School of Education and Human Services

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

Mr. and Mrs. Gough

  Mr. and Mrs. Gough

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To request a paper application, email  or contact the Human Resource Development office at  (248) 370-4182. 

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:
  HRD Advising Office 
  363 Pawley Hall
  Oakland University
  Rochester, MI 48309
  (248) 370- 4182

Scholarship Recipients

2017  Kelsey Tytran 
2016  Sarah Dyson
2015  Sandra Maison
2014  James Vangel
2013  Biljana Ristoski
2012  Carmelita Lathers
2011  Susan Cansiani
2010  Denise Fournier
2009  Jane Owen
          Deborah Slesak
2008  Laurie Crabtree


Barbara and Allen Gough Endowed Scholarship

After raising two children and volunteering in the community, Barbara Gough returned to school to start a new career as a non-traditional student. Barbara brought much to the classroom by offering life experience, insights and the perspective of someone committed to helping others succeed in life. Upon earning her bachelor’s degree from Oakland University in 1992, Barbara went on to earn a master’s degree from Wayne State University.

With her concentration in training and development, Barbara held several key positions in organizations throughout southeastern Michigan. In addition, OU was fortunate enough to have Barbara back on campus working as an instructor in the training and development program in the Department of Organizational Leadership.

Along with her husband, Allen, Barbara continues to make an impact on Oakland’s campus. With their generosity, they have established an endowment to award a scholarship to non-traditional students enrolled in the human resource development program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • undergraduate student majoring in human resource development
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • previously had their studies interrupted for 2 years or more

Award Information:

The Barbara and Allen Gough Endowed Scholarship award is approximately $8,500. Recipients of this award may reapply in future years. 

Examples of Interrupted Studies

Students may have many reasons and examples of interrupted studies. Interruptions may occur in the completion of high school, delay in post-secondary education, or completion of college. To clarify what is meant by “interrupted studies,” see examples below. Please note that this list is not exhaustive:

  • graduating from high school, moving on to the military for two years or more and then enrolling at Oakland University
  • graduating from high school and enrolling in Oakland University at least two years later
  • completing a GED as an adult and continuing on to study at Oakland University
  • completion of an associate’s degree and enrolling at Oakland University two years later
  • beginning undergraduate coursework at a four-year institution, discontinuing studies for two years or more and returning to complete an undergraduate degree at Oakland University

Gough Scholarship Award Winner

2017 scholarship recipient Kelsey Tytran with Allen and Barbara Gough and Associate Dean Michael MacDonald

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If you would like to contribute to the Barbara and Allen Gough Scholarship, you can give online or contact the School of Education and Human Services development office at or (248) 370-4233.