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John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
(248) 370-4504
Fax: (248) 370-3182

University Advancement

John Dodge House
507 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4488
(248) 370-4504
Fax: (248) 370-3182

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Annual Named Scholarships

Annual Named Scholarships give donors an opportunity to impact an Oakland University student directly, through a scholarship of $1,000 or more.

  • Scholarships can be need-based of merit-based for a chosen school or college.
  • Groups are encouraged to create or contribute towards an Annual Named Scholarship.
  • Make a one-time gift, or split up the amount over up to 12 months. Payroll deduction may be available to current Oakland University employees.
  • The scholarship will be available for awarding once the full amount is received from the donor(s).
  • The scholarship can be renewed as often as the donors wish – a multi-year pledge can be made to support the
    same student.
  • Normal scholarship rules apply, for instance, you may not specify a particular student to receive the scholarship. 
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David McGhee (CAS '05) explains why he created a scholarship at Oakland University.
When I received a scholarship it meant a dream deferred would happen. It would be completed.

Scholarship brought the economic means but also game me a moral means you know to continue to keep pushing through.

A scholarship means that I’m gonna be at a very good place to get more experience as an educator and to be able to even pursue my master’s degree.

Going through this program I came out with such a unique set of experiences that were greater than I could have even imagined.

I actually ran out of the house screaming like yes, you know. Just another someone to realize that your hard work deserved you know some recognition and some assistance that was awesome. I received the Critical Difference Scholarship.

The Larry Chonovich Legacy Scholarship.

The Hailey Brouilet Study Abroad Scholarship.

I’m a Keeper of the Dream recipient of the 2018 year.

To the donors, I am so thankful for you.

Thank you for helping me, thank you for helping everybody else that has received a scholarship it means more than you even know.

You may not realize that your donations have changed the trajectory of my family household. It really just game me an opportunity to develop as a student and as a person, and I’m entirely grateful for it.

I chose Oakland University because they have a tight knit community, with smaller class sizes, and it just felt like a really personal university.

I wanted to meet new people I wanted to experience new things and I feel like Oakland gave me that opportunity.

To those who are creating scholarships, you’re doing more than just creating a scholarship you’re creating an experience for someone which you may spark an interest that they didn’t know that they had in themselves, so you’re giving a student reassurance in things that they can do.

You’re presence here at Oakland University really provides us an example to explore our opportunities.

For assisting students like myself with similar circumstances it is greatly appreciated and from the depths of my heart I am grateful.

How do I set up and make donations towards an Annual Named Scholarship?
Annual Named Scholarships require special planning and execution. Please contact the office of Anthony Gallina at or (248) 370-4403 if you are interested in creating a scholarship.