March 01, 2020
Scholarships Bring Dreams to Life
Program Officer, Scholarships
In 2019 OCF — with generous support from donors — awarded 3,900 scholarships to help students realize their dreams of higher education.
OCF scholarships fund education for graduates of specific high schools, current college students and even graduate students. Some of our scholarships support nontraditional students pursuing workforce retraining or higher education.
Race and Ethnicity
Note: OCF scholarship recipients self-identify their race/ethnicity and may select multiple categories. 16.1% selected more than one category. Therefore, the percentages in the chart add up to more than 100%.
Low-income students and students of color face additional barriers in accessing and completing postsecondary education. OCF is committed to closing this opportunity gap, and OCF scholarships are mitigating these inequities. Overall, 69% of 2019 scholarship recipients were low-income students and 37% were students of color.
- Nursing: 210 Scholarship Recipients, $706,184
- Business Administration: 96 Scholarship Recipients, $401,293
- Education: 98 Scholarship Recipients $348,385
- Biology: 82 Scholarship Recipients $253,582
- Psychology: 65 Scholarship Recipients $218,735
“There are some truly amazing stories out in the world connected to such passionate people. Volunteering to review these scholarship applications was a wonderful opportunity to get a glimpse of those people!”
JOSÉ MADRID BELTRAN