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Doris J. Dressler Scholarship

Description
The Doris J. Dressler Scholarship was established by Doris J. Dressler to support undergraduate students majoring in English at Oakland University. The award may be given to an Arts and Sciences major from another Humanities department if an English major does not meet the qualifications. The award is supported by an endowment administered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Defining the Awards: Scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate students majoring in English, Creative Writing, and Cinema Studies.

Eligibility for the Dressler Scholarship in English, Creative Writing, and Cinema Studies
Applicants:
Preferably in Junior or Senior Year
Hardworking student demonstrating definite academic promise and financial need. (Financial need will be determined by coordinating with Oakland University Financial Aid Office.

Applications:
1). Applicants must complete a cover sheet and provide a personal statement arguing your worthiness of this award, demonstrating a hardworking student with definite academic promise and financial need.
2). Provide letters of recommendation from two faculty member.
3). Provide a copy of current official OU transcript.
4). Download and complete application form
5). Return completed applications to 544 O'Dowd Hall.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.


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Amount$1,500
*This scholarship requires an application.
Contact
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Professor Kevin Laam
(248) 370-2251
laam@oakland.edu

Holzbock Humanities Scholarships

Description

The Holzbock Scholarships were established by Werner Holzbock to support undergraduate students majoring in humanities disciplines at Oakland University.  The award is supported by an endowment administered by the College of Arts and Sciences.  Department of English majors are invited to apply for The Werner Holzbock Humanities Scholarship in the amount range of $1,000-$2,000 for two academic semesters of fall and winter. 


Eligibility Requirements:
  • Candidates should have completed 62 credits (i.e., be entering their Junior or Senior Year)
  • Must show a 3.0 GPA overall and at least a 3.6 in major
  • At least 16 of the English credits must have been earned at OU
  • Provide recommendation letters from two Faculty members
  • Provide a letter explaining why the candidate should be a recipient of this scholarship and how studying literature has influenced the candidate’s intellectual perspectives
  • Provide a copy of a current OU transcript
Application:

Applicants should complete the application form and write a letter arguing their worthiness for the award. Submission must include your email, phone number, and mailing address. Direct this letter to the following address:

Professor Kevin Laam
Coordinator of the Holzbock Humanities Scholarship
Department of English/
501 O’Dowd Hall
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309-4479

Award:

  • The Award will be applied to student tuition
  • Recipients will be required to enroll at OU for at least 12 credits in each of the two terms
  • These credits need not be in the major
  • Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.


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    Amount$1,000-$2,000
    *This scholarship requires an application.
    Contact
    Information
    Professor Kevin Laam
    248 370 2251
    laam@oakland.edu

    Mr. and Mrs. Roger Kyes Scholarship

    DescriptionThe Kyes Scholarship was established by Mr.and Mrs. Roger Kyes to support undergraduate students majoring in English at Oakland University. The award is supported by an endowment administered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Defining the Awards: Scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate students majoring in English.

    Eligibility for the Kyes Scholarship in English: Applicants must match the following criteria:

    • Completed 62 credits (i.e. be entering their Junior or Senior Year)
    • A minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and at least 3.6 in their major
    • Earned at least 16 credits in their major at Oakland University

    Applications: Please complete the following application process.

    1). Applicants must complete a cover sheet and provide a personal statement arguing their worthiness of this award
    2). Provide letters of recommendation from two faculty members.
    3). Provide a copy of current official OU transcript.
    4). Download and complete the Kyes Application Form.
    5). Return completed applications to 544 O'Dowd Hall.

    Award:

  • The Award will be applied to student tuition
  • Recipients will be required to enroll at OU for at least 12 credits in each of the two terms
  • These credits need not be in the major


  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.


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    Amount$2,000
    *This scholarship requires an application.
    Contact
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    Professor Kevin Laam
    (248) 370-2251
    laam@oakland.edu

    Stein and Alpiner Tuition Award

    DescriptionApplications are now being accepted for the Stein and Alpiner Tuition Award in the Department of English

    Description:
    The Stein and Alpiner Tuition Award was established by Tobye S. Stein (and Neal Alpiner) to support undergraduate student majors from the department of English at Oakland University.

    Defining the Awards:  Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate student majors of English.

    Eligibility for the Stein and Alpiner Tuition Award
    Applicants:
    Preferably in Junior or Senior Year
    Hardworking student demonstrating definite academic promise and financial need.  Financial need will be determined by coordinating with Oakland University Financial Aid Office.

    Applications:
    Applicants must complete a cover sheet and provide a personal statement arguing your worthiness of this award, demonstrating a hardworking student with definite academic promise and financial need.
    Provide letters of recommendation from two faculty member.
    Provide a copy of current official OU transcript.
    Application form (e-attachment). Return completed applications to 544 O'Dowd Hall.

    Award:
    The award will be applied to student tuition.

    Application Deadline
    : Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Amount
    $500

    Contact Information:
    Professor Kevin Laam
    (248) 370-2251


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    *This scholarship requires an application.

    The Jenna Balabuch Study Abroad Scholarship

    DescriptionThe Jenna Balabuch Study-Abroad Award for English Majors provides one scholarship award annually, in memory of OU English major and English Honor Society member Jenna Balabuch, to an OU English major planning to study abroad; the award is intended especially for participants in the British Studies at Oxford Program. The amount of the award will depend on the amount available in the fund but will ordinarily be approximately $300.


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    Amount$300
    *This scholarship requires an application.
    Contact
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    Office of International Education
    (248) 370-2889
    ie@oakland.edu