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Keane/Demarest Endowment for Berkley School District Students Online Application

Dr. William Keane, retired associate professor and past interim dean for the School of Education and Human Services, and his wife Geraldine A. Keane have established an endowment in honor of Mrs. Keane’s sister, Irene Demarest. The Keanes have lived a life dedicated to helping others, particularly through the attainment of a quality education. Dr. William Keane served the field of education as a teacher in junior high, high school, community college and university settings, and as a superintendent of the Berkley School District in Oakland County and the Oakland Intermediate School District. At Oakland University he served as program coordinator, department chair and interim dean for two years. Mrs. Geraldine Keane served as a general education and special education teacher in New York and in Clawson Public Schools in Oakland County. 

Dr. and Mrs. Keane have a desire to continue to support students while also honoring Mrs. Keane’s sister, Irene Demarest. The Keane / Demarest Endowment is to support undergraduate students from the Berkley School District who are pursuing a degree in education. An award committee will select the awardee. The winner will be notified of the award by mail. The Keane / Demarest Endowment is renewable for up to four years for recipients who continue to meet the criteria.

This award is renewable each year for up to 4 consecutive years as long as the applicant continues to meet the eligibility criteria, including maintaing a 3.0 GPA in his/her OU coursework.
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Please enter the last four numbers of your G number.

Only the last four numbers of your G number are required.
If you do not have a G number, list "Not Applicable."

What is your current or intended major at Oakland University?
List any minors you are or would be interested in pursuing.

If you do not have a minor, list "Not Applicable."

At the time of application, are you currently enrolled at Oakland University?

You can check more than one response.

I will be attending Oakland University in the following semester:
Number of Credits Completed
What is your anticipated graduation date?

List the month and year (mm / yyyy or mm - yyyy)

How many credit hours do you have planned for the upcoming fall and winter semesters?
List your current place of employment, and if you work full or part time.

If you currently do not have a job, list "Not Applicable."

If you are the recipient of this award, the award will be applied towards your tuition for the upcoming fall and winter semesters. Indicate below if you would like the award for different semeters.

If selected as the recipient, the award would apply to your student account. You can select more than one semester. If more than 1 semester is selected, the award will be applied evenly to the semesters selected. Awards cannot be applied to semesters that have already begun.

Describe, in at least 500 words, how you developed your interest in elementary education, your professional objectives, and the reasons you are applying for this award.

It is strongly recommended that you first type and edit your response in a blank document, then copy and paste into the text box.

By checking the boxes below, you agree to the following:

If you are selected as a recipient, you will be held to these agreements. Your application cannot be considered without all four statements being agreed to by the applicant.

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Thank you for applying for the Keane/Demarest Endowment for Berkley School District Students. Your application will be reviewed by an award committee, and you will be notified via mail. If you have any questions about the Keane/Demarest Award or have any issues completing this online form, email sehs@oakland.edu. Your email will be read and responded to by the next business day. Thank you.
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