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Exclusive Honors College Scholarships

In addition to all the wonderful scholarship offered by Oakland University, Honors College students have many more exclusive scholarships that are available.  The Student Financial Services department manages all scholarships that are Honors College exclusives except those that are awarded directly by The Honors College (listed below).  Please refer to the related tabs for more information.  

  • The Pescovitz Presidential Scholar "Top-Up" Scholarship
  • Moceri Scholars Scholarship
  • Donna & Walt Young Study Abroad Scholarship

Pescovitz Presidential Top-Up Scholarship for
Incoming Freshman
who are already
"Platinum" Recipients

Freshman who are Platinum Presidential Scholarship recipients are eligible for the Pescovitz Presidential Scholarship. Selected freshman students will receive a "top up" to a four-year, full-tuition scholarship. Through this significant investment, OU and the Honors College aim to develop a diverse and multidisciplinary group of future leaders that will address our country’s biggest questions and solve our most daunting challenges.

In addition to receiving OU’s most considerable merit scholarship, Pescovitz Presidential Scholars receive four years of enhanced mentoring from faculty and the dean of the Honors College. Throughout their time at OU, they participate in unique co-curricular experiences designed to help them develop as leaders, researchers, and engaged citizens.

Selection Criteria & Application Process:

  • Must be a Freshman - Platinum Presidential Scholar Award recipient
  • Must be enrolled in The Honors College
  • Must apply for the scholarship

Note:  Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis.  The Honors College Scholarship Committee will review and award scholarships throughout the year.

Application for the Pescovitz Presidential "Top-Up" Scholarship

Donna & Walt  Young Study Abroad Scholarship

Thanks to the generous support of Mr. Walt and Mrs. Donna Young,  The Honors College offers study abroad scholarships to any student who will have a sophomore, junior or senior standing at the time of travel.  The Study Abroad Scholarship is offered three times a year (depending on time of travel) and is a one time award, per student.

Selection Criteria & Application Process

  • Must be an undergraduate student enrolled in The Honors College.
  • Must have a sophomore, junior or senior standing at the time of travel. 
  • Must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA at the time of the application.
  • Must be willing to communicate with the donors about the impact of the experience (arranged by The Honors College)
  • Preference will be given to Honors College students who exhibit leadership and involvement in the Honors College. 

Application Deadlines: 

  1. March 15: for Summer travel
  2. April 15: for Fall travel
  3. October 15: for Winter travel

Application for the Donna & Walt Young Study Abroad Scholarship

For more information on other study abroad opportunities, contact International Education

Moceri Housing Scholarship 

Recipients of this scholarship will receive $1,000 towards campus housing (fall or winter semester) and become a "Moceri Scholar".  This opportunity provided by the Moceri family is another significant step in building upon what is already known about Oakland University.  Returning students of the Honors College selected as Moceri Scholars will “embrace and pursue the three leadership qualities of empathy, collaboration and vision when considering our future national and global economic, social and individual successes,” according to Honors College Dean Graeme Harper.

Those chosen for the Moceri Scholars program will be selected according to academic merit, evidence of visionary and aspirational thinking, and commitment to helping others. 

Application link coming soon

Exclusive Honors College Scholarships 

These Honors College exclusive scholarships are available and managed by the Student Financial Services department.  For more information, contact Student Financial Services

  • Barry M Klein Endowed Scholarship (Current HC Student)
  • Barry M Klein Endowed Scholarship (Incoming Freshman)
  • Barry S Winkler Scholarship
  • David & Marion Handleman Academic Achievers and Leaders HC Endowed Scholarship (Incoming HC Freshman)
  • David and Marion Handleman Academic Promise HC Endowed Scholarship
  • J. Alford Hones Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Current HC Students)
  • A. Alford Jones Memorial Endowed Scholarship (Incoming Freshman)
  • Miron and Haija Stano Scholarship
  • OU Honors CXollege Freshman Housing Award
  • OU Honors College Housing and Engagement Scholarship
  • OU Honors College Merit Award
  • OU Honors College Scholarship

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The Honors College

Oak View Hall, Room 210
509 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-4450
Fax: (248) 370-4479