In 1991, a partnership began between Oakland Schools and DENSO International to fund scholarships for students attending Oakland Schools Technical Campuses. Since then, more than $390,000 has been given to students in engineering and technical studies programs who have not only been outstanding scholars, but leaders in and out of the classroom.
Now known as the Scholarships for Success Awards Program, $55,000 in scholarships will be awarded during the 2018-19 academic year. Scholarship awards are based on interest and participation in Career Technical Education, academic achievement and career goals. Successful applicants may use the scholarship funds at any accredited, post-secondary institution, trade school or apprenticeship program.
We are pleased to invite seniors attending one of the Oakland Schools Technical Campuses (OSTC) to apply for the Scholarships for Success Award Program.
To be considered for these scholarships, a student must:
1. Be a senior student at one of the OSTC campuses.
2. Have an overall GPA of at least 2.0.
3. Have a career technical education (CTE) program GPA of at least 3.0 (either at OSTC or a district CTE program).
4. Intend to pursue studies at a two or four-year college/university, apprenticeship or trade school.
**ONCE YOU START THE APPLICATION, YOU WILL NEED TO FINISH IT IN ONE SITTING. GOOGLE FORMS WILL NOT SAVE YOUR WORK. YOU CAN ACCESS A SAMPLE APPLICATION ON THE OSTC WEBSITE SO THAT YOU CAN DETERMINE WHAT INFORMATION YOU NEED BEFORE BEGINNING YOUR APPLICATION.**
1. You must submit the Google application by Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
2. Your application must include the following items:
a. A copy of your high school transcript.
b. A minimum of two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or employer, etc.
*One letter of recommendation MUST be from an OSTC campus staff member. The other letter MUST be from someone who knows you in another capacity. You MUST use the Recommendation Form provided.*
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the information provided in the application including essay questions, letters of recommendation and CTE interest and involvement.
Application deadline: Friday, Feb. 1, 2019
Scholarships will be presented at an awards breakfast on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.