Scholarship applications for Orange Coast College's 2005-06 academic year are available in the college's Scholarship Office.
Scholarship forms may also be downloaded from the college's website (orangecoastcollege.edu). Applications must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at 5 p.m.
More than $300,000 in scholarships will be awarded at OCC's annual Honors Night Banquet, on Wednesday, May 10, 2006. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2,500 each. The Scholarship Office, located in OCC's Administration Building, is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
OCC's "Continuing Student Scholarship" category is designed for students who plan to enroll at the college next fall. Students applying for continuing scholarships must have completed 12 units by the end of winter intersession classes in January, and be enrolled in a minimum of six units next spring. Spring semester classes begin on Monday, Jan. 30. A cumulative grade point average of 3.50 is required.
Students applying for a "Transferring Student Scholarship" must have already completed a minimum of 42 units at any post-secondary institution, to include at least 24 units at OCC. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50, be enrolled in at least six units this coming spring, and be preparing to transfer next fall with junior status to a four-year college or university.
Criteria utilized for the evaluation of continuing and transferring scholarship applicants include grade point average, units completed, financial need, service and leadership, employment, and exceptional personal and academic circumstances.
Applications for "Career Education Scholarships," geared for specialized OCC technology, music, visual arts, and consumer and allied health students, are also available. Students applying for career education scholarships must have an overall grade point average of 2.00, and must possess excellent grades in their major. The specialized scholarships are judged by individual criteria.
Scholarship winners are selected by the college's Scholarship Committee, which includes faculty, staff members and students.
For information about OCC scholarships, visit the college's website (orangecoastcollege.edu), or phone (714) 432-5645.