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, 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.
2023-24 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 will be awarding $27,000 in scholarships in 2024!
We are pleased to invite seniors attending one of the Oakland Schools Technical Campuses (OSTC) to apply for the Scholarships for Success Award Program.
To be considered for these scholarships, a student must:
1. Be a senior student at one of the OSTC campuses.
2. Intend to continue your studies at a two or four-year college/university, apprenticeship or trade school.
**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 February 9, 2024.
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, mentor, employer, etc.
Letters of Recommendation:
One letter of recommendation MUST be from an an individual that you have interacted with in your CTE studies such as an OSTC teacher or counselor, high school CTE teacher, work/work study employer, CTE club/activity team leader/mentor, etc.
The other letter MUST be from someone who knows you in another capacity. You can attach the letters to your application or they can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Application deadline: February 9, 2024
Awards will be presented at the CTE Recognition event on the evening of Monday, April 22, 2024.
Please contact Andrea Berry, Executive Director, with questions at 248.209.2434 or email@example.com.
Application Link: https://forms.gle/yYPZYDdXFsfiUbv9A