School of Education and Human Services

Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
248 370 3050
sehs@oakland.edu

Dr. and Mrs. Keane

Ms. Irene Demarest
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To request a paper application, email  sehs@oakland.edu or contact the School of Education and Human Service Advising 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.


Scholarship Recipients

2017  Mary McClure 
2016  Mary McClure
2013- 2015  Morgan Anderson

Keane Demarest

Keane/Demarest Endowment for Berkley School District Student Scholarships

The Keane/Demarest Oakland University Endowment for Berkley School District Students, created by Dr. William Keane and his wife Geraldine Keane, benefits incoming freshmen from the Berkley School District. The donors have lived a life dedicated to helping others, particularly through the attainment of a quality education, and would like to help others gain a quality education at Oakland University. 

Throughout his storied career, Dr. Keane served as the superintendent of the Berkley School District, superintendent of the Oakland Intermediate School District, associate professor of educational leadership in the School of Education and Human Services, and interim dean in the School. Mrs. Keane served as a general education and special education teacher in New York and in Clawson Public Schools in Oakland County. 

When asked about creating the Keane/Demarest Endowment, Dr. Keane said, "when Gerry’s sister Irene Demarest passed away over a year ago, we thought about the best way to salute her life. We decided that an endowed scholarship of some magnitude at Oakland University for someone who wanted to be a teacher would be a perfect way to celebrate her life in perpetuity. Directing the scholarship to Oakland University was easy since I had worked at this university for sixteen wonderful years as a teacher, coordinator, department chair and interim dean. We then decided to target the scholarship on someone from the Berkley School District, where I had been fortunate to serve as curriculum director and superintendent for twelve years and where my children had achieved a superior education. This is a district and community where we still live and enjoy many rich memories."

Through the Keane/Demarest Oakland University Endowment for Berkley School District Students, Dr. and Mrs. Keane will support future educators in perpetuity. 

Eligibility Requirements: 
  • a graduate of the Berkley School District
  • a full time undergraduate student planning to major in education
  • have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • maintain a GPA at Oakland University of 3.0 or higher

Award Information: 

The Keane/Demarest Oakland University Endowment for Berkley School District Students award for approximately $9,000 may be renewed for up to four years if the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

Keane Scholarship Award Winner

2017 scholarship recipient Mary McClure with Dr. and Mrs. Keane and Dean Jon Margerum-Leys

 


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If you would like to help the Keane/Demarest Endowment for Berkley School District Students grow, you can give online or contact the School of Education and Human Services development office at sehs@oakland.edu or (248) 370-4233.