Oakland University Critical Difference Scholarship

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The Critical Difference Award is for single, head of household students who have had their education interrupted for at least one year.

    -Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at OU and have completed 16 credit hours at OU or transferred
    16 credit hours from any post-secondary institution
    -Maintaining an overall GPA of at least 2.5
    -Provide an unofficial transcript of grades and resume
    -Must be a single head-of-household, as defined by IRS Tax Code (You are unmarried or "considered unmarried" on the last day of the year, you paid more than half of the cost of keeping up a home for the year, A "qualifying person" lived with you in the home for more than half the year)
    -Scholarship is open to full and part-time students
    -College education must have been interrupted at some point for a period of at least one year
    -Scholarship may be concurrent with other scholarship awards (may affect financial aid package)
    -There is no residency requirement

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
    -Must submit a letter explaining how this scholarship would make a critical difference in the academic year
    -Must obtain one written recommendation from a former instructor, faculty member, dean or employer
    -Recipients of this scholarship may reapply for consideration in succeeding year

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Chair
  • 203 Wilson Hall
  • Rochester, MI 48309
  • saunders@oakland.edu
  • 248-370-3112

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