Friends of OCM Student Media/Communications Scholarship

High School Senior Student Eligible for Friends’ Scholarships

Senior students at the four Oshkosh High Schools are eligible to apply for two $1,000 scholarships to be used in the second semester of their freshman year at college or technical school.   Oshkosh Media and the Friends of OCM sponsor the scholarships.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Students applying for this scholarship award program must be a senior graduating on his/her appropriate career schedule at Oshkosh Lourdes, Oshkosh North, Oshkosh West, or Valley Christian. Special consideration will be given by the selection committee to those students who:
  • Participated in Media Production or Communications, in the form of audio, video, written or other creative form, to a great level of success during their high school career,
  • Participated in other school-based activities/programs/departments,
  • Maintained a high level of academic achievement compared to fellow graduating seniors from within his/her school,
  • Contributed in an outstanding manner to the community through service projects, public commitments, etc., and
  • Exhibited high personal standards in all manners (i.e. honesty, integrity, etc.).
The applicant must have served, throughout the duration of his/her high school career, as a positive role model for his/her fellow students.

APPLICATION: This application must be accompanied by:
  • Signed verification of cumulative GPA by the student’s counselor or on-site school records clerk
  • Student essay and submission of Media/Communications examples
  • Letter of recommendation from the school’s principal, counselor, teacher, or coach
STUDENT ESSAY & Example: In order to determine how well the student expresses himself/herself, a short essay is required. Applicants may choose to respond to one of the following topics:
  • Describe an event or experience unique to you that you had during your high school career that made a difference in your life or prepared you for future endeavors.
  • Discuss your interest in your desired field or major, and how you plan to use what you’ve learned from experiences you’ve had (such as in internships or volunteer work) in pursuit of your goals.
The essay must be written in the student’s own words.  The maximum length is 500 words. This essay should be submitted on its own page, typed and accompany this scholarship application packet.

In addition to the essay, the student should include examples of their work in Media or Communications that they feel qualifies them for consideration. These examples would and can include: video, audio, print, artwork or mixed media forms of production, submitted in a comparable format. (i.e. mp4, mp3, jpeg, pdf)

DEADLINES – The student should deliver a completed application to his/her counselor, administrator/director and/or principal for review.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, January 17, 2020.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

JUDGING: The judging of applications and selection of finalists and winners will be conducted by a committee organized by the Friends of OCM. Awards will be given out only if a sufficient number of applications are received prior to the January 17, 2020 deadline.  Finalists will be notified prior to their appearance on “Oshkosh Today.”

FINALISTS: The finalists will agree to an interview on “Oshkosh Today,” which is broadcast on Life TV (available on Spectrum, Roku, and Apple TV), 101.9 Oshkosh FM,, and the Oshkosh Media YouTube channel.

AWARDS: Each scholarship finalist will receive a certificate of recognition.  The certificate will be awarded at the time of the “Oshkosh Today” taping. The two Oshkosh Media/Communications Student of the Year recipients will be awarded scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per person. The scholarships will be awarded after the selected students complete one semester at an accredited university or technical college.


Oshkosh Media
RE: Student Media/Communications Scholarship
215 Church Avenue
Oshkosh, WI. 54901
2018 Friends of OCM
Student-Athletes Finalists

Blake Framke

Libby Neveau

Gabrielle Gauthier

Dylan Konop

Ben Huizinga

Zach Janotha

2017 Friends of OCM
Student-Athlete of the Year

2017 Scholarship Winners

Trevor Schulte

Mariah Nelson

Addie Schmitz

Trevor Schulte

Mariah Nelson

Jack Sitter

Reagan Beyer

The 2016 Friends of OCM
Student-Athlete Scholarship Winners

You can find all our past 
Applicants and Finalists 
at the 
Oshkosh Media 
YouTube channel by clicking below.