Tom Cain Scholarship

OTCEA: Oakland Technical Center Education Association

Who can apply?
This scholarship is for graduating seniors who have attended one of the  OSTC campuses during the 2020-2021 academic year.

How many scholarships are awarded?

Each of the four campuses award varying scholarships in number and amount of award. See your OSTC counselor for specific information.

What is the scholarship based on?

The scholarship is not based solely on grade point average, but rather evaluated on a number of other factors (e.g. essay, recommendations, financial status).

When is the application due?

The application is due Friday, March 5, 2021. The application must be submitted online.

When do I have to claim my scholarship?

Winners of this scholarship must claim it by June 11, 2022; or it will be forfeited.

Where can I find the application?

The Tom Cain Memorial Scholarship application

What info do I need for the application?

  • Demographic Information
    • address
    • student contact information
    • parent/guardian contact info rmation
    • OSTC campus
    • OSTC program
    • instructor(s) na me(s)
    • high school
    • college plan
  • Financial Information
    • personal statement regarding your family's financial situation, which will help the selection committee understand your need
  • Academic Information
    • high school transcript
    • OSTC academic history
  • Essay/Personal Goal Statement
    • in one page, address the following topics:
      • What are your career goals and how do you plan to accomplish them?
      • How has attending the technical campus guided you in your career planning and helped you decide on further education?
      • If awarded this scholarship, how will it help you reach your goals?
  • Letter of Recommendations
    • at least two (2) letters of recommendation
    • at least one (1) of the letters must be from an OSTC instructor or other staff member
  • Optional Information
    • photographs, copies of certificates, or other items in your portfolio that may help the selection committee make their decision
    • the items should be directly related to your OSTC program or your technical area of interest
  • Signatures
    • student and parent/guardian signature required to submit application

Once you start the application, you will need to finish it in one sitting. Google Forms will not save your work.