SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

This scholarship fund is established to honor outstanding seniors who are Christian active in participating churches. The award is given to high school seniors seeking their education in an accredited place of higher learning (i.e. college or university; vocational or trade school).

Applicant must present VERIFIABLE PROOF of intention to attend a college, university, or trade school (i.e. registration receipt and/or class schedule) before he/she receives the final award.

Scholarship awards will be disbursed between the months of August through October. Failure of Applicant to present verifiable proof of class schedule will result In forfeiture of Applicant’s Scholarship Award.

SUBMIT 2021 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

* Applicant must be a high school senior who is completing high school in the year of the application.

* Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA as determined by the last grading period. Please submit an official sealed copy of your transcript.

* Applicant must have been an active participating member (in good standing) at his/her church for at least one year prior to applying.

* Applicant must be attending a 2-year or 4-year college, university, vocational, or technical school in the Fall of the year of the application.

Completed application packets must be >> E-MAILED << by May 24, 2021. Please ensure that you submit your application in its entirety at least a few days ahead to ensure that it arrives on time.

Congratulation letters are mailed to each successful recipient during the fourth week of May. Please ensure that an accurate and legible mailing address is listed on your application.

Yes, you can still apply for the scholarship; however, scholarship awards will not be disbursed without proof of enrollment. Your application should reflect where you intend to attend.

Awards will be mailed the third week of August. The Foundation must receive a copy of your class schedule or registration/verification receipt by the due date noted on the application.

For the purposes of this application, ask a counselor. Do not ask a friend or family member. A letter of recommendation is similar to a professional reference. Make sure your counselor can articulate your strengths and praise your accomplishments. Provide him/her a “Brag” sheet if necessary.

REFLECTIONS FROM PAST RECIPIENTS:

“My name is Charles Elijah Owens, and I would like to thank you for the scholarship as it has meant so much to me. It was and has been a huge blessing as I continue my schooling.”

“Receiving the OCAACC scholarship helped me pay off my first-year tuition at Northern Arizona University and allowed me to be able to buy college supplies.”

“Receiving the OCAACC in 2013 provided me with the funds I needed to attend Johns Hopkins University to pursue my Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Engineering. The opportunities I’ve had at my university are endless, including participating in research to find the effects of e-cigarettes on the body, shadowing lawyers at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and working on a storm-water design project with the US Army Corps of Engineers. I’m proud to be a recipient of this scholarship as I begin my path towards becoming a professional engineer.”

 

“Receiving the OCAACC in 2013 provided me with the funds I needed to attend Johns Hopkins University to pursue my Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Engineering. The opportunities I’ve had at my university are endless, including participating in research to find the effects of e-cigarettes on the body, shadowing lawyers at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and working on a storm-water design project with the US Army Corps of Engineers. I’m proud to be a recipient of this scholarship as I begin my path towards becoming a professional engineer.”

 

“Receiving the OCAACC in 2013 provided me with the funds I needed to attend Johns Hopkins University to pursue my Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Engineering. The opportunities I’ve had at my university are endless, including participating in research to find the effects of e-cigarettes on the body, shadowing lawyers at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and working on a storm-water design project with the US Army Corps of Engineers. I’m proud to be a recipient of this scholarship as I begin my path towards becoming a professional engineer.”

 

“Transitioning from high school to college takes more than learning how to navigate the nuances of college life. It also takes money for transportation, dorm and school supplies, and other necessities. When I arrived at Idaho State University in my Freshman year, the money I received from organizations like the Orange County African American Cultural Center, allowed me to be uniquely situated; I did not have to worry about any basic needs. I am currently attending the University of Arkansas and majoring in History and Political Science and I was able to take my dorm supplies from Pocatello, ID into my off-campus apartment in Fayetteville, AR. Thank you, Orange County African American Cultural Center, for blessing me with an award that has blessed me at two different university campuses.”

 

“Thank you, Orange County African American Cultural Center, for awarding me a scholarship in 2015. I attend the University of Wyoming and I am majoring in Mass Communications with a minor in Marketing. Going to school out of state is expensive; the scholarship really helped me with much-needed dorm supplies that are now located in my off-campus apartment. It also allowed me to buy textbooks in my freshman year; that alone was a huge blessing!!”

ADDITIONAL RECIPIENTS

SHANYCE RODGERS

2011 RECIPIENT


B.A. Nursing

Loyola Marymount

M.A. Nursing – CWRU

BLAINE JACKSON

2012 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Business

Long Beach Community College

DARION AKEEM CRAIG

2014 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Sport Medicine

Northern Arizona University

MICHAEL J. MONTGOMERY

2014 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: English/Computer Science Technology

San Jose State University

RASHON BURNELL

2015 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Photography

Santa Ana College

JELANI DRAKE

2011 RECIPIENT


B.A. Business

Northern Arizona State

MICAH HUNTER

2013 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Mass Media Communication

Pace University

KENNETH L. CYPRIAN, JR.

2014 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Sociology

Hampton University

ASHLEY HARRIS

2014 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Communication

Hampton University

KENDELL HOLLOWELL

2015 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Communication/Marketing

University of Wyoming

JAELYN MAGEE

2016 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Business/Law

Hampton University

LEONARD WINSTON

2011 RECIPIENT


DOUBLE MAJOR: Photography/Cinema & Television Arts

California State University

KIANA RODGERS

2013 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Environmental Engineer

Johns Hopkins University

ISAIAH BENOIT

2014 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Social Behavior

Golden West College

DAVID S. WHITT

2014 RECIPIENT


Certificate In Learning/Special Needs Program

Life Skills Series

UCLA

ELIJAH OWENS

2015 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Kinesiology

Santa Ana College

KENDRA WILLIAMS

2016 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Construction Management

Tuskegee University

STEPHANIE DUVERNAY

2012 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Psychology

California State San Marcos

KYLIE BENTLEY

2013 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Psychology

California State Fullerton

CORY HOLLOWELL

2014 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: History/Political Science

University of Arkansas

DEVEN BOSTON

2014 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Psychology

Azusa Pacific College

ERIN ERIQUEZ

2016 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Business

California State Pomona

MICHAEL FREEMAN

2016 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Cinema Media Television

Moorehouse College

JOSHUA COOK

2012 RECIPIENT


B.A. Mass Communication

Idaho State University

BISHOP EMILLE MENCY

2014 RECIPIENT


Full Basketball Scholarship

Rice University

MARQUIS CERILLO

2014 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: History

Arizona State University

PATRICE BATES

2015 RECIPIENT


MAJOR: Nursing

Santa Ana College