Our Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in our scholarship program. Please note the following important deadlines:
Summer 2018 Scholarships – *DUE April 27, 2018 -
Fall 2018 Scholarships – *DUE JULY 9, 2018 -

Fall 2018 Scholarships – Application opens Monday, March 5, 2018, Deadline Monday, July 9, 2018

Sign In/Your Ocean Connect Account:
Before you apply, please make sure you have activated your Ocean Connect account. Students must have an active Ocean Connect User ID and password in order to apply. You will utilize this information for Sign In (top right of the screen).

Additional Information:
Scholarship Information:

  • Based on the information you entered in your online scholarship application, you will be AUTOMATICALLY MATCHED with some scholarship opportunities. This simply means you will be automatically considered for these scholarships, and that there is nothing further you need to do.
  • Only one application is required for you to be considered for the majority of our foundation scholarships.
  • However, in addition to general scholarships, you can also “APPLY” for specific scholarships. Once you have completed your application, view “RECOMMENDED OPPORTUNITIES” for those scholarships which you may be eligible for. This will prompt you to attach additional documentation to be considered for specific scholarships.
  • Once you submit your application, you will be able to go in and make changes up to the due date. After the due date, no additional changes will be accepted.
  • After the application deadline, keep checking your Ocean Connect account to see if you were recommended for a scholarship.

Document Information:

  • You will be required to upload documentation.
  • All uploaded documents need to be in Word, PDF or JPEG Format. We are unable to open MAC supported files.
  • You will need to scan the required attachments to a thumb drive, flash drive or directly to your computer so that you can upload the documents to your application as prompted.
  • If you do not have a scanner, this technology is available at the OCC Library.

Information provided here, and on the college’s main website, is subject to change. Due to funding, eligibility requirements, and other limitations, not all scholarships will be available for all semesters. In addition, amounts listed here are to be taken as guidelines only, and may be subject to change.

