For 30 years, Oakland Schools has recognized exemplary Oakland County public school district teachers in three categories: Elementary, Middle School and High School. To learn more visit the Teacher of the Year page.
This award, established in 1990, is a tribute to Betty Campion, a former Oakland Schools (1978-1992) and Walled Lake Board of Education (10 years) trustee, and recognizes four winners from those nominated for the honor (one in each quadrant of Oakland County).
Candidates must be employed in a support position in a local district – transportation, maintenance, custodial, office personnel, food services, or professional support to teachers (including para-educators).
The winners will each receive a $500 cash award from the Oakland Schools Education Foundation and framed certificate of recognition which will be presented at their local board of education meeting in May or June.
In 1991, a partnership began between Oakland Schools and DENSO International to fund scholarships for students attending Oakland Schools Technical Campuses.
More than $390,000 has been given to students in engineering and technical studies programs who have not only been outstanding scholars, but leaders in and out of the classroom.
Now known as the Scholarships for Success Awards Program, scholarships will range between $500 and $7,500 and will apply to the 2017-2018 academic year.
Scholarship awards are based on interest and participation in Career Technical Education, academic achievement and career goals. Successful applicants may use the scholarship funds at any accredited, post-secondary institution, trade school or apprenticeship program.
In April 2017, OSEF held the first Scholarships for Success gala dinner to raise funds to support this program. Last year's gala was held on April 19, 2018 at Tam O'Shanter Country Club.
Students who were awarded a scholarship were honored on February 26, 2018 at an awards breakfast held at Oakland Schools.