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TThe Pontiac Marketing & Promotion Bureau acts as the extended arm or leg of The Greater Pontiac Community Coalition,
a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.|143 Oneida, Pontiac, MI 48341, In the area of communications.
THE LORENE PHILLIPS SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION CENTER
The Pontiac Marketing and Promotion Bureau (PMB) aligns with the mission of identifying student scholarships and supporting college programs. We firmly believe in education as activism and seek to use The Scholarship Information Center to help recognize educators in the Pontiac School District and Greater Pontiac area for their leadership and contributions to the field. PMB brings history into dialogue with the present to illuminate and advance access to opportunity locally.
We propose to pay tribute to Our Teachers, Our Educators, and area Businesses for their contributions to education.
In Honor of Lorene Phillips
Lorene Phillips, raised in Pontiac from an early age, was married to Clarence E. Phillips, former City Councilman, Council President, Mayor of Pontiac and State Legislator for 42 years until his death. They have two sons, Kaino and Damani. After attending city schools and graduating from Pontiac Central High School, she earned a BA from Western Michigan in Secondary Education with majors in English and Speech Communication, a MA from Oakland University in English and completed all course work for a PhD in English at Wayne State University.
Throughout the course of her career she received several awards of recognition for outstanding proficiency in education: Who’s Who in American Education (6 years), Secondary Teacher of the Year for Pontiac Schools, nominee for Disney Teacher of the Year (FIRST Team), National FIRST Team Chairman’s Award and FIRST Team Hall of Fame (team sponsor), as well as Lifetime Educator Award from the Pontiac School District. Retired since 2011 after 43 years of service, she was an educator in the Pontiac School District teaching English and Speech to thousands of secondary students before becoming a Curriculum Administrator. As a K-12 Central Office Administrator, she directed numerous programs (English/World Language, Social Studies, Science; Supervision ofReading Specialists, Media Specialists; District Coordination of NCAA Clearinghouse, Advanced Placement, Credit Recovery; supervision of educational technology integration) at the district level. Currently, she is a State of Michigan Content Coach working to support literacy instruction at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
The Pontiac Marketing & Promotions Bureau (PMB) is proud to announce in honor of a Lifetime Educator and Community Champion from the Pontiac School District, Pontiac's own Living Legend Mrs. Lorene Phillips.
“The Lorene Phillips Scholarship Information Center”
Local Community Organizations
Local community organizations offer many scholarships opportunities, organizations such as: Places of worship, Community foundations, Civic organizations and clubs, Local businesses and chamber of commerce, Local government agencies such as school boards, some employers. Pontiac has a community that strongly encourages students to reach out locally as part of their scholarship search. We ask that you think critically about each scholarship provider and only apply through reputable sites. Follow the links below for certified local scholarship funding.
City Wide Choir Union in Pontiac, Michigan
Contact organizations directly for more information.
Community foundations, Civic organizations
The Clarence Phillips Memorial Scholarships
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated®
Omicron Alpha Alpha
The Fran Anderson Making A Difference Scholarship
Williams International - $5,000.00 scholarships to be awarded in the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 academic school semesters to City of Pontiac residents pursuing a technical or skilled trades degree.
More to come...
Wade H. McCree Incentive Scholarship Program -Students will receive a four-year scholarship to Oakland University covering tuition. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years if they meet the scholarship criteria.
Oakland Community College
Chancellor’s Scholarship – For seniors graduating from high schools in Oakland County. Awards of $3,500 for tuition and fees. Deadline April 15, 2021.
Michigan Reconnect – For high-school graduates 25 and older who do not have a college degree. Awards cover tuition and fees. No deadline - apply now!
Edward J. Kuhn Scholarship – For graduating seniors entering OCC for the first time. Awards of $2,000 for tuition and other expenses. Deadline varies with semester.
For Current OCC Students
OCC Foundation Scholarships – More than 200 scholarships for current OCC students; one easy application. Awards of $500 and up for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses. Deadline varies with semester.
Many OCC Foundation Scholarships honor OCC’s deep connections to Pontiac, including:
FIRST Robotics Scholarship - Baker College has established the FIRST Robotics Scholarship to recognize the achievements of the FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge participants.
OnTheMove Scholarship - Baker College will award the OnTheMove Scholarship as a commitment to students who transition from the Auburn Hills campus to the new Royal Oak campus (or another BC campus) to complete their education.
TEACH Scholarship - T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MICHIGAN links education, compensation and commitment to improving the quality of early education.
Regents Scholarship - Baker College will award the Regents Scholarship to graduating high school seniors.
KNOW OF A SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY?