount: Varies

Application: An application is not required, the scholarship is automatically awarded.

Selection Process: Oakland University Graduate School

Renewal: Eligible for renewal.

 

OU Senior Citizen Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must be 65 years or older as of the first day of the semester
  • Admitted to an eligible degree or certificate program
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time
  • Scholarship applies only to courses taken for credit
  • Must be a Michigan resident
  • Must meet the Standards of Academic Progress

Amount: Varies

Application: An application is not required, the scholarship is automatically awarded.

Selection Process: Awarded by Student Financial Services

Renewal: Eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
248-370-2550
finservices@oakland.edu

 

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate declared Accounting major with major standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.4 in accounting courses
  • Must be public accounting oriented (CPA track)
  • Has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extracurricular activities

Amount: $1,500

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Department of Accounting and Finance

Renewal: Eligible for renewal with application.

Contact Information:
Sally Galloway
248-370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

 

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Scholarship-MAcc

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate declared Accounting major with major standing who is going to be enrolled in the MAcc program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.4
  • Currently enrolled in a least one Accounting major course at OU
  • Has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extracurricular activities

Amount: $1,500

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Department of Accounting and Finance

Renewal: Eligible for renewal with application.

Contact Information:
Sally Galloway
248-370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

 

Pure Oakland Water Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Environmental Science majors or graduate students in Biology or Chemistry with a focus on the environment and water quality
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Amount: $3,000

Application: This scholarship requires an application. Application deadline is October 9, 2019.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Department of Chemistry

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
David Szlag
szlag@oakland.edu

 

Returning Alumni Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Previously earned at least one degree from Oakland University
  • Enrolled full time in a graduate degree program
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Application: This scholarship requires an application. Application deadline is March 1, 2020.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Oakland University Alumni Association

Renewal: Eligible for renewal.

 

Robert Uptegraff Sr. Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate declared Accounting major with major standing who is going to be enrolled in the MAcc program
  • Currently enrolled in a least one Accounting major course at OU
  • Has exhibited an outstanding combination of academic performance and extracurricular activities

Amount: $1,500

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Department of Accounting and Finance

Renewal: Eligible for renewal with application.

Contact Information:
Sally Galloway
248-370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

 

Ron Cramer and W. Dorsey Hammond Reading Legacy Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Doctoral students enrolled in the Department of Reading and Language Arts
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Student must be within the first seven years of their doctoral program

Amount: $1,000 - $1,500 (amount may vary)

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Education and Human Services

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
School of Education and Human Services
sehs@oakland.edu

 

Safety Engineering Laboratories Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate students who have declared Occupational Safety and Health or Environment Health and Safety as their major, are enrolled full or part-time and maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 or
  • Graduate students who have enrolled full or part-time in the Master of Science in Safety Management program or any successor program and have a GPA of at least 3.5 in the Master’s program
  • Renewability: Students may apply annually as long as the student continues to meet the criteria
  • Candidates may be a part-time student at the time of application, but must be enrolled in at least 24 credit hours during the academic year that they receive the scholarship
  • A junior who has received the scholarship may apply for renewal for their senior year provided they have maintained at least a 3.5 GPA in the major

Amount: $4,000

Application: This scholarship requires an application. Application deadline is December 2, 2020.

Selection Process: Awarded by Environmental Health and Safety

Renewal: Eligible for renewal with application.

Contact Information:
Dr. Tom Schenk
248-364-8686
schenk2@oakland.edu

 

SEHS Graduate Tuition Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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

Amount: varies

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Education and Human Services

Renewal: Eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
School of Education and Human Services
sehs@oakland.edu

 

Settlemoir Dzwik Academic Leadership Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Doctoral students enrolled in the Department of Organizational Leadership in the School of Education and Human Services
  • Cognate in Higher Education
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Amount: $1,000 - $2,000 (amount may vary)

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Education and Human Services

Renewal: Eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
School of Education and Human Services
sehs@oakland.edu

 

Sidney W. Graber Memorial Endowed Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student pursuing a graduate degree in Special Education in the Department of Human Development and Child Studies
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Preference is given to students who have completed 12 hours of graduate coursework
  • Consideration may be given for financial need

Amount: $1,000

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Education and Human Services

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
School of Education and Human Services
sehs@oakland.edu

 

Stephen R. and Leah P. Vartanian Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with permanent disabilities
  • Preference given to students who are confined to a wheelchair and demonstrate financial need

Amount: varies

Application: This scholarship requires an application. Application deadline is November 1.