QUESTIONS: Please contact the Scholarship Office at 732-255-0492, or at scholarships@ocean.edu.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies 100 Women Campaign General Scholarship
The 100 Women Campaign seeks to provide talented students with scholarship support. To be eligible for one of the 100 Women Campaign General...
The 100 Women Campaign seeks to provide talented students with...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
$0.00 100 Women Campaign Health and Social Sciences Scholarship
The 100 Women Campaign seeks to provide talented Health & Social Science students with scholarship support. To be eligible for one of the 100...
The 100 Women Campaign seeks to provide talented Health & Social...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies 100 Women Campaign STEM Scholarship
The 100 Women Campaign seeks to support students entering a STEM-related degree program at Ocean County College. To be eligible: You must be an...
The 100 Women Campaign seeks to support students entering a STEM-related...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies Charles Purgavie Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship has been established in support of students demonstrating a commitment to a career in Criminal Justice. The applicant must be a...
This scholarship has been established in support of students...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies Clayton N. Sterling Memorial Scholarship Fund
Annual scholarships for needy and deserving students who otherwise have no financial assistance.
Annual scholarships for needy and deserving students who otherwise have...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies Devon Bond Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship has been established in support of students with either a learning, physical or psychological disability. The applicant must be a...
This scholarship has been established in support of students with either...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies Douglas C. King Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a criminal justice major. It is open to any graduate of a high school in Ocean County who demonstrates financial need,...
This scholarship is for a criminal justice major. It is open to any...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies Dr. Albert Gibbins Music Scholarship
The recipients of this scholarship must have a 3.0 GPA, have financial need and be talented music majors, preferably in piano. If there are no...
The recipients of this scholarship must have a 3.0 GPA, have financial...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
$250.00 Fall- SSAOCC
Four monetary awards will be given totaling $2000. This amount will be distributed evenly among the four categories. In the event of a tie, funds...
Four monetary awards will be given totaling $2000. This amount will be...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies Frank W. Sutton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Ocean County College student in the business area (banking/finance preferred).
This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Ocean County College...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies G. Haines and Evelyn H. Grove Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship will be presented to a senior who is graduating from Toms River High School South. Preference will be given to students who elect...
This scholarship will be presented to a senior who is graduating from...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies G. Luther Cox Memorial Scholarship for Journalism
This scholarship is for students in the field of Journalism.
This scholarship is for students in the field of Journalism.
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies Gerald Ciuba Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship has been established in support of students demonstrating a commitment to a career in Criminal Justice. The applicant must be a...
This scholarship has been established in support of students...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies Geraldine Gibbins Music Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship must be a student who has clearly demonstrated signs of potential in the area of music, preferably in the study...
The recipient of this scholarship must be a student who has clearly...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
$0.00 Harvey L. York, Esq. Scholarship
The Harvey L. York, Esq. Scholarship assists Ocean County College students in support of their educational expenses. Students must have at least a...
The Harvey L. York, Esq. Scholarship assists Ocean County College...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for the benefit of deserving students at Ocean County College.
Scholarships for the benefit of deserving students at Ocean County College.
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
Full Scholarship (Tuition, Books & Fees) Jack Meyer Environmental Sciences Scholarship
Preference is to be given to a student pursuing a major in the Environmental Sciences and especially anyone participating in Marine Sciences. The...
Preference is to be given to a student pursuing a major in the...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Full Scholarship (Tuition, Books & Fees)
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies Jeffrey K. Stein Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarship is awarded to Toms River High School North graduate (preferred) who is attending Ocean County College and who is in financial need.
Scholarship is awarded to Toms River High School North graduate...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
$0.00 Joanne Reynolds Marketing Scholarship
The Joanne Reynolds Marketing Scholarship is awarded to a motivated, deserving student who has demonstrated the drive, desire and work ethic to...
The Joanne Reynolds Marketing Scholarship is awarded to a motivated,...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies John A. Schenone Memorial Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship must be a student who clearly demonstrates potential in the area of computer science. The student must be an...
The recipient of this scholarship must be a student who clearly...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies John P. Pillarella Memorial Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship must be a student who has clearly demonstrated signs of academic potential in the areas of music, vocal or...
The recipient of this scholarship must be a student who has clearly...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
Full Scholarship (Tuition, Books & Fees) Joseph and Lydia Cilento Art Scholarship
This scholarship is for full tuition, fees and books for a student pursuing an Art degree. The student must show financial need, must be a...
This scholarship is for full tuition, fees and books for a student...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Full Scholarship (Tuition, Books & Fees)
Deadline07/09/2018
Full Scholarship (Tuition, Books & Fees) Joseph and Lydia Cilento Music Scholarship
This scholarship is for full tuition, fees and books for a student pursuing a *Music *degree. The student must show financial need, must be a...
This scholarship is for full tuition, fees and books for a student...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Full Scholarship (Tuition, Books & Fees)
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies Joseph E. Thompson Music Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a music degree at Ocean County College.
This scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a music degree at...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies Kenneth Beck Memorial Scholarship Fund
The recipient(s) of this scholarship should be either 1) a student who is a member of the Toms River Fire Department or 2) a student who is...
The recipient(s) of this scholarship should be either 1) a student who...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
$625.00 Lataro Family Schoalrship
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: $625.00
Deadline07/09/2018
$1,000.00 M. William Gilbert Excellence in Engineering Scholarship
Student must be a resident of Ocean County and be enrolled in a Civil Engineering Technology degree program. The scholarship is renewable provided...
Student must be a resident of Ocean County and be enrolled in a Civil...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline07/09/2018
$1000.00 Mary Lou Holmes Memorial Nursing Schoalrhip
This scholarship is awarded to a dedicated student to assist in their educational journey into a nursing career in honor of Mary Lou Holmes who...
This scholarship is awarded to a dedicated student to assist in their...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline07/09/2018
$0.00 OCC-Foundation Summer Semester 2018
This scholarship is available through the Ocean County College General Scholarship Fund to assist our students through the summer semester. Commit...
This scholarship is available through the Ocean County College General...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies Ocean County College Foundation Scholarship
The Ocean County College Foundation Scholarship assists Ocean County residents, attending Ocean County College, in support of their educational...
The Ocean County College Foundation Scholarship assists Ocean County...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
$500.00 Ocean County College Foundation Scholarship Fund - Summer
The Ocean County College Foundation Summer Scholarship assists Ocean County residents, attending Ocean County College, in support of their...
The Ocean County College Foundation Summer Scholarship assists Ocean...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline07/09/2018
Varies Ocean County Mayors' Association Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has clearly demonstrated signs of academic potential in political science or history (preferred...
This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has clearly...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2018
$200.00 Ocean's Harbor House Award
This scholarship is presented by Ocean’s Harbor House to a young person who has come through the the transitional living or other programs provided...
This scholarship is presented by Ocean’s Harbor House to a young person...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: $200.00
Deadline07/09/2018
Maximum of $1,000.00 Perlmutter Family ShopRites Scholarship
This scholarship is available for any Perlmart associate or the dependent of a full time associate. A full time associate is defined as working 40...
This scholarship is available for any Perlmart associate or the...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: Maximum of $1,000.00
Deadline07/09/2018
$500.00 PILOT Sisters Survivorship Award
Founded by Lisa pilot-Dunfee and Tina Pilot, this scholarship is award to a nursing student enrolled in an Ocean County College Nursing Program. As...
Founded by Lisa pilot-Dunfee and Tina Pilot, this scholarship is award...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline07/09/2018
$500.00 Senator John F. Russo Scholarship
This scholarship celebrates the life and dedication of Sen. John F. Russo to public service and his contributions to integrity in politics,...
This scholarship celebrates the life and dedication of Sen. John F....
  • Deadline: 07/09/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline07/09/2018
$1,000.00 Lakeland Bank Scholarship
Lakeland Bank is pleased to provide this opportunity to assist a student pursuing a business-related career. The Bank strongly believes that access...
Lakeland Bank is pleased to provide this opportunity to assist a student...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
Varies Adele E. Harrison Memorial Scholarship Fund
Annual scholarship to needy and deserving students.
Annual scholarship to needy and deserving students.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bertha J. Lindberg Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student demonstrating financial need. The applicant must be a high school graduate, reside in Ocean County, and...
This scholarship is awarded to a student demonstrating financial need. ...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Charles J. Doran Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a NJ High School or GED equivalent graduate. The student must demonstrate financial need and may be full-time or carry a...
This scholarship is for a NJ High School or GED equivalent graduate. ...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Ernest A. Wehner Memorial Scholarship
Annual scholarship in memory of Ernest A. Wehner
Annual scholarship in memory of Ernest A. Wehner
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Joseph E. Thompson Art Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing an *art *degree at Ocean County College.
This scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing an *art *degree...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Lomell-Ewart Scholarship
This scholarship is to be awarded to a hardworking student demonstrating financial need. The applicant must be a high school graduate, reside in...
This scholarship is to be awarded to a hardworking student demonstrating...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,000.00 Marie T. Wehner Memorial Scholarship
Annual scholarship in memory of Marie T. Wehner.
Annual scholarship in memory of Marie T. Wehner.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
Varies New Jersey Natural Gas Scholarship Fund
The New Jersey Natural Gas Scholarship has been established in support of students demonstrating a commitment to STEM-related career. The...
The New Jersey Natural Gas Scholarship has been established in support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Robert Sydney Needham Memorial Scholarship Program
In order to be eligible for the Robert Sydney Needham Memorial Scholarship program , students must meet the following criteria: Be a full-time...
In order to be eligible for the Robert Sydney Needham Memorial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Sheldon Linz Memorial Scholarship
The Sheldon Linz Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established in support of students demonstrating a commitment to the field of photography...
The Sheldon Linz Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Sydney S. Green Scholarship for the Arts
This scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in one of the arts fields.
This scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in one of the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500.00 William Fisher Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships for outstanding and worthy high school students.
Scholarships for outstanding and worthy high school students.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Full Scholarship (Tuition, Books & Fees) Willy P. Hess Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for full tuition, fees and books. Students must be majoring in a Fine & Performing Arts major. Students must show signs...
This scholarship is for full tuition, fees and books. Students must be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Full Scholarship (Tuition, Books & Fees)
Ended