All Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in our scholarship program. Please note the following important deadlines:

Graduating Award Applications: Open March 6, 2019 – April 25, 2019
Fall 2019: Open March 6, 2019 – August 16, 2019

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 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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Full Scholarship (Tuition, Books & Fees)
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Full Scholarship (Tuition, Books & Fees)
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
$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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline08/16/2019
$1,250.00 Lataro Family Schoalrship
  • Deadline: 08/16/2019
  • Award: $1,250.00
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
$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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline08/16/2019
$350.00 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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: $350.00
Deadline08/16/2019
Varies NJ Association of Public Accountants Fund
The student must be a second year student, have a B or better average and be enrolled as an *accounting *major. The student must be from Monmouth...
The student must be a second year student, have a B or better average...
  • Deadline: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
Varies NJ Association of Public Accountants Fund
The student must be a second year student, have a B or better average and be enrolled as an *accounting *major. The student must be from Monmouth...
The student must be a second year student, have a B or better average...
  • Deadline: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
$1,000.00 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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Maximum of $1,000.00
Deadline08/16/2019
$1,250.00 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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: $1,250.00
Deadline08/16/2019
$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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline08/16/2019
Varies William T. Hiering Sungard/Collegis
This scholarship is awarded to a student who has selected Computer Science as a major program of study. The student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
This scholarship is awarded to a student who has selected Computer...
  • Deadline: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
Varies 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 of...
This scholarship is for full tuition, fees and books. Students must be...
  • Deadline: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
$1000.00 GRADUATING - Ocean County College Board of Trustees Scholarship
Graduating – Donated by the OCC Board of Trustees, $1,000 each is awarded to three graduating students who have achieved outstanding academic...
Graduating – Donated by the OCC Board of Trustees, $1,000 each is...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1000.00
$1,000.00 GRADUATING - President's Leadership Team Scholarship
Graduating – $1,000 is awarded to two non-traditional students who have demonstrated commitment to successfully completing their academic...
Graduating – $1,000 is awarded to two non-traditional students who have...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$300.00 GRADUATING - Probation Officer Harold E. LaSalle Memorial Scholarship
Graduating – Donated by family and friends, the Probation Officer Harold E. LaSalle Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduate of the Criminal...
Graduating – Donated by family and friends, the Probation Officer Harold...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $300.00
$100.00 GRADUATING - R.J. Norcia Award
The R.J. Norcia award celebrates a student who came to OCC for a “second chance” and attained academic success. After graduating from the OCC...
The R.J. Norcia award celebrates a student who came to OCC for a “second...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $100.00
$750.00 GRADUATING - Soroptimist Club of Toms River Scholarship
Graduating – Awarded to a graduating female student continuing her education at a four-year institution.
Graduating – Awarded to a graduating female student continuing her...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $750.00
$500.00 GRADUATING - The Pauline S. Miller Award (History)
Graduating – Donated by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a certificate and award is granted to an outstanding student in the field...
Graduating – Donated by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500.00
$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:
  • Award: $500.00
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
$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 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