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Gina and Jeff Petherick Endowed Scholarship Award

Gina Petherick received her Human Resource Development degree from Oakland University in 2000. Hard work, dedication and perseverance gave Gina the ability to complete her degree while maintaining other responsibilities as wife, mother and friend to so many. The realization that God pursued and strengthened her through the hard times led to her commitment to following Jesus Christ the same year of her graduation, and her life has not been the same since. As she has come to understand love and grace, she has discovered that life’s real purpose is found in serving others. She has lived this through her family life, countless hours of volunteering, as well as mission trips in the U.S. and abroad.

The Gina and Jeff Petherick Endowed Scholarship was created to help those pursuing a Human Resource Development degree, whose lives are guided by strong values and principles, and who possess a desire to love and serve others less fortunate as they journey through life.

Award Information

This non-renewable award is approximately $1,000-$2,000 and may vary year to year. The scholarship may be used for tuition and books. 

Criteria for the Gina and Jeff Petherick Endowed Scholarship:

  • Full or part-time undergraduate student with a declared major in the Human Resource Development program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall as well as in coursework in the declared major
  • Completed application and essay. The essay should detail the student's interest in his or her prospective career in the field of Human Resource Development and include insights on the importance of ethics, compassion and service to others.

2013 Petherick recipient Emily Sohn with and Mr. and Mrs. Petherick and SEHS Interim Dean Bob Maxfield

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If you would like to help the Petherick 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 Advising office at (248) 370-4182.

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:

HRD Advising Office
363 Pawley Hall
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-4182

Marianna Stepp
Jessica Stocker
2013  Emily Sohn
2012 Amanda Kmetz
2011 Timera Waddell
2010 Stefanie Bair
Ashley Lorano
Brad Atkins
Karianne Dutrieux
2007 Rebecca Mastrangelo
2006 Alicia Bergen