Recognizing the value and importance of a college education, OCEA offers three $2,000 scholarships to the children or stepchildren of OCEA members (or whose legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is an OCEA member). Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college, university or community college where they intend to enroll.
Further eligibility requirements, selection criteria and applications are available with the application, or call OCEA at (714) 835-3355.
2018 OCEA Scholarship recipients: Megan McCall, Michelle Liu and Sarah Ricker
Megan is currently a student at UC San Diego majoring in aerospace engineering. Her grandfather was a union electrician and later worked as a Business Manager with IBEW. She has other family members involved with IBEW so she has a long family history in labor. Her mom Sherri works in the Assessor’s Office as a Senior Assessment Technician.
Michelle graduated from Capistrano Valley High School and just started at USC majoring in business, accounting and economics. Michelle's dad, Simon, works for the Assessor’s Office, having recently been promoted from a position in Public Works. Her mom, Yan, works in management for the Health Care Agency.
Sarah is currently a student at Santiago Canyon College who plans to transfer to UCLA as she pursues her goal of becoming an attorney. She has a long family legacy of County work. Her great-grandmother retired from the Clerk-Recorders Office, her grandfather was once the OC Law Librarian, and her mom works as a supervisor in SSA in Children & Family Services.