OC Creative of DeKalb has launched a new scholarship with the Kishwaukee College Foundation
for students interested in pursuing a career in the creative arts. Students pursuing
graphic design, marketing, advertising, videography, photography, writing or other
creative careers could be eligible for this $500 scholarship.
“Building up DeKalb County should include supporting students and their career aspirations.
Sometimes all it takes is someone to see talent in you for that motivation to kick
in,” said Brian Oster, Creative Director and President of OC Creative. “I can distinctly
remember one teacher in high school providing that for me, and, looking back, I can
see that's when I first started on my creative path. The hope of all the OC team is
to see creativity flourish — in students, in an organization's marketing, and in our
Applicants must be graduates of a high school in the Kishwaukee College district,
have completed 24 credit hours, and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0. Eligible applicants
will also be asked to answer questions regarding career goals and what inspired them
to pursue creative services and the arts. Portfolios of creative work are encouraged.
“The Foundation is excited to be working with Brian and the team at OC Creative to
provide this scholarship opportunity to students at Kish,” commented Dr. Kayte Hamel,
Executive Director of the Kishwaukee College Foundation. “Working with local businesses
to create scholarship opportunities in growing career fields is just one of the many
ways the Foundation and College partners with local businesses to develop and educate
a skilled local workforce.”
Scholarship applications for the OC Creative Scholarship, and other Foundation scholarships,
will continue to be accepted through Wednesday, March 31. Students can apply by visiting
www.kish.edu/kcfscholarships. For more information, contact the Kishwaukee College
Foundation at 815-825-2952 or email@example.com.