Pre-College Programs

North Foundation Hall, Room 106
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-4455
Fax: (248) 370-4463
8a.m. - 5p.m.

Wade H. McCree Incentive Scholarship Program

The Wade H. McCree Scholarship Program provides academic and social support to public students in Detroit, Pontiac and Oak Park who are selected by their school districts. McCree students are eligible for full tuition scholarships to Oakland University if they meet the scholarship criteria of a 3.0 GPA and a composite score of 21 on the ACT or the SAT equivalent.

Being a Wade H. McCree Scholar gives me a sense of pride and accomplishment.  I am earning my degree at OU for free! Having the opportunity to do what most only dream about is amazing! I consider myself very fortunate to be one of the few students who have the privilege to say that they are a part of this scholarship program.  I view the Wade H. McCree scholarship as a reward for all of my hard work and dedication throughout high school.  It has helped me greatly in my academic endeavors and I am truly blessed.

~Anya Harris, Pontiac High School Graduate


Participating Schools/Districts


  • Freshman – induction ceremony at OU 
  • Sophomore – Saturday campus visit at OU 
  • Junior – Grizzly Day campus visit to OU; Entrepreneurship Summer Camp 
  • Senior – Dinner at OU 
  • Renaissance Festival Trip 
  • Summer Camp Mentors 
  • Opportunity to dual enroll at OU 
  • Opportunity to attend athletic events at OU 
  • Opportunity to attend academic and culturally enriched programs at OU 

Past Scholar Recipients

Chandler Park Academy Scholars
Rebekah Anthony
Xavier Bester
Taylor Boatner
Breonna Bowser
Krystal Fortune
Santana Gaines
Tia Mullins
Alasia Pettway
Precious Sanders
Chnel Skeleton
Erica Washington
Artasia West
Shannon Williams  
Detroit Public Schools Scholars
Janae Alabi
Juquatta Brewer
Ashley Chillis
Felicia Clark
Aaron Davis
Eli Day
Carnisha Gilder
Tiara Hendrix
Autumn James
Nicole Pitts
Jailia Stevenson
Tenira Townsend

Oak Park High School Scholars
Chantell Alnarrayi
Ashley Banks
Jahnikki Belcher
Matthew Bradley
Tacora Bradley
Paul Davis
Taylor Davis
Krecynthis Day
Ciara Forbers
Brittney Frazier
Elizabeth Garcia
Shanika Hatcher
Shanovia Hatcher
Christopher Hopkins
Courtney Hopkins
Lynn Jarrell
Denise Jones
Ryan Jordan
Desiree' Kirkland
Lanisha Mullin
Jason Newman
Hong Nguyen
Rykel Peacock
Pamela Primus
Aiana Scott
Jinae Stoudemire
Jerin Stoudemire
Alexander Wainaina
Janice Williams
Jhanay Williams-Wolf 

Pontiac High School Scholars
Attassion Asseno
Stephen Alvarado
Bobby Boutin
Roderick Caldwell
Edwin Claudio
Vanity Ellis
Meghan Ferdon
Kayla Fike
India Grandberry
Deja Green
Anya Harris
Kayla Henke
Ebony Ivie
Angela Loomis
Chantelle McChristian
Angela Moody
Christina Mullinix
Tiffany Northern
Desiree Pettiford
Lakeisha Pierre
Ellis Rabb
Valerie Radka
Krystal Remirez
Alexis Redmond
Jasen Sams
Samuel Slade
Mary Soltis
Ane' Taylor
Larry Watkins
Talisha Williamson
Terence Willson
Mary Yang
Pheng Yang
Nancy Yang
Wendy Yang