Scholarship Program

Resident graduates of Hazel Park Schools are offered a tuition-free path to an associate degree.

  • Scholarship (Read “How does it works” to determine eligibility)
  • College Advisor
  • College Success Coach
  • Community Mentoring Program

Non-Resident graduates of Hazel Park Schools

  • College Advisor
  • College Success Coach
  • Community Mentoring Program

How does it work?

  • Students who attend OCC (and continuously reside in Oakland County) are guaranteed two years’ worth of full tuition and fees, either through Pell Grant funding or a Hazel Park Promise Scholarship (Promise funding is available for six years after high school graduation.
  • A student attending in-state, non-OCC, institution is eligible for up to $1,500 per semester for a total of $6,000. (If awarded Pell Grant dollars exceed $1,500 no Promise Zone money will be awarded. Pell grant dollars awarded in a given semester will be subtracted from that $1,500. Ex: if student receives $1,000 in Pell Grant, the Promise Zone will pay $500.)
  • A student must submit a Promise Zone scholarship application and inform the Promise Zone Executive Director which school he/she will be attending prior to course registration. The scholarship application opens in October of a student’s senior year and will be sent to all seniors via email.
  • A student’s FAFSA must be fully processed by a college or university in order for that student to receive Promise Zone funding. This includes any additional verification documentation which may be requested by the student’s college or university following initial FAFSA submission.
  • A student attending a school other than OCC must submit an electronic copy of his/her registration bill prior to the start of each semester. OCC will bill the Promise Zone directly. All scholarships are sent directly to the college or university. 
  • All students must submit copies of their grades at the end of each semester in order to receive the following semester’s funding. The GPA requirement for continued funding is 2.0. 
  • Eligibility for full scholarship, as described above, is as follows: entering district in 5th grade or earlier = 100% of award, 6th-8th = 90%, 9th = 75%, 10th = 50%, 11th = 30%, 12th = 20%

              For more information or questions about our scholarship program please reach out to our Executive Director at brandon.gleaton@hazelparkschools.org