We have worked hard over the past few years in an effort to prepare Oakridge students for the rigors and the cost of higher education. In the process we’ve learned from students who have been successful, in searching for the right fit and working to finance the bill. it’s a huge challenge. The following two videos, interviews with past students, in this regard will help you tremendously. So take a look and learn.
Video #1 – Scholarship Tips from OHS c/o 2010
Video #2 – The Muskegon Community Foundation Scholarship
Many seniors will be interviewing for the Muskegon Community Foundation Scholarship this week. Good for you, if you’ve made it to this point in the process – your interview is vital to retaining a scholarship. The video below is two parts – Part I is an interview with three 2010 Oakridge graduates (Nyssa Swanson, Rachel Stewart, Autumn Woods) discussing their 2010 Community scholarships. In this interview they talk about their experiences with the Muskegon Community Scholarship interview process. The second part of the video is an interview with Marci Joy, retired director of the Muskegon Community Foundation scholarship. She details all aspects of the scholarship. Watch this video. Be prepared. The process is competitive. However, you wouldn’t have gotten this far if you didn’t have what it takes to win the scholarship. Good luck.
will be posted later today – go here to find the video.
Scholarship Application process begins November 1, 2012 for the 2013 Foundation Scholarship.
Please go here for important information on the 2013 Muskegon Community Foundation Scholarship application and interviewing process. The Rich McCarthy Scholarship is a Muskegon Community Foundation Scholarship open to Oakridge only students.
If you only apply to one scholarship…make it the Muskegon Community Foundation Scholarship.
The 2012 graduating class of Oakridge High School hit the jackpot with the Muskegon Community Foundation this year. We had SEVEN Community Foundation Scholarship Winners. Congratulations to the following graduates for their nomination to a very select group of area young people.
Please go here for important information on the 2013 Muskegon Community Foundation Scholarship application and interviewing process.
2012 Muskegon Community Foundation Scholarship Winners
The Rich McCarthy Scholarship is a special “Oakridge Only” Community Foundation Scholarship honoring Rich McCarthy who taught at Oakridge for 32 years. Please go here to learn more about Mr. McCarthy.
Adam Shoop ($1000) – Rich McCarthy Scholarship
Adam will attend Northern Michigan University in the Fall of 2012. He plans to earn a BA in History and Secondary Education. Adam wants to be a high school teacher. He is also interested in joining the Army. His family is made up of generations of veterans and he would like to honor that legacy. He thought about going straight into the military out of high school, but his parents (especially his father) have always hoped that he’d get a college degree. Adam plans on enlisting in the National Guard in his second year at NMU and possibly joining ROTC. If his plans come to fruition he will graduate college a second lieutenant in the Army. He will then pursue an MA cost free and serve his country.
Please go here to learn more about the Rich McCarthy Scholarship.