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Foundation Scholarships

Through the generosity of individuals, organizations, and companies in the area, the Ocean County College Foundation awards a number of scholarships to deserving students. Each year the Foundation awards over $500,000.00 in scholarship support.

The Ocean County College Foundation offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarships are available for recent high school graduates, new students, current students and returning students. The total dollar amount of scholarship support is dependent upon the student’s financial need, current GPA, and enrollment status at the time the payment is made.

Graduating Awards

    • Application Opens: March 8, 2021
    • Application Deadline: April 25, 2021

Fall 2021 Scholarships

  • Application Opens: May 24, 2021
  • Application Deadline: August 15, 2021

Please note that scholarships are applied to tuition & fees only.

The OCC Foundation Board has adopted a new policy for the 2020-2021 academic year and beyond. Qualified applications from the Fall semester will automatically be applied for spring semester awards, in an effort to better serve the students of Ocean County College.

If you received a scholarship for the 2020 fall semester, you do not need to reapply for the 2021 spring semester. The Foundation office will confirm your continued enrollment, the number of credits registered for the spring semester, and cumulative GPA after the fall semester is completed to determine the value of your future award. You will be notified in January with the amount you will be receiving, should you remain a qualified student at Ocean County College.

Please know, as in years past, the application period will be open for any students who did not receive a scholarship in the fall for the coming spring term, and we encourage all who are interested to apply. Additionally, if you are interested in applying for Graduating Awards, a separate application must be submitted once this application period is open.

Please Note: The OCC Foundation’s new online scholarship application allows students to be automatically matched to certain scholarships, but students may also be asked to click “Apply” for others. For “Apply” scholarships, please check the eligibility carefully.

There will also be a number of external scholarship opportunities posted throughout the year, please check back regularly.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Graduating Awards Application Opens: March 8, 2021
Graduating Awards Application Deadline: April 25, 2021

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Application (Egyptian Cohort)

Scholarship Appeal Application

Other Scholarship Opportunities

The Rise Above Scholarship – Apply through April 30, 2021

White Label SEO Scholarship – Apply through May 15 and December 15, 2021

Benjy Grinberg Scholarship – Apply through May 31, 2021

Verizon Young Entrepreneur Scholarship – Apply through May 31, 2021

CPT James Ahn Special Forces Memorial Scholarship – Apply through June 1, 2021

OceanFirst Scholarship – Apply through July 1, 2021

Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship – Apply through August 1, 2021

Addiction Now Health Care Scholarship – Apply through August 1, 2021

Suicide Awareness Scholarship – Monthly deadlines throughout 2021

Textbook Nova 2021 Scholarship – Apply through August 1, 2021

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