- Research & Experiential Learning
The DeLoach Work Scholarship program enables OSU faculty members to support undergraduates working at tasks that materially enhance their academic training. The work assignment must relate to areas of the student’s academic training and provide a significant learning experience. Tasks relating to instructional, curricular, outreach, or diversity goals of the university or to cooperative student-faculty research ventures are especially encouraged. Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Barton DeLoach endowed the DeLoach Work Scholarship Fund with generous gifts and bequests between 1977 and 1988. Dr. DeLoach was an Oregon State faculty member from 1935 to 1949.
OSU tenured/tenure-track faculty and Senior Instructors are invited to initiate proposals on behalf of named undergraduate students. All University Honors College undergraduates are eligible to participate. Contact the UHC (7-6400) for information.
Requests are awarded on a per-term basis. Applications for multiple term projects and/or projects requiring multiple students will be considered based on project scope and schedule. Scholarship payments will be based on hours of work, up to a maximum of 10 hours per week and paid at a rate of $10.00 per hour through the University Honors College. A maximum of $1000 per student per term can be requested.
A one-page letter from the faculty supervisor naming the student recipient/recipients. The letter should include:
A Request for Proposals goes out to eligible faculty during Spring term for Summer and Fall applications, and during Fall term for Winter and Spring applications. Proposals are typically due by week 6 of the term. Watch for our “Call for Proposals” via e-mail in Spring and Fall terms. Fall/Winter proposals due November 2, 2012; Summer/Fall proposals due May 17th, 2013.
The University Honors College reviews all proposals and makes award decisions based on available funds and according to the above criteria. Work assignments must relate to the student’s academic training. First-time awardees receive higher priority. Expected impact of the proposed work on the University Honors College, its students, and supporting programs will also be considered.
A mandatory training session for DeLoach Scholars is required prior to the beginning of each project.
Student awardees must submit a one-page activity report at the end of each term of work. The report should contain a summary of activities and an assessment of the impact of those activities on the student’s academic program.
Laurel Busse, Administrative Manager
University Honors College