Selection Process: Awarded by Disability Support Services

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
248-370-3266
dss@oakland.edu

 

Stoney Creek Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution - Rosamond P. Haeberle Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate students who have achieved junior class standing or graduate students
  • Enrolled full time or part time
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Preference will be given to students who are registered members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution or Children of the American Revolution
  • Preference given for students who demonstrate the greatest financial need

Amount: varies

Application: An application is not required, the scholarship is automatically awarded.

Selection Process: Awarded by Student Financial Services

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

 

Tapestry Scholarship for Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership (Ed. D.) Students

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Doctoral student enrolled in the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership Program
  • Preference given to students with a Lean Leadership Graduate Certificate as their doctoral cognate
  • GPA 3.5 or higher

Amount: varies

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Education and Human Services

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
School of Education and Human Services
sehs@oakland.edu

 

The Betty and Kiichi Usui Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student engaged in some form of Asian studies and/or through their services promotes cultural understanding between eastern and western cultures

Amount: varies

Application: An application is not required, the scholarship is automatically awarded.

Selection Process: Awarded by Student Financial Services

 

Toni S. and Kenneth Walters Student Literacy Endowment

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
  • Preference given to students who have demonstrated service in the field of literacy at Oakland University or through a community service organization

Amount: $1,000 - $2,000 (amount may vary)

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Education and Human Services

Renewal: Eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
School of Education and Human Services
sehs@oakland.edu

 

UHY Distinguished Accounting Leadership Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Master of Accounting (MAcc) student or an undergraduate declared Accounting major with major standing who is going to be enrolled in the MAcc program
  • Has exhibited a combination of outstanding academic performance and leadership skills
  • Minimum GPA of 3.3 in accounting courses taken at OU
  • Person must have demonstrated leadership skills which include:
  • Taken risks in classroom projects to deliver a 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

Amount: $1,000

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Department of Accounting and Finance

Renewal: Eligible for renewal with application.

Contact Information:
Sally Galloway
248-370-4288
shafer@oakland.edu

 

Vicente Fox Quesada Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full time or part-time enrolled students
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for undergraduates or minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduate students and demonstrate the ability to successfully complete their educational programs
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to acquire knowledge of Mexican culture, Mexican history, Mexican-American relations, cross-cultural relations, languages, international relations, or international business
  • Consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate a potential for furthering Mexican-American Relationships and/or cross-cultural understanding
  • Applicants seeking continuing education assistance must have a strong desire for lifelong learning and show how continuing education courses at OU will assist them in their personal and/or professional career development. Classes may be taken for credit, non-credit, or as continuing education (CE) credits

Amount: varies

Application: An application is not required, the scholarship is automatically awarded.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Provost

Renewal: Eligible for renewal.

 

Wesley Brooks Bennett Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate student enrolled full time in the Research Thesis Master program (or its successor) In the Department of Chemistry
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Amount: varies

Application: An application is not required, the scholarship is automatically awarded.

Selection Process: Awarded by the Chemistry Department

Renewal: Eligible for renewal.

Contact Information:
College of Arts and Sciences
cas@oakland.edu 

 

William and Diana Mitzelfeld Scholarship Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate student fully enrolled in their plan of study and have completed at least one semester in the nursing program or graduate student enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours
  • Minimum 3.7 GPA for undergraduates and 3.5 for graduates

Amount: up to $2,500

Application: This scholarship requires an application.

Selection Process: Awarded by the School of Nursing

Renewal: Not eligible for renewal.

Fellowships

 


King/Chavez/Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program

The King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program (KCP) was designed to increase the pool of traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education. We encourage applications from minorities, women, people with disabilities and individuals with cultural, linguistic, geographic and socio-economic backgrounds who would otherwise not adequately be represented in the graduate student and faculty populations. Preference will not be given to applicants on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, or national origin. Future Faculty Fellowship graduates are obligated to teach in a postsecondary institution or administration for three years.

Federal Traineeship Grants

The School of Nursing applies each year for Federal Traineeship Grants. Funds for the traineeship come from the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The purpose is to support traineeships for licensed registered nurses enrolled as full-time graduate students, first-year Nurse Anesthesia students, part-time students in the last 12 months of their program, or full-time students beyond the twelfth month of study in a master’s nurse anesthesia program.

Financial assistance

Additional financial aid available to graduate students includes Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Work-Study employment, and short-term loans. Please visit Financial Aid for detailed information on financial aid processing and programs.