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Foundation Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships

The Foundation plays a crucial role in enhancing the college experience for students by providing scholarships, grants, and program support. Ocean County College Foundation plays a vital role in advancing the educational mission of OCC and ensuring that all students have the opportunity to achieve their academic and career aspirations. Through its commitment to excellence and generosity, the Foundation continues to make a positive impact on the lives of students and the community.

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Scholarship Requirements & Instructions

Looking to apply for a scholarship but unsure how? View our Requirements and Instructions page to find out the process on eligibility requirements, restrictions, and scholarship payment details. Click on one of the provided link or one of the topics below to find out more!

Scholarship Applications Open and Close Dates

Fall Award Application

  • Application Opens: 5/30/24
  • Application Deadline: 8/16/24

Spring Award Application

  • Application Opens: 10/14/24
  • Application Deadline: 12/13/24

Graduating Award Application

  • Application Opens:
  • Application Deadline:

Coming February 2025

Other Scholarship Opportunities

  1. NurseJournal – Various deadline dates
  2. Center for Scholarship Administration – Various deadline dates
  3. Additional 3rd party paper applications are available. Please contact 732-255-0492 or stop by the Foundation Office (Administration #1 2nd floor)

Grant Applications

There are currently no grant applications, when new opportunities become available we will post them here.

OceanFirst Scholarships


OceanFirst Scholarship Program 

Fall 2024
Closes:  July 1, 2024

Foundation Scholarship FAQ

The Foundation offers a variety of scholarships for recent high school graduates, newly enrolled, current students, returning students, and graduating.

Each year, the Foundation awards over $500,000.00 in scholarship support.

Eligibility is based on factors such as current GPA, and enrollment status at the time of payment.

No, qualified applicants from the fall semester will automatically be considered for spring semester awards.

The Foundation will confirm your continued enrollment, number of credits registered for the spring semester, and cumulative GPA after the fall semester to determine the value of your award.

Notifications will be sent out in September, January and May (Graduating Awards) to qualified students.

The application period will be open for students who did not receive a scholarship in the fall. We encourage all interested students to apply.

Yes, a separate application must be submitted for Graduating Awards once the application period is open.

The Foundation’s online scholarship application automatically matches students to certain scholarships, but students may also need to click “Apply” for others. It’s important to check eligibility carefully for “Apply” scholarships.

Yes, the Foundation will post external scholarship opportunities regularly. Students are encouraged to check back regularly for updates.

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