OCC Raises $23,000 in Scholarships


ROYAL OAK — Oakland Community College student scholarship coffers netted $23,000 from the Ford Arts, Beats and Eats Festival, which took place over Labor Day weekend. The college raised scholarship money by charging festivalgoers $15 per car to park in the OCC parking structure.

“We are excited to have this new source of funding for student scholarships,” said OCC Foundation Executive Director Kathryn Rusak. “We hope those who utilized OCC’s structures during the festival know they helped a student achieve their dreams.”

Each year, numerous scholarships are made available to OCC students through private contributions, special events, annual and endowed scholarships.

To donate, visit the OCC Foundation oaklandcc.edu/Foundation/WaysToGive.aspx or call 248-341-2137.