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. In fact, in 2016, the Foundation awarded 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.
Scholarship Application Dates
- Spring 2021 Application Opens: Monday, November 2
- Spring 2021 Application Deadline: Monday, December 21
- Application Opens: March 8, 2021
- Application Deadline: April 30, 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
Spring 2021 Application Opens: Monday, November 2
Spring 2021 Application Deadline: Monday, December 21
Graduating Awards Application Opens: March 8, 2021
Graduating Awards Application Deadline: April 30, 2021
Quick Term Scholarship:
Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 13
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Justice Hero Scholarship – Apply through December 20, 2020
STEM Scholarship – Apply through December 20, 2020
STEM Lights Me Up Scholarship – Apply through December 31, 2020
Morgan Law Group Legal Scholarship – Apply through January 31, 2021
Marc Zboch Academic Scholarship – Apply through February 1, 2021
Lawyers of Distinction Scholarship – Apply through March 1, 2021
Attorney Marketing Scholarship – Apply through March 31, 2021
Benjy Grinberg Scholarship – Apply through May 31, 2021
CPT James Ahn Special Forces Memorial Scholarship – Apply through June 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