In 1991, a partnership began between Oakland Schools and DENSO International to fund scholarships for students attending Oakland Schools Technical Campuses. Since then, more than $415,000 has been given to students in technical studies programs who have not only been outstanding scholars, but leaders in and out of the classroom.

Now known as the Scholarships for Success Awards Program, $25,000 in scholarships was awarded during the 2021-22 academic year. Scholarship awards are based on interest and participation in Career Technical Education, academic achievement and career goals. Successful applicants may use the scholarship funds at any accredited, post-secondary institution, trade school or apprenticeship program.

2022-23 Application Information

The Oakland Schools Education Foundation proudly offers the Scholarships for Success program to help ensure you can take the next step in your education, whether it is at a college/university, trade school or apprenticeship program.

We are pleased to invite seniors attending one of the Oakland Schools Technical Campuses (OSTC) to apply for the Scholarships for Success Award Program. This year we will also be awarding the Bonnie Crowson Scholarship, two (2) $1,000 scholarships for one student each at the Northwest and Southeast campuses in the Health Sciences program.

All applications are due Friday, February 17, 2023 (deadline extended).

To be considered for these scholarships, a student must:

1. Be a senior student at one of the OSTC campuses.
2. Have an overall GPA of at least 2.0.
3. Have a career technical education (CTE) program GPA of at least 3.0 (either at OSTC or a district CTE program).
4. Intend to pursue studies at a two or four-year college/university, apprenticeship or trade school.

Application Instructions:
**ONCE YOU START THE APPLICATION, YOU WILL NEED TO FINISH IT IN ONE SITTING. GOOGLE FORMS WILL NOT SAVE YOUR WORK. YOU CAN ACCESS A SAMPLE APPLICATION ON THE OSTC WEBSITE SO THAT YOU CAN DETERMINE WHAT INFORMATION YOU NEED BEFORE BEGINNING YOUR APPLICATION.**

  1. You must submit the Google application by Friday, February 17, 2023.
  2. Your application must include the following items:
    a. A copy of your high school transcript.
    b. A minimum of two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or employer, etc. *One letter of recommendation MUST be from an OSTC campus staff member. The other letter MUST be from someone who knows you in another capacity.*
    NEW THIS YEAR: Recommendations MUST be submitted via Google Form.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the information provided in the application including essay questions, letters of recommendation and CTE interest and involvement.

Links:

2023 Scholarship Application

Sample Application

2023 Recommendation Letter Form