Serve, Earn and Learn (SEAL) Scholarship Program

Apply at Spring SEAL

Applications are  being accepted for Office Assistants in the following areas:

  • Health and Human Services (not open to current nursing students)
  • President’s office & HR
  • Student Services


The Serve,Earn and Learn (SEAL) Scholarship Program offers OCCC students  an opportunity to learn valuable skills through on-campus educational service assignments, combined with scholarship awards.

  • Assignments are for the academic year and typically consist of three terms (Fall, Winter, & Spring).
  • The assignment will not exceed a total of 56 hours per term for a scholarship award of $550 per term.  Students serving fewer hours will receive a pro-rated scholarship award.
  • Each student is assigned a mentor and will work with their mentor each term to establish a service schedule that fits with their class schedule.
  • Students will average 5-7 hours per week and are typically not expected to serve during the first week of the term or during finals week.

SEAL Students may request a specific assignment via the application form.  However, the final assignment will be based on an interview and selection process by the designated mentor.

The College prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law in any area, activity or operation of the College. The College also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy, and interfering with rights or privileges granted under anti-discrimination laws. In addition, the College complies with applicable provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA’), and all local and state civil rights laws. Under this policy, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and participation in the College’s programs, services, and activities will be extended to all persons, and the College will promote equal opportunity and treatment through application of this policy and other College efforts designed for that purpose.

This program is supported by the Barton Family Foundation Serve, Earn, and Learn Scholarship Program endowment fund, created through a generous gift from Bill and JoAnn Barton.

Typical positions include:

Aquarium Science Aide:

Student will learn the skills necessary to assist in the set-up and clean-up of laboratory sessions, monitor water quality parameters for fish tanks, culture feed items for larval fish, clean glassware, and use autoclave to sterilize materials.  The student may also assist with clerical tasks and perform basic research.

Digital Media Studio Assistant:

Student will learn the skills necessary to assist users with resources in the digital media studio and perform additional duties as identified.  Student will work with the public and other students on a regular basis.

Nursing Lab Assistant:

Student will learn the skills necessary to provide care and maintenance of healthcare lab and simulation equipment, maintain lab inventory through stock, restock, and data entry, and additional duties as identified by faculty.

Office Assistant:

Student will learn the skills necessary to assist with clerical tasks, including keyboarding, filing, record/file maintenance and operating office machines (fax, scanner, printer).  Some student/public contact may be required.  Student may be asked to assist with basic research.  Tasks will vary based on assigned area.

Office assistant positions are available in the following areas:

  • Foundation & Marketing
  • Health and Human Services (not open to current nursing students)
  • Library
  • President’s office & HR
  • Student Services

Your College Store Clerk:

Student will learn the requirements of operations for Your College Store.  This may include cashiering operations, food preparation, order fulfillment and inventory management processes for food, gifts, clothing and books.  Student will generally work under the direction of a primary employee; however, should also be able to work independently.  Selected applicant will be required to secure a food handlers card, this can be done online and College will cover the costs.  Prior customer service skills, cashiering experience and knowledge of general computer operations are a plus.  Applicant may be subject to a criminal background check.