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Scholarships by Major


Accounting/Business

Estelle Ellison Gold Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Ellison Family
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, financial constraints considered.

Curtis & Phyllis Gripp Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Gripp family and friends
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA.


Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor

Brian Heath Teper Scholarship
Sponsor: Victoria Oberman
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, who has overcome an addiction and remained sober for at least one year.


Automotive Technology

Bryan Lee Coyle Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Coyle family, Stephen and Sarah Church
Full- or part-time student, six or more credit hours completed, college community service required.

Robert R. Duncan Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Carolyn H. Duncan/Kenneth A. Shinsako
Student who completed eight or more semester hours of automotive technology (ATA) or engineering (ASE) course work.

Zollie S. Frank & Armund J. Schoen Scholarship
Sponsor: Wheels Inc.
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA in ATA courses, overall GPA of at least 2.5.


Business

Horwitz Business Award Scholarship
Sponsor: Horwitz & Associates, Inc.
Full- or part-time business/finance student, community service considered, pursuing a career in business/finance.

International Air Cargo Association of Chicago Scholarship
Sponsor: International Air Cargo Association of Chicago
Full- or part-time student, studying international trade, 3.0 GPA.


Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Scholarship
Sponsor:  Anonymous
Full- or part-time student working toward an Early Childhood Education degree of certificate, 3.0 GPA, financial constraints considered.


Engineering/Manufacturing

Lowell F. & Elaine S. Beertema Scholarship
Sponsor: Elaine S. Beertema
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA.

Irving M. & Sylvia Footlik Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Irving M. & Sylvia Footlik
Full- or part-time student, 2.5 GPA, enrolled in CAD/automation/CNC, manufacturing engineering curriculum.

Clifford D. and Genevieve L. Seidler Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Seidler family and Oakton Community College Educational Foundation
Full- or part-time student, U.S. citizen, 3.0 GPA, financial constraints and college/community service considered.

Wadhwa Scholarship
Sponsor: Wadhwa family
Full-time student, 3.0 GPA.

Women in Science and Engineering
Sponsor: Don Koop
Full- or part-time female student, majoring in science or engineering, 3.25 GPA.

English

Gail Albracht Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Albracht family and friends
Full- or part-time student with major in language, humanities or arts, 2.5 GPA. Must submit writing sample to the English department chairperson.


English or Fine Arts

Drummer Family Scholarship
Sponsor: Michael and Dr. Carlee Drummer
Full-time student, 3.0 GPA, financial constraints considered, community service preferred.


Fine Arts, Performing Arts or Modern Languages

The Charles N. Goodnow Chicago Bar Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Oakton Educational Foundation
Full- or part-time student studying social science of performing arts, 3.0 GPA.

Arthur A. Henrikson Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Henrikson Family
First-generation full- or part-time student studying art who lives in Des Plaines, Park Ridge, or Mount Prospect, 3.0 GPA.

Oakton Performing Arts Center Scholarship
Sponsor: Oakton Performing Arts Center
Full- or part-time student, 2.0 GPA. Must be enrolled or previously enrolled in a theatre or music class or participated in a PAC production.

Rolana Tankus Fox Scholarship
Sponsors: Lila and Harry Tankus
Full- or part-time student studying a modern language, 2.0 GPA. Preference given to a student enrolled in French.

Marjorie Whitman Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Marjorie Whitman family, friends, and colleagues
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, college and community service considered.


Fire Science

Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois Community College System Foundation
Full- or part-time student, 2.0 GPA. Student must show proof of firefighter eligibility and employment by a member of the Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts.


Graphic Design, Photography

J. Dawn Mercedes Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Dr. Lauren Vitek
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA. Must submit samples to the art department chairperson.

Michael Spiers Memorial Scholarships
Sponsor: Blanche G. Keno and family
Full- or part-time student, 2.5 GPA.


Health and Nursing

American Legion Auxiliary Nurses Scholarship
Sponsor: Skokie Post No. 320 and Auxiliary, American Legion
Full- or part-time student, U.S. citizen, 3.0 GPA, financial constraints considered.

Butler Family Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Butler Family Foundation/Lynne B. Adams and Rhett W. Butler
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA.

Florence Nightingale Scholarship
Sponsor: Oakton Nursing Department
Full- or part-time nursing student who demonstrates leadership qualities, 3.0 GPA.

Annette Dewett Nursing Scholarships
Sponsor: Mrs. Mickey Sider/Friends at Oakton
Full- or part-time student, 2.5 GPA, financial constraints considered.

June Garland Scholarship
Sponsor: Geraldine Laff Foundation
Full- or part-time nursing student, 2.5 GPA, financial constraints considered.

Morris Goldberg Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Bobbi & Gerald Horwitz
Full- or part-time nursing student, 2.0 GPA.

Health Information Technology Scholarship
Sponsor: Health Information Technology Professional Organizations
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, open only to students enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science Health Information Technology program.

