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Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships have been established through the generosity of businesses, associations and individuals. These scholarships reward student achievement, encourage student leadership and accomplishment, and provide financial assistance.

All awards are based on the availability of funds. Some scholarships provide partial funding for tuition fees; others provide for additional expenses.

Scholarship Eligibility
Criteria for each scholarship vary and have been established by the sponsor. Examples of scholarship criteria include: residency, enrollment status (e.g. full-time, 12 or more hours; part-time, 6-11 hours), academic achievement, maintain 2.0 GPA, earned college credit, or pursuit of particular college majors. The Enrollment Center staff will gladly assist you in determining eligibility.

Scholarship Selection
The Scholarship Selection Committee notifies all scholarship applicants of award decisions by July. Oakton scholarships are generally awarded for one academic year (two semesters). Scholarship recipients must maintain eligibility requirements for each semester the scholarship is awarded. Current scholarship recipients may reapply for subsequent awards as long as eligibility requirements are met and funds are available.

Application Deadline
Deadline for submission of scholarship application and official high school transcript (for high school students only) was March 31, 2014.  Applications will be accepted after this date and reviewed as funds remain available. Applicants will be notified in July. Submit completed applications to:

Oakton Community College
Enrollment Center

1600 E. Golf Road, Room 1260
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1268
or
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A100
Skokie, IL 60077-2895.

For more information, call 847.635.1708 or e-mail aalaniz@oakton.edu.


Scholarships for High School Seniors

High school seniors who wish to be considered for Oakton Foundation scholarships for the 2015 academic year (beginning in fall 2015) should complete the HS Senior Scholarship Application (available soon). The deadline for the scholarship application is March 2, 2015. If you have questions, contact the Office of Student Recruitment and Outreach at 847.635.1835.


Establishing a Scholarship

For information about establishing a scholarship, please contact the Educational Foundation at 847.635.1813 or ecouto@oakton.edu.

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