OCSA SCHOLARSHIPS

The following are scholarships exclusively for OCSA seniors!

The Blaze Bernstein Memorial Scholarship Endowment is “Blazing it Forward” with the first Blaze Bernstein Memorial Fund Scholarship. This year the scholarship will be exclusively for a graduating OCSA senior in the amount of $1,250. Applications are online only at the link above, and must be submitted by Friday, May 4. Come to Student Services for information.

Mekjian Family Culinary Arts & Hospitality Scholarship (NEW this year!)Multiple $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors in the Culinary Arts & Hospitality Conservatory pursuing an education at a college, university, conservatory or specialized professional culinary program to help further studies in the culinary arts and hospitality fields. Application information is available by clicking on the link above.  Questions and applications for these scholarships must be emailed to daniel.mattos@ocsarts.net by Friday, March 30. 

Sunny Brown Scholarship - This $10,000 scholarship is for seniors pursuing higher education in visual or performing arts and will be awarded to one OCSA senior. Apply online only by clicking on the link above by Friday, March 30. Questions regarding this scholarship should be emailed to karen.rymar@ocsarts.net.

Nancy Egan Scholarship - OCSA seniors who are pursuing an education at an accredited college, university or conservatory are invited to apply for this $2,500 scholarship to be awarded to one OCSA senior. Apply online only by Friday, March 30 by clicking on the link above.  Please email karen.rymar@ocsarts.net with questions regarding this scholarship.

Dragon Kim Foundation Memorial Scholarship - Two $5,000 scholarship grants will be awarded to two OCSA seniors attending an institution of higher education in 2018-19.  Application information is available by clicking on the link above. Questions and applications for these scholarships must be emailed to scholarship@dragonkimfoundation.org by Friday, March 30.

 

 

Smart Track

OCSA is excited to announce that we now provide access to a free new resource for our 9th-12th grade students and families called the Smart TrackTM College Funding Program!

Figuring out how to pay for college can be confusing and stressful. That is why we are pleased to be able to supply this online system with the tools and resources to educate you on navigating the college funding process and finding opportunities to save on college costs, when it really counts – prior to actually applying for financial aid.

The sooner you can begin learning about the best ways to plan for college expenses, the more savings opportunities you will have available. Click here to learn more and create your own free Smart Track account to start utilizing these helpful tools.

How your Smart Track account can help you plan for college expenses:

  • Quick College Cost Estimation Tool: Begin planning your college fund by knowing the minimum amount you will be expected to pay for college (your EFCs) based on your unique finances and whether and how you can reduce them.
  • Customized College Strategy Report: Designed to assist you in uncovering opportunities to lower your college costs, identify the most generous colleges on your list, and determine your student's estimated aid package.
  • Live & On-Demand Workshops: Learn educational strategies for navigating, accessing, and maximizing your college funding and financial aid.
  • Monthly Email Tips & Tools: Receive strategic and step-by-step college planning guidance when specific topics and tools are most relevant to you, and stay organized throughout the process with a customizable eCalendar.
  • Awards Analysis tool: Make sure you are receiving all the financial aid you are entitled to. This powerful tool will assess whether or not the college did a good job meeting your demonstrated need and, if not, what you can do about it!
  • Free Assessment: All families with OCSA receive a FREE 15-minute evaluation with a professional college funding Smart Track™ Coach.  This is a great opportunity for you to get answers to your specific questions and strategize about how best to pay your share and maximize eligibility for merit & need based aid.

To start using these helpful tools, click here to register for your free account.

Individual Scholarship Opportunities

Low Income / Minority / High-Performing Student Scholarships