Our Donors

Welcome! Through your empowering philanthropy, our neighbors achieve self-sufficiency through high quality certificate and degree programs. Parents seeking to advance themselves and raise their children feel our caring and support. The student facing a financial crisis receives emergency aid to persevere. Ultimately, local employers sustain and grow their businesses with a skilled workforce.

We’d like to thank you for your contribution and support that helps us continue our mission.

AAUW Birmingham Branch

AAUW Birmingham Branch

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Birmingham Branch devote many hours to raising funds for scholarships and other endeavors that support AAUW’s mission of promoting education and equity for women and girls.

AAUW Farmington Branch

AAUW Farmington Branch

Farmington AAUW (American Association of University Women) has been a part of the community since September 27, 1951. The AAUW organization was founded in 1881. The AAUW mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and...

AAUW Northville-Novi Branch

AAUW Northville-Novi Branch

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Northville-Novi Branch was established in 1975 to promote equity and education for women and girls in the Northville-Novi area. We currently have 100+ members. The Branch supports a number of community action...

Allen J. Bogucki memorial (by OCC Faculty Association)

Allen J. Bogucki memorial (by OCC Faculty Association)

The Allen J. Bogucki Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide financial assistance to students.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated - Iota Rho Lamda Chapter of Pontiac, Michigan

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated - Iota Rho Lamda Chapter of Pontiac, Michigan

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was founded on December 4, 1906, at Cornell University, by seven African-American students. The Fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students. The Founders and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded...

Angelo Evangelista memorial (by his sons)

Angelo Evangelista memorial (by his sons)

The Angelo Evangelista Construction Management Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of Angelo Evangelista, founder of the Tony Angelo Cement Construction Company, by his sons. First priority will be given to residents of Oakland County, then Wayne and Macomb...

Anne Greenstein

Anne Greenstein

Harold and Esther Ellias took their daughter Anne to concerts at a young age, and encouraged her to study music privately. About a year after she completed her Master’s degree at the University of Michigan, Anne decided to further her education at Oakland Community...

Anonymous Donor

Anonymous Donor

An anonymous donor established this scholarship to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued progress, and provide financial assistance to students.

Barbara F. Ball memorial (by AFSCME Local 2042)

Barbara F. Ball memorial (by AFSCME Local 2042)

Barbara Ball was a longtime member of AFSCME Local 2042’s Classified union at Oakland Community College. Local 2042 consists of Classified staff at OCC who provide a variety of support services to students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis. Classified staff are...

Barbara Frey & Nicholas Thines

Barbara Frey & Nicholas Thines

Barbara Frey taught at Oakland Community College for 29 years in the Biology department. During that time she frequently taught Anatomy and Physiology – important subjects for students preparing themselves for careers in health. She saw again and again the struggles...

Barbara Whiting, RN memorial (by her family)

Barbara Whiting, RN memorial (by her family)

This fund is established for students at Oakland Community College to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage their continued progress, and provide financial assistance toward achieving their educational goals. It will be administered according to the following...

Barton Malow Company

Barton Malow Company

Barton Malow Company is an American-owned construction management firm that was founded in 1924. Barton Malow Company’s core purpose is to build people, projects and communities. These goals and our company’s purpose stem from a 90 plus-year history of company...

Blinn B. Rush & Barbara Ann Rush tribute (by Cathy Rush)

Blinn B. Rush & Barbara Ann Rush tribute (by Cathy Rush)

This fund is established for students at Oakland Community College to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage their continued progress, and provide financial assistance toward achieving their educational goals. It will be administered according to the following...

Brian & Michelle Walsh

Brian & Michelle Walsh

James Stawara was a member of the Culinary Arts Faculty at the Orchard Ridge Campus of Oakland Community College. He was respected and well liked by students and peers. His colleagues and friends, Brian and Michelle Walsh, established this scholarship in his memory.

