The Honors College

Oak View Hall, Room 210
509 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-4450
Fax: (248) 370-4479

Pescovitz Presidential and Study Abroad Scholarships

Both the Pescovitz Presidential and the Donna & Walt Young Study Abroad scholarships use a different application process from all other HC Scholarships. For details on either, please see the appropriate tab below. Students should apply here for all other HC scholarships from October 1st - 11:59 p.m. on March 1st.

The Pescovitz Presidential Scholarship

Each fall, Oakland University identifies its most outstanding first-year students as Pescovitz Presidential Scholars. Selected students receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship. Through this significant investment, OU and the Honors College aim to develop a diverse and multidisciplinary group of future leaders that will address our country’s biggest questions and solve our most daunting challenges.

In addition to receiving OU’s most considerable merit scholarship, Pescovitz Presidential Scholars receive four years of enhanced mentoring from faculty and the dean of the Honors College. Throughout their time at OU, they participate in unique co-curricular experiences designed to help them develop as leaders, researchers, and engaged citizens.

Selection Criteria:

  • Awarded the Platinum Presidential Scholar Award
  • Eligible students must apply and Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis.
  • Each applicant must be a member of The Honors College, and The Honors College Scholarship Committee will review and award.


Apply for the Pescovitz Presidential Scholarship

Donna & Walt Young Study Abroad Scholarship

Have Questions about WhereWhen and/or How to Study Abroad? Watch this OU VIDEO! 

Already planned your trip?  Apply for an HC Study Abroad Scholarship!

Thanks to the generous support of Mr. Walt and Mrs. Donna Young,  The Honors College offers study abroad scholarships to all students who will be in at least their 2nd year in the program, at the time of travel.

These scholarships are offered 3 times a year (depending on time of travel) and applicants must satisfy the requirements below in order to apply:

  • Must be an undergraduate student enrolled in The Honors College
  • Must be in your second year or above, at the time of travel
  • Have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA at the time of the application
  • Be willing to communicate with the donors about the impact of the experience (arranged by The Honors College)
  • Preference given to students who exhibit leadership and involvement in the Honors College
  • One time award 

**The Honors College Scholarship Committee will also consider the educational value of the travel

Application Deadlines: 

  1. October 15: for Winter travel
  2. March 15: for Summer travel
  3. April 15: for Fall travel

Apply for a Summer 2023 Study Abroad Scholarship