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Oakton Community College

Wentcher Scholars Program

Ten students entering Oakton Community College are selected each year to receive the Oakton Wentcher Scholarship valued at up to $3,500 per year. With successful participation, the scholarship is extended for a second year. The Oakton Community College Educational Foundation and the Oakton Community College Office of Student Financial Assistance coordinate the Oakton Wentcher Scholars application on behalf of the Wentcher Foundation.

The Oakton Educational Foundation coordinates the application process for the Oakton Wentcher Scholarship. Applications are now closed. Check this page in spring 2021 for more information about the 2021 scholarship.


  • Open to students entering Oakton Community College in Fall 2020
  • Minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA
  • Minimum 1030 SAT total score (or 20 ACT)
  • Open to all students who are eligible to receive federal financial aid. Applications from US citizens, legal permanent residents, and FAFSA-eligible non-citizens will be considered. If you are not sure about your eligibility status, visit the Federal Student Aid website.
An application, high school transcript, one letter of recommendation, and an essay are required. Criteria for selection are academic merit, character, and financial need.