Bryan A. Bowden memorial (by his family & friends)

Bryan A. Bowden memorial (by his family & friends)

“This scholarship was created to honor the memory of our son, Bryan. Horticulture and landscaping became Bryan’s passion in life and he would be delighted to know that others will have the opportunity to follow in his footsteps and fulfill their dreams as well. Bryan...

Camille Sneed memorial (by her family and friends)

Camille Sneed memorial (by her family and friends)

In May 2015, Registered Nurse Camille Sneed, an OCC Nursing graduate, passed away unexpectedly. Our goal is to bring a positive light to our Nursing community after such a tragic loss. Camille was a 2013 OCC Nursing graduate. While at OCC, Camille was a constant...

Carney-Herndon Family

Carney-Herndon Family

The Carney Herndon Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide financial assistance to students pursuing a Culinary degree.

Carol Benson & Maria Culley

Carol Benson & Maria Culley

Clifford and Jeanne Benson placed a high value on education for themselves, their five children, and six grandchildren. Carol Benson, an OCC librarian since 1997, established the Clifford and Jeanne Benson Endowed Scholarship so that, like her, others could have...

Carole Bennett & Anthony Wahlman

Carole Bennett & Anthony Wahlman

Carole Bennett and Anthony Wahlman think that education is the cornerstone of a good community. They are thrilled to be able to help support students as they work to enrich their education, their job opportunities, and their future.

Cervantes-Paramo Families

Cervantes-Paramo Families

Education has always been a priority among our families as well as a key to opening doors in the future. With that, this scholarship aims to encourage students from Spanish-speaking households to begin or continue their college education. Particular appreciation is...

Charles Weisbaum

Charles Weisbaum

This scholarship was established by Charles Weisbuam in memory of his wife Sharyn “Shari” Weisbaum. Sharyn was a faculty member in the Oakland Community College ESL Department from 1996 to 2010. She led the ESL department at the Royal Oak and Southfield campuses...

Cheryl A. Kozell

Cheryl A. Kozell

In memory of her husband, Gregory Kozell, Cheryl established this scholarship. There is nothing that would make Greg Kozell happier than to know there is a scholarship at Oakland Community College in his memory. Greg spent his life serving his country and his...

Cheryl Feinberg Endowed Scholarship

Cheryl Feinberg Endowed Scholarship

The family of Cheryl Feinberg established this endowed scholarship in her memory. Cheryl loved reading and always wanted to be a writer. She traveled the world, loved life and always helped others. The family hopes that this scholarship will not only honor...

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute’s Great Lakes Chapter, in partnership with the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Foundation, is dedicated to supporting the future of the reinforced concrete construction industry through academic scholarships for students...

Daniel W. Doidge memorial (by his family)

Daniel W. Doidge memorial (by his family)

Daniel W. Doidge graduated from OCC in April 1989 in Liberal Arts. He transferred to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. As part of his course work at Michigan, he began internships and work experience in early...

Daughters of the American Revolution, John Sackett Chapter

Daughters of the American Revolution, John Sackett Chapter

The John Sackett Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is based in Redford, Michigan. The chapter was organized November 8, 1941 at Botsford Inn, Farmington Township. There were eighteen organizing members present, ten of whom were...

Dave Hamilton

Dave Hamilton

Dave Hamilton, retired President of Auch Construction. Mr. Hamilton established the scholarship to encourage students to pursue a degree in Construction Management.

David Ceci

David Ceci

This scholarship was established to offer financial support to students who received high scores on their physical fitness test for the Oakland Police Academy.

David Randall memorial (by his family)

David Randall memorial (by his family)

David R. Randall, PhD was a long-time faculty member, donor, and mentor to OCC students. He began his career as a mechanical engineer, but switched to education in the late 1950s as the country focused on improving the quality of our math and science education during...

David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation

David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation

David W. Elliott was a local business owner who died of kidney failure. Elliott said he gained a great appreciation for the nursing profession while being treated for kidney disease and wanted to support the education and training of future nurses.