Scholarships

Friends of OCM
Student Media/Communications/Liberal Arts Scholarship 2022

(Print out full Application at the bottom of this webpage)

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 seniors graduating on their appropriate career schedules at Oshkosh Lourdes, Oshkosh North, Oshkosh West, or Valley Christian. Special consideration will be given by the selection committee to those students who:

  • Have an interest in pursuing a career in communications/liberal arts (please define your area of interest),

  • Have participated in other school-based activities/programs/departments,

  • Have maintained a high level of academic achievement compared to fellow graduating
    seniors from within their school,

  • Have contributed in an outstanding manner to the community through service projects,
    public commitments, etc., and

  • Have exhibited high personal standards in all manners (i.e., honesty, integrity, etc.). The applicants must have served, throughout the duration of their high school careers, as positive role models for their 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 examples of their work

  • Letter of recommendation from the school’s principal, counselor, teacher, coach or adviser


STUDENT ESSAY & Example: In order to determine how well the students express themselves, a short essay is required. Applicants may choose to respond to one of the following topics:

  • Describe an event or experience that challenged you 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 have learned from experiences you have had (such as in internships or with 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 students should include examples of their work in Media or Communications/Liberal Arts that they feel qualifies them for consideration. These examples should and can include video, audio, written or published work, artwork or mixed media forms of production, submitted in a comparable format. (i.e. mp4, mp3, jpeg, pdf)

DEADLINES: The students should deliver completed applications to their counselor, administrator/director and/or principal for review.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, January 17, 2022. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

EVALUATION: 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, 2022 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), OshkoshMedia.org, 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/Liberal Arts Student of the Year recipients will be offered 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.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION PACKETS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE HIGH SCHOOLS’ COUNSELING DEPARTMENTS or from OSHKOSH MEDIA. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE MAILED TO:

Oshkosh Media
RE: Student Media/Communications/Liberal Arts Scholarship 215 Church Avenue
Oshkosh, WI. 54901

OR EMAILED TO:

Friends of OCM@yahoo.com
Use: OCM Communications/Liberal Arts Scholarship 2022 (as the subject line in the email)

2017 Friends of OCM

Student-Athlete of the Year

2017 Scholarship Winners

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The 2016 Friends of OCM

Student-Athlete Scholarship Winners

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

Members of the Friends of OCM Board of Directors and their immediate family members as well

as Oshkosh Media staff and their immediate family members are not eligible to win any

Friends of OCM contest or scholarships.