Positively OC – Presidential Scholarship



in 2022, Odessa College launched the Positively OC Presidential Scholarship. Ten (10) Positively OC Scholars received a 2 year scholarship for tuition and fees, these scholars are and continue to be the trailblazers for future scholars – establishing benchmarks for campus and community engagement. These scholars play an important role in leveraging social media to share positive messages and content with college stakeholders. Their tweets, posts, snaps and videos blaze the trail for spreading positivity from a student’s lens while promoting the college, our programs and our services. Their involvement in #positivelyOC will impact student success and increase the college going and college completing culture in our region. If you are ready to take the challenge and to make an impact, apply today for the Positively OC Presidential scholarship.


Odessa College President, Dr. Gregory D Williams, is on a mission to spread positivity and has taken to social media to do so. On January 11, 2021, Dr. Williams made a commitment to himself to tweet something to help uplift others every day. This commitment led to a challenge to reach 1000 twitter followers. Since doing so, others have joined this journey by tweeting and following along.

We want to celebrate the milestone of 1,000 twitter followers by awarding 10 Positively OC Presidential Scholarships to Odessa College students. The next milestone, when Dr. Williams account reaches 3,000 and 5,000 followers, Odessa College will increase their commitment to 20 and 30 Positively OC Presidential Scholarships awarded annually. The scholarship will cover 2 semesters of tuition and fees at Odessa College for students who are also committing to make a positive impact in their community and the world. These scholarship recipients will also have access to other Positively OC events such as exclusive leadership workshops and President’s Reception.  
Scholarship Requirements
  • Submit a Positively OC Presidential Scholarship Application
  • Must be in good academic standing with no current suspension or probation
  • Enrolled in Classes at Odessa College Full time for the 2021-2022 School Year
  • Willing to share positivity stories to help change the world and challenge the status quo
Selection Process
  • Students will have their application evaluated by the Positively OC Presidential Scholarship Committee, which is to be made up of a cross-section of Odessa College faculty and staff.  The Committee will meet monthly to discuss upcoming plans for the scholarship recipients.
  • Students will be selected based on the criteria above as well as their ideas and potential to spread positivity throughout the community.
  • We will maintain a total of 10 students will receiving $1,500 scholarship each long semester for a total of 4 semesters. 
  • Leadership Skills and Training
  • Student Employee Placement
  • Graduation Recognition
  • Odessa College Gear

 Examples and Ideas of ways to spread positivity

  • Planning and Executing Random Acts of Kindness
  • Volunteering around the campus and community
  • Participation in spreading positivity through social media


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