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Alumni Giving

Central to everything the Office of Alumni Relations undertakes are three strategic priorities: fostering student success, making an impact in the lives of alumni, and positioning the College for future success. By making a gift to Oakton, you allow us to continue enhancing the educational opportunities for future generations of alumni.

Online giving is the easiest and most efficient way of supporting Oakton students. When giving you may designate your gift to a variety of funds and scholarships:

  • Class of 2014 Scholarship
    Donate $20.14 on behalf of a 2014 graduate and help the Class of 2014 get one step closer to offering a scholarship to a future Oakton student. Learn more about the Class of 2014 Gift.

  • Alumni Association Scholarship
    Created by Oakton’s Alumni Association, this scholarship supports full- or part-time students with a strong academic background and a proven track record of providing exceptional service to the community.  

  • Educational Foundation Scholarships
    Sponsored by the Oakton Educational Foundation, these scholarships support full- or part-time students with a strong academic record and who actively participate in community service.

  • The Ray Hartstein Educational Excellence Scholarship
    This scholarship rewards an Oakton graduate who has demonstrated high achievement and educational excellence at the College and is planning to continue studies in business, social science, or education at a four-year institution.

  • Student Success Emergency Relief Fund
    Established by President Lee, the Student Success fund provides financial assistance to students facing unforeseen emergencies that may deter the achievement of their academic goals at Oakton.

  • Annual Fund
    The Oakton Annual Fund is a consistent source of unrestricted funding for the key priorities that realize the College’s mission and it impacts every aspect of the Oakton experience.

For a complete list of scholarships, including those for Oakton graduates, please visit the Educational Foundation Scholarships Web page.

To make a gift over the phone, contact the Educational Foundation at 847.635.1893. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. The Foundation also accepts cash, checks, and money orders. Checks should be made payable to the Oakton Community College Educational Foundation and mailed to 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, Illinois, 60016.

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Office of Alumni Relations
Elena Couto, Manager
Alumni Relations & Development