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Pre-College Programs

West Vandenberg Hall, Room 120
502 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-4455
Fax: (248) 370-4463
precollege@oakland.edu
8a.m. - 5p.m.

Pre-College Programs

West Vandenberg Hall, Room 120
502 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-4455
Fax: (248) 370-4463
precollege@oakland.edu
8a.m. - 5p.m.

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Pre-College Student Resources

The Pre-College Programs Department is offering resources for students to provide additional support through their various transitions. Each tab will give you extensive knowledge that every student should know from scholarships to resourceful websites.

General Resources
Scholarship Websites
Fastweb: www.fastweb.com
Scholarships: https://www.scholarships.com
College Scholarship Directory: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/
Michigan Scholarships: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/?state=MI
General College Knowledge
College mapping (Finding a college for you):  https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/CollegeMap/
About Colleges: https://campustours.com
The National Association for College Admission Counseling: https://www.nacacnet.org/
Michigan Education: https://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7-192-29939---,00.html
Student Learning
Homework Help: www.KhanAcademy.com
First Generation college student: https://imfirst.org/
Get Ready for School: http://knowhow2go.acenet.edu/middle-and-high-school-students/get-ready.html
College Tool Kit: https://www.bettermakeroom.org/tools/
Pontiac Resident/High school based scholarships

For further information about the individual scholarships listed below, please visit the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Scholarship Opportunities website, unless otherwise specified.

Detroit Economic Club Scholarship

Amount: $2,000
Deadline:February 15: Registration deadline
March 15: Application deadline
Requirement:To be eligible, applicants must be a graduate of a high school located in the City of Detroit, or Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb counties and entering their first year of college in the fall.

Jean and Tom Rosenthal Scholarship Program
Amount: Varies
Requirement: Members of the current graduating class at Pontiac High School. Recipients must enroll full-time at a non-profit or state supported two- or four-year college or university in the United States.
Deadline: February 15: Registration deadline
March 15: Application deadline

Miguel Cabrera Family Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Requirement: Applicants must be a Michigan high school graduate with a preference for students from Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair counties, or Florida high school graduate, with a preference for students from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Deadline:February 15: Registration deadline
March 15: Application deadline

The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
Amount: Varies
Requirement: Students must have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-consecutive month period between the ages of nine and high school graduation. Complete the TIP application no later than August 31 of the academic year in which the student graduates from high school or its recognized equivalent. Obtain a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent prior to age 20. Students who attend a state-approved Early/Middle College have until age 21 to graduate and complete a TIP application. Be a Michigan resident as determined by institutional criteria. Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or approved refugee. Not be in default on a Federal student loan. Be enrolled at least half-time.
Deadline: August 31 of graduating year
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/0,4636,7-372--481218--,00.html

Detroit Resident/High school based scholarships

For further information about the individual scholarships listed below, please visit the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Scholarship Opportunities website, unless otherwise specified.

Donna W. Adams Fund

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 15: Registration deadline
March 15: Application deadline
Requirement: Graduating seniors from any Detroit Public School
Graduates of any of the elementary schools listed above
Must demonstrate exemplary desire, ability, and good grades
Must demonstrate leadership and character through extracurricular activities, volunteer involvement and work experience in school and in the community
Must demonstrate financial need

Detroit Economic Club Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: February 15: Registration deadline
March 15: Application deadline
Requirement: To be eligible, applicants must be a graduate of a high school located in the City of Detroit, or Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb counties and entering their first year of college in the fall.

Chris Kurzweil Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline:February 15: Registration deadline
March 15: Application deadline
Requirement: The purpose of the Chris M. Kurzweil Scholarship Program is to assist the legal dependents of employees of Intertape Polymer Group in pursuing a program of undergraduate education. One scholarship for $1,000 is awarded yearly to a student entering college as freshman in the following year. Scholarship recipients may reapply in each of three additional years, if full-time enrollment has been maintained. Award determinations will be made with the assistance of the Chris M. Kurzweil Scholarship Program Advisory Committee.

Ordóñez Family Scholarship
Amount: $1,250
Deadline: March 15th
Requirement:Must be a resident of southwest Detroit and have attended a Southwest Detroit high school for their entire secondary education. 3.0 or better grade point average (4.0 scale) or while in college or university with an equivalent of a 2.5 or better grade point average (4.0 scale)

Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline:
Requirement: Applicants must be under the age of 22, a graduate of, or senior at, a high school in the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber geographic area, and entering their first year of college in the fall. The communities served by the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber are Allen Park, Belleville, Brownstown, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Charter Township of Huron, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Sumpter, Taylor, Trenton, Van Buren Township, Woodhaven, and Wyandotte.

Robert Stempel Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline:March 15th
Requirement:Seniors at the following Detroit high schools: Cass Technical High School, Detroit School of Arts,Renaissance High School, University Prep Science and Math High School, University Prep High School. 3.0 or better grade point average (4.0 scale)

Detroit Tigers Willie Horton Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 15th
Requirement: Seniors who are on track to graduate from Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern.

Virgil K. Lobring Scholarship Program
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 15th
Requirement: Members of the graduating class of Western International High School. Demonstrate exemplary desire, ability and good grades. Demonstrate leadership and character through extracurricular activities, volunteer involvement and work experience in school and the community.

Miguel Cabrera Family Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Requirement: Applicants must be a Michigan high school graduate with a preference for students from Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair counties, or Florida high school graduate, with a preference for students from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Deadline:February 15: Registration deadline
March 15: Application deadline

The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
Amount: Varies
Requirement: Students must have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-consecutive month period between the ages of nine and high school graduation. Complete the TIP application no later than August 31 of the academic year in which the student graduates from high school or its recognized equivalent. Obtain a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent prior to age 20. Students who attend a state-approved Early/Middle College have until age 21 to graduate and complete a TIP application. Be a Michigan resident as determined by institutional criteria. Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or approved refugee. Not be in default on a Federal student loan. Be enrolled at least half-time.
Deadline: August 31 of graduating year
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/0,4636,7-372--481218--,00.html

Detroit Chapter of ASHRAE's Joseph B. Olivieri Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 15th
Requirement: 3.0GPA, letter of recommendation, and an essay
Website: https://www.raise.me/scholarship/names/detroit_chapter_of_ashraes_joseph_b_olivieri_scholarship

General Scholarships

I Have a Dream Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: January 31st
Website: https://www.unigo.com/match/scholarshipdetail/i-have-a-dream-scholarship/1003833

Zeta Phi Beta General Undergraduate Scholarship
Amount: $500 to $1,000
Deadline: Feb 1st
Requirement:Must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in an undergraduate program for the fall semester after the deadline date.Must be enrolled or planning to enroll full time.This award is for international and U.S. students.
Website: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/zpbnef1975/scholarshipandfellowshipapplication19

Sweet and Simple Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: February 28
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/sweet-and-simple-scholarship/application

Unigo College Review Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 31st
Requirement: Must be a legal U.S. resident. You must currently attend (or have previously attended) the college that you review to be eligible.
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/weird/unusual-scholarships/unigo-college-review-scholarship/1006761

DuPont Company Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Feb 14th
Requirement: Only candidates who identify as a female/woman. Undergraduate/community college applicants must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year. Masters and PhD candidates must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs in engineering, computing, or technology. You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants). You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books or equivalent.Transcripts must be in English. See below for more details.
Website: https://scholarships.swe.org/applications/login.asp

Superpower Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 31st
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/superpower-scholarship

SET Educational Fund Scholarship
Amount: $6,500
Deadline: May 1st
Requirement:Must attend a public college or university in Michigan. Must be a resident of Michigan.Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.Must be accepted to or enrolled in an undergraduate program.
Website: http://www.setfund.org/

The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
Amount: Varies
Requirement: Students must have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-consecutive month period between the ages of nine and high school graduation. Complete the TIP application no later than August 31 of the academic year in which the student graduates from high school or its recognized equivalent. Obtain a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent prior to age 20. Students who attend a state-approved Early/Middle College have until age 21 to graduate and complete a TIP application. Be a Michigan resident as determined by institutional criteria. Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or approved refugee. Not be in default on a Federal student loan. Be enrolled at least half-time.
Deadline: August 31 of graduating year
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/0,4636,7-372--481218--,00.html

Peters Foundation Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1st
Requirement:High school seniors graduating in 2020 and pursuing studies in the field of environment, conservation and forestry at any accredited college or studies in primary or secondary education at a Christian college.
Website: http://petersfoundation.org/scholarshipapplication.html

Kroger Michigan Scholarship
Amount: $4,500
Deadline: June 2
Requirement:Must be an undergraduate student. Must attend a university or a four-year college. Minimum 2.5 GPA.Restricted by race for Black students. Must currently be a high school student. Must study full-time. Restricted to residents of Michigan.
Website: https://www.petersons.com/scholarship/kroger-michigan-scholarship-111_213168.aspx

Diabetes Scholars 2020 College Scholarships
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 15th
Requirement: Have Type 1 diabetes and a college Freshmen
Website: https://diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/

Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 15th
Requirement: Applicants must be under the age of 22, a graduate of, or senior at, a high school in the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber geographic area, and entering their first year of college in the fall. The communities served by the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber are Allen Park, Belleville, Brownstown, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Charter Township of Huron, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Sumpter, Taylor, Trenton, Van Buren Township, Woodhaven, and Wyandotte.
Website: https://cfsem.org/scholarships/scholarship-opportunities/