By Ilene O’Neil and Shondra Whitson
We both agree, the best part of our job at Macomb is when we hear relief in a student’s voice when they realize they have received a scholarship. There are sometimes tears, but always a huge “Thank You” and a chorus of “I can’t believe how easy it was to apply.”
That’s right. Applying for scholarships at Macomb is no more difficult than pulling up a YouTube video or posting on Snapchat or Instagram. True, it may take just a little more time, but the results are incredibly worth it.
To show you how easy it is, here are links to three of the nearly 200 private scholarships available to Macomb students. Just click on one and see for yourself.
- Macomb Community College IT Programs Scholarship (for Information Technology students), $3000: https://macomb.academicworks.com/opportunities/4696
- Katherine L. Grenda and Donald N. Ritzenhein Endowed Scholarship for Students in the Arts, $300: https://macomb.academicworks.com/opportunities/4877
- Brose Jefferson Scholarship (for Automotive Technology students), $2,500: https://macomb.academicworks.com/opportunities/4319
That’s it. An application, an essay (not always) and click, you’re done. To see all of the scholarships available and for instructions on how to use Macomb’s Online Automated Scholarship Information System (OASIS) go to: https://www.macomb.edu/future-students/paying-for-college/scholarships.html.
Of course, you can thank us when you are awarded your scholarship. But please wait until after we wipe the tears from our eyes.
For questions about creating a scholarship fund, email Foundation@macomb.edu.
For questions on how to apply for a scholarship, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the authors: Ilene O’Neil and Shondra Whitson work closely together to ensure Macomb students continue to have the scholarship assistance they need to achieve their educational goals. Ilene is the manager of Annual Giving & Fund Development for the Macomb Community College Foundation and works with donors to develop and replenish private scholarships. Shondra is the coordinator of Financial Aid Programs and Scholarships and continuously awards scholarships to deserving students and manages the College’s OASIS scholarship application system.