School of Education and Human Services

Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
248 370 3050

Gina and Jeff

            Jeff and Gina Petherick
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To request a paper application, email or contact the Advising office at
(248) 370-4182.

Application Deadline
February 9, 2018

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

Scholarship Recipients

2017  Elaina Bicego
          Cesante Ward
2016  Sara Costa
          Sarah Dyson
          Samantha Malburg
2015  Laura Jean La Douceur
2014  Marianna Stepp
          Jessica Stocker
2013  Emily Sohn
2012  Amanda Kmetz
2011  Timera Waddell
2010  Stefanie Bair
2009  Ashley Lorano
2008  Brad Atkins
          Karianne Dutrieux
2007  Rebecca Mastrangelo
2006  Alicia  Bergen

Gina and Jeff Petherick Endowed Scholarship Award

Gina and Jeff Petherick Endowed Scholarship Award

Gina Petherick received her bachelor’s degree in human resource development 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. She came to understand love and grace; she discovered that life’s real purpose is found in serving others. She has lived this through her family life and 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 degree in human resource development, 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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • full or part-time undergraduate student with a declared major in the Human Resource Development program
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, as well as in coursework for the major
  • essay detailing the student’s interest in his or her prospective career in the field of Human Resource Development, including insights into the importance of ethics, compassion and service to others

Award Information:

The Gina and Jeff Petherick Endowed Scholarship is approximately a $1,000-2,000 award given each year. Recipients of this award may not re-apply in future years.

 Petherick Scholarship Award Winner

2017 scholarship recipients Cesante Ward and Elaina Bicego with Associate Dean Michael MacDonald

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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.