School of Education and Human Services

Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
248 370 3050

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To request a paper application, email or contact the Counseling department at (248) 370-4179.

Application Deadline
February 9, 2018

Applicants are notified at the end of term prior to term in which award is to be used.

For further information, contact:
  Counseling Department Chair
  440K Pawley Hall
  Oakland University
  Rochester, MI 48309
  (248) 370-2626

Scholarship Recipients

2017  Chantelle McChristian
          Senna Shehadeh 
2016  Vincent Anila
          Kathleen Smigels
          Mark Strubler
2015  Andrea Kot
          Angelic Taylor
2014  Jill Farber-Bramson
          Michelle Gaits
          Andrea Kot
2013  Serena Eatmon
          Dawn Sandoval
          Brian Wummel
2012  Serena Eatmon
          Dawn Watters
          Brian Wummel
201 Tamara Shirey
          Tiffanye Teagarden
2010  Megan Wencley
2009  Laverne Santangelo
          John Tihansky
2008  Kim Szajna
2007  Scott Hall
2002  Kyna Burton 

George R-Klein

George R. and Helen Klein Memorial Scholarship

Barry Klein, a 1968 graduate of Oakland University, established the George R. and Helen Klein Memorial Scholarship in 1997 to honor his parents. Klein credits OU for teaching him to think critically and question why things are the way they are. He has authored the book Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll; the royalties from the book are used to fund this scholarship in support of students with an interest in substance-abuse counseling.

Since his graduation, Klein has continued his involvement with Oakland University by co-chairing the alumni component of the University’s Enduring Legacy Capstone Campaign, serving as the president of the Oakland University Alumni Association and serving on the Board of Directors of the Oakland University Foundation; Klein has been the recipient of both the Distinguished Alumni Service Award and the OU Alumni Spirit Award. Klein feels it’s important to support students because they will, in turn, give back to the community.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • currently enrolled in the counseling program with a primary interest in substance-abuse counseling, education or treatment
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • financial need may be considered

Award Information:

The George R. and Helen Klein Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to up to two students each Fall and Winter semester. The amount award is approximately $1,000–2,000. Recipients may re-apply for this award in future years.

   Klein Scholarship Award Winner

2017 scholarship recipients Chantelle McChristian and Senna Shehadeh with Dean Jon Margerum-Leys 

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If you would like to help the Klein Memorial Scholarship grow, you can give online or contact the School of Education and Human Services development office at or (248) 370-4233.