Illinois Health Improvement Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois Health Improvement Association
Full- or part-time student, 2.0 GPA, financial constraints considered. Must be an Illinois resident planning to practice in Illinois.

Joyce Kernan Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: A-Abiding Care/Valerie Trausch
Full- or part-time female student, 2.5 GPA, financial constraints considered, enrolled in the certified nursing assistant program. Preference given to single mothers.

Mike Mabley Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Jack & Fran Mabley
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA.

North Shore Visiting Nurse Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: North Shore Visiting Nurse Foundation
First- or second-year student who agrees to practice nursing in North Suburban Chicagoland area.

Birdell Eck Provus Scholarship
Sponsor: Dr. Linda Provus McElroy
Full- or part-time student, 2.0 GPA, enrolled in the certified nursing assistant program. Preference given to student who has been in U.S. less than five years.

Singer Family Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: Howard and Alisa Singer
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, Illinois high school graduate.

Skokie Hospital Health Careers Scholarship
Sponsor: NorthShore University HealthSystem
Full- or part-time student pursuing a career in science or health care.

William E. Spaulding Scholarship
Sponsor: William E. Spaulding family and friends
Full- or part-time nursing student, 3.0 GPA.

Barbara H. Steffey Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Barbara H. Steffey family and friends
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, enrolled in the High Risk Nursing Program, financial constraints considered.

Marilou Wasseluk Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Student Nurses Club
Full- or part-time nursing student, 3.0 GPA.


History

James R. Williams Scholarship
Sponsor: Des Plaines Historical Society
Full- or part-time student, enrolled in a 200 level history class, 3.25 GPA, financial constraints and college or community service considered.


International Studies for Semester Study Abroad

Illinois Consortium for International Studies Scholarship
Sponsor: Oakton Community College Educational Foundation
Full- or part-time student, 2.75 GPA, completed 15 credit hours. Student must be enrolled in a study abroad program through the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs. Applicants contact Global Studies coordinator.

Linda Korbel Study Abroad Scholarship Endowment
Sponsor: Linda Korbel
Full- or part-time student enrolled in a study abroad program, 2.75 GPA.

Sister Cities International Endowment
Sponsor: Sister Cities Association of Des Plaines
Full-time student, 2.5 GPA, enrolled in a study abroad program through the Illinois Consortium for International Studies.


Law Enforcement

Niecy Freeman Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Freeman family and friends
Full- or part-time female student, 3.0 GPA.


Music

Neustadtl Family Scholarship
Sponsor: Bob Goldbert, Dodie Weinstein and Frances Gendlin
Full- or part-time student studying music.


Political Science

Frank J. Chulay Scholarship
Sponsor: Frank J. Chulay family and friends
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, financial constraints considered. Must be a member of BSA in an elected position and/or pursuing political science.

Village of Skokie/Excellence in Professional Government Management Scholarship
Sponsor: Village of Skokie
Full-time student interested in a career in government administration, 3.0 GPA. Must be a Skokie resident.


Psychology

Fisher Family Psychology Scholarship
Sponsor: Donald and June Fisher
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, planning for an advanced degree in psychology.

Dr. Michael S. Maling Scholarship
Sponsor: Crain-Maling Foundation/Beatrice Crain
Full-time student with a 3.25 GPA who plans to pursue a higher degree in psychology.


Science, Health, Electronics or Early Childhood Education

Chilton Family Scholarship
Sponsors: Joan Richards and the Chilton Family
Full- or part-time student studying science, health, electronics, or personal and public service, 3.0 GPA.

Dr. Mark Walter Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Oakton employees and friends
Full- or part-time student, 2.5 GPA, financial constraints considered. Preference for student enrolled in the undergraduate research program in science.


Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics

Sylvia Footlik STEM Scholarship
Sponsor: Sylvia Footlik
Full- or part-time student, 2.5 GPA, financial constraints considered.


Social Science or Performing Arts

The Charles N. Goodnow Chicago Bar Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Oakton Community College Educational Foundation
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA.


Social Science, Psychology or Music

Eugene & Marcy Abrams Scholarship
Sponsor: Abrams family, friends, and colleagues
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, college or community service considered.


Technical, Science or Vocational Major

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Program Scholarship
Sponsor: Chad Ganger
Full- or part-time student, 3.5 GPA, enrolled in the air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration program. Financial constraints considered.

Rotary Vocational Scholarship
Full- or part-time resident of Glenview enrolled in a trade or professional program, 24 years or older, financial need, 2.0 GPA

Bob and Marge Whitman Technical Scholarship
Sponsor: Bob Whitman
Full- or part-time student studying physics or electronics, 3.0 GPA.

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What’s it like to receive the 2011 Ray Hartstein Award for Outstanding Professional Excellence in Teaching? Ask Larry Cohen, accounting lecturer.