Jerry Grier Scholarship

Underlying our commitment is an unwavering belief in the power of education to help children, youth and adults develop their full potential. To unlock opportunities for college-bound students, improve the quality of students’ lives on their pathway to and through college, and boost their odds of success in school, OCIC supports a multi-faceted funding strategy that brings resources to thoughtful interventions at all stages – elementary through college and beyond.

At the heart of our efforts is the Jerry Grier Scholarship program, a $1 million fund created in 2015 that provides up to $10,000 in tuition and performance-based assistance to residents of housing tax credit developments in which OCCH has investment.

Named for Jerry Grier who served on the OCCH Board for many years and who was longtime Area Counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than 60 low-income, first-generation and non-traditional students have received important financial support as they work toward completion of an associates, bachelors, or advanced degree.