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
$1000 GRADUATING - Andrew T. Baran Scholarship
Graduating – Awarded to a graduating student who becomes enrolled in a four-year institution pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Graduating – Awarded to a graduating student who becomes enrolled in a...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $1000
Deadline04/26/2019
$250 GRADUATING - Associated Students of Ocean County College Awards (In memory of Thomas J. Brady)
Graduating – Student government presents awards to graduating students displaying a consistently strong record of involvement in the co-curricular...
Graduating – Student government presents awards to graduating students...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $250
Deadline04/26/2019
$500.00 GRADUATING - Carleen Sterling Orsi Memorial Award
Graduating – Awarded to a graduate transferring to a four-year institution. (Renewable for second year)
Graduating – Awarded to a graduate transferring to a four-year...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$400.00 GRADUATING - Cornelia Wismer Memorial Award in Criminal Justice
Graduating – Donated by her family, this award is granted to an outstanding graduating student completing at least 64 OCC credits, with a 3.0 GPA...
Graduating – Donated by her family, this award is granted to an...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$500.00 GRADUATING - D.W. Smith, P.A. Scholarship Fund
Graduating – This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student enrolled in Civil Engineering who has completed the first year’s requirements...
Graduating – This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$1,500.00 GRADUATING - Dollie & Harry David Sussna Scholarship
Graduating – Donated by Dollie and Harry David Sussna. Initial award is $1,500 each to two outstanding students transferring to four-year...
Graduating – Donated by Dollie and Harry David Sussna. Initial award is...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$1,000.00 GRADUATING - Douglas C. King Memorial Graduate Fund
Graduating – Support of a Criminal Justice Major who is planning to further his/her education at a four year college. Student should demonstrate...
Graduating – Support of a Criminal Justice Major who is planning to...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$200.00 GRADUATING - John Morrison Memorial Scholarship Award
Graduating – Donated by Dr. Beth Brierley, the John Morrison Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two graduating students transferring to a four-year...
Graduating – Donated by Dr. Beth Brierley, the John Morrison Memorial...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $200.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$1,000.00 GRADUATING - Joseph J. Quattrock Memorial Scholarship
*Graduating *- This scholarship has been established to assist a graduating non-traditional Ocean County College student in good standing in...
*Graduating *- This scholarship has been established to assist a...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$500.00 GRADUATING - Joyce Previte Memorial Scholarship
Graduating – The Joyce Previte Memorial Scholarship has been established in support of students demonstrating a commitment to a career in Nursing. ...
Graduating – The Joyce Previte Memorial Scholarship has been established...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$250.00 GRADUATING - Judith A. Laurie Memorial Award (For Excellence in Spanish)
Graduating – Donated by Judith Laurie’s sister, Joan Herder, this award is granted to a student demonstrating excellence in the pursuit of the...
Graduating – Donated by Judith Laurie’s sister, Joan Herder, this award...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$1,000.00 GRADUATING - LaVerne Weigold Memorial Scholarship
Graduating – Awarded to outstanding students demonstrating scholarship abilities and an interest in the area of English or the Humanities.
Graduating – Awarded to outstanding students demonstrating scholarship...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$500.00 GRADUATING - Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission Art Award
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: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$5,000.00 GRADUATING - Philip G. Zitelli Scholarship in Leadership
*Graduating *- Phil Zitelli was a member of the first graduation class of Ocean County College in June 1968. Phil served as the first OCC Student...
*Graduating *- Phil Zitelli was a member of the first graduation class...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$1,000.00 GRADUATING - Robert J. Novins Scholarship for Continued Study
Graduating – Awarded to a graduating student continuing in a four-year institution, majoring in Political Science and Government Studies with a 3.0...
Graduating – Awarded to a graduating student continuing in a four-year...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$2,000.00 GRADUATING - The D'Onofrio Foundation Award
Graduating – Awarded to a student who demonstrates aptitude in the study of Health/Medicine, with intent to pursue a career in a related field,...
Graduating – Awarded to a student who demonstrates aptitude in the study...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$525.00 GRADUATING - The Paul Family Scholarship Fund (In Memory of Joyce Previte)
Graduating – This scholarship has been established in support of students demonstrating a commitment to a career in Nursing. The applicant must be...
Graduating – This scholarship has been established in support of...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $525.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$1,000.00 GRADUATING - The Sheldon Linz Memorial Scholarship
Graduating – The Sheldon Linz Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established in support of students demonstrating a commitment to the field of...
Graduating – The Sheldon Linz Memorial Scholarship Fund has been...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/26/2019
Varies GRADUATING- Academy Graduating Award
Qualified College Academy Students are encourage to apply for this award in anticipation of there successful completion of there degree at OCC....
Qualified College Academy Students are encourage to apply for this award...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/26/2019
$250.00 GRADUATING- 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: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline04/26/2019
$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: 04/26/2019
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline04/26/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
$500.00 100 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 Women...
The 100 Women Campaign seeks to provide talented Health & Social Science...
  • Deadline: 08/16/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
Varies Adele E. Harrison Memorial Scholarship Fund
Annual scholarship to needy and deserving students.
Annual scholarship to needy and deserving students.
  • Deadline: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
up to $625.00 Ammon Foundation Matching Scholarship
This matching award allows up to $625 per qualified student. Qualified students should be familiar with The Ammon Foundation...
This matching award allows up to $625 per qualified student. Qualified...
  • Deadline: 08/16/2019
  • Award: up to $625.00
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
$1,000.00 Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, L.L.C. and Stephan & Judith Leone Scholarship Fund
This scholarship has been established in support of students demonstrating a commitment to a career in Nursing. The applicant must be a high...
This scholarship has been established in support of students...
  • Deadline: 08/16/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
$500.00 Christopher Calderone Memorial Scholarship
The Christopher Calderone Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory of Christopher Calderone. Christopher attended Ocean County College...
The Christopher Calderone Memorial Scholarship has been established in...
  • Deadline: 08/16/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
Varies Dr. Charles J. Abeles Memorial Fund
Annual award to a student demonstrating outstanding aptitude in languages, literature, or philosophy.
Annual award to a student demonstrating outstanding aptitude in...
  • Deadline: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
up to $4,000 Elmo T. Samuel Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Samuel was known for his generosity- This scholarship recognizes that generosity, the value of education to lift yourself and all of those...
Dr. Samuel was known for his generosity- This scholarship recognizes...
  • Deadline: 08/16/2019
  • Award: up to $4,000
Deadline08/16/2019
Varies 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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
$250.00 Frank J. Citta Memorial Scholarship Fund
Student must demonstrate financial need, genuine commitment, the highest character, integrity and concern for the community. Academically, he or...
Student must demonstrate financial need, genuine commitment, the highest...
  • Deadline: 08/16/2019
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
$250.00 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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Full Scholarship (Tuition, Books & Fees)
Deadline08/16/2019
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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/16/2019
$250.00 Jennie Horne Cece Award - Graduating Award
The Jennie Horne Cece Award: Raised at a time when education was thought unnecessary for girls, Jennie, a young girl of extraordinary intelligence,...
The Jennie Horne Cece Award: Raised at a time when education was thought...
  • Deadline: 08/16/2019
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline08/16/2019
$500.00 JF Party Dragon Scholarship
This Scholarship has been established to give back to individuals giving back to their community. Qualified applicants should be a graduating...
This Scholarship has been established to give back to individuals giving...
  • Deadline: 08/16/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline08/16/2019
$500.00 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: 08/16/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline08/16/2019