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George R. and Helen Klein Memorial Scholarship

Barry Klein, a 1968 graduate of Oakland University, established the George R. and Helen Klein Memorial Scholarship in 1997 in honor of his parents. He credits OU for teaching him to think critically and question why things are the way they are. He authored the book Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll, and the royalties are used to fund this scholarship in support of students with an interest in substance-abuse counseling.

Since his graduation, Barry has continued his involvement with Oakland University. He co-chaired the alumni component of the University’s Enduring Legacy Capstone Campaign, served as the President of the Oakland University Alumni Association, and has been the recipient of both the Distinguished Alumni Service Award and the OU Alumni Spirit Award. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Oakland University Foundation. Barry feels it’s important to help students because they will, in turn, give back to the community.

Award Information

In order to qualify for the $1,000 - $2,000 (amount may vary) award, you must be an graduate student in the Counseling department. Two awards will be distributed in the fall 2012 semester, and two additional awards will be available in the winter 2013 semester. 

Additional requirements include:

  • Being enrolled in a counseling program, with a primary interest in substance-abuse counseling, education or treatment
  • Maintaining a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Financial need may be considered

2013 Klein recipients Serena Eatmon and Dawn Sandoval

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If you would like to help the Klein Memorial Scholarship grow, you can give online or contact the School of Education and Human Services development office at or (248) 370-4233. 

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To request a paper application, email or contact the Counseling department at (248) 370-4179.

Application Deadline

February 6, 2015

Applicants are notified at the end of term prior to term in which award is to be used.

For further information, contact:

Counseling Department Chair
491B Pawley Hall
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-4179

Jill Farber-Bramson
Michelle Gaits
Andrea Kott
2013 Serena Eatmon
Dawn Sandoval
Brian Wummel
2012 Serena Eatmon
Dawn Watters
Brian Wummel
2011 Tamara Shirey
Tiffanye Teagarden
2010 Megan Wencley
Laverne Santangelo
John Tihansky
2008 Kim Szajna
2007 Scott Hall
Kyna